Here's a bit of good news from one of Joe Moore's e-mail blasts. He says that spike strips have recently been installed under all the Metra viaducts from Howard to Pratt to prevent pigeons from roosting there.
This is a welcome change, as the stench, mess and risk of getting splattered by pigeon crap has been a real problem for years.
Too bad there aren't any raptors in the 'hood to reduce that pesky skyrat population. (At least I don't think there are. I know that downtown Evanston has several. Uptown does, too.)