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.


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