NATIONAL -- The US job market got a boost in February.
URBANA -- Many people say, to save some hard-earned money, they're cutting back on eating out this year.
NATIONAL -- Many of us are starting to get our tax refunds.
CHAMPAIGN -- A national search for a new fire chief is down to three finalists.
NATIONAL -- Staples is shutting down 225 stores in North America.
NATIONAL -- The SAT College Entrance Exam is getting harder.
CHAMPAIGN -- The FDA is proposing changes to nutrition labels.
Update: 10:05, 2/28/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- Gas prices are back on the rise and analysts say they'll only get higher.
ILLINOIS -- Snapping those selfies could be causing a big bug problem.
NATIONAL -- A new Winter Misery Index confirms what many of us know: This has been one of the harshest winters in our lifetime.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The University of Illinois is getting a new addition.
NATIONAL -- A massive bill to help veterans was introduced on the Senate floor Tuesday.
Latest: 10:13 pm, 2/24/14, Monday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- She's a correspondent for the Ellen Show, and Monday, her life came full circle when she returned to where she got her start.
NATIONAL -- The US Attorney General is proposing some changes.
CHAMPAIGN -- They're known for being colorful and making you smile and laugh, but clowns are becoming part of a dying breed throughout the country.
NATIONAL -- Milk prices are also expected to rise. Dairy analysts gay a gallon could go up $0.60 next month.
NATIONAL -- A growing number of people in the workforce are calling it quits.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- The ISS emptied the trash.
NATIONAL -- The demand for chocolate is rising and so are the prices.
NATIONAL -- A social media tool could soon have a big impact on college sports.
NATIONAL -- Most Americans plan to save the tax refunds they're expecting this year.
NATIONAL -- Toyota has announced a major recall including Prius model years 2010 - 2014.
NATIONAL -- General Motors is recalling about 780,000 vehicles for faulty ignition switches.
NATIONAL -- The country's largest cable operator wants to get even bigger.
NATIONAL -- Having your medical identity stolen is a growing problem.
NATIONAL -- A winning dog at Westminster came from Central Illinois.
NATIONAL -- The world is mourning the loss of an entertainment icon.
NATIONAL -- Graco is recalling nearly 4 million car seats.
URBANA -- A Missouri football player has dropped 70 spots in the CBS NFL draft projections after announcing he's gay.
URBANA -- The way people buy groceries is changing around the U.S.
NATIONAL -- Nearly 9 million pounds of beef is being recalled.
NATIONAL -- Friday, President Obama signed a sweeping $956 billion federal farm bill into law.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're less than two months away from the Affordable Care Act's health insurance deadline, yet young people still aren't signing up at the rate needed.
NATIONAL -- The latest jobs numbers show hiring warmed up a bit in January.
CHAMPAIGN -- Habitat for Humanity wants to do more in town and leaders hope a trip to Capitol Hill will help.
NATIONAL -- People from all over the world, and even outer space, are trying to motivate others to get fit.
NATIONAL -- If you miss a call from an unknown number, you might want to think twice before calling back.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some diseases many considered eradicated are now making a comeback.
NATIONAL -- Senator Dick Durbin (D) is teaming up with the UI's Student Senate to push for new legislation called the Affordable College Textbook act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The recent debit and credit card security breaches have left consumers uneasy.
SPRINGFIELD -- CVS is calling it quits on tobacco sales.
Update: 4:55 pm, 2/3/14, Monday NATIONAL -- Super Bowl XLVIII is in the history books.
NATIONAL -- Illinois' driving laws are getting our state some national attention.
NATIONAL -- After more than two years of talks, Congress is one step closer to finalizing a farm bill.
NATIONAL -- Illinois is one of the top states in business growth.
Update: 4:38 pm, 1/31/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- Towns denied federal disaster assistance after November's tornado outbreak could have a second chance to claim benefits.
NATIONAL -- President Obama says he has a plan in place to get those who've been unemployed long-term back to work.
NATIONAL -- The House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill Wednesday.
NATIONAL -- An athlete from the University of Illinois is going to the U.S. Paralympic Games.
NATIONAL -- The Better Business Bureau has issued a national alert about a new credit card scam.
NATIONAL -- Unemployment was a major theme in Tuesday night's State of the Union Speech.
NATIONAL -- Another retailer falls victim to a security breach.
Update: 1:46 pm, 1/24/14, Friday NATIONAL -- Josh Brent was sentenced to 180-days in jail and ten years probation for manslaughter.
NATIONAL -- Neiman Marcus says one million customers were impacted by a security breach.
NATIONAL -- The U.S. Post Office is raising the price of a stamp by three cents starting Sunday.
NATIONAL -- A UI graduate is making her TV debut.
ILLINOIS -- A virus which is attacking piglets is making its way through the state.
NATIONAL -- Nearly two million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheese Skillet Singles are being removed from store shelves.
ILLINOIS -- More people are turning to e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional tobacco products and it's sparking a statewide debate.
NATIONAL -- The cyber-security breach affecting Target stores may be more widespread than originally thought.
NATIONAL -- You can now download previous years' tax returns from the internet.
NATIONAL -- You will have to wait until the end of the month before you start filing your taxes.
NATIONAL -- Let the Oscar debates begin!
NATIONAL -- A familiar face from Rod Blaojevich's corruption trial is in the headlines again.
NATIONAL -- GM is investigating a problem which led to 370,00 trucks being recalled.
DECATUR -- There's yet another negative impact from this week's storm.
NATIONAL -- Target's recent data breach was even bigger than originally believed.
SPRINGFIELD -- The federal court in Central Illinois is giving millions back to the government.
ILLINOIS -- Homeowners are learning more about the condition of the state's housing market. For millions of us, it's in bad shape.
NATIONAL -- January is National Mentoring Month.
NATIONAL -- Many homeowners who lost their long-term unemployment benefits are struggling to pay mortgages.
NATIONAL -- If you shop at Target, be on the lookout for fraudulent charges on your credit or debit cards.
PEORIA -- The world watched as tens of thousands remembered Nelson Mandela last week.
SPRINGFIELD -- UI officials are keeping a close watch on budget talks in Washington, D.C.
SAVOY -- Making a cell phone call while in the air could become a reality under a proposal by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
ILLINOIS -- More people in the state are signing up for health insurance under the new healthcare law.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been trying to get a farm bill passed before they wrapped up for the year, but leaders now say, that won't happen.
NATIONAL -- President Obama is heading to South Africa Sunday to pay his final respects to Nelson Mandela.
NATIONAL -- President Obama issued a notice Friday to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
SPRINGFIELD -- The National School Lunch Program has undergone some major changes in the past year, but it's leaving some kids still hungry during the day.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some people took part in a national protest to raise the minimum wage.
CHAMPAIGN -- Millions around the world are remembering an iconic leader.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois tops a list your mom might not be too happy about.
NEW YORK, NY -- The Chairman, President and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Perry Sook, rang the NASDAQ opening bell Tuesday morning to celebrate ten years of trading.
NATIONAL -- Authorities have a warning if you sit in your car to stay warm during the winter.
SPRINGFIELD -- Low credit ratings, high unemployment and a soaring pension liability are just some of the reasons why a new study ranks Illinois as one of the worst run states in the country.
NATIONAL -- There's a voluntary recall for a baby monitor after the deaths of two children.
SPRINGFIELD -- The White House is finally releasing figures of how many people signed up for healthcare reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- When disasters happen, lots of people want to help, but if you're not careful, your good will could go to waste.
NATIONAL -- Iowa's governor slammed Obamacare and the State of Illinois Tuesday night.
NATIONAL -- The House Oversight Committee made it clear the President's healthcare system wasn't ready to launch.
NATIONAL -- A study says older people are texting while driving as much as teenagers.
NATIONAL -- You may want to take a closer look at your kid's Facebook and Twitter pages before they send out college applications.
NATIONAL -- Honda is recalling 344,000 Odyssey minivans for a sensor issue.
NATIONAL -- The cost of child care is so high in some parts of the country, it's now more expensive than tuition at some state colleges.
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost 50-million people in the country rely on federal help to feed their families.
NATIONAL -- There is some good economic news to report. The federal deficit is at its lowest level since 2008.
NATIONAL -- The world is headed for a wine shortage.
NATIONAL -- Since President Obama took the oath of office, his approval ratings have declined significantly.
NATIONAL -- Congressman John Shimkus (R) was part of a heated hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.