Illinois spending $1,166 per bird to bring in prairie chickens

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May 19, 2014 5:00 AM
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Illinois spending $1,166 per bird to bring in prairie chickens

SPRINGFIELD – Our cash-strapped state government has found a new use for its fleet of aircraft – flying birds into Illinois.

I kid you not.

State aircraft are flying to Kansas and transporting prairie chickens back to the Land of Lincoln.