CHICAGO — Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the kennel safety law Tuesday. It becomes effective immediately
The law requires that Illinois kennels always be staffed, and have sprinklers or alarms that ring at the local firehouse.
The law comes after a fire that killed 29 dogs in January at a DuPage County kennel.
Officials said no one heard the fire alarms at the kennel when the owner left the property. He was charged last month with animal cruelty for keeping the dogs in inhumane conditions.