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One accused kidnapper of 69-year-old woman in custody: Two still at large

The 69-year-old Frankfort Square woman had just pulled into the driveway of her home and was sitting in her car when a man approached her and pointed a handgun at her and ordered her to accompany him.

What can you do to improve Halloween safety?

Looking down at your phone to see who sent you a text may only take a few seconds, but in those few seconds a costumed child might decide to cross the street in front of you.

NATO Summit: Hope for the best and plan for the worst

Be aware that even though you may be patient there will be a lot of people out there who will not. Some drivers may take dangerous chances to get around stalled traffic. Expect the worst and stay alert.

Another shooting in Chicago: Two men shot in Lakeview

We can now add another shooting to the list of over a dozen gun crimes that have been reported in Chicago and surrounding suburbs over the last five days. Two men were shot and seriously wounded while sitting in a tow-truck at a gas station in the Lakeview neighborhood early this morning. The Tribune reported […]

Storm is here: Drivers Beware!

What do drivers need to remember about winter driving?

4-Week Self Defense Course starts next week!

We will be offering another 4 Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts. Named best overall school by Black Belt Magazine. The Course begins October 18th. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:15 – 8:15 for 4 weeks. A total of 8 hours! In addition […]

Smartphones: Why do we put our safety at risk to answer the call?

We know we should be focused on driving, or the traffic as we attempt to cross the street. We should be paying attention to the person standing next to us on the ‘L’ as we text away, but that phone has its hook into us and we can’t put it away. You have all heard […]

6 Week Self-Defense Course Starting Soon!

We will be offering another 6 Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts. Named best overall school by Black Belt Magazine. The weekday session starts Tuesday May 3rd, at 7:15pm and the weekend session begins Saturday May 7th at 11:00am In addition to learning a number of self defense […]

Back-Seat Passengers: They Can Be The Death of You

You and three of your friends are heading out to have some fun when the unexpected happens. You hit a patch of black ice, causing you to lose control of your car. You travel a few feet off the road and hit a large tree. You are only driving 30 miles per hour when you […]

Shootout in Edgewater: Casualties Could Have Been Much Higher

Last Saturday, around 5:30 pm Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood erupted in gunfire. Gang crimes officers on surveillance on the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood while looking into a narcotics-related homicide and saw a group of people run from the building, just before a call of “shot fired” came from the location […]