RANTOUL -- They've been waiting months for this moment and Thursday was the day. Timing is everything to a farmer.
DECATUR -- Even though the snowy owl is not quite native to Central Illinois, more of them are ending up here.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A section of Interstate 74 is getting a makeover.
Latest: 3:37 pm, 9/25/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- The Attorney General is looking into the Jimmy John's security breach.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a retail theft. It happened about 4 pm, Saturday, September 20, at Zales, in the 2500-block of Wabash.
FAIRMOUNT -- The cool, wet summer was great for many crops, but not grape growers.
VERMILION COUNTY -- It's been a week-and-a-half since the Phases of the Moon Festival brought in more than 10,000 people to Kennekuk County Park.
ALTAMONT -- It was an exciting day as one teacher received the news of a a lifetime.
ILLINOIS -- A Democratically-supported bill which could change education funding in the state is getting opposition from its own party.
NATIONAL -- Senator Dick Durbin talked about his opinion on the U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
ILLINOIS -- A big election issue this year is what to do about the state's minimum wage.
COLES COUNTY -- Three children were sent to the hospital after a school bus accident.
Update: 8:57 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD -- The demand for qualified nurses has never been greater in Central Illinois which is why the University of Illinois-Springfield is opening a new program.
CHAMPAIGN -- There could be some changes on the way for an area park.
ILLINOIS -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing for changes to the state's criminal justice system.
CHAMPAIGN -- The only female officer at Parkland College is moving up the ranks.
FISHER -- An area school is getting security upgrades.
CLINTON -- The 46th Apple & Pork Festival is going on this weekend.
CHARLESTON -- Authorities are warning people to be suspicious of anyone trying to have you switch your electric supplier.
TOLONO -- An area teen could be getting his big break on national TV.
ILLINOIS -- More than 150,000 veterans in the country are homeless.
ILLINOIS -- The jackpot rolled over Saturday night and now stands at $225 million for Wednesday night.
Latest: 3:45 pm, 9/24/14, Wednesday MACON COUNTY -- A Decatur man faces decades in prison for murder with intent to kill.
EFFINGHAM -- Authorities are trying to identify a women whose body was found almost a year ago.
Latest: 11:53 am, 9/24/14, Wednesday FAYETTE COUNTY -- Marcus Battice was taken into custody early Wednesday morning.
OHIO -- Three men are in police custody. They're believed to be involved in a string of bank robberies in four states, including hold-ups in Marshall and Oakland.
SPRINGFIELD -- Times are changing for business owners. The push to go green is more popular and saving money could be the biggest reason why.
Latest: 10:32 pm, 9/23/14, Tuesday DANVILLE -- A disabled vet wants handicapped parking at the David S. Palmer Arena.
BELLEVILLE -- What's better than grilling up some brats on a fall day? How about grilling up a really *big brat?
ILLINOIS -- On the election front, gubernatorial candidates have debated a number of issues over the summer.
DANVILLE -- With all the advances in technology, some devices at Danville Area Community College are out of date.
CHAMPAIGN -- Robeson Elementary School had show-and-tell Tuesday night.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A new app could make a night on campus a whole lot more fun.
DECATUR -- Ameren is set to install 780,000 new meters across the state, but not everyone wants the new change.
Update: 6:05 pm OAKWOOD -- Quick thinking by a 9-year old made a life-or-death difference.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign School Board will have five open spots in next year's election. But, first things first.
Update: 5:46 pm, 9/23/14, Tuesday RANTOUL -- The village was handed almost 400 acres of land this month.
Latest: 5:43 pm, 9/23/14, Tuesday CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Farmers have been expecting a bumper crop after this summer's weather.
RANTOUL -- Rusty basketball hoops, cracked asphalt, weeds at center court.
Update: 5:04 pm SPRINGFIELD -- A top executive at St. John's Hospital has been charged with embezzlement.
Latest: 4:53 pm, 9/23/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- The Drivers Service Facility is back in business after days of being closed.
ILLINOIS -- Help for seniors is available.
URBANA -- A group focused on helping seniors is looking for help.
Update: 4:33 pm, 9/23/14, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- An oil leak at an area park is almost all cleaned up.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- An area candy store is in the running for a nationwide competition.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- An area contractor is accused of OSHA violations.
Update: 12:03 pm, 9/23/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- Police confirm a missing teen has been found safe and sound.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- A new program to help children on pre-school waiting lists starts Tuesday night.
ILLINOIS -- There's a state bird, state flower and even a state snack (popcorn).
DECATUR -- It's been a mix of success and challenges for Lake Decatur. As the city works to make sure it'll hold enough water, a new partnership could bring changes.