FBI agents search Burnham Village Hall

2013-05-30T11:45:00Z 2013-05-31T11:25:07Z FBI agents search Burnham Village HallLauri Harvey Keagle lauri.keagle@nwi.com, (219) 852-4311 nwitimes.com

BURNHAM | FBI agents executed a search warrant at Burnham Village Hall on Wednesday, an FBI source confirmed Thursday.

Joan Hyde, special agent with the FBI's Chicago office, declined to provide details, saying the warrant was pertaining to "an ongoing investigation."

"Because it is ongoing, I am not at liberty to provide any additional information until charges are filed or an arrest is made in the case," Hyde said.

Village President Robert Polk said Thursday that agents "got some records" during Wednesday's raid of the village's main administrative offices.

The search forced the closure of Village Hall "for a couple of hours, I suppose," Polk said.

Polk stressed there was no disruption to public services during the raid.

"I guess we just have to wait and see where the investigation takes us," he said.

Burnham is a small village encompassing just 2 square miles nestled between Calumet City, Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, the Indiana state line and Dolton. It has 4,224 residents, according to the latest census data.

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