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updated: 6/17/2013 7:40 AM

Chicago area home 'uninhabitable' after hoarding

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HAZEL CREST -- Suburban Chicago officials are expected to meet Monday to discuss how to handle a home filled with trash and feces that authorities say is uninhabitable.

The Daily Southtown reports the property in Hazel Crest was filled with feces, garbage, clothing, birds, rodents and the bodies of dead mice.

Neighbors told police that dogs and raccoons were coming and going from the property that's home a 71-year-old woman.

Hazel Crest Police Chief Tom Folliard says he's been trying to get the woman help for months -- hand-delivering letters and working with her family and social service agencies.

After getting no response, police got a search warrant and entered the home on Friday, boarding up the property.

Two dogs, 11 doves and two cockatiels were taken to a shelter.

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