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Menard Prison On Lockdown After Weapons Found

A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois’ largest maximum security prison will continue “for days” after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.

04/07/2014

Roger Harrison (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Carrying Handguns Arrested In Loop During Hawks Rally

A suburban man was found with two weapons in the Loop while fans were walking to the Chicago Blackhawks rally on Friday and was arrested by police.

06/28/2013

Jail/Prison

Glenview Man Charged With Helping North Korea Produce WMDs

A northwest suburban man and his father are in federal custody after being charged with conspiring to provide machinery and parts for weapons of mass destruction to North Korea through a Glenview-based company.

05/06/2013

Police collected more than 5,500 guns during a turn-in program across Chicago on Saturday. (CBS)

Chicago Police Collect 5,500 Weapons During Gun Turn-In

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the tally could go considerably higher. Pallets were still being unloaded at a West Side police warehouse where the weapons will be sorted.

06/23/2012

Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Bell and canine officer "Conan" search inmate beds during a shakedown at the Lake County Jail on May 24, 2012. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Surprise Shakedown At Lake County Jail Finds No Contraband

Inmates at the Lake County Jail were having coffee Thursday morning when officers with dogs stormed in.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Daniel Fenstemacher, of Nevada, was arrested at a Greyhound bus station in Chicago after admitting he had weapons and ammunition in his baggage. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Nevada Man Arrested When Weapons Found In Luggage At Greyhound Station

A Nevada man was arrested Saturday when he admitted that there were weapons and ammunition in his baggage during a security check at the Greyhound bus station in the West Loop.

04/15/2012

Juro Konstantinov is charged with drug and weapon offenses. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

During Eviction, Authorities Discover ‘Grow House,’ Weapons

Cook County sheriff’s officials evicting a Glenview man from his rental home on Wednesday learned the man had deeper legal problems: He was growing marijuana and sitting on a cache of firearms.

07/15/2011

Lloyd Turentine (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

Police Recover Multiple Guns During Execution Of Search Warrant

A suburban man and a woman from Chicago were arrested and five guns were recovered Friday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

05/14/2011

Libyan rebels fire Katusha rockets at government troops on the frontline on March 9, 2011 near Ras Lanuf, Libya. The rebels pushed back government troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi westward towards Ben Jawat.  (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Durbin: Libyan Rebels Need Command Structure

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he believes the Libyan rebels should be given weapons to help them overthrow the Gadhafi regime, but Sen. Dick Durbin says that he believes the rebels need an effective command structure far more.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011

NIU Memorial

NIU Victim’s Mother Speaks Out Against Concealed Weapons

The mother of a young woman murdered in the Northern Illinois University massacre three years ago, is among those speaking out against a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

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.

02/21/2011

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

Former Security Guard Arrested For Trafficking Weapons

Chicago Police said they nabbed a gun trafficker who illegally sold a dozen guns, including one weapon to a man who was then murdered.

01/27/2011