A proposed statewide crackdown on the purveyors of “puppy mills” takes aim at unscrupulous breeders who keep dogs in overcrowded, filthy and inhumane conditions.

Chloe’s Bill — named after an Illinois puppy mill survivor — would license breeders, set standards for dog living conditions, set a 20-dog limit per license and require dogs get examined by a veterinarian before pregnancy….
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