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Chicago: Stop feeding the raccoons along the lakefront


December 18, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago city agencies are telling people to stop feeding the raccoons that populate the city's northern lakefront.

People are hand-feeding kitchen scraps to the dozens of raccoons living in the area, and that's dangerous, the agencies say, WBBM-TV reported.

"We ask that visitors not to feed wildlife in parks or along the lakefront for their own safety and the health and wellness of the animals," said Chicago Park District spokeswoman Irene Tostado said in a statement.

Chicago Animal Care and Control said it has not received any raccoon-related service requests from the are...

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