Excerpts from the centersquare.com:

A bill that would give Illinois emergency dispatchers more benefits and officially classify the profession as first responders could soon be sent to the governor.

Senate Bill 3127 provides that emergency dispatchers are now COVID-19 first responders.

If signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, emergency dispatchers would qualify for extra medical benefits, mental health benefits, and extra funding for the industry.

Senate Bill 3127 passed unanimously through both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly and can now be sent to the governor.