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A yellow dot on your car window could be just the thing first responders need to save your life in an emergency.  Ann Schneider with the Illinois Department of Transportation says the new program will put vital medical information at first responders' fingertips.

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The yellow dot and information packets can be picked up at all county public health departments.  State officials say this information will be particularly handy for heart patients, diabetics and the elderly. 

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Steve Gutzmer, a first responder with the Homewood Fire Department, says crash victims aren't always able to communicate with them so this program will help tremendously.

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