Another faith-based film and an intriguing horror flick are in area theaters this week. Here to tell us about Heaven is for Real and Oculus is film critic Chuck Koplinski.
Jesse White awarded more than $670,000 in an “Another Opportunity for Back 2 Books” grant. See if a library near you made the list.
Alan Tammen is a 3 time winner of the President's service award.
Film Critic Chuck Koplinski reviews the weekend's box office.
IHOP’s New Brioche French Toast
Today(4-15) Is Tax Day, The Final Day That You Can File Your Return. but What Should You Do With Your Return If You Get One? Kevan Melchiorre, A Certified Financial Planner From Busey Bank Is Here With Us This Morning.
Dr. Nathan walker from Christie Clinic joins us to answer your medical questions.
The Robeson Road Runners are getting ready to take on the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon 5K.
Rodney Davis joined us live in studio to talk about equal pay and budgeting.
The Crisis Nursery needs your help -- especially as we get closer to the summer.
Farmers and Landownder are getting a chance to improve the water quality in Central Illinois.
Bob Rowe from Classic Events Catering shows us how to make vanilla bean panna cotta and puts a fresh twist on favorite cocktail.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- Are your spring-time sniffles more than just allergies? Carle Hospital explains the differences between allergies and a cold.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY-- A group that advocates for children involved in court cases needs your help.
CHAMPAIGN-- Don't worry about overdoing it with this veggie dip, it's packed full of nutrition not pounds.
ILLINOIS-- It's National Equal Pay Day which marks how long into 2014 woman would have to work to catch up with what a man made last year.
Elaine lost the weight she put on during chemo therapy by walking.
Bob Rowe with Classic Events Catering
Two heroes of a very different sort are on area big screens this weekend. Here to tell us about Captain America 2 and Noah is film critic Chuck Koplinski. Captain America 2 and Noah.
Morning Show Preview: World's Largest Softball Tailgate
Update: 6:30 pm CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Four people were hurt in an accident on I-74 Thursday morning, just east of Ogden.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Research shows a person's political leanings may start at birth.
ST. JOSEPH -- Marilyn DeWeese from St. Joseph is worried that losing her town's only doctor will also mean losing care that took a long time to find.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- MoneySmart Week is coming to Central Illinois. People with have the chance to get free advice about their finances.
The U of I Police Department is taking part in Special Olympics' biggest fundraiser of the year.
Research Shows you could be pre-disposed to align with a certain party because of where you're born. We are joined by Political Science Professor at the University of Illinois, Jeffrey Mondak, to help us put this theory "In Perspective."
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- If you're looking to help out your community, it's important to find the right volunteer opportunity.
Wells can be dangersous if they're not taken care of. So we're learning more about how to properly maintain them so you're protecting yourself and others.
Chuck Koplinski reviews the weekend's box office
Make reaching for a chocolaty-peanut buttery snack better for your child's health by using this better-for-you recipe.
ILLINOIS-- Republicans are bracing for more taxes when Governor Quinn lays out his budget plan for Illinois tomorrow.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- Project Read helps hundreds of adults get tutoring, but to continue its mission, it needs you to give back.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS- The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon needs volunteers.
whether or not you're a runner.. you'll also have a chance to be a face of the race.
Family Services explains how serious alcohol abuse is among seniors.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- A fun fundraiser aims to educate people about diabetes and raise awareness about what it takes to fight the disease.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- The deadline to have health insurance is coming up, and if you don't get covered you'll face a penalty.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY-- The Champaign County Clerk is working on wrapping up Tuesday's primary election while also looking ahead to November.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- Republican Rodney Davis is looking to November. He clinched the Republican nomination in Tuesday night's primary.
Weight Watchers shows The Morning Show how to eat a healthy lunch on the go.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY- Polls opened for voters today at 6:00 a.m. and Champaign County's clerk says the day got off to a smooth start.
Art Mart shows The Morning Show crew how to pair paninis with new summer beers.
Morning Show Chuck Koplinski reviews "Need for Speed" and "300: Rise of an Empire."
Shopping for Prom and Spring formals at Bergner's in Champaign at Market Place Mall
Mike Lindemann is one man, but he's undertaking three very important jobs in the community.
Every year the American Red Cross responds to almost 70,000 disasters in the country. People in central Illinois know how important those volunteers are after tornadoes tore through the area in November.
Urbana Restaurant Week: Attie's Bar and Grill
Drew Wilder takes us into the kitchen of Cafe Zojo to see what goes into their quiche!
This year's festival will have a cajun flare.
Jesse Miller shows us how to gather finger prints.
$1,000 available for students pursuing higher education
Don't settle for a quesadilla that packs on pounds, try this lightened up version instead.
Learn how to make a dessert that will set your event apart from the rest. Bob Rowe from Classic Events Catering shows The Morning Show how to make bananas foster.
The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races are filling up.
Restaurant Week is underway in Urbana.
An area organization is working to make sure everyone has an education.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY- Champaign County Clerk, Gordy Hulten, decided to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. WCIA 3's Cynthia Bruno puts his decision In Perspective.
Latest: 6:18 pm, 2/26/14, Wednesday DELAND -- A Piatt County school is $10,000 richer.
Mardi Gras revolves around food, but there's a way to enjoy the holiday and keep your waist in check.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- Soon, people will be heading to prom in an effort to solve central Illinois' hunger problem.
Carol Ammons answers questions about the issues and addresses controversy over her candidacy for the state's 103rd district.
Cynthia, Drew, Lisa, and Jillian get an ice skating lesson at the U of I's Ice Arena in honor of the winter games.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY: Champaign County is the most educated county in Illinois, yet many students aren't ready for their classes at the local community college.
Champaign County is the most educated county in Illinois, yet a study shows that more than half of first time students at the local community college aren't ready for college classes.
ILLINOIS- Brown County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, and it has a big business to thank for its good statistics.
Doughnuts may be your guilty morning pleasure, but giving them a healthy make-over will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth.
A local group needs you to help area students tap into their potential.
Rachel Zubricky is looking for her 4th straight 10K win. But the reigning two-time runner up is hoping to finally catch her.
Chuck previews Robocop and The Monuments Men
Michael's Catering shows us how to make a sweet treat for your sweetheart.
MACON COUNTY-- High unemployment is plaguing Macon County.
Cattle Bandits play the Friday Jam!
Greg Boldt was denied health insurance because of his weight and high blood pressure. He was determined to get coverage for his family, and that meant getting in shape -- using any motivation he could.
Make sure you have enough money for retirement with these simple tools.
You probably use a mirror every day, but how often do you think about how mirrors are made? Our chemistry expert shows us how to make your own silver mirror.
There's a sweet day coming up, but The Morning Show learned how to make a dessert for the holiday that doesn't come with a sugar high.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS- You can help put a healthy smile on the faces of children in central Illinois.
Colin started running to lose weight, and now his motivation is growing -- a little more each day.
The 959 page Farm Bill contains a lot, but Steve Ayers breaks down the most important parts in Ag Answers.
How to refuel your body after working out.
GIFFORD- In the aftermath of November's tornado, one woman in Gifford says she was called to step forward and help others.
Four day festival to bring tens of thousands of people to Vermilion County.
Film Critic Chuck Koplinski previews Her, August: Osage County and Inside Llewyn Davis.
Film Critic Chuck Koplinski reviews Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along and Devil's Due.
Immigrants in Central Illinois need help learning English, finding jobs, and adjusting to their new home. You can help by giving back.
Parkland College students are getting ready for a big competition that gets them ready for the workforce.
An adaptation of a best-selling novel and the big screen version of a cult TV show are on area big screens. Here to tell us about Divergent and Veronica Mars is film critic Chuck Koplinski.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, but a group is trying to change that statistic.
The Third Wheels play a few songs for the Friday Jam
CHAMPAIGN -- Part Two: Pinewood Derby Preview
Update: 10:02 am, 1/20/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- After stepping down as chair of the Champaign County Republican Party, Habeeb Habeeb says he would like to see Kyle Harrison fill the position.
Keep your spirits bright this winter by being bold with your wardrobe.
CHAMPAIGN-- The Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club needs volunteers to help make sure area students have a positive influence in their life.
A few secret ingredients set this chili apart from the rest!
Lou DiBello and David Howie play your requests
During these long winter months, farmers have several opportunities to learn more about new innovations, techniques, and possible areas of concern in agriculture.
There's a shortage of mentors in Champaign- Urbana, but you can help solve that problem by giving back.
Update: 6:00 am, 1/13/14, Monday URBANA -- Police arrested five men in connection to an armed robbery and carjacking.
Crews have been working around the clock to clear snow, but those efforts cost the city a lot of money.
Rob Smith is donating his time to clean up snow around Clinton.
Saving for your retirement may mean you get more money in your pocket now.
Come home to a homemade, warm, and healthy slow cooker meal with this recipe.
Illinois police are ready to enforce a slew of new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1st. WCIA 3's Cynthia Bruno puts how they get ready to implement the laws in perspective.
Police were called to an accident on I-72 near Decatur Wednesday night.
Drew and his "Little," Ari, give an inside look into a mentoring session with Big Brothers Big Sisters
A man is taken to the hospital after a late night fire.
FILM CRITIC CHUCK KOPLINSKI PREVIEWS "THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMOG AND BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
Big Brothers and Big Sisters need help this holiday!
Blood donations are needed now, more than ever as students get ready to head home for the holidays.
The Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for your help to raise money for an education center to go along with its wetlands project.
PRP Wine International helps us with seasonal beverages.
RANTOUL -- A Dollar General and a Family Video were hit by robbers with guns.
Friendly reminders while braving the icy roads.
ISP District 10 reports 32 accidents in storm.
From a casual get together to a fancy party, Apricot Lane in Champaign shows us how to make sure we are party perfect.
Area volunteers are hoping to put on a Christmas meal for nearly 500 people, but they need your help to make it happen.
School board members will be voting on Central High School's new location tonight. President, Laurie Bonnett, tells us what goes into making the decision.
Treat yourself to a holiday favorite without putting on the pounds with this low calorie pumpkin pie.
There has been such a generous outpouring of support for people in Gifford affected by November's devastating tornadoes. But could all that generosity mean there's not enough to go around for others who need it?
Throw your cookie swap for a loop with these cookies with a kick!
Slayton's 4th birthday present is going to a bigger cause.
Whys Guy, Mats Selen, explains why your house gets so dry in the winter.
Chuck reviews holiday weekend movies.
GIFFORD- It may take some families months or even years to fully recover from the devastating tornadoes that ripped through central Illinois. When it comes to needing long term help, families have a place to turn to help them get through the tough times.
Kids in Gifford may have a hard time emotionally recovering from Sunday's tornado that ripped through town. Our family expert tells us how to help children deal with the disaster.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS- As people rush to volunteer and clear debris, doctors are reminding us that we need to be careful around the destruction.
Many in Gifford are without homes. Representative Chad Hays tells us how that will impact area schools.
Senator Mike Frerichs explains how the people of his hometown may be getting financial help with their relief efforts.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Champaign County United Way's CEO explains how to help storm victims.
The Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District is helping farmers learn more about cover crops.
LA Gourmet puts a unique spin on entertaining for the holidays.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- Police officers, former addicts, and state lawmakers all saw there's been a dramatic increase in heroin use in central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN--Students were evacuated from a U of I Chemistry lab after a container of chemicals burst open. The man in charge of the lab explains what happened.
Thanksgiving gives us a time to remember what we are thankful for and Michelle Madaras is showing us how to get into the spirit with today's D.I.Y. project.
Traditional coleslaw is full of fat and calories, but a few substitutions can turn it into a healthy side.
A new Urbana store will get you thinking while you're having fun.
The morning team goes back to the infancy of WCIA 3 for an old recipe.
This Local Leader plays in the band and keeps the show going for dozens of older music fans.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS- Mentors are making a big difference in central Illinois, but there aren't enough of them.
Just because something is broken doesn't mean it’s not useful. Michelle Madaras shows us how to make a mosaic mirror frame in today's Do-It-Yourself.
Make over your macaroni and cheese by sneaking in vegetables and fiber.
A comedy with an all-star cast and an import from Saudi Arabia hit area screens this weekend. Her to tell us about Last Vegas and Wadjda is film critic Chuck Koplinski.
Doctor and patient discuss the benefits of this new breakthrough procedure.
The Morning Show Team takes on a ghost hunt in Onarga.
A horror remake and an action flick with two veteran stars are on area screens. Here to tell us about Carrie and Escape Plan is film critic Chuck Koplinski.
In a couple of days many of us will be stock piled with enough candy to last the entire year. In this morning's Do-It-Yourself Michelle Madaras is showing us what we can do with it.
Give fall the boot with cute boots from Macy's.
There are some new and unique clubs for your kids to join.
Part One: "The Haunt at Bone Saw Mill" at the New Fluid Event Center
Getting back to your "pre-baby" weight can be difficult. Weight Watchers shows us how you can make healthy choices, keep some treats in your diet, and still shed pounds.