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Midway Gun Found

Georgia Man Arrested After Loaded Gun Found In Carry-On At Midway

Transportation Security Administration workers found a loaded 9 mm Desert Eagle pistol in Kevin Champion’s luggage as he was going through a security checkpoint before his flight from Midway to Atlanta.

08/19/2014

John Hart (Credit: Chicago Police)

Gun Found In Man’s Bag At Midway Airport

A 62-year-old man was arrested at Midway International Airport on Thursday, after security screeners found a .380 caliber pistol in his luggage.

08/08/2014

Marilyn Jean Hartman (Credit: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

Former Chicago Resident Stows Away On California Flight

Investigators in California were looking into how a former Chicago resident managed to board and stow away on a commercial airliner earlier this week.

08/07/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
@TSAMedia_JimM)

TSA Worker Receives ‘Award Of Valor’ For Saving Woman Who Fell On CTA Tracks

A TSA employee who jumped in front of a CTA Blue Line train last month to save a woman who’d fallen on the tracks was being honored by the Department of Homeland Security.

05/14/2014

TSA officers found two military-grade shells in the bags of two minors returning to the U.S. from London on Monday. (Credit: Transportation Security Administration)

WWI Artillery Shells Found In Teens’ Luggage At O’Hare

The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

04/08/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

City Fighting TSA Plan To Shift Security Responsibility For Exit Lanes

The Transportation Security Administration plans to stop paying for the security officers who staff exits from secured areas at O’Hare and Midway airports next year.

10/30/2013

An airline passenger goes through a full-body scan at O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Experts Discuss Security In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings

The deadly Boston Marathon bombings have prompted a lot of discussion about the price of having a free society, and how much freedom Americans might have to give up to stay safe.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Emanuel Announces $40 Million In Upgrades At O’Hare United Terminal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Wednesday for $40 million in improvements at the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport, which he says will create as many as 200 construction jobs.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

O'Hare International Airport

TSA To Try Easing Screenings For Passengers 75 And Over

O’Hare International Airport is among the hubs where the Transportation Security Administration has decided to ease security screening for passengers age 75 or older.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

TSA Screens Passengers At O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

TSA PreCheck Program To Expand To O’Hare, 27 Other New Airports

Frequent fliers should soon be able to avoid the hassle of removing their shoes or belts, or taking their laptops out of their luggage when they pass through security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport and dozens of other airports.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

O'Hare Security Line

Experts Criticize Security Checkpoint Bypass For Pilots

Some experts are criticizing the newly-adopted express lane checkpoint for pilots at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Image from a body scan. (CBS)

New Airport Body Scanners Will Allow For More Privacy

The Transportation Security Administration will soon begin using new software, which doesn’t show naked images of those who go through body scanners.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

O'Hare Security Line

Alarming Number Of Security Breaches At Airports

Despite billions of dollars spent beefing up security since Sept. 11, 2001, a new report claims passengers may still be seriously vulnerable.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Airport scanner demonstration. (CBS)

Airports On Alert About Thermoses

Just in time for the busy Christmas travel weekend, a new terror alert was raising fears at airports nationwide on Christmas Eve, including O’hare and Midway International Airports.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

Photo Of TSA Employee And Monitor. (CBS/AP Photo)

Ex-TSA Chief: Intel Not Good Enough To ID The Bad Guys

Justin Oberman says terrorists are getting more and more savvy about how they defeat the screening systems.

WBBM Newsradio–11/24/2010

Photo Of A TSA Agent With Monitor. (AP Photo)

‘Opt-Out Day’ To Cause Huge Travel Mess?

A loosely organized Internet campaign is urging people to refuse the scans on Wednesday in what is being called National Opt-Out Day. Could it cause a huge travel mess?

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010