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 (marysgreen@hotmail.com) 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 www.vah.com/government/village_board/default.aspx
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: marysgreen@hotmail.com

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gene Kent Jr. on January 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I was wondering if you know the laws regarding backyard chickens for the unincorporated palos heights, cook county area? I have attempted to look into it and it seems that little is known of the real rules regarding this topic.

    Thank you for your time

    Gene Kent

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi, Gene –
      I thought I’d replied to this, but in case I didn’t, here goes. Usually unincorporated areas follow county laws, but please check with the county on that. The Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts have a list of laws and policies posted on their website: http://www.chicagochickens.org/. Look under policies and city chickens.


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