Illinois lawmakers approve bill to lower age of children that can be left home alone

ILLINOIS — Lawmakers in the Illinois House have approved a bill to lower the age of children that can be left home alone to age 12, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

Right now, parents can be charged with neglect for leaving children under 14 unsupervised for “an unreasonable period of time.”

It also says parents can be charged with child abandonment if they leave children under 13 for 24 hours or more.

Currently in Ohio, there is no state law on age requirements for leaving children by themselves.

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