An artist’s rendering shows the design of an “electric skate” vehicle that the Boring Co. says will whisk passengers to and from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in minutes. [The Boring Co.]

Nearly a year after Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) first demanded a hearing (Or2018-153) on eccentric billionaire Elon Musk’s plan to build an underground express train from downtown to O’Hare Airport, aldermen will get a chance to weigh in on the plan.

Waguespack informed City Clerk Anna Valencia that he would force the full City Council to vote on whether to schedule the hearing Wednesday. In response, Ald. Anthony Beale (9) agreed to hold a Transportation Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Waguespack has called the proposed O’Hare express from Musk’s Boring Co. “fanciful” and criticized Musk’s handling of labor disputes and worker safety issues. Both mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle said they oppose the transit link.

In addition, Waguespack moved to force a vote on R2018-994, which calls for a hearing on the potential impact of Amazon selecting Chicago as its second headquarters. Chicago lost its bid to host another Amazon location – the company chose New York and Arlington, Virginia. Local politicians pushed back on Amazon’s New York plans and the company pulled out. No hearing has been scheduled on the Amazon issue.