ILLINOIS -- How students are punished could soon change.
ILLINOIS -- Fewer kids might be riding the bus to school.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Fighting Illini has a new look and so far it's getting rave reviews.
ILLINOIS -- A new plan to expand gambling could be a hard sell for downstate.
ILLINOIS -- A new tax, expected to bring in big bucks, isn't quite stacking up.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of thousands of children in the state go hungry each day.
ILLINOIS -- There's a push to make life harder on bullies.
ILLINOIS -- IDOT wants to add some extra safety precautions for motorists when traveling through work zones.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of unused patrol cars are raising questions.
ILLINOIS -- High school juniors, bound for college, could be forced to pay a fee if they want to take the ACT.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are stepping up their efforts to crackdown on heroin.
ILLINOIS -- Looks like more jobs are on the way to the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Critics say "no" to a tax increase on fuel. They say it wouldn't just dig into customers' pockets, but hurt businesses as well.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is threatening some of its historic sites.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Cyclists will now have more room to roam after a grant they've been waiting for finally comes through.
SPRINGFIELD -- Law enforcement could soon track those who violate restraining orders just by hitting a switch.
Latest: 10:02 pm, 4/12/14, Saturday EFFINGHAM -- Sergeant Timothy Owens lived Missouri, but was originally from Effingham.
ILLINOIS -- Ticket quotas could soon be a thing of the past.
ILLINOIS -- Remember how high heating costs were this winter?
ILLINOIS -- If you're not already saving for retirement, some lawmakers want to help you get the ball rolling.
ILLINOIS -- On the heels of equal pay for women, Illinois' lawmakers are focusing on the rights of expectant mothers in the workplace.
ILLINOIS -- School districts are in desperate need of teachers and retirees are being asked to step back into the classroom.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn unveiled a nearly $9 billion transportation plan over the next six years.
ILLINOIS -- The push to force home builders to add fire sprinkler systems, could be put off yet again.
ILLINOIS -- State and federal lawmakers want changes to how disaster relief aid is handed out.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a lesson in politics for UI students.
SPRINGFIELD -- One lawmaker wants to ground some planes used by state leaders.
ILLINOIS -- Amtrak could add more destinations in Central Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- Military families could get continued support in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Law enforcement could be handing out smaller penalties to those caught with small amounts of marijuana.
ILLINOIS -- Charter school advocates were loud and proud at the Capitol Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- A bill allowing schools to suspend or expel students convicted of certain felonies passed the Illinois House.
ILLINOIS -- Politicians in the state have a lot of work to do to gain the trust of residents.
ILLINOIS -- Diseases, once preventable, are now resurfacing in parts of Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- The state's new concealed-carry law could already be helping people defend themselves.
Update: 4:03 pm, 4/7/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- Parks around the state are getting facelifts.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A Piatt County town is named one of the safest in the state.
Update: 10:10 pm NATIONAL -- Scientists say setting a good example for a child can go a long way.
ILLINOIS -- A new proposal could change the way officers handle traffic stops in the state. WCIA-3's Kelsey Gibbs tells us why.
Update: 10:05 pm, 4/5/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- Concealed-carry instructors and their students are being disqualified for improper training.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers want to shed more light on the state's high school sports association.
ILLINOIS -- A few missteps by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has the Quinn Administration looking to redirect the agency.
ILLINOIS -- More jobs could be created in the state. The government has agreed to buy the Thomson Correction Center.
ILLINOIS -- Many businesses never rebuild after disaster strikes. That is why a local lawmaker is proposing big breaks for small businesses affected by tornadoes.
ILLINOIS -- Hunters could catch a break if an NRA lobbyist gets his way.
ILLINOIS -- A police officer is charged with an elderly man's death a year after it happened.
ILLINOIS -- Prison advocates are taking their concerns to the state's highest court.
SPRINGFIELD -- Another way to pay for education is being talked about at the State Capital.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois is the only state that makes you hand over your license to police if you get a speeding ticket. That could change.
Update: 10:04 pm, 4/1/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- The state is tied with Indiana among those with the largest increase in gas prices.
ILLINOIS -- Truck stops could bring in more money for the state.
ILLINOIS -- Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to increase safety for emergency crews on the highway.
ILLINOIS -- Help is on the way for first-time home buyers.
SPRINGFIELD -- A nationwide push to raise the minimum wage made a stop in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD -- The last time you bought a car in Illinois, you didn't do business on a Sunday.
Update: 10:04 pm, 3/29/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- A temporary tax hike could be extended much longer than originally planned.
ILLINOIS -- Teenagers could have a hard time finding jobs in the state this summer.
ILLINOIS -- More homeowners in the state are being foreclosed on compared to other states.
ILLINOIS -- Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in Central Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- This weekend, Illinois State Troopers are doing something for the first time.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of elderly inmates may have a chance to be released early.
Update: 5:35 pm, 3/27/14, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of union workers from all over the state showed up at the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- More workers are finding jobs.
ILLINOIS -- A new report suggests Illinois residents are making strides towards better health.
ILLINOIS -- A newly released report recommends keeping juvenile sex offenders off registries.
ILLINOIS -- One of Governor Quinn's plans include the biggest investment in education in state history.
ILLINOIS -- A new report ranks every county in the state for its health.
ILLINOIS -- A former Illinois State Trooper hopes the fifth time is a charm when it comes to getting his license back.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is Taking Action to get federal funding to help fix and maintain roads.
ILLINOIS -- Gun owners could face a bigger fine if a new bill in the legislature moves forward.
ILLINOIS -- This week, some Illinois students are taking a test to help prepare them for a big change.
ILLINOIS -- The NCAA's Big Ten could soon become the Big 13 if a Senate proposal adds a third state university to the twelve team conference.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some over-the-counter drugs are used to make methamphetamine. Now, a new bill on the Senate floor could make it harder to buy allergy medicine.
ILLINOIS -- Homeowners will see an increase in flood insurance rates.
SPRINGFIELD -- Gun range owners are trying to keep up with demand as thousands of residents apply for concealed-carry permits.
CLEARWATER, FL -- An Illinois man is dead after his plane crashed in Florida.
Update: 10:42 pm, 3/22/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- When a couple gets divorced, the dispute over who gets the kids and when, can turn ugly.
ILLINOIS -- A plan to increase the minimum wage is moving forward.
ILLINOIS -- A state law is too broad. That's why the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act.
SPRINGFIELD -- A proposal to give seniors free hunting and fishing licenses could come at a cost.
ILLINOIS -- The general election is eight months away, but a lot of folks are already looking ahead at what will be a highly-contested race for governor.
ILLINOIS -- One of the biggest races on the radar is the race for governor.
ILLINOIS -- Republican candidates for governor are making their last push before Tuesday's primary.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois State Police will have zero-tolerance next month.
SPRINGFIELD -- A call to raise minimum wage in Illinois is coming from a Hollywood A-lister.
ILLINOIS -- County governments could lose control over where wind farms go in their areas.
ILLINOIS -- State Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to make sure every school district gets their fair share of funding.
ILLINOIS -- Nearly $1 billion was added to the Illinois revenue stream last year. It's because of the Attorney General's Office.
ILLINOIS -- School districts have a chance to make your child's school safer.
ILLINOIS -- They've been dubbed "cop-in-a-box," but supporters argue, speed enforcement cameras are an added tool for law enforcement.
Update: 10:05 pm, 3/8/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- This week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) shared the dangers of antibiotic overuse.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren is trying to get back some of the money it's owed.
ILLINOIS -- Lottery players can now win, just by playing the newest game to hit the state.
ILLINOIS -- A loophole some sex offenders are jumping through could soon be closed.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are moving forward to create an exclusion list of people for the Illinois Gaming Board.
ILLINOIS -- State police are pushing for zero deaths during Unofficial and are stepping up patrols.
Latest: 10:07 pm, 3/5/14, Wednesday URBANA -- Artists are trying to turn the demise of an historic tree into a money-maker.
ILLINOIS -- Concealed-carry is now the law in Illinois, but gun rights advocates are still fighting for more rights saying concealed-carry is just a start.
Update: 10:03 pm, 3/5/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A third woman accused of being involved in a tax fraud ring turned herself into authorities Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Ash Wednesday is when Christians get the sign of the cross marked on their foreheads with ashes.