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New outage planned to help eliminate outages

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City of Evanston information technology workers will take the city's internet and phone services down this evening for scheduled maintenance and upgrades following recent unplanned outages in the system.

The city's network went down for several hours on Tuesday and for much of a weekend last October.

Tonight's downtime is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. It's scheduled to last between 30 minutes and four hours.

The city and library websites, email and non-emergency phone services will be unavailable, but officials say there will be no impact to radio services or 911.

During the outage, residents with non-emergency police issues may dial 847-878-2382 or 312-448-3297.

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