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Joshua Van Haften (Source: Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

Wisconsin Man Arrested At O’Hare In Alleged Attempt To Join Islamic State

Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day after being arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. During the brief hearing in federal court in Madison, Van Haften did not contest his detention.

04/09/2015

Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin ,Jonas Edmonds (right), are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join the Islamic State terrorist group, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Illinois Guardsman, Cousin Plead Not Guilty In Terror Plot

An Illinois Army National Guard soldier and his cousin have pleaded not guilty to plotting terrorist attacks in support of the Islamic State group.

04/08/2015

Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin ,Jonas Edmonds (right), are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join the Islamic State terrorist group, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Aurora Cousins Charged In Plot To Join Islamic State, Attack Illinois Military Facility

A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in northern Illinois.

03/26/2015

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Defense Discussing Plea Deal In Aurora Terrorism Case

An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of seeking to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria has told a federal judge the defense expects to seal a plea agreement.

03/25/2015

Alleged terror supporter Mediha Salkicevic in court. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Won’t Release Illinois Woman Accused In Terrorism Case

Mediha Medy Salkicevic and five other Bosnian immigrants are facing charges that accuse them sending money and equipment to the Islamic State group and other designated terrorist organizations.

02/10/2015

Alleged terror supporter Mediha Salkicevic in court. (Credit: CBS)

Schiller Park Mother Accused Of Aiding ISIS Makes First Court Appearance

A Schiller Park mother will spend the weekend in federal custody, following her arrest on charges of providing material support to ISIS. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that the woman appeared briefly before a federal magistrate.

02/07/2015

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Feds Charge Six Bosnians, Including Two Residing In Illinois, In Alleged Terror Plot

The suspects, five of whom were arrested in the U.S., are all charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, CBS News reported.

02/06/2015

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In Chicago, Efforts Never End To Detect Potential Terror Strikes

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has a behind-the-scenes look at the war on terrorism, Chicago-style.

02/02/2015

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Kirk: U.S. Needs To Do Everything Possible To Make Sure Radicals Have Got “No Chance In Chicago”

Senator Kirk is in Pennsylvania at a retreat for the House and Senate and tells WBBM the alleged plot to attack the U.S. Capitol is on people’s minds there.

01/14/2015

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Local Nigerian-Americans Wonder Why Boko Haram Massacre Isn’t Getting Attention?

The terrorist attack in Paris galvanized the world and sparked overwhelming sympathy. But the reaction to a massacre in Nigeria at the same time has been much different, even though many more people died there.

01/14/2015

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BLOG: Why The Media Isn’t Covering The NAACP Explosion

Considering the current state of racial relations in America, it doesn’t take a hardened veteran of the media to look at the bombing outside of the NAACP offices in Colorado Springs and say, This story deserves our attention…

01/08/2015

Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least one dead according to a police source and "six seriously injured" police officers according to City Hall. (Photo credit: Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Search For Gunmen In Terror Attack As Chicagoans Show Support For France

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the terrorists who stormed the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo magazine bent on mass murder, got what they wanted.

01/07/2015

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Security Experts: Welcome To The New World Of Cyber Terror

(CBS) — “Destructive activity with malicious intent.” That is how the White House is describing the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The FBI is moving closer to officially blaming North Korea for the attack. As […]

12/18/2014

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Sony Cancels Christmas Day Release Of “The Interview” Amid Threats

Sony has pulled the plug on a Christmas release for the comedy “The Interview” amid threats to movie-goers from a group of hackers.

12/17/2014

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Suspect In Terrorism Support Case Makes New Bid For Release

A 20-year-old American charged with seeking to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria is again asking a federal judge to release him pending trial.

11/20/2014

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Security Increased At Federal Buildings In Chicago, Other Cities

The move came one week after a gunman in Ottawa fatally shot a soldier as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial.

10/28/2014

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

Court Officials Suggest Alleged ISIS Wannabe Could Get Out On Bond

Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of Bolingbrook, made a brief appearance in court Tuesday morning. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox said she would rule whether Khan should be freed following a hearing scheduled for November 3.

10/21/2014

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Judge Delays Ruling On Bail For Suspect In ISIS Case

A Bolingbrook teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS terrorists must wait a couple more weeks before finding out if he’ll be allowed out of a federal lockup.

10/09/2014

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What Is Motivation Behind People Wishing To Join ISIS?

The first person in the Chicago area accused of trying to join ISIS is Bolingbrook teenager Mohammed Hamzah khan now charged with supporting terrorism.

10/07/2014

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

Feds: Bolingbrook Teen Tried To Go To Syria To Join ISIS

FBI agents have arrested a southwest suburban teenager, for allegedly trying to travel overseas to join the terrorist group ISIS.

10/06/2014

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