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Funding Falling Short For 911 System

While cell phones have revolutionized communication, they have added an extra burden to the 911 emergency system and, unfortunately, funds to help pay for that burden aren’t keeping up with expenses.

When the Grundy County 911 system went online in 1997, nearly every home in the county had a land-line telephone and paid a 911 tax (about $3) to help pay for the emergency system. Eleven years later, approximately one-half

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