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Bomb squad called after military device found washed up at nature preserve near Highland Park

Officials say the bomb squad was called after a military device was found along the shoreline at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve near Highland Park, less than two months after the preserve reopened to the public. The Highland Park Police Department, Lake County Forest Preserves Police and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 1:20 p.m. Saturday […]

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Police say the explosives materials found on Highland Park shoreline were grenade, aircraft flares

Police say that the explosive materials found twice last week on a shoreline in Highland Park were a hand grenade and aircraft flares, possibly from World War II. The Highland Park Police Department responded on April 6 around 2:57 p.m. to the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, 3136 Patten Road, for a report of explosive materials found. […]

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Bomb squad responds after explosives material located twice in one week in Highland Park forest preserve

Police and the bomb squad recovered explosive materials near a shoreline at a Highland Park forest preserve twice this week, officials said, adding that they are working with the military on the situation. The Highland Park Police Department responded first on Tuesday to the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, 3136 Patten Road, for a report of explosive […]