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Bomb threat made to Wilmette library

Wilmette police are investigating a bomb threat to the Wilmette Public Library on Thursday afternoon.

The threat came to the Wilmette Police Department around 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, when police responded and evacuated and closed the library for the day “out of an abundance of caution,” Police Chief Kyle Murphy said.

Murphy said at 3:30 p.m. Thursday that there is “no indication at this point that (the bomb threat) was valid.”

The police department was receiving assistance from Cook County explosive team in a search of the library building at 1242 Wilmette Ave.

Glencoe Public Library

The Glencoe Public Library is also closed for the day. A social media post attributes the closing to an “unforeseen building emergency.” Glencoe Public Safety Deputy Chief Andrew Perley said his department is not aware of a threat made to the library and library officials decided to close because of the threat made to Wilmette’s library.

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