Rep. Lipinski Announces New Federal Funding for Soundproofing of Homes around Midway Airport

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Rep. Lipinski Announces New Federal Funding for Soundproofing of Homes around Midway Airport

By Ray Hanania

, member of the United States House of Represe...

Congressman Dan Lipinski (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has secured a $10 million grant to help improve noise mitigation in homes around Midway Airport, the congressman’s office announced Monday.

The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will provide sound insulation for 364 homes, improving the quality of life for almost one thousand people, Lipinski said.

“Midway Airport is a well-run, economic engine in the region, serving millions of passengers a year and nearby communities,” said Rep Lipinski.  “While the airport is a boon for area residents, having grown up less than a mile from Midway I know that issues such as airplane noise are a downside.  That is why I am happy to help bring more federal funding for soundproofing area homes.”

Congressman Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.

“Whether it’s finding dollars to rebuild and add safety devices to runways, helping to bring additional service to places such as our nation’s capital, fighting to prevent overnight tower closures, or working for more soundproofing in the surrounding neighborhoods, I will continue to strive to make Midway better for everyone,” stated Lipinski.

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Ray Hanania

Blogger, Columnist at Illinois News Network Online
Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network online news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley).

In 1976, he was hired by the Chicago community newspaper The Southtown Economist (Daily Southtown) and in 1985 was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times and covered Chicago City Hall for both. In 1993, he launched the “The Villager” Newspapers which covered 12 Southwest Chicagoland suburban regions. He hosted a live weekend Radio Show on WLS AM radio from 1980 through 1991, and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM and shows on WSBC AM in Chicago and WNZK AM in Detroit.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

Hanania’s writings have been published in newspapers around the world. He currently is syndicated through Creators Syndicate and his column is feature every Sunday in the Saudi Gazette in Saudi Arabia. He has written for the Jerusalem Post,, Newsday in New York, the Orlando Sentinel, the Houston Chronicle, The Daily Star, the News of the World, the Daily Yomimuri in Tokyo, Chicago Magazine, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, and Aramco Magazine. His Chicagoland political columns are published in the Southwest News-Herald and Des Plaines Valley News on several Chicagoland blogs including the and

Hanania is the President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media and public affairs consulting which has clients in Illinois, Florida, Michigan and Washington D.C.

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