Chicago and Bensenville on Monday announced a $16 million settlement that ends opposition to the city’s $8 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport.
The agreement allows the city to acquire and demolish properties in the village. Under the pact, the village will drop its court case challenging the acquisition of properties and their demolition and a portion of the land will be annexed to the city. The village had challenged the demolition, winning court delays over environmental issues. The city will pay the village $16 million.