Backpack

(Photo Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS)

Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

04/22/2014

Rashaad L. Byrd, 27, of the 200 block Highpoint, Romeoville, charged in connection with a 7-year-old bringing a gun to Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Charged After Boy Brings Loaded Gun To Elgin School

A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.

12/13/2013

Sami Samir Hassoun

Would-Be Wrigleyville Bomber Sentenced To 23 Years

A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.

05/30/2013

(File photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

CPS, Groupon Ask For Help To Give School Supplies To Needy Kids

It’s almost back-to-school time, and the Chicago Public School system is asking for your help in providing supplies to kids who need them.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Joshua Dunbar

Elgin Man Convicted Of Killing High Schooler Over Backpack

An Elgin man has been convicted of stabbing a high school student to death last year while trying to rob the boy of a backpack.

02/11/2011

Ryan Barton

Cops: Man Says He Had Pipe Bomb In Backpack 2 Years

Police in one suburb stop a man on the street and find an explosive backpack surprise.

11/23/2010