…Ashkum, Pontiac Targeted to Close
SPRINGFIELD — The Quinn administration is moving forward with plans to consolidate state police dispatching offices.
And…Ashkum and Pontiac are among those in the plan to close.
The plan, which calls for downsizing telecommunications operations from 21 offices spread across the state to four more centralized facilities, will leave Illinois with the fewest number of dispatching centers of any of its neighbors.
According to a review of states surrounding Illinois, the four remaining state police dispatch offices are fewer than what is in place in Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Kentucky.