It's not just schools we need to focus on. The threat of an active shooter can be anywhere.
School safety is something that's been on the top of people's minds, especially since the shooting at Sandy Hook.
ROYAL -- A Champaign County school wants to give teachers a new tool to protect students.
It doesn't have to be hard to stay active when it's cold and snowy outside.
Winter is coming, even though it feels like it's already here.
This year's early winter has a lot of people bundling up. But, there's still a lot of cold weather to come.
HOOPESTON -- One Vermilion County town has a new way of keeping people safe and it's right at their fingertips.
MONTICELLO -- Police are considering getting body cameras. The department is testing them out.
CHAMPAIGN -- Millions of shoppers waited in line, rushed the door and searched for the best deals in the store.
GIFFORD -- People here have weathered damage from last year's tornado and they're moving forward together.
GIFFORD -- People say faith in this community is incredibly strong.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency says it learned a lot from the Gifford tornado.
ILLINOIS -- Snow is starting to fall and officials urge people to drive safely.
GIFFORD -- This man is one of several first responders residents looked to for help.
DANVILLE -- The battle for staffing has been going on for awhile. City leaders want to make cuts to the department, but firefighters say it's too dangerous.
Just like with dating in general, online dating can be risky.
Update: 10:05 pm, 11/2/14, Sunday CHAMPAIGN -- A new invention could keep firefighters safe and healthy.
ILLINOIS -- The Attorney General's Office wants families to stay safe this Halloween weekend.
ILLINOIS -- Bicyclists beware; safety should be a top priority. More people are dying on bikes in the state.
GIBSON CITY -- When it comes to safe driving, GCMS High School is an award-winner.
Halloween costumes are way more complex than they used to be.
With all those witches and scary creatures running around and the doorbell ringing all night long, how do we keep our furry friends safe?
As your kids head out to trick or treat next Friday, it's nice to have peace of mind they're out of harm's way. You can have that by simply using your smart phone.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- After recent attacks on the UI campus, some are asking for help to get around at night.
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.
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.