Emergency Dispatch

Cell Phone Tax
1:05 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

County Officials Push For Increase In Cell Tax For 911 Call Centers

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 5:06 am

911 call centers are struggling to maintain services as more people ditch their landline phones for cell phones. That’s because wireless phone lines in Illinois are often taxed at a lower rate than landlines. 

If you look at your cell phone bill, you’ll see that every line is charged $0.73 to support 911 emergency services. Ralph Caldwell, who’s the director of Champaign County’s call center, says the chunk of that tax the center receives isn’t high enough.

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Jail Expansion Bids Approved
7:50 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Lee County Rents Out 911 Space

Lee County will be helping one of its neighbors with emergency dispatching.

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