ILLINOIS -- Homeowners are learning more about the condition of the state's housing market. For millions of us, it's in bad shape.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The local housing market is getting better.
NATIONAL -- Home-buyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
SPRINGFIELD -- Recent numbers show unemployment has improved in some Illinois cities.
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage fraud is costing homeowners plenty. Thousands have lost their homes.
RANTOUL -- One bank plans to offer a way to bail out many homeowners.
Data released by the Illinois Association of Realtors shows January home sales were the strongest for the month since 2007.