NWS SURVEYS DAMAGE
National Weather Service crews are surveying damage from Wednesday’s storms. Currently only two tornadoes have been confirmed, one in Montgomery County Missouri and the other in Fayette County. If you have storm damage or believe you saw a tornado you are encouraged to contact the National Weather Service. A full survey of any other possible tornadoes could take some time.
This little guy was knocked down and injured by the storms. The man who found the owl helped get him to Mary and Jim Price who got the owl somewhere he could be helped.
TAKE 25 CHILD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
Illinois State Police and Governor Pat Quinn joined people throughout Illinois Wednesday to celebrate the progress made in safeguarding children under the “Take 25” program. Take 25 is a preventive child safety campaign created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in honor of National Missing Children’s Day May 25.
Designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding missing and exploited children, the Take 25 campaign encourages parents, guardians, educators, and others to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety. With a focus on prevention, Take 25 provides communities with free safety resources including safety tips, conversation starters, and engaging activities. Take 25’s resources are available free of charge and may be found at local Take 25 events.
To learn more, visit www.take25.org.
BILL TO STRENGTHEN DNA DATABASE
The Illinois Senate passed a bill recently which stipulates all sex offenders, required to register with local law enforcement, must provide a DNA specimen regardless of their conviction date or the state in which the offender was convicted. The bill also calls for collecting DNA when someone is indicted or there is a finding of probable cause for first degree murder, home invasion, or sexual assault.
The bill now goes to Governor Quinn for approval.