Accused Steger animal hoarder faces judge

Chester Slenck.

A south suburban man accused of hoarding dozens of animals faced a judge for the first time Tuesday morning.

Chester Slenck was formally arraigned on animal cruelty charges. Investigators said Slenck had animals living in filthy conditions at a home in Steger.

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The animals were discovered when the property was sold in a short sale.

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