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  • NATO 3 found guilty of mob action and arson, but not terror charges

    NATO 3 found guilty of mob action and arson, but not terror charges
    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...
  • Trial for NATO 3 remains focused on police tactics

    Trial for NATO 3 remains focused on police tactics
    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...
  • Recordings, testimony at NATO 3 trial show bumbling men

    Recordings, testimony at NATO 3 trial show bumbling men
    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...
  • Chemist testifies in NATO 3 trial that method to make explosives was dangerous

    Chemist testifies in NATO 3 trial that method to make explosives was dangerous
    An Illinois State Police chemist testified today that the method used by three out-of-state men to build Molotov cocktails was more dangerous than the typical technique, a point defense attorneys raised as they sought to portray their clients as “...
  • Gas station manager testifies in NATO 3 trial that suspect tried to fill jug with gas

    Gas station manager testifies in NATO 3 trial that suspect tried to fill jug with gas
    The former manager of a Bridgeport gas station testified Tuesday that Brian Church, one of the NATO 3, came to his station trying to fill an empty milk jug with gasoline the day before Church and two others were arrested on terrorism charges in 2012....
  • NATO 3 trial: judge bars list of 4 police stations

    NATO 3 trial: judge bars list of 4 police stations
    The Cook County judge presiding over the NATO 3 trial today shot down a motion by prosecutors to put into evidence a list of four police stations found on a computer seized from the Bridgeport apartment where the three were staying with 12 others. One...
  • Winnetka approves mutual aid group participation

    Winnetka approves mutual aid group participation
    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...
  • New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'

    New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'
    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,...
  • Prosecutors seek 14-year prison terms for NATO 3 at sentencing Friday

    Prosecutors seek 14-year prison terms for NATO 3 at sentencing Friday
    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...
  • NATO 3 get prison terms ranging from 5 to 8 years

    NATO 3 get prison terms ranging from 5 to 8 years
    Cook County prosecutors raised the specter of the Boston Marathon bombings in asking for hefty sentences for three alleged anarchists convicted of making crude Molotov cocktails in the lead-up to the 2012 NATO summit, but a judge ended up imposing more...
  • The farce is familiar: NATO 3 trial would be high comedy if the stakes weren't so high

     
    Wednesday's print column Church, Chase & Betterly If I had to pick just one anecdote from the ongoing NATO 3 trial as most illustrative of what a farce it appears to be, I'd pick the bow-and-arrow story. According to the......