Update: 6:34 pm, 4/8/15, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Becoming a police officer or deputy is no easy task.
URBANA -- Dozens of graduates walked the stage Friday and now they'll be on the streets protecting our neighborhoods.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Deputies at the Champaign County Sheriff's Office had their first day at the Police Academy.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Women in law enforcement continue to move up the ranks in Champaign County.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's a job not many women have when compared to men. But, things changed for one officer.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hard work paid off for a police officer at Parkland College.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- She's a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, but it's not stopping this detective from 12 years of service.
MAHOMET -- A local music festival gets better every year. The man organizing the event is a big reason why.
URBANA -- He fell in love with football at an early age. Now his playing days are over, but this police officer is passing his knowledge onto kids.
WESTVILLE -- A police officer in Our Town isn't just patrolling the streets. He's also putting out fires.
TEUTOPOLIS -- People in Our Town are getting ready to celebrate its 175th anniversary.
PANA -- Our Town's Police Chief Daniel Bland is carrying on a family tradition.
GEORGETOWN -- This officer in Our Town is determined to change an increase of drugs in the area.
URBANA -- He's the person responsible for the city's fire department.
CHAMPAIGN -- This police officer has 20 years on the force and is now buzzing about a new hobby.
CHAMPAIGN -- This sergeant is making some healthier choices and it's paying off.
SAVOY -- Having a day off work is something many of us look forward to, but one firefighter walks out of the Urbana fire station to volunteer at the fire house in Savoy.
GIFFORD -- He's the man responsible for protecting people in town.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- It's not the kind of thing you expect to see from a police officer, but this UI cop defies expectations.
URBANA -- An area officer says working in law enforcement is always a challenge, but Lieutenant Bryant Seraphin has it down pat and he's doubling up on his "fatherly" duties outside work.
CHAMPAIGN -- The man in charge of the Champaign Police Department is Chief Anthony Cobb.
CHAMPAIGN -- From the squad car to the dugout, this deputy is a role model in more ways than one.
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