May 09, 2012 Waukegan approves pet ordinance

"We deal with dangerous dogs. Waukegan is known for them. Unfortunately, we are a town for pit bulls." - AC officer Nicole Garza
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. 

Waukegan – Fifth Ward Ald. Edith Newsome told the council that a child in her ward was attacked by a pit bull two weeks ago (no media coverage), and said “we have to have something in place to protect our residents.
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
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