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After Heart Surgery, Alligator Robb Takes Slow Steps Toward Recovery — With Help From Chicagoans: ‘You Guys … Have Blessed Me So Many Times’

After a high-risk heart surgery last month, the city’s favorite alligator trapper is recovering at his Florida home. He plans to visit Chance, who has grown into a "powerhouse" gator at the farm, soon — and Chicago, of course.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alligator Robb, Who Famously Caught Chance The Snapper, Asks For Prayers Ahead Of Heart Surgery

Florida surgeons will perform Frank Robb's high-risk heart and chest surgery March 9. He thanked Chicagoans for helping him with steep medical bills and for their unwavering kindness.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alligator Robb, Who Famously Caught Chance The Snapper, Needs Your Help As Heart Surgery Looms

Robb's friends have set up an online fundraiser to help the gator trapper pay for costly medical bills.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chance The Snapper Is Now 5 Feet Long And Ruling Florida Gator Farm With An ‘Iron Chicago Fist’

"He has no worries. He has no concerns. ... He's truly living life as a rockstar."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chance The Snapper Is Living His Best Life In Florida One Year After Stealing Chicago’s Heart

"People are still asking about him nonstop," says Frank "Alligator" Robb, who snared the wayward gator. "There's so much love for the little fella, but he's not exactly a little fella anymore."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alligator Robb, Chance The Snapper’s Rescuer, Wants To Skype Gators And Snakes Into Your Living Room

The Florida gator rescuer is doing educational Skype sessions to help kids connect with nature and learn while stuck inside.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Meet The Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team

"I want to see the look on the guys' faces when they realize we can throw stuff," 12-year-old Sadie Manley said of her team.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Chance The Snapper Saga, 2019’s Feel-Good Story Of The Year

Humboldt Park's famous alligator didn't stay in that lagoon the whole week — he took some walks. He's also popular with the lady gators in Florida.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chance The Snapper, Alligator Robb Now Have A Coloring Book

"The Adventures of Chicago Chance and Frank Robb" doubles as a coloring book and storybook.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chance The Snapper, Alligator Robb Halloween Costumes All The Rage In Chicago This Year

We are loving all your Chance the Snapper Halloween costumes — and so is the man who trapped the creature in Humboldt Park.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chance The Snapper Is Riding Out Hurricane Dorian Inside A Safe Building, Gator Farm Says

Alligator Robb said he visited Chance several days before the storm and advised the gator to "hunker."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alligator Robb Loves Lou’s Pizza, Found A Girlfriend In Humboldt Park — And Says Chance Is ‘Living It Up’

Frank Robb not only caught Chance the Snapper in Humboldt Park, but he also is dating a woman who lives in the neighborhood.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alligator Robb, The Florida Trapper Who Captured Chance The Snapper, To Be Honored At Green Tie Ball

There will also be "gator-related surprises" at the gala, a spokeswoman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ban Farm Animals In Chicago? Ald. Lopez Wants Tighter Regulations After Goats, Gators And More Found

"Obviously, farm animals belong on a farm, not in an urban environment like this," said Ald. Ray Lopez (15th).

Englewood, Chatham

Keeping An Alligator As A Pet In Chicago Is Not Only Illegal — It’s Cruel, Experts Say

After three gators were found in Chicago in the last month, experts are urging Chicagoans to avoid adopting the creatures, which suffer when held in too-small tubs or tanks.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chance The Snapper Rescue Cost The City $33,649, Records Show

Frank Robb, the gator trapper who caught the alligator, was paid $2,500 for the work that made him a Chicago superstar.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Raygun T-Shirt Shop Has Arrived In Chicago, And It’s Already Upset Texas

The new Andersonville shop hopes to eventually make shirts for all of Chicago's neighborhoods.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Revolution Brewing’s ‘Humboldt Gator’ Beer Celebrating Chance The Snapper Released This Week

Humboldt Gator, a witbier with pineapple and coconut, will be released Wednesday. La Gargola, a classic German-style helles lager that’s a collaboration with the band Chevelle, comes out Thursday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Police Investigating Whether Second Alligator Was Caught In Humboldt Park Lagoon Or Just Brought There

“Two men have been let go pending further investigation. Detectives have some more work to do before we take another run,” Chicago Police's top spokesman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chance The Snapper’s Legend Lives On As Fans Get Humboldt Gator Tattoos: ‘Everybody Loves It’

"We were just absolutely in love with the whole spectacle and story. It was kind of like this nice little piece of home," said Danielle Call, who got a tattoo of Chance the Snapper.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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