Crows Getting Reprieve From Colonial Era Law

(Cahokia, IL) — After today, farmers in St. Clair County will no longer be required by law to kill at least one-hundred blackbirds before harvest every year. The county board will meet at the Cahokia Courthouse Historic Site this evening. As part of the county’s 225th anniversary celebration, it will vote to repeal the law that’s been on the books since the county was founded in 1790. The county was bigger then, encompassing part of the Northwest Territory that’s now Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.