Posts tagged "breed ban"

Steve Dale's New WGN Schedule

Steve Dale's New WGN Schedule
I might as well say publicly what I told WGN management, the last time the station made wholesale changes, moving to a harder edge (some may suggest bizarre edge),I understand how I didn’t belong. When I moved over to WLS-AM, people still associated me with WGN, when I moved back to. The station is again... Read more »

Pints for Pits

Pints for Pits
Toast a pit bull at Pints for Pits, and at the same time join in watching a Chicago Blackhawks road game at Red Ivy (3525 N. Clark St., near Addison), the final game of the regular reason. The benefit supports Chicago Loves Pits,  a non-profit founded by Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and fiance Amanda. April 27, at 7 p.m., watch... Read more »

Are Friendly Skies Not So Canine Friendly?

Are Friendly Skies Not So Canine Friendly?
Is United Airlines profiling dog breeds? If so, I’m a logical person to ask for help. I’ve stood up against local governments banning specific breeds (usually municipalities seeking to ban any dog looking like a Pit Bull). Breed bans have never demonstrated success at lowering the number of dog bites. Recently, over a 24-hour period,... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Will Chicago Go for Breed Ban; Court Reunites Pit Bull Service Dog

WGN Radio Petcast: Will Chicago Go for Breed Ban; Court Reunites Pit Bull Service Dog
Listen HERE to this very special WGN Radio Petcast (may take a moment to load) On Monday January 2, Joseph Finley was jogging along the south shore lakefront when from nowhere two Pit Bulls and attacked and mauled him. At least dogs were called Pit Bulls, but who knows really? The response by some has... Read more »

Talking Breed Ban In Chicago, Again....STOP! BSL Doesn't Work

Talking Breed Ban In Chicago, Again....STOP! BSL Doesn't Work
Whenever something like this happens – some members of the public over-react, and public officials respond in kind – well meaning….but not effective. Banning a breed (Pit Bull-type dogs always among them) never solves a thing. It’s a response – but not an effective one, not hardly. The owner of the two Pit Bulls that... Read more »

Pit Bull Mix or Not, Judge Orders Service Dog Returned to Jim Sak

Pit Bull Mix or Not, Judge Orders Service Dog Returned to Jim Sak
I have no clue what the issues are in Aurelia, Iowa, a town of about 1,100 people. I am confident that the town  wasted time and money which could have been better spent, maybe on improving services for children, helping citizens in need or enhancing their new community center – instead they spent resources taking... Read more »
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Service Dog Is Banished from Town; The Dog Is A Pit Bull

Service Dog Is Banished from Town; The Dog Is A Pit Bull
By Steve Dale “I didn’t know there was a Pit Bull ban,” says Jim Sak, who moved from Chicago to Aurelia, IA in November. Only days after moving to town a meter reader reported Sak and his wife Peggy Leifer to city officials because, to him, the new dog in town resembles a Pit Bull.... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Breed Ban in Illinois Could Be Overturned, Vick Dog Adopter Tries to Talk with Vick

My WGN Radio PETCAST: Listen HERE It was at WGN radio several years ago, that I worked with lots of folks to support an Illinois law which prevents breed bans. After some recent “incidents” with Pit Bulls downstate, Illinois Representative John Bradley (117tth district) has proposed that the Illinois law prohibiting breed bans should be... Read more »

Not Again, Dog Attack in Elgin Might Lead to Another Effort to Ban Pit Bulls

I admit it, Elgin Councilman John Prigge – a proponent of the idea of a breed ban – said it was just a matter of time before there would be a Pit Bull attack in his Illinois town (just outside Chicago). He was right. Elgin Councilman John Prigge According to published reports concerning the Elgin... Read more »
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Elgin Removes Proposed Pit Bull Ban

In the end I must say longtime Mayor Ed Schock and the councilmen listened to their residents, as they promised they would - there will be no Pit Bull ban or restrictions on Pit Bulls in Elgin.  I am glad to report as I suggested (and likely others), one solution to give police additional tools... Read more »
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