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Student’s Art Project Prompts Bomb Scare On South Side

A South Side intersection was shut down for nearly two hours Thursday morning while authorities responded to a suspicious object that turned out to be an art project.


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Police Investigating Suspicious Package In River North

Police are investigating a suspicious package hat has streets closed in the River North neighborhood.



Suspicious Package At McDonald’s HQ Was Media Player

McDonald’s corporate headquarters in west suburban Oak Brook were evacuated late Friday morning, after someone found a suspicious package that turned out to be a digital media player.


A crowed gathers outside Terminal 1 at O'Hare International Airport after part of the terminal was evacuated due to a suspicious package.

No Explosives Found In Unattended Bag At O’Hare

Part of Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport was evacuated for more than an hour Wednesday morning, as police investigated a suspicious package.


A police robot was used to investigate suspicious items on Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Suspicious Package Checked

Chicago police shut down Lake Shore Drive on the North Side for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon as they investigated a suspicious package.


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Suspicious Package Cleared In Hyde Park; Metra Trains Running Again

A suspicious package at a Metra station in the Hyde Park neighborhood halted trains for more than an hour on the South Side early Thursday afternoon.


Fire Department hazardous materials teams and the Police Bomb and Arson Section responded to calls of a suspicious package at the Mariano's at 40 S. Halsted St. on Sept. 19, 2013. Crews determined the bag was not dangerous. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Suspicious Package At West Loop Mariano’s Deemed Safe

A Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team and the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Section were called to the Mariano’s at 40 S. Halsted St. shortly before 9 a.m.


A police bomb squad robot inspects a suspicious package in a plaza on Michigan Avenue on April 30, 2013. (Credit: Rachel Azark)

Michigan Avenue Reopened After Suspicious Package Deemed Safe

For the second day in a row, Michigan Avenue was shut down near the bridge over the Chicago River, as police investigated a suspicious device.


O'Hare International Airport

Suspicious Package On Plane Delays Flight At O’Hare

A bomb scare at O’Hare’s Terminal 3 Monday afternoon has delayed a flight to the East Coast.


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Suspicious Package Outside Kane County Court Turns Out To Be DVD, Video Game

A suspicious package prompted authorities to shut down the parking lot at the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning, but it turned out to be only a DVD, a video game and a calculator.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

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Suspicious Package Sends Workers Out Of Daley Center

Workers poured out of the Daley Center courthouse and office building Wednesday when a suspicious package was found nearby outside the County Building.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

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Israeli Consulate To Reopen After Being Evacuated

The Israeli Consul General in Chicago says the consulate in the Ogilvie Transportation Center is expected to reopen Tuesday morning, a day after being evacuated because of a suspicious envelope.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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Israeli Consulate Evacuated For Suspicious Package

The Israeli consulate in downtown Chicago was evacuated Monday afternoon after a worker opened a package containing a suspicious white powder.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Crews Investigate Fuel Spill, Suspicious Package On CTA Bus

Officials investigated a report of a suspicious package aboard a CTA bus that was also leaking fuel Monday afternoon in the Loop. The package turned out to contain corn starch.


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Lake Zurich High School Locked Down Due To Suspicious Package

Lake Zurich High School was put on lockdown for a few hours this morning after a suspicious package was found.


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Suspicious Package Shuts Down Metra Electric Line In Hyde Park

A suspicious package halted the busy Metra Electric Line in the Hyde Park neighborhood late Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

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False Alarm About Suspicious Package Shuts Down Part Of Blue Line

The Forest Park branch of the Blue Line was shut down along its westernmost stretch Friday morning, for a report of a suspicious package that turned out to be a false alarm.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

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‘Suspicious’ Package Disrupts Service On Blue Line

Service on the CTA’S Blue Line was disrupted for more than an hour as police investigated a report of a suspicious package in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood Wednesday evening.


Blue Line Station Reopens After Suspicious Package Found

The Blue line subway stop at Jackson Boulevard, and the pedestrian tunnel that connects to the Red Line, have reopened Wednesday afternoon, more than two hours after they were closed due to a suspicious package.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Emmett DeFrisco, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct, after a prop -- two bricks covered in duct tape, with wires sticking out -- he was using for a cos-play event at Millennium Park was found near "The Bean," prompting a bomb scare and an evacuation of part of the park. (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Says Suspicious Package At Millennium Park Was ‘Misunderstanding’

An 18-year-old Lincoln Park resident accused of causing an evacuation at Millennium Park Saturday evening told WBBM Newsradio 780 that he was taking part in a “costume play” and that it was all a misunderstanding.

WBBM Newsradio–07/10/2011