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Update: Sunday, 05/03/15, 8:28 pm
SIDNEY -- People in this town are concerned about their wildlife after an unexpected mess.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than a dozen men and women shaved their heads to support kids battling cancer.
DECATUR -- Nearly 200 people will be out of job.
Update: 5:19 pm, 5/01/15, Friday
SPRINGFIELD--The city of Springfield is gearing up for a weekend to remember our 16th president.
CHAMPAIGN -- The U.S. Justice Department announced plans to pour millions of dollars into body cam pilot programs.
URBANA -- Dozens of families thought their kids had been accepted to University High this week.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- They found 27-year-old Joseph Hart in Rantoul on Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- Investigators say they're putting the pieces together in the latest string of crimes.
CHAMPAIGN -- This year, the STAR Awards created the Dave Benton Difference Maker Award after our own news anchor who is battling cancer.
Update: 10:05 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The possibility of a new jail has some people feeling uncomfortable.
CHAMPAIGN -- A driver crashed into the window of a men's clothing store Thursday afternoon.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- An Urbana man was arrested for public indecency.
Latest: 10:01 pm, 4/30/15, Thursday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- People of all ages gathered in front of Lincoln Square Mall with one goal in mind; to advocate and empower survivors of sexual abuse and hold abusers accountable.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is building on its resume of rankings.
Update: 6:30 pm, 4/30/15, Thursday
CHAMPAIGN -- Softball players from rival schools battled a common enemy on the diamond Thursday.
Update: 6:23 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- Some are not surprised, but disturbed at the video of a student fight that's gone viral.
Update: 6:03 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Champaign woman is counting her blessings after her grandson, 21 year old Mark Washington, was shot in the face.
LOVINGTON -- An area man was in court Thursday for sending love notes to a sheriff's deputy.
Update: 5:28 pm
DANVILLE -- Schlarman Academy leaders say the archery program is too dangerous and that's why they have to cut it.
SAVOY -- Moviegoers will be buying tickets a little differently.
URBANA -- A new display at a hospital is honoring people who give the gift of life.
SPRINGFIELD -- The city is getting hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up rundown neighborhoods.
GREENVIEW -- Authorities think they caught a burglary suspect on surveillance video.
Latest: 5:02 pm, 4/30/15, Thursday
CHARLESTON -- Two people are accused of lying to police during a standoff earlier this month.
CHAMPAIGN -- People living here were forced to evacuate their apartment building as police ran up with guns drawn.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- A correctional officer for the sheriff's office was killed in a single car accident.
MOULTRIE COUNTY -- A middle school coach was arrested for sexually abusing a student.
Latest: 10:06 pm, 4/29/15, Wednesday
ILLINOIS -- It's no secret most school districts in the state are strapped for cash.
CHAMPAIGN -- Where's the safest place to go in an emergency?
Latest: 10:01 pm, 4/29/15, Wednesday
LEE COUNTY -- After admitting to murdering a Monticello mother in cold blood, this man could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
MACON COUNTY -- Security lines at the courthouse could soon be a little shorter.
URBANA -- University of Illinois workers have found an interesting way to show people how they're making new technology.
ILLINOIS -- Which are the best cities in the state in which to live?
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Wednesday is Innovation Day in the state.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- We're just days away from the best time of year for those who love fresh fruit and veggies.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI Police are investigating vandalism which caused nearly a dozen windows to be broken.
TOLONO -- An area woman was arrested for residential burglary.
Latest: 6:03 pm, 4/29/15, Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The verdict is in for a former member of the Illini Football staff.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.
Update: 5:18 pm
ILLINOIS -- Former governor Dan Walker was found dead in his home Tuesday night.
NATIONAL -- A scared and emotional mom pleads for someone to quit watching her.
Update: 5:04 pm, 4/29/15, Wednesday
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- An effort to raise money for earthquake victims in Nepal is off to a strong start.
SAVOY -- More airport improvements could be coming to Willard, including new management.
CHAMPAIGN -- Edison Middle School had to be evacuated Wednesday.
URBANA -- Officers said they wanted tasers to help them respond to mental health calls and that's what they needed it for.
HOMER -- Farmer's market season is starting.
URBANA -- A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car.
SPRINGFIELD -- More performances have been added to this year's State Fair Grandstand Line-up.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- College athletes are being recruited to help their community.
COLES COUNTY -- A Mattoon man has been arrested for trying to kidnap two young girls.
SPRINGFIELD--Girl scouts from all across the state were in the Capital City.
ILLINOIS---if getting caught skipping work on Super Bowl Sunday wasn't bad enough for correction officers.
ILLINOIS -- The deadline to pass a state budget is a month away, but neither party seems to be showing signs of any agreements.
ILLINOIS -- The state made millions more on investments this year than expected.
ILLINOIS -- State leaders are looking to cut the cord on the outdated rotary dialed-era communication law.
Update: 5:24 pm, 4/30/15, Thursday
ILLINOIS -- Governor Bruce Rauner restored $26 million in cuts, but not for services for senior citizens.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers want to get you involved in state politics.
ILLINOIS -- Each year more people are sent to Illinois prisons for drug offenses than any other crime, but there could be hope to send some of them for more help instead.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Bruce Rauner is looking to slash millions of dollars from Amtrak and mass transit in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts aren't going over well with mayors in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Bruce Rauner greeted sailors of the U.S.S. Illinois as they rallied at the Capitol Wednesday.
Update: 5:26 pm, 4/29/15, Wednesday
ILLINOIS -- Medicaid cuts were once again a hot topic at the Capitol Wednesday.
ILLINOIS -- The CDC says carbon monoxide kills more than 400 people in the U.S. annually.
ILLINOIS -- Temporary holding facilities have become a permanent home for many prisoners in Illinois creating difficult, if not sometimes dangerous, situations.
ILLINOIS -- Last month, the state rolled out a brand new assessment test, the PARCC exam.
ILLINOIS -- There's a new push to let someone else decide where to draw district lines.
ILLINOIS -- One state lawmaker is living the “good life” spending campaign cash on luxuries from limos to jet setting around the country all while representing one of Illinois’s poorest districts.
SPRINGFIELD -- An audit in the treasurer's office found several forms of waste and abuse.
ILLINOIS -- It's illegal to recruit gang members on school property.
Update: 10:11 pm, 4/26/15, Sunday
ILLINOIS -- State law prohibits those with criminal records from some jobs, like working in a school or even volunteering in certain places.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new proposal in the Statehouse rewards inmates for studying.
ILLINOIS -- State law mandates, before children enter kindergarten, they must have all their shots.
ILLINOIS -- Friday was the deadline for lawmakers to move their bills to the next phase.
ILLINOIS -- It's been ten years since lawmakers passed the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act.
ILLINOIS -- If you don't pay your student loans, you could find yourself without a job.
ILLINOIS -- Former convicts could get a second chance in the real world under a new bill in the Statehouse.
ILLINOIS -- Legislation passed out of the Senate Thursday.
ILLINOIS – It‘s been 100 days since Bruce Rauner took the lead in Illinois, but has he kept his promise of ‘shaking up Springfield?’
ILLINOIS -- Wednesday is Earth Day.
Latest: 6:06 pm, 4/22/15, Wednesday
ILLINOIS -- In honor of Earth Day, your drinking water could be getting cleaner and safer.
VERMILION COUNTY -- Red light cameras could be coming down.
ILLINOIS -- There are endangered historic landmarks all over the state.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Bruce Rauner has promised billions in savings by making painful cuts to state services, but some say his cuts may cost him more than he thinks.
ILLINOIS -- One organization says thousands of jobs in Illinois are being filled with unqualified workers.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers are trying to help business owners by creating an online portal.
ILLINOIS -- As Michael Frerichs reaches his 100th day in office this Tuesday, he spoke to WCIA about his top priorities for the state treasury.
Update: 6:25 pm, 4/20/15, Monday
SPRINGFIELD -- The medical marijuana law has been on the books for nearly two years.
ILLINOIS -- There are a lot of things pregnant women should be on the lookout for, but there's one virus which is not as well-known as others.
ILLINOIS -- A bill to help terminally ill patients is close to becoming law.
ILLINOIS -- Thousands of children don't know where their next meal will come from.
ILLINOIS -- You know what to do when you come to a stop sign, but what if it's not there?
ILLINOIS -- As Governor Bruce Rauner begins putting together the state's next budget, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) is forming a new oversight panel to watch the decisions being made.
ILLINOIS -- The beginning of a budget bill in Illinois begins with dozens of testimony from businesses, schools, and regular people.
Update: 6:05 pm, 4/16/15, Thursday
ILLINOIS -- Autism programs in the state are feeling the pain of Governor Bruce Rauner's budget cuts.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Tobacco Quitline also took a financial hit.
ILLINOIS -- Some babies are born addicted to drugs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s final resting place are fighting back after his tomb was labeled a ‘disappointment.’
Update: 6:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
ILLINOIS -- There were nearly 200 reported cases of human trafficking in Illinois last year.
SPRINGFIELD -- What better way to learn about state politics than a day at the Capitol?