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posted: 8/2/2011 1:47 PM

Pipe bomb found in northern Illinois

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Associated Press

CAPRON -- Officials in northern Illinois say a bomb squad was called to dispose of a pipe bomb in Boone County.

The Rockford Register Star reports ( that the Winnebago County Bomb Squad responded to the scene on Monday morning. Boone County Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Ashens says a township employee who was mowing grass found the pipe bomb in a ditch.

Police are investigating the incident.