Interviews and References


Murray, Thomas.  Local resident and artistic director of a theater company that produced a play about the relocation of Saint Johannes Cemetery in Bensenville.  Telephone interview.  January 31, 2013.

Pruyn, Jeff.  Mayor of neighboring town of Itasca, Illinois.  Telephone interview.  October 18, 2012.

Soskin, Barry.  Bensenville business and building owner who was displaced during Bensenville eminent domain taking.  Telephone interview.  March 12, 2013



Chicago Tribune.  1956. “Council Votes to Add O’Hare Field to City.”  March 29. Accessed March 12, 2016.

Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.  N.D.  “What we’ve done” from Website.  Accessed March 12, 2016.

DailyHeraldClips.  2010.  “O’Hare expansion demolition begins in Bensenville.” YouTube video clip. March 24.  Accessed March 13, 2016.

DesPlaines History Center.  Circa 1944.  Photograph.  “View of Douglas Aircraft Company Chicago plant.”  Accessed March 16, 2016.

Hilkevitch, Jon.  2009. “Bensenville accepts $16 million to stop fighting O’Hare expansion,” Chicago Tribune.  November 17. Accessed March 16, 2016.

Hilkevitch, Jon.  2015. “Bensenville residents sue over O’Hare noise,” Chicago Tribune.  October 1, 2015. Accessed March 16, 2016.

Johnson, Geoffrey.  2009. “Dead Reckoning,” Chicago Magazine.  October 5. Accessed March 16, 2016.  Accessed March 12, 2016.

Joravsky, Ben.  2008.  “The Dead Zone: The Mayor’s biggest power play yet – the acquisition of Bensenville—may soon be a fait accompli,”  Chicago Reader.  July 3.  Accessed March 6, 2016.

Klobucar, David.  2013.  Photograph. “Working overnight, construction crews used backhoes to tear up large sections of the runway at Meigs Field in Chicago, effectively shutting down the lakefront airport.”  Chicago Tribune.  March 31.  Accessed March 13, 2016.

Petchenik, Ian. 2014a. “The Fascinating History Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport: 1920-1960.”  Airways News.  April 7.  Accessed March 10, 2016.

Petchenik, Ian. 2014b. “The Fascinating History Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport: 2000 to Present,”  Airways News.  April 21.  Accessed March 12, 2016.

Placek, Christopher. 2012. “Dispute over cemetery land for runway comes to an end.” Daily Herald.  December 28. Accessed March 12, 2016. 

Reid, Kerry.  2012. “Remembrance versus O’Hare runways in ‘Over My Dead Body,’” Chicago Tribune.  December 12. Accessed March 16, 2016.

Seligman, Amanda. 2008. “O’Hare,” in Ann Durkin Keating, Ed., Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pp 247-248.

Thompson, George.  2009.  Chicago Tribune Photograph in Geoffrey Johnson, “Dead Reckoning,” Chicago Magazine.  October 5, 2009.  Accessed March 12, 2016.

Trinkley, Michael, Debi Hacker, and Nicole Southerland.  2009. Removal of Four Burials from St. Johannes Cemetery, Bensenville, Illinois.  Columbia, SC: Chicora Foundation.

U.S. Census Bureau.  Website.

Waltzing Mechanic Theater.  2012.  Over My Dead Body.  Play adapted from original interviews by Thomas Murray and the Waltzing Mechanics. 

Waltzing Mechanics Theater. N.D.  Website.  Accessed March 16, 2016.