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SAFE KIDS CHICAGO & ILLINOIS

Preventing Unintentional Injuries in Children

ABOUT US

Working Together to Keep Kids Safe

Safe Kids Chicago and Safe Kids Illinois are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. 


The Chicago Coalition is coordinated by staff at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Coalition members represent a variety of fields including child development, education, social work, nonprofit leadership, public safety, health care and more.  We meet regularly to work on programs that keep Chicago kids safe. We are always seeking new coalition members.

INJURY PREVENTION IN THE COMMUNITY

Learn more about our involvement in injury prevention and safety in the community. Click on 'Our Programs and Resources' to find more information about Events and Opportunities, Resources for Parents and Caregivers, Safe Kids Illinois Coalitions, and Our Partners.

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Find Safety Events in Your Community

SAFETY NEWS AND UPDATES

To find more Safety News and Updates, click 'Safety News' below.

NEW CAR SEAT LAW TAKES EFFECT IN ILLINOIS 

January 1, 2019

Illinois law has been amended to state that children are required to ride in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 2 years old, weigh over 40 pounds, and/or are over 40 inches tall. It is recommended that parents keep their children rear-facing as long as possible. The law continues to require the use of a child restraint system appropriate for age and size for children under 8 years old. Violators will face fines.

CURRENT CHILDREN'S PRODUCT RECALLS

January, 2019

Children's products are frequently recalled. Please sign up for recall alerts from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission here or visit Kids in Danger for comprehensive information about the recall process. 

BLOG

Check out our most recent blog posts below. To find more, click 'Find Blogs'.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Take a glimpse at Safe Kids Chicago's Instagram feed below, and follow it at @safekidschicago

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Twitter: SafeKidsChicago

CONTACT US

(312)-227-6692

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Safe Kids Chicago & Illinois

(312)-227-6692

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