http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/top/w22pitbulls.htm NORTH CHICAGO The toughest pit bull law in Lake County was approved Monday by the City Council. Under the new law, all pit bulls on the streets, in addition to being required to be held on a short, 4-foot-long leash, must wear muzzles or "a muzzling device." Pit bull owners will be required to pay $500 annual license fees for one dog and $1,000 for two. Owning more than two will be illegal without special permission from the city animal control warden, Ted McClelland. The council unanimously approved the law after a hearing a series of pit bull horror stories over the past two years and conducting hearings on the problem. "This is a fairly strict ordinance but I think it's necessary," said Mayor Leon Rockingham. More at link. Thank goodness this is taking place. It's about time something was done to control this situation. Now, hopefully, more cities will follow suit.