Update: 10:04 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A UI professor, who's dedicated her career to focusing on the air we breath, is getting a big reward.
CHAMPAIGN -- An afterschool program is getting a leg up in learning thanks to Dollar General.
URBANA -- An area hospital is getting millions of dollars for cancer research.
URBANA -- A grant used to help fund new businesses is about to expire and city leaders are evaluating its success.
ILLINOIS -- People who are visually impaired will have access to more resources at some libraries in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Adult literacy programs are getting additional help.
SPRINGFIELD -- A project, years in the works, just got a shot in the arm from the state.
URBANA -- Students at King Elementary will have a nice surprise when they get back in the fall.
DECATUR -- City leaders want to do away with some of the city’s biggest eyesores.
SAVOY -- Willard Airport is getting some much-needed cash.
CHAMPAIGN -- A 300% return on investments is a pretty big deal. That's how much one group says the community has benefited from special grants during the past couple years.
Update: 6:02 pm, 5/5/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- More than $200,000 is going to Unit 4 schools to help beef up security.
URBANA --The Urbana Fire Department is upgrading its rescue tools to keep you safe.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Cyclists will now have more room to roam after a grant they've been waiting for finally comes through.
Update: 5:20 pm, 3/26/14, Wednesday URBANA -- The Urbana Public Arts Commission is giving out thousands of dollars to artists and art programs.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is Taking Action to get federal funding to help fix and maintain roads.
GIBSON CITY -- Fundraising efforts are ramping up for a new pool in town.
ILLINOIS -- School districts have a chance to make your child's school safer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The University of Illinois is getting a new addition.
VILLA GROVE -- The city is preparing for flooding after receiving a $350,000 grant from FEMA.
ILLINOIS -- The state is expanding what it calls the "Welcome Home Heroes" program.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Unit 4 hall monitor turned himself into police after they say he inappropriately touched a 13-year old student.
GIFFORD -- People met Monday night to discuss how recovery is going.
ILLINOIS -- The state is rolling out good news form some homeowners who need repairs.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A UI program is getting $3 million to boost research.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some teachers are getting extra help to fund special projects this year.
SPRINGFIELD -- The University of Illinois Springfield is getting more than a half million dollars from the state.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Millions of dollars will be headed to victims for relief. It's part of a new grant.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the country could soon be rewarded for keeping kids safe from allergies.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new federal grant could help keep millions of your tax dollars from ending up in the wrong hands.
GIBSON CITY -- Teen drivers are working to spread an important safety message and you could help them win a grant by voting online.
DANVILLE -- Part of an area hospital will be closed for six weeks.
CHAMPAIGN -- The police department will put more emphasis on catching drunk drivers.
URBANA -- Governor Pat Quinn stopped by the area to announce millions of dollars worth of new funding as part of a program to fix roads and bring news jobs to the area.
SPRINGFIELD -- More students will now be able to visit the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.
DANVILLE -- An area hospital is about to get a facelift.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state will get nearly $540,000 to make fresh, locally-grown produce available to all.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area agency is glad to have more money to help people get a new home.
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.
FISHER -- People here need your help crossing the finish line on their stadium renovation project.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Veterans are getting relief from the state.
DANVILLE -- The city is back to square one when looking for ways to pay for new police officers.
MONTICELLO -- The Allerton Public Library is going high-tech.
CHICAGO -- Illinios hopes to be at the forefront of helping kids at risk.
CHAMPAIGN -- After being forced to cut millions from schools, district leaders for Unit 4 have some good news on the horizon.
SPRINGFIELD -- State officials are looking into whether a group took advantage of a huge grant.
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost half the state's budget goes to grants.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A new grant will help UI better diagnose breast cancer.
URBANA -- Provena is going beyond the hospital and into the community.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- $100 million. That's how much the UI Engineering department is getting as a gift in honor of alumni William Grainger who graduated in 1919.