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Press Release March 7, 2018


Village of Tolono, Illinois

March 7, 2018

On March 5, 2018 an event took place in the Village involving a tragic dog fight.The event has been reported in the media and the Village would like to confirm the following:

Historically, the Village has had a service contract with the County for animal control. In 2015, that contract was amended to only provide for holding animals caught and brought to them by the Village officers.

The two animals in question are each 10 months old.The Village police officer on duty at that time issued ordinance violation citations to the animal owner.  County Animal Control is independently reviewing its options.The Village and the County have been coordinating follow-up. Because of the ongoing review of the matter, the Village cannot provide any other comment.

The Village President has instructed the Village Attorney to provide an updated draft of an animal control ordinance for review and consideration at a future Board meeting with the goal of updating it.

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Christmas tree pickup and recycling bins

Christmas tree pickup will be conducted as time and weather allows. At this time, our public works employees are preparing for the anticipated snowfall later this afternoon so please be patient as we prioritize tasks and try to keep the roads clear. If residents would prefer, they are more than welcome to bring Christmas trees to 507 W Strong and place them on the ground near the “village of Tolono” sign (next to the road).

The community recycling bins are generally full this time of year but we do have one container exchanged every weekday. Please remember to break down cardboard as much as possible so that the bins do not fill up as quickly. Unfortunately, we do not know what time of day the bins will be exchanged. If the bins are full, please do not place items on the ground around the bins as it increases cost to the taxpayers.

We hope that everyone is having a great holiday season and wish everyone a safe and happy new year.