Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Jury Selection Begins In Chicago Terror Suspect’s Trial

The courtroom was packed and security tight, with metal detectors outside and armed federal marshals inside, as jury selection began in the trial of a Chicago man accused of plotting the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Scales Of Justice

Area Man Nabbed In International Terror Case Brought Back To U.S.

Oded Orbach, a north suburban man, had been arrested in Romania for allegedly conspiring to obtain and sell anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban in Afghanistan.


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

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Rep. Roskam: Terror Threat Is Not Over

An Illinois congressman Osama bin Laden is no longer a threat, but that doesn’t mean we can allow ourselves to become complacent.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2011

Osama Bin Laden

Expert: Bin Laden’s Death Brings Threat, Opportunity

It may feel safer to have Osama bin Laden dead, but is that really the case? University of Chicago political science professor Robert Pape says actually, any plan for retaliation could present an opportunity.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Jose Padilla

Document: Padilla Was Planning Terror Attack In Chicago

The latest WikiLeaks postings on the Internet suggest a plan was being cooked up in the year after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to carry out terrorist actions in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011


Chicago Prosecutors Charge 4 More Men In Mumbai Attacks

Federal prosecutors have charged four more defendants in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as a Chicago man prepares to go to trial in the case.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

File Photo: Guns Generic (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Highland Park Resident Charged With Terror Conspiracy

A Highland Park resident was arrested in Romania Feb. 10 and charged with conspiring to aid terrorists in Afghanistan by attempting to obtain and sell anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons to the Taliban.


Sami Samir Hassoun

Wrigleyville Bomb Suspect “Remorseful”

The lawyer for a Lebanese immigrant accused of trying to set off a bomb in Wrigleyville last year said Wednesday that his client is “remorseful” about what happened.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Court Case Graphic

Terror Trial Pushed Back For Chicago Businessman

A federal judge has agreed to push back the trial of a Chicago businessman charged in connection with the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011

Thomson Prison

State Hopes To Auction Off Thomson Prison

The State of Illinois is hoping to auction off the Thomson Correctional Center this morning.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2010

Raja Lahrasib Khan

Cabbie Charged In Terror Case Asks For Release

A local taxi driver charged with attempting to send money to a Pakistan-based terrorist has asked to be released from jail.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010

The Chicago skyline featuring Willis Tower. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Willis Tower On Terror Website

Authorities are stepping up their investigation into the mail bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues, and they weren’t the only Chicago locations showing up on al-Qaeda’s radar.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2010

Printer Bombs

Plotters Didn’t Know Where Mail Bombs Would Go Off

Communication cards had been removed from the cell phones attached to the bombs.


A Cargo Plane Is Loaded At The Fedex Distribution Center At The International Cargo Airport In Cologne, Germany. (AP Photo)

Packages from Yemen in Sept. Eyed as Dry Run

Officials say 3 packages of Chicago-bound books, papers were innocuous, but likely used to scope logistics for cargo bomb plot.


U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

US-Bound Bomb Could Have Exploded, Downed Plane

Yemeni authorities are checking dozens more packages in a search for the terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues in a brazen plot that heightened fears of a a new al-Qaida terror attack.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2010

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Packages Heading To Chicago Synagogues Had Explosives

Two suspicious packages containing explosives were intercepted on their way from Yemen to Chicago, authorities said Friday. President Barack Obama said authorities had uncovered a “credible terrorist threat.”


Congregation Shaare Tikvah

Chicago Synagogues On Alert In Wake Of Terror Plot

The Jewish Federation of Chicago was helping get the word out to local synagogues and Jewish centers on Friday after authorities intercepted two suspicious packages from Yemen.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

Suspicious Cartridge

Suspicious Items Were Headed For Chicago Synagogues

Authorities stopped two cargo planes with suspicious packages onboard, after learning the items were being sent from Yemen to synagogues in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010