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Watch out as we fall back. There is danger in the earlier darkness.

This drowsiness can also affect our perception of what is going on around us. You might not be as aware of potentially dangerous people lurking nearby in places that were highly visible the previous week, but now make a good hiding place due to the early darkness.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carjacking and armed robbery in Chicago’s River North neighborhood

A carjacking and the armed robbery of a driver were reported last week in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The incident happened as the male victim, a 72-year-old man, was picking up his wife in the 800 block of North Rush Street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County […]