Lockdown Lifted At Illinois State Capitol; White Powder Deemed Not To Be HarmfulThe Illinois State Capitol was locked down Thursday afternoon, after a white powder was found in a bathroom, but crews later determined the substance was not dangerous.
Gun Scare Shuts Down Lockport High School Homecoming DanceWhile in custody, the student admitted he had brought a BB gun to the dance, but had passed it to another student when he saw police searching the fieldhouse.
Chilling School Shooting 'Lockdown' Nursery Rhyme Goes ViralA "jarring" nursery rhyme posted in a Massachusetts classroom to help prepare young children for a lockdown has gone viral.
Lockdowns Lifted At Richton Park Schools After Nearby Shooting, StabbingSchools in south suburban Richton Park were locked down for about an hour on Thursday, after a shooting and stabbing about a half mile from Rich South High School.
Blown Stroller Tire Mistaken For Gunshot Prompts Lockdown At Skokie PreschoolA blown stroller tire was mistaken Tuesday morning for a gunshot or explosion at a park district building in north suburban Skokie, prompting a lockdown at the facility and its preschool.
"Mistaken" Report Of Man With Gun Prompts Search Of Schaumburg Office BuildingSchaumburg Police Sgt. Christy Lindhurst said said the reports of a person with a gun turned out to be "mistaken," and the building was reopened by 12:30 p.m.
False Report Of Person With Gun Prompts Lockdown At Joliet Central H.S.Joliet Central High School was placed on hard lockdown Wednesday morning, after a report of someone entering the school with a gun.
Search For Home Invasion Suspect In Naperville Prompts LockdownA search for a home invasion suspect prompted a brief lockdown at a west suburban high school Monday morning.
Car Chase Prompts Lockdown At Lyons Township High SchoolA car chase that ended Thursday in west suburban Countryside prompted a soft lockdown at Lyons Township High School.
Inmate Charged After Handgun Found At Cook County Jail Causing LockdownThe Cook County Sheriff's office announced Thursday that a prisioner has been charged for leaving a loaded handgun in a jail garbage can prompting a lockdown on Tuesday.
Cook County Jail Locked Down After Gun Found In TrashThe sheriff's office a handgun small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, was found in a holding area between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Suspect In Springfield Lockdown Scare Released, Could Still Be ChargedPolice and prosecutors are still trying to determine whether to charge the woman who sprinkled a white, powdery substance in the state Capitol.