One city official said changing flight paths would just move noise from one neighborhood to another one.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin unveiled the $26 million project Friday morning.
Anthony Hargrove was ordered held on $250,000 bail Wednesday in connection with the new charges.
Anthony Hargrove was charged after returning to an O'Hare terminal to steal additional bags, police said.
Thick fog enveloped the city Thursday causing hundreds of flights to be canceled.
Alexis Prokopchuk of Oakbrook Terrace took the animal on the "L" and abandoned it at O'Hare, police said.
Complaints to an O'Hare Airport noise hotline rose 124 percent from September to November of last year.
Not even last week's frigid temps could stop Sue Kessler from continuing her 14-year running streak.
The herd of 37 goats, llamas, burros and sheep will return to O'Hare Airport in the spring.
This year was an eventful one for the Northwest Side neighborhoods.
Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. sought to address the "injustice" between workers at O'Hare and Midway airports.
Ardell Walker, 23, was caught jumping a fence and running toward a taxiing plane, prosecutors said.
Thomas Richardson, 69, was found in good condition, police said Friday.
The new runway will open Thursday, despite opposition by several Far Northwest Side community groups.
Thomas Richardson, 69, was supposed to board a connecting flight but never got on the plane, police said.
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