Birds from out of state are once again welcome within Illinois' borders. They'd been banned from fairs and exhibitions.
If you noticed the price of eggs going up this summer - there's a reason. Several states' bird populations were hit -- hard -- by avian flu. Wild birds, captive ones, and commercial and backyard poultry. But no cases were detected in Illinois.
Agriculture officials here reacted by trying to keep visiting birds, like chickens, out of places like the Illinois State Fair.