SPRINGFIELD -- Police departments are using more than just squad cars and guns in the fight against crime. Now, many are stepping up their game and going military.
Update: 5:05 pm DECATUR -- The police chief is retiring after 28 years on the force.
Update: 10:11 pm DEWITT COUNTY -- Technology has made its way to the police force.
Latest: 6:01 pm, 7/24/14, Thursday DANVILLE -- New charges are on the way for a man accused of shooting three people.
Latest: 4:56 pm CHAMPAIGN -- A police officer was hit while on duty, but didn't even let the accident stop him from doing his job.
CHARLESTON -- Summer's about over and some schools are preparing for the upcoming year with safety drills.
Update: 10:07 pm, 7/21/14, Monday URBANA -- Police are one step closer to getting tasers for officers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police officers have one of the most dangerous jobs.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a battery and possible attempted sexual assault.
Latest: 4:48 pm, 7/11/14, Friday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police tracked down a man for exposing himself at least three times this past year.
CHAMPAIGN -- This police officer has 20 years on the force and is now buzzing about a new hobby.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police officers from around the state received special recognition Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Each year, countless children are accidentally injured or killed by guns which should have been properly secured.
Latest: 6:03 pm CHAMPAIGN -- What would you do if a there was an active shooter at the mall?
ILLINOIS -- Police departments will have to look elsewhere to see how officers are doing.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Police are on their toes, ready for anything. One thing taking officers by surprise is the thought federal funding for bulletproof vests could be cut.
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.
The Champaign Police Department is making sure you have your seat belt on.
URBANA -- Quite a few people woke up extra early Thursday morning to stand in a very long line. They were waiting to get one of 100 free bikes.
URBANA -- He grew up on a farm in Central Illinois, but after traveling overseas to fight for the U.S., this Hometown Hero returned to serve his hometown.
CHAMPAIGN -- A police officer took the long walk home with a little girl by his side.
Update: 6:05 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Downstate mayors are telling lawmakers, if you can fix Chicago's pension system, you can fix ours.
Update: 10:07 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Some of the city's bravest and finest were honored Tuesday night for their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
ILLINOIS -- The Capitol Police Department has been protecting lawmakers and visitors to the Statehouse.
URBANA -- Tasers have been a controversial topic in the city for years. The police chief wants the city council to approve them for ten of his officers.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Thomasboro village board approved the proposal at a meeting this week.
URBANA -- Most police agencies around Champaign County have tasers. Now Urbana officers are asking for them as well.
URBANA -- Police say a K9 Officer helped them track a FedEx package which led to a drug arrest.
ILLINOIS -- Ticket quotas could soon be a thing of the past.
RANTOUL -- A man was arrested after police say he was caught with a loaded gun and drugs.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area police officer has a new title; "Officer of the Year."
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Champaign man is in prison for shoving a police officer.
CHAMPAIGN -- An early morning raid leaves neighbors in disbelief.
MATTOON -- A police response to one block led to four arrests.
CHAMPAIGN -- False alarms are happening too often in Champaign and it's costing the city a lot of money.
URBANA -- Police are looking for vandals.
Latest: 10:36 pm, 2/27/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Danville man died from a gunshot wound to the head after a shooting incident with police.
CHAMPAIGN -- We've been suffering through frigid temperatures all winter long, but there could be a silver lining to all the snow and ice.
ILLINOIS -- We've told you about the problem: distractions behind the wheel causing dozens of police officers to crash each year. Now, what's the solution?
ILLINOIS -- Distracted police officers have caused dozens of crashes in Illinois over the past three years.
ILLINOIS -- Starting the first of the year the state drew the line; no more distractions behind the wheel. Drivers must put down their phones. But there's an exception. Police don't have to follow the rule, even though they may have more fighting for their attention than the rest of us.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY -- A 61-year old man was found dead at a rest area.
Update: 3:40 pm ILLINOIS - The Amber Alert for Drake Whitker has been canceled.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI police arrested four people in connection with an $80,000 drug bust.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- People are getting fewer tickets. It's good news for drivers, but it means less money for at least one county.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are learning more about what goes into policing the streets.
Update: 10:03 pm URBANA -- The Urbana City Council is Taking Action to investigate concerns about racial profiling.
Update: 10:06 pm LINCOLN -- City leaders are not saying much about accusations involving its police department after two women filed a lawsuit in federal court.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders say the state is getting close to 1,000 new applications for concealed-carry permits each day, but that kind of workload has some people worried about processing delays.
DANVILLE -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.