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  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol.
  • Aviation chief: O'Hare noise problems won't go away

    Aviation chief: O'Hare noise problems won't go away
    Aldermen pressing for a firm commitment from the city to reduce noise from jets at O'Hare International Airport were told Friday by the outgoing aviation commissioner that "airplanes do create noise." Regarding the record number of O'Hare noise...

    Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place

    Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place
    Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...

    City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago

    City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago
    The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare International Airport by installing more noise monitors in Chicago and several suburbs, officials are expected...

    O'Hare jet-noise fight gets 'symbolic' nudge from county official

    O'Hare jet-noise fight gets 'symbolic' nudge from county official
    A Cook County commissioner plans to propose a resolution Wednesday calling for a mandatory “fly-quiet” program during overnight hours at O’Hare International Airport to address increasing jet noise from a new runway layout. O’...