URBANA -- An area man's dream came true this week and the whole thing was a complete surprise to him.
EVANSTON -- The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago says football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize.
Update: 4:05 pm, 3/26/14, Wednesday CHICAGO -- The train stop at O'Hare Airport remains closed as a result of Monday's derailment, but the first lawsuit has been filed by a passenger.
CHICAGO -- Governor Pat Quinn appeared at The Gap Thursday.
CHICAGO -- Two brothers know all about successful fundraising campaigns.
CHICAGO -- It's no secret this winter has been tough on the roads. Potholes are all over the state.
ILLINOIS -- Snapping those selfies could be causing a big bug problem.
URBANA -- Champaign County became the second county in the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses. It comes just days after a federal judge ruled Cook County could do the same.
ILLINOIS -- Cook County is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
COOK COUNTY -- Some same-sex couples in Illinois won't have to wait until June to say "I do."
CHICAGO -- Four students were hurt in a fire at their high school Wednesday morning.
CHICAGO -- The annual tradition of making the Oscar Awards has begun.
CHICAGO -- Journalists honored Roger Ebert Tuesday night.
CHICAGO -- A 14-year old girl admitted killing her 11-year old half-sister.
ILLINOIS -- Military members deployed overseas will get about 10,000 Chicago-style pizzas in time for Superbowl Sunday.
Update: 12:00 pm, 1/16/14, Thursday BLOOMINGTON -- Organizers for a benefit concert hope people who have tickets will do the right thing.
CHICAGO -- Meet the Cubs new mascot, Clark. He made his public debut Monday at a pediatric center.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts in our area say they don't get as much state funding as they should, so a group of lawmakers is trying to make a change.
CHICAGO -- The Windy City is still dealing with some of the coldest temperatures it's seen in decades, but it's leaving behind some beautiful ice sculptures.
Update: 10:23 pm CHICAGO -- Anyone watching the Bears take on the Cowboys Monday night might have been watching for one coach in particular.
CHICAGO -- Governor Quinn signed the Pension Reform Bill into law in a private ceremony Thursday afternoon.
CHICAGO -- A billboard depicting a U.S. soldier embracing a Muslim woman has people talking.
Latest: 10:03 pm CHICAGO -- It's official. Illinois is now the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
CHICAGO -- An Illinois UPS driver has driven 7-million miles without ever having an accident.
CHICAGO -- A grandfather was gunned down and surveillance video captured his last moments.
Update: 10:32 pm, 11/13/13, Wednesday CHICAGO -- People riding Chicago's public transit got a wild ride.
CHICAGO -- Prosecutors say Rod Blagojevich should stay behind bars even as he appeals his corruption conviction.
CHICAGO -- An Illinois landmark is no longer "second to none."
CHICAGO -- Three men are dead, and a boy is in serious condition after a violent Wednesday night.
SPRINGFIELD -- Changes are being made to a plan designed to crack down on gun violence in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is available about undocumented immigrants getting driver's licenses in the state.
CHICAGO -- A new Starbucks is the first of its kind.
CHICAGO -- A new runway opened for business at O'Hare International Airport Thursday.
CHICAGO -- A program to help veterans get job training will soon get underway in the state. It's called "Get Skills to Work."
CHICAGO -- It's only been one day since Illini Tatyana McFadden won the Women's Wheelchair Race at the Chicago Marathon, but she's done celebrating.
CHICAGO -- A music prize will be named in honor of a UI students killed in an accident.
CHICAGO -- You don't always have to finish first to be an inspiration.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you plan to fill up your tank, get ready to dig a little deeper into your pockets.
CHICAGO -- Federal prosecutors were granted more time to prepare their brief in former Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago International Film Festival kicked off the weekend with a tribute to one of the country's most beloved film critics.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man is getting closer to his goal for giving back to the people who saved his daughter's life.
SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago was recently named the country's most violent city.
CHICAGO -- An explosion in town wasn't as big as movie fans were hoping.
CHICAGO -- A mom is breathing easier now that her son is home. The 3-year old was shot in the face during last week's mass shooting.
URBANA -- After losing their daughter to gun violence in Chicago, these parents are asking people across Illinois to get involved.
Update: 8:35 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago city leaders say they do not need the state's help to stop the violence.
SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago is now the murder capital of the country.
Update: 4:53 pm, 9/17/13, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- There is one less candidate vying for the governor's seat.
CHICAGO -- The Illini are ready to invade Soldier Field Saturday.
URBANA -- A man who spent 24-years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit shared his story Friday.