Bensenville has been buying houses in the area and intends to drag out the emminant domain process. Remember that Bensenville is in DuPage County, and all the judges in DuPage are Republican.
The Village actually got a court order barring the City from discussing the purchase of houses with owners, although I think that order was tied to the FAA approval.
Eventually, the City will win, but the City has the new runway scheduled to open in late '07 or early '08. Between suing the FAA and stalling the eminant domain cases, this could several years to the process.
What gripes me is that I can drive to ORD
in 25 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Peotone is 90 minutes with no traffic, and well over 2 hours in rush hour.