Jul 27, 2016 Lake County Pit Bulls Declared Dangerous After Attack On Dog

Lake Zurich - Two pit bulls that attacked a German shepherd mix have been declared dangerous. 

The pit bulls busted out of their fenced yard and attacked the german shepherd mix that was being walked with its owners.

So far this year, four dogs have been declared dangerous in Lake County.

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Jul 19, 2016 Skokie Family Pit Bull Attacks Boy

Skokie -  An 11-year-old north suburban boy was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he was bit by his family’s pit bull.

About 11:15 a.m., the boy was sitting on the couch next to the dog in the 8300 block of Christiana Avenue in Skokie. A family member then heard barking and screaming at the home, according to Skokie Police Officer Eric Swaback.
The dog and boy had been separated when police and fire officials arrived at the scene.  The boy suffered “numerous” puncture and bite marks, and was taken to Skokie Hospital, Swaback said. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The dog was taken away by animal control.

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Jul 18, 2016 Norridge Pit Bull Attacks Chihuahua, Min Pin

Norridge - Vincenzo Recchia, 48, of the 4900 block of North Chester Avenue, Norridge, was cited July 5 for having an unleashed vicious dog and not having a local dog license. Police said Recchia's pit bull got loose and attacked a Chihuahua and a miniature pinscher as they were being walked by their owner on the 4800 block of Greenwood Avenue.

File photo of a pit bull
The pit bull bit both dogs on their necks and bodies, according to police. As the owner of the Chihuahua and miniature pinscher tried to get the pit bull away from his dogs, it bit him in the face and left forearm, police said. The owner of the pit bull told police his dog escaped his backyard through an open gate. He also told police his dog had attacked other dogs and people in the past. Recchia was also cited for failure to vaccinate his dog against rabies. An administrative court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Norridge Village Hall.

The only other recorded pit bull attack in Norridge is this same owner and pit bull's attack almost exactly 2 years ago in 2014. The link is below in related posts.

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Chicago Tribune

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Jul 12, 2016 Chicago Pit Bull Attacks Three Dogs at Montrose Beach Dog Park

Chicago  - A pit bull lovin’ rescuer got her dog attacked by a pit at Montrose dog beach.  Two other dogs were also attack, one elderly dog was seriously injured.  Everyone is is blaming the fact that the pit was in heat even though other people have offered that the same pit has been aggressive in the past.  

Many commenters have said they will no longer go to dog parks because of dumb owners bringing aggressive dogs, but as two of the last commenters noted, no one is willing to accept the truth that this is about pit bulls.

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Jul 11, 2016 Chicago Pit Bull Charged Police and Was Shot

Chicago - Dorothy Holmes’ pit bull was shot when police responded to a vicious animal call. The pit bull, which is called a bull mastiff in the news story, charged police when they arrived and police shot and killed.

Shot by police - obviously a pit bull and not a bull mastiff
Holmes is the mother of Ronald Johnson whom police shot in in 2014 when he ran from police with a gun in his hand.

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Jul 10, 2016 Most Joliet Dog Attacks are by Pit Bulls; Residents Reporting More

Joliet - The city has been plagued by pit bull attacks in recent months and the Joliet city council created new breed neutral dangerous dog laws that only take effect after an attack even though as a home rule city, they have the power to enact a pit bull ban.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 11 hearings on 17 dog attacks.  Some hearings involved one dog committing multiple attacks.   Most of the dog attacks were committed by pit bulls.

The city has noted that they have received more dangerous dog complaints and attribute that to increased city attention and “growing public awareness that something can be done.”

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The Herald News

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Jul 08, 2016 South Elgin Pit Bull Busts Through Fence to Attack a Dog

South Elgin - A dog owner apologized on her facebook page for saying bad things about pit bulls after a pit bull busted through her fence to attack her dog.
She said, "He came right through the fence.  I can't get the image out of my head.  Just seeing that massive head. body, chest coming through the fence.  I put Moe behind me but it all happend so fast.  he had Moe's head in his mouth so fast."