Illinois Emergency Management Agency

A power sub station. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Electric Grid Vulnerable To Attacks, Natural Disasters

Criminal action or natural disaster, there are warnings that both pose impending threats to our electrical grid. In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at the security of our power system. Whether the electric grid gets hacked by cyber criminals, physically attacked at a power plant or Mother Nature strikes — all could be devastating to the system.

10/07/2014

Air Raid Siren

State Conducting Tornado Drill Today

Tornado sirens will sound all across Illinois on Tuesday, as part of a statewide drill taking place in all 102 counties.

03/04/2014

Rescue crews use inflatable boats to evacuate Albany Park neighborhood residents from their homes on April 19, 2013, after heavy flooding in the area from a deluge of rain. (Credit: CBS)

State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster Relief

Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Extra Security For Weekend Race, Cubs Games After Boston Bombings

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association was honoring their Boston colleagues with a Unity Run on Tuesday. The run, starting at Foster Avenue beach, was not getting any special security attention, but other sporting events in Chicago over the next few days will.

CBS 2–04/16/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.

12/18/2012

Dresden Nuclear Power Plant

State Officials Conduct Nuclear Crisis Drill

The radiation crisis in Japan has Illinois state officials watching closely. State officials conducted an emergency drill on Wednesday to test their readiness for a nuclear crisis here.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

Thank You!

Emergency Agency Gets High Marks For Blizzard

The head of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency gave a positive review to the state’s preparation for, and response to, the blizzard last week.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2011

Earthquake

New Game Teaches Earthquake Preparedness

A new online educational video game is intended to help Illinoisans prepare for an earthquake.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010

Radon

State Officials Urge Testing For Radon

Illinois officials are encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this week during Radon Action Week.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2010