The Will County Sheriff’s office says three schools were on lockdown and nearby homes evacuated as authorities responded to concerns about an armed university police officer who was holed up in his home.
Schools were placed on lockdown this morning following an armed robbery in the north suburbs.
A lockdown was lifted Thursday morning at the Cook County Jail, after part of the facility lost power during the blizzard this week.
A maximum of security division of the Cook County Jail lost power overnight as the blizzard raged.
Cook County Jail will be placed on lockdown for at least 24 hours in anticipation of the blizzard heading for the Chicago area.