05042017CM1433WebResizeSPRINGFIELD – People soon could be given increased access to the toll-free number to report child abuse if legislation, sponsored by State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills).

“We should be increasing the visibility of the resources available to ensure we can stop child abuse wherever it is occurring,” Link said. “Everyone should know what steps to take and who to call if they find out that child abuse is occurring.”

House Bill 370 would allow DCFS, in coordination with school officials, to provide appropriate materials, including listing the toll-free number in a clearly visible location in each school building.

“This is a commonsense step to helping end the scourge that is child abuse,” Link said. “It is a simple step that we should take as soon as humanly possible.”

The measure passed the Illinois Senate and now returns to the House for further consideration.

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