Rauner signs 911 legislation sponsored by Bradley

Governor Bruce Rauner Monday signed into law legislation saving the 911 system in Illinois. Democratic State Representative John Bradley of Marion was one of the sponsors of this legislation. Bradley says 911 services have been unreliable, unequal and underfunded throughout different counties in Illinois, including nine counties without a 911 system at all. Bradley, who served as chairman of the 911 Advisory Board that was formed to advise the General Assembly of this situation, added that he worked with many downstate emergency service leaders and Republican and Democratic legislators over the past six months to make sure 911 services were saved and that all counties have access to emergency services. Bradley went on to say that this legislation now ensures full coverage for everyone regardless of location or type of phone, but still allows local control of the system.