Nothing suspicious found in sweep of Aurora University


Share
Originally Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 11:04 am
Last Updated: March 21, 2013, 8:14 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A police sweep of the Aurora University campus in suburban Chicago is complete and nothing suspicious has been found.

Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli says the sweep was conducted in response to multiple emails containing bomb threats. The emails began around 8 a.m.

The university canceled classes and employees were sent home. University spokesman Steve McFarland says the school received three or four similar e-mails containing non-specific bomb threats.

About 650 students living on campus were being relocated to an Aurora elementary school, but the university said it planned to allow them to return in the afternoon.

Aurora University is about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago.

___

Online: http://www.aurora.edu














 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




(More History)