Bomb threats target Chicago-area public libraries

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Numerous libraries around the Chicago area have been closed due to bomb threats on Tuesday, according to police.

The Harold Washington Library in Chicago was the subject of one threat, according to Total Traffic. Police activity has been reported at Van Buren and State Street, and an investigation remains underway.

Police in suburban Aurora have also shut down downtown streets after a reported bomb threat against the city's public libraries Tuesday afternoon.

According to authorities, the threat targeted the library in the 100 block of South River Street, with officers currently evacuating workers and closing down streets in the area.

Police have deployed officers to all three libraries in the community after the threats, according to officials.

Another threat was relayed to the Addison Public Library. Police there say that no explosive was found, and the building was safely evacuated.

Evanston police also responded to a bomb threat at their public library, but "no threat was substantiated," police said.

Finally, Schaumburg Township District Libraries are closed for the remainder of the day due to "unforeseen emergencies," officials say.

We will update this story with details as they become available.

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