Jan 31, 2011 Police investigate dog bite case

Freeport - Local police and animal control officials are investigating an incident last Friday where a 26-year-old Freeport woman was attacked and bitten by a pit bull in the 400 block of Dewey Street.

The woman, Sheena Shuey, 26, of Freeport, was walking her dog in that area when a pit bull came out from behind a house and attacked the dog and then the woman, said Freeport Deputy Police Chief Jeff Davis.

By Travis Morse
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Jan 27, 2011 Fighting Suits Saves Money for Chicago


Chicago –– After a Chicago police officer fatally shot Beverly Thurman’s dog, Roscoe, after getting a call about a loose pit bull, Ms. Thurman filed a lawsuit alleging that the officer had acted wrongfully.

Jan 19, 2011 More Problems with Anna's Law

If We Can’t Use The Pet Population Control Fund, Says Fritz, Let’s Go Ahead And Spend It

Mount Carroll –– Vice Chair Annette Rahn...said there were bigger problems, that “It’s a lot easier to shoot the cat than to fill out the form.”

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Jan 18, 2011 City to bite back, committee drafting Joey's law

Wilmington –– The Wilmington City Council is expected to move quickly to approve provisions defining and regulating dangerous dogs. An ordinance amendment was before the council Tuesday night for a first reading, and could very well be approved at the Feb. 1 council meeting.

Joey, a silky terrier adopted from a shelter by Dennis Sartore and Valerie Fox, is the victim of a bully. Joey has been attacked three times by a neighbor's roaming pit bull terrier-shepherd mix since May - the last time, in mid-December, Joey had seven gaping wounds, requiring many sutures and hundreds of dollars in veterinary care. Sartore was certain the big dog was trying to kill Joey.

by Pam Monson
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Jan 13, 2011 ELGIN Police Shoot Attacking Pit Bull in Elgin Home

by Sue Olafson

ELGIN  – Police in Elgin shot and killed a family pet Wednesday that turned on its owners and its own puppies and then charged at officers who responded to the home on the city’s east side, authorities said.

Six people, including a 3-year-old child, were home about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Elgin, when the pit bull, named Loco, attacked its 6-day-old puppies, according to police department spokeswoman Sue Olafson.

“She was, in fact, holding the family at bay and charging anyone who came within eyesight of her,” Olafson said.