County of Cook v. Village of Bridgeview

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 122164
Decision Date: 
April 25, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 6th Div.
Justice: 
HALL
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Two conflicting ordinances regulate feral cat colonies in Cook County: one adopted by county, and the other adopted by Village. Section 24 of Animal Control Act gives municipalities authority to adopt provisions prohibiting feral cats from running at large or can impose further, stricter requirements than county has imposed. Village exceeded its authority under Section 24 of Animal Control Act by making it unlawful to operate feral cat colonies within its corporate limits, and lacked home rule authority and statutory authority to do so. (ROCHFORD and REYES, concurring.)