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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-18
Publication name: The Regional News
URL for more info: http://www.theregionalnews.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/34027-orland-park-law-aims-to-protect-puppies-and-inform-buyers
Summary:
The Orland Park Village Board voted unanimously Monday to adopt an animal and consumer protection ordinance that requires pet shops to provide written disclosures for each dog sold in a conspicuous location on or near the animal’s holding cage or in a centrally located area in the pet shop.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00

Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-13
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-puppy-mill-ban-fight-met-20140911-story.html
Summary:
A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-16
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/orland-park-homer-glen/ct-orland-puppy-mills-tl-ssw-0918-20140917-story.html
Summary:
An Orland Park ordinance replacing a ban on the sale of pets from large commercial breeders with a pet shop licensing program and stronger disclosure requirements has won the acceptance of both animal activists and the village's sole pet store owner.

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Friday, 12 September 2014 10:04

Unleash Puppy Mill Law?

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-11
Publication name: Journal Online
URL for more info: http://www.journal-topics.com/business/article_6d11b33c-39ef-11e4-b130-0017a43b2370.html
Summary:
The owner of an Arlington Hts. pet shop has joined a lawsuit seeking to toss out a new Cook County law that bans the sale of pets originating from puppy mills.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-11
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140911/news/140919525/
Summary:
A federal judge issued an order Thursday preventing Cook County from enforcing its new puppy mill ban while a lawsuit filed this week by three suburban pet store owners works its way through the court system.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-09
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140909/news/140908394/
Summary:
A group of suburban pet stores, including a Petland in Hoffman Estates and Happiness is Pets in Arlington Heights, filed a federal lawsuit this week challenging a Cook County ordinance banning the sale of pets from puppy mills starting Oct. 1.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-09
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-puppy-mill-law-arlington-heights-tl-20140909-story.html
Summary:
An Arlington Heights pet store owner won a temporary reprieve Monday from Cook County's so-called puppy mill law, which was challenged this week in a federal lawsuit.

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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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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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If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

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