Welcome to the website of the Tazewell County, Illinois Emergency Telephone System Board. The Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board, commonly referred to as the Tazewell County 9-1-1 Board or ETSB, is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the 9-1-1 telephone system in Tazewell County, Illinois.

Tazewell County is located in central Illinois, approximately midway between Chicago and St. Louis. Tazewell County covers 658 square miles with a 2000 census population of 128,485 residents.

It is the responsibility of the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board to deliver 9-1-1 service to residents of the following communities: Armington, Creve Coeur, Deer Creek, Delavan, East Peoria, Green Valley, Groveland, Hopedale, Mackinaw, Marquette Heights, Minier, Morton, Pekin, North Pekin, South Pekin, Tremont, Washington and all unincorporated areas of Tazewell County.

The mission of the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board is to plan, implement, control, maintain and upgrade to meet the current and future demands of the 9-1-1 telephone system for the entire County of Tazewell.

We have created the following sections on our website, all accessible via the menu at the top:

9-1-1 Facts: This section provides information and tips on enhanced 9-1-1 calls, wireless 9-1-1 calls and VoIP 9-1-1 calls. Statistics are also available showing the total number of 9-1-1 calls made to each dispatch center in Tazewell County and what type of 9-1-1 call those were.

Dispatch Centers: This section will provide a brief look at the 4 dispatch centers in Tazewell County and the communities that they serve.

About Us: This section contains history on the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board, information on how we are funded, the current makeup of the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board, and brief biographies on the Tazewell County Emergency Telephone System Board staff.

We hope you find the information on this site useful. If you have any questions regarding 9-1-1 service in Tazewell County or the information contained on this website, feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Text to 9-1-1

Text to 9-1-1 functionality is not yet available in Tazewell County, Illinois.  If you have an emergency, please place a voice call to 9-1-1.  We anticipate having text to 9-1-1 available sometime in the near future.

Meeting Notice!

The next meeting of the Tazewell County ETSB is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th at 3:00 p.m. Location: Morton Police Department - Training Room.

9-1-1 Addressing

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Office Info


Tazewell County ETSB
2964 Court Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309)353-4992
Fax: (309)353-5017


8:30 to 4:30
Monday - Friday

*Note: Do not call the number listed above requesting police, fire or EMS services. This is an administrative office only.

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