State offers lesson on handling suspicious deliveries


The state offers a new resource to help you learn how to deal with a suspicious package if it arrives at your workplace.

The Illinois Terrorism Task Force introduced a web-based training course Wednesday to teach employees how to deal with suspicious mail, packages and explosives. Two government agencies in Springfield received suspicious packages in recent weeks and task force officials say it's important to be prepared.

"We felt that it was only prudent to make sure we had these types of materials available to ensure that people knew exactly what to do in the event that they encountered a suspicious package. That's why this particular information is critical and key," said Andrew Velasquez III, the state's Homeland Security Advisor and IEMA Director.

You can download the training materials from

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