6:34 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Illinois prison workers concerned about safety

The workers say they're worried about a recent spike in violent incidents at state penitentiaries. State officials downplay any possible link between the spike and the governor's plan to close prisons.

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6:26 am
Fri December 23, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Four

Officials at Northern Illinois University say despite some high-profile incidents over the past few years, the campus and its surrounding community are safe. 

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4:20 am
Thu December 22, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Three

NIU's Altgeld Hall
Northern Illinois University

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…while challenging the perception they’re different from any other college campus. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports in part three of our series.


Note: WNIJ's Jenna Dooley contributed to this report.


6:39 am
Wed December 21, 2011

NIU Safety series: Part Two

Northern Illinois University is battling a public perception that questions whether the campus community is safe.  Our series continues with a look at how NIU compares with other schools. 

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