Archive for January 9th, 2013

22 Jan., 2013: Support Arlington Heights’ Chicken Movement

Join Mary Green and Matt Scallon on Tues., January 22nd at 8pm as they go before the Village Board of Trustees to request permission to keep backyard chickens.

They need as many supporters as possible to attend the meeting on the 3rd floor of Village Hall (33 S. Arlington Heights Road). Matt and Mary will both be speaking, and it would be great if a few residents could also speak in support of allowing backyard chickens in Arlington Heights. You can sign up that night before the meeting starts.

If you’re not inclined toward public speaking, you can write a short message in support of their efforts. Contact Mary ( for a list of the benefits and misconceptions around backyard chickens you can use in your letter.

Some local media are:

You can also contact individual trustees through email addresses listed at
Green and Scallon are particularly focused on getting “yes” votes from Trustees Glasgow, Scaletta, Breyer, and Farwell, as well as from Mayor Mulder.

They’ll be presenting approximately 200 signatures; if you have any petitions with signatures, please return them to Mary asap!
Contact Mary for a form if you would like to solicit more signatures before the meeting: