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BLOOMINGTON, IN, October 25, 2006 -- City Councilmember Steve Volan (center, in yellow) enters the Council chambers dressed head-to-toe in a chicken suit, which he wore throughout that night's meeting. On the agenda that night was an ordinance that would have allowed chickens to be kept as pets within the city limits. The ordinance passed. The photo became the Hoosier State Press Photo of the Month for October 2006. Why he wore the suit: on a dare, for charity, and to assuage people's fears.

BLOOMINGTON, IN, June 2, 2007 -- City Councilmember Steve Volan (left) and Mayor Mark Kruzan read the historic marker placed in front of the former Book Nook, the building where Hoagy Carmichael wrote that he composed "Stardust." More about the event.

Bloomington City Councilmember Steve Volan