"Fifteen dogs have been shot by police in Elgin since February 2010 and 14 of them were pit bulls, according to statistics City Councilman John Prigge received from police."
Prigge originally spearheaded a push to ban new pit bulls from town in 2009. But in the face of opposition from dog enthusiasts, the proposal never made it through the city council to take effect.
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