Oct 31, 2011 ELGIN: Pit bull killed after attacks on woman, Elgin police officer

Pit bull shot: Elgin police said they shot to death a pit bull after it first attacked a 45-year-old woman Friday and then attacked a police officer called to investigate the first attack. Police said the incident took place about 9 a.m. in the 300 block of Purdue Drive. Police said the woman was taken to Sherman Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, and the police officer was not injured. The dog’s owner was issued nine citations relating to the incident, including not having the proper inoculations or dog tags.

Dog killed: The city’s animal control department has been asked to investigate an incident in which one person’s six dogs killed another person’s single dog. According to reports, a 31-year-old woman who lives on Barrett Street let her poodle run loose at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.


May 31, 2011 Felon Arrested for Pit Bull Fighting

CHICAGO - A Chicago man was arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with pit bull fighting and breeding.
Larue Jackson, 52, of the 7100 block of South Oakley was charged with 12 counts of neglect of owner's duties and two counts of cruel treatment, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said.

Jackson was arrested and pleaded guilty to animal crimes in June 2008 after authorities recovered 32 dogs. He is also a registered sex offender, convicted felon and has a long criminal history.
Jackson is due in court on June 27.

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Oct 15, 2011 Belleville Pit Bull Attacked a Woman Walking Her Dog

Belleville Police Blotter- Tuesday

6:04 p.m. Burglary to residence -- 200 block of South 16th Street. The victim reported between noon and 5 p.m. a side door was pried open and several flat screen TVs were stolen.

6:31 p.m. Dog at large, dog bite -- 4000 block of Betty Drive. Victim stated she was walking her dog when Cedric Swygart's pit bull attacked her dog. The victim was bitten on the foot in the process. Swygart could not provide proof of vaccination so the pit bull was taken by Animal Control. Swygart was issued a nontraffic citation and released with a notice to appear.

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Oct 12, 2011 Quincy woman cited after her two dogs get loose, kill three other dogs

Two dogs were euthanized after they got loose from a backyard pen and killed three other dogs Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of Payson.
Humphrey said dogs often get loose from Lashbrook's backyard, and neighbors have tracked them down and brought them back "on numerous occasions."

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Oct 12, 2011 Ottawa Pit bull attacks Man and dog

Ottawa - A pit bull was killed after attacking a man and his dog Tuesday on Ottawa's East Side.

"If it wasn't for the good fortune of the man bringing me a pitchfork, my dog would have been dead," Agostinelli pointed out. "I'm thankful for everyone who helped and the police, but I get no glee from the pit bull having to be killed. It had to be put down."

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Oct 11, 2011 Pit bulls attack Poodle in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights - The following was taken from Arlington Heights Police records on Oct. 11.
Animal complaint
Two uncontrolled pit bulls from a home on the 1700 block of West Olive Street attacked a retriever/poodle mix on the 1200 block of North Illinois Avenue causing a puncture wound and laceration on the dog. The retriver/poodle was leashed, but the pit bulls were not. The owner of the pit bulls was issued two citations for uncontrolled animals.

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Oct 11, 2011 Cops bitten by dog during chase on South Side

By Carlos Sadovi | Tribune reporter

Two Chicago police officers were hospitalized this evening after both were bitten by a pit bull terrier on the South Side as the officers were pursuing a suspect, officials said.
Both officers were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition where they were

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Oct 08, 2011 Tom Loewy: Pit bull attacks on service dog must stop

Galesburg – Art Cartee and Bernie went on their version of a walk Tuesday morning — the 60-year-old man riding in his scooter and the black Lab work dog leashed to the scooter’s handle.

It was close to 10 a.m. Minutes later they were rushed by a brindle pit bull that crawled from under the back fence of a home on Cottage Avenue — just one block east of South Chambers Street.

“The dog came at us and went right for Bernie’s legs,” Cartee said. “I didn’t know what to do — punch the pit bull or what. I finally got Bernie away from the other dog and got him home.”

Unfortunately, Cartee and Bernie are no strangers to dog attacks. Including Tuesday’s incident, the pair have been attacked three times in the last 18 months.

“I’m tired of this,” Cartee said. “Audra, my wife, and I live in fear of the neighbors’ dogs. There is no reason for this.

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