Waukegan is trying to cope with it's pit bull attack problem hampered by state law that forbids breed specific laws to address breed specific problems.
New regulations covering the ownership and treatment of animals won unanimous approval from the City Council on Monday...
This law was made specifically for people who are just plain irresponsible,” said 1st Ward Ald. Sam Cunningham. “The unfortunate part is people have really become fascinated with owning pit bulls. (Those) irresponsible owners are causing havoc in the city of Waukegan. ... This is a good ordinance for us.”
by Dan Moran
Lake County News-Sun Accessed: 2012-05-10. (Archived by WebCite®at http://www.webcitation.org/67YqJKcdg)
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