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Bomb Squad Removes 50 Pounds Of Explosives Found In Evergreen Park House

Authorities said an elderly man was moving out of his home near 98th and Hamlin on Wendesday, and a caretaker called police after finding 50 pounds of explosives under the stairs in the basement.

05/21/2014

Bomb and arson investigators were on the scene of an explosives investigation about two blocks south of Wrigley Field. (CBS)

3 Live Grenades Found In Lakeview Apartment Building

A sharp-eyed maintenance man spotted three live World War II-vintage hand grenades Wednesday in a Lakeview apartment.

05/30/2012

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

Lawyer: NATO Suspect ‘Maybe Had A Little Bit Too Much To Drink’

The mother of an anti-NATO protester accused of threatening to blow up a train overpass defended her son Wednesday and described him as a “good boy.”

05/23/2012

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

Bryan Roehr of Wood Dale allegedly stockpiled explosives. (DuPage County Sheriff's Department)

Wood Dale Man Busted For Explosives Stockpile

A Wood Dale man who claimed to be a fan of the Fourth of July had a stockpile of bomb-making materials, police say.

08/12/2011

Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Dynamite Found Outside Naperville Home

Explosives experts destroyed the half-stick of dynamite, which was found in bushes at a Fairmont Road property, police say.

08/04/2011

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Police Find Explosives After Teen Posts Videos Online

A 14-year-old boy posted videos of himself creating explosive devices on the Internet, leading police directly to his residence.

03/31/2011

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Yemeni Arrested, al-Qaida Bomber Eyed In Mail Plot

Yemeni authorities arrested a woman Saturday and searched for other suspects linked to al-Qaida’s Persian Gulf faction in the plot to mail bombs powerful enough to down a cargo plane.

10/30/2010