Lockdown...

Interesting things are afoot in Geneva, IL, today. And I swear I had nothing to do with any of it. Honest!

I saw a Tweet from the City of Geneva (which is where Katie, Nathan, and I live in the far west Chicago suburbs). It read...

That is all of a half mile from our house, as the proverbial crow flies. Also in the immediate area is a very busy shopping area (Geneva Commons), commuter/commercial train line, two train stations, a police station and jail, an elementary school, two middle schools (although much more distant), and a very busy north-south roadway. Simply put, any number of ways a person could escape or cause havoc.

Katie's at work several miles north. I'm at work a half hour southeast.

However, Nathan is currently at home with my mother-in-law. I called to let her know what is going on and to not answer the door. She texted to tell me that there was a police helicopter immediately over our house. The good thing is, though, that Nathan isn't noticing any of it.

I'm just glad I found out early enough as...

I hope everyone is safe and this situation is resolved quickly. No, not just because of my appointment, but because it simply needs to be.

Update - 11:12 a.m.: per the City of Geneva website, the hard lockdown at Delnor Hospital has been lifted but two soft lockdowns at nearby elementary schools are still in place.

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Marie

I hope it gets cleared up too!

In regards to helicopters, we have those alllllllllllllllllllllllll the time here. Where I work, where we live, every.single.area. I don't even pay attention to them anymore. P.S. They can be REALLY annoying sometimes.

kapgar


Nathan is apparently eating it up. 

Marty Mankins

Dang. That's some scary stuff going on so close to home.

kapgar


It was. 

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