Chicago police and the Department of Homeland Security have ramped up security to include an estimated 1,000 uniformed and undercover officers, bomb-sniffing dogs and reliance on some of the city’s 22,000 surveillance cameras.
The Chicago Police Department and other agencies have been putting the finishing touches on security plans for Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, with thoughts of the Boston bombings in April fresh in their minds.
Bomb-sniffing dogs, patrolling officers and random bag checks will be at the surface of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon next weekend, but the covert security measures that play out beneath the waterline are equally important, law enforcement officials said.
Organizers and the city officials say dogs will be used to detect explosives and officers will conduct random bag checks.
Students are returning to school soon, but few will have a security system that CBS’s 2 Jim Williams saw Wednesday in the southwest suburbs.
The federal courthouse in Chicago says security has been stepped up for a U.S. district judge after a possible threat against her.
CBS2’s Jay Levine goes behind the scenes of the Blackhawks parade; gets unprecedented access to security.
Complaints to the city forced changes to what some residents believed had been severe parking restrictions for residents near the United Center during the Blackhawks’ run in the Stanley Cup Final.
The deadly Boston Marathon bombings have prompted a lot of discussion about the price of having a free society, and how much freedom Americans might have to give up to stay safe.
On Friday, police cars were parked outside Simeon Career Academy as it played Julian.
More security is coming in the fight against people who would unlawfully get prescription drugs.
School officials for northwest suburban Barrington School District 220 say they are just playing it safe. Real safe.
The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.
Across the country, schools will be on high alert following Friday’s shooting in Connecticut.
You can never predict a tragedy like the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., but schools prepare as much as they can. Just this week, a school in north suburban Zion held a drill for a shooting.
CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist shows you how to spot the danger — and a simple way to fix it.
Authorities have beefed up the police presence at a northwestern Indiana shopping mall where a fight among teenagers led to gunfire a couple weeks ago.
A local security expert says expect to see changes at movie theaters in the wake of the shooting in Colorado.
Taste of Chicago opens on Wednesday, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he’s putting “adequate resources” on the streets to keep them safe during the festival.
Metra says it lost $800,000 in revenues during the NATO Summit weekend last month, as riders stayed away.