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Suspicious package prompts lockdown at Chicago Bears facility Halas Hall in Lake Forest

A suspicious package prompted an hour-long lockdown Wednesday at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, which is the practice facility for the Chicago Bears, officials said. Chicago Bears Vice President of Communications Brandon Faber​ told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a suspicious package was discovered Wednesday morning. The package, which was unmarked, was relocated to […]

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Woman charged with mailing white powder substance to Woodstock Police Department, prompting hazmat response

A homeless woman was charged with mailing a letter containing a white powdery substance to the Woodstock Police Department, prompting a hazardous materials response earlier this month. Terri A. Reed, 34, who is listed as a transient from Woodstock, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a Class 3 felony. Woodstock Police Department Detective […]

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Police, government warn of residents receiving mysterious seeds in the mail

Officials are warning that unsolicited packages of seeds are being sent from China to homes in Lake and McHenry counties and across the United States. The Antioch Police Department and Gurnee Police Department said they both have received reports from residents receiving these packages in the mail. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they received […]