Senators Want to Help for Kids with Allergies
The Illinois senators are scheduled to speak about the issue Sunday at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. They're expected to be joined by the head of allergy and immunology at the hospital and several families with children who have severe allergies.
Durbin and Kirk co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that has been approved by the House and Senate. The bill builds upon a 2011 Illinois law that allows schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine to treat student allergies.
The newly approved legislation encourages schools to maintain access to epinephrine auto-injectors, which are used when students have life-threatening allergic reactions to food or other substances.
See other LocalNews news:One Pleads Guilty to a Felony Drug Charge; Another Faces New Felony
Police Beat for Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Newly Installed Fire Alarm System Believed to Have Started House Fire in Centralia
Three Hurt in Centralia Crash at Locust and Noleman
Centralia American Legion 4th of July Homecoming Starts Thursday