Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Defibrillator law passed, showing some heart in Springfield

This article in the Daily Southtown profiles the family of Colleen O'Sullivan who worked hard to pass a state law that requires the use of defibrillators in health clubs in Illinois after Colleen died at age 30 of a heart attack while working out.

Dan Burke (D-Chicago) worked very hard on this bill, and there's something noble about legislation that literally saves lives. It should have passed in 2003; I'm glad it made it into law. Bills like this are why I like hanging around the General Assembly. It's the House of Justice, if we want it to be.

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