A Chicago law banning the sale of animals from so-called puppy mills can now take effect. Can other cities in the Stateline be far behind?


According to WGN TV, "A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by pet stores and large-scale breeding operations to kill the ordinance". The ordinance goes into effect immediately, but the city hasn’t decided when enforcement will begin.

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The measure, passed last year, blocks stores in Chicago from selling dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from puppy mills.

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Retailers are allowed to sell animals from shelters, rescue operations or humane societies.

Can other cities like Rockford, Belvidere, Springfield, and Freeport be far behind?