On May 3, 2017 the Lincolnwood Police Department was advised of a fake news story circulating on the internet about a reported shooting at the Lincolnwood Town Center. Several phone call inquiries have been received from concerned community members. No such incident has occurred and the police department is making a concerted effort to reassure the public that this is a spurious report with no factual basis. Social media outlets are being contacted to have any and all such incorrect posts removed immediately.
Please do not hesitate to call the police or 9-1-1 regarding any other fake news stories involving the police department that might be generated in the future. We’re here to provide public safety and service. Anonymous tips can be left at (847) 673-2167.