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Counterfeit air bags (CBS)

Sheriff Fears Motorists May Be Driving With Counterfeit Airbags

Could you be driving around with fake airbags and not know it? That’s what Cook County investigators want to know after they found two dozen counterfeit airbags at a southwest suburban auto shop.

02/13/2014

Marcie Davis, founder of International Assistance Dog Awareness Week, with her service dog Whistle. (Credit: Marcie Davis)

‘Despicable’ Epidemic: People Using Fake Service Dogs

Despicable. That’s the word used by advocates for the disabled to describe the newest trend – people disguising their dogs as service dogs to travel, shop, and even go to night clubs.

08/21/2013

Carla Oglesby

Former Stroger Aide To Go On Trial On Corruption Charges

Nearly three years after she was arrested while pulling out of a downtown parking garage, Carla Oglesby – a top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger – is expected to go on trial on public corruption charges Monday.

06/17/2013

Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park. (CBS)

Dummy Grenade Found On Orland Park School Bus

The discovery prompted school officials to evacuate all buses at Carl Sandburg High School. No injuries were reported.

04/19/2013

Federal authorities look over counterfeit NFL merchandise intercepted at O'Hare Airport. (CBS)

Feds Crack Down On Fake NFL Merchandise Ahead Of Super Bowl

Authorities intercepted fake official football jerseys at O’Hare International Airport. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

02/01/2013

They look good, but they're counterfeit guitars from China, federal officials say. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

Customs Agents Pluck Counterfeit Guitars Coming Into O’Hare

Some mail-order guitars coming through O’Hare struck a false note with U.S. Customs agents. They were fakes from China.

01/10/2013

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.

11/06/2012

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Sheriff: Woman’s Claim She Was Raped By Cop Impersonator Is A Hoax

A 33-year-old woman had told police she was pulled over by a fake cop Tuesday evening on a roadside in unincorporated Plano and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.

08/09/2012

Counterfeit Viagra seized by federal officials. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fake Viagra Could Kill You

Federal officials are intercepting an increasing amount of counterfeit Viagra from outside the United States. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on some of the poisonous substances that have been found in fake batches.

11/17/2011

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Grenade At School In Lincoln Park Turns Out To Be Fake

A grenade caused a scare Monday morning at Oscar Mayer Elementary School in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, but it turned out to be a fake.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden gesturing an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: Bin Laden Corpse Photo Is Fake

There is a picture going around the internet that is supposed to be Osama bin Laden, taken after he was killed.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2011

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Naperville Police Search For Counterfeiter

Naperville police are hoping surveillance video from three businesses will help them catch a counterfeiter.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011