Fake Pipe Bomb Prompts Scare At Merrionette Tobacco ShopShortly after 5:30 p.m., a hooded suspect, apparently a teenager, threw a “beeping” device that appeared to be a pipe bomb into Tobacco City, 3281 W. 115th St., according to Sgt. Jon Bruce of the Merrionette Park Police Department.
Fake Bomb Found In Luggage Of Toronto-To-Chicago FlightFederal customs officers found a fake bomb in a traveler’s suitcase in Toronto, as the person was headed for a flight to Chicago.
Judge To Rule If Illinois Terrorism Suspect Is Mentally FitA federal judge will consider on Thursday whether a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect who says aliens and Freemasons are after him is mentally fit for trial.
Fake Bomb Prompts Evacuation Of Peoria International AirportPeoria International Airport was evacuated and shut down for about three hours on Thursday, after baggage screeners found what appeared to be a bomb in a woman’s luggage.
Elgin Man Who Threatened Deputies Found Dead In Kane County JailAn Elgin man who was accused of threatening police officers with a fake bomb Tuesday morning when they tried to conduct an eviction at his home was later found dead at the Kane County Adult Justice Center.
Would-Be Wrigleyville Bomber Sentenced To 23 Years A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.
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.