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Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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By Michelle Relerford

Alderman Wants To Make Feeding Pigeons Illegal in Chicago

Alderman Wants To Make Feeding Pigeons Illegal in Chicago

Whatever you do, don't feed the pigeons. That's how Chicago Ald. James Cappleman (46th) feels after encountering hundreds of birds in his Uptown neighborhood with droppings to match. Read »

Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Emanuel Tries to Clear Out Pigeons Occupying Daley Plaza

Emanuel Tries to Clear Out Pigeons Occupying Daley Plaza

Satire alert: the mayor asks birds to leave Daley Plaza before the G-8 Summit, is surprised to learn that flock has no leader, and that 1 percent of pigeons own only 1 percent of nests. Read »

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