Officials investigate local bomb threats, part of nationwide trend

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Winnebago County and Ogle County Sheriff's Offices say they don't believe bomb threats made to area establishments are credible.

Winnebago County says it's still investigating but says no harmful devices have been found. The Catholic Diocese of Rockford is among the reported locations.

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office is also investigating two bomb threats to local establishments where money was demanded via email.

Similar bomb threats have been reported nationwide today.