ILLINOIS -- Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for Illinois teens, followed by marijuana and tobacco.
Update: 4:47 pm, 10/24/14, Friday VERMILION COUNTY -- Unemployment rates fell last month. The state reports rates went from 9.7 to 8.2%.
ILLINOIS -- A new law is helping state agencies crack down on businesses and retailers which aren't paying their taxes. One target is gas stations.
Update: 3:55 pm, 10/24/14, Friday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Those predictions of a bin-busting harvest are coming true.
ILLINOIS -- A major Central Illinois food producer is getting state recognition for its success in exporting.
ILLINOIS -- It's never too early to start saving for college. Two of the state's 529 college savings programs are ranked top in the nation.
CHAMPAIGN -- Staying cozy during the winter comes at a price.
ILLINOIS -- A federal court is stepping in to make sure IDOT is not hiring workers for political reasons.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Despite the hype surrounding Ebola, medical experts say there are other viruses you should be more worried about.
SPRINGFIELD -- Representative Raymond Poe will undergo an adult stem cell transplant in Texas.
ILLINOIS -- Requiring more time behind the wheel could be cutting down on teen-driving deaths.
SPRINGFIELD -- Body cameras for police and other authorities are getting more attention.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Protection from Ebola is on the minds of millions.
ILLINOIS -- With more cases of Ebola popping up in the U.S., medical staff in Central Illinois are on guard.
ILLINOIS -- Even though storm damage in Shelby and Macon counties may not cost as much as others, the state is trying to help.
Update: 6:18 pm, 10/13/14, Monday ILLINOIS -- When it comes to funding small business, Illinois gets high marks.
ILLINOIS -- The state is reviewing the first round of applications for people who want medical marijuana and demand is high.
ILLINOIS -- Recent reports say it could take Illinois years to recover from the 2008 recession.
ILLINOIS -- Millions are worried about an Ebola outbreak.
ILLIOIS -- The recent cold weather might have some people thinking "winter."
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a different kind of hearing at the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday. A singer with a family connection to the state's highest court helped rededicate the historic landmark.
ILLINOIS -- The state is among the worst in the country when it comes to nursing home care. It got an "F."
Update: 5:25 pm, 10/7/14, Tuesday MONTICELLO -- Trees in town are in danger of emerald ash borer infestation.
ILLINOIS -- The State Department of Public Health has gotten hundreds of comments about proposed regulations over the processing and sale of raw milk.
ILLINOIS -- There's good news in the fight against crime, but not for everyone.
Update: 5:26 pm, 10/2/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Friday there will be a hearing in Chicago discussing sports.
ILLINOIS -- Running into a burning building isn't the only concern for firefighters. There are long-term risks.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers must find a way to pay back millions of dollars to employees in five state agencies.
ILLINOIS -- Parents and caregivers are getting a warning from a couple state departments.
ILLINOIS -- The Secretary of State is urging college students and others to not use fake licenses or ID's.
ILLINOIS -- It's not been easy for the state to sell planes once used by lawmakers. There have been a few bidders and only two of nine have been sold.
ILLINOIS -- Some statewide ballot initiatives are receiving a lot of help.
ILLINOIS -- The scandal plaguing the governor's anti-violence program will be center-stage again next week.
ILLINOIS -- The state's corn harvest continues to lag.
ILLINOIS -- Thousands of people have signed up for healthcare in the state.
ILLINOIS -- It looks like fall is here.
ILLINOIS -- Cyber crime has reached all-time highs, but are people doing all they can to protect themselves?
Update: 5:33 pm, 9/29/14, Monday SPRINGFIELD -- There's more debate over how the state should pay for education giving each school a more equal share.
ILLINOIS -- This November, voters will decide whether to add rights for crime victims to the State Constitution.
DANVILLE -- Addiction comes in many forms. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports more than 52-million Americans have taken prescription drugs recreationally.
ILLINOIS -- The Land of Lincoln ranks as one of the top five states in spending on TV ads for state races.
ILLINOIS -- Busey Bank is getting bigger.
ILLINOIS -- “Business friendly" may not describe the Land of Lincoln after it ranks second from last in a new study.
ILLINOIS -- Millions of dollars are owed back to state retirees.
ILLINOIS -- Voters in the state started casting absentee ballots Thursday.
Latest: 3:37 pm, 9/25/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- The Attorney General is looking into the Jimmy John's security breach.
ILLINOIS -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing for changes to the state's criminal justice system.
ILLINOIS -- More than 150,000 veterans in the country are homeless.
ILLINOIS -- The jackpot rolled over Saturday night and now stands at $225 million for Wednesday night.
OHIO -- Three men are in police custody. They're believed to be involved in a string of bank robberies in four states, including hold-ups in Marshall and Oakland.