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ILLINOIS -- Dozens of people who abuse prescription painkillers die every day. It's a problem so out of control the federal government is taking action.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teens are learning the value of a dollar this summer.
DECATUR -- A generous donation will keep streets in Macon County safer, as state grants run out. Thursday, the county board will approve a $1.2 million grant.
DEWITT COUNTY -- The Clinton Police Department is launching a new program to keep streets safe.
Update: 6:00 pm, 7/9/14, Wednesday
VERMILION COUNTY -- Two school districts are a step closer to consolidating.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some homeowners are concerned a new housing development will lower property values.
CHAMPAIGN -- Each year, more than two million people, usually young adults, harm themselves.
CLINTON -- There's a unique truck driving around Central Illinois and it will have you doing a double take on the road.
PAWNEE -- Not one, but two books have been written about Our Town.
SPRINGFIELD -- People who've been adopted can now get life-saving information from birth families.
URBANA -- The hungry will get more milk to drink this summer thanks to a big donation.
NATIONAL -- A new report suggests too many kids are spending too much time in front of a TV or computer screen.
ILLINOIS -- Meetings to determine if the governor misused taxpayer dollars will go on as scheduled next week.
Update: 2:44 pm, 7/9/14, Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN -- More charges have been filed against two men wanted in connection to a murder.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- An area man will spend six months in jail for criminal contempt of court after lashing out at the judge who sentenced his father to prison.
CHAMPAIGN -- A police chase led to three arrests overnight.
Update: 10:33 pm, 7/8/14, Tuesday
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- It was a concert of a different sort on campus Tuesday night.
PENFIELD -- The USDA came out with a report this week which shows corn and soybeans on the path to break records.
Update: 10:23 pm, 7/8/14, Tuesday
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The University of Illinois men's basketball team could find a home away from home.
SPRINGFIELD -- While many capitol improvement projects are on hold, the state is spending thousands of dollars to patch up the governor's mansion.
ILLINOIS -- Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bruce Rauner, announced Tuesday, he'll release his 2013 tax returns.
CHAMPAIGN -- Business leaders got together to discuss the city's economy.
Latest: 10:07 pm, 7/8/14, Tuesday
MONTICELLO -- It continues to be a bumpy ride for some drivers in Piatt County.
URBANA -- Police are investigating another incident of shots fired.
BLOOMINGTON -- Three men are accused of killing another.
FISHER -- The state is looking at cutting funding for all county fairs, so this summer one group is doing a survey to show just how important county fairs are.
PAWNEE -- You don't have to be a book lover to appreciate a good library.
ILLINOIS -- The state wants to get more people signed up for health insurance through its Get Covered Program.
DANVILLE -- A recycling company catches fire causing several explosions.
EDGAR COUNTY -- Ameren is happy about a ruling made by a circuit court judge.
DECATUR -- An area man faces sex charges after allegedly fondling a boy younger than 12-years old.
PAWNEE -- An historic monument is missing in Sangamon County.
ILLINOIS -- A State Senator is sponsoring new legislation and the AARP supports it.
ILLINOIS -- A new law will help teachers learn to recognize child abuse.
Latest: 5:01 pm, 7/8/14, Tuesday
URBANA -- Homeowners at Barnes Mobile Home Park have to move out.
DECATUR -- A man riding his bike got hit with a double whammy.
URBANA -- One of the city's largest employers could get even bigger.
MATTOON -- Many places have war memorials in town with names of men and women who died serving our country.
EFFINGHAM -- The Effingham Performance Center has had a great year and says 2015 will be even better.
CHICAGO -- Minimum wage workers in the Windy City could start making more money.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Backpacks left behind at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon aren't going unused.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police say someone has admitted to starting fires on campus.
OAKWOOD -- The "Kickapoo Karvers" spruce-up the "Spooky Hallow" trail at Kickapoo State Park.
Update: 10:22 pm, 7/7/14, Monday
DANVILLE -- It's a gathering of young and old, all with one goal; to improve the homes of the elderly, handicapped or low-income people.
ILLINOIS -- The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court for the health insurance birth control requirement is creating a ripple effect in many states including right here in Illinois.
DECATUR -- More problems at Macon County Jail involving phones.
SPRINGFIELD -- Federal funding for Illinois' roads could be coming to a screeching halt if Congress does not act before August 1.
DECATUR -- More young people are ending up in court and taxpayers are footing the bill.
PAWNEE -- An area store is giving new meaning to "shop local." It also brings new meaning to "one-stop shop."