Jun 26, 2009 Weekly Record - Pit bulls kill two dogs in separate attacks

Mount Vernon – A resident of the 300 block of Pine Drive reported at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday that two loose pit bulls killed their dog.

Police responded at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday to a resident of the 300 block of Wild Rose Drive who said a loose pit bull killed a poodle and had trapped their son against a house.

A resident of the 1100 block of Herbert Street reported at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday that a loose pit bull chased their son on his bike.

By Elizabeth Wasserman
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Jun 26, 2009 Highland Park, Elgin consider restrictions on pit bulls

Two suburbs are considering restrictions on pit bulls after a 14-year-old girl was attacked by one, and a 6-pound Chihuahua was killed by two others.
Longtime Elgin resident Pat DeMoss said she was attacked by a pit bull in 1999 near Gifford Elementary School and nearly lost her leg.
"If you stick your head in the sand on this, it is going to come back to bite you, and I don't mean that as a pun," she told council members.
By Robert Channick and Amanda Marrazzo
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