SPRINGFIELD -- Police departments are using more than just squad cars and guns in the fight against crime. Now, many are stepping up their game and going military.
URBANA -- Construction on Windsor Road coincided with the start of school. Work got underway this week and some parents say the timing just isn't good.
ILLINOIS -- The state's debt from backlogged bills has fallen once again.
ILLINOIS -- Medicaid reimbursements in our state are causing a problem for the federal government.
CHAMPAIGN -- Men are conditioned to be the strong ones. Oftentimes, traditional gender roles or family members push them into believing they cannot show weakness.
MONTICELLO -- The dumping of ice water is usually how athletes end a game, but this is how one superintendent decided to start the school year.
Update: 5:08 pm, 8/20/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- The battle to get term limits on the November ballot could be over.
Latest: 6:03 pm, 8/20/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- People are tired of waiting for the train, especially the one rolling through town.
SAVOY -- Some parents had an extra obstacle on the way to school Wednesday.
ILLINOIS -- State retirees who saw a victory in court last month, may have another reason to celebrate.
Update: 1:20 pm, 8/20/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- Some schools have a brand new look this school year.
URBANA -- Police continue investigating the July shooting of a homeless woman.
DANVILLE -- Police are on the scene of accident on the ramp at milepost 215A from Illinois Route 1 to I-74 eastbound.
Update: 10:40 am, 8/20/14, Wednesday COLES COUNTY -- Authorities are asking the public's help identifying a bank robbery suspect.
COLES COUNTY -- Authorities want help catching one of their most wanted.
CHAMPAIGN -- The first day of school can bring out a range of emotions for your kids.
ILLINOIS -- Chances are, when you want to see a doctor, you might be treated by someone else.
CHAMPAIGN -- A lucky woman is a whole lot richer after cashing in a winning Lotto ticket.
ILLINOIS -- It's no surprise, but college costs are going up. So which school had the biggest tuition increase in the state from last year?
ARTHUR -- Students in Arthur won't be back to school for a few more weeks. When they do, they'll be dealing with consolidation.
CATLIN -- The school year is just about back to normal, and so is the heat. It's enough to become a problem for some in the classroom.
ILLINOIS -- The state is getting involved when it comes to protecting student athletes from concussions.
DECATUR -- Music blaring from cars seems to be a problem in the city. In 2003, leaders passed an ordinance to put a stop to it.
EFFINGHAM -- Police are investigating a rash of graffiti.
CHAMPAIGN -- A retired teacher is turning 100-years old.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- By the end of this year, tens of thousands of military service members will be heading home from overseas.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- A multi-million dollar settlement between the county and the family of a clown charged with sex crimes is one step closer to being reached.
ILLINOIS -- The first human case of West Nile virus is confirmed in the state.
Update: 5:03 pm, 8/19/14, Tuesday MACON COUNTY -- State police say information released from a coroner may hurt their investigation.
Latest: 5:02 pm, 8/19/14, Tuesday VERMILION COUNTY -- Two drivers were ticketed after a crash on I-74 Monday.
Update: 5:02 pm, 8/19/14, Tuesday HOOPESTON -- A semi-driver is facing charges for clipping cable and phone lines this weekend.
TOLONO -- A threat could present itself anywhere at any time.
Update: 4:21 pm, 8/19/14, Tuesday GIBSON CITY -- This Kid to Know's caring spirit is paying off for him as well.
Update: 12:06 pm, 8/20/14, Wednesday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Police remind drivers to pay attention in school zones.
Local nonprofits support ALS Association!
Update: 5:05 pm DECATUR -- The police chief is retiring after 28 years on the force.
Latest: 6:07 am, 8/19/14, Tuesday DECATUR -- The city council voted to reverse a decision to purchase a new communications system.
DANVILLE -- The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over social media, but is it all for show or are people stepping up and helping?
CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3's on air talent takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!
ILLINOIS -- Voting Democrat or Republican are your typical options in an election, but dozens of candidates from lesser-known 'third parties' apply to be on the ballot every year.
Update: 10:22 pm, 8/18/14, Monday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The fall semester at UI starts next week. Many international students are already moving in.
URBANA -- School starts in less than a week, but some kids won't get the supplies they need.
SAVOY -- A roofing contractor faces fines for work done in Savoy.
Latest: 10:13 pm, 8/18/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- A new homeless shelter downtown opened its doors Monday.
Latest: 10:01 pm, 8/18/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- People in the homeless community are scared after their friend was found dead; the victim of a homicide.
URBANA -- He fell in love with football at an early age. Now his playing days are over, but this police officer is passing his knowledge onto kids.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Illini Marching Band stepped off on a brand new field for the first time Monday.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- One in five people in Central Illinois use the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
URBANA -- The city may be seeing changes in the future regarding liquor licenses.
SPRINGFIELD -- When it comes to driving, being drunk could land you in jail. But sometimes, that doesn't stop people from drinking and driving.