Archive for September 12th, 2011

Sept. 17, 2011: Home to Roost at County Fair

Join Home to Roost at Garfield Park Conservatory’s County Fair event!

Saturday, September 17

Hours: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Conservatory Grounds
Cost: $5 admission per person (includes all activities except pony rides; Members and children aged 3 and under are free!

“Celebrate the harvest and healthy communities at one of the Conservatory’s most popular events. This is a family-oriented day with programs and activities for all ages. Discover agricultural traditions, see the best in urban gardening, and enjoy horticultural exhibits and demonstrations. Children’s activities, petting zoo and garden displays highlight the connections between plants, food and American heritage….”

Click to read more…

Naperville Questions Chicken Regulations

Some Naperville residents have questioned the city’s chicken ordinances and are calling for the laws to be revisited. The issues will be reviewed on Sept. 20, 2011.

For more information, read this article from the Naperville Sun Times.

Chicago Alderwoman Lona Lane Digs in Against Chickens

Lona Lane, alderwoman in the 18th ward, thinks chickens are for the birds – and is prepared to pass legislation to ban them from her ward. Although she can identify only one complaint about the birds in her ward, she wants to ban them entirely as disease-carrying pests. She proposes fines of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail for illegal chickens. Read more here.

If you would like to counteract Lane’s efforts, consider inviting her on the Windy City Coop Tour!