Protecting yourself can also mean learning self-defense.
Protecting yourself in certain weather situations is something everyone needs to know.
Protecting yourself is something a start-up company in Champaign is working to make as easy as pushing a button.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police are making security changes at UI after several recent attacks on campus.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A start-up is working to make safety as easy as pushing a button.
CHAMPAIGN -- A t-shirt could save countless firefighters' lives.
ILLINOIS -- The State Department of Public Health has gotten hundreds of comments about proposed regulations over the processing and sale of raw milk.
NATIONAL -- This is National Fire Prevention Week. Thousands of lives are lost to fires every year.
DANVILLE -- One parent is worried about his son's safety and how he gets to school.
NATIONAL -- The federal government will spend $2 million on better school security.
ILLINOIS -- Running into a burning building isn't the only concern for firefighters. There are long-term risks.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI students watched a dorm room go up in flames.
NIANTIC -- More schools are deciding to get carbon monoxide detectors after a gas leak at a school in Girard last week.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A section of Interstate 74 is getting a makeover.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is looking for new ways to keep people safe when crossing the street.
Update: 5:20 pm, 9/22/14, Monday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's Farm Safety Week and we want to raise awareness about staying safe.
Update: 5:20 pm, 9/19/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- It's Railway Safety Week. Earlier, we shared a story about police officers enforcing laws around railroads.
Update: 5:02 pm, 9/19/14, Friday CHAMPAIGN -- Police are cracking down on drivers who don't follow the rules around railroad crossings.
DANVILLE -- Some people are concerned about drivers speeding through their neighborhood.
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Update: 10:12 pm CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A familiar stretch of I-74 between Champaign and Danville is a priority location for traffic safety officials.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- There will be a roadside safety check next month.
ILLINOIS -- A camera could help catch those who abuse the most vulnerable.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A UI professor says there is a problem with seat belts, who's wearing them and who isn't.
TUSCOLA -- The city is once again one of the safest places in the country for fires.
CHAMPAIGN -- A requirement for area restaurants may be expanding across Champaign County.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new school median didn't make it through its first day.
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.
ILLINOIS -- The state is getting involved when it comes to protecting student athletes from concussions.
TOLONO -- A threat could present itself anywhere at any time.
MATTOON -- Police want people to know the dangers of using cellphones while driving, so they're cracking down on drivers who use them.
ILLINOIS -- The State Fair kicks off Thursday. Wednesday, all rides were reviewed to make sure they're ready to go.
SPRINGFIELD -- The FBI is reaching across state lines to keep you safer.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- CN Railroad is using a miniature train to educate people about railway safety.
CHAMPAIGN -- Walking to and from Stratton Elementary School should be a little safer this year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police officers have one of the most dangerous jobs.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College is being recognized for keeping kids safe.
PONTIAC -- For the second time this year, a Livingston County business has been cited by OSHA.
NATIONAL -- Illinois ranks fourth in the nation for train accident deaths and injuries.
ILLINOIS -- Parents are being urged to enroll their kids in swim lessons if they can't get around in the water.
ILLINOIS -- If you have an above-ground pool in your backyard or neighborhood, listen up. Power companies say lots of people are putting their pools too close to power lines and risking electrocution.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police officers want to stay inside city schools to continue protecting students.
ILLINOIS -- With nicer weather comes more people wanting to hit the water.
ILLINOIS -- A new state law could inconvenience workplaces while adding expenses for employers.
NATIONAL -- The FBI wants to deter people from pointing lasers at planes.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Too many seniors are getting hurt in their own homes, but some quick and easy fixes could help avoid those accidents.
ILLINOIS -- The State Fire Marshal wants to raise safety awareness this month.
DANVILLE -- The city is looking for ideas about a busy intersection.
NATIONAL -- General Motors' recall headache continues to grow. The automaker recalled another 2.4 million cars and trucks Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- Safety on the road and on the water. Illinois Conservation Police want to make sure the upcoming boating season is a safe one.