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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: Oct 27th – Nov 2nd

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of October 27th- November 2nd.

10/27/2014

A septic company has been dumping raw sewage on this farm in Osceola, Indiana, for nine years -- with state permission. (Credit: WSBT-TV)

Officials Investigate Firm Dumping Human Waste On NW Indiana Farm

Environmental regulators and public health officials have begun investigating a septic company that has dumped raw sewage on a farm in northwest Indiana for nearly a decade.

06/27/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Animals Seized From Hampshire Farm To Be Put Up For Adoption

A Kane County judge has decided Stacy Fiebelkorn automatically forfeited her 30 horses, donkeys, and other animals; because she didn’t pay for their upkeep.

04/08/2014

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Petting Zoo Owner Fighting To Get Back Confiscated Animals

An Elgin woman is trying to keep Kane County from taking ownership of dozens of her farm animals, after they were seized due to evidence of neglect.

03/20/2014

Volunteers carry goats to an animal trailer at a west suburban farm, as part of an effort to take more than 80 animals to new homes, after their owner was charged with animal cruelty. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Neglected Animals Rescued From West Suburban Farm

Animal control officials and volunteers were visiting a west suburban farm on Tuesday to remove dozens of animals that allegedly were being mistreated.

03/11/2014

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Indiana Officials Probe Why Pigeons Brought From Chicago To Indiana Farm

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has launched a criminal investigation into allegations pigeons have been scooped up in Chicago, and improperly transported to Indiana.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Was Deporting Uptown Pigeons To Indiana Legal?

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) arranged for 60 to 70 pigeons to be captured in the Uptown neighborhood, in the 4700 block of North Broadway Avenue, then taken to a farm in Indiana.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

Crops are suffering in Illinois under this summer's dry conditions. (CBS)

Outlook Worsens For Illinois Crops

Barring the arrival of rain — and lots of it — the state’s crops are likely to come in at greatly reduced levels this year, hiking prices for consumers.

07/09/2012

Farmers in Will County are worried that continued hot weather and no rain will greatly reduce crop yield. (CBS)

Farmers: Drought Disaster Looms For Crops

Farmers have their eyes on the end of the week, when temperatures could hit triple digits. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/25/2012

Meet one of the residents of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. The school has a barn stocked with farm animals. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Ag High School In Urban Setting

The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is a little bit of the country on the city’s Far South Side. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

04/13/2012

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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.

07/29/2011

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Girls Electrocuted While De-Tasseling Corn In Northwest Illinois

Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of two 14-year-old girls, who were electrocuted in a wet field while de-tasseling corn in northwestern Illinois Monday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

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Weekend Family Fun Guide

With temperatures swinging wildly from 40 to 90 over the past week, it’s been challenging to plan for family activities – not to mention what to wear! Now that this weekend may finally start to […]

05/20/2011