Illinois residents began reporting problems with their cards â¿¿ known as LINK in that state â¿¿ on Saturday morning, said Januari Smith, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Human Services.Smith said that typically when the cards aren't working retailers can call a backup phone number to find out how much money customers have available in their account. But that information also was unavailable because of the outage, so customers weren't able to use their cards.
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