CHAMPAIGN -- Wednesday, one of WCIA-3's very own was honored in a big way.
URBANA -- An area teacher ended the school year with a big surprise.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Jaycees have named an area woman as one of the Most Outstanding Young People in the State.
DANVILLE -- Looking for an award-winning airport? Look no further than Vermilion County.
PIATT COUNTY -- An area fire department is awarded for going above and beyond the call of duty.
SPRINGFIELD -- November 17 of last year will be a day Washington Fire Chief Mike Vaughn says he will never forget.
CHAMPAIGN -- A school administrator is getting a pretty prestigious award for her work with social justice.
URBANA -- Urbana High School is being awarded for its yearbook.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI campus is leading the way when it comes to keeping students safe.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- It was a 911 call this dispatcher will never forget.
DANVILLE -- A local man is hitting the big time. Mike Boedicker directed the film, House of Thaddeus.
NATIONAL -- Let the Oscar debates begin!
MATTOON -- A teacher is being honored for getting her community's noses in the books.
CHICAGO -- An Illinois UPS driver has driven 7-million miles without ever having an accident.
DECATUR -- They went above and beyond when the time came and now they're being rewarded for their good deeds.
Update: 10:23 pm CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A lot of people were watching to see if an Edgar County native would bring home one of country music's biggest awards.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is being honored for his work improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
CHARLESTON -- Two firefighters from the same department are considered some of the best-trained in the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local bank is being recognized for Going Green. Governor Quinn awarded Busey Bank with an Illinois Sustainability Award.
CHICAGO -- A music prize will be named in honor of a UI students killed in an accident.
CHAMPAIGN -- Three teachers are being honored for being some of the best in the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- Those who volunteer to make communities in Central Illinois better, were honored Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A school is taking home a big-time award.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Park District was awarded a big honor.
CHAMPAIGN -- Officers are being recognized for tracking down a suspect in a bank robbery last month.
DANVILLE -- Danville Area Community College is now considered a Leader College.
CATLIN -- Two teens spend their time off helping others.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- A Monticello man is getting state-wide recognition for his idea.
BROWN COUNTY -- The oldest active EMT in Illinois was awarded for her long-standing dedication.
URBANA -- A high school is being recognized for its efforts to prepare its students for the future.
CHAMPAIGN -- One company is stepping into the spotlight.
CHARLESTON -- EIU is celebrating a national honor.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thursday a hero was recognized for putting his life on the line.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's probably the most important role a woman could have; being a mother.