CHAMPAIGN -- Local film makers have a week to submit their short films for consideration in the New Art Film Festival.
Joe Barlow gets a shave, courtesy Lockhart's Barber Shop.
Enjoy a Central Illinois artist work this month in Springfield
We're taking a look back at the teachers who are Making The Grade in our communities.
If you're in the market for a new mattress, we've found just the place you need to check out!
The Illini Gymnastics teams are hosting Gym Jam this weekend!
Two teams have their sights on a thirty hour long wiffle ball game in the community, for a good cause.
Joe Barlow found a football player with a unique story at Tri-Valley High.
A rollicking, gender-bending series of sketches about life and love in the 90's is heading to the Hoogland Center for the Arts this weekend.
The city of Urbana is hosting Restaurant Week!
Derick Fabert is back answering viewers questions about science and weather.
The church ladies are back in the CI Kitchen with a sampling of what you can experience at their upcoming Sausage Supper.
Visit Champaign County is back with great options in getting you out of the house and cure some cabin fever.
CHAMPAIGN -- At 20,000 calories (or so), the six-pound (or so) "Big, Fat, and Ugly" sandwich from Fat Sandwich Company might be just what the food doctor ordered next time you have an insatiable appetite!
A beloved television cartoon, a film depicting the life of Jesus Christ, and the story of second love hit area big screens this weekend. Film critic Chuck Koplinski has the review.
Joe Barlow takes us for a trim at Lockhart's Barber shop
ILLINOIS -- Books for Illinois citizens by authors with Illinois connections! Illinois Reads will soon announce its 2014 Best.
One of the biggest Broadway musicals is touring the country and making a stop in Springfield.
We're dusting off our mats and getting ready to do some fun yoga moves with help from our friends at the Urbana Park District.
The Miller Park Zoo is gearing up to celebrate a special someone's birthday...
MATTOON -- Lake Land College will hold its annual Energy Innovation Conference Wednesday, highlighting new technologies in the energy sector. Actor/writer Ed Begley, Jr. is guest speaker.
EFFINGHAM -- The Helen Matthes Public Library in Effingham is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise money for renovation of their new library space. Rehabilitation of the old bank building begins later this year.
How much to tip? And for what services? It's all in today's Angie's List Report.
College saving tips with Busey Financial Adviser Daly Andersson.
Stephen Alltop, the new Director of the C-U Symphony Orchestra, talks about upcoming shows in March and April.
Lisa Sprinkle of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District shares ideas for family time outdoors.
Guest Chef Leia Kedem from the UI Extension sharing Quick Quesadilla Pockets.
Heather is testing out her latest pin from Pinterest, DIY Bleach Spray Shirts.
Joe Barlow visits the familiar faces that have been cooking at Joey's Sandwiches in Charleston for over 20 years.
We have a sweet treat in the CI Kitchen today courtesy of our U of I Chef. It's sure to be Simple Gourmet.
With the arrival of spring just weeks away, it's time to start thinking about digging into our gardens.
Get in tune with Champaign's new guitar store.
Artist Brandy Kristin performs on the ciStage.
Joe Barlow shows us Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Café
Crafting is getting more high tech and easier to create crafts.
The last teacher we're honoring in our teacher contest was nominated by a senior at Unity High School. Learn how Coach Bass is Making the Grade.
Back again to perform a few songs is Gilly Burch as Tracy and Olivia Nelshoppen as Motormouth Maybelle.
Central Illinois youth are gearing up for a fun production taking place at the Virginia Theater next month!
Joe Barlow becomes a nail tech in today's Joe Do My Job.
This year marks the second annual Piatt County Antique Tour.
Chief Meteorologist Derick Fabert is whipping up a happy hour cocktail.
Meteorologist Lisa Meadows is in the CI Kitchen with a dinner the kids are sure to enjoy.
Meteorologist Mike Taylor is in the CI Kitchen whipping up a spin on a classic soup recipe.
Joe Barlow was inspired to make an artistic creation for Ellen.
Joe Barlow shares the sights and sounds from Monday's Ellen visit.
A new take on an original restaurant excites with popular dishes and an upbeat atmosphere.
A local organization is calling out to all art lovers for a late-night fundraiser.
You don't have to go far to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. All it takes is scraps from your home.
It's time to get moving with the Chix in Training.
chambanamoms is back with tips on where your kids can have fun this summer break, as well as answering any questions regarding the school lottery.
Young dogs need new tricks to help with behavior.
If you're planning a dinner party soon, Colleen Hatton has a chicken dish perfect for entertaining.
With 300 homeless youth in Champaign-Urbana, one U of I grad is leveraging her economics background and passion for social activism to solve the issue.
The importance of an agriculture education with Champaign County Farm Bureau.
Understanding the importance of good dental health.
U of I Alum and Ellen Correspondent Jeannie Klisiewicz comes home. Exciment started building last Friday when Ellen tweeted abouta beautiful Monday in Illinois.
There is more than one way to make music. A mandolin maker of Tuscola shows us how.
It's that time of year to let go of those long locks and try out a new shorter style.
The DeWitt County Museum is celebrating black history month by remembering history's heroes from the Central Illinois area, including Andrew Jackson Smith.
A look behind the scenes of the show recording
Ellen brings her show to the U of I.
Put your stamp on a creative card for that someone special.
Creating a warm home without breaking the bank.
We're making a twist on your ordinary spinach salad in today's Simple Gourmet.
Joe Barlow learned about the Hayes of old.
This week's Teacher comes from Cerro Gordo Schools
John Bizarre is in from Vegas to perform his comedy routine at Red Hot Winter.
Michael's is here to help us get creative this afternoon with putting together a fairy garden.
The Crazy Johnny Band is back with a preview of what you can expect at their next show at the Sidney Saloon.
Calling all Princesses! Miss Georgetown Fair Queen requests your presence at a luncheon.
Joe Barlow takes us to the Watseka Theater.
Now is the time sign up to play ball this season.
Fitness Coach, Lindy Gault, is back with tips on getting fit at any age.
The University of Illinois Student Athletic Advisory Committee is gearing up to host the fifth-annual Illini Jock Jams!
Make plans to visit Scovill Zoo's opening day April 5th.
Dreaming of a day on the lake. Make it a reality when you visit the Boat Show in Springfield and The Boat Dock.
Our guest chef is using simple ingredients to whip up a heart healthy recipe in honor of February being heart health month.
If you recently got some new bling for Valentine's Day, find out in today's Angie's List Report how you can make sure you have it valued correctly.
If you or someone you know is getting married soon, learn how you could win a chance to win $2,000 in flowers for your wedding from House of Flowers.
We're getting a preview of the upcoming Red Hot Winter show with a performance from the band, Prince Knight.
Joe Barlow takes us to The Upper Bout in Champaign
Our U of I chef is back with a recipe that gives your ordinary chicken a little kick!
Heather Roberts is testing out homemade baby wipes found on Pinterest. Will this pin be a pinworthy win or a big time fail?
The students at Unity High School are gearing up for their big All Out A Capella Event taking place this weekend in Tolono.
It's time to meet the second teacher nominated in our Making the Grade contest!
Upshot is back with another song that you may just hear at this year's Red Hot Winter.
There's a great opportunity coming up to get your hands on some unique literature for your young readers. It's time for the Annual Book Sale at the U of I Center for Children's Books!
There's still time to craft something special for your valentine at The Pottery Place.
We're testing out a game entered in the board game competition hosted by CUDO Plays.
Local gamers recently had an opportunity to create a new, original board game. Time to test them out!
With Red Hot Winter less than a week away, we get a preview performance from one of the bands, Upshot.
In honor of the holiday dedicated to lovebirds everywhere, Joe Barlow decides to try his hand at couple's counseling.
He's a world-famous architect who designed a home in Springfield for music-loving social reformer Susan Lawrence Dana. A century later, the music returns with a series called Made for Music, debuting this weekend. ciLiving's Matt Metcalf got a tour of the home and a preview of the first concert featuring seven-time Grammy Award-winning Paul Wertico of Wertico Cain & Gray.
Hobbico E-Fest is coming this weekend!
A viewer wants to know if chief meteorologist gets blamed from the crummy weather...
Interested in starting up your own business? Today's Business Insider has tips.
Two Unity High School students are hoping to raise awareness of the homeless situation in central Illinois.
The scoop on box office films RoboCop and Monuments Men from film critic Chuck Koplinski.
The Wedge Tequila Bar and Grill mixed up some delicious margaritas and guacamole.
Why you shouldn't be afraid to address your back pain with your surgeon.