Non-emergency phone lines cut after suburb didn't pay bills

AP

Print Article

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) Non-emergency police and fire numbers in the Chicago suburb of Harvey were disconnected for three days last month after city officials failed to pay bills.

The Daily Southtown reports that residents who tried to call the non-emergency numbers got a dead phone line. That's because Harvey officials say they were unaware of one of the city's many telephone service providers and had over $14,000 in unpaid charges.

The provider, Access One, disconnected about 15 city phone lines after sending a final notice and receiving no response. The disconnected lines included some used by the police and fire department.

The city's 911 service wasn't affected.

Police Chief Eddie Winters says he's not aware of any serious issues that weren't addressed because of the phone problem.

___

Information from: Southtown Star, http://southtownstar.chicagotribune.com/

Print Article

Read More Illinois News

Fact or fiction? Central Illinois event examines war films

AP

September 23, 2019 at 4:01 am | SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A special event in central Illinois will dig into the facts and fiction showcased in some of Hollywood's best known war films. Mark DePue, oral historian for the Abraham ...

Comments

Read More

Fort Massac State Park encampment planned for October

AP

September 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) The annual encampment at Fort Massac State Park in southern Illinois will be Oct. 19-20. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Greater Metropolis Convention...

Comments

Read More

Gary to raze hospital built to serve city's black community

AP

September 23, 2019 at 4:50 am | GARY, Ind. (AP) The northwestern Indiana city of Gary plans to raze a long-abandoned hospital built 90 years ago to serve the city's black community at a time when they weren't welcome at so-called...

Comments

Read More

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Day Lotto' game

AP

September 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm | SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "Lucky Day Lotto" game were: 16-19-32-36-42 (sixteen, nineteen, thirty-two, thirty-six, fort...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2019 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X