CHAMPAIGN -- The presents under the tree have been unwrapped and already people are back in store to return or exchange gifts.
CHAMPAIGN -- Around this time of year, many families spend their nights looking at Christmas lights. But a home is missing pieces of its display.
UPDATE: Friday, December 19, 6:56 PM CHAMPAIGN -- Volunteers handed out love and comfort, in the form of a backpack stuffed with all kinds of stuff. The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen gave them to hundreds in the community on Friday.
MAHOMET -- With Christmas less than two weeks away, many people have already finished putting up their holiday decorations.
CHAMPAIGN -- The true meaning of Christmas came through Thursday at Garden Hills Elementary.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Some holiday fun is just a phone call away.
CHAMPAIGN -- 'Tis the season for giving and some middle schoolers are getting in the spirit by lending a hand to families at Restoration Urban Ministries.
CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3 News is gearing up for our annual Toys for Tots Drive.
ILLINOIS -- Holidays can be hard if you're thousands of miles away from home. That's especially true if you're in the military.
The holidays are a good time to re-emphasize the importance of shopping locally.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some grade schoolers celebrated a Festival of Lights Thursday night.
Is a pet a good idea for a holiday gift?
URBANA -- Building a home is incredibly hard work, even gingerbread houses!
CHAMPAIGN -- Some kids are learning a little bit more about the true meaning of the holiday season.
CHAMPAIGN -- There were people driving everywhere on Friday, as the holiday shopping season officially kicks off. But what are the best ways to get from your house to the stores?
PAXTON -- A Ford County light show just started Friday night. Victor Johnson has been working on it for a month.
TUSCOLA -- More than 46 million people are getting out of town for the holiday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Get a sneak peak at the decorating in action.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- With the holidays just around the corner, people are looking for ways to share holiday cheer.
SAVOY -- Many people will be flying this holiday week. Some community leaders wish more of them were using Willard Airport.
NATIONAL -- Hitting the road for the holiday this week?
NATIONAL -- Plenty of people will be traveling for the holidays. It's a good time for a drop in gas prices.
ILLINOIS -- Getting around the state Thanksgiving weekend could be a little easier.
ILLIOIS -- The recent cold weather might have some people thinking "winter."
I am thankful for my family, for our many friends who we will gather with and for all of the many blessings that we have. I am also so appreciative...
CHAMPAIGN -- It's been a busy season for business owners around here.
CHAMPAIGN -- The people attached to these open arms, were handing out holiday cheer to those in need.
TINLEY PARK -- One Illinois family knows all about paying high electric bills.
SPRINGFIELD -- A local business is boosting holiday spirits this weekend.
URBANA -- It's the holiday season which means blood centers see a drop in donations.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families didn't think they'd have much of a Christmas this year, but thanks to the community, the Christmas tree won't be bare underneath.
SPRINGFIELD -- Historical preservationists have added some Christmas spirit to the Lincoln Home.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A teacher is doing her part to make sure people in Gifford have a Merry Christmas.
URBANA -- Children can get some holiday shopping done this time of year.
URBANA -- It's certainly cold outside, but a bit of warmth was added to a local park Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- The holiday season can be stressful for those providing care for a family member.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Tons o' Fun Band and Friends 8th Annual Christmas Show will benefit the Tree of Hope Campaign.
Instead of hitting the stores, more people are surfing the web for steals this holiday season.
RANTOUL -- Volunteers are putting together a special delivery for troops this holiday season, but they need your help.
DECATUR -- The 23rd Easter Seals Central Illinois Ornament is out. It features the Wabash Depot.
ILLINOIS -- If you've been on the roads lately, you may notice more state troopers than normal.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Family clashes come out more strongly during the holidays than other times of the year.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's not too early to get into the holiday spirit.
DECATUR -- You always know the holiday season has come when the sound of bells welcomes you to the grocery store.
SPRINGFIELD -- For most people, Labor Day is all about pool parties and barbeques. But for one of the state's biggest workforces, the day means much more.
SPRINGFIELD -- The high-traffic holiday has put some state road projects on hold.
CHAMPAIGN -- Millions of people are hitting the roads this weekend to celebrate Labor Day.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thursday marks the second day of Kwanzaa. The holiday was created in the 1960's.
CHAMPAIGN -- There are just a couple shopping days left until Christmas. Many people hit the stores to find some last-minute gifts.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students are taking a study break to spread holiday cheer.