Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s tent at the State Fair this week will highlight hazards that could be threatening your children… right under your nose.
The A.G.’s tent is billed this year as the “House of Hazards,’ and the focus is on readily available, but dangerous, items. In particular, Madigan wants to alert parents to the ongoing hazard of synthetic drugs, manmade chemicals that can still be purchased in many convenience stores, even though the state has banned them.
Madigan’s office has conducted stings, resulting in stores voluntarily turning over their inventory of the drugs. But she says the crackdown could start leading to criminal charges against sellers… and will also target manufacturers of the drugs. Madigan’s tent also focuses on product safety and the dangers of Internet predators.