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Self-Defense Course Begins in Wilmette Saturday, April 14th!

Act in Self Defense will start the first workshop of a 4 part Self-Defense Course at Fonseca Martial Arts in Wilmette beginning Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm and will continue through Saturday, May 5th.

Students will learn how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous people, places and situations at work, school, home and on the streets.

Black Friday: 10 tips to keep thieves at bay

Over 140 million people will be shopping for bargains this Black Friday. Sprinkled in among those millions of bargain hunters will be thousands of criminals looking to pick up a few gifts at your expense. These criminals will come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. They will consist of thieves, strong-arm robbers, pickpockets, and purse-snatchers […]

What are the real dangers trick-or-treaters face on Halloween?

What is so dangerous about Halloween?

Find my iPhone app leads to arrest of very busy cell phone thief

How did Hayes manage to steal 10 cell phones without anyone catching her in the act?

ATM skimming: What can you do to avoid becoming a victim?

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim of ATM skimming?

Homeowner walks in on burglars and is sexually assaulted

What would you do if you came home and found your door open, or signs of the lock being forced?

Teen mob melee injures 2: Number could have been much higher

“You saw parents grabbing their babies, and run into stores — one woman had two babies,” said Manny Torres, a salesman at the mall. “It was crazy.”

Fast food restaurants being targeted by armed robbers

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim in a fast food robbery?

Will adding more cameras to CTA trains reduce thefts?

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

Woman’s screams bring Edgewater Beach neighbors to her aid

The attack took place at 5:40 a.m. The 30-year old victim was walking in the alley in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue when the assailant grabbed her. The victim started screaming for the man to let go of her.