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DuPage, Will County officials to propose banning sale of commercially bred pets in stores

Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow on April 15, 2016, at his office in Joliet.[]

NAPERVILLE — Officials from DuPage and Will counties are teaming up Friday afternoon in Naperville to propose legislation that would ban pet stores from selling commercially bred animals.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and state Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Lisle, of the 21st District, among others, will announce the legislation at noon Friday at the Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, according to a news release from Connelly's office.

Connelly is sponsoring the proposal, which would ban the sale of commercially bred animals in pet stores in DuPage and Will counties.

DuPage County Animal Care and Control Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski, Will County Legislative Chairwoman Suzanne Hart and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin also will be in attendance.

Representatives from the Humane Society of the United States, The Puppy Mill Project and the Naperville Area Humane Society, as well as other local animal welfare representatives, are backing the legislation Friday as well.