Measure to save Illinois Poison Control Center heads to House

The Illinois Senate has passed legislation preventing the Illinois Poison Control Center from closing, the measure will now go to the House, Early & Often reports.

“SRINGFIELD–With the Illinois Poison Center threatening to close its doors in July without additional funding, a divided Illinois Senate agreed to divert funds Thursday indirectly from local 911 centers to help keep the poison-control program afloat.

The bill, which passed 43-13 in the Senate and goes to the House, would redistribute monthly cell phone fees collected outside of Cook County among the Illinois Commerce Commission, local 911 centers and the poison information and treatment center, which is based on the North Side.” 

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