Update: 6:03 pm, 11/18/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of people packed the Capitol Rotunda to help change the state's education reform system.
ILLINOIS -- As we reflect on the sacrifices of our many veterans, the state still lacks financial resources for all of them.
Update: 10:06 pm URBANA -- Police are getting closer to using tasers.
ILLINOIS -- Are schools in the state getting the funding they need? Many parents would say "no."
Update: 6:18 pm, 10/13/14, Monday ILLINOIS -- When it comes to funding small business, Illinois gets high marks.
Many mental health facilities in the state closed because of a lack of state funding.
Trying to close the gap between mental health needs and services is often a challenge.
Update: 5:33 pm, 9/29/14, Monday SPRINGFIELD -- There's more debate over how the state should pay for education giving each school a more equal share.
ILLINOIS -- A Democratically-supported bill which could change education funding in the state is getting opposition from its own party.
URBANA -- A local sports program could be in jeopardy if it can't get the funding it needs.
ILLINOIS -- A new coalition has formed to save Illinois education.
Update: 5:01 pm, 9/12/14, Friday CHAMPAIGN -- Soon, patrons may have to pay for some things they want to borrow from the library.
Update: 10:09 pm ILLINOIS -- The state loses millions when teachers leave the job early and a program designed to help keep teachers on board has been eliminated in most districts.
MACON COUNTY -- A lack of money is a problem for a lot of schools and students are dealing with the sacrifices being made.
ILLINOIS -- More funding is on its way to help military programs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools are finally getting money owed to them on time. It's the first time it's happened since 2007.
Update: 3:46 pm, 6/19/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Poison Center will remain open.
ILLINOIS -- A bill to fix the state's education funding system passed the Senate Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers hit another bump as they work on how to pay for schools.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Police are on their toes, ready for anything. One thing taking officers by surprise is the thought federal funding for bulletproof vests could be cut.
ILLINOIS -- A group of Illinois' superintendents is voicing its support for a new school funding formula.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are getting an earful from citizens on a variety of issues.
CHAMPAIGN -- The debate over the future of the Champaign Public Library and its financial woes continues.
DANVILLE -- A lack of school funding across the state isn't getting any better. Now another central Illinois district is trying to make ends meet.
GIBSON CITY -- Fundraising efforts are ramping up for a new pool in town.
DANVILLE -- A new development could be cause for a new road in town.
ILLINOIS -- For the second time, FEMA has denied the state's appeal for funding to help towns affected by November's tornadoes.
NATIONAL -- A massive bill to help veterans was introduced on the Senate floor Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are taking aim at school funding saying the current system is unfair.
SPRINGFIELD -- State school officials are asking the legislature for a more than $1 billion increase in funding.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts in our area say they don't get as much state funding as they should, so a group of lawmakers is trying to make a change.
SPRINGFIELD -- UI officials are keeping a close watch on budget talks in Washington, D.C.
Update 6:00 pm MAHOMET -- School leaders say trying to fill the funding gap isn't anything new, but they hope state leaders do something about it before it's too late.
NATIONAL -- There is some good economic news to report. The federal deficit is at its lowest level since 2008.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the state are again preparing for less state funding.
URBANA -- Lack of funding has forced the Urbana Adult Education Center to cut programs.
NATIONAL -- We are one week away from a possible government shutdown.
LONGVIEW -- People usually turn to first responders when they have an emergency, but one Champaign County Fire Department is sending out a call for help for problems of its own.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hospitals strive to provide the best care for their patients. Now a state grant will help.
URBANA -- Urbana Middle School is getting some funding for its before- and after- school programs.
DECATUR -- A safe haven is in danger of closing.
CHAMPAIGN -- Dozens took part in a heated debate over funding for the public library.
CHAMPAIGN -- The police department is sending a plea to city leaders.
DECATUR -- Nelson Park is getting some extra money for a facelift.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are at odds over school funding and a new report adds heat to the fire.
ILLINOIS -- Pension reform was the big theme at Governor Quinn's budget address.
CLARK COUNTY -- An area school is closing.
ROYAL -- Parents are stepping up after finding out teacher positions in the district are on the chopping block.
URBANA -- Some projects for the new Crystal Lake Aquatic Center are being put on hold.
SPRINGFIELD-- Non-profits around Illinois are struggling to make ends meet. The state owes many of them millions of dollars in payments.