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‘Abhorrent threats’: Gov. JB Pritzker responds after spike in bomb threats made against Illinois libraries

Governor JB Pritzker said that authorities are working to combat and prosecute the “abhorrent” bomb threats that have been targeting libraries throughout Illinois. Pritzker released a statement Friday saying he condemns the threats made this week towards libraries. “The threat of violence is disgusting, particularly because it is against institutions that are vitally important to […]

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Bomb threat made toward library in Libertyville amid rash of bomb threats in Chicagoland area

A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a library in Libertyville Tuesday evening on the same day numerous other libraries in the Chicagoland area received bomb threats. The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 5 p.m. Tuesday to Cook Memorial Library, 413 North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. Libertyville Deputy Police Chief Chad […]

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‘A challenging time’: Bomb threat made against Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee for at least third time in 2 weeks

The Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee has once again reopened after it was evacuated Tuesday following its at least third bomb threat in less than two weeks. The library abruptly announced around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday that it was closed and all programs were canceled for the day due to an emergency. The library later confirmed […]

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Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee reopens again following 2nd bomb threat in past week

The Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee has once again reopened after it was evacuated Monday following its second bomb threat in recent days, police said. The Gurnee Police Department responded around 12:30 p.m. Monday to the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 O’Plaine Road in Gurnee, for a bomb threat. The library received the threat through email, […]

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Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee reopens after being evacuated due to bomb threat

Officials say the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee has reopened after it was evacuated due to a bomb threat that other local libraries also received. The¬†Warren-Newport Public Library said they received a bomb threat around 6:02 p.m. Thursday. The threat came in through the library’s chat reference service. Library staff followed their emergency procedures and […]

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No jail time for Woodstock man convicted of calling in bomb threat that prompted evacuation of over 1,000 employees

A Woodstock man was sentenced to conditional discharge after pleading guilty to calling in a bomb threat to a national real estate company which prompted the evacuation of over 1,000 employees. Patrick S. Bangeman, 76, of the 300 block of Railroad Street in Woodstock, was charged last May with transmitting a false bomb threat, a […]