Jonathon Monken

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.


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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.


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Extra Security For Weekend Race, Cubs Games After Boston Bombings

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association was honoring their Boston colleagues with a Unity Run on Tuesday. The run, starting at Foster Avenue beach, was not getting any special security attention, but other sporting events in Chicago over the next few days will.

CBS 2–04/16/2013

Illinois State Seal

State Responders On Guard For 9/11 Anniversary

It won’t be just another Sunday for people who are charged protecting others.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

Hiram Grau

Quinn Names Former Chicago Cop As State Police Chief

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped a former high-ranking Chicago police officer and top aide at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to run the Illinois State Police.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

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Confirm State Police Director Who Was Never Cop?

Not everybody likes the idea of a state police director who’s never been a cop, and there is still no official action on the man who remains “acting director.”

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

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Illinois State Police Director To Keep Job

The acting director of the Illinois State Police will soon get the job full-time, as state lawmakers have missed their chance to block his appointment.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Chides Senate For Not Acting On Appointments

Gov Pat Quinn said Wednesday that 38 people he appointed to state jobs would continue working, even though Senate President John Cullerton said they should lose their jobs because lawmakers never signed off.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011