Oct 30, 2010 Woman Injured by Her Pit Bulls

Galesburg — Officers responded to 630 N. Cedar St. Friday in response to a woman who had been injured trying to separate her two fighting pit bulls.  The pit bulls were turned over to be euthanized.  The woman's injuries were serious and included a broken hand.

Read more:

Oct 25, 2010 Elgin considers community service to pay off dog fines

Backing away from BSL does not work.  A breed ban would render these problems moot.

By Harry Hitzeman

Elgin leaders are considering allowing people who violate local ordinances particularly the toughened animal control ordinance to work off fines through community service.
“Those fines are pretty significant. People are just walking away from their dogs and not paying the fine,” City Manager Sean Stegall said. “We needed another avenue.”
“We’re collecting a third of what’s being fined."
Prigge pushed last spring for a law to declare all pit bulls in Elgin to be declared dangerous, which would have triggered a special set of laws applicable to that type of dog, but the city council backed off and strengthened its overall animal control ordinance.

Read more:

Oct 22, 2010 Police: Suspected Drug Dealer had 82 Grams of Packaged Cocaine in Home

By Dennis Sullivan Special to Tribune

Joliet –– A suspected drug dealer is being held in the Will County Adult Detention facility in lieu of $300,000 bail.
Joliet Deputy Police Chief Trafton said Gutierrez and his wife cooperated with the arrest, but police “neutralized a pit bull” in the home that was preparing to attack them.

Oct 06, 2010 Lawsuit: Alton man sues dog owner and neighbor over pit bull attack

Alton - An Alton man is suing his neighbor and her friend, claiming he was attacked by a pit bull while on a walk.

Antonio M. Brown Sr. filed the lawsuit against Megan Page and Ginger Stodgsdill Sept. 30 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Brown says he was walking down his street near his neighbor's house when he was allegedly attacked by the dog. Brown says the dog bit him, puncturing his right leg and injuring his ribs. Page lives in the house where the alleged attack happened. Stodgsdill owns the dog.

Brown seeks an unspecified amount of money for injuries, medical bills and court costs.

Read more:
The Madison St. Clair Record

Oct 05, 2010 Daily Record - Cat killed and Dog attacked

The Animal Warden took possession of a pit bull dog after police received a report at 5:32 p.m. Saturday from the 400 block of North 16th Street that the animal was attacking another dog.

A resident in the 12300 block of East Oakton Road reported at 6:53 p.m. Saturday that a pit bull dog had attacked and killed a cat. The dog had been shot and wounded. Animal Control was notified.

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Oct 01, 2010 Two Loose Pit Bulls Attack, Kill Yorkie in West Peoria

WEST PEORIA —Two loose pit bulls attacked a Yorkshire Terrier in its backyard Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by the Peoria County Sheriff's Department. The dog died from bite wounds later in the day at a veterinary clinic.  

The owners will not be charged criminally, as no state criminal law applies in the case, she said.