“If you ever come across anything suspicious like this item, please do not pick it up, contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance”
Consultants hired by the U.S. Navy spent several days this month working at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve as part of an ongoing study launched following the discovery of explosives there eight months earlier. Experts from five states took part in three days of field work at the lakefront site, according to Openlands, the nonprofit that owns the 77-acre property on the site of the former Fort Sheridan military base, which closed in 1993 and has been a nature preserve since 2007. The preserve has been closed to the public since the first week of April following the discovery of three military artifacts on the property. Initially, Defense Department representatives concluded that the discoveries were “anomalies” that do not require further investigation, but officials with the nonprofit said the military’s investigation was not good enough to ensure the safety of the public. Openlands hired the owner of bomb-sniffing dogs to check the area, which resulted in the discovery of another “area of concern” in May. Later that month, city officials asked the military to conduct an on-site investigation.
Photo-Experts from five states were on hand earlier this month at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park, according to Chicago-based nonprofit Openlands. (Naval Station Great Lakes)
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