Illinois residents attempting to contact their local emergency 911 systems could be impacted if the state doesn’t come up with a budget solution.
With there not currently being a budget in place, emergency call systems are no longer receiving revenue from a tax on cell phone users.
Under state law, 911 fees for landline phones are paid to county-level systems. Fees for cell phones go into a statewide pool. But Rauner says without a budget in place the money cannot be distributed.
With the state continuing to hold onto the money generated from these fees, it’s not known what will happen.