CHICAGO (CBS) — An apparent computer failure has led to disruption of 911 service in four Illinois counties.
Telecom company Frontier had a 911 service failure at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, affecting Ogle, DeKalb, Lee and Stephenson counties, according to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Man With 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo When He Was Fatally Shot By Police Facing Felony Gun Charges
Initially people were being told to dial police numbers directly, in the event of an emergency; but officials have managed to re-route 911 calls so they’re getting through to the counties’ respective sheriff’s departments.READ MORE: At Least 10 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
The DeKalb Police Department, on its Facebook page, said it’s likely service will be down all day and into the night.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Killed, Two Others Injured In Wentworth Gardens Shooting
Frontier, according to police, is working on solving the problem.