CHAMPAIGN -- Growing up, we all had our favorite meal we looked forward to in the lunchroom. Some food, not so much. It would often go to waste.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Hundreds of kids in the county don't have stable homes.
DANVILLE -- It took years to get it, but now there will be a new facility which homeless veterans can call home.
ILLINOIS -- More than 150,000 veterans in the country are homeless.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's hard to believe, but in the U.S., there are 1.3 million homeless school children.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new homeless shelter opened its doors downtown, just weeks ago.
Homeless families in Champaign County
Update: 5:18 pm, 9/2/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- An area shelter which has helped the homeless for decades has closed its doors.
Latest: 10:13 pm, 8/18/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- A new homeless shelter downtown opened its doors Monday.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A mother and daughter share their story after surviving homelessness.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new program starting this summer aims to help help those in need get back on their feet.
CHAMPAIGN -- Changing a city ordinance could bring new opportunities for hungry people.
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.
SIDNEY -- Two Kids to Know are taking up the cause of homelessness by sleeping outside.
DANVILLE -- A group which has a mission to help homeless veterans is revving up its efforts to get them off the streets.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than 30% of the homeless population is single women.
CHAMPAIGN -- A woman facing homelessness now has a place to sleep.
CHAMPAIGN -- Homeless shelters are available for both men and women in Central Illinois, but this time of year there's an increase in people who need their services.
URBANA -- Homelessness to hunger is plaguing Central Illinois kids.
ILLINOIS -- The state is now tracking, through public schools, how many students are homeless.
DECATUR -- Illinois' financial problems are adding to homelessness in the state.
DECATUR -- There's no place like home, unless you don't have one.
Update: 10:02 pm DECATUR -- A man was robbed and his family threatened at knife-point, but it wasn't a stranger.
URBANA -- A homeless couple who has been together for years tied the knot Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Local managers say panhandling is on the rise, and that way of life is putting a dent in their business.
DECATUR -- Dozens of homeless will soon have a roof over their heads thanks to one generous donation.
CHAMPAIGN -- For one day, people got a chance to walk in someone else's shoes.
CHAMPAIGN -- People will have the chance to help fight homelessness Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN -- People got a taste of what it's really like to be homeless.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Veterans are getting relief from the state.
TERRE HAUTE, IN -- One person is dead and another hurt after the dumpster they were sleeping in was emptied into a garbage truck.
BLOOMINGTON -- As luck would have it, a man who's been homeless for more than 30-years is now $50,000 richer.
DANVILLE -- A firefighter was hurt while battling a house fire.
FITHIAN -- A family whose home was destroyed in a fire last week now has somewhere new to live.
TOLONO -- A community comes together to help the homeless.
CHAMPAIGN -- C-U at Home is looking for volunteers to help with its "One Winter Night." event Friday.
DECATUR -- Volunteers counted the city's homeless Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- People in need of shelter on cold nights may have nowhere to go.
DECATUR -- A homeless shelter celebrates a milestone and its success in the community.
DECATUR -- It's stuff a lot of us take for granted, a hot shower, a big meal and a haircut.
LOVINGTON -- A family of six is homeless after a fire.
CHAMPAIGN -- A non-profit group is trying to help the homeless.
URBANA -- The United Way is teaming up with some area businesses to help the homeless.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some Kids to Know involved their high schools to accomplish a heart (and feet) warming gesture.
CHAMPAIGN -- The homeless will get a little more help from the government this year.
DECATUR -- A Springfield man is walking more than 100-miles to get people talking.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign County United Way has noticed a new trend.
DANVILLE -- Homeless veterans got more than just a helping hand Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN -- There's a new item on the menu at an area soup kitchen.
CHAMPAIGN -- This couple opened their home to strangers because there was nowhere else for this homeless family to go.