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Thursday, March 23
We’ve had our share of land-based animal interlopers recently: your Roscoe Village cougars, your Quizno’s coyotes. Now you might want to double-check those weekend canoeing plans. A four-and-a-half-foot-long alligator was spotted this afternoon in the Chicago River near Bridgeport.