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Lake County Board takes necessary step to approve 9-1-1 consolidation, Lake County Sheriff’s Office stays out of the agreement

Lake County Board members approved the necessary agreements to establish consolidated 9-1-1 and emergency dispatch services in Lake County. However, Lake County Sheriff’s officials were critical of the decision due to concerns they have with the intergovernmental agreements finalized, because they said their needs were ignored when the consolidation plan went through the process over […]

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911 dispatcher recognized for guiding parents in delivering baby at residence near Lake Zurich

A Lake Zurich 911 dispatcher was recognized for guiding parents in delivering a baby at a home in unincorporated Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich Telecommunicator Olga Taylor received a 911 call of a woman having a baby at a home in unincorporated Lake Zurich just before midnight on April 19. Taylor immediately used her emergency medical […]

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Legislation classifying dispatchers as first responders clears legislature in Illinois

(The Center Square) – A bill that would give Illinois emergency dispatchers more benefits and officially classify the profession as first responders could soon be sent to the governor. Senate Bill 3127 was filed by state Sen. Neil Anderson and provides that emergency dispatchers are now COVID-19 first responders. If signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, […]