Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar is seeking a safety review of a construction zone on Interstate 55 after at least two fatal crashes.

Illinois has turned to an online database to help form policy decisions on health, safety, education and work opportunities for residents younger than 25.

Tanya Koonce

Faith and city leaders in Peoria are encouraging people to shop-on with a sense of safety over the busiest holiday shopping times of the year. That was the message after the melee last Saturday night at Northwoods Mall near the new amusement venue, Round 1. 

A report says safety corrections have been made at a University of Illinois Springfield auditorium after one concert patron was hurt and another died from a fall earlier this year.

Illinois officials are asking the public to let trained and licensed experts handle fireworks as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.

Illinois authorities are urging hunters to be safe as firearm deer-hunting season gets underway.  The seven-day season starts Friday for a three-day period. A final four-day period starts Dec. 3.  Hunting hours will be from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

Illinois officials say a safety feature that slows trains traveling dangerously fast is one of the last components that must be installed before a Chicago-St. Louis high-speed line becomes operational. 

Peoria teen drivers can experience the simulated dangers of driving impaired.  

Free Car Seat Checks in East Peoria

May 5, 2014

Free car seat checks are available Wednesday afternoon from 1 - 4 at the East Peoria Fire Department Central Station. Trained child passenger safety technicians will be available to educate parents and caregivers on the proper installation of child restraints. 

Security changes at District 150

Aug 13, 2013

District 150 is preparing for safety changes this coming academic year.  New state law requires the district to hold an annual drill in the event of a school-shooting incident, including participation from law enforcement.  

State group dedicated to grain bin safety

Jul 18, 2013

A state group dedicated to safe operations in grain bins wants to build a team of trainers to prevent tragedies like Wednesday’s death in Champaign County. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday on 55-year-old Roy McCarty of Sidney. Jeff Adkisson is with the Illinois Grain Handling Safety Coalition. He says there haven’t been many new developments in safety standards, but it’s key to make sure commercial grain operators and farmers are up to speed. Adkisson says he speaks from personal experience: