Lemont residents are invited to participate Saturday in a Gun Buy Back Program hosted by the South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police.
Three southern Cook County police departments—Calumet City, Chicago Heights and Midlothian—will accept unwanted firearms from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will also provide boxes to accept prescription drugs, for disposal by the Illinois State Police.
The SSACOP will pay $100 cash in exchange for each firearm, with a maximum of $200 paid to any one person, regardless of the number of guns turned in.
Firearms will must be unloaded and transported in the trunk of the vehicle or inaccessible area of a van or pickup truck, according to instructions issued by police. Participants should enter the secure turn-in site without the firearms so that police officers can accompany them to their cars to retrieve the guns.
Gun Buy Back Sites
- Calumet City Police Department, 1200 Pulaski Road (708-868-2500)
- Chicago Heights Police Department, 1601 S. Halsted (708-756-6400)
- Midlothian Police Department, 14801 S. Pulaski Road (708-389-0200)
Editor’s note: The above information was provided by the Lemont Police Department.
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