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Illegal roosters torment Lemont man, neighbors

Illegal roosters torment Lemont man, neighbors

The unwanted wake-up calls begin at sunrise, roughly a half-dozen roosters throatily cock-a-doodle-doo-ing in a chicken coop across the street from Jim Jandora.

“It’s not very enjoyable to hear the sounds of five cocking roosters at 5 a.m. each morning and continuing throughout the day,” said Jandora, who lives in unincorporated Lemont. “There are some big roosters in there.”

On several occasions, Jandora has complained to Cook County officials, including folks at animal control, the sheriff’s department and building and zoning, he said.

Still, the roosters crow on.

“None of these departments are willing to accept...