The governor signed the bill Friday that lawmakers sent him in June.
The goal is to provide a single, easy-to-remember number that
people can call for information about social services and other
resources when they need help.
It's hoped the 24-hour phone service eventually will be active
A "2-1-1" pilot program is running in 13 Illinois counties. The
Chicago area is not included now.
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