SPRINGFIELD -- A man stole a purse from a handicapped woman after knocking her to the ground outside a store.
Update: 5:03 pm, 3/3/14, Monday SANGAMON COUNTY -- More information is being released about two men charged with murder and armed robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- Friday the state honored this Hometown Hero for being a veteran who helps make this a better country.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's an idea. The Department of Agriculture is hosting its 16th Annual Illinois Products Expo at the State Fair Grounds.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been a year since one woman lost her niece to a killer. Now, the family is asking for the public's help to catch a killer.
ILLINOIS -- This year's Best Country Music Vocal Group is coming to the Illinois State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say figuring out next year's budget is going to be their biggest challenge this spring.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a purse theft. It happened at Walmart in the 3400-block of Freedom Drive.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many streets are bogged down with thawing snow and ice, but as WCIA-3's Alex Davis shows us, the Public Works Department is trying to stay one step ahead of flooding.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wicked road conditions mean big business for tow companies.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of Central Illinois' own is competing in this year's Winter Games.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you've been on the roads, you've seen potholes and cracks.
SPRINGFIELD -- An ex-inmate says he was mistreated behind bars. Now, he's filing a lawsuit against guards at the Sangamon County Jail.
ILLINOIS -- Could your lawmaker be a drug user?
SPRINGFIELD -- One man is dead after an overnight accident.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wednesday would have been President Lincoln's 205th birthday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Kids are making axles, spins and jumps looking elegant on the ice.
URBANA -- A Paxton man is on trial, accused of distributing large amounts of drugs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say they'll get to work on the state budget without an idea from the governor.
SPRINGFIELD -- A newly proposed bill in the Illinois Senate could be a money saver.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're less than two months away from the Affordable Care Act's health insurance deadline, yet young people still aren't signing up at the rate needed.
SPRINGFIELD -- A really famous photographer is showing off her work in a new exhibit at the Lincoln Museum.
SPRINGFIELD -- Not all businesses are struggling with the cold weather.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating the theft of a wallet and credit cards from a purse.
SPRINGFIELD -- CVS is calling it quits on tobacco sales.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some working parents got a helping hand from the YMCA Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- The annual budget address has been rescheduled.
Update: 12:11 pm, 2/4/14, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- Police have released the name of a man killed Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Here at WCIA-3, when we Dig Deeper into issues for you, we often have to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
SPRINGFIELD -- Ace Sign Company has been servicing Central Illinois for more than 70-years.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- You could call it a crime against Honest Abe. It was the biggest break-in ever taken place against the Lincoln Home.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's first hand transplant program has launched at the Institute for Plastic Surgery at the SIU School of Medicine.
SPRINGFIELD -- Spring legislative session is right around the corner.
ILLINOIS -- Congressman Rodney Davis (R) is here to tell us what projects he's working on in the legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol City next week.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some people who need help filing their income taxes can get a hand for free.
SPRINGFIELD -- Usually, anyone is welcome at the hospital, but now, some are asking people to stay home.
SPRINGFIELD -- History buffs and Hollywood enthusiasts have a new reason to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
SPRINGFIELD -- Business at this Central Illinois ice skating rink is heating up.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders say the state is getting close to 1,000 new applications for concealed-carry permits each day, but that kind of workload has some people worried about processing delays.
Update: 6:03 pm SPRINGFIELD -- The Catholic Diocese says it's found sexual misconduct claims against a Neoga priest credible.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts in our area say they don't get as much state funding as they should, so a group of lawmakers is trying to make a change.
SPRINGFIELD -- The application process for concealed-carry permits is now in full swing.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tuesday was the first day many ventured outside and onto the roadways after treacherous winter weather conditions.
SPRINGFIELD - A woman will spend the next thirty years behind bars for killing her daughter.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are looking at all options to solve an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant.
SPRINGFIELD -- A local business is boosting holiday spirits this weekend.
SPRINGFIELD -- Authorities are investigating a fatal fire.
SPRINGFIELD -- An effort to fight fraud in Illinois is off to a successful start.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some same-sex couples are speeding up their wedding plans
Update 6:00 pm MAHOMET -- School leaders say trying to fill the funding gap isn't anything new, but they hope state leaders do something about it before it's too late.
SPRINGFIELD -- The University of Illinois Springfield is getting more than a half million dollars from the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating the theft of a Club Golf Cart.
SPRINGFIELD -- Whether you call it "swag" or "sag," Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) wants nothing to do with it.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been trying to get a farm bill passed before they wrapped up for the year, but leaders now say, that won't happen.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the state's biggest corporations is moving its headquarters out of Illinois.
Update: 10:04 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Hope Institute says it's reviewing safety procedures after accusations of abuse and neglect.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Pat Quinn is in Washington, D.C. attending the first meeting on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
SPRINGFIELD -- More than one million Ameren Illinois customers could see rate decreases on their electric bills next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Historical preservationists have added some Christmas spirit to the Lincoln Home.
Update: 10:09 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI leaders are looking for another way to pay out pensions.
SPRINGFIELD -- There are already strict laws in Illinois banning texting and talking on the phone while driving.
SPRINGFIELD -- Things are looking up on Illinois' job front with the state adding more private-sector jobs and unemployment rates falling back in most metro areas.
SPRINGFIELD -- The clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach a deal on the farm bill.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a pension reform bill into law, a coalition of labor unions and other organizations are preparing to file suit.
SPRINGFIELD -- As we get deeper into winter, it can be more difficult for families to find and afford fresh produce, so a local group is stepping up to help.
SPRINGFIELD -- Temperatures aren't the only thing falling.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are warning of a text scam.
ILLINOIS -- Companies wanting special tax breaks have to wait a little longer to find out if they'll get them.
SPRINGFIELD -- Those wanting the new temporary visitor's drivers licenses won't have to wait much longer.
SPRINGFIELD -- A former Taylorville school bus driver has been indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and child pornography.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers passed pension reform, the fight is far from over.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of state workers say benefits in the new pension proposal are small compared to what they're being asked to give up.
Update: 10:01 pm SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers finally have a deal on something they've been arguing about for close to half a decade.
Update: 4:23 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Before lawmakers met to debate the pension proposal, there were some tense moments across the street.
SPRINGFIELD -- A suburban Chicago state senator wants a state rule relaxed when it comes to auto dealers.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is coming to light about the wealth of a Republican running for governor.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been almost six months since the special pension committee got to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- Political season is officially underway. Candidates started filing petitions for state elections Monday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' financial luck seems to be running out again.
SPRINGFIELD -- State prison officials are working on a new policy for inmates who want to get married behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you drop out of high school, chances are you might take a shot at getting your GED.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of local 1st graders wanted to do their part to help tornado victims.
SPRINGFIELD -- Washington Community High School football players and fans will get a warm welcome Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating an assault and robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- As Governor Quinn signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law, a bishop was saying prayers of exorcism at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
SPRINGFIELD -- Remember those $700,000 put in at the capitol? One lawmaker says they might pose a security risk.
SPRINGFIELD -- As Washington residents move forward from Sunday's storms, one thing they can look forward to is football.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tuesday marks the 150th Anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in U.S. history; the Gettysburg Address.
SPRINGFIELD -- The leader of the local Catholic Diocese is getting statewide attention for his comments on same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is coming out about reimbursements for DNR administrators.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been told to "save the date" for a possible pension vote early next month.
SPRINGFIELD -- The White House is finally releasing figures of how many people signed up for healthcare reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- The General Assembly's spring session starts in January, but lawmakers could be back sooner than that.
SPRINGFIELD -- Your income taxes are set to go down in 2015, but the problem is, state finances haven't improved since the tax went up. So, will the tax hike become permanent?
SPRINGFIELD -- We're still months away from the primary for Illinois governor, but Tuesday night, the candidates started positioning themselves.
SPRINGFIELD -- Farmers who've been paid to not farm their land are reconsidering the arrangement.
SPRINGFIELD -- A small business owner says he's in a tough spot.