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One of two Canada Geese wounded intentionally by arrows in Naperville; one of the birds had to be euthanized. (Naperville Police Dept.)

Protected Canada Geese Shot With Arrows In Naperville

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.

05/18/2012

Anthony Hensley and his wife, Amy. (Credit: Facebook)

Father Of Two Drowns In Pond Near Des Plaines

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.

04/15/2012

Goose Pyrotechnics

Biologist Sets Off Pyrotechnics To Repel Geese Near Midway

Some neighbors complained recently about sounds resembling gunfire interrupting the silence at the Stickney wastewater treatment plant near Midway International Airport.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Officials: Waterfowl In Chicago Parks Died Of Avian Botulism

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.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

More Dead Waterfowl Prompt Warnings At McKinley Park

Dog walkers are being advised to stay away from a Southwest Side park, after even more dead geese and ducks were found there.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly Two Dozen Dead Geese Found At Chicago Parks

Nearly two dozen dead geese have been found at two Chicago parks this week and officials were trying to figure out what killed them.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011