Monday, September 25, 2017

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You Are the Help Until Help Arrives
Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.

According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

Learn how you can help by taking time for yourself or by teaching your community life saving skills until help arrives.


Complete the You Are the Help Survey and earn your certificate



September 24, 2017
Illinois Governor Vetoes Data Privacy Measure.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation requiring mobile applications that track user locations to get permission first and to outline how that data will be used. The Republican on Friday called the measure "an unnecessary and byzantine layer of state regulation" that would harm business and deter technology companies from locating in Illinois. He says consumer privacy issues should be handled through federal regulation. Business groups applauded the veto, while supporters of the bill said Rauner "chose big business over protecting Illinois citizens." Illinois Public Interest Research Group Director Abe Scarr says the recent data breach at credit-reporting agency Equifax shows "what can go wrong when vast amounts of private personal information is collected, stored and shared and sold in the big-data economy." The bill is HB3449.

September 24, 2017
Man Suspected Of Shooting A Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy Still At Large
ROCKFORD — The father of a man wanted in connection with Saturday’s shooting of a Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy wants his son to give himself up to authorities. Jordan D. Spates, 27, of Rockford is wanted for aggravated battery to a police officer with a firearm, a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison. Between 1 and 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a deputy spotted and stopped a vehicle that had eluded Rockford police. The deputy made the stop near Prairie Road and South Springfield Avenue. The driver “jumped out, he ran a couple feet,” then turned toward the deputy and fired at least three times, Sheriff Gary Caruana said. The deputy was shot in the shoulder and back, and the gunman fled on foot. The shooting sparked a daylong manhunt around Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden on the city’s south side Saturday, using K-9 units from city, county and Illinois State Police, along with aircraft and officers from numerous police and fire departments.


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Sept. 30:  Dussebra (Hindu Holiday)


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