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August is School and Campus Preparedness Month

School Preparedness MonthAugust is School and Campus Preparedness Month. It is back to school season, and students from all over the country and across the globe will flock to Illinois’ many world-class universities. Be sure to stay healthy and safe when returning to campus this academic term.

Munoz strengthens Scott’s Law to prevent roadway fatalities

Sen. Tony Munoz

ROCKFORD – To prevent more tragic losses of emergency responders and highway workers, Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz’s (D-Chicago) legislation that strengthens Scott’s Law and finds a way to end senseless roadway fatalities was signed into law today.

“There is no reason why officers and first responders can’t be safe while addressing an incident on the side of the road,” Munoz said. “It needs to be second nature for drivers to slow down and move over whenever any vehicle is stalled on the side of the road.”

This year, Troopers Christopher Lambert, Brooke Jones-Story and Gerald Ellis were killed in the line of duty when hit by vehicles while their patrol vehicles were stalled on the side of the road. The law was initially passed in memory of Lieutenant Scott Gillen.