CHAMPAIGN -- With this year's brutal winter, it's a great time to start planning a spring or summer vacation.
Update: 6:05 pm ILLINOIS -- Governor Pat Quinn's critics are saying his camp is looking at Illinois with rose-colored glasses.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's another failing grade for the state. It's finances aren't getting any better. In fact, we're at the bottom of the barrel in a new report.
ILLINOIS -- If you thought Illinois' financial woes would improve after pension reform passed, think again.
URBANA -- One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to get out of debt.
DECATUR -- Jobs may be leaving the city, but other improvements are coming to town.
ILLINOIS -- The state's credit rating is getting a bit of a boost.
NATIONAL -- When shopping at the grocery store, men should be wary.
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.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some parents are breathing a sigh of relief.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is a yearly tradition for a lot of families, but some have been forced to stay home because of tight budgets.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers will have to do some hard things to avoid a nasty state budget next year according to the governor.
CHAMPAIGN -- The city is gearing up for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The state's auditor general released the latest report about the University of Illinois finances. University representatives said they're happy with it.
SPRINGFIELD -- Legislative scholarships will soon be a thing of the past.