Two federally protected Canadian geese have been shot by someone with a crossbow this year near a west suburban park, and one of the birds had to euthanized.
A man who neighbors say was devoted to caring for the swans of a Des Plaines area apartment complex might have paid for that devotion with his life. A Villa Park man drowned in a pond in what witnesses said was a freak accident.
Some neighbors complained recently about sounds resembling gunfire interrupting the silence at the Stickney wastewater treatment plant near Midway International Airport.
The waterfowl that have recently died en masse at the Park District’s McKinley Park, and elsewhere in the Chicago area, were suffering from avian botulism.
Dog walkers are being advised to stay away from a Southwest Side park, after even more dead geese and ducks were found there.
Nearly two dozen dead geese have been found at two Chicago parks this week and officials were trying to figure out what killed them.