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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Feb 25, 2016 Another Joliet Pit Bull Attack Reveals Weakness in Law