It's a way to limit the flooding but to many residents this retention pond and park is a lot more.
EFFINGHAM - People in town are talking about a cougar caught on camera.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group which helps young mothers got some financial help.
KANSAS -- An Edgar County community is rallying around its school. People voted to increase property taxes in this week's election.
FORD COUNTY -- Authorities are investigating an armed robbery.
WATSEKA -- A small town came together in a big way.
CHAMPAIGN -- The 8th Annual Disability Expo took on a new slogan this year.
DECATUR -- There isn't a flag flying in front of VFW Post 730, because the post was cut down and stolen.
CHARLESTON -- Two dentists gave away free dental care to the community.
Update: 10:01 pm, 10/1/14, Wednesday ASHMORE -- A mother reunited with the man who saved her life.
URBANA -- The state of unions at the local level is an issue in Illinois.
DANVILLE -- A group raised money for children through a motorcycle ride. They rode to donate to the Children's Miracle Network.
FARMER CITY -- Dozens of drivers woke up to their tires slashed and police have no suspects.
Maria Martinez is giving kids the opportunity she never had.
Petry kicks off campaign today and joins Deb Feinen and Karen Foster in the race against incumbent Don Gerard.
US Congress discusses his time in central Illinois to help areas affected by November's disasters. Also discusses the Affordable Care Act.
URBANA -- Alma Mater is returning to her rightful post.
Update: 9:41 am, 4/7/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- In the Crime of the Week, police are investigating a shooting.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- MTD service is reduced during the University of Illinois Spring Break.
THOMASBORO -- He led the church which protested hundreds of military funerals and families hope this man's death brings change.
DANVILLE -- Most people can't wait for the weekend, but, for some kids, Friday comes with a lot of worry.
Latest: 10:02 pm ILLINOIS -- State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is doing his best to debunk serious claims against him.
Update: 10:07 pm, 1/30/14, Thursday URBANA -- Tree City USA isn't losing a tree without a tribute.
Whether it's for cold or snow someone has to make the call to close school. However what goes into making that decision?
Update: 10:06 pm, 1/21/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- Extreme temperatures are causing concerns for homeowners.
NEWMAN -- The small town didn't have a grocery store, so using money from her own pocket, a woman opened up shop.
Many of you were able to stay home from work today but not firefighters.
We talked with other emergency crews and they tell us hundreds of cars have been stranded on the road
"It's pretty cool, but it's really really cold. But i'm just happy to be in snow."
Accidents and white out conditions have closed down almost all area interstates.
Traveling with this much snow on the ground can be difficult.
A farm house caught fire this afternoon.
Road conidtions made it difficult to get to the gym today but that didn't stop some from getting their cardio in for the day.
Thousands around the state are without power.
The Champaign-Urbana mass transit district has stopped running. Services are suspended tomorrow because of the weather.
The weather is having an impact on the judicial system.
The last day of the year also happens to be one of the busiest for police.
URBANA -- Officers across the state are getting ready for a busy night. They'll be working to keep you and your home safe. They've come to expect the extra work on New Year's Eve.
A man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison after killing a woman in a traffic accident.
The teen accused in a bank robbery in Urbana says it was supposed to be a prank but police aren't laughing.
ILLINOIS -- Taxpayers will get a breakdown on state spending when they open up our tax returns next year.
A U of I building receives the nation's highest "green building" honor.
Its the final day for state officials to officially honor a fallen officer.
One person is dead after a single car accident in Philo.
A charity in Champaign is robbed of donations.
Packages from the US Postal Service might not be on time this holiday season.
MAHOMET -- A man once called a hero is arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting minors.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies targeting visitors to a neighborhood.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's the biggest shopping day of the year, but while you're throwing those discounted items in your cart there could be a highly common disorder coming along for the ride.
GIFFORD -- Dave Benton & Derick Fabert spent the afternoon talking with residents who say they're glad no one was killed when the twister went through.