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Oak Lawn Village Board Hears Complaints About New 911 System

Oak Lawn’s emergency dispatchers handle calls for several communities, including Evergreen Park. The center was privatized this year in a cost-cutting move and many of the dispatchers lost their jobs.

03/14/2014

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Judge Rules 911 Dispatchers Can’t Take Part In Strike

A Will County judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order that will force 911 dispatchers to work even if their union goes on strike as planned at 7 a.m. Monday.

11/16/2013

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Police, OEMC Move To Reduce Cops’ Workload From 911 Calls

The Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

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Report: 911 Dispatchers Often Experience Post-Traumatic Stress

DEKALB, Ill. (CBS) — Emergency dispatchers suffer many of the same kinds of symptoms that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, researchers at Northern […]

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget Cuts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It’s all over his budget plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011