FAiR Coalition, moving and growing

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ACTION ALERT!!!!

FAiR members and supporters must continue to be relentless and demand nothing less than the real and immediate solutions that will make their daily lives better, both right away and in the future.
 
Please do three things in the next ten days:
1. Call and email Commissioner Evans (773-686-8060
TELL them you are counting on each of them to present solutions that will give you more uninterrupted sleep, reclaim your yards and parks, let you enjoy more hours of quiet inside and outside your home, and breathe cleaner air. It will be their legacy that they listened to the citizens for whom they are responsible and changed things for the better, OR that they sacrificed the health of real people, quality of life of real people, sleep of real people, and stability of real neighborhoods and communities to airport and airline interests.
2. Call and email Governor Rauner–even if you already have–to urge his signature on SB 636. The diagonals are KEY to exploring all options for solutions, and need to remain for as long as it takes to explore those options. SB 636 will allow them to remain even with the new runway in October.
      Phone: 217-782-6130  OR 312-814-2121
3. Call your Congressional Representative’s district office and demand that the FAA be at the table for the last Community Conversation–so they can speak DIRECTLY to the solutions presented and the safety concerns raised by CDA. If the FAA is essential to CDA’s explanation of the safety considerations, they MUST be in the conversation to explain directly to the citizens about how those influence CDA’s proposed solutions.
THANK YOU for being in this together, and we truly are better and more powerful together.

 

The FAiR Leadership Team


WAY TO GO, FAiR!!! WE NOW HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE!

The meeting packets we produced for the FAiR community conversations can be found here!

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Review the MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING with the City of Chicago and the members of the 99th General Assembly HERE

SB636 HAS PASSED BOTH CHAMBERS OF THE IL LEGISLATURE AND IS ON IT’S ON THE GOVERNORS DESK!!

 

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FAiR & City/Suburban Summer Festivals

Last summer, FAiR had tables at a few community summer festivals and it proved to be a success. It was both enjoyable for FAiR members manning the tables and for getting the word out on FAiR, as well as attracting new members to FAiR.

This summer, we hope to participate in even more community summer fests, in the city and the suburbs. If your city community or suburb is having a fest this summer, and you would like to help get the ball rolling on FAiR being a part of it, please contact info@fairchicago.org

These summer festivals are a great way to help keep FAiR growing stronger.


FAiR’s NEW 1-CLICK NOISE COMPLAINT APP IS HERE!!!

File your noise complaints to Chicago’s 311 site quickly and efficiently with our new app! Works great from your computer, tablet or mobile phone!

See a detailed instruction video on how to use the app HERE.

Read our press release HERE


Would you like to get more involved with FAiR? Consider joining one of our teams!

Click on “CONTACT US” or “JOIN FAiR” to see a list of teams. Get involved!

We are currently looking for a team leader on the Legal/Legislative team and members for the NEW Health Concerns team.


FAiR Merchandise is HERE!!

Clothing (and other items) with artwork by children to raise awareness of FAiR and the issues of increased noise and air pollution surrounding Chicago airports.

NOTE: These products are sold through the hard work of FAIR Coalition volunteers. FAiR does not provide nor receive funds from the products. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Below are the artwork designs you may choose from on T-shirts, hoodies, Jackets, bags, etc.

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this design also available as a CAR MAGNET

 


Check out FAiR’s new anthem!!


Yard signs are in! Contact us to order yours today!

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Who are we?

Increase in O’Hare airplane noise and pollution and you, the citizen

We invite you to join the Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition, a citizen-led initiative that gathers democratically. We are a rapidly growing coalition of citizens and civics on Chicago’s NW side and near NW suburbs.

What is FAiR about?

FAiR seeks a real voice at O’Hare to secure an equitable distribution of takeoffs and landings, day and night, east and west, and using all existing runways including the diagonals. FAiR is the leading voice for residents on this issue.

What does FAiR believe?

It is our Coalition’s experience that citizens and civic organizations concerned about the severe impact on our communities from increased noise and air pollution occurring as a result of the new October 2013 runway configurations have not had a real seat at the table in the development and implementation of how O’Hare takeoff and landing patterns were designed. FAiR supports the economic engine that is O’Hare, but we believe that as our neighbor, the airport must work with the community to determine when and where those engines fly over our homes, yards, schools, parks and businesses. FAiR’s desire is to obtain acceptable solutions to community concerns as well as future plans so they do not become an issue. To date, that conversation with communities has been non-existent, with the unfortunate viewpoint given that the communities will simply have to live with the consequences resulting from October 2013 and O’Hare Modernization Plan (OMP) changes yet to come. The FAiR Coalition seeks to replace that antiquated institutional practice so common in Chicago and Cook County with a democratic approach involving a modern assessment of the risks and rewards for both O’Hare AND our communities. FAiR’s goal is a better future founded upon a real voice for communities and solutions arising out of collaboration between the citizenry and our government. Solutions to these types of challenges are not solely technical in nature but are more importantly democratic in substance.

What can you do?

As a neighbor, resident and fellow citizen, We ask you to Join FAiR. Then…

  • Sign our online petition
  • Report noise complaints
  • Contact your elected officials
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Put up a FAiR yard sign
  • Tell your neighbors about how our democracy has been imperiled
  • Become active with FAiR in your community

All of this can be done via this website, click on the buttons to your right or contact us for more information.