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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-05
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.com/2014/09/naperville-due-diligence-needed-issue-retail-pet-sales/
Summary:
On Tuesday night, Naperville city council heard commentary on potential regulation of retail pet sales from 21 speakers over the course of 2 hours, interspersed with pointed questions by board members. Previously, the board requested city staff research the issue and provide recommendations. While having received a good deal of information, the board decided additional due diligence was required prior to making any decisions.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Naperville Sun
URL for more info: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/2014/09/03/city-council-puts-naperville-puppy-sale-ban-hold/
Summary:
Officials have put on hold any action on the sale of pets in Naperville pet stores, saying they want to learn more about the issue before implementing a ban that would allow the shops only to offer dogs and cats sourced from shelters and rescue groups.

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:25

Naperville delays decision on puppy sale rules

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-lisle/ct-puppy-mills-naperville-tl-0911-20140903-story.html
Summary:
Naperville city councilmen are continuing to debate whether they want to restrict the sale of dogs from commercial breeders that some consider "puppy mills."

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 09:48

Naperville delays action on regulating puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140903/news/140909661/
Summary:
Puppies will continue to be on the minds of the Naperville City Council and city staff members as they research whether the city should limit the sale of dogs from so-called puppy mills....

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Friday, 22 August 2014 16:54

Orland Park Mulls Pet Store Ordinance

Publication/Event date: 2014-08-19
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.com/2014/08/orland-park-mulls-pet-store-ordinance/
Summary:
On Monday evening, an Orland Park committee convened with a hot topic on the docket – namely, the sale of pets by pet stores within the town boundaries. After a few months of listening to experts explain the details of the symbiotic relationship between pet stores and the puppy mills they source their pets from, as well as defensive remarks by pet store owners, the committee gave the subject a thorough review and created an ordinance proposal.

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CAPS would like to thank CAPS Illinois Director Ida McCarthy and CAPS Chicago Outreach Coordinator Dianne Dorado Arp for all their hard work on behalf puppy mill dogs. Without them, the proposed ban on the sale of commercially bred pets in Orland Park, IL wouldn't have been possible.

Publication/Event date: 2014-08-19
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/orland-park-homer-glen/ct-orland-puppy-mill-ban-tl-ssw-0821-20140819-story.html
Summary:
A committee of Orland Park trustees Monday endorsed replacing a ban on the sale of commercially bred pets passed in Cook County earlier this year with a local ordinance focusing on disclosure requirements.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-06-20
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/06/which-part-of-pet-stores-sell-puppy.html#.U6YYhI1dUtB
Summary:
Ever feel like a broken record? Ever have the sensation of deja vu? How about preaching to the choir?? Sigh. There's been so much news I wanted to write about lately, matters that are near and dear to our hearts, but it was all about pet stores, puppy mills, and whether to restrict or outlaw the sale of such dogs. And it's always the same. It's so frustrating!! Hence my question: Which part of "Pet stores sell puppy mill dogs" don't you get???!

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:01

Happiness Is Pets - Don't Buy The Lie

Publication/Event date: 2014-06-03
Publication name: Happiness Is Pets Sells Dogs From Puppy Mills
URL for more info: http://happinessispetslies.blogspot.com/2014/06/happiness-is-pets-dont-buy-lie.html
Summary:
Happiness Is Pets is a pet store in Illinois that sells dogs from puppy mills. They have a new website and facebook page with pictures of the puppy mills they use. Don't they look great? I just love the one picture of the dogs frolicking in the field of flowers! So pretty and cute!

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Sunday, 18 May 2014 19:00

Orland Park dog debate to continue

Publication/Event date: 2014-05-14
Publication name: The Regional News
URL for more info: http://www.theregionalnews.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/33440-orland-park-trustee-dog-ordinance
Summary:
The debate over puppy mills is expected to continue in Orland Park Monday evening, nine days after a village trustee visited a commercial dog breeding facility in Indiana.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-22
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/orland_park_homer_glen/ct-orland-puppy-mill-hearing-tl-ssw-0424-20140422,0,6339231.story
Summary:
Animal activists and Orland Park dog owners urged village trustees to ban the sale of pets raised by commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills," during a public hearing Monday night.

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