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Kane County court buildings reopened after bomb threats

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 11:54 a.m. CDT
(Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com)
The Kane County Judicial Center is evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was reported.

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The Kane County Sheriff's Department is investigating bomb threats made against the Kane County Judicial Center, the branch court and the Elgin Branch Court.

All three buildings had been closed and were evacuated, but a tweet sent by the sheriff's department indicates they have reopened and that "court call will resume at 1 p.m."

Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez said there are a couple of suspects in the case, and that bomb units had been going through the buildings, "room by room."

Perez said that a call was received at 9:40 a.m. today at the Kane County Circuit Clerk's Office, and the caller said, "a lot of people in Kane County are going to die today." Another phone call indicated that there were four bombs set up at the courthouse.

Lt. Pat Gengler, spokesman for the sheriff's department, said the sheriff's office is "currently investigating a series of bomb threats made against three separate courthouses."

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