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SPRINGFIELD--Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says he's going to move himself and his family to Springfield.
CHAMPAIGN -- Dropping prices at the pump are a welcome sign for drivers in central Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state has approved 600 patients requesting medical marijuana.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Management Agency need volunteers to respond to emergencies.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are on the scene of an apparent homicide in Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN -- If you're traveling for the holidays -- being prepared for the worst will be key to reaching friends and family. Storms are supposed to threaten travel plans for some.
He's one of the busiest people in Champaign during the holidays, but all this Marine's hard work is for a good cause.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Some women from the area will be traveling overseas to help others rebuild their community.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Urbana's police chief responds to concerns about police departments operating like the military.
MACON COUNTY -- A car crash sent multiple people to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
CHAMPAIGN -- Four men are in custody after an armed robbery early this morning.
MONTICELLO -- A man is dead after a morning crash into the Red Wheel restaurant.
ILLINOIS - Governor Quinn replaced the late Judy Baar Topinka on Friday afternoon.
CHAMPAIGN -- The commander in chief finally signed off on re-naming the post office.
CHAMPAIGN -- Stores and streets are packed with last minute shoppers.
TOLONO -- The city is closing County Road 800 North because of safety concerns.
SPRINGFIELD--Nearly 2-million people in Illinois turned to food pantries and meal service programs last year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Around this time of year, many families spend their nights looking at Christmas lights. But a home is missing pieces of its display.
CHAMPAIGN -- Salvation Army workers have been collecting Toys for Tots since last month. They picked up some of the big donation boxes on Friday.
UPDATE: Friday, December 19, 6:56 PM
CHAMPAIGN -- Volunteers handed out love and comfort, in the form of a backpack stuffed with all kinds of stuff. The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen gave them to hundreds in the community on Friday.
Congressman Rodney Davis says Sony shouldn't have pulled the controversial movie "The Interview" and praises efforts to improve America's relationship with Cuba.
Students at the U of I are trying to help athletes go green.
The goal is to be comfortable but getting there may not be easy. How the state is cracking down on discrimination against transgenders.
Latest: 5:04 pm, 12/18/14, Thursday
OAKWOOD -- Teachers and the school district finally have a new contract.
ILLINOIS -- Before Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is sworn in, Governor Pat Quinn may have one final piece of business to take care of.
ILLINOIS -- Drivers could make history this year in a good way.
CHICAGO -- The University of Illinois at Chicago has named a new chancellor and vice-president.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Traffic was tied up both ways on I-57 after two separate crashes Thursday afternoon.
Update: 4:48 pm
URBANA -- Police are searching for an armed bank robbery suspect.
CHAMPAIGN -- Crews responded to an apartment fire Thursday morning.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner will be sworn in next month. It's happening on January 12.
ILLINOIS -- IDOT is planning roadside safety checks to keep you safe during the holidays.
DECATUR -- It was a serious problem in Champaign County a few years ago, and now it's in Macon County.
MORGAN COUNTY -- Illinois State Police arrested an instructor at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired.
Update: 10:24 pm, 12/17/14, Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Tuesday night, Urbana firefighters had the fun. Wednesday night it was Champaign and Rantoul police who got to play Santa for Shop with a Cop.
RANTOUL -- Christmas dinner was served Wednesday night.
WELDON -- Two DeWitt County kids were honored Wednesday night.
INTERNATIONAL -- Restoring the nation's relationship with Cuba could be good for farmers.
Update: 10:05 pm
COUNTRYSIDE -- Hundreds came together to say a final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Red Cross is making changes to help more patients.
URBANA -- Spending the holiday in the hospital isn't easy and this year it could be even tougher because of strict rules for visitors.
PANA -- The debate over education reform in the General Assembly is likely to return next month.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Thousands of UI students are making their way through finals week.
ILLINOIS -- The state is changing its Medicaid program, but some people say the transition is putting their health in jeopardy.
CHAMPAIGN -- The holiday season is often jam packed with parties, dinners, potlucks and more.
URBANA -- Firefighters responded to a house in the 1100-block of Silver Street Wednesday afternoon.
Update: 5:00 pm, 12/17/14, Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN -- Police have seen a jump in the number of home burglaries and now authorities think some of them may be related.
CHAMPAIGN -- Christmas is a popular day to go to the movies, but one big name comedy won't be shown in any theaters this season.
DECATUR -- A career training program is bringing new job opportunities to Central Illinois.
DANVILLE -- Cutting the number of firefighters on staff is one way the city council will try to balance the budget.