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A protest outside Alderman Jim Cappleman's Uptown office. (Credit: CBS)

Protest Held Outside Ald. Cappelman’s Office

First it was pigeons and then, the homeless. Hundreds of protestors in uptown are angry at the alderman there over what they say are decisions that don’t respect his constituents, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

03/06/2013

Animal rights group stage a protest outside the office of Ald. James Cappleman (46th), urging him to find more humane methods of getting rid of pigeons in his ward. Cappleman helped arrange for an Indiana farmer to capture dozens of pigeons in nets, and take them to Indiana, where the farmer used them for sport shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Want Cappleman To Put An End To Pigeon-Nappings

The pigeon war in Uptown continued raging on Friday, with some of the combatants refusing to give up.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Pigeon-Napper Identified, But Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Mystery solved. We now know who hauled off dozens of pigeons from the Uptown neighborhood to northwestern Indiana, and why he did it.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

Ald. James Cappleman cut short an interview with CBS 2 when asked about pigeon-nappings in his ward. (CBS)

Alderman Flies The Coop When Pressed About Pigeon Deportations To Indiana

Reached in person Thursday, Ald. James Cappleman tried to steer the conversation to other problems in his ward. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/17/2013

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

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Chicago Isn’t Chicago Without The Pigeons

Chicago without pigeons is like Chicago without the lakefront, or the lions at the Art Institute, or the Cubs, or City Hall.

01/15/2013

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

Scores of pigeons swarm to pick up potato chip crumbs outside the Wilson stop on the CTA Red Line. (Credit: CBS)

Uptown Alderman Wants To Make It A Crime To Feed Pigeons

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) has introduced an ordinance that would significantly increase the penalties for feeding pigeons – making it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

CBS 2–12/13/2012

A pigeon hangs out in Oak Park. The birds are leaving a lot of feces behind. (CBS)

Oak Park Won’t Be Euthanizing Pigeons After All

The Village of Oak Park has decided against a proposal to kill pigeons roosting under the Marion Street Metra train viaduct near the downtown shopping district.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

A pigeon hangs out in Oak Park. The birds are leaving a lot of feces behind. (CBS)

Oak Park Village Board To Weigh In On Euthanizing Pigeons

Oak Park is set to move ahead with discussion of euthanizing pigeons at a village board meeting Monday.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

A pigeon hangs out in Oak Park. The birds are leaving a lot of feces behind. (CBS)

Some Think Euthanizing Messy Pigeons In Oak Park Excessive

The pigeon-poop problem has gotten so bad in Oak Park village trustees proposed a measure Monday night that would allow for the birds to be humanely euthanized.

05/24/2012

Ald. James Cappleman

Uptown ‘Pigeon Lady’ Charged With Shoving Ald. Cappleman Over Breadcrumbs

A 5-foot 2-inch, 110-pound Uptown neighborhood woman is charged with shoving Ald. James Cappleman (46th) after he cleared away the breadcrumbs she had spread for pigeons.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

'L' Stop Pigeons

Pigeons Crowd Under Heat Lamps At ‘L’ Stops

Commuters are calling it everything from cute to disgusting – dozens of pigeons warming themselves under the heating lamps at Loop ‘L’ stops.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

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Uptown Blog: Too Many Pigeons Near Red Line Tracks

An Uptown neighborhood news blog is calling on someone to do something about the “hordes” of pigeons that are congregating near the Red Line ‘L’ tracks just north of the Wilson stop.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011