safety en Illinois prison workers concerned about safety <p>The workers say they&#39;re worried about a recent spike in violent incidents at state penitentiaries. State officials downplay any possible link between the spike and the governor&#39;s plan to close prisons. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:34:54 +0000 Mike Moen 14623 at NIU Safety Series: Part Four <p>Officials at Northern Illinois University say despite some high-profile incidents over the past few years, the campus and its surrounding community are safe.&nbsp; Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:26:05 +0000 Mike Moen 4296 at NIU Safety Series: Part Four NIU Safety Series: Part Three <p>Several high-profile crimes involving Northern Illinois University students over the past few years have raised concerns over safety on and off campus. That leaves university leaders looking for ways to make their school safer&hellip;while challenging the perception they&rsquo;re different from any other college campus. WNIJ&rsquo;s Susan Stephens reports in part three of our series.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Note: WNIJ&#39;s Jenna Dooley contributed to this report.</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:20:08 +0000 Susan Stephens 4226 at NIU Safety Series: Part Three NIU Safety series: Part Two <p>Northern Illinois University is battling a public perception that questions whether the campus community is safe.&nbsp; Our series continues with a look at how NIU compares with other schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:39:14 +0000 Mike Moen 4170 at NIU Safety series: Part Two