A month or so back, we heaped some serious praise on Freeport's State Representative Andrew Chesney for getting Illinois House Bill 1711(HB-1711), also known as the "Anti Puppy Mill" bill passed out of the Illinois House.
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
Illinois now has higher fines for mistreating animals.
The new law increases penalties for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which is aimed at so-called puppy mills. The idea is to make mistreatment of animals unprofitable, and it came from three third-graders in Arlington Heights who read a book about a boy who rescued a dog from a puppy mill...