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  • Mark Pratt takes a selfie with his daughter Katie, 4, and son William, 1, in a Grayslake fire truck at Northwestern Grayslake's annual Children's Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on Saturday in Grayslake.

       Mark Pratt takes a selfie with his daughter Katie, 4, and son William, 1, in a Grayslake fire truck at Northwestern Grayslake's annual Children's Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on Saturday in Grayslake.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • JoAnn Stewart holds her daughter, Claire, 3, of to a telescope to view germs at Northwestern Grayslake's annual Children's Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on Saturday in Grayslake.

       JoAnn Stewart holds her daughter, Claire, 3, of to a telescope to view germs at Northwestern Grayslake's annual Children's Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on Saturday in Grayslake.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
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Fun activities and a little education were part of the 10th annual Children's Health and Safety Fair held Saturday at the Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center in Grayslake.

The blue sky provided a prefect backdrop as parents photographed their children, who donned plastic red firefighter hats and stood next to bright red fire department trucks. Kids also learned about topics such as pet care and safety.

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Adults got lessons about things like distracted driving.

Grayslake 3-year-old twins Claire and Johah Stewart viewed a tick and a germ through microscope with medical technician Sonal Patel.

That activity was drawing quite a long line of children, all waiting to get a look at germs gathered from common places such as an elevator, public sink, and handrail.

The Lake County Sheriff's office, the Grayslake fire and police departments and Crime Stoppers participated in the event.

The Lurie Children's hospital provided an ambulance and the Illinois Attorney General's office provided information about bullying.

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