URBANA -- Three people were arrested on federal charges in connection to an alleged kidnapping hoax last month.
NATIONAL -- People looking to get re-certified as USDA Organic farmers will save some money.
NATIONAL -- A senator from Illinois is urging Washington for a tax hike on tobacco products.
NATIONAL -- A majority of Americans say it's time to increase the federal minimum wage.
Latest: 4:30 pm, 5/29/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- He watched federal agents raid his business.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A California man will spend more than two years in federal prison for lying to a Rantoul Bank.
URBANA -- An Indiana man was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for kidnapping a Champaign girl last year.
MACON COUNTY -- A Bloomington man is going to prison for ten years.
ILLINOIS -- State and federal lawmakers want changes to how disaster relief aid is handed out.
ILLINOIS -- More jobs could be created in the state. The government has agreed to buy the Thomson Correction Center.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is Taking Action to get federal funding to help fix and maintain roads.
Update: 10:03 pm, 3/5/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A third woman accused of being involved in a tax fraud ring turned herself into authorities Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The University of Illinois is getting a new addition.
Latest: 10:06 pm, 2/16/14, Sunday ILLINOIS -- The state is planning to roll out a major Medicaid overhaul this year, but some healthcare providers say it's all happening too fast.
BLOOMINGTON -- An area man faces charges of receiving child pornography.
SPRINGFIELD -- The federal court in Central Illinois is giving millions back to the government.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been trying to get a farm bill passed before they wrapped up for the year, but leaders now say, that won't happen.
URBANA -- An Indiana man pleaded guilty to serial armed bank robbery in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- A former Taylorville school bus driver has been indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and child pornography.
ILLINOIS -- The governor is requesting federal aid for areas affected by tornadoes.
NATIONAL -- The deal ending the government shutdown may not have put a dent in Obamacare, but the battle over implementing the healthcare coverage law is not over.
SPRINGFIELD -- Twenty-four hours after the U.S. Senate and House reached a deal to re-open the government, we have an idea of how much the shutdown cost.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hours after praising lawmakers for reaching a deal to end the shutdown, President Obama delivered another message.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers raised the country's debt ceiling in time, our state's top financial advisers say they're still keeping a close eye on U.S. finances.
SPRINGFIELD -- The crisis is over. Congress agrees to a deal with just an hour to spare.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have just hours left to raise the national debt ceiling before a default.
Update: 6:07 pm, 10/15/13, Tuesday NATIONAL -- U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R) will serve on a committee working on finalizing the farm bill.
NATIONAL -- The government shutdown is keeping most IRS workers home, but that doesn't mean you're off the hook for your taxes.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been almost two weeks since the partial government shutdown.
NATIONAL -- Families who've lost loved ones serving our country are now being hit with another blow.
CHAMPAIGN -- The government shutdown could hurt area home builders.
CHAMPAIGN -- Housing experts recommend potential buyers get pre-approved for a mortgage since the process is slowing down as a results of the government shutdown.
SPRINGFIELD -- Our state's biggest business is feeling the impact of the government shutdown, now entering its second week.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the biggest ripple effects of the government shutdown has been in the tourism industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The government is shutdown for the fifth day. Congress is having a tough time reaching an agreement while thousands are out of work.
SPRINGFIELD -- House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation to help furloughed workers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of federal workers thought they'd be back on the job by now, but as days go by, their hope for a quick resolution to the shutdown is starting to fade.
CHAMPAIGN -- The government shutdown could affect a program struggling moms count on.
Update: 1:42 pm, 10/3/13, Thursday NATIONAL -- President Obama went on the offensive Thursday against house republicans.
SPRINGFIELD -- With about a year before a big election, a government agency monitoring elections is also closed because of the federal shutdown.
SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of federal workers were sent home Tuesday because of the government shutdown.
SPRINGFIELD -- The government shutdown could also change your travel plans.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Three men were indicted on federal drug charges.
SPRINGFIELD -- Millions of your tax dollars ended up in the wrong hands. A former top aide for the state's Department of Public Health faces federal corruption charges.
ILLINOIS -- Roads, air and waterways could soon be safer.
LITTLETON, CO -- Rod Blagojevich's lawyers are working to meet a deadline to appeal.
SPRINGFIELD -- The federal government is calling on librarians around the country to help sign people up for insurance under the nation's healthcare overhaul.
NATIONAL -- Central Illinois students might not be able to enjoy sugary snacks between class.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man was convicted of robbing two banks last year.
DECATUR -- Housing might be harder to come by for low-income families.