Mar 22, 2010 Police probe report of aggressive dog, damage

CARLOCK – A Jeep and a pickup truck hood were damaged when a young man, avoiding a charging pit bull, jumped on them to avoid attack, said McLean County sheriff's police.
The dog was on the loose March 13 at Lockwood and Poston streets in Stonewall Gardens in Carlock.
The report was not filed until this weekend after the vehicle owners and the victim, who works for McLean County's YouthBuild-got together.
The canine aggressively charged

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Mar 18, 2010 Joliet Pit Bull Shot After Attack

Joliet - Police shot and killed a dog that kept attacking another dog and its owner Wednesday.

The victim was walking the black dog around 3:35 p.m. near Catherine and Cleary streets when a loose tan pit bull ran up and started fighting with the other dog.

"When the owner and other witnesses attempted to separate the animals, the pit bull bit the man on his right hand," Deputy Chief Mike Trafton said.

The dogs were separated as officers arrived, but the loose dog reportedly tried attacking again when officers shot it.

Trafton said no citations had been issued, but police were planning to interview the pit bull's owner.

Mar 17, 2010 Elgin councilman says pit bull laws inevitable

It's only a matter of time before Elgin leaders reconsider a package of laws that will require pit bull owners to register and muzzle their dogs, a city council member believes.

John Prigge, an Elgin councilman who pushed for a grandfathered pit bull ban but settled for a batch of laws with stiffer penalties for all dogs that attack humans and other pets, predicted a serious incident would occur this year.

And that, Prigge told the South West Area Neighbors group Monday night, would give himself and three other council members reason to revisit and pass pit bull-only laws.
Prigge urged residents to call police at (847) 289-2700 if they see a dog running free or call 911 if the danger is immediate.

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Mar 11, 2010 Police Fatally Shoot Pit Bull After Attack on Cop

Alton - The 60-pound pit bull named Scrappy who attacked an Alton police officer Thursday morning still had his jaws clamped down over the policeman's boot minutes after being shot four times by police.

"After the dog was deceased, they had to pry his jaws off the boot," Alton police Capt. Scott Waldrup said Friday.

The officer, Jonathan Lukowski, went back to work Thursday to finish his shift after getting 10 stitches in his thigh. Lukowski will be assigned to light duty, primarily answering phones, until he gets his stitches removed.

Mar 10, 2010 Pit Bull Shot by Police After Attacking Another Dog

Springfield – A Springfield police officer shot a pit bull dog Tuesday afternoon after he attacked another dog and aggressively approached a porch where a 1-year-old boy was playing.

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Mar 05, 2010 Four Year Old Child Scalped by Grandmother's Pit Bull

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS — A 4-year-old south suburban Country Club Hills girl is recovering from a violent attack by a pit bull at her great-grandmother’s home.

The dog “pulled her scalp off her head,” the girl’s mother, Consuela Dawson, said Thursday.

The girl was playing when the dog suddenly attacked, police said.“We don’t know why it happened. He’s been around her before and nothing happened,” Dawson said.

According to the police report, Lewis said the dog had never before attacked anyone.

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