It is with great sadness that we tell you this. Our friend Dave Benton died this morning at his home.
UPDATE: Tuesday, May 26, 7:09 PM CHAMPAIGN -- Tatyana McFadden has already set world records and won Olympic medals, but now she's set her sights on a different kind of challenge.
CHAMPAIGN -- Emergency responders got into an accident of their own Tuesday.
MT. ZION -- High school students could be randomly tested for drugs.
DECATUR -- A jogger was mauled by a dog over the weekend.
DANVILLE -- Police made arrests for the break-in and vandalism of more than 20 cars.
Latest: 6:05 pm, 5/26/15, Tuesday DECATUR -- Police say they found the man responsible for murder.
DANVILLE -- Two Chicago men, accused of robbing an area bank, were in court Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Are charities really helping change people's lives?
SAVOY -- Video gambling can add thousands in tax revenue for cities, but one area town wants none of it.
ILLINOIS -- As an aging workforce of nurses nears retirement, there might not be enough to replace them.
SPRINGFIELD -- Emil Ramlow and Zack Noll celebrate Memorial Day together every year.
Latest: 9:40 pm, 5/25/15, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- A family member of a shooting suspect speaks out.
DECATUR -- This Memorial Day, many people had the day off from school and work.
Update: 6:24 pm, 5/25/15, Monday ILLINOIS -- State police are cracking down on buckling up.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Champaign drug dealer is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Latest: 12:05 pm, 5/25/15, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- A teen who crashed a car into an apartment building is being charged.
Update: 12:04 pm, 5/25/15, Monday DANVILLE -- A school bus driver pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.
Latest: 12:03 pm, 5/25/15, Monday MT. ZION -- The body of a missing man has been found.
DECATUR -- One man is dead after police found him with several gunshot wounds.
NATIONAL -- A man with Central Illinois ties was captured by the FBI this week.
URBANA -- With the unofficial start of summer also comes the start of vacation season.
Update: 10:21 pm, 5/21/15, Thursday MACON COUNTY -- A playhouse is a fun place for kids to hang out.
DANVILLE -- A big name rapper is making his way to town.
DANVILLE -- A big-time WWE superstar is coming to town.
Latest: 10:08 pm, 5/21/15, Thursday SAVOY -- A chicken could soon be your next-door neighbor.
Update: 10:07 pm, 5/21/15, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- An area restaurant is still closed.
Latest: 10:07 pm, 5/21/15, Thursday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The Mahomet Aquifer is now one step closer to being protected from dangerous chemicals.
DECATUR -- Girl Scouts are serving up something sweet to those who serve.
URBANA -- A couple of young ballplayers are getting a chance to see what it's like in the big leagues, at least for a day.
DECATUR -- Thursday, dozens came to share the excitement of recognizing a soldier for his bravery.
URBANA -- It's a car and he got it for free.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- That would go into effect at the end of the summer.
URBANA -- If you're looking to do some spring cleaning, a community shred day could make it easy on you.
URBANA -- Students out for summer break don't have to go hungry.
ILLINOIS -- IDOT is pitching in to make your drive a little safer this weekend.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.
DANVILLE -- Mark your calendars!
CHAMPAIGN -- Officers are moving forward with new plans to keep the city safe.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Alma Mater statue is a popular destination on campus.
Update: 5:03 pm, 5/21/15, Thursday HOOPESTON -- More details have been released about an incident with police caught on tape.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- One of Central Illinois' premiere music festivals is adding a new element to its arsenal.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- How would you like to see the Rolling Stones and help a great cause at the same time?
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some brave high school students are making the pledge to serve their country.
GIBSON CITY -- Some residents have waited about 25 years for changes to their road.
Latest: 10:05 pm, 5/20/15, Wednesday MATTOON -- Getting to school is a gamble for some high school students.
CHAMPAIGN -- The area includes some of the spots we've seen shootings lately, so people around there say they hope their new council person will help crack down on violence.
Latest: 6:30 pm, 5/20/15, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- If you use buses to get around, the cost of convenience might soon be a little higher.
CHAMPAIGN -- Project leaders want to help bring the ideas to life and help the concepts jump off the page.
VERMILION COUNTY -- This isn't the first time the Vermilion County Crime Stoppers has asked the public for help, but it is the first time it's asking the public for money.