2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Man During a Loud Argument in Joliet, Illinois

A pit bull killed a 46-year old man during a loud argument in Joliet, Illinois. Pit Bull Kills Man Joliet, IL - A 46-year old man is dead after being attacked by a pit bull in Joliet, marking the sixth fatal dog mauling in Illinois this year. The vicious attack occurred in the 1200 block of Arthur Avenue. A Joliet Fire ambulance crew was called to the home at 6:27 pm Thursday for a dog bite incident, according to fire chief Greg Blaskey. The man was found on the floor with no pulse. He was… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by His Stepson's Two Pit Bulls Near Belleville, Illinois

Stephen Pemberton, 61, was killed by his stepson's two pit bulls near Belleville, Illinois. Man Killed by Pit Bulls Belleville, IL - A 61-year old man is dead after being attacked by his stepson's two pit bulls. Stephen F. Pemberton Sr. was killed Wednesday afternoon after the two pit bulls got out of the laundry room where they were being kept and attacked him, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. It is unknown if the dogs escaped the room or if the victim open… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Toddler in the Middle of the Night During July 4th Party in Joliet, Illinois

Marley Wilander, 17-months old, was killed by a pit bull during a July 4th party. Dog Kills Toddler Joliet, IL - Another baby is dead after being mauled by a pit bull in the middle of the night. Joliet Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a home in the 1800 block of Cumberland Drive about 1:30 am Sunday. When responders arrived, the child's father was holding the 17-month old girl, who had been attacked by a pit bull-mix, Joliet Fire Chief Greg Blaskey said. She was transported by ambul… [Read full blog post]