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Gov. Quinn signs 'Erin's law' mandating abuse education

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Governor Pat Quinn gives Erin Merryn of Schaumburg a hug holding Erin's Law which the governor just signed at Children's Advocacy Center in Schaumburg on Thursday.

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Erin Merryn of Schaumburg gets a hug from Illinois Representative Cynthia Sotosigns at Erin's Law signing event at Children's Advocacy Center in Schaumburg on Thursday.

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Children from prekindergarten to grade 12 in Illinois will now be taught about sexual assault and abuse, thanks to a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday. "Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, we all understand, especially at this time in our country's history, how important it is to make sure that our children are safe from sexual abuse," Quinn said.
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    • Governor Pat Quinn gives Erin Merryn of Schaumburg a hug holding Erin's Law which the governor just signed at Children's Advocacy Center in Schaumburg on Thursday.
    • Erin Merryn of Schaumburg gets a hug from Illinois Representative Cynthia Sotosigns at Erinís Law signing event at Childrenís Advocacy Center in Schaumburg on Thursday.
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