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IL: Poison Control Center Facing Possible Shutdown

Illinois’ poison control center may soon be shutting its doors.  

They’re facing a financial shortfall like most other entities within the state.  

More than a half-million-dollars has been slashed from the center's budget over the past five years.  

The center answers thousands of calls every year from people who think they’ve ingested some type of poison.
The center also provides training for medical professionals.  

Center officials say their budget is tight and if they don’t get an increase for next year, they’ll have to close at the end of June.