Airport Security

A US government official with the State Department's Passport Services reaches for a new blank US Passport. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants U.S. To Publish List Of Airports With Lax Passport Screening

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has proposed legislation that would require the federal government to tell air travelers which airports don’t adequately check passengers for stolen passports.

04/11/2014

Michael Bysina, 23, is charged with a felony count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon, for allegedly trying to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint at Midway International Airport on Aug. 24, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Arrested At Midway For Trying To Get Gun Past Security

A southwest suburban man was charged after he allegedly tried bringing a handgun onto a plane at Midway Airport on Friday morning.

08/26/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

Summit Could Mean Airport-Style Security On Metra Electric, South Shore Trains

Some stations on the Metra Electric Line and South Shore Line could be shut down during the upcoming NATO summit, and passengers at other stations could face airport-style security screenings, due to the Secret Service security plan that could be released as soon as Friday afternoon.

CBS 2–05/03/2012

TSA Screens Passengers At O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

TSA PreCheck Program To Expand To O’Hare, 27 Other New Airports

Frequent fliers should soon be able to avoid the hassle of removing their shoes or belts, or taking their laptops out of their luggage when they pass through security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport and dozens of other airports.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

O'Hare Security Line

Alarming Number Of Security Breaches At Airports

Despite billions of dollars spent beefing up security since Sept. 11, 2001, a new report claims passengers may still be seriously vulnerable.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Airport scanner demonstration. (CBS)

Airports On Alert About Thermoses

Just in time for the busy Christmas travel weekend, a new terror alert was raising fears at airports nationwide on Christmas Eve, including O’hare and Midway International Airports.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

Photo Of A TSA Agent With Monitor. (AP Photo)

‘Opt-Out Day’ To Cause Huge Travel Mess?

A loosely organized Internet campaign is urging people to refuse the scans on Wednesday in what is being called National Opt-Out Day. Could it cause a huge travel mess?

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010