Chicago has reached a settlement with St. John United Church of Christ that includes a $1.3 million payment for church land that had housed a cemetery moved to make way for a new runway at O'Hare International Airport, according to published reports.

The settlement ends a five-year battle between the city and church, which fought the city's efforts to acquire the land through eminent domain and relocate St. John's cemetery in Bensenville. The cemetery was located on a five-acre property owned by the church which was in the path of a planned runway under the city's ongoing $8 billion partly bond-financed expansion of O'Hare.

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