Update: 6:18 pm CHAMPAIGN -- We all know what a genuine, rock solid person Dave Benton is. Now, others are honoring him for his crime-fighting service.
CHAMPAIGN -- City workers are being honored for going above and beyond at work.
URBANA -- Two-wheeled drivers have something new to celebrate.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Business leaders are celebrating a success.
ILLINOIS -- One state agency is being honored for its work helping children.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Capitol renovation project received some negative attention last year, but that work is now award-winning.
IROQUOIS COUNTY -- A Central Illinois woman was honored for her work as a first responder.
MATTOON -- A Marine is being honored for his service.
MONTICELLO -- Those are the sounds of the award-winning Monticello Sages High School Marching Band.
DANVILLE -- A Central Illinois city is being recognized for honoring our Hometown Heroes.
CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3's very own, Dave Benton, was recognized Thursday night for his hard work and dedication.
Update: 10:04 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A UI professor, who's dedicated her career to focusing on the air we breath, is getting a big reward.
MAHOMET -- An employee in the Mahomet-Seymour School District is going above and beyond.
DANVILLE -- Some former Kids to Know were honored for their hard work following a tragedy.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- An area woman rushed in to save two people, not thinking about her own safety. Now, she's being honored in a big way.
TUSCOLA -- The city is once again one of the safest places in the country for fires.
URBANA -- A police officer was recognized for saving a life.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The business community is celebrating a big honor.
PONTIAC -- The White House has recognized an area teacher's environmental efforts.
Update: 10:19 pm, 8/3/14, Sunday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is being recognized for practicing what it preaches.
CHATHAM -- State police departments honored their most courageous Friday.
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.