Jul 29, 2010 Oswego Resident Urges Tougher Vicious Dog Law, Tells village board of problems with neighbors' pit bull, rotweiller

An Oswego resident urged the village board last week to toughen the village's animal control ordinance.

The resident told board members July 20 that she and her family and neighbors have become virtual prisoners in their own homes due to an ongoing problem with a neighbor's pit bull and rotweiller.

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Jul 19, 2010 Elgin police shoot, kill attacking pit bull

Elgin – A veteran Elgin police officer over the weekend shot and killed a pit bull that police say jumped at him with its mouth wide open.

Saturday's incident marked the third Elgin police pit bull shooting of 2010.

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Jul 11, 2010 Pit Bull Declared Vicious

Police blotter

Chicago Heights – Tiffany M. Rowland, 42, 1424 Portland Ave., Apt. 2, Chicago Heights, was charged with keeping a vicious animal, not having a dog's rabies vaccination and not having a city dog license after her pit bull bit a woman on the arm and hand June 29 at her home, police said.

Jul 07, 2010 La Salle Co Pit Bull Destroyed After Attack on Yorkie

La Salle Co - A pit bull mixed breed was destroyed by county authorities after it attacked a small Yorkshire terrier just before the Fourth of July parade Sunday in Sheridan.

La Salle County Animal Control Officer Gary Wind said the pit mix owners relinquished the animal to him after the attack because "they thought the dog was too big of a liability." Wind said it was the second documented attack by the animal.

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Jul 06, 2010 Wilmington IL Officials Attempting to Protect Citizens Battling 'Ridiculous' Dangerous Dog Laws

Though city attorney, mayor and town council all felt motivated to protect their citizenry, they were apparently stymied by the anti-BSL provision in Illinois state law that protects no children, no pets, not even a single pit bull, but protects only the freedoms of back yard breeders, dog fighters, and irresponsible pit bull owners.

Neighbors Ask for Help with 'Vicious' Dogs
Pam Monson

WILMINGTON - The residents of the neighborhood around Booth Central School asked the City Council Tuesday to take action to prevent a serious dog attack that’s been brewing for years.
The residents asked for ordinances or higher penalties to better control the situation, or the reinstitution of a local department of animal control.

“It seems ridiculous to me a dog has to bite somebody three times,” Alderman Russ Gilmour commented.
“Trust me, we’ll ... rectify this problem,” Mayor Orr said. 

Jun 3, 2010 Pit bull chased woman into her home

Mt. Vernon - A resident in the 2300 block of Herbert Street reported she was chased into her residence by a pit bull at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday.

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