Bill Would Keep Poison Center Open
(Springfield, IL) -- Money troubles could force the state's only poison control center to close its doors for good, but lawmakers are trying to prevent that. The Senate passed a bill yesterday that would redistribute two-cents from existing cell phone fees to help raise money for the center. Supporters of the plan say the state can't afford to let the center close because it handles more than 82-thousand poison cases every year. If the bill doesn't pass the Legislature, the poison center will close on July 1st.