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Independence Grove Forest Preserve still closed due to bomb scare

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville was closed Wednesday and will remain closed until further notice following a bomb threat received Tuesday night. Lake County Forest Preserve District Ranger Police said the park will not reopen until a complete investigation of the threat is completed.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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Lake County Forest Preserve District Ranger Police are blocking several entrances to Independence Grove Forest Preserve on Wednesday, following a bomb threat received Tuesday night. The preserve near Libertyville will remain closed until further notice.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville will remain closed until further notice following a bomb threat that shut down activities Tuesday night, officials said. One of the Lake County Forest Preserve District's largest and most popular facilities remained closed Wednesday as authorities led by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lake County Forest Preserve Ranger Police continued the investigation.
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    • Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville was closed Wednesday and will remain closed until further notice following a bomb threat received Tuesday night. Lake County Forest Preserve District Ranger Police said the park will not reopen until a complete investigation of the threat is completed.
    • Lake County Forest Preserve District Ranger Police are blocking several entrances to Independence Grove Forest Preserve on Wednesday, following a bomb threat received Tuesday night. The preserve near Libertyville will remain closed until further notice.
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