CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Part of the jail got a bit of a facelift, but the sheriff says there's still a lot of work to do.
CHAMPAIGN -- More people throughout the county are stepping up to help kids have a Merry Christmas.
CHAMPAIGN -- The man behind a mother's death will spend 65 years in prison.
URBANA -- It's the holiday season which means blood centers see a drop in donations.
GIFFORD -- Some say the sound of music heals.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than 30% of the homeless population is single women.
RANTOUL -- Police are investigating an armed hold-up of a fast-food restaurant.
Update: 6:16 pm, 12/11/13, Wednesday DECATUR -- One man and his wife camped out for days to try to rescue a pair of abandoned dogs.
Latest: 6:05 pm, 12/11/13, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- It took two locations and hours in the cold, but WCIA-3 News viewers stepped up to the plate again.
CHAMPAIGN -- An accountant is sentenced after stealing almost $1 million from his employer.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's that time of year when the flu starts to take people down, one by one.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some big kids are looking for help during their journey into adulthood.
URBANA -- An Indiana man pleaded guilty to serial armed bank robbery in Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A former Urbana High School teacher was sentenced to four years probation and 180-days in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
CHAMPAIGN -- There are still plenty of ways to donate for a child's holiday gift.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies targeting visitors to a neighborhood.
Update: 10:22 pm CHAMPAIGN -- The final touches were made to honor an 11-year old who gave the Gift of Life.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families didn't think they'd have much of a Christmas this year, but thanks to the community, the Christmas tree won't be bare underneath.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new assistant principal has some unique experiences to share with her students.
RANTOUL -- A home was destroyed in an early morning fire.
CHAMPAIGN -- Mayor Don Gerard is here to talk about what's happening in town.
URBANA -- A local man pleaded not guilty to two charges of DUI and one count of reckless homicide.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating two armed robberies in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A teacher is doing her part to make sure people in Gifford have a Merry Christmas.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign School Board has picked the site for a new Central High School. But, we won't know what it is for awhile.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Park District is getting a new leader.
RANTOUL -- People needing help after last month's tornadoes can get more information starting Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new state law will save some drivers money.
URBANA -- A busy street is falling apart and the city doesn’t have the money to fix it.
CHAMPAIGN -- Most kindergarteners are learning addition, but some students at Kenwood Elementary are coding computers.
GIFFORD -- People are still picking up the pieces after a tornado ravaged their town.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- This week's Most Wanted is Jamie Huesca.
RANTOUL -- Police hope the public can provide information about two burglaries at the Rantoul Youth Center, in the 1300-block of Country Club Lane.
URBANA -- Children can get some holiday shopping done this time of year.
URBANA -- It's certainly cold outside, but a bit of warmth was added to a local park Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- As people adjust to driving in the snow and ice, officials have a few tips to stay safe.
CHAMPAIGN -- Crews have been getting ready for snow and ice for months.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Even though the snow wasn't too thick, the area was hit with freezing rain.
GIFFORD -- The boil order was lifted Friday, but things aren't completely fixed yet.
CHAMPAIGN -- A high-rise project on the UI campus won't be as big as planned.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's a night they planned as a cry for justice, but all that changed after a sudden breakthrough in their family's murder case.
CHAMPAIGN -- As a veteran, this Hometown Hero is helping people on campus understand his comrades as they continue their education at UI.
Update: 4:19 pm CHAMPAIGN -- One wall separated a room full of kids and several bullets.
GIFFORD -- Snow hasn't hit town yet, but when it does, they'll be ready.
GIFFORD -- The water here is potable for the first time in weeks, but the tower may have to be replaced.
CHAMPAIGN -- The holiday season can be stressful for those providing care for a family member.
Latest: 9:11 am, 12/6/13, Friday URBANA -- The motorcycle driver who was hit by a car has died.
GIFFORD -- The last three weeks have shown what's best about Central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some people took part in a national protest to raise the minimum wage.
CHAMPAIGN -- Millions around the world are remembering an iconic leader.
CHAMPAIGN -- After 50 years of service, the fire chief is hanging up his gear for the last time.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thursday, shoppers got more than just a good deal at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new vote could come in just a few days on a location for the new Central High School.
CHAMPAIGN -- In one month, more than one million people rode the CUMTD.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The first blast of ice and snow could be headed our way.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local restaurant got a surprise visit from the IRS Wednesday.
URBANA -- Someone is slashing tires on parked cars in one neighborhood.
Update: 10:01 pm, 12/4/13, Wednesday RANTOUL -- A teacher at Rantoul Township High School was put on administrative leave after a former student filed a complaint with police.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A new class at UI is mixing studies with service.
CHAMPAIGN -- Residents will soon be able to have backyard chickens.
CHAMPAIGN -- An Urbana man faces murder charges for the September stabbing death of a former girlfriend.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students took a break from school Wednesday to give back.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hours for public access to an indoor playground and track at the First Christian Church are changing.
ST. JOSEPH -- Not a lot of us are at the top of our careers at age 24 but one 20-something has it pretty much down pat.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group is upping the ante to memorialize a beloved film critic.
Update: 10:21 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Thanks to you, families across Central Illinois will have hot meals on Christmas Day.
Update: 10:21 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Thanks to you, families across Central Illinois will have hot meals on Christmas Day.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers around the state are watching the pension debates closely.
CHAMPAIGN -- These Kids to Know love toys! But, they're devoted to donating to kids in need.
CHAMPAIGN -- Marine Bank wants to warn customers about a phishing scam.
URBANA -- A local man makes a plea deal after police say he shot at his father in February.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce raised $15,000 to help businesses in Gifford get back on their feet.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some children's walks to school just got a lot safer.
RANTOUL -- A man and his family rely on food pantries to eat, but pantries rely on you to stay stocked.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Tons o' Fun Band and Friends 8th Annual Christmas Show will benefit the Tree of Hope Campaign.
URBANA -- The process isn't perfect when it comes to pairing the right pet with an owner but the CCHS works hard to get it right.
CHAMPAIGN -- Fans walking into Memorial Stadium could give a little extra on their way into the game Saturday to help tornado victims.
PAXTON – It’s a season of giving and one area man wants to make sure everyone in Central Illinois has a Merry Christmas.
CHAMPAIGN – If you’re not in the Christmas spirit yet, this will help. Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Champaign Saturday night for the annual ‘Parade of Lights.’
CHAMPAIGN -- No one was hurt when a car slammed through the front of a Subway Saturday morning.
CHAMPAIGN -- Large retailers kick of the holiday shopping season with door buster deals. But local businesses are hoping Small Business Saturday can make a big impact on their bottom line.
RANTOUL -- Volunteers are putting together a special delivery for troops this holiday season, but they need your help.
GIFFORD -- 11 storm survivors were given a gift for a very special reason.
CHAMPAIGN -- Volunteers sent out a plea for help because of an empty food pantry. You did not disappoint.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area woman opened her heart and home to countless foster children through the years, but now she's the one who needs help.
GIFFORD -- It's not just the grownups helping out. A Kid to Know decided she wanted to as well.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army kicked off its holiday Red Kettle Campaign.
CHAMPAIGN -- An Urbana driver did some damage to a police car Monday night; about $2,000 worth.
GIFFORD -- Pictures are bringing volunteers from all over the state to be a helping hand in town.
GIFFORD -- Donations for the United Way's Area Relief Fund are pouring in.
URBANA -- People learned yoga and supported a great cause.
GIFFORD -- Volunteers are cutting back on serving meals, but it's not because of a shortage.
CHAMPAIGN -- For the fist time in decades an area food pantry is having trouble helping people in need.
Update: 6:00 pm, 11/25/13, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- An area high school family is coping with loss.
URBANA -- A new program at Carle is letting patients get a medical diagnosis without going to the office for a visit.
OGDEN -- While the Gifford community works to get back to normal, others around Champaign County say they feel their pain, literally.
GIFFORD -- Teachers are helping students deal with the trauma of witnessing Sunday's destructive storm.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area woman will soon represent the state and compete for a crown.
CHAMPAIGN -- With the excitement and stress of the holidays approaching, a lot of people will suffer a lack of sleep.
GIFFORD -- Kids ran to school this morning eager to get back in the classroom.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- This week's Most Wanted is Donald Garrison.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.
URBANA -- All the fixin's for a traditional Thanksgiving meal are going out to those in need.
Update: 10:15 pm, 11/24/13, Sunday GIFFORD -- The storm's devastation couldn't stop a tradition from taking place.
Latest: 10:14 pm, 11/24/13, Sunday GIFFORD -- People wanting to volunteer must register before helping out.
GIFFORD -- There's a lot of work left to do yet, but townspeople are turning to a different foundation to help them rebuild.
CHAMPAIGN -- A high school basketball team is trying to make everyone's Thanksgiving a slam dunk!
Update: 10:04 pm, 11/23/13, Saturday CHAMPAIGN -- A firefighter, hurt on the job, is home recovering.
Latest: 10:53 pm CHAMPAIGN -- About noon, police responded to a welfare check in the 2000-block of Cynthia Drive.
CHAMPAIGN -- City leaders are resuming a nationwide search for a new fire chief.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hard work paid off for some parents.
GIFFORD -- There's no shortage of volunteers and no age limit either.
RANTOUL -- Some veterans are stepping up and giving back to storm victims.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Students across the area are pulling together to help other students affected by the tornado.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Children, directly and indirectly impacted by the tornadoes, need help coping with what they're going through.
GIFFORD -- Sunday was a day this newly-married couple will never forget. They survived the tornado by just seconds.
GIFFORD -- Another state leader is stepping in to show support for tornado victims.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families will get to have two Thanksgiving dinners this year.
GIFFORD -- Gifford's school is opening its doors, but not for class.
GIFFORD -- People are starting to get back on their feet.
RANTOUL -- People here are stepping in to support tornado victims.
GIFFORD -- Lights are coming back on around town. Champaign County's EMA says electricity has been restored as much as possible to include homes and businesses around the village.
GIFFORD -- Federal and state EMA crews spent Thursday inspecting parts of town.
Update: 6:01 pm GIFFORD -- The weather looks gloomy, but the people working here say they're not letting the rain dampen their spirits.
CHAMPAIGN -- Families at St. Matthew's School came together to lend a hand to tornado victims in Gifford.
URBANA -- A man faces charges after a fatal crash on the University of Illinois campus.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A main road in Gifford is now open.
GIFFORD -- While everyone works to rebuild, a village staple is opening its doors and providing some comfort.
Update: 10:23 pm CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3 News teamed up with the United Way for a Tornado Relief Drive.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are searching for the suspect in an armed bank robbery.
GIFFORD -- Six people were taken to the hospital after a tornado swept through town, but one family needs help finding the person they believe saved a life.
HOMER -- Another one of Sunday's storms hit the Top Line Farm in southern Champaign County.
GIFFORD -- When the storm touched down, firefighters quickly took care of their families, then switched gears to help the community.
FLATVILLE -- School starts Monday for students in storm-ravaged Gifford.
GIFFORD -- Here's the latest on recovery efforts: 30% of the town now has power.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- This week’s Most Wanted is Herbert McClellan.
GIFFORD -- Representatives from Frontier Communication were in town to survey damage and start rebuilding area technical networks.
CHAMPAIGN -- From hundreds of miles above us, a University of Illinois graduate is hard at work on the International Space Station. But he's still staying connected to us here on earth.
RANTOUL -- Storm survivors also have more help from the community.
GIFFORD -- A lot of families want to know what happens with school in the wake of this week's devastating storms.
GIFFORD -- Public works departments from Champaign and Urbana are helping with clean-up.
GIFFORD -- The Schluter family was just sitting down for an early Thanksgiving meal when a tornado ripped through their home.
GIFFORD -- Teenagers are helping storm victims. Instead of getting on the bus and going to school, students from Armstrong-Potomac headed here instead.
GIFFORD -- Tornado victims are opening up about what they did to survive.
CHAMPAIGN -- These Kids to Know spent their Saturday, not playing in yards, but cleaning them up for people halfway across the world.
GIFFORD -- Workers and volunteers were out in full-force around town Tuesday.
Update: 4:19 pm, 11/19/13, Tuesday GIFFORD -- Crews are working around-the-clock to restore power.
GIFFORD -- It's the second night of darkness after a tornado ripped through Sunday. The people who live there say they have a lot to be thankful for.
GIFFORD -- Strength is being seen in many ways around the village.
GIFFORD -- Dave Benton & Derick Fabert spent the afternoon talking with residents who say they're glad no one was killed when the twister went through.