A proposed ordinance would legalize racing pigeons in Chicago, but Bird Collision Monitors is concerned it could mean more birds being abandoned and abused like the banded birds they've had to rescue in the past (right). [nmahieu/Flickr and provided by Annette Prince]

Chicago’s Bird Rescuers Panic As Pigeon Racing Advocates Gain City Support

Pigeon racers say they wouldn't hurt their birds — but a Chicago group says pigeon racing will lead to more injured birds in the city.

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After More Than A Century, Independence Library Gets A Home Of Its Own

Officials are set to officially open the Irving Park branch at at 4022 N. Elston Ave. Tuesday.