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BLOOMINGTON — County crews were scheduled to work Tuesday night to repair equipment that allowed the county to keep most areas of the Law and Justice Center operating during a power outage.

An electrical problem earlier in the day put sections of the building that includes court functions and the county jail on emergency back-up power.

County Administrator Bill Wasson said the county is still working to determine the cause of the outage. Meanwhile, repairs were expected to be completed Tuesday night on the back-up system.

"We believe power will be restored fully by sometime this evening," Wasson said late Tuesday afternoon.

"Some overload equipment functioned properly to avoid substantial damage and that equipment now needs to be replaced," said Wasson.

Phone service affected by the problem was restored late Tuesday morning.

The three upper floors of the building were operating on stand-by power systems. The courts and circuit clerk's offices are open, but some systems in the clerk's offices were impacted.  

Contact Edith Brady-Lunny at (309) 820-3276. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_blunny


McLean County Courts Reporter

McLean County courts reporter for The Pantagraph.

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