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SWAT team called after armed man threatens to blow up apartment building in North Chicago

A SWAT team and the bomb squad were called to a North Chicago apartment Monday after an armed man threatened police with explosives during an attempted eviction. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division arrived at an apartment in the 1700 block of Sheridan Road in North Chicago around 10 a.m. Monday. Lake County […]

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Store evacuated following unfounded bomb threat at Walmart in Antioch

The Walmart in Antioch was evacuated Thursday morning following a bomb threat, but no explosives devices were found, police said. The Antioch Police Department responded around 7:30 a.m. Thursday to the Walmart, 475 East Route 173, for a report of a bomb threat. Antioch Police Department Detective Sergeant Charles Smith told Lake and McHenry County […]

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Police arrest man who threatened to bomb “the school” and harm others in Huntley

A homeless man who allegedly threatened to bomb “the school” and harm people was arrested after Huntley Community School District 158 officials tipped off police regarding the threat. Jonathan M. Franzen, 22, who has no permanent address, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor. The Huntley Police Department was notified […]

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Harvard man charged after explosive substance, gun recovered following social media threat

Police and federal authorities recovered an explosive substance, ammunition and an illegally possessed gun from a Harvard man who allegedly made social media threats to use a homemade explosive device. Evan G. Fazio, 24, of the 1400 block of Northfield Court in Harvard, was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, misdemeanor possession of […]