Mark Neiweem, 28, had been looking to buy pipe-bomb materials, including PVC pipe, caps, glue and model rocket engines, authorities said.
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.”
Every mailbox in Western Springs was checked by police in Western Springs and U.S. Postal Inspectors overnight, after a pipe bomb was found in one earlier.
Police in one suburb stop a man on the street and find an explosive backpack surprise.