ROBINSON -- Jaxon Sharma died of Pearson syndrome before his first birthday. Now his family is trying to spread the word about his rare disease so others don't have to deal with the same thing.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A group of people honored a former UI coach in a special way Friday.
URBANA -- Big changes are coming to an area park.
CHAMPAIGN -- People came to a memorial at the library Tuesday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- They are role models and an inspiration to those who meet them.
DANVILLE -- A community honors a woman murdered four months ago, because they say, she would have done the same.
RAYMOND -- A Central Illinois rest stop has a new name.
URBANA -- Carle Hospital is being recognized as one of the top in the nation.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI campus is leading the way when it comes to keeping students safe.
CHICAGO -- Journalists honored Roger Ebert Tuesday night.
ILLINOIS -- A bill being proposed in the state legislature would honor a fallen officer.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is honoring late film critic Roger Ebert.
MATTOON -- A teacher is being honored for getting her community's noses in the books.
URBANA -- Not all of us are lucky enough to have a day in our honor. Michael Pollock is one of the lucky ones.
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.