Illinois State Capitol

State Capitol Closed Monday By Bomb Threat

Dec 5, 2017

A bomb threat Monday led to the evacuation of the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, but the building was reopened after authorities concluded there was no danger.

Dave Drucker, a spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White, says the threat was phoned in about 2:30 p.m. Monday, and Secretary of State Police evacuated the Capitol in downtown Springfield.

Drucker says the department's bomb-sniffing dog was on the scene.

However, Capitol Police reopened the building about three hours later after no bomb was found.

senatorsilverstein.com

Chicago Democrat Ira Silverstein is resigning his leadership position in the Illinois Senate following accusations he sexually harassed an advocate working with him on a bill. 

Silverstein represents Lincolnwood and parts of other towns in the northern Chicago suburbs. 

Lobbyist Denise Rotheimer publicly accused him of harassing her last year.