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.
CHAMPAIGN -- Crimestoppers is giving business owners a major wake up call.
CHAMPAIGN -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties and dressing up in festive clothes.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families are running out of options in the days leading up to the holidays.
GEORGETOWN -- This Kid to Know is thinking of others, specifically troops who won't be home for Christmas.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are enjoying unusually warm weather in December.
URBANA -- Some kids took their turn holiday shopping while helping the community.
URBANA -- Drivers are getting an early holiday gift; free parking.
CHAMPAIGN -- If you're looking to give back this holiday season, Habitat for Humanity is looking for you.
SAVOY -- It's sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Small Business Saturday didn't miss out on much this year.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Stores are stepping up to help out this holiday season.
DANVILLE -- Thanks giving is just around the corner, but some are already looking forward to Christmas.
MACON COUNTY -- The holidays are a time to help the less fortunate, but that doesn't just mean people.
Update: 4:12 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- The first lights are now shining on the Tree of Hope.
SPRINGFIELD -- Dry weather is putting emergency crews on high alert.
DANVILLE -- Volunteers got into the holiday spirit today.
The UI campus is busy getting ready for Friday's "Unofficial" St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Illinois honors its favorite son today.
New rules for "Unofficial St. Pat's Day" at UI are an attempt to keep things under control.