DECATUR -- A Salvation Army collection kettle got a holiday surprise dropped in.
SPRINGFIELD -- As we get deeper into winter, it can be more difficult for families to find and afford fresh produce, so a local group is stepping up to help.
Update: 10:21 pm CHAMPAIGN -- Thanks to you, families across Central Illinois will have hot meals on Christmas Day.
ILLINOIS -- Friday was the first day of firearms deer hunting season.
CHAMPAIGN -- Families at St. Matthew's School came together to lend a hand to tornado victims in Gifford.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Kids in Ms. Kirby's class can't seem to get the tune "What Does the Fox Say?" out of their heads.
SPRINGFIELD -- When disasters happen, lots of people want to help, but if you're not careful, your good will could go to waste.
SAVOY -- Students are getting into the fall spirit.
CHAMPAIGN -- Something as simple as a "like" or "follow" on Facebook can help people in your community.
URBANA -- It isn't just students helping students. One senior citizen center is doing the same thing.
DANVILLE -- One swim team's loss is another's gain.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- There's a new guest taking up permanent residence on the UI campus.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The United Way of Champaign County passed its fundraising goal this year. Leaders say it's all thanks to the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area businessman is using his trade to support a good cause.
MOORE, OK -- It's been over a week since a tornado devastated Moore, Oklahoma, but before residents can rebuild, they have to first clean up.
MOORE, OK -- Thousands have answered the call for help after a deadly tornado ripped through Oklahoma.
CHAMPAIGN -- People all over Central Illinois showed just how big their hearts are, donating thousands in a matter of hours Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lisa Madigan warns people to watch for scams when donating to disaster relief funds for the Oklahoma tornado.
Update: 10:04 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- The school district is taking donations for Oklahoma.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Tornado victims in Moore, OK, are getting help from donors in Central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN -- Moms who usually have to go without, got a special holiday surprise.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- It's your chance to help a 4-year old battling cancer.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds got on their feet to support people with disabilities.
SAVOY -- A group is making sure kids have new shoes for school.
URBANA -- The Eastern Illinois Food Bank needs your clicks to help the hungry.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- A $300,000 gift will help people get the healthcare they need.
CHAMPAIGN -- Organizers say a baby shower for women in need this weekend was a success.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's a project one woman started from a personal experience, which now helps girls around the world.
CHAMPAIGN -- Roger Ebert's wife, Chaz, will host this year's Ebertfest.
Update: 8:45 pm, 3/29/13, Friday
GIBSON CITY -- The show is going on for the Harvest Moon Drive-In.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Central Illinois Foodbank got a major donation; one that'll help feed hundreds of families.
URBANA -- The shelves are stocked at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
URBANA -- A donation counting into the thousands will help feed the hungry in Central Illinois.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Other unions on campus support the striking workers.
RANTOUL -- A man is fighting back against scammers and trying to replace the money taken from his grandparents.
CHAMPAIGN -- The holidays are here, and the U.S. Marines are making sure needy families get gifts this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties and dressing up in festive clothes.
CHAMPAIGN -- Our Giving Tuesday Drive was a huge success thanks to you!
CHAMPAIGN -- A former client of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank joins us now.
CHAMPAIGN -- Vern Fein, one of the founding members of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank joins us.
URBANA -- People are reaching out to help neighbors in need.
CHAMPAIGN -- A funeral home is offering to cover all the costs to bury a 14-month old boy.
SPRINGFIELD -- State police got a strange bit of goodwill Tuesday.
WESTVILLE -- One school is giving victims of Sandy a "hand."
URBANA -- A Mahomet family is using their tragedy to help others.
CHAMPAIGN -- The homeless will get a little more help from the government this year.
CHARLESTON -- Children got a gift from the city's fire department; a new playground.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland students are helping feed families by feeding themselves.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month and there's a way you can help victims.
URBANA -- UI students collected food Tuesday for people in need.