The Peoria County Emergency Telephone System Board is facing some changes to 911 dispatch centers before the end of this year.
The monthly surcharge on phone bills will increase to 87 cents for both wireless and landline phones. The existing surcharge is 80 cents for wireless and 73 cents for land lines. County ETSB chairman David Tuttle says it also plans to add a 911 texting service. Tuttle says that would benefit those who cannot speak or hear.