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Is my town encrypted

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Nov 2, 2016
When I do a search for my towns frequencies on this site it says that they're all encrypted as of 9/16. I just ordered a Uniden Hp436 and i'm hoping to pick up police, fire, ect. Does this mean I will not be able to pick them up on my scanner?
my search is for Stephenson County Illinois...under the frequencies for Freeport it says all encrypted as of 9/16.

any help is appreciated!
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