FORD COUNTY -- The county gets about 11,000 calls to 911 each year, but how they're handled is a problem.
FORD COUNTY -- The 911 system is down. If you have an emergency, call the Ford County Sheriff's Department.
NATIONAL -- Most people with a cellphone can now send texts to 911 in an emergency. The problem is, many centers are not equipped to accept those messages, including the one in our area.
URBANA -- Mayor Laurel Prussing is pushing for new legislation when it comes to 911 calls.
ILLINOIS -- A new idea could keep 911 calls private. Currently, anyone can access the recordings through the Freedom of Information Act.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- It was a 911 call this dispatcher will never forget.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- More people called 911 last month, compared to January 2013.
MILFORD -- An every day chore put two men in a scary situation.
SAVOY -- When one boy's dad was having a seizure, he grabbed the phone instead of panicking.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- 911 is a service to help people in their most desperate, stressful times.
MATTOON -- Life or death can come down to a matter of minutes for emergency responders.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is trying to improve emergency response times in the state.
DANVILLE -- When you call 911, who shows up?
DECATUR -- Officials are upgrading the city's 911 dispatch system.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is moving forward with his plan to close some of the state's police dispatch centers.
EFFINGHAM -- There's a club in town that's made up of wives and loved ones of firefighters, police officers and EMTs.
PESOTUM -- State police dispatchers will hold an informational picket outside district headquarters Thursday.
CHARLESTON -- Friday morning the high school went on lockdown after someone called 911 and reported a gunman in the building. The school said a student admitted to making both phone calls and police later arrested them.