Will County (IL)

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Municipalities and Districts


Old Frequencies

  • 453.08750 WQGE861 M Bbrk Parks 1 Park District
  • 458.08750 WQGE861 M Bbrk Parks 2 Park District


  • WQRJ439 Joliet Public Library: 461.225, 461.950 portables (NFM)
  • WRCE613 Ironwood Golf Course (Park District): 452.5625 repeater (NFM, digital)
  • WQEL588 Water Data, deleting 452.5125, 452.6125, 452.575, changing to 452.0125

Joliet Township

Emergency Services

Will County 911: Police/Fire

  • 9 PSAPS WESCOM (8 FD, 5 PD), EASTCOM, Joliet (JPD, JFD), Romeoville (PD), Lincolnway (3 PDs), Wilmington (PD, Elwood FD, Custer Park FD), Braidwood (BFD, BPD), Steger, Will County. Will County EMA is backup for 911.
  • Beecher PD, Monee PD, Peotone PD have switched to the Will County Public Safety system.

As of December 2017, Will County Law Enforcement and Fire are using multiple radio systems as follows:

Police Agencies

Agencies on South Patrol (Will Co P25 TRS - TG 20001)

  • Braidwood PD
  • Sheriff Central Units
  • Sheriff Lincolnway Units
  • Sheriff East Units
  • Sheriff South Units
  • Will Co Forest Preserve Police

Agencies on North Patrol (Will Co P25 TRS - TG 20003)

  • Romeoville PD
  • Sheriff North Units
  • Rockdale PD
  • Sheriff Civil Processes
  • Will Co Probation
  • ADF Transports (Adult Detention Facility)

Agencies on Central Patrol (Will Co P25 TRS - TG 20005)

  • Frankfort PD
  • Manhattan PD
  • Mokena PD
  • New Lenox PD
  • Sheriff Homer Glen

East Group agencies are Encrypted on STARCOM21.

  • Beecher PD
  • Crete PD
  • Monee PD
  • Peotone PD
  • Steger PD
  • South Chicago Heights PD
  • University Park PD

Fire Agencies

East Group (Eastcom VHF Repeater)

  • Steger FD
  • Steger Estates FD
  • South Chicago Heights FD
  • University Park FD
  • Crete FD
  • Beecher FD
  • Crete Township FD
  • Monee FD
  • Peotone FD

West Group (Lincolnway VHF Repeater)

  • East Joliet FD
  • Frankfort FD
  • Manhattan FD
  • New Lenox FD
  • Romeoville FD
  • Mokena FD


Provena Mercy Center

  • KJ5715 155.2200 Mobile (11K Aurora)
  • KQY609 155.2200 Mobile (11K Joliet)

Silver Cross Hospital (Joliet)

Central Dispatch Agencies

EASTCOM - Eastern Will County Communications Network

Some ops (For Peotone, Beecher, Monee) now on Will County TRS. Dispatches for: Crete, Crete Township, Beecher, Steger, University Park

1/12 - Still hearing occasional traffic on old VHF East Com freqency 155.1450 225.7PL. Have heard Beecher and Monee use this as car to car or as a talk around of the Will County trunked system they normally use.


Fire MABAS Division 15 Dispatch

  • For Plainfield, Troy, Channahan, Lockport, Northwest Homer, Rockdale, Wilmington, Minooka
  • 155.3550 Paging Bases at:
    • WQAG716: Plainfield, Shorewood, Channahon, Lockport, Homer Glen, Rockdale
    • WQAG719: Lockport, Wilmington, Plainfield, Seward Township (Kendall), Braidwood (Will), Minooka (Grundy)
    • WPWL581: Shorewood (Will)
    • WQJD352: Lockport (Will) (Lockport Twp. primarily dispatched on 154.8525), Elwood, and Custer Park. FCC application to add site at the water tower on Taylor road in Romeoville


  • 12/5/10 - WESCOM converted its analog "Police 1" system (158.8500 88.5 PL) to narrowband AND simulcast. This system covers Channahon, Shorewood, Wilmington and Braidwood. These transmitters are linked by microwave and "timed" by way of GPS synchronization. The transmitters "re-train" each day (usually at 2am) and re-sync to make sure the overlap zones have good signal. You may hear what sounds like data bursts when "re-training" occurs. Each transmit site also has a voting receiver.
    • There are 4 additional free-standing receivers which are recycled Motorola TAC receivers (8 total receive sites).
    • Tait processes the audio, cleans it up, and sends each audio path to the voter. (This was all done under a series of grants and has been VERY cost effective for WESCOM agencies.
  • 2/11 WPCV634 158.85 R adding sites at Braidwood, Channahon, Wilmington; also at Shorewood
  • 6/11 0004759323 FCC Application for STA for testing of 154.8675 as a replacement for 154.875 input to 158.85 repeater.
  • 8/11 FCC Modification to WPCV634 changing 154.8750 to 154.8675 permanently.
  • 1/12 FCC Application 0005049842 for 155.7300 Repeater at Lockport (11K, assoc. call sign: KCQ308)

Orland Central Dispatch

  • Located within the Orland Fire District. The center opened June of 1992, dispatching fire and emergency medical incidents for Orland Park and Orland Hills. In October of 1992, Orland Central began dispatching for the Homer Township Fire District. Since that time, Calumet City, East Joliet, Mokena, and Peotone and Fire are also being dispatched by Orland Central. Orland Central is a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System dispatch center for twelve area fire departments as well. Additional functions of this center are being the Southwest Hazardous Material Response Center as well as handling the Combined Agency Response Team (tactical rescue) for agencies.
    • 10/08 - CARMA member reports now hear Automated Voice Dispatch on 159.045 (for tone out: human on responses)

Orland Park Fire Protection District Website

  • 7/11 - FCC Modification to WPMQ284:
    • add 154.0700 Base at Blue Island
    • add 159.0450 Base/Moible at Oak Forest
    • keep 159.0450, 158.8575 R at Orland Park
    • add 155.3025 Base/Mobile at Orlank Park
    • Delete 159.0450 Base at Lockport, Mokena, Peotone, Romeoville

Lincolnway Communication Center (Frankfort)

  • As of 2/24/09, these Fire Depts are being dispatched on 151.1825 MHz, the new repeater.:
    • Frankfort Fire District, Mokena Fire District, Manhattan Fire District., New Lenox Fire District, East Joliet Fire District (They may still simulcast on 154.4000 MHz, at least for awhile. The new repeater has 2 sites, Frankfort & New Lenox)
  • Police departments Dispatched: New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort

Southwest Central Dispatch

Formerly used 154.400 (91.5) for Manhattan, New Lenox, Frankfort FD fire dispatch. Those agencies are now on 151.1825 123.0 PL dispatched by Lincolnway Dispatch.


Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C (Homer Glen) 451.5125 - Butler School 452.1625 - Goodings Grove School 452.2875 - Hadley Middle School or Homer Junior High School (next to each other) 452.4125 - Hadley Middle School or Homer Junior High School (next to each other) 452.8875 - Schilling School and Young School (across the street from each other)

Lockport High School District 205 "East and Central campuses ops are using conventional LTR repeaters. They can be monitored as conventional CSQ, LTR having only one LCN each, or together with 2 LCNs but they transmit 1 from each campus." -152.4275 / 157.6875 is for East campus operations - LTR group 0-03-100 -152.99 / 159.885 is for Central campus operations - LTR group 0-07-10

Colleges and Universities

Governors State University (University Park)

  • KXH777 453.600, 453.650 repeaters (NFM) - maintenance?
  • KZZ721 453.900 repeater (NFM) - security?
  • WQFN719 72.32 FXO, 451.2875, 451.3625, 451.3875, 451.4875, 451.5625, 451.5875, 451.6125, 451.6875, 451.7375, 452.1125, 452.1375, 452.1625, 452.4125, 452.6625, 452.8125, 452.8375 portables (NFM)
  • WQQQ515 464.6875 repeater (NFM/DMR)
  • WQTW309 464.2125, 464.3875, 464.8125 trunked repeaters (DMR)
  • WQTW310 466.200, 466.225, 466.250, 466.275, 466.300 portables (NFM/DMR)

Joliet Junior College

  • WQSJ855 461.325, 462.050 repeaters (Houbolt Rd); 452.4375 repeater (West Romo Road); 451.8625 repeater (North Ottawa Rd); 461.8125 repeater (Laraway Rd) - all NFM/DMR

Lewis University (Romeoville)

  • KD54000 461.8875 low power repeater w/phone patch (NFM)

University of St. Francis (Joliet)

  • WQII933 452.4625 (security/maintenance?), 461.275 repeaters, 451.3125 (maintenance?), 456.7625, 457.0875 portables (Main Campus, NFM/DMR); 462.0875 repeater (St. Bonaventure Campus, NFM/DMR); 463.6875 repeater (St. Clare Campus, NFM/DMR)
  • 461.4125 192.8 PL reported as Security [No License] - date?

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