Chicago is the deadliest city for migratory birds. A city ordinance that would protect them is still in limbo
Annette Prince holds an injured Cooper's hawk that was rescued by Omar Sanchez near a busy street in downtown Chicago on Oct. 12, 2022. - Michael Blackshire/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Chicago is the deadliest city in the U.S. for birds journeying each spring and autumn between northern locales and Florida, Mexico and Central America. But the city has put off implementing a 2020 ordinance that would have given greater weight to bird protection measures on the list of criteria it uses to evaluate proposed new buildings. Planning officials say new standards will be released in early 2023 but provided no details. Advocates worry the measures will be toothless. “We continue to not get a straight answer from them,” said Annette Prince, the head of Chicago Bird Collision...