Funding for 911 facilities in Illinois released by governor

911 facilities across Illinois will be getting more funding from the state.

Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed legislation releasing nearly $2 billion in funds owed to local governments.

$77 million of that money is from the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act.

The money is used to fund 911 facilities.

Money for the act is collected through a 75 cent surcharge on wireless telephones bills.

Of that surcharge 65 cents goes to the Wireless Services Emergency Fund.

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