Bomb threat

Lemont police search Oakwood Elementary School after a bomb threat was found written on a wall. (Credit: CBS)

Bomb Threat Written In Chalk Prompts Search Of Two Lemont Schools

Police officers and dogs have been searching two suburban schools, after officials found a bomb threat written on one of the buildings.


Police on the scene after a bomb threat at Aurora University on March 20, 2013. (CBS)

Reward Offered For Information On Aurora University Bomb Threat

After shuttering and searching the campus for several hours following a series of bomb threats Wednesday morning, Aurora University administrators deemed the campus safe. Then, they announced they wanted to find the perpetrators.


Police on the scene after a bomb threat at Aurora University on March 20, 2013. (CBS)

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes At Aurora University

Aurora University is canceling all day and evening classes because of a bomb threat to the school


Caleb Russell allegedly threatened to blow up a CTA bus in the River North neighborhood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

A man was arrested in the River North neighborhood this week, after threatening to blow up a CTA bus during the evening rush hour.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2013

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Possible Bomb Threat Prompts Search Of Southwest Suburban School

Bomb-sniffing dogs searched a Grundy County middle school complex after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall, the Herald-News is reporting.


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School In Roselle Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Students at a northwest suburban high school were sent home Wednesday, after a series of bomb threats were called in to the school.


Sebastian Senakiewicz is charged with conspiracy planning, for allegedly plotting to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the NATO summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Pleads Guilty To Fake NATO Bomb Threat

A Northwest Side man arrested on a terrorism charge just before the May NATO Summit in May pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to four years in prison and deportation.



SIU Evacuates Dorms In Dead Of Night Due To Bomb Threat

Three residence halls at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale were evacuated overnight, following a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

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Bomb Threat Prompts Response To Morris Theater

Emergency crews are on the scene of a possible bomb threat at a suburban movie theater.


King Griffin, 73, allegedly told Metra riders he had a bomb in a backpack. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Prosecutors: 73-Year-Old Man Makes False Bomb Threat On Metra Train

A 73-year-old man who claimed to have a “10 megaton bomb” on a Metra train was ordered held on a $50,000 bond on Saturday.


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Navy Pier Cruise Called Off After Bomb Threat Notes

A cruise from Navy Pier was called off Wednesday night, after threatening notes were found saying a bomb was going to blow up onboard.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

A Jet Blue flight from Boston to Chicago was diverted to Buffalo, N.Y., on March 12, 2012, due to a bomb threat. Authorities later determined the threat was not genuine and was tied to a domestic dispute, and the flight was cleared to resume to Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Flight To Chicago Diverted Over Bomb Threat Hoax

A flight from Boston to Chicago was diverted to Buffalo, N.Y., Monday morning, after authorities received a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax tied to a domestic dispute.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

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All-Clear Given After Bomb Threat At South Side School

A high school in the Englewood neighborhood was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after receiving a bomb threat, but a search turned up no danger.


Students of Truman College stand across the street from the school after the building was evacuated due to a bomb threat on Oct. 31, 2011. (Photo courtesy: Steve Grzanich, WBBM)

Truman College Evacuated For Bomb Threat

Truman College, located on the city’s North Side, was evacuated for nearly two hours Monday afternoon after receiving a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

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NIU Gives ‘All Clear’ After Bomb Threat

Police at Northern Illinois University have issued an “all clear” after responding to a bomb threat at a campus building.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Note About Bad Dream Mistaken For Bomb Threat On Metra Train

A man on a Metra train Monday night was only trying to ease his fears about a bad dream he had, but the note he passed to the train conductor was mistaken for a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

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Bomb Threat Near Ogilvie Transportation Center Unfounded

Police said a bomb threat near Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday was unfounded.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Blue Line Station Reopens After Suspicious Package Found

The Blue line subway stop at Jackson Boulevard, and the pedestrian tunnel that connects to the Red Line, have reopened Wednesday afternoon, more than two hours after they were closed due to a suspicious package.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Julija Petraityte allegedly joked about a bomb to a Willis Tower security officer. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Lemont Woman Makes False Bomb Threat At Willis Tower: Police

A 19-year-old southwest suburban Lemont woman who told a Willis Tower security officer her companion “had a bomb’’ was arrested Thursday in the Loop, police said.


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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Near Mount Sinai Hospital

Operations at Mount Sinai Hospital are “back to normal’’ after someone threatened to blow up a building housing physicians’ offices Friday morning on the campus of the West Side hospital.