Radogno, Durkin, Olsen to host FREE Children’s Health & Safety Expo June 3

Springfield, IL… Don’t miss the Traveling World of Reptiles Show, Touch a Truck exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations and more at this year’s FREE Children’s Health & Safety Expo hosted by State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Representatives Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) and David Olsen (R- Downers Grove) on Saturday, June 3 from 9:00a.m. to Noon at:

Lakeview Junior High School

701 Plainfield Rd.

Downers Grove, IL

“Promoting children’s health and safety remains a top priority for me,” said Sen. Radogno. “This year’s Safety Expo offers children and parents a great opportunity to learn about issues such as cyber bullying, nutrition, bicycle safety, college saving programs, as well engage in fun interactive activities!”

Admission is free. There will also be free giveaways at the event. Demonstrations at this year’s expo include: the Traveling World of Reptiles Show and the Darien Police K-9 Unit. Also, the Air Methods Chicago medical helicopter will be there from 9:30am - 11:30am.

More than 20 “Touch-a-Trucks” will be at the Safety Expo, and kids are invited to see, touch and get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle. Local professionals will be available to answer questions about the equipment and the work they do.

"This is always a very well-attended event, and families come back every year not just for the information that is available for parents, but for the fun, hands-on activities for children," said Rep. Durkin. "The Traveling Reptile Show and the Touch-a-Truck exhibit are especially popular."

"This annual event has become a favorite for local children and families," said . "A variety of interactive activities will be available, as area families learn about important topics such as nutrition, bike and personal safety and cyber bullying."

Expo participants include Action Towing, Air Methods Chicago Medical Helicopter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City of Darien, College Illinois, Commonwealth Edison, DLD Dance,  Darien Police Department & K-9, Darien/Woodridge Fire Protection District, doTerra, Downers Grove Township Highway Department, DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk,  DuPage County Health Department, DuPage County Highway Department, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security, DuPage County Regional Office of Education, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Edward Jones, FACES 54, First Student, Hruska Insurancecenter, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Illinois Comptroller’s Office, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois Life Span, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois State Police, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Treasurer’s Office, Juice Plus, Lloyd Agencies, PACE, Reclaim 13, Sparkles Entertainment, Tri-State Fire Protection District, True Balance Karate, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Village of Burr Ridge, Village of LaGrange, Village of Lemont, Village of Western Springs, Village of Willowbrook, Village of Woodridge.

For more information, contact Sen. Radogno’s office at (630) 243-0800, Rep. Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028 or Rep. Olsen’s office at (630) 737-0504.