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Will County offers to build $5 million regional 911 center

An unexpected offer may solve one of the biggest obstacles facing Will County’s 911 dispatch centers as they struggle to comply with a new law requiring consolidation.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, and County Board Speaker Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort Township, have offered to build a third regional dispatch center, estimated to cost $5 million, when the county constructs its new sheriff’s facility later this year at Route 52 and Laraway Road.

Per a new state law adopted last summer, all counties must have a plan in place by July to reduce the number of dispatch centers by 50 percent, leaving at least two centers, and implement that plan by July 2017… Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story In the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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