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Three Lock Box is DONE!  Thanks to Buck Brothers, Northern Illinois Full Service John Deere Dealer!  

All 3 keys have been found! Listen this week to the Tom and Emily Morning Show to hear from the key finders and to find out what they won! Scott from Crystal Lake found the final key.

 

One at a time, we hid three 'keys'.  We gave you clues about the location of the hidden keys.  People found the keys, and they won something BIG!  Here's the prizes for this year... 

 

 

Trip for two to see the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival anywhere in the Lower 48!.

 

Trip for two to the all-inclusive Riu Palace Pacifico in Puerto Vallarta. Courtesy of Funjet Vacations.

Trip for two to see Linkin Park anywhere in the Lower 48!

 

Thanks to Buck Brothers, Northern Illinois Full Service John Deere Dealer, Fox World Travel, and Funjet Vacations

 

 


 
Key #3 - Recap
 
Key #3 was hidden inside a bush in Shiloh Park in Zion, in a smaller bush, next to the towering bushes in the image. Scott from Crystal Lake found the third key.  Reasons behind the clues below.
 


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Key #3 - Week One - Clues/Reasons
 
Week One (a hidden clue was being delivered via the first letter of every daily clue)
 
TUESDAY  
 
7:20 –    THIS KEY IS HOLY  (KEY IS IN ZION, LOCATION IN RELIGIOUS TEXTS)
12:20 –  HEAD INTO THE BATTLE  (KEY IS IN SHILOH PARK, SHILOH AN INFAMOUS CIVIL WAR BATTLE)
5:20 –    EMISSARIES INCLUDE PAT AND DICK! (KEY IN ILLINOIS, GOVERNOR PAT QUINN, SENATOR DICK DURBIN)
 
 
WEDNESDAY  
 
7:20 –       PEEL BACK THE LAYERS  (KEY HIDDEN IN A BUSH)
12:20 –     OPEN HER UP, OR HIM... WE DIDN'T CHECK (KEY HIDDEN IN A BUSH)
5:20 –       RIDE AND FIND!  (KEY LOCATED NEXT TO A PLAYGROUND)
 
 
THURSDAY  
 
7:20 –        TAKE A VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM (ACTOR RICHARD BULL IS FROM ZION, APPEARED IN 'VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)
12:20 –      FLORIDA LOOKS SIMILAR (A PENISULA IS IN A PARK NEXT TO THE KEY)
5:20 –        EXAMINE THE BUSH... GIGGITY (KEY IS IN A BUSH)
 
 
FRIDAY  
 
7:20 –      NOW THE WORLD DON'T MOVE  (OPENING TO DIFFERENT STROKES THEME, SHOW STARRED ZION NATIVE GARY COLEMAN)
12:20 –    CUT THE CHEESE (KEY IS NOT IN WISCONSIN)
5:20 –      EDDIE VEDDER  (SONG BY LOCAL H, BAND FROM ZION)
 
 
EMAIL CLUE –     AT SIGN THREELOCKBOXKEY (TWITTER ACCOUNT @THREELOCKBOXKEY GAVE ADDITIONAL CLUE)
 
F STARBOARD (KEY NEXT TO PORT SHILOH, PORT IS OPPOSITE OF STARBOARD)
 
 
Week Two
 
MONDAY  
 
7:20 –       IGNORE JESSE JACKSON IN 2000 (IN 2000, JESSE JACKSON SAID 'STAY OUT THE BUSHES)
12:20 –     SHY HIGH IS THE OPPOSITE (KEY IN SHILOH PARK, SHY LOW)
5:20 –       EASTERN QUADRANT (KEY IN THE EASTERN QUADRANT OF SHILOH PARK)
 
 
TUESDAY  
 
7:20 –        AS GOOD AS DEAD (NAME OF LOCAL H ALBUM, BAND FROM ZION)
 
 
 

 
Key # 2 - Recap
 
 
 
 
Jennifer from Fox Lake found Key #2 in Buffalo Grove, here's a pic of the hiding place.  It was hidden underneath the 3rd base bench inside the baseball diamond at the Alcott Center in Buffalo Grove.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alcott Center -  905 W Dundee Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
 
 
 
Key #2 - Clues / Reasons
 
Week One
 
 
MONDAY 5/12
 
7:20 –  My Body is the Schist (Earth Rock)
12:20 – The Only Way to Organize a Space Party (Plan It [Planet])
5:20 –  It’s expensive to live Here, but you get a free round-trip every year! (Earth, trip around the Sun)
 
TUESDAY 5/13
 
7:20 – Martha Stewart, Merica’ (Merica’)
12:20 – 1 percent? I am the 4.8 percent! (North America takes up 4.8% of the planets’ surface)
5:20 – I have highs and lows.. on the same side  (Mt McKinley, Ak; Death Valley, CA both West)
 
 
WEDNESDAY 5/14
 
7:20 –  I’m two-thirds “Old Glory” (US Flag colors are Old Glory Red, White, Old Glory Blue)
12:20 – The Land of Milk and Honey.. and Cereal (More Breakfast cereal is made in Battle Creek, MI, USA than anywhere else in the world)
5:20 –Puff, Puff, Pass my Declaration (Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp) 
 
 
THURSDAY 5/15
 
7:20 – SDRAWKCAB SWOLF YTIC GIB RUO (Chicago River only river in the world that flows backwards)
12:20 – Home of the Cardinals, where Cardinals are not welcome (Illinois, State Bird)
5:20 – Superman kind of State (Metropolis, IL. Metroplolis the hometown of Superman)
 
 
FRIDAY 5/16
 
7:20 –  Chantal Coady (Chef/Cook)
12:20 –  Bill Granger (Chef/Cook)
5:20 –  Beca Pirkis (Chef/Cook) 
 
EMAIL CLUE? –  THE COOK’S POT IS DEEP, INITIALS ARE (KEY)! (COOK COUNTY> BUFFALO GROVE>BISON PARK – NOT THERE, BUT CLOSE BY)
 
 
Week Two 
 
 
MONDAY 5/19
 
7:20 – Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill)
12:20 – This Aint No Funky Reggae Party, 5 Dollars At The Door (Sublime – Garden Grove lyric)
5:20 – Tell Your Mama, Girl, I Can’t Stay Long, We Got Things We Gotta Catch Up On (Neil Diamond – Cherry, Cherry lyric)
 
 
TUESDAY 5/20
 
7:20 – Where the Buffalo Roam, or Animals like it (Bison Park)
12:20 – Cross the street, you had better have your pride (Lions Park, pride of lions)
5:20 – It’s not quite Ford Field, but I’m still getting the same sense of SUCKERY (Lions Park)
 
 
WEDNESDAY 5/21
 
7:20 – Don’t be the PARK PERVERT! (In reference to Park Perv Caller on Open Phone Thursday)
12:20 – Take a Hike Pervert, a Scenic, 10 minute Hike should do it! (Long path that leads from Lions Park to Alcott Center – Park District)
 
 
 

 
Key #1 - Recap
 
 
 
Chris from McHenry found the first key, below you can hear a brief description of where it was. 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Key #1 - Recap

Location - Near McHenry Park, behind the Moose Lodge

 
 
 
Clues - Reasons
 
 
MONDAY 4/28
 
7:20 –  HTRAE  (Backwards talk!)
12:20 – Mercy, Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye song, became one of his most poignant anthems of sorrow regarding Earth, and the environment)
5:20 –  I’m eager, you’re eager, we’re all eager! (E means EAGER and EARTH in “My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles”)
 
 
TUESDAY 4/29
 
7:20 – The FAT dragon! (North America looks like a big, fat dragon )
12:20 –  24 of these.  (24 countries in NA) 
5:20 – If the Vespa and Gucci had a baby…  North America named after Amerigo Vespucci…
 
WEDNESDAY 4/30
 
7:20 –  Underneath a Maple Leaf (Canada known for “Maple Leaf”, U.S.A is “under” Canada)
12:20 – There’s 52, in Emily Land… (52 States in Emily Land… 50 States in the U.S.A)
5:20 – A sideways duck (USA looks like a duck if turned to the side) 
 
THURSDAY 5/1
 
7:20 – Lucky #21 (Illinois = 21st state in the U.S.A)
12:20 –  Swing your partner, round and round! (The Illinois state dance is square dancing!)
5:20 – Lactose Intolerant (NOT Wisconsin! Known for “Cheeseheads”) 
 
FRIDAY 5/2
 
7:20 – Second from the left (McHenry County second from the left in Northern IL)  
12:20 –MAJOR BILL (McHenry County named after Major William McHenry)
5:20 – AK-47 (Johnsburg looks like a gun!)
 
EMAIL CLUE –  STAY OUT OF THE LAKE!!! (KEY is NOT in Lake County!)
 
 
MONDAY 5/5
 
7:20 –  Sorry, no pets allowed (No pets allowed @ McHenry Township)
12:20 – Vampires don’t stand a chance (Park closed @ dusk) 
5:20 – You can almost see it from left field… (Key near left field @ MT baseball field)
 
 
TUESDAY 5/6
 
7:20 – Behind Rocky’s friend…  (As in Bullwinkle, behind the Moose Club)
12:20 – You must first pass the Lift Master…  (MT has “liftmaster” @ their entrance)
5:20 – Veer left (Take a left once you enter the park)
 
WEDNESDAY 5/7
 
7:20 –  Stay out of the mulch (Key not far from a massive mulch pile)
12:20 – Don’t give him one… Teach him how. (Next to FISH of McHenry Food Pantry…sign is full of colorful fishy’s)