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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, […]

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Gov. Pritzker signs legislation that strengthens Scott’s Law, improves mental health help for first responders

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that will bolster Scott’s Law by strengthing punishments for violators and improve mental health resources for first responders in Illinois. The “move over” law was revised in Illinois in 2017 to apply to all vehicles that display flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars and […]