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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.

Personal Safety: How close is too close?

The major takeaway here is that when you establish your personal space you have set a boundary. If you allow someone to break that boundary they may feel empowered to take further liberties, such as putting their hands on you.

Recognizing Pre-Attack Indicators

In order to avoid potentially dangerous people you need to know what to look for. What types of behaviors should you be looking for when walking down the street? This edited list of Pre-Attack Indicators comes courtesy of: Protective Concepts. Suspicious Signs — Recognizing Pre-Attack Indicators Signaling between people – in particular people who otherwise appear […]

Melee on Mag Mile caused more angst than injury

What steps should you consider taking in case the police aren’t there in large numbers to quell the next mob action?

Store employees beaten during robberies in Lincoln Square

“He was told to go to the back room. Then the guy roughed him up,” she said. “It was awful. Terrible. There was only $80 in the drawer.”

Roommate’s quick reaction helps avert tragedy at University of Central Florida

“I just thought he kept to himself a lot and, I don’t know, I just thought he was a quiet introverted person. The only time he made solid eye contact with me was when he was pointing the gun at me,”Babakhani said.

Will adding more cameras to CTA trains reduce thefts?

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

Daley nephew Richard J. Vanecko indicted for throwing one deadly punch

The death of David Koschman was “a tragedy all the way around,” but Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko is “basically a good kid,” Vanecko’s uncle William Daley said Tuesday according to the Sun-Times.

Armed robbers picked wrong woman to attack

What follows is a great example of what to do when faced with this type of life threatening situation.

She was sitting in her car talking to her mom on her cellphone and then….

What lessons in personal safety can we learn from this tragedy?