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Firefighters rescue several dogs from a burning building in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Dogs Rescued From Jefferson Park Fire Doing Better

“They seem pretty happy right now,” said veterinarian Dr. Andy Orals. “We’re all getting kind of attached to them.”

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.

10/31/2012

These birds are among the more than 350 rescued from the home of a hoarder in Aurora. The birds are being cared for at a Villa Park storefront by volunteers from the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Bird Club Caring For Hundreds Of Birds Rescued From Aurora Hoarder’s House

Hundreds of birds that had been flying free in a trash-strewn townhome in Aurora were in a new home on Saturday.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

Crews in hazmat suits clear the Aurora townhome of an owner who kept more than 300 live birds. Dozens more birds -- dead -- were also found. (CBS)

Aurora Removes 325 Live Birds, 125 Dead Birds From Hoarder’s Home

Contract workers hired by the city of Aurora removed nearly more than 300 birds from the home of a hoarder in Aurora, after he failed to remove them by a Friday morning deadline.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2012

David Skeberdis, 57, checks a cage of birds he removed from his house in Aurora. Officials estimated there are 300 birds inside his home, which has been declared a nuisance due to high mold levels from the bird feces and piles of trash inside. (Credit: CBS)

Clock Ticking For Hoarder To Remove Birds From Home Before City Does It For Him

An Aurora homeowner has been working all night, racing the clock to clean up his home, after local officials declared it a nuisance because of the huge mess inside, when they found as many as 300 birds flying around inside the home.

10/25/2012

Chicago police say a man found dead in this Bridgeport house was a hoarder, and they had trouble getting into the home to check on him, because of the stacks of papers and other items inside. (Credit: CBS)

Autopsy Planned For Hoarder Found Dead In Bridgeport Home

An autopsy will be performed Monday on a 60-year-old Bridgeport neighborhood man whose body was found just outside his front door over the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–07/30/2012

Chicago police say a man found dead in this Bridgeport house was a hoarder, and they had trouble getting into the home to check on him, because of the stacks of papers and other items inside. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Hoarder Found Dead In Bridgeport Home

A 60-year-old Bridgeport man was found dead this morning at his own front door. Police say the man was a hoarder.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

Margareta Scheibe, 72, was found dead under a pile of garbage in her home in southwest suburban Worth on Feb. 15, 2012. (Credit: Southtown Star)

Woman Found Dead Under Mound Of Trash In Worth Home

For two weeks, the body of a 72-year-old woman from southwest suburban Worth lay beneath a foot of debris in the basement of her home.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

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Hoarder’s House Auctioned For $35,000 In Schaumburg

The foreclosed home of a reported hoarder in Schaumburg has been sold at auction.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Woman’s Body Found In Squalid West Rogers Park Home

The body of an 80-year-old woman was found decomposed in a squalid West Rogers Park neighborhood apartment Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

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Hometown Hoarder’s House Deemed Biohazard

Police are calling a southwest suburban Hometown house filled with papers and other trash a “biohazard” after a man they described as a hoarder was removed from the residence last week.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010