Today's topic is homelessness.
Could you imagine not having a peaceful, warm house to sleep in? It's a reality many people face.
CHAMPAIGN -- They take care of the people who need it most and they do it where they live. CU Canteen has been running for eight years, but they’re in desperate need of supplies and volunteers to help the homeless.
CHAMPAIGN -- Frigid weather came early this year. It means warming shelters have had to be prepared.
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.
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.