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9/11 Attacks

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Beam Hauled To Chicago Area For Memorial

A cluster of motorcycles has escorted a concrete-encrusted World Trade Center beam into the Chicago area, for storage until a heroes museum is built north of the city.

07/17/2014

Michael Hingson and Roselle the guide dog

Blind 9/11 Survivor From Chicago Remembers Escape With Guide Dog

On Sept. 11, 2001, Michael Hingson and his guide dog, Roselle, were on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, when the first jetliner hit the building.

09/11/2013

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an Evanston firefighter rings a fire bell to honor fellow firefighters who died at the World Trade Center. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Chicago Area Remembers Horror Of 9/11

Fire stations throughout the Chicago area marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, with the ringing of bells, and recollections of where people were on the day of the terrorist attacks.

09/11/2013

Surrounded by family and friends, Ellen Saracini (center)  and her two daughters Brielle (left) and Kirsten (right), attend a funeral mass for her husband, Victor Saracini, the pilot  of United Flight 175, which was hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.  (Photo credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Widow Recalls Last Words With Pilot Husband: ‘I Love You’

Ellen Saracini’s husband, Victor, was the pilot of United Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

09/11/2013

(Photo courtesy: chicagowelcomeshometheheroes.org)

Names Of Soldiers Killed In Iraq, Afghanistan To Be Read At Thompson Center

A daylong memorial for the 6,600 Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was scheduled for 9:11 a.m. Friday at the plaza outside the Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2012

Naperville residents place their hands over their hearts during a ceremony to honor the victims of 9/11 on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, at a memorial dedicated to a local Navy officer who was killed in the attack on the Pentagon. (Credit: CBS)

9/11 Survivor Speaks At Memorial In Naperville

For years, west suburban Naperville has hosted a 9/11 commemoration on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This year was no different, although the crowd heard from a survivor of the Trade Center attack.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Two Planes Crash into World Trade Center

Retired Firefighter: 9/11 Is Our Generation’s Day Of Infamy

First responders in Palatine marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday with a ceremony at the town’s firefighters’ memorial.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center To Supplant Willis Tower As Nation’s Tallest Building

Depending on how you figure, the Willis Tower could be about to lose bragging rights as the nation’s tallest building once the skyscraper at New York’s Ground Zero is completed.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Flight attendant Jeffrey Collman was on board American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. (CBS)

Oswego Couple Remembers Son Who Died When Plane Hit WTC

The village of Oswego commemorated the 9/11 anniversary on Sunday with a special contribution from two parents who feel the loss of the attacks every day.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Urges Donations To Military Families’ Fund For 9/11

Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by giving a helping hand to military families.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Chicago firefighters salute the American flag, flying at half mast, during a moment of silence to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Chicago Honors Victims Of 9/11 On 10th Anniversary

At fire stations around the city on Sunday, Chicago firefighters stopped for a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. – marking the moment 10 years ago when the first plane hit the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Chicago Police Department logo

Chicago Police Sergeant Remembers Volunteering At Ground Zero

A Chicago Police Sergeant who led a group of 19 officers from Chicago to New York City 10 years ago is looking back on the days they spent volunteering at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/09/2011

Willis Tower (CBS)

9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Todd Beamer (Credit: AP)

Wheaton Principal Honoring 9/11 Hero Todd Beamer

Perhaps the two most famous words out of 9/11 were “Let’s Roll” – the rallying cry of Todd Beamer as he led fellow passengers on United Flight 93 to fight back against the hijackers.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

LemonAid

River Forest Lemonade Stand Honors 9/11

Millie Flannery says the terrorists attacks on 9/11 gave her an idea. She and her neighbors decided to hold a good old-fashioned lemonade stand to help the community.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Photo courtesy Steve Miller, WBBM)

Supt. McCarthy Recalls His Own Experience At Ground Zero

On Sept. 11, 2001, the man who is now Chicago’s police superintendent was deputy commissioner of operations for the New York Police Department — and he was at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI, OEMC Bosses Discuss Security Changes Since 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now just days away. In Chicago, two men who are working to keep us from harm here and now are saying we’re safer than we were a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Security Cameras Part Of Daily Life Since 9/11

There a few life-changing events in our lives. No question, 9/11 was one of them. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on how even a simple stroll into work is different than it was a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Amtrak police officers use "vapor wake" dogs like Rider to check for explosives. The dogs can detect scents of explosives left in the wake of a passing suicide bomber or other person carrying a bomb. (Credit: CBS)

Amtrak Police Force Transformed In Decade Since 9/11

Amtrak has enhanced its security ahead of the 9/11 anniversary and officials say that, over the past decade, they’ve transformed their police force from a unit that largely responds to crime to one that anticipates it.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

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Retired Cop Hits Snag During Walk To 9/11 Crash Sites

A retired Chicago cop walking to the 9/11 crash sites to raise money for charity has suffered a setback.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

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