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on October 16, 2009

Backyard chickens considered in Chicago suburb

Group hopes to change law prohibiting hens in Evanston, Ill.

City officials in Evanston, Ill., may reconsider a 1974 law prohibiting the keeping of chickens, according to reports.

The citizen group, Evanston Backyard Chicken Committee, is interested in raising chickens for eggs and is pushing for the law change.

Members hope to develop a model ordinance based on successful policy in other parts of the country. The group would present its proposal to a sub-committee of the city council.

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