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Nothing found after report of suspicious package at Thompson Center

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Officials found nothing harmful after investigating a report of a suspicious package Friday afternoon at the James R. Thompson Center downtown.

Someone called police about 12:25 p.m. to report a suspicious package at the building in the 100 block of West Randolph Street, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

Nearby streets were closed to traffic as authorities investigated, Estrada said.

Police had said authorities would evacuate the building. However, an employee who works in the building said workers in her office were told to stay in place, and that no one was allowed back into the building.

Investigators cleared the building by about 2:45 p.m. and nothing harmful was found, police said.

Trains on the CTA's Blue, Brown, Green Orange, Purple and Pink lines temporarily bypassed the CTA's Clark/Lake station, which is partially located in the building. Those lines are running normally against as of Friday afternoon.

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