(Joliet, IL) -- Calling 911 may not always be effective when you've traveled outside your area code. That's because many times the call will automatically be routed to an operator in your home town. But a new law requires the state to develop a 9-1-1 transfer system. It'll allow emergency operators to direct calls to the closest first responders and get people the help they need when they need it. Governor Quinn says the law is vital to keeping the public safe.