A military flare that McHenry County Board member Randy Donley found in the driveway at his Union place of business created a bomb scare when he told the Sheriff’s Department after arriving in Woodstock for a County Board meeting.
Donley asked his employees if any knew what it was, concluded it might be a pipe bomb, put it in his vehicle to show the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.
When I arrived shortly before the 7 P.M. starting time, I noticed that squad cars were blocking the back entrance to the Government Center’s parking lot.
I later was told that the Kane County Bomb Squad had been called to handle the situation.
Periodically, members of the Sheriff’s Department came to confer with Donley as the board meeting continued.
The approval of expansion of a business connected to an orchard on Route 176 east of Franklinville Road droned on and on (for at least two hours).
After the board meeting adjourned, Donley filled me on the details.