Just four years ago, Illinois' second-largest school district spent $775,000 to install a state-of-the-art telephone system.

But it might cost Elgin School District U46 another six figures if it has to comply with a new state law requiring equipment that indicates the exact origin in a building of a 911 emergency call.

"It's $20,000 for the equipment right out of the chute, and that's just for us to be able to start inputting all the locations for all the extensions," said Donna Moyers, the school district's operations coordinator. That likely


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