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.
CHAMPAIGN -- The people attached to these open arms, were handing out holiday cheer to those in need.
CHAMPAIGN -- Several kids walked away ready to go back to school.
URBANA -- Getting kids ready to go back to school can be stressful for parents.
URBANA -- School won't be starting for another month, but one group is preparing now and it needs your help.
URBANA -- A group needs your help to send kids to school prepared.
SAVOY -- The new IMAX theater comes with new rules to the Savoy 16.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police are investigating a stolen wallet.
Update: 4:23 pm, 11/30/12, Friday
URBANA -- A UI student now has stitches and staples in his head after being beaten with a gun Thursday night.
URBANA -- More students will have access to healthy food this school year.
URBANA -- Piato's Cafe raised nearly $3,000 for local school kids.
URBANA -- Piato's Cafe at Lincoln Square Mall is hosting a buffet fundraiser this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- Families got a helping hand to make back-to-school shopping a little bit easier.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local group of men is making sure children won't start the school year empty-handed.