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Bensenville Demolition Begins

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 24, 2010 6:20PM

Photo by Paul Petrowsky

After years of legal battles, the demolition of several hundred homes in suburban Bensenville is slated to start today to make way for a new runway at O'Hare. The village agreed last fall to end the fight in exchange for $16 million plus an additional $20 million more from the City of Chicago to insulate homes and schools from noise pollution caused by the planes flying in and out of O'Hare. But even as one part of the Bensenville battle is over, another - over St. Johannes Cemetery - is still ongoing.