Gen. No. 68-145.

108 Ill. App.2d 427 (1969)

248 N.E.2d 125

Peggy Ann Reeves, a Minor, by Patricia Reeves, Her Mother and Next Friend, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Walter and Dorothy Eckles, Defendants-Appellees.

Appellate Court of Illinois — Second District.

Rehearing denied and opinion modified June 25, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lane, Falasz & Pollman, and Willard J. Stepek, of Chicago, for appellant.

Leo Sullivan, III, Snyder, Clarke, Dalziel, Holmquist & Johnson, of Waukegan, for appellees.

PRESIDING JUSTICE MORAN delivered the opinion of the court.

On August 24, 1963, the minor plaintiff, Peggy Ann Reeves, aged two, was bitten on the face by the dog of the defendants. This suit was filed alleging in Count I, a common-law negligence action; in Count II, a wilful and wanton misconduct action and in Count III, an action seeking recovery for the mother's medical expenses based upon a common-law negligence theory.

Initially, the trial court dismissed...

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