Sen. Nybo joins local dignitaries to present ‘Annie’s Law,’ dedicate memorial to Annie LeGere Aug. 27
Senator Chris Nybo will join other local dignitaries in celebrating the passage of the Annie LeGere Law August 27 at Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst.
The event marks the one-year anniversary of death of the 13-year-old Elmhurst girl, and will include the dedication of a tree and a bench in Annie’s honor on the grounds at Sandburg where she was a student. The recently enacted Annie LeGere Law will be presented to the family by Representative Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg and Senator Nybo, the lawmakers who sponsored the legislation in the General Assembly.
(Pictured here, from left to right, are Shelly LeGere, Annie’s mother; Representative Mussman and Senator Nybo.)
The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., August 27, on the grounds of Sandburg Middle School at 345 E. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. Light refreshments will be offered, and pink and teal Annie LeGere wristbands will be available (pink in honor of Annie and teal for allergy awareness).
Those expected to attend the event include the Annie LeGere Family, Annie’s friends, Representative. Mussman, Senator Nybo, Elmhurst School District 205 Board Member Emily Bastedo, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, DuPage County Board Member Pete DiCianni, Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, and DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba.
Annie died August 26, 2015, from brain injuries resulting from anaphylactic shock after she suffered a severe allergic reaction. Police were first on the scene within minutes but were unable to render needed aid because officers were not authorized to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors.
Senator Nybo worked closely with Shelly LeGere, Annie’s mother, to pass legislation allowing state police and other law enforcement agencies to conduct training programs for officers on recognizing and responding to anaphylaxis, including administration of an epinephrine auto-injector. The law also enables the State Police or a local governmental agency to authorize officers to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors, which dispense a measured dose of epinephrine, once they have completed the required training.