Chicago region is currently unreachable due to the fact that Steadfast's network has failed due to problems with what was supposed to be "non-intrusive" maintenance. You can read their status on their website.
Rest assured that we are applying pressure on Steadfast to correct this issue immediately.
To ensure that other systems run properly, we have turned off the queue runner while this gets resolved. If you need something done in the LA or Germany regions, please open a ticket as the queue will be purged before we start the queue runner back up to ensure that people do not unnecessarily restart their VPSes.
There have been issues with systeminplace's Chicago VPSs since midnight. While they were supposed to have been fixed by noon, both systeminplace and steadfast continue to report problems. There may be slowness and/or downtime until the issue is completely resolved