Cook County committee walks back rooster ban

  • An updated zoning amendment that advanced out of a Cook County committee Wednesday drops a proposed prohibition of roosters.

    An updated zoning amendment that advanced out of a Cook County committee Wednesday drops a proposed prohibition of roosters. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Updated 9/25/2019 4:23 PM

After ruffling feathers with a proposed ban on roosters in unincorporated parts of Cook County, the county board's zoning and building committee walked back that proposal entirely at a Wednesday meeting where they passed a zoning amendment.

The update drops the proposed prohibition of roosters, doesn't limit the number of fowl residents can have on their property and clarifies the rules for owning a horse. Those rules include allowing only one horse per acre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"We revised it to take away the restriction on roosters," said Commissioner Peter Silvestri, an Elmwood Park Republican who is the chair of the zoning committee. "There were only three complaints (about roosters) last year. … Why regulate something that's not a problem?"

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