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These are the weirdest complaints heard at the Chicago Animal Care and Control hearing

   

Chicago aldermen are beginning the process of approving a $16 billion dollar spending plan for the next year.

You might think that process is all spreadsheets and taxes. But on Wednesday, aldermen took a walk on the wild side - because it was Chicago Animal Care and Control’s turn to testify before City Council.

From poop pick-up to wandering deer – aldermen raised a slew of animal-related complaints.

Host: Lisa Labuz
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