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An Army of Volunteers Is Trying to Control Chicago's Feral Cat Population. It Looks Like It's Working.
Offbeat  (tags: feral cats, Chicago, volunteers, TNR )

- 79 days ago -
The number of strays coming into the city's animal shelter has fallen dramatically. Some caretakers say their colonies are shrinking. And a research paper that looked at a decade-long TNR effort in Humboldt Park concluded it cut the neighborhood's feral
10 Facts About Saint Patrick's Day
Offbeat  (tags: Saint Patrick, Saint Patricks Day, Irish, Ireland, Boston, Chicago, Savannah, New York City, San Francisco, americans, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

- 491 days ago -
St. PatrickâEUR(TM)s Day is the one day of the year where everyone is a tiny bit Irish. In fact, almost 12% of Americans claim Irish ancestry. Fact: I have 25% Irish ancestry. Here are some facts and good reasons to wear green tomorrow.
Laquan McDonald Case: Obama 'Disturbed' By Dashcam Video
Offbeat  (tags: Dashcam video, Disturbing, President, Chicago, USA )

- 1328 days ago -
President Barack Obama has said he is "deeply disturbed" by a police video that shows a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times in Chicago.
Cruise the River, Help Shelter Cats
Offbeat  (tags: shelter cats, cruise, Chicago )

- 1544 days ago -
Chicago's First Lady and the Chicago Architecture Foundation have donated an Architecture River Cruise to benefit Tree House. Along with the 90-minute narrated cruise, guests will get complimentary snacks, drinks will be available for purchase, and pet
Seven Dogs Stolen in Chicago Carjacking Reunited With Owners
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, dogs reunited with owners, chicago )

- 1611 days ago -
Seven dogs police say were nabbed at gunpoint while in the back of a doggy day care van in Chicago were reunited with their owners Thursday, nearly 24 hours after their dog-gone theft.
Man Charged After Trying to Save Dog From Burning Home
Offbeat  (tags: Chicago, man, charged, two felonies, two misdemeanors, dog, fire )

- 1657 days ago -
A Chicago man has been charged with aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer after he tried to save his dog from his burning home Friday night. The incident left his dog dead and three firefighters injured. Charged with two felonies,
Chicago Train Crash Driver Who 'Fell Asleep' Is Sacked
Offbeat  (tags: Train, De-railment, Chicago, USA )

- 1932 days ago -
A Chicago train operator, whose train derailed last month when she dozed off, has been sacked, officials say.
Runaway Dog Snarls Up Highway Traffic For Five Miles (Video)
Offbeat  (tags: runaway dog, wgn, chicago, traffic, goodnews, video )

- 2569 days ago -
A runaway dog ran for nearly five miles along a Chicago highway, snarling traffic as onlookers got out of their cars to try and catch it.
Let Loose the Coyotes? Chicago Embraces Rat-Hunting Predators
Offbeat  (tags: coyote, set free, chicago, animal control, rat hunting predators, neighbours )

- 3168 days ago -
The coyote to the right was caught on video running loose in the middle of Chicago at 3:00 am on Monday morning. The police didn't seem to know what it was doing there, but Brad Block, a supervisor for the Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control
Zoo's Lone Elephant Shipped Out
Offbeat  (tags: chicago, zoo elephants, lone elephants, shipped out, officals, joyce )

- 3220 days ago -
For the first time in more than 100 years, Chicago-area zoos are without elephants. Recognizing the elephant's need for companionship, officials at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo have returned the facility's only elephant, Joyce, who was on loan from Six
A Hero to Chicago's Ducks
Offbeat  (tags: kindness, chicago, ducklings, mother duck, rescuer )

- 3246 days ago -
On a recent trip to Chicago, I took time to take a walk through the city's Millennium Park downtown. Passing through one section of the park I saw a man carrying a net, usually used for scooping fish out of water, and peering through the cracks in the
Will the Man-Eaters of Tsavo Come Home ?
Offbeat  (tags: man-eater, Tsavo, wilderness, return, dangerous, museum, US, Chicago, Kenya, terror )

- 3375 days ago -
More than 100 years ago, the two lions roamed the wilderness of Tsavo in Kenya where they made a reputation as the two most dangerous wild canines ever to inhibit the African savannah plains.
Friends Pack Apartment With Gifts In Holiday Prank
Offbeat  (tags: Christmas packages, your own stuff, Chicago, Joke )

- 3492 days ago -
Chicago Man Finds Apartment Filled With Christmas Gifts, But Packages Aren't What They Seem.Trouble is, they aren't really presents. They're his own belongings meticulously wrapped by friends as a prank while he was out of town.
Webster G. Tarpley | The Men Behind Obama 2/2   video
Offbeat  (tags: Webster, Griffin, Tarpley, Barack, Hussein, Obama, Hope, Barry, Lolo, McCain, Satoro, Birth, Certificate, Indonesia, Hawaii, Kenya, Oligarchy, Imperialism, Chicago, Illinois, Carter, Zbigniew, Brzezinski, David, Rockefeller, George, Soro, messiah )

- 3837 days ago -
Does Obama represent a real change or is it the same old imperialism with cosmetic surgery?Webster Tarpley expounds on the topic of his recently published book "Obama, The Postmodern Coup,The Making of a Manchurian Candidate".

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