Security Heightened in Chicago after Bin Laden's Death

May 02--There is concern that Osama bin Laden's followers could seek retaliation, and President Obama's hometown could be a target.

Illinois Emergency Management Director Jonathon Monken says there has been no specific threat reported against Illinois or Chicago, but state and local agencies are still preparing for the possibility.

In Chicago, all police personnel were in uniform, Monday, paying close attention to synagogues, mosques, and downtown buildings.

Trained eyes monitored the city's extensive network of surveillance cameras, looking for anything suspicious.

The Chicago Transit Authority re-sent security bulletins to employees. CTA is keeping in contact with law enforcement officials to make sure trains and buses are safe.

At Chicago's airports, the Transportation Security Administration says travelers should expect to see the usual security measures, including random screenings and canine teams. Some measures you may not see, like behavior detection officers. Several travelers told WGN-TV they are on alert, but not worried.

Security was also heightened at Monday night's Bulls playoff game. Bomb sniffing dogs were making the rounds at the United Center.

The death of Osama bin Laden brings no major changes to Anshe Emet. Security at the Lakeview synagogue had been punched up, with a round-the-clock presence, since last fall.

One of the explosive packages intercepted on cargo planes in October was believed to be addressed to Anshe Emet. The foiled plot was the work of Al Qaida in Yemen.

Rabbi Michael Siegel says the synagogue is already doing everything it can to keep the congregation safe.

One of the explosive packages intercepted on cargo planes in October was believed to be addressed to Anshe Emet. The foiled plot was the work of Al Qaida in Yemen.

Rabbi Michael Siegel says the synagogue is already doing everything it can to keep the congregation safe.

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