Additional Resources

​​​DISTANCES FROM MIDWAY

Click here to see an exhibit depicting distances from Midway.

INTERFERENCE OF RADIO, TELEVISION, AND TELEPHONE SIGNALS

Click here to see a consumer guide written by the Federal Communications Commission regarding the interference of radio, television, telephone signals.

MIDWAY NOISE COMPATIBILITY COMMISSION

On February 7, 1996, Chicago created the Midway Noise Compatibility Commission (MNCC) as a policy-making group to oversee noise management efforts around Chicago Midway International Airport (Midway); the MNCC met for the first time on June 13, 1996. The MNCC participates in the planning of noise mitigation projects to be implemented in the Midway area; oversees an effective and impartial noise monitoring system; and advises the City of Chicago on Midway-related noise issues. The MNCC is comprised of representatives of communities located within the Midway area. This means that decisions about how noise reduction money is spent will reflect the concerns of the communities that are most affected by aircraft noise.

The MNCC makes recommendations to the City of Chicago regarding noise reduction programs at Midway such as the Fly Quiet Program, the Sound Insulation Programs, and the Airport Noise Management System (ANMS). The MNCC has hosted more than 80 public meetings regarding aircraft noise around Midway since its inception in 1996. At these meetings the MNCC discusses progress with the sound insulation programs and reviews the quarterly ANMS report. The ANMS report consists of runway use reports, airline and aircraft fleet mix reports, aircraft noise reports, and aircraft noise complaints.

Commission Meeting Schedule for 2017

  • January 26, 2017
  • April 27, 2017
  • July 27, 2017
  • October 26, 2017

Commission Meetings

January 24, 2013, Regular/Annual Meeting Agenda, Minutes
February 28, 2013, Committee Meeting, Executive Agenda, Minutes
April 2, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda, Minutes
April 25, 2013, Regular Meeting Agenda, Minutes
July 25, 2013, Regular Meeting Agenda, Minutes
October 22, 2013, Committee Meeting, Residential   AgendaMinutes
October 24, 2013, Regular Meeting Agenda​, Minutes
January 23, 2014, Regular/Annual Meeting Agenda, Minutes​
April 24, 2014, Regular Meeting Agenda​, Minutes
July 24, 2014, Regul​ar Meeting Agenda, Minutes
October 23, 2014, Regul​ar Meeting Agenda, Minutes​
January 22, 2015, Regular/Annual Meeting Agenda​Minutes​
April 23, 2015, Regular Meeting Agenda, Minutes​
July​ 23, 2015, Regular Meeting Age​nda​, Minutes​
October 22, 2015, Regular Meeting Agenda​, Minutes​
January 28, 2016, Regular/Annual Meeting Agenda​, Minutes
April 28, 2016, Regular Meeting Agenda​, Minutes​
July 26, 2016,Committee Meeting, Executive Agenda, Minutes
July 28, 2016 Regular Meeting Agenda, Minutes​
October 27, 2016 Regular Meeting Agenda​, Minutes
January 23, 2017 Committee Meeting, Residential Agenda, Minutes
January 26, 2017 Regular/Annual Meeting Agenda​, Minutes


Commission Membership

Since 1996, the MNCC’s membership has grown to include Chicago wards surrounding Midway, suburban municipalities, and Cook County as follows:

City of Chicago Appointees

• Representing Chicago Ward 13: Gail Conwell, Nance Dulaj, Joseph Loduca, Kenneth Pannaralla
• Representing Chicago Ward 14: Thomas Baliga, Christopher Koczwara, Stanley Lihosit
• Representing Chicago Ward 23: Felix Kaczynski
• Representing Chicago Department of Aviation: Commissioner Ginger S. Evans

Board of Commissioners of Cook County

• Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Frank Damato, Designee)

Suburban Mayors

• Bedford Park – David Brady (Larry Gryczewski, Designee)
• Bridgeview – Steven Landek (Trustee Norma Pinion, Designee)
• Burbank – Harry Klein
• Cicero – Larry Dominick (Jose Alvarez, Designee)
• Forest View – Richard Grenvich (Mark Masciola, Designee)
• Lyons – Christopher Getty (Thomas Sheahan, Designee)
• Stickney – Deborah Morelli (Trustee Mitchell Milenkovic, Designee)
• Summit – Sergio Rodriguez

pictures of commission membership 


COMMUNITY OUTREACH VEHICLE

The CDA and the ONCC disseminate a variety of information related to aircraft noise issues through its community outreach programs. Some of that information is aboard the CDA Community Outreach Vehicle (COV).

The COV is available to travel to community events and schools throughout the year. There are video presentations and computer demonstrations aboard the COV that explain, among other things, the Airport Noise Management System​ and noise footprints of different types of aircraft. The COV is also used as a learning tool. It is available to travel to schools located within the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs to discuss noise management and career possibilities in the aviation industry.

The COV is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and is equipped with an ADA-compliant automatic hydraulic wheelchair lift.

Anyone interested in having the COV visit a village hall, community event, or school should contact the Chicago Department of Aviation at 773-686-3563.

 

FINAL MIDWAY AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURAL CHANGES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

In order to enhance safety, improve efficiency of aircraft operations, and accommodate future air travel needs in the Chicago Midway airspace, in early 2013 the FAA proposed implementation of new flight procedures, using advanced technologies that are in line with the FAA's NextGen goals. The Next Generation Air Transportation System, commonly known as NextGen, is the FAA's plan to modernize the National Airspace System by replacing ground-based radar systems with space-based satellite systems to allow aircraft to fly routes that are more direct. The FAA prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess the proposed Midway air traffic procedural changes due to their potential to cause significant environmental impacts. The new flights procedures were environmentally approved in June 2013. The EA, its appendices, and the FAA's decision document (called a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD)) are available below.
Final Midway Air Traffic Procedural Changes EA, May 24, 2013 (188 pages, 39 MB)

Final Midway Air Traffic Procedural Changes EA Appendices, May 24, 2013 (434 pages, 32 MB)
Final Midway Air Traffic Procedural Changes FONSI/ROD, June 26, 2013 (34 pages, 9.9 MB)


FINAL MIDWAY PART 150 STUDY UPDATE

In 1992 the CDA submitted a Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study, which the FAA approved in 1993. A Part 150 study is an airport's balanced, cost-effective, and FAA-approved plan to reduce​ current aircraft noise impacts over noise-sensitive land uses, and where practical, to limit the potential for future noise impacts. In early 2013 the CDA completed an update to its Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study. The entire Part 150 Study Update with appendices and the FAA's decision document (called a Record of Approval (ROA)) is available below.
Final Midway Part 150 Study Update, June 2013 (679 pages, 95 MB)​


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