MATTOON -- They started as an emergency shelter back in 2003, but now they're doing a lot more than that.
ILLINOIS -- First it was the governor's mansion, then the grandstand at the state fairgrounds.
GIFFORD -- Kids learned about safety in all forms Thursday. It was Agriculture Safety Day.
Latest: 4:50 pm, 9/29/14, Monday DECATUR -- A million-dollar contract with Motorola is back on the table.
FORD COUNTY -- The county gets about 11,000 calls to 911 each year, but how they're handled is a problem.
Update: 10:04 pm, 8/10/14, Sunday SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is all about fun and games, but sometimes accidents happen.
DECATUR -- In case of emergency, a local community college is ready to respond.
FORD COUNTY -- The 911 system is down. If you have an emergency, call the Ford County Sheriff's Department.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's an emergency many don't think about, but first responders are ready for it.
VILLA GROVE -- Residents are worried about plans to move the fire department.
MACON COUNTY -- Residents who call 911 on a land line, could pay a little extra for their next emergency call.
DANVILLE -- Emergency medical services dispatched to your home, won't come at a price.
Update: 4:52 pm, 3/13/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Instead of falling asleep quietly in the country, people say they've been waking up to loud noises in the middle of the night.
CHAMPAIGN -- False alarms are happening too often in Champaign and it's costing the city a lot of money.
Update: 4:43 pm, 3/6/14, Thursday DANVILLE -- Mayor Scott Eisenhauer has been getting concerned calls and messages lately.
MILFORD -- An every day chore put two men in a scary situation.
ILLINOIS -- A new study looks at how each state stacks up when it comes to emergency medical care. And the news isn't good for Illinois.
SAVOY -- When one boy's dad was having a seizure, he grabbed the phone instead of panicking.
URBANA -- Champaign County's first responders have been coordinating their efforts through the weekend. Some of their workers have been working around the clock for more than 30 hours now.
Update: 10:02 pm CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- An Urbana teen will meet the good Samaritan who saved his life.
PESOTUM -- Central Illinois' first experience with winter had emergency responders busy throughout the night.
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.
CHAMPAIGN -- Autopsy results show a couple had high levels of carbon monoxide in their blood.
SMITHBORO -- A train derailed overnight. The community is located about halfway between Effingham and St. Louis.
ASHMORE -- A Coles County village may have a new place to get together in case of an emergency.
RANTOUL -- A new city could join Champaign County METCAD.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is trying to improve emergency response times in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Capital City is launching an Emergency Notification System to make sure people are safe in case of danger.
SAVOY -- First responders are getting ready for an airport emergency on Monday night.
RANTOUL -- First responders teamed up for hands-on training Thursday.
CHARLESTON -- An 18-year old EIU student is dead.
URBANA -- Attorneys for Mayor Don Gerard and his ex-girlfriend were back in court Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Nearly 3 million people around the state took cover to practice for an emergency.
DECATUR -- Bitterly cold temperatures and no one wants to be outside.
DANVILLE -- When you call 911, who shows up?
DECATUR -- Officials are upgrading the city's 911 dispatch system.
DECATUR -- City leaders want to make sure people have plenty of water.
URBANA -- First responders are practicing this week for emergencies that could take them out of the state.
Update: 5:01 pm
URBANA -- Sometimes the Carle Hospital E.R. is so busy, it has to treat patients in the hallway.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is hitting some roadblocks while consolidating state police dispatch centers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is getting drier by the day.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Search & Rescue Team is holding its first official meeting.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is moving forward with his plan to close some of the state's police dispatch centers.
URBANA -- Two Champaign County agencies are taking on a new project.
Update: 5:24 pm
At least 17 Ameren customers are without service after gas was turned off.
Update: 4:00 pm
Buckhart Road is reopened after hazmat crews cleaned up an anhydrous ammonia leak.