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State fighting scary child safety stats with Chicago area events

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - State officials are ready to launch the 2014 Kids Identification and Safety Seat (K.I.S.S.) Program.

According to the Illinois Tollway, 90 percent of child safety seats inspected by the Illinois State Police are installed improperly. That number is up 80 percent from last year. Additionally, more than 2,100 children are reported missing every day in the United States.

Sadly, 34 percent of parents wouldn't be able to accurately describe their child to law enforcement, including details of exact height and weight, as well as their child's eye color, according to a survey released by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and ADVO Inc.

To fight those statistics, the Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police are offering 13 events to provide free inspection and installation of safety seats and free photo ID cars for children under 3 years old.

Here is a list of the Chicagoland events:
  • Saturday, June 28 Bolingbrook Ikea 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 3 Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 5 Kohl Children’s Museum 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, July 18 Downers Grove Walgreens 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25 Streamwood Walgreens 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26 Schaumburg Ikea 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, August 1 Schaumburg Walgreens 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9 Rockford Discovery Center Museum 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15 Aurora Walgreens 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16 Hinsdale Oasis 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, August 22 Lemont Walgreens 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 3 DuPage Children’s Museum 10 a.m. to p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20 Illinois Tollway Family Safety Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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