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DePaul Expert: Jet Hacker May Help Improve Air Safety

(CBS) — A computer hacker told the FBI he took control of a jetliner’s engines not long after he departed a flight that passed through Chicago. Is he just bragging? Or has he exposed a […]

05/18/2015

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Another Gun Found In Carry-On Luggage At Midway

Transportation Security Administration screeners found a loaded loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson firearm Thursday

05/15/2015

This weapon was discovered at Midway Airport on Monday. (Credit: TSA)

TSA To Gun Owners: Stop Trying To Carry Firearms Onto Planes

It seems like a no-brainer, but each year airport authorities seize guns at security checkpoints, including those at Midway and O’Hare airports.

05/11/2015

These are some of the items seized at Chicago airports. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Crazy Things People Try To Get Past Airport Security

Everything from guns to martial-arts throwing stars to brass knuckles to corkscrews. CBS 2’s Dave Savini explains what authorities do with the items.

05/07/2015

This weapon was discovered at Midway Airport on Monday. (Credit: TSA)

Loaded Firearm Found In Baggage At Midway

Security details at Midway Airport have so far confiscated six firearms this year, equalling the total for all of 2014.

03/16/2015

Faith Du Bois was charged with boarding an aircraft with a weapon after security screeners found a loaded handgun in her carry-on baggage at Midway International Airport on Feb. 22. 2015 (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suburban Woman Arrested At Midway After TSA Screeners Find Gun In Bag

A 58-year-old Lemont woman has been arrested after she was stopped at Midway Airport’s security yesterday – accused of having a gun in her carry-on.

02/23/2015

from left: Kunal Singh, Leo Kurylo, Aaron Anderson (CBS)

In Span Of Days, Three Gun-Toting Suspects Stopped In Chicago Airports

Three different men were allegedly caught with guns in their carry-on bags within a span of a few days at Chicago’s two airports.

02/16/2015

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

TSA Seized 26 Guns At Chicago Airport Checkpoints Last Year

In 2014, 20 guns were seized at the security checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport, according to end-of-year statistics released by the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security. Six guns were detected at the checkpoint at Midway International Airport.

01/23/2015

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Six Strange Items Found At Airports By TSA

Workers for the Transportation Security Administration find the darndest things in the bags of the traveling public.

07/14/2014

Venice, Italy (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Some of the weapons found by the TSA this month. (Credit: TSA Blog)

What The TSA Found In Checked Bags This Month

In the first two weeks of December, airport security agents discovered a total of 71 firearms at the nation’s airports, including 60 that were loaded.

12/16/2013

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.

03/01/2013

O'Hare Airport (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

O’Hare Terminal 2 Reopens After Report Of Suspicious Package

Operations at Terminal 2 at O’Hare International Airport were returning to normal Thursday afternoon, after a suspicious package forced authorities to shut down the terminal’s security checkpoints.

08/02/2012

A young child in a wheelchair gets a pat down from a TSA agent at O'Hare. (Credit: YouTube)

YouTube Video Shows TSA Agent Patting Down Boy In Wheelchair

Video of a security agent patting down a young child in a wheelchair at O’Hare International Airport has gone viral on the Internet.

03/19/2012

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–02/09/2012

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

Transportation Security Administration workers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book being carried by a passenger at Reagan-Washington National Airport on Dec. 20, 2011. (Credit: TSA)

TSA Finds Daggers Hidden In Chicago-Bound Passenger’s Book

The Transportation Security Administration says officers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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

Mike Quade

Schuster: Quade Detained And Searched At Airport

What do Mike Quade and Donald Rumsfeld have in common? Both were detained and patted down by TSA officials at airports on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

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