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New Area Code A Week Away

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 1, 2009 6:45PM

Now that we've dealt with the annual "fall back," (you did fall back, didn't you?), it's time to focus on...well, how about the new area code? The new code - 872 - cranks up Saturday, November 7. But perhaps the biggest change for locals will be the institution of 11-digit dialing. Instead of just dialing a seven digit number and having it get redirected to the proper area code (i.e., 312 or 773), you'll now have to add 1 + the appropriate area code to the number as well. [Tribune]