Homeland Security

Dirksen Federal Building

Security Increased At Federal Buildings In Chicago, Other Cities

The move came one week after a gunman in Ottawa fatally shot a soldier as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial.

10/28/2014

A power sub station. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Electric Grid Vulnerable To Attacks, Natural Disasters

Criminal action or natural disaster, there are warnings that both pose impending threats to our electrical grid. In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at the security of our power system. Whether the electric grid gets hacked by cyber criminals, physically attacked at a power plant or Mother Nature strikes — all could be devastating to the system.

10/07/2014

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Safety Officials Prepare For Evacuation of Chicago If Disaster Hits

Chicago is home to millions of people and we know it could be a target for terrorists. If a catastrophic event occurred would we be able to evacuate the area and care for the injured? CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez went out to find the answers.

09/30/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
@TSAMedia_JimM)

TSA Worker Receives ‘Award Of Valor’ For Saving Woman Who Fell On CTA Tracks

A TSA employee who jumped in front of a CTA Blue Line train last month to save a woman who’d fallen on the tracks was being honored by the Department of Homeland Security.

05/14/2014

Crowds of travelers inside Midway Airport waiting for their flights  recently. (Credit: Erik White/CBS)

Shoe Bomb Concern Increases At Airports

There is renewed concern for travelers in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports about the potential for terrorists to set off a shoe bomb.

02/19/2014

Michael Zaky Bassaly (DuPage County)

Prosecutors: Man Who Killed Mother Was Facing Homeland Security Probe

Michael Bassaly, of Downers Grove, was denied bond when he appeared before a DuPage County judge Friday morning.

08/30/2013

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

Sewer

Security Officials Prepare For Manhole Explosions, Other Dangers At Super Bowl

Indianapolis is gearing up for next Sunday’s Super Bowl, and not just from a tourism and fan standpoint.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Security Cameras Part Of Daily Life Since 9/11

There a few life-changing events in our lives. No question, 9/11 was one of them. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on how even a simple stroll into work is different than it was a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Metra Security Heightened

Tightened Security Continues After Bin Laden’s Death

Chicago continues to step up security measures in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Radiation From Japan Detected At O’Hare Airport

Federal officials say flights from Japan have been screened as a precaution but no passengers have been contaminated.

03/17/2011

Immigrant groups and their supporters stage a protest rally. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigrant Rights Group Wants Probe Of Deportation Program

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to investigate its own Secure Communities program for deporting illegal aliens after encounters with local police.

WBBM Newsradio–01/15/2011

CTA To Add Security Cameras To Trains

The CTA this spring will use proceeds from a federal Homeland Security grant to equip half of its rail car fleet with security cameras.

01/12/2011