Illinois schools must be equipped by Jan. 1, 2016 with carbon monoxide detectors or alarms under legislation recently signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Lawmakers were spurred to action after a carbon monoxide leak in 2014 at the North Mac Middle School in Girard, Illinois. About 140 students and teachers were taken to an area hospital for treatment after a carbon monoxide leak was detected in a water heater vent. The new law directs Districts to install carbon monoxide alarms within 20 feet of a source of Carbon Monoxide in each school building. Go to http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=099-0470 for the full text and requirements.
Carbon monoxide alarms in Illinois schools now required by law