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CHICAGO -- Some neighbors of O'Hare Airport met with Mayor Emanuel Wednesday about noise around the airport, but they were not happy with the results.

The group voiced its complaints about the jet noise they've endured since the City of Chicago changed the take-off and landing patterns at O'Hare.

Hundreds of flights, now pass over Jefferson Park, North Park, Edgebrook, Norwood Park and Edison park.

Those neighborhoods were spared most of the jet noise under the previous runway alignment.

They want  the mayor to make immediate changes to relieve the noise.

Neighbor Colleen Mulcrane came away disappointed,  saying no promises were made.

But City Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans said the city has proposed rotating use of the runways at night to offer short-term relief.

 

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