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Computers go down at all Illinois state motor vehicle sites

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Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

CHICAGO (AP) – A computer outage has affected all of the 138 motor vehicle facilities in Illinois.

Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker says the outage began Wednesday morning and some facilities were coming back online slowly. But Druker recommends people postpone visits if they can.

There was no word on what caused the outage. Technicians from IBM were working with technology staff at the agency to resolve the problem.

Staffers at thefacilities were trying to do as much as possible with pen and paper.

Some customers were being sent home with courtesy cards allowing them to return another time without having to wait in line.