Jan 30, 1989 Kane County Considers New Law After Pit Bull Attacks

Kane county - The ordinance is being considered as a result of the death of Kevin B. Cull, a Northern Illinois University graduate student, who was mauled by two pit bull terriers last November in unincorporated Geneva Township.

The dogs` owner, Thomas Kennedy, was not charged with a crime because

``there is nothing on the books that allowed us to provide charges against him,`` Busch said, referring to the Illinois Animal Control Act. The dogs were put to death by lethal injection earlier this month.

Under the new ordinance, an owner may be considered guilty of a crime if a dog ``attacks any human without provocation and inflicts severe injury or death,`` Busch said.

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Chicago Tribune

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