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  • AP Enterprise: Feds investigating Conn businessman in terror case [Maswood]

    08/11/2004 1:12:00 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 6 replies · 573+ views, New Haven CT ^ | August 11, 2004 | AP
    (Cromwell-AP, Aug. 11, 2004 1:25 PM) _ A Cromwell man says he's being targeted in a federal terrorism probe because he's a Muslim. Forty-one-year-old Syed Maswood is denying allegations he offered support to a militant Islamic Web site. Maswood confirms that he's he unnamed Connecticut resident mentioned last week in a federal affidavit charging a British national with supporting terrorism. Maswood says that on March 17th, federal agents raided his home, seizing computer equipment and financial records. According to the affidavit, investigators discovered Maswood's e-mail address among files used to maintain a Web site that funneled money and equipment to...
  • Al Qaeda Terrorist Wanted by FBI Crossed Back and Forth Into U.S. From Mexico

    12/08/2014 5:37:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 8, 2014
    An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The same Al Qaeda operative helped plan the 2009 bombing of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower), a story that Judicial Watch broke just last week. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah (also known as “Javier Robles”) and over the weekend he was...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • High praise, indeed: Mitt Romney banner hung on Willis Tower [by 74 year-old ironworker]

    10/16/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | Michael Sneed
    .........John Rukavina, 74, a Local 1 ironworker — who claims to have put up “every antenna and tower in Chicago since Marina Towers in 1974” — affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30. “The flag is a symbol — an old ironworker’s custom — which is hung if the job went well,” said Rukavina, who said he worked on the Sears Tower antenna in 1978. He’s also worked on the John Hancock Center and New York’s World Trade Center. “I promised my sister,...
  • Top Chicago Cop Caves to Hamas-CAIR

    02/29/2012 7:30:43 AM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller, et al
    I thought cops stuck together, like brothers. In Chicago, not so much. Look at this pathetic cop from Obamatown (Chicago) selling out his brothers to ..... the Hamas-CAIR enemy. Either McCarthy is a weak tool, or he figures the jihadists aren't targeting a second-calls city like Chicago anyway. New York, on the other hand, is a jewel, the capital of the world. McCarthy probably doesn't trust the notorious hater Ahmed Rehab as far as he can throw him. But even so, he shouldn't give this subversive the imprimatur of legitimacy. Shame on Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Way to blast...
  • Six-year jail term for Sears Tower plotter

    11/18/2009 4:44:18 PM PST · by CSA Rebel · 10 replies · 634+ views
    A judge on Wednesday handed a six-year jail sentence to a man accused of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and allegedly swearing allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • Just call me Willis: Sears Tower now officially renamed

    07/16/2009 2:46:58 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 386+ views
    Goodbye, Sears Tower. Today is the first day that the Chicago skyscraper totes its official new name. The turning point for the tallest building in the U.S. was marked this morning with a public ceremony. The 110-story building is owned by American Landmark Properties of Skokie, Ill., but London-based insurance-brokerage firm Willis Group Holdings “secured the naming rights as part an agreement to lease 140,000 square feet (13,000 sq. meters) of space, and has said it plans to bring hundreds of jobs to the city,” according to the Associated Press.
  • IL: Sears Tower renamed Willis Tower in ceremony

    07/16/2009 12:58:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 936+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/09 | Caryn Rousseau - ap
    CHICAGO – The Sears Tower, one of the world's iconic skyscrapers and the tallest building in the U.S., was renamed the Willis Tower on Thursday in a downtown ceremony, marking a new chapter in the history of the giant edifice that has dominated the Chicago skyline for nearly four decades. Mayor Richard Daley unveiled the tower's new name on a large black sign in the lobby with the help of Joseph Plumeri, the Chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings, the London-based insurance broker that secured the naming rights as part of its agreement to lease 140,000 square feet of...
  • From today, Sears Tower is Willis Tower

    07/15/2009 10:36:11 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 864+ views
    Times of India ^ | July 16, 2009
    CHICAGO: The tallest building in the United States and a prominent feature in Chicago's skyline, the 110-storey Sears Tower will from today be called by a new name — Willis Tower. The official renaming of Sears Tower to Willis Tower and the unveiling of the building's new signage would be presided over by insurance brokerage Willis Group Holdings Chairman and CEO Joseph Plumeri here. Earlier this year, the London-based insurance broker had won the naming rights for the tower after it negotiated a deal with Sears' management to lease 140,000 square feet of office space at 14.50 dollars a square...
  • Sears Tower unveils 103rd floor glass balconies

    07/01/2009 6:28:05 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 48 replies · 4,836+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 7/1/09 | Karen Hawkins
    HICAGO – Visitors to the Sears Tower's new glass balconies all seem to agree: The first step is the hardest. "It's like walking on ice," said Margaret Kemp, of Bishop, California, who said her heart was still pounding even after stepping away from the balcony. "That first step you take — 'am I going down?'"
  • Sears Tower unveils glass balconies

    07/01/2009 11:12:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 2,027+ views
    macon ^ | Jul. 01, 2009
    CHICAGO -- Chanti (SHAN'-tee) Lawrence says visiting the Sears Tower's new glass balconies has helped cure her fear of heights - almost. The Atlanta woman says - at the very least - she took the first step toward conquering her fear by walking out onto the glass more than 1,300 feet in the air. The balconies, nicknamed "The Ledge," open to the public Thursday. Several visitors got a preview Wednesday. Lawrence described the experience as "very cool but very scary."

    05/13/2009 12:55:13 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 32 replies · 1,587+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | May 13, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ
    FIVE MUSLIMS ARE CONVICTED OF A PLOT TO BLOW UP THE SEARS TOWER The headline from the Associated Press reads "5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot". Read the story here ... then click back. There ... did you notice anything. Though at the end of the story you'll see some references to al Qaeda .. nowhere in the story are these men identified as Muslims; and yes .. they were all Muslims. Another story identified them as "members of an apparent militaristic religious sect", but not Muslims. Radical Muslims can rant all week long about their...
  • Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts...

    05/12/2009 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,030+ views
    May 12, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts, and One Defendant Acquitted on Charges of Conspiring to Support Al Qaeda, Attack Targets in the United States After a three-month trial, a Miami jury convicted five men of multiple charges that include conspiring to provide material support to the al Qaeda terrorist organization and conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. by discussing and planning attacks on targets in the U.S., including the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building and other federal...
  • 5 found guilty in Miami of trying to join in terror plot with Al Qaida

    05/12/2009 1:49:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 293+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2009 | Vanessa Blum
    MIAMI - A federal jury convicted five men Tuesday of trying to join forces with al-Qaida in a plot to topple Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices. A sixth man was acquitted. The verdict allows government prosecutors to claim overall victory in a case that dragged on for years and cost millions of dollars, resulting in two hung juries and the acquittal of a seventh man originally charged in the case.
  • 5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot

    05/12/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/12/9 | CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer
    MIAMI, (AP) -- Five men were convicted Tuesday of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in hopes of igniting an anti-government insurrection. The jury in Miami acquitted another member of the so-called "Liberty City Six" in the sixth day of deliberations. Two previous trials ended in mistrials when jurors could not agree on the men's guilt or innocence. They were arrested in June 2006 on charges of plotting terrorism with an undercover FBI informant they believed was from al-Qaida. Defense attorneys said terrorist talk recorded on dozens of FBI audio and...
  • Judge boots problem juror in Fla. terrorism case

    05/05/2009 8:28:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 90 replies · 2,356+ views
    MIAMI (AP) -- An uncooperative juror has been replaced on the panel in Miami deliberating the case of six men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and attack FBI offices. . . . U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard said Tuesday the juror had violated her duty by refusing to deliberate and casting doubt on the law.
  • Sears Tower to put visitors out on Ledge

    05/01/2009 12:08:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies · 1,175+ views
    The head official at the Sears Tower's Skydeck says the Chicago tourist site is preparing to allow visitors a rare view from a new enclosure called the "Ledge." Skydeck General Manager Randy Stancik said the Ledge, tentatively scheduled to open to the public in June, is a glassed-in enclosure that extends 4.3 feet out from the tower's observation deck, the Chicago Sun-Times said Friday.
  • Tallest building in America is ... Willis Tower? Chicago's Sears Tower to get new name

    03/12/2009 11:01:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 1,806+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2009
    The tallest building in America is getting a new name. Chicago's Sears Tower will be renamed Willis Tower after London-based Willis Group Holdings. The insurance broker announced the name change and other details of its agreement with the building's owners Thursday. Willis is moving five offices and nearly 500 employees into the 110-story building. The move is expected to be completed by late summer. Willis will occupy more than 140,000 square feet at $14.50 a square foot.
  • Miami Jury Deadlocked in Sears Tower Terrorism Retrial

    04/15/2008 2:16:15 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 6 replies · 101+ views
    AP ^ | April 15, 2008
    MIAMI — A judge ordered jurors to keep deliberating Tuesday after they announced a second time they were deadlocked in the retrial of six men accused of scheming to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard refused a defense request for mistrial, instead urging them to reach verdicts if at all possible. "If you fail to reach a verdict, this case will be left open and may have to be retried again," Lenard told jurors in a set of instructions known as an Allen charge. The ethnically diverse panel of seven men and...
  • Jury finishes first day of deliberations in terror trial (nothing big, Sears Tower, please move on)

    03/28/2008 8:01:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 366+ views ^ | 3/28/08
    Jury finishes first day of deliberations in terror trialAssociated Press - March 28, 2008 5:33 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A Florida jury has wrapped up its first day of deliberations in the trial of 6 men accused of plotting terrorist attacks against Chicago's Sears Tower and FBI offices. Before the deliberations started, prosecutors appealed to the jury not to buy defense claims that the plot was really just a con aimed at getting some money. The alleged ringleader testified that he faked interest in terrorism in an effort to scam $50,000 out of a man he thought had been...
  • Jihadists' useful idiots

    12/29/2007 5:59:21 AM PST · by ricks_place · 17 replies · 212+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2007 | Joel Mowbray
    Given that hard evidence is often scarce in trials of unsuccessful terrorists, prosecutors in Miami no doubt felt fortunate to be trying defendants who participated in a ceremony pledging allegiance to al Qaeda — and it was captured on video. Add to that ironclad proof that the leader of the cell requested — from a man he believed to be a terrorist financier — boots, uniforms, vehicles, machine guns and $50,000. Several of the defendants took surveillance photos of government buildings. Just in case the reason for the request was unclear, Narseal Batiste stated — on tape — that it...
  • Jurors Deadlock in 6 of 7 Defendants in Plot to Destroy Sears Tower

    12/14/2007 12:54:21 PM PST · by Main Street · 22 replies · 53+ views
    AP/ Fox News ^ | 12-14-07 | Associated Press
    MIAMI — In a stinging defeat for the Bush administration, one of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with Al Qaeda to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower was acquitted Thursday, and the case against the rest ended in a hung jury. Federal prosecutor Richard Gregorie said the government planned to retry the six next year, and the judge said a new jury would be picked starting Jan. 7.
  • Mistrial in Sears Tower Bomb Plot Trial

    12/13/2007 3:06:14 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 17 replies · 572+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 13, 2007 | CURT ANDERSON
    One of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower was acquitted Thursday, and a mistrial was declared for the six others after the federal jury deadlocked. Federal prosecutor Richard Gregorie said the government plans to retry the six next year. The Bush administration had seized on the case to illustrate the dangers of homegrown terrorism and trumpet the government's post-Sept. 11 success in infiltrating and smashing terrorism plots in their earliest stages.
  • Threat Matrix: December 2007

    12/01/2007 8:47:13 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,428 replies · 7,285+ views
    Calculating the Risks in Pakistan A small group of U.S. military experts and intelligence officials convened in Washington for a classified war game last year, exploring strategies for securing Pakistan's nuclear arsenal if the country's political institutions and military safeguards began to fall apart. The secret exercise — conducted without official sponsorship from any government agency, apparently due to the sensitivity of its subject — was one of several such games the U.S. government has conducted in recent years examining various options and scenarios for Pakistan's nuclear weapons: How many troops might be required for a military intervention in...
  • Defense opens in Florida terrorism trial ("Liberty City 7", sought to topple Sears Tower)

    11/06/2007 8:20:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 86+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/06/07 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - The suspected ringleader of a group of men accused of plotting terrorist attacks testified in a federal trial Tuesday that his financial struggles to build a community outreach center, not a desire to attack the U.S., landed him in trouble. Prosecutors had used FBI recordings to portray Narseal Batiste, 33, and six other men as a homegrown terrorist cell aspiring to topple Chicago's Sears Tower as the opening salvo of a broader guerrilla war intended to install a U.S. government based on Islam. The suspected conspiracy never got beyond the initial stages, but Batiste and his six co-defendants...
  • Expert: Miami Group Ready for Holy War

    11/01/2007 9:02:05 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 5 replies · 220+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 30, 2007 | CURT ANDERSON
    MIAMI - A group of men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower were in the final stages of forming a homegrown terrorist cell dedicated to waging an Islamic holy war before they were arrested, a prosecution terrorism expert testified Tuesday. Raymond Tanter, a Georgetown University professor and terrorism scholar said suspected ringleader Narseal Batiste and the other six had nearly completed the "radicalization process" and moved toward acts of terrorism before their arrests in June 2006. Hallmarks of this process include religious conversion, operation within a military-style hierarchy and adoption of goals shared by al-Qaida and other terrorist...
  • Video Discloses Alleged Plot To Target Sears Tower

    08/24/2006 1:21:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Federal Judge Denies Request To Ban Video (CBS) -- MIAMI A federal judge has denied a request for a temporary injunction which would have prevented CBS 2 sister station WFOR-TV CBS 4 in Miami and their Web site,, from showing undercover surveillance video of seven men implicated in a terrorism scheme that involved a plot to blow up the Sears Tower. Attorney Ana Jhones had filed the request with Federal Court judge Joan Lenard at the US Courthouse in Miami, asking that CBS, and any other media outlet, be prevented from showing the undercover video showing her client, Narseal...
  • Jackson of the Globe: Don't Taunt Terrorists With Tall Towers

    07/19/2006 3:52:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies · 1,559+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 19, 2006 - 06:41 Remember as a kid trying to build the tallest building you could with Legos, or whatever it was in your day? Derrick Jackson doesn't. Judging by his column - High and Mighty - in today's Boston Globe, young Derrick built one-story affordable units, maybe even buried them underground in his backyard - just to be safe. Jackson's op-ed is a condemnation of proposals to build or rebuild towers in major cities, including his own Boston. Jackson's anti-tower argument is four-fold: Tall buildings taunt terrorists. Towers are a cruel reminder of class differences....
  • Sears Tower suspects denied bail

    07/05/2006 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 July 2006 | Randy Nieves-Ruiz
    A US judge has denied bail overnight to six Miami men charged with conspiracy to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago because he considered them a threat to the community. "The charges against each and everyone of these defendants are serious charges and involve crimes of violence," said Judge Ted Bandstra. "The government presents a strong case in support of conspiracy charges," he said, citing videotapes submitted to the court that show one of the defendants discussing with an FBI informant plans to blow up the Sears Tower. One of the tapes also shows the whole group pledging loyalty...
  • Miami judge denies bond for 6 accused of terror plot ('Sears Tower 6' or 7 pose risk to community)

    07/05/2006 4:41:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 361+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/5/06 | Laura Wides-Munoz - ap
    A federal judge Wednesday denied bond to six men accused of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower and conspiring to help al-Qaida blow up several federal buildings in Los Angeles and other cities. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted Bandstra ruled that the men posed too great a risk to the community to be released. "The charges against each of the defendants are serious charges and constitute counts of violence," Bandstra stated, adding that it was "not relevant that the plans appear to be beyond the abilities of the defendants." The six men, who have pleaded not guilty, were arrested June...
  • Was alleged Florida terror cell's plot really an attempt to rip-off Al Qaeda?

    06/28/2006 7:02:33 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 189+ views ^ | June 25, 2006 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On Friday, seven Florida men were indicted in a terror plot which included a plan to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. Those charged were also accused of planning attacks on numerous FBI offices across the United States. The group, allegedly, planned its operations from a warehouse located in Miami. Six of the men were taken into custody early Friday by the FBI and other local, state and federal law enforcement organizations. One man was already in jail on an unrelated charge. They were accused of pledging allegiance to Al Qaeda, a known terrorist organization, along with numerous allegations...
  • Seven charged over 'Chicago plot'

    06/23/2006 9:27:56 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 52 replies · 1,271+ views
    BBC ^ | June 23, 2006 | BBC
    The US authorities have charged seven men with involvement in a plot to destroy the nation's tallest building, the Sears Tower in Chicago. The men were arrested at a warehouse in Miami, in an undercover operation. The FBI says the suspects, believed to be Muslims, had pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda, but had no contacts with it. The group, which was infiltrated by an agent posing as an al-Qaeda member, includes two foreigners - one of them a Haitian - and five US citizens. "They were persons who for whatever reason came to view their home country as the enemy," US...
  • Seven Nabbed in Miami on Terror Charges in Plot to Hit Sears Tower

    06/22/2006 7:42:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 193 replies · 3,053+ views
    Fox ^ | June 22, 2006 | Fox
    Seven people were arrested on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday in connection with the early stages of a plot to attack Chicago's Sears Tower and other buildings in the United States, a federal law enforcement official said.
  • FBI Arrests Suspects In Terrorist Plot On Chicago (Black Muslims)

    06/22/2006 7:04:06 PM PDT · by SauronOfMordor · 103 replies · 2,595+ views
    NBC 5 ^ | 6/22/2006 | NBC5
    CHICAGO -- A federal official said seven people have been arrested in connection with the early stages of a plot to attack Chicago's Sears Tower and other buildings in the U.S. NBC News has learned from federal law-enforcement sources Thursday that the FBI has arrested about half a dozen men in Miami as part of an ongoing terrorism operation. The men, part of a radical black Muslim group, were planning terror acts in Miami and Chicago, the officials said. An FBI informant infiltrated the group, according to the source, neutralizing the threat.
  • Official: 7 arrested in Sears Tower plot

    06/22/2006 6:13:02 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 66 replies · 2,527+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 06/22/06 | KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer
    Seven people were arrested Thursday in connection with the early stages of a plot to attack Chicago's Sears Tower and other buildings in the U.S., a federal law enforcement official said. The official told The Associated Press the alleged plotters were mainly Americans with no apparent ties to al-Qaida or other foreign terrorist organizations. He spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt news conferences planned for Friday in Washington and Miami. Miami U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta said in a statement that the investigation was an ongoing operation and that more details would be released Friday. Local...
  • FBI arrests 7 in domestic terrorism probe - Raids being conducted in Miami area

    06/22/2006 4:41:45 PM PDT · by kcvl · 625 replies · 19,218+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/22/06
  • Shadowy trio seen studying Sears Tower

    03/16/2006 6:39:27 PM PST · by John Lenin · 81 replies · 2,446+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | March 16, 2006
    CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. federal officials have confirmed they are investigating an incident where three men were seen studying and taking pictures of Chicago's Sears Tower. The men were spotted outside the 110-story building by security guards about three weeks ago. The men were questioned and allowed to leave, but the guards notified the Chicago Police Department. They in turn notified the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Chicago Tribune reported The guards recorded the car's license plate and it was traced to a rental agency, which said the car was returned about an hour after the incident.It was...
  • Terror task force probing suspicious activity (Chicago)

    03/16/2006 1:22:37 AM PST · by JustPiper · 168 replies · 5,218+ views
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | 3-16-06 | John Garcia
    Sears Tower officials reported incident ABC7 News has learned the terrorism task force is looking into two suspicious cases in downtown Chicago. They happened within the last three weeks. Investigators describe one of the incidents as frightening. The incidents involve two landmark Chicago buildings, the Sears Tower and Boeing World headquarters. Since 9-11, the Sears Tower building management in particular has increased security efforts several times over. But the law enforcement sources say, nevertheless, they are concerned about these latest incidents. The entire incident was recorded on Sears Tower video security cameras. The tape is now in the hands of...