By Lauren Zumbach, Tribune reporter
April 8, 2014
Orland Park trustees are considering banning the sale of pets raised by commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills," in village pet stores.
Mayor Dan McLaughlin asked Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, to look into the issue after Chicago banned sales from large-scale breeders last month. The Cook County Board is considering a similar ordinance, but since Orland Park is a home rule municipality, it would have the option to design its own rules, Gira said.