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

Members of the Coalition Against G8 protest proposed rules for demontrators at the upcoming G8 summit in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Scales Back Planned Fines For NATO/G8 Protesters

For the second time since moving to increase fines and restrictions on protests for the upcoming G8 and NATO Summits, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges state lawmakers to approve legislation allowing the city to install speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes Ordinances To Keep Protesters In Check

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to have a tight rein on protesters when Chicago hosts two major international summits next spring.


Some NFL teams have already begun checking fans with metal-detector "wands." (CBS)

Soldier Field Security Begins Use Of Handheld Metal Detectors

Seeking to eventually phase out security pat downs at Soldier Field, officials began using handheld metal detectors on Sunday to screen many of the fans entering the stadium for the Bears-Chiefs game.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Grant Issued For Security At G8, NATO Summits

Chicago and Cook County are sharing more than $54 million in federal grant money to make the area secure, including a plan of action for the G8 and NATO summits.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley leaves City Hall for the final time Friday. (CBS)

Report: Daleys Used Security Detail For Personal Errands

While he was in office, Mayor Daley and his family used his tax-payer funded security detail for a variety of personal needs, according to a published report.


A security dog is present at a downtown Chicago train station on Friday. (CBS)

Security Tightens In Chicago

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with train passengers about enhanced security at stations as the Sept. 11 anniversary nears.


Willis Tower (CBS)

9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI, OEMC Bosses Discuss Security Changes Since 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now just days away. In Chicago, two men who are working to keep us from harm here and now are saying we’re safer than we were a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Amtrak police officers use "vapor wake" dogs like Rider to check for explosives. The dogs can detect scents of explosives left in the wake of a passing suicide bomber or other person carrying a bomb. (Credit: CBS)

Amtrak Police Force Transformed In Decade Since 9/11

Amtrak has enhanced its security ahead of the 9/11 anniversary and officials say that, over the past decade, they’ve transformed their police force from a unit that largely responds to crime to one that anticipates it.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Chicago lakefront on Aug. 18, 2011, in a rehearsal of their aerobatics display during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Cops To Be Out In Force For Air & Water Show

As many as 2 million people were expected to take in the Chicago Air & Water Show on Saturday and Sunday and that means a big job for Chicago police.

CBS 2–08/19/2011

Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel To Deal With Burke Police Detail Later

Mayor Emanuel says he’ll deal with Ald. Edward Burke’s police detail–when it’s time.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

(Credit: Illinois Department Of Revenue)

Illinois Auditor General: Your Tax Information Is At Risk

The Illinois Auditor General says if the state is not careful, your income tax information could wind up in the wrong hands.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

A Chicago police officer walks through the crowd at the Taste Of Chicago in 2010. (Credit: CBS)

More Undercover Officers To Patrol Taste Of Chicago

When this year’s Taste of Chicago opens its 10-day run Friday, officials are promising both fun and a safer atmosphere.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Willis Tower (CBS)

Mentally Ill Man Slips Past Security At Willis Tower

Managers of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building are trying to determine how a mentally ill man made it past security and nearly to the top of the building recently.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Police Offer Daley Security Detail After Term Ends

The Chicago Police Department is considering giving Mayor Richard Daley and his wife, Maggie, a security detail after his term ends later this month.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Fighting Cuts To Federal Transit Security Funds

Officials believe the death of Osama Bin Laden increases the risk of retaliation from his supporters. And the greatest threat is to the nation’s buses and trains

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

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

United Center

Metal Detectors At United Center As Chicago Steps Up Security

With the death of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden, the city is increasing uniformed police presence and is ramping up monitoring of its vast array of surveillance cameras.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

State police screened inauguration attendees Monday in Springfield. (CBS)

Security Cranked Up For State Inauguration

State police let their presence be known at the state capital Monday as elected leaders were sworn in, two days after the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and some of her contituents.