The reporting from the local news outlet describes dog attacks as rare in Bloomington despite the recent severe pit bull mauling of a couple in 2012 who were delivering phone books and despite the fact that there have been attempts and proposals made to ban pit bulls since 2005.
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Bloomington - Family pit bulls killed a four year old girl. First responders said the girl had multiple bites. She was taken to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal where she was pronounced dead.
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Robinson Daily News
Dec 8, 2013 Chicago Fatal Pit Bull Attack: 2 year old Jah'Niyah White
Mar 03, 2013 Galesburg Pit Bulls Kill 7 year old Ryan Maxwell
Sep 11, 2013 Bloomington pit bull commits two separate attacks on people
Oct 25, 2012 Boomington couple attacked by pit bulls, hospitalized with very serious injuries
Aug 16, 2012 Man Killed By Own Pit Bulls In Englewood
Cities that have faced pit bull attacks, discussed regulation, but refused to regulate pit bulls to prevent pit bull maulings:
Glenwood, Galesburg, Lake County, Elgin, Waukegan, Cary, Carmi, Skokie, Peoria, Macomb, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Machesney Park