Terror Plot Suspects

Attorneys: ‘NATO 3’ Defendants Arrested To Justify Summit Security

Defense attorneys for the three men accused of making firebombs to attack police and other high-profile targets during the NATO Summit claimed police and prosecutors fabricated the charges to justify the intense security measures put in place for the summit.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

Charged: 3 NATO Summit Protesters Planned Attacks On Police, Mayor’s Home, Obama HQ

Three anti-NATO protesters were planning to attack police stations, Mayor Emanuel’s home and President Obama’s campaign headquarters with Molotov cocktails during the NATO Summit, police sources said on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

(l-r): Douglas Wright, Joshua Stafford, Brandon Baxter, Anthony Hayne and Connor Stevens are charged in a plot to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area. (Credit: WOIO-TV/Cleveland)

Men Who Plotted To Blow Up Cleveland Bridge Had Eyes On Chicago

The self-described anarchists charged with plotting to blow up a bridge outside Cleveland also talked about plotting acts of terror in Chicago during the NATO summit, according to a criminal complaint.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

G8 Rally

Questions Swirl About Decision To Move G8 Summit

Questions still buzz around President Barack Obama’s surprise decision Monday to move the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012


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


Man With Alleged Ties To Terrorist Group Arrested At O’Hare

A Colorado man was arrested at O’Hare International Airport over the weekend, on charges that he planned to fight on behalf of a terrorist group in Uzbekistan.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

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

Illinois State Seal

State Responders On Guard For 9/11 Anniversary

It won’t be just another Sunday for people who are charged protecting others.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

Photo Of Decorative Element Atop A Minaret. (Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

Islamic-American Group: Link Between 9/11, Muslim Religion Must Stop

The head of a local Islamic-American organization says that after this year, except for remembering its victims, it’s time for America to move on from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

WBBM Newsradio–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

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Security Cameras Part Of Daily Life Since 9/11

There a few life-changing events in our lives. No question, 9/11 was one of them. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on how even a simple stroll into work is different than it was a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

A worldwide alert has been issued for American travelers. (CBS)

U.S. Issues World-Wide Travel Alert As 9/11 Anniversary Nears

People flying overseas — or living abroad — have a new reason to be on their guard.

The federal government is reminding travelers of the continued threat from groups like al Qaeda. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks with a local expert.


Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Jury Convicts Rana In Terror Trial, But Rejects Mumbai Link

Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana was found guilty of helping to orchestrate global terrorism, but acquitted of a key charge that he had a hand in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India.


Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Wife Of Chicago Terror Suspect Defends His Innocence

Her husband is on trial, accused of supporting terrorists. And now she’s speaking out as a jury weighs the fate of Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Closing Arguments Set For Trial Of Mumbai Terror Suspect

Closing arguments are expected later today in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan the Mumbai terror attacks.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Closing Arguments On Tuesday In Mumbai Terror Suspect’s Trial

The prosecution has rested in the case of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Smoke and flames billow out from The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on Nov. 29, 2008. Indian commandos have killed the last Islamic militants holed up inside Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel. (Credit: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Chicago Terror Trial Is So Important–But Few Here Are Paying Attention

It has been called the biggest terror trial ever in Chicago. But it’s even bigger overseas.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Smoke and flames billow out from The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on Nov. 29, 2008. Indian commandos have killed the last Islamic militants holed up inside Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel. (Credit: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Star Witness Says Terror Group Worked With Pakistan

Attorneys will begin presenting their case against Tahawwur Rana, a local businessman charged as a conspirator in the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, India.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

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.