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(CBS2News)-(CBS) CHICAGO Chicago area radio and TV stations were taken over for a few minutes Tuesday morning, after what was supposed to be a test of a new satellite warning network instead activated the Emergency Alert System.
"At this time, we don’t know why the federal government used a 'hot' or active code rather than a test code when they sent out this test message," Illinois Emergency Management Agency director Andrew Velasquez said in a news release.