May 7 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - May 7 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Illinois.

Governor Bruce Rauner made the proclamation recognizing the role they plan to keep children safe as they walk and bike to school.

Crossing guards help teach children to look both ways before crossing streets and serve as an additional warning to motorists, reminding them to slow down in school zones.

About 250 pedestrians between the ages of 8 and 14 are hurt in vehicle-related incidents every year in Illinois.

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