January 24, 2013
A man was recently spotted trapping pigeons in Uptown and putting them in a white pick-up truck, and residents familiar with Ald. James Cappleman's (46th) hatred of the birds immediately pointed to him as the bird thief.
It seemed like a strange, paranoid reaction at first, with people thinking Cappleman had the birds "disappeared" in some Jason Bourne-esque conspiracy. But the alderman has since admitted that, yes, he invited Indiana farmer Herbert Govert to come take a few of the birds out of the neighborhood.