We're brewing up today in Simple Gourmet with help from our friends at The Flying Machine Coffee.
You are invited to the most beloved family event of the summer... CASA's Royal Ball as they light up two magnificent Arabian Nights!
Summer is heating up for a good cause!
Parades are a little brighter in Georgetown thanks to this creative guy.
HOOPESTON -- A huge street party Saturday night will raise money to restore an iconic building in one local community.
Each summer the Georgetown Fair has brought fun, food and entertainment to the community.
A marvelous film about the power of music, a progressive sci-fi epic, and a horror film sequel hit the big screens this weekend. Chuck Koplinski has his take on this week's new releases.
The stage is set for a fun summertime event in Central Illinois.
PAWNEE -- Enjoy this photo montage of images from Our Town: Pawnee.
Derick Fabert is back answering viewer submitted weather questions.
We're getting a sneak peek of The Music Man coming to the Theatre in the Park in Petersburg.
Joe Barlow takes us to Salt Creek Alpacas for On the Spot.
The summer is heating up for a great community event to help pay it forward.
We're checking out the specials at Applebee's in Savoy.
Indianapolis - Make plans to visit the racing capital of the world before school starts.
Westville - A community is honoring the memory of young girl.
Summer is in full swing, but your workout routine might not be.
Rantoul - An Illini gift basket that all fans will want to win.
Springfield - Next stop the campus of University of Illinois Springfield to visit Sangamon Auditorium.
Champaign - It's a craft that will give you and your family inspiration.
CLINTON -- One of the soldiers buried at Clinton's Woodlawn Cemetery has a matching headstone where the Battle of Shiloh was fought.
Joe Barlow takes us to Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium.
EFFINGHAM -- Learn more about checking out seeds from the Helen Matthes Public Library!
Champaign - We're heating up dinner tonight.
Sloppy Joes and Car Shows are on the menu courtesy of Lakewood Village Senior Living.
The Urbana Park District has a lot of great events still happening this summer, including a Meet the Animals.
HOOPESTON -- A street party this Saturday will raise money for a historic local theater.
Fairbury - People are coming together to honor the memory of two siblings gone too soon.
A local salon is celebrating their first birthday at the Pines in Urbana.
Champaign - One group is making a promise to provide healthcare to everyone.
Charleston - It is the talk of the nation.
Joe Barlow shows us a Pawnee couple's yard that makes birthdays special.
Today Joe becomes a paperboy for the Rantoul Press.
CHAMPAIGN -- Enjoy this photo montage of images from Our Town: Corvette USA.
Alexis Vaughn's charisma and natural presence helped her win the role of "Face of the X" on WCIX-TV.
Rantoul - A great place for comfort food.
Champaign - Chief Meteorologist Derick Fabert explains the weight of clouds.
Champaign - Captain Hook, The Lost Boys and Tinkerbell are coming to a stage near you.
CHAMPAIGN -- Pens to Lens returns for its second season, bringing the scripts written by grade schoolers to the big screen with the help of local professional moviemakers.
Joe Barlow takes us to Locals in Our Town Pawnee to see if it's haunted.
Urbana - An evening of inspiration is what you will discover at "That's What She Said."
Downtown Champaign - With a variety of veggies, sauces, spices and meats your options at 301 Mongolia are endless!
Savoy - Summer Camps are in full swing at the Savoy Recreation Center. It's a great time for the kids to join.
SAVOY -- Enjoy this photo montage of images from Our Town: Savoy.
FORSYTH -- Enjoy this photo montage of images from Our Town: Forsyth.
Champaign - Guest Chef Lisa Lewey-Shields sharing simple ideas for a quick picnic.
Champaign - We're getting strong crafting projects with The Pottery Place.
Bloomington - It's no secret the kitchen is the gathering place in your home. Imagine making this room over in five days.
Springfield - 30 days and counting until the State Fair opens.
Paxton - 17 year old Jordan Reynolds is fighting a rare form of Leukemia.
Springfield - Summer is the perfect time to enjoy camp with the Springfield Art Association.
Champaign - A fresh approach to community living.
Champaign - Summer is heating up but your fashion holding up under the sun?
Champaign - This time of year is perfect for exploring the outdoors.
Urbana - Common Ground Food Co-op introduces a new rating program for their programs.
Joe Barlow shares the story of a man who beat kidney disease and uses humor to inspire others.
Nickel and Dimes performs Sweet Child of Mine and Magic Carpet Ride
CLINTON -- A walking tour will highlight the town's role in DeWitt County and even national history!
Living in the heartland of the Ag community provides lots of resources to check out with the family.
Joe Barlow takes us on a tour of Lake of the Woods.
Still time to participate in a fun summer camp at the YMCA!
Hand crafted luxury made in the USA!
The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan has something for everyone this summer!
Time to dig into a good book this summer and participate in a reading club at Mattoon Public Library.
At one Rantoul coffee shop you can get your "Cup O' Joe" and help the community at the same time.
A band always on the look out for a few good rock stars takes the CI Stage with two special guest vocalists.
Learn the true colors of Tito, a Jackson's Chameleon from the Miller Park Zoo.
Looking for a summer getaway? The fun may be closer than you think.
Champaign - Film Critic Chuck Koplinski talks to two actors from "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
Joe Barlow takes us to the Pop Stop, a mobile popsicle stand.
Dr. Seibert specializes in conservative treatment of gum disease, dental implants and cosmetic procedures in central Illinois. We're checking in with him at his office in Champaign.
There's lots to do this July outdoors with the family!
Leia Kedem is helping cut the calories in your Chinese take-out.
Now's the time to check out Illini Eye Care in Campustown!
Piato Cafe is hosting a dinner with local food on the menu.
The community in Ridge Farm is preparing to honor those that are serving and have served to defend our great country with a veteran's memorial.
Just in time for your 4th of July holiday, we're testing out a popcorn ball recipe to see if it's Pinworthy or not.
Joe Barlow is a grillmaster at 301 Mongolia in Downtown Champaign for today's Joe Do My Job.
One of the sponsors of the Corvette Show joins us to talk about what it means to bring this fun event to Champaign County.
A central Illinois business is growing. Julie Roth joins us with more details from Our Town Corvette USA.
Mattress Boss joins us in the midst of thousands of cool Corvettes!
KC Summers hosted the CBS casting call to see if you will be the next Survivor!
SPRINGFIELD -- Did you know that Illinois was once oceanfront property? Fish fossils help tell the story of changes over the last five million years in a permanent exhibit at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield.
We've got cool new tips for crafting while saving a little money, just in time for Independence Day.
We're learning more about Shatterglass Studios with our Business Insider.
Tolono is gearing up for it's fun day festival.
Anna Carrera, Matt, Heather, Drew and a whole team of people worked together to surprise Joe for his golden birthday.
Joe Barlow takes us to an antique store with a unique history.
We're checking out a great buffet in Springfield.
Champaign Surplus shares ways to get you moving on a future trail.
The new health care law is leaving us with lots of questions. Bill Tapella is back with answers.
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results.
We're checking out the Cole House at the Showcase of Homes built by Miller Construction.
The Champaign County Farm Bureau is teaming up with the Champaign Park District to teach kids about "going green."
Guest chef, Colleen Hatton, is back with a friend making a vegetarian friendly dish.
Joe Barlow takes us to The Glass House in Decatur
Sandy Mason is back with lots of different ideas on how to keep your plants and gardens watered.
Hickory Point Mall shares fun summer finds!
The Vermilion County Fair & Expo kicks off this week!
Our guest chef is sharing a delicious recipe perfect for throwing on the grill.