Anderson & Swanson Dispatcher Bill Signed Into Law

Emergency dispatchers will now have access to many of the same services and benefits as other first responders, due to legislation sponsored by local State Senator Neil Anderson of Andalusia.

The bill was sponsored in the House by local State Rep. Dan Swanson.  The legislation, which was initiated by a constituent, passed the Illinois House and Senate unanimously. It was signed into law by the Governor last Friday and goes into effect on January 1.