Latest: 6:15 pm, 10/23/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- The state has officially created an Ebola Task Force.
CHAMPAIGN -- They may be the future generation of firefighters.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- People were entertained by some smart K-9's.
ILLINOIS -- State funding is taking a toll on the number of people hoping to become Illinois State Police officers.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's an emergency many don't think about, but first responders are ready for it.
Latest: 6:03 pm CHAMPAIGN -- What would you do if a there was an active shooter at the mall?
VILLA GROVE -- Bus accidents in the area are making first responders go to great lengths to be prepared.
SPRINGFIELD -- State police are investigating complaints about several firearm instructors who are not training correctly.
CHAMPAIGN -- The cold weather isn't keeping some runners from getting ready for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Three months from Friday is the 6th Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of thousands of people want concealed-carry permits and it's creating a snag in the training process.
URBANA -- Area firefighters continued a massive training exercise Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- A bill aimed at saving lives in Illinois is headed to the governor's desk, but some worry it could cause problems.
URBANA -- The flames are real, the equipment is real, the danger is real.
Update: 6:01 pm URBANA -- Starting next week, firefighters will light a condemned apartment complex on fire and put their techniques to the test.
CHICAGO -- It's only been one day since Illini Tatyana McFadden won the Women's Wheelchair Race at the Chicago Marathon, but she's done celebrating.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state wants to make using taser guns as safe as possible.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of manufacturing workers have lost their jobs around Central Illinois this year. Now, several community colleges are trying to help them get back on their feet.
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.
CHAMPAIGN -- Explorers who were between 15 - 20 years old spent the weekend learning to face fires firsthand.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of firefighters from around the Midwest have been putting out blazes at the Fire Service Institute.
CHAMPAIGN -- Practice makes perfect and that's what UI and the Champaign bomb squads were doing Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group of curators and librarians went through fire training Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Dozens of first responders from around Central Illinois took serious training Monday.
SPRINGFIELD -- When you see someone with a badge, you probably think they're a real police officer, but they may not have the same training.
RANTOUL -- First responders teamed up for hands-on training Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Officers are teaching people how to handle an "active shooter" situation.
URBANA -- Emergency responders from around Central Illinois came together for training.
URBANA -- Police are learning new ways of investigating crime scenes.
URBANA -- First responders are practicing this week for emergencies that could take them out of the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are getting a new program to help with training.
MAHOMET -- 7-year old Jeremiah King was training for a 5K run with his family when he was hit by a car.
CHAMPAIGN -- Businesses are getting a lesson in how to cut down on underage drinking.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Search & Rescue Team is holding its first official meeting.
CHAMPAIGN- Firefighters in Illinois are getting better prepared to help people with disabilities.
The Mattoon Fire Department could be looking at a new training facility.
The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Champaign Police Department will be conducting a training exercise Monday at the Robinson Court complex.
Training exercises for the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit takes place today.
A training session for Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) gets underway.
Firefighters are now better prepared to handle emergencies involving hybrid and electric cars.
CHAMPAIGN - The Metro Swat Team bust down doors in Champaign Tuesday afternoon.