Airplane Noise in Franklin Park
Located just north of Franklin Park, O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the nation. In October of 2013, the airport shifted runway patterns to decrease delays and increase capacity. Many flights are taking new paths and noise complaints in surrounding communities have increased steadily since the reconfiguration. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), "airports are responsible for their noise impact on the communities they occupy. These noise impacts include noise from arrivals and departures, as well as noise from aircraft in a flight path within the immediate vicinity of the airport." The Village of Franklin Park is actively working to identify ways to address the concerns of its residents.
City of Chicago Department of Aviation
Residents of Franklin Park should file complaints about aircraft noise, low-flying aircraft, frequency of flight operations or vibration of structures to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Please note the date, time, flight path, aircraft type, and impact. Include your address and contact information.
O'Hare Noise Complaint Hotline: (800)435-9569
This number provides access to the City's 311 system for suburban communities. Remain on the line for an available agent.
City of Chicago Aircraft Noise Complaint Webpage
This webpage allows complaints to be entered directly online through the City's 311 system.
O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC)
The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) is dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare International Airport. It was established in 1996 to begin constructive dialogues on aircraft noise issues with the goal of reducing the noise. The organization's membership includes Cook County, 16 school districts and 30 municipalities, including the Village of Franklin Park. The ONCC website offers a variety of information related to aircraft noise issues and a schedule of future meetings.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The Aviation Administration has developed a variety of programs aimed at increasing the understanding of noise impacts, identifying solutions to reduce those impacts, and educating the public on the issues and our ongoing efforts. The FAA website provides information related to aircraft noise issues, including links to educational materials and publications on noise projects and research.
FAA Aircraft Noise Issues Webpage