CHAMPAIGN -- Police officers served up a free meal to families around the state Friday.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- One of the biggest fundraisers has raised more than $13 million for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
SAVOY -- A family is using its loss to raise money for a good cause.
MONTICELLO -- Finding cancer quicker and finding a cure is the reason hundreds in Piatt County raised money Saturday night.
DANVILLE -- The Boys and Girls Club of Danville is ready for a busy summer.
SAVOY -- The rain held off just long enough for an annual benefit.
Update: 4:06 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday SAVOY -- An area non-profit got a sweet boost after the holiday.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's been more than six months since a tornado ripped through the town of Gifford. Once again, people there haven't been forgotten.
VERMILION COUNTY -- Mutt Strutt for a Cure is raising money for cancer patients.
Update: 10:05 pm, 5/4/14, Sunday URBANA -- Hundreds of families marched to raise money for little ones in need.
CHAMPAIGN -- These were welcomed visitors Thursday at the UI Theta Chi Fraternity. The four-legged guests are service dogs with the Pet-a-Pup Program.
WATSON -- Her neighbors and friends are building a park in her honor. But they still need help getting to their $40,000 fundraising goal.
CHAMPAIGN -- A crosstown rivalry is heating up on the baseball diamond this week. No matter the outcome, the game will help a player's sister.
Latest: 6:17 pm, 4/16/14, Wednesday WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Some 8th graders, from Gifford, are getting the royal treatment during their trip to our nation's Capital.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI Ag students are giving back in a big way this month.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Some UI students took a lot off the top to help fight cancer.
CHAMPAIGN -- It was something straight out of the roaring 20's.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- It's not the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, but Thursday's race called the 5 OH 5K still gave runners a chance to lace 'em up.
Update: 10:06 pm, 4/6/14, Sunday URBANA -- Books from Central Illinois are heading to state prisons because of a few small donations.
DANVILLE -- A community honors a woman murdered four months ago, because they say, she would have done the same.
URBANA -- The 10th Annual Cunningham Children's Home Festival of Quilts got underway Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new bookstore opened in town this week and the owner says there's not another one like in anywhere in the country.
MATTOON -- An area radio station is using the airwaves to give back.
MATTOON -- Some students are hosting their 2nd Annual Spring Fling Bazaar.
DANVILLE -- An area church held a concert to raise funds for needy families in Haiti.
DECATUR -- A 4th grader couldn't ignore the sadness in a magazine article, so he's doing something about it.
Update: 5:42 pm, 3/13/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- People all over Central Illinois have been stepping up to make a dream come true for some former Carrie Busey classmates.
GIBSON CITY -- They're Taking Action in hopes of finding a cure for a rare disease.
Update: 10:20 pm, 3/9/14, Sunday CHAMPAIGN -- Bowl for Kids' Sake is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization.
Update: 10:04 pm, 3/9/14, Sunday CHARLESTON -- A family whose home was destroyed in a fire is getting a break form the community.
MOUNT ZION -- There was dinner and dancing at the Lion's Center Saturday night.
MAHOMET -- Almost 500 people took a dip in 30-degree water to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Latest: 10:15 pm, 2/25/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- It wasn't quite what they were expecting for the C-U at Home event, One Winter Night.
URBANA -- People in Central Illinois are coming to a band's rescue after some of their stuff was stolen.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The United Way of Champaign County will able to help more people.
BISMARCK -- A basketball team shed its blue colors on the court Friday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students at Centennial High School are on a mission to make sure everyone feels the love this Valentine's Day.
CHAMPAIGN -- Gold medalist ice sculptor Aaric Kendall, from Central Illinois, has been turning ice into art for years.
CHAMPAIGN -- Area chefs are putting their celebrity finishing touches on their dishes for a competition Friday night.
CHARLESTON -- Exercise is challenging, especially when you run in the buff!
MONTICELLO -- A woman who's been knitting since she was a little girl is putting her skills to good use.
WHITE HEATH -- These Kids to Know are banding together to help their janitor who's sick.
URBANA -- Children can get some holiday shopping done this time of year.
MORTON -- A group of Morton Middle School students is banding together to help their neighbors.
Update: 12:58 pm, 12/6/13, Friday BLOOMINGTON -- This week's benefit to raise money for tornado relief was a huge success.
DECATUR -- A Salvation Army collection kettle got a holiday surprise dropped in.
DECATUR -- Students at Decatur Christian School are "Standing by Silas."
MACON COUNTY -- The Red Kettle Campaign is off to a slow start.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army kicked off its holiday Red Kettle Campaign.
Update: 10:23 pm CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3 News teamed up with the United Way for a Tornado Relief Drive.