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AT&T’s network went down for many of its customers across the United States Thursday morning, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet.

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Starting at approximately 1:20 p.m. CT on Wednesday, the federal government will begin conducting a nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. 

Chicago City Council

Expecting a tax refund from the state? Well, a new city ordinance may divert that money to City Hall. We talk with some Chicago aldermen about that, and other developments at today's City Council meeting.

Recently, in the news, there was a story about a 24-year-old who gave up using a computer and a cell phone for 90 days. We put two Chicago Tonight staffers to the test to see if they could go "unplugged" -- for just one weekend! We asked them to share their experiences and photos.