May 28, 2008 Danville City Council announces new dangerous dogs committee to address pit bull dogfighting and overpopulation problem

Dangerous Dog Sub-committee Formed

 “There’s no question we’ve been having challenges” -  Mayor Scott Eisenhauer 

Danville – Local problems have included a large number of animals in a single household and animals bred for vicious activity. No state legislation limits the number of pit bulls a person can have. 

May 13, 2008 Alton pit bull attacks boy, 9, for no reason

Alton - The mother of a 9-year-old boy attacked by a neighbor's pit bull pleads for the owners to turn the animal into authorities to spare her son a painful treatment.
"The dog attacked my baby for no reason," said June'a Gipson who wants owners to surrender their dog.

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The Telegraph - Boy Recovering from Pit Bull Bites
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May 06, 2008 Springfield Pit Bull Attacks a Little Girl

Springfield - A resident in the 16500 block of North Illinois Highway 37 reported to the JCSO that her daughter had been attacked by a pit bull and her mouth was bleeding.

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