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(Photo credit: Josh Feeney)

More than 6,000 dogs were taken in by the city’s animal shelter last year. How one local animal lover is focusing his lens on the challenge of finding them permanent homes.

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An update to our March story about bald eagles returning to Cook County.

Cranes Stop at Local Wildlife Preserve During Migration

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(Josh Feeney)

Jay Shefsky takes a road trip with some birders, and they stumble on a pair of rare and endangered whooping cranes.  

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Two years ago, amateur photographer Josh Feeney spotted a nest of owls within a Cook County forest preserve. Since then, he's returned to the site to check on the rare species and recently found evidence of successful breeding.