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.
URBANA -- Kids learned how to cycle safely.
MONTICELLO -- Farmers know there are dangers which come with their jobs.
Update: 10:01 pm, 4/5/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- Parents are concerned for their children's safety after learning a student at their school brought ammunition.
Update: 6:02 pm, 5/5/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- More than $200,000 is going to Unit 4 schools to help beef up security.
CHAMPAIGN -- A police officer took the long walk home with a little girl by his side.
ILLINOIS -- IDOT wants to add some extra safety precautions for motorists when traveling through work zones.
ILLINOIS -- The push to force home builders to add fire sprinkler systems, could be put off yet again.
NATIONAL -- If you drive a Toyota, chances are you're part of a new recall.
ILLINOIS -- Diseases, once preventable, are now resurfacing in parts of Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- The state's new concealed-carry law could already be helping people defend themselves.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A Piatt County town is named one of the safest in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to increase safety for emergency crews on the highway.
ILLINOIS -- This weekend, Illinois State Troopers are doing something for the first time.
GIFFORD -- It's been over four months since a tornado ravaged the town.
CHAMPAIGN -- Firefighters want you to be careful when starting backyard fires.
Update: 11:36 pm DANVILLE -- Many residents are complaining about what they call a dangerous intersection, and it appears, city leaders may be listening.
CISSNA PARK -- Spring is rolling in and more kids will be out. People in one town worry about speeders.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- Solving crime is one mission for Crime Stoppers; the other is prevention.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Since people in the area don't have a second source of water, local leaders continue fighting to keep the Mahomet Aquifer safe.
Update: 5:58 pm, 3/4/14, Tuesday GIFFORD -- The last time kids here heard sirens, it was the real thing.
CHAMPAIGN -- The fire department is getting safer.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- Roads across Central Illinois were covered in water. Some were more like rivers after the storm. Police warn drivers to stay off rural roads and not try to drive through standing or moving water.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI campus is leading the way when it comes to keeping students safe.
DANVILLE -- The Danville Mass Transit Department wants to increase safety on buses.
URBANA -- City leaders and first responders are gearing up for Tuesday's round of winter weather.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The cold weather could take a toll on your pet's paws.
ILLINOIS -- Drivers are being cautioned to slow down.