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Police Investigate After Crude Bombs Found At Palatine Condo Complex

Police are trying to determine who planted eight crude chemical bombs in the courtyard of a condominium complex in northwest suburban Palatine — and why.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

University Of Chicago

U Of C Prof: Israel’s Threats Against Iran Are Posturing

An outspoken University of Chicago political scientist says talk of deploying bombs over Iran is really an effort to secure tougher international sanctions against that country.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2012

FBI

Man Charged With Sending ‘Bin Laden’ Letters About Fictitious Bombs

Federal authorities say a Chicago man sent letters to 16 states that purported to be from Osama bin Laden, and that claimed that al-Qaeda had planted bombs around the country.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

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