The Bensenville Community Public Library has, over the past three decades, collected a substantial amount of material dealing with the transformation of Douglas Field from a World War II aircraft manufacturing facility into O'Hare International Airport. Contained within this collection are letters, press releases, governmental resolutions, photographs and other historic documents. These materials may help the researcher understand O'Hare’s development into a national transportation center, its impact on the ecology of northern Illinois, and the consequences of various expansion plans on the quality of life in Chicago's western suburbs.
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Materials in this collection are made available by the Bensenville Community Public Library. To request reproductions or inquire about permissions, contact: Bensenville Community Public Library, 200 South Church Road, Bensenville, Illinois 60106, (630) 766-0788. Please cite the item title and collection name.