The General Assembly passed a bill requiring police officers to carry a tool that helps victims suffering from an allergic reaction.
The proposal would provide them training to use Epi-pens. This comes after a 13 year-old DuPage County girl died last year. In that case, officers weren’t authorized to carry or use Epi-pens. When medics arrived, it was already too late.
The bill currently sits on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk.