What Chicago Olympic bid? What healthcare debate? There’s a chicken on the loose at Concordia University Chicago!!! When I considered this assignment for “Good Day Chicago” this morning, I was concerned it would be like a wild goose chase. But minutes after arriving at the school, students were asking “Are you here for the chicken? Please don’t take him away!” There were “Save the Chicken” signs all over campus and students were more than happy to flush the guy out for an appearance on live television:
Alright, it may not be the most hard-hitting story. But within an hour of the report, I had quite a few emails, messages and tweets about the chicken. Several viewers said, “Thanks, I needed that good laugh this morning.” Steve wrote, “I have had the worst month of my life. I’m losing my house and lost my job. I haven’t found anything funny lately but that chicken story you just did made me laugh so hard!” A viewer named Mike said, “Been miserable for several days but laughed my butt off with that chicken report.”
I’ll take covering a chicken over death and destruction anytime.