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.
A sharp-eyed maintenance man spotted three live World War II-vintage hand grenades Wednesday in a Lakeview apartment.
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.”
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.
A Wood Dale man who claimed to be a fan of the Fourth of July had a stockpile of bomb-making materials, police say.
Explosives experts destroyed the half-stick of dynamite, which was found in bushes at a Fairmont Road property, police say.
A 14-year-old boy posted videos of himself creating explosive devices on the Internet, leading police directly to his residence.
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.