NATIONAL -- President Obama issued a notice Friday to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
ILLINOIS -- State Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman is receiving another big honor.
Update: 5:05 pm, 11/8/13, Friday URBANA -- People said a final goodbye to a musical member of their family Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is being honored for his work improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
CHARLESTON -- Two firefighters from the same department are considered some of the best-trained in the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are making sure the memory of Coach Gary Hembrough lives on.
KEWANEE -- Another honor for Illinois. Kewanee has been named the Friendliest Town in America.
CHICAGO -- A music prize will be named in honor of a UI students killed in an accident.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago International Film Festival kicked off the weekend with a tribute to one of the country's most beloved film critics.
SPRINGFIELD -- A local American Cancer Society staff member is getting national recognition.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A grand jury indicted a Watson man on three counts of murder.
CHAMPAIGN -- Roger Ebert may be gone, but his spirit will stay alive at the Virginia Theatre.
DECATUR -- The Annual Cruise 11 Car and Bike Show honors veterans, but Sunday, it remembered a well-loved pastor.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Park District was awarded a big honor.
SPRINGFIELD -- Each day during the State Fair, one person is chosen to be the Illinoisan of the Day.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area street has a new name. Part of Washington Street was dedicated as Honorary Erma Bridgewater Way.
RANTOUL -- A local man who spent most of his life making a difference, is getting a special honor.
CHAMPAIGN -- An Urbana man is one step closer to honoring his late father.
DECATUR -- Five teens were recognized for trying to save a life.
FAIRBURY -- A Livingston County Community is making history. Ground is being broken on a state-of-the-art fire safety complex.
LASALLE COUNTY -- Saturday, plenty of people showed one man's family his memory will live on forever.
WAVERLY -- A 4-year old boy got quite the honor Monday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A city street got a new name Thursday.
BROWN COUNTY -- The oldest active EMT in Illinois was awarded for her long-standing dedication.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thursday, hundreds of police officers from around the state paid tribute to those who've lost their lives in the line of duty.
CHAMPAIGN -- People were honored for being a STAR in the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- The city is honoring some local heroes Thursday night for the Annual STAR Awards.
CHARLESTON -- EIU is celebrating a national honor.
STREATOR -- A Central Illinois man is about to receive the highest distinction France can give.
MAHOMET -- A teacher got the surprise of a lifetime.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area investigator got an award from the U.S. Department of Justice.
DANVILLE -- "Downtown Danville Incorporated" revealed its Volunteer of the Year.
URBANA -- Sixteen people from in and around Urbana got a big thank you Thursday for helping keep the city safe.
CHAMPAIGN -- A woman is being recognized for her work in the community.
DECATUR -- The park district is being honored by the state as a "Distinguished Accredited Agency."
CHAMPAIGN -- The "Flag Man" is heading to the Capital to be honored for his service.
CHAMPAIGN -- WBGL is inviting you to remember Robert Reese and help support his family in the process.
CHAMPAIGN -- A big player in the community is being recognized.
URBANA -- The UI community is celebrating one of its most recognized scientists.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The sheriff's office recognized some of its best and bravest Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A 20-minute memorial service takes place September 11.
DANVILLE -- Native Dick Van Dyke will get the Screen Actors Guild's highest honor.
DECATUR -- Volunteering might not be Number 1 on everyone's to-do list, but you're about to meet a couple who makes it a daily priority.
DECATUR -- A teacher dedicates his life to his student.
DANVILLE -- Little Leaguers received a special honor.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's been a staple here in Champaign-Urbana for 157 years.