The City of Evanston’s computer network remains down today after going out of service about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says all non-emergency phones, the email system and city website were not accessible as of earlier this morning, although at this hour it appears the city website is working again.
Bobkiewicz says the outage was caused by a hardware failure that will require new equipment to repair and that the outage is expected to continue for much of the day today, possibly until as late as 7 p.m.
Residents are being asked to call 9-1-1 for all emergency and non-emergency police services.
Update 12:30 p.m.: The Evanston Public Library is also closed today because of the computer problem.
Update: 8:50 p.m.: Bobkiewicz says all the city’s phone and computer systems are now back up and running.