Illinois state law prohibits municipalities from passing BSL. Morton is not “home rule” and therefore cannot pass laws that contradict state law.
Village of Morton Village Hall, 120 North Main Street, Post Office Box 28, Morton, Illinois 61550
Board of Trustees Contact Info:
President Norman Durflinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee Ginger Hermann, email@example.com
Trustee Tony Huette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee Jeff Kaufman, email@example.com
Trustee Stephen E. Newhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee Darrell Vierling, email@example.com
Trustee Betsy Yarcho, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Meetings of the Board of Trustees are held at 7:00 P.M. on the first and third Mondays of each month at Freedom Hall, 349 West Birchwood Street, Morton, Illinois. Meetings are open to the public.
A proposed ordinance may be presented during the Jan 3 meeting.
Dog attack on beagle described
Morton woman asks Village Board to craft vicious dog ordinance.
By STEVE STEIN (email@example.com), Journal Star
Posted Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:20 PM
MORTON — Carrie Schmidt wants the village to adopt a vicious dog ordinance.[…]
The Mackinaw resident listed eight preventative measures she’d like to see included on a vicious dog ordinance, which would apply only to breeds considered dangerous.
Measures include limiting the number of dangerous breed dogs per household, special training for the dog and owner, significant liability insurance, village-approved dog fencing, and stiff penalties for violations.[…]
Mayor Norm Durflinger instructed village attorney Tom Davies to draft an ordinance that will be considered at the Jan. 3 board meeting.
Full article retrieved 12/21/10 from http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1148222770/Dog-attack-on-beagle-described