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A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill Regulations

A local group that’s been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the Internet.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2013

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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

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Survey To Measure Booming Growth Of Illinois Wine Industry

The Illinois wine industry is growing, and a census of sorts will help vintners realize how much it has grown in the past five years.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

A shopper searches for a Christmas tree. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving Weekend One Of Busiest Times For Christmas Tree Shopping

After the turkey and the shopping comes the Christmas tree. Farms in McHenry County say this is one of their busiest weekends.

11/26/2011

Ground turkey (CBS File Photo)

Tainted Turkey Linked To 7 Salmonella Cases In Illinois

A salmonella outbreak involving ground turkey has hit Illinois and 25 other states. So far, 77 people have become ill, 7 of them in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011