Measure Would Add Funding To Poison Call Center By WNIJ • Feb 27, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Illinois Senators will consider legislation to keep the state poison call center open. The Illinois Poison Center handles thousands of calls each year. Read the Proposal TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Two Cents For Poison Hotline? By Susan Stephens • May 23, 2013 The Illinois Poison Center has been taking calls from worried parents for sixty years. Now it’s asking the public to make an emergency call on its behalf.