"Making sure automated external
defibrillators are available at all physical fitness facilities is
crucial to the health and safety of Illinois residents. Access to
these machines will save lives across the state.
"This bill will enable those facilities
that are required by law to have AED machines to apply for matching
funds for their purchase through a fund administered by the Illinois
Department of Public Health.
"I commend the lieutenant governor
for taking the lead in creating the Heartsaver AED Fund. I am proud
to sign this legislation and make these lifesaving devices more
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