ILLINOIS -- It's never too early to start saving for college. Two of the state's 529 college savings programs are ranked top in the nation.
A challenging economy has highlighted the need for all of us to have good money management skills, and it’s never too early to begin teaching those skills to our children. As parents, we not only teach our children how money works but we also convey to our children our values about money.
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.