ISIS

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

Court Officials Suggest Alleged ISIS Wannabe Could Get Out On Bond

Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of Bolingbrook, made a brief appearance in court Tuesday morning. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox said she would rule whether Khan should be freed following a hearing scheduled for November 3.

10/21/2014

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

Judge Delays Ruling On Bail For Suspect In ISIS Case

A Bolingbrook teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS terrorists must wait a couple more weeks before finding out if he’ll be allowed out of a federal lockup.

10/09/2014

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

What Is Motivation Behind People Wishing To Join ISIS?

The first person in the Chicago area accused of trying to join ISIS is Bolingbrook teenager Mohammed Hamzah khan now charged with supporting terrorism.

10/07/2014

Images of an unknown man who appeared in a video for the terrorist group ISIS. (Credit: FBI provided images.)

FBI Asks For Help Identifying Man In ISIS Video

The day after a suburban teen faces a judge, accused of trying to fly to Syria to support terrorism, the FBI is waging war on ISIS.

10/07/2014

Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. speaks about the Syrian bombing campaign September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mayville talked about the U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria against the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants More Air Strikes On ISIS Targets In Iraq And Syria

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the level of bombings seen in Operation Desert Storm would do more damage than the relative handful of missions now underway in Syria and Iraq.

09/26/2014

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Expert: Chicago A Target For Terrorist Attacks, Recruitment

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports there is concern and admission that Chicago could be a target of an attack, and a target for terrorist recruiters.

09/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk: Strikes At Defacto ISIS Capital Show ‘We Can Reach Out And Touch Them’

The strikes hit two targets: The terror group ISIS and an Al Qaeda off-shoot known as the Khorasan group.

09/23/2014

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Demonstrators Hold Anti-War Protest Downtown

There was a protest outside the Kluczynski Federal Building downtown three hours before President Obama’s speech, but it was easy to miss.

09/10/2014

Shiite Muslim fighters from the Saraya al-Salam  (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and tasked with defending the holy sites of Shiite Islam, brandish their weapons as they hold a position on the Jurf al-Sakhr front line, the scene of heavy fighting against advancing Jihadist militants and fighters of the Islamic State (IS), south of the capital Baghdad, on August 18, 2014. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin Expects Congress To OK Military Resources To Combat ISIS

As President Barack Obama prepared to outline an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat an ultra-violent militant group in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was offering a few ideas on what the president should include in his speech.

09/08/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk: U.S. Should “Bomb The Hell Out Of” ISIS, Keep Journalists Away

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the United States should take a hard line against the Islamic State group.

09/02/2014

Emad Karakrah (Chicago Police Department)

Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police

Emad Karakrah allegedly told police during his arrest that there was a bomb in the car and he would detonate it if they searched the vehicle.

08/28/2014

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Kirk: Passports Enable Homegrown Terrorist To Travel Freely

Douglas McCain, the Chicago-born ISIS fighter killed in Syria, apparently wasn’t alone.

08/27/2014

Douglas McArthur McCain.

American Man Killed Reportedly Fighting For ISIS Born In Chicago

A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State.

08/26/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

Twitter Suspending Accounts That Show Images Of James Foley Execution

The chief executive officer of Twitter says the social media service is actively suspending accounts that post images or video of the execution of an American journalist by Islamic extremists.

08/20/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

James Foley, Reportedly Executed By ISIS, A Medill Graduate

Kidnapped American journalist James Foley, who reportedly has been executed by Islamic militants, is a Northwestern University alum.

08/19/2014

An Iraqi family who fled recent fighting near the city of Mosul prepare to sleep on the ground as they try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 3, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. The families, many with small and sick children, have no shelter and little water and food. The displacement camp Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP's) with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi Immigrants Desperate To Find Help For Relatives Back Home

A suburban couple, originally from Iraq, has been watching with growing alarm what’s happening to family in their homeland as ISIS militants take over ever larger sections of the country.

08/06/2014

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Expert: Obama Correct Not To Send Troops To Iraq

An expert on global affairs agrees with President Obama’s stance against sending American troops to deal with a growing insurgency in Iraq. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/19/2014

Ret. Sgt. Danielle Ciccoli. (Credit:  Danielle Ciccoli.)

Iraq Crisis Weighs Heavily On Chicago Area Veteran

Ret. Sgt. Danielle Ciccoli says 275 troops heading to Iraq, fills her with a variety of emotions.

06/17/2014