Apr 30, 2010 Man charged with throwing pit bull at sister

Aurora - A west suburban man has been charged with domestic battery for throwing a pit bull at his sister during an argument Monday night.

Rey Jaquez, 47, of the 1000 block of East New York Street in Aurora, got into an argument with his sister about 9:40 p.m. Monday night and threw the dog at her, according to Aurora Police Sgt. Tom Kearbey.

The pit bull bit the woman in the ankle, Kearb ey said. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated and released for the bite, which was not serious, Kearbey said.

Jaquez has been charged with two counts of domestic battery, but was not charged with animal cruelty. Both Jaquez and his sister live at the New York Street residence, Kearbey said.

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Apr 04, 2010 Reaction to the statewide ban on BSL in Streator, IL: This is Asinine

Pit bulls no longer singled out by Streator ordinance

Streator — The old ordinance was drawn up several years ago to combat reports of the breed attacking people. State law now prohibits breed-specific ordinances, City Attorney Steve Myers told the council.
The new ordinance allows the city to take action against any vicious dog, as long as there are several complaints and they are documented, Myers told the council.
“This is asinine,” council member Bob “Willy” Williamson told the council. He said he knew of the mail not being delivered because of a vicious dog being tied outside.

By Greg Stanmar 

Apr 18, 2010 Eight Gangsters Arrested for Dogfighting on the West Side

Chicago, IL
Incident Date: Sunday, Apr 18, 2010
County: Cook

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged

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Eight gang members were arrested during a dog fight Sunday night on the West Side, Chicago police said.

Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of North Kilbourn Avenue, where officers heard dogs barking and crying as they approached it, police said.

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Apr 17, 2010 Pit Bull Bites Min Pin in Two

GURNEE - A peaceful afternoon of fishing went terribly wrong Wednesday afternoon for Mike Pengilly, who saw his leashed, 8-pound miniature pinscher mauled to death by a loose pit bull in unincorporated Gurnee."He cut him in half. It was horrible," Pengilly said of the attack by the male pit bull, who belongs to a neighbor. "The cops couldn't do anything about it."

Apr 10, 2010 Police Officer Takes Down Dog

By Sheila Shelton

Pontiac — Pontiac Police early Thursday evening were forced to kill a pit bull as it attacked another dog in the neighborhood.

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Apr 07, 2010 Pit bull and owner attack Springfield man

Springfield – Police are searching for a man whose pit bull dog attacked, bit and broke the hand of another man Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about the dog owner can call the Springfield Police Department at 788-8325.