MINOOKA — A polling station in Minooka was evacuated for approximately 30 minutes this morning by the Minooka Fire Department due to a gas leak, according to Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson.
Olson said the Lakewood Trails clubhouse at 401 Misty Creek Drive had seven to nine voters along with election personnel in the building when it was evacuated.
The evacuation was prompted by a strong smell of natural gas. The Building was immediately assessed by the Minooka Fire Protection District along with Nicor Gas. The cause of the gas was quickly located and the appropriate action was taken, according to a press release from the Grundy County Clerk’s Office.
Olson said the County Clerk’s Office has been in contact with the Grundy County State’s Attorney and the Illinois State Board of Elections. In accordance with Illinois Election Code, a court order was issued, extending the hours of Aux Sable 5 polling location to 7:30 p.m.
Voters with questions or concerns may contact the Grundy County Clerk’s office at 815-9419-3222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org