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Key #3 is out there somewhere!  If you missed a key clue this week, scroll down.

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

Play along with us this year to win a trip to see a rock show at Red Rocks! Located just outside Denver, Red Rocks is the music venue Mother Nature created.  Scroll down for more trip info.

 

One at a time, we hide three 'keys'.  We give you clues about the location of the hidden keys.  Find a key, win a trip to see a rock show at Red Rocks!  

 

Clues announced on the air weekdays at 7:30a, 12:30p, and 5:30p. You can get an additional, premium clue delivered to your inbox every week by signing up to be a member of the WIIL ROCK Army. If you missed a clue this week, see below for a recap. 

 

 

Find a key and win a trip to Red Rocks to see one of these shows!  

 

 

 

Troy from Gurnee found Key #1, Irina from Lake Bluff found Key #2.  Reasons behind the clues and exact locations are below, scroll down... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS & MARILYN MANSON, JULY 13TH.

 

SLIPKNOT, AUGUST 19TH   

INCUBUS AND DEFTONES, AUGUST 24TH

 

 

 

Thanks to Buck Brothers, Northern Illinois Full Service John Deere Dealer.  Rules.

 


 
Key #3 - Week One Clues Recap
 
MONDAY 5/18
 
7:30 - In no particular order
12:30 -  Get there before it disintegrates
5:30 - It’s warped
 
 
TUESDAY 5/19
 
7:30 -  One of 12
12:30 - 42 degrees
5:30 - 88 degrees
 
 
WEDNESDAY 5/20
 
7:30 - One of three divisions
12:30 - Like a shirt you're sometimes required to wear
5:30 - Providing passage
 
 
THURSDAY 5/21
 
7:30 - Tasty party near-by
12:30 - Not the one in Gone With the Wind
5:30 - Careful not to get wet
 
 
FRIDAY 5/22
 
7:30 - You can almost still smell the beans
12:30 - Eat me later
5:30 - Watson might see you
 
 

 
 
Clues, reasons, and location for Key #2
 
Key was hidden under a rock, in the parking lot of the Kenosha Museum (off 56th Street and 1st Ave.)
 
 
Monday
It’s a mitten – Wisconsin looks like a mitten
It’s a leaf -  Wisconsin looks like a leaf
It’s a watering can - Wisconsin looks like a watering can
 
Tuesday
Batman’s BFF – Robin (Wisconsin state bird)
Not backwards- Forward (Wisconsin motto)
You’re turning violet, Violet! - Wisconsin state flower
 
Wednesday
That’s a bald Johnson – State Senators Tammy BALDwin and Ron Johnson
Say Cheese – Wisconsin is the Dairy State
Below the squirrel – Racine looks like a squirrel, Kenosha is south of Racine
 
Thursday
You’re the boss, man – Mayor Keith Bosman (Kenosha)
#4 on the water – Kenosha is 4th biggest city on Lake Michigan 
Home of the Hulk – Kenosha is the home of Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk
 
Friday
Hit it from the back – Key is in the “back” of a parking lot
Get on your knees – Get on your knees to find the key
I like it on top – Key is “on top” of the rock pile
 
PREMIUM CLUE… You can see the water from here – Key near Lake Michigan
 
WEEK TWO:
 
Monday
I like it dirty – Key is under rocks
Watch out for the bird droppings- Key is under a tree
There’s something fishy going on here… Key is near harbor 
 
Tuesday
Stay away from the fountain – Key is NOT near water fountain @ KPM
It’s a hard Knox life – Original KPM designed by James Knox Taylor
Look for the persistent body of dense ice – KPM designed to resemble glacier 
 
Wednesday
Stay off the tracks – Key is near the trolley
The lighthouse is red – You can see the lighthouse from the rock pile
One is the loneliest number – Key is off 1st Avenue 
 
 

 

Clues, reasons, and location for Key #1 - Week One

 

 


 

Key was hidden along the Des Plaines River Trail in Libertyville, under a bridge on 176, taped on a fence.  It was across the street from Buck Brothers.  

 

 
WEEK OF  4/20
 
MONDAY  
 
7:30 –    BRING SOME MIX  (KEY WAS HIDDEN ON A TRAIL)
12:30 –  C.S.T (KEY IN CENTRAL STANDARD TIME ZONE)
5:30 –    NOT IN 2016 (ELUDES TO GOVERNORS OF WI AND IL, KEY IN IL.  IL GOV NOT RUNNING IN 2016)
TUESDAY  
 
7:30 –    THE SECOND HALF OF THE CALLS   (OUR CALL LETTERS ARE WIIL, SECOND HALF IS IL, KEY IN IL)
12:30 –  NOT THE ONE IN INDIANA (KEY IN LAKE COUNTY, NOT THE ONE IN INDIANA)
5:30 –    PETE THE DUECE (PETER THE 2ND OF YUGOSLAVIA WAS BURIED IN LIBERTYVILLE, KEY IN LIBERTYVILLE)
 
 
WEDNESDAY  
7:30 –        SIX POINT TWO FIVE (REFERS TO IL SALES TAX RATE, KEY IN IL)
12:30 –      KENOWHERE IN THIS COUNTY (KEY NOT IN KENOSHA)
5:30 –        TRY A LITTLE D.P.  (KEY LOCATED ON DES PLAINES RIVER TRAIL)
 
THURSDAY  
 
7:30 –         BY TILLER LIVE (ANAGRAM OF LIBERTYVILLE)
12:30 –       DON'T BOTHER WITH THE MICKS (KEY NOT IN MCHENRY COUNTY)
5:30 –         MARK AND DICK, DICK AND MARK (IL SENATORS ARE MARK KIRK AND DICK DURBIN)
 
FRIDAY  
 
7:30 –       BILL TIRE LEVY (ANAGRAM OF LIBERTYVILLE)
12:30 –     BELL CITY IS NOT KEY CITY (KEY IS NOT IN RACINE, RACINE KNOWN AS BELL CITY)
5:30 –       ON YOUR KNEES! (KEY LOCATED LOWER TO THE GROUND)
 
EMAIL CLUE? –       TO GRACE (REFERS TO WIIL ROCK BAND BRIDGE TO GRACE)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Recapping the 2014 Three Lock Box
 
 
 
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)