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Key #3 has been found!  Melissa from Port Barrington found it in Long Grove.  Exact location and reasons behind the clues are below.

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

This year, we had 3 trips to see a rock shows at Red Rocks! Located just outside Denver, Red Rocks is the music venue Mother Nature created. 

 

One at a time, we hid three 'keys'.  We gave you clues about the location of the hidden keys.  If you found a key, you won a trip.  

 

 

 

 

Troy from Gurnee found Key #1, Irina from Lake Bluff found Key #2.  Melissa from Port Barrington found Key #3.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


 
Location and reasons behind the clues for Key #3
 
The key was hidden under a foot bridge in Buffalo Creek Park in Long Grove.  
 
MONDAY 5/18
7:30 - In no particular order. (The clues will be given in no particular order)
12:30 -  Get there before it disintegrates.  (The keys is attached to a rusty part of a bridge.  Things that rust eventually will disintegrates)
5:30 - It’s warped.  (The key is hidden in the Milky Way Galaxy.  The galaxy is warped)
 
TUESDAY 5/19
7:30 -  One of 12 (The Midwest region consists of 12 states, Illinois is one of them)
12:30 - 42 degrees (Long Grove is at 42 degrees north)
5:30 - 88 degrees (Long Grove is at 88 degrees west)
 
WEDNESDAY 5/20
7:30 - One Of three divisions.  (Illinois has three major geographical divisions, key is in the "Northern Illinois" division)
12:30 - Like a shirt you're sometimes required to wear.  (The "collar" counties are the five counties of Illinois that border on Chicago's Cook County.  Lake County is one of those "collar" counties)
5:30 - Providing Passage - (The key is under a bridge.  A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles, for the purpose of providing passage)
 
THURSDAY 5/21
7:30 - Tasty party near-by.  (The key is hidden near where the Long Grove Chocolate festival takes place)
12:30 - Not the one in Gone With the Wind ("Tara" is the plantation in Gone With the Wind.  "Terra" (same pronunciation) is another name for planet Earth.  The key is hidden on Earth)
5:30 - Careful not to get wet.  (The key is hidden under a bridge over a small creek)
 
FRIDAY 5/22
7:30 - You can almost still smell the beans (Chocolate comes from cocoa beans.  The key is hidden near where the Long Grove Chocolate festival took place last weekend)
12:30 - Eat me later.  ("Eat me when I am fatter" is the theme to Three Billy Goats Gruff.  The goats wanted to cross a bridge.  The key is under a bridge)
5:30 - Watson might see you. ("Elementary my dear Watson" is something Sherlock Holmes said.  The key is in a park across from an "Elementary" school)
 
WEEK #1 BONUS CLUE:   RHCP sing about it (Red Hot Chili Peppers sing "Under The Bridge."  The key is under a bridge)
WEEK TWO:
 
MONDAY 5/25
***NO CLUES - Memorial Day***
 
TUESDAY 5/26
7:30 - Tatanka (In Dances With Wolves buffalos are called "tatanka."  The key is in "Buffalo Creek Park")
12:30 - Father of the country and the father of the town. (Both are named George.  George Washington was the father of our country.  Long Grove was settled by George Ruth)
5:30 -  Beethoven banged them out. (32 is the number of the road that the park where the key is hidden is on. 32 is the number of completed, numbered piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven)
 
WEDNESDAY 5/27
7:30 - Bill's old road.  (The key is in a park that is on Old McHenry Road.  The road (and county) is named for William McHenry.  He was an early Illinois politician and military leader.)
12:30 - Stop by Ma & Pa's if you have a sweet tooth.  ("MA and PA's Candy" is nearby)
5:30 - On a path past god (The foot path that leads to the bridge that the key is under goes right by the Long Grove Community Church)
 

 
 
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)