ILLINOIS -- Reports state there is sexual abuse and missing children in the state's youth centers.
Many premature infants won't make it to see their first birthday.
Labor is considered premature if it starts more than three weeks before your due date. Most preemies catch up to other kids as they get older, but they grow more slowly than babies born full-term.
Food allergies don't just affect the person with the allergy. They also impact families, schools and friends.
At least one area mom wishes there were more birthing options for women.
How does a woman decide which birthing method is right?
Hospitals in the area no longer offer water births.
Did you know, one of three children in the U.S. live in a home without their biological dads? Are they missing out?
Parenting is a job which doesn't have a "one size fits all" method, though many moms feel like they know best.
Parenting can be a handful.
Today's topic is parenting.
More and more, we're hearing horror stories of how mean kids can be to one another.
For young kids, diabetes can make having an "ordinary life," more difficult. But, a camp in Central Illinois is helping them live life to the fullest.
CHAMPAIGN -- After some funding issues, the 21st Annual Chessfest wasn't going to happen.
GIFFORD -- She says she's been abused, but formed an organization to help any kids going through a struggle.
ILLINOIS -- One state agency is being honored for its work helping children.
RANTOUL -- Haunted houses are popular this time of year, but not everyone gets to enjoy them.
Social media use can get our kids in trouble.
DECATUR -- Nearly half of children under 5-years of age, in Macon County, are living in poverty.
Talking to kids about sex can be tricky and awkward. Therapist Paige Spangler, with Elliott Counseling Group, has some tips to make things more comfortable for both parties.
Update: 10:10 pm, 9/28/14, Sunday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- This parent is one of millions who know firsthand what it's like having a child with an ear infection.
Update: 10:02 pm, 9/28/14, Sunday CHAMPAIGN -- The need for foster parents in Central Illinois continues to grow.
ILLINOIS -- Another group is doing what it can to fight the childhood obesity epidemic.
ILLINOIS -- Only 60% of car seats in the state are installed correctly.
URBANA -- A local sports program could be in jeopardy if it can't get the funding it needs.
Update: 6:03 pm, 9/11/14, Thursday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Patients at one hospital in Watseka aren't allowed any visitors thanks to a virus which has doctors on high alert.
ILLINOIS -- A program to enroll low-income children in health insurance continues to struggle.
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to talk about words that can hurt children and why it's so important to avoid them.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- An area non-profit has spent 20 years helping the most vulnerable people in our community.
CHAMPAIGN -- Children are reacting to recent violence. Jericho Missionary Baptist Church is giving them a chance to record their feelings.
Sandy Mason shows gives us some information on rooftop gardens and takes us to a place where you can see one for yourself.
MILFORD -- Some kids are giving all the money they have to the village.
The amount of children living with grandparents is increasing. Cheryl Bautch of Family Services joins us to talk about about some the special challenges grandparents might face -- and some places they can get help in dealing with them.
CHAMPAIGN -- A police officer took the long walk home with a little girl by his side.
CHAMPAIGN -- Playing isn't just an activity for kids. It's the way they communicate and develop.
Update: 10:10 pm NATIONAL -- Scientists say setting a good example for a child can go a long way.
SAVOY -- Kids got a head start on egg hunting Saturday. A few weeks remain until Easter, but they're already collecting.
Update: 10:42 pm, 3/22/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- When a couple gets divorced, the dispute over who gets the kids and when, can turn ugly.
CHICAGO -- Two brothers know all about successful fundraising campaigns.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parents spend a lot of time and effort trying to get kids to behave.
CHAMPAIGN -- Nearly 100 kids in town went home with brighter smiles Saturday.
VERMILION COUNTY -- If you're looking for a way to give back to the community, CASA might be it.
GIFFORD -- People were playing Santa for kids Monday.
GIFFORD -- Some say the sound of music heals.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hours for public access to an indoor playground and track at the First Christian Church are changing.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Children, directly and indirectly impacted by the tornadoes, need help coping with what they're going through.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are packing Christmas boxes to send to children overseas.
SPRINGFIELD -- For most parents, Halloween is all about safety. This year, a new state law will help.
LITCHFIELD -- A mother and two children are dead after an accident on I-55.
CHAMPAIGN -- The government shutdown could affect a program struggling moms count on.