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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.

Will adding more cameras to CTA trains reduce thefts?

Tips to help you avoid becoming the next CTA robbery victim.

Tips to help you avoid becoming the next CTA robbery victim

What can you do to keep yourself from becoming a CTA robbery statistic?

CTA robberies may be down but robbers seem more vicious

Most passengers continue to be totally oblivious to what is going on around them. That type of behavior will not only increase their chances of being robbed, but could end up endangering their physical well-being and possibly the life of an innocent bystander.

How might your lack of attention get someone else injured or killed?

La Grange family returns home to find unwelcome visitors

What can you do to reduce your chances of having your home burglarized while you are away?

50-year-old women chases after 6-foot-3 250 pound thief

She left her bag with the bus driver and took off after the suspect screaming for help. Her screams attracted the attention of two men who took off after the thief with her.

Consider jumping out a window: It could save your life

Sometimes circumstances dictate that the only way for you to save your life is to jump out a window.

CTA passenger receives the unexpected for his generosity

The panhandler followed the Lakeview resident off the train at the Belmont stop and gave the man something for his generosity.

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 […]

Apple Pickers on the CTA don’t always get away!

Potential victims aren’t too hard to find on the CTA. They are the ones who have their heads down reading their emails, surfing the web, or possibly watching a video on their smartphones or other electronic devices.