CHICAGO (AP) — A 28-year-old activist arrested around the time of the NATO summit in Chicago last year has pleaded guilty to attempting to purchase materials to make a pipe bomb.
A Cook County court judge on Thursday sentenced Mark Neiweem (NEYE' weem) to three years in prison for the bomb charge and a probation violation.
The Chicago man's attorney, Steve Salzman, says his client could be free by November based on various credits, including time served since his arrest.
Prosecutors have said Neiweem wrote out a list of ingredients to construct a pipe bomb and indicated that model rocket engines for it could be bought at Hobby Lobby stores.
Prosecutors charged three other anti-NATO activists under Illinois' terrorism law. Their trial is set for September. Neiweem wasn't charged with any terrorism offences.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.