CHAMPAIGN -- Family, friends and coworkers came to celebrate his retirement.
HUDSON -- A widow is filing a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband was killed in a crash.
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.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Charleston teen owes her life to a volunteer firefighter.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A new strategy to fight fires is starting to pay off for Champaign and Urbana firefighters.
CHAMPAIGN -- Firefighters go through countless hours of training to be ready when the calls come.
DANVILLE -- Emergency medical services dispatched to your home, won't come at a price.
BISMARCK -- Residents in the fire district could pay a tax instead of being charged a flat fee for the service.
URBANA -- The state says, while taking time to spring your clock forward one hour, take five minutes and check your smoke detectors.
Latest: 10:03 pm, 3/4/14, Tuesday DANVILLE -- Firefighters' jobs are safe, but it looks like you'll have to pay to have them come to your home.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- New technology developed by UI students could help save firefighters in the future.
URBANA -- The first responders already spent Memorial day, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July working this year. But they say all those are just days on the calendar.
URBANA -- Some firefighters were keeping busy on Christmas Eve. They took a trip to hospitals with Santa Claus!
MACON COUNTY -- Police and firefighters went head-to-head to help families in need.
GREENUP -- One of the men accused of setting 20 homes on fire in Cumberland County will learn his punishment next week.
Update: 10:04 pm, 11/23/13, Saturday CHAMPAIGN -- A firefighter, hurt on the job, is home recovering.
CISCO -- First responders answered a fire call early Monday morning when a Piatt County woman's house caught fire.
CHAMPAIGN -- This Hometown Hero wound up serving in the military and becoming a firefighter afterwards.
Latest: 3:51 pm, 9/27/13, Friday URBANA -- The condition of a Champaign firefighter is improving after police say he was hit by a drunk driver.
ST. JOSEPH -- A little change is going a long way to help a family.
FAIRBURY -- A Livingston County Community is making history. Ground is being broken on a state-of-the-art fire safety complex.
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute trains about 200 first responders every year to fight wild-land fires. Illinois crews spent more than two weeks fighting fires in California last year.
LERNA -- After years of waiting, a crew of firefighters finally got their wish.
HOOPESTON -- Firefighters are still putting out hotspots at J & R's Used Tire Service.
DECATUR -- A Macon County firefighter was recently called to save a man's life even while off-duty.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of firefighters from around the Midwest have been putting out blazes at the Fire Service Institute.
SPRINGFIELD -- Firefighters put their lives on the line every day.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a somber day as loved ones and friends said goodbye to fallen firefighter Sean Sloe.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- A Chicago firefighter and paramedic was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday.
WEST UNION -- A community is mourning the loss of a firefighter.
CHAMPAIGN -- A first-grade student took on a new role Friday as Fire Chief.
RANTOUL -- The fire department is looking for volunteers.
CHAMPAIGN -- A firefighter is being honored for his work during the past year.
DANVILLE -- A firefighter was hurt while battling a house fire.
NORMAL -- Thousands gathered to pay their respects to a fallen firefighter.
NORMAL -- A community is coming together to honor a fallen firefighter.
HUDSON -- The Bloomington firefighter who died in the line of duty had local ties.
HUDSON -- A firefighter was killed in the line of duty.
Update: 3:58 pm
HUDSON -- A firefighter was killed following a crash in McLean County.
GEORGETOWN -- Resilience is the word many would use to describe one area veteran.
WESTVILLE -- The fire department lost one of its own.
URBANA -- Some students got very special visitors Wednesday.
URBANA -- Kids are getting quizzed on a very important subject.
CHAMPAIGN -- A 20-minute memorial service takes place September 11.
CHAMPAIGN -- He's been the director of the Illinois Fire Service Institute for 15-years, but now he's stepping down.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The state's making a major investment in training the firefighters of tomorrow.
SPRINGFIELD -- They gave their lives to fight for ours.
CHAMPAIGN -- This afternoon, one of the area's very best firefighters was honored.
CHAMPAIGN- Firefighters in Illinois are getting better prepared to help people with disabilities.
A former Ludlow firefighter faces charges after being kicked off the squad.