| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:55 PM
One defendant used violent language and seemed intent on fighting with cops and vandalizing property on undercover recordings played at the NATO 3 trial.
On more than two dozen recordings played for jurors Wednesday, the man alleged by prosecutors to be...
| Dec 12, 2013
Ukraine's civil conflict strikes many Americans as a distant and unimportant dispute, one hardly connected to their daily lives. Such a lack of interest in international affairs is understandable, perhaps, because of the focus on economic recovery since...
| Mar 4, 2014
The causes of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine are many, but most fundamentally its roots can be found in an enormously consequential decision made by the United States and its allies in the early 1990s. Faced with a strategic challenge of constructing a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:31 PM
An undercover Chicago police officer insisted Monday that he was only an observer as three men built Molotov cocktails in 2012, but he also admitted he was the first to raise the idea on the day the men were arrested, offered his bandana to use as wicks...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:03 PM
The final day of evidence in the NATO 3 trial ended with jurors hearing from an explosives expert that the three out-of-state men charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism had built four functional Molotov cocktails that could kill a police officer....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Cook County prosecutors' first-ever terrorism case collapsed Friday when jurors instead found three men who built Molotov cocktails in the days before the 2012 NATO summit guilty of mob action charges and explosives counts that could carry hefty prison...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Attorneys for the three out-of-state men charged with plotting terrorist attacks around the 2012 NATO summit continued to grill an undercover Chicago police officer about police surveillance tactics and whether the three men actually posed a serious...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Days before the 2012 NATO summit, Chicago authorities made national headlines when they announced the arrests of three "domestic terrorists" who had plotted attacks against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home, President Barack Obama's re-election headquarters and...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Winnetka Village Council this month approved the village's continued participation in a state law enforcement mutual aid program established in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Winnetka Police Chief Patrick Kreis said the...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Cook County prosecutors want the so-called NATO 3 given at least 14 years each in prison at their sentencing Friday.
The three out-of-state men – Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly – were convicted of possessing Molotov cocktails...