CHAMPAIGN -- The volleyball team at Champaign's Jefferson Middle School is giving back.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some volunteers sported RED today.
TOLONO -- Students in Tolono skipped class for a good cause today.
A business wants your help answering the calls of hungry families.
Today, people are chowing down to help a children's charity.
The city of Tuscola may be getting a dog park.
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A Central Illinois teacher's giving spirit was honored with a $25,000 prize.
CHARLESTON -- In a tough economy creating a business may seem like a stretch. A study from Millikin University said Central Illinois comes up short when it comes to entrepreneurial activity. An EIU educator is trying to change that by educating students that they can own their own business.
St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals for 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Several area groups are helping two women make kids toasty warm when they go to bed.
Tuesday, Governor Pat Quinn announced nearly $22 million in grants for "Safe Routes to School."
People and businesses in Springfield who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are eligible for rebates from CWLP.
A training session for Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) gets underway.
The Springfield community is banding together to help save a local music store that's fallen on hard times.
TUSCOLA - The Douglas County Animal Control and Shelter usually houses some animals outside, but with this cold snap it's hard on them. There are more dogs than usual, so it can get crowded bringing all the animals inside. One woman is helping those stray dogs and cats find homes.
Schools do a lot to get young people ready for the real world.
SPRINGFIELD- Some UIS students are hitting the streets. They're giving back to the community by raising awareness about fire safety.
Oakland teen pursuing her dream of becoming a fire fighter while also inspiring her community.
URBANA- A place where parents can bring their children in a time of crisis is extending their age limit to help more kids.
An incredible story of one of our small communities rallying together to help a neighbor in need.