Update: 4:54 pm, 10/29/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Some schools in the state will split nearly $2 million.
ILLINOIS -- How a child develops starts at birth. That's why the governor is pushing his Birth-to-5 Initiative.
NATIONAL -- The federal government will spend $2 million on better school security.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College got a huge chunk of money Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- The fire department will have some extra money to spend on training.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state could ramp up roadway safety efforts thanks to nearly $3 million in federal grant funding.
DECATUR -- There's no place like home, unless you don't have one.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI will get $25-million for soybean research.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's National Guard headquarters is getting some security upgrades.
ILLINOIS -- The state will get nearly $18-million to help with early childhood education.
ILLINOIS -- The federal government is offering millions of dollars to emergency management agencies throughout the state.
URBANA -- Federal funds are giving kids a safer way to get to school.
SPRINGFIELD -- People with disabilities may have more housing options in Illinois thanks to a federal grant.
SPRINGFIELD -- Early childhood education is getting a big boost in Illinois, thanks to a federal grant.
DECATUR -- Eisenhower High School is showing off its big changes after getting a $6 million grant.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is getting a $1 million federal grant to help fight off cyber terrorism.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state plans to crack down even harder on people who take jobless benefits when they do not deserve them.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is getting some extra crash from the federal government to crack down on crime.