It's estimated about 100,000 seniors in the state are elder abuse victims. Sometimes the abuse is intentional, while other times it occurs when a caregiver becomes overwhelmed.
ILLINOIS -- Spanking is legal in the state, but when does it become excessive?
SEYMOUR -- If you could do one thing to keep your kids away from drugs, you'd do it. A treatment and prevention center says it has the secret you're looking for.
ILLINOIS -- If you have a loved one cared for by a stranger, you'd want to make sure they're trustworthy.
ILLINOIS -- Elder abuse is more common than you think. A new law though, will make it easier for seniors to fight back.
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to talk about words that can hurt children and why it's so important to avoid them.
Latest: 5:38 pm, 7/29/14, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- Steps have been taken in the case of child abuse allegations at a home for mentally and physically disabled children.
ILLINOIS -- Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in Central Illinois.
URBANA -- Children's health was the topic of discussion Thursday.
VERMILION COUNTY -- If you're looking for a way to give back to the community, CASA might be it.
VERMILION COUNTY -- A new bill at the capitol could make it harder for animal abusers to adopt pets.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching a new effort to help stop child abuse and neglect in the state.
RANKIN -- Some parents say their kids are being abused by school employees and they won't be quiet about it until something's done.
DECATUR -- A man was arrested after slamming his mother's head on the kitchen counter.