911 Funding Halted Due To Lack Of State Budget

The lack of a budget in Illinois has halted the source of funding for 911 centers in the state.

Alan Davis, Bond County 911 coordinator, told WGEL funds are collected in Springfield and then remitted to county 911 centers. But, without a budget, there is no appropriation or way for officials to write a check.

Davis said Bond County received its last check in the middle of August. He also noted that the Bond County 911 program is in better financial shape than some others and could last a few months without the payments if necessary.

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Davis reported that 911 services will continue. “911 is not in jeopardy here or any place else in the state that I know of,” he said. “911 will continue to function. Some places may have to go to the bank and borrow a little money to make it all work.”

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The Bond County 911 office is located in the basement of the courthouse.