Good news in Iowa : Following a legal battle, a retired Chicago police officer is reunited with his dog in Iowa. Days after Jim Sak moved to Aurelia, Iowa, to be near his ailing mother, a meter reader reported Sak and his wife to city officials because their dog looked like a pit bull. Aurelia has a ban on all pit bulls. Snickers is a service dog. Sak suffered a stroke in 2008 and counts on his pet to keep him safe.
An Iowa judge ruled that Jim Sak may keep his service dog Snickers, a pitbull mix, while an ongoing lawsuit between Sak and the town of Aurelia, IA works its way through the courts. [ more › ] Read Post
To support his ailing wife and earn a paycheck, a 61-year-old Iowa man sometimes walks 35 miles to his job as an overnight janitor. Steve Simoff told the Des Moines Register that he leaves his basement apartment in a small town by t... Read Post
Another "zero tolerance" approach gone awry : For 32 years, nearly half as a tactical officer, Jim Sak was a cop chasing down bad guys on the streets of Chicago. Now that he’s retired and living in tiny Aurelia, Ia., the townsfolk a... Read Post