Quinn signs law requiring students be taught CPR - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Quinn signs law requiring students be taught CPR

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois high school students will be required to get training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other safety skills under a bill that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law.

The new law also requires training on automated external defibrillators. The law takes effect for the 2014-2015 school year.

Quinn signed the legislation Thursday in Normal.

The legislation was prompted by paramedic George Laman. His daughter had a heart condition. She collapsed and died in 2008 during drill team practice at a suburban Chicago high school. Quinn's office says an AED was available at the school, but not used until paramedics arrived. Her family believes her life could have been saved had someone knew how to use it.

Quinn says the "common-sense law" will help students in emergencies.

The legislation is HB3724.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • Former Bardwell police chief sworn in as Murray, KY officer

    Former Bardwell police chief sworn in as Murray, KY officer

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:50:07 GMT
    Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)
    Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)

    Officer Brandon Marbry has been sworn in as an officer with the City of Murray, Kentucky. According to the department, Marbry is the former police chief of Bardwell, Ky. 

    Officer Brandon Marbry has been sworn in as an officer with the City of Murray, Kentucky. According to the department, Marbry is the former police chief of Bardwell, Ky. 

  • Ag. Business Bachelor's degree added at UT Martin

    Ag. Business Bachelor's degree added at UT Martin

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:34:23 GMT
    This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)
    This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)

    A new bachelor’s degree in agricultural business has been approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin by the UT Board of Trustees. 

    A new bachelor’s degree in agricultural business has been approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin by the UT Board of Trustees. 

  • Ferry operators, officials to meet on future of Cave-In-Rock Ferry

    Ferry operators, officials to meet on future of Cave-In-Rock Ferry

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:03:02 GMT
    Ferry operators and officials will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)Ferry operators and officials will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

    Ferry operators will meet with state and local officials on Monday, June 25 to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

    Ferry operators will meet with state and local officials on Monday, June 25 to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

Powered by Frankly