WBEZ | bull http://www.wbez.org/tags/bull Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Great Bull Run to pit thrill-seekers against bulls in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/great-bull-run-pit-thrill-seekers-against-bulls-chicago-108296 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Bull Run.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>About 750 people have already signed up for Chicago&rsquo;s bull run next year.</p><p>Next year, Chicago will host an event modeled after the &lsquo;Running of the Bulls&rsquo; in Pamplona, Spain.</p><p>Chicago&rsquo;s bull run will take place at the Hawthorne Race Course and will include 24 bulls chasing participants around a quarter-mile track.</p><p>Rob Dickens is the The Great Bull Run&rsquo;s co-founder and chief operating officer. His company organized similar events throughout the country, beginning in Virginia later this month.</p><p>He said they are doing their best to keep people safe, but he&rsquo;s not making any promises.</p><p>&ldquo;When you think about it, what is a rodeo?&rdquo; Dickens said, &ldquo;A rodeo is a human strapped to a bull&rsquo;s back. A very, very big and aggressive bull, and we allow that all the time and this is really no different. They accept that as what makes the event exciting. You know, you remove the danger then you remove the entire point of the event.&rdquo;</p><p>Dickens says their event will use tame bulls and scalable fences.</p><p>The bulls will come&nbsp;from a ranch in Kentucky and Dickens hopes the same ones will return every year.</p><p><em>Lee Jian Chung is a WBEZ arts and culture intern. Follow him <a href="http://twitter.com/jclee89" target="_blank">@jclee89</a></em></p><p><em></em><em>Correction: A previous version of this story contained an incorrect origin for the bulls in the run. The bulls will come from a ranch in Kentucky.</em></p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/great-bull-run-pit-thrill-seekers-against-bulls-chicago-108296 Rabid Bull Reported in Central Illinois http://www.wbez.org/story/bull/rabid-bull-reported-central-illinois <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/bull_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>A bull has tested positive for rabies in central Illinois.&nbsp; The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Agriculture reported that the bull showed signs of rabies on Monday, January 24.&nbsp;</p><p>In a press release, the IDPH reported that the bull was pastured in east Macon County and that owner had not reported any known exposure to odd acting wild animals, but did report many wild animal sightings on his property.</p><p>IDPH advised the public to avoid approaching any animals with signs of rabies and to call animal control to report the sighting.&nbsp; The first sign of rabies is usually a change in the animal's behavior.&nbsp; Animal's don't have to be &quot;foaming at the mouth&quot; to have rabies.&nbsp; Other signs include difficulty walking, a general appearance of sickness or a change in the animal's behavior.</p><p>IDPH says the last domestic animal with rabies in the state was reported in 2005 in a cow that had been pastured in both Bureau and LaSalle counties.&nbsp; A horse tested positive for rabies in 2004 that had been pastured in LaSalle County.</p><div><div style="margin: 0pt;"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman,serif"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></font></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:05:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/bull/rabid-bull-reported-central-illinois