News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/14/2022 12:38:00 PM to 6/14/2022 12:39:10 PM.

News Flash

Home Spotlights

Posted on: June 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] "Just a minute" is too Long

Hot Weather (Image)

The hot summer months are upon us, and so are the dangers of leaving people and pets inside your vehicle for “just a minute.”  During warm weather, vehicle interior temperatures take only a few minutes to rise to dangerous levels, resulting in a serious health risk or even death.

Beyond a preventable personal tragedy, Illinois law (720 ILCS 5/12C-5) provides that an individual may be charged with child endangerment if they knowingly cause or permit the life or health of a child (under 18) to be endangered; or to be placed in circumstances that endanger life or health. Illinois law also provides for pets confined in a motor vehicle (510 ILCS 70/7.1), which threatens their life or health by exposure to prolonged extreme heat or cold without proper ventilation or protection from it.

In an effort to decrease these types of incidents, Warrenville officers will respond to calls and take action to resolve children or pets being left unattended in a vehicle (625 ILCS 5/11-1401), whether running or not. Remedying this situation may include an officer forcibly entering a vehicle to remove the child or pet from the condition; and, all instances, the person responsible is subject to criminal prosecution.

For their health and safety, the public is urged not to leave children or pets alone in a vehicle.  Report it, if you see it.  Call 9-1-1 and an officer will respond. 

Vehicle Interior Air Temperature chart

Warrenville Cooling Center Information

Jump to Police Department Alerts & Emergency Weather page

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home Spotlights

A photo of hands holding a sign that says "jobs."

New Year, New Career?

Posted on: February 2, 2023
An image with red, green, and yellow stripes that says Black History Month

IDEC Recognizes Black History Month

Posted on: February 2, 2023
FEMA Emergency Car Kit illustration to promote road safety.

Be Ready - Create an Emergency Car Kit

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Tax flyer offering free tax service to residents ages 55 and up

Tax Help for Ages 55 and Up

Posted on: January 18, 2023
A graphic for the ŝpm Routine" to lock your house and car at night.

Become Part of the 9pm Routine

Posted on: January 13, 2023
A photo of a person holding their phone to advertise the app for Groot, the garbage company

Check Out the Groot App

Posted on: January 13, 2023
A photo of a dog to remind people it's time to renew dog licenses

It's time to Renew Dog Licenses

Posted on: January 11, 2023