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: 4:21 pm, 8/19/14, Tuesday GIBSON CITY -- This Kid to Know's caring spirit is paying off for him as well.
MANSFIELD -- Downtown was closed Sunday and for the past few days because of homecoming.
MONTICELLO -- It's called one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois. Now, Allerton Park has a new addition.
Latest: 10:02 pm, 8/14/14, Thursday MONTICELLO -- The school district wants to build a new high school. Now they just need voters to pay for it.
MONTICELLO -- Do you take care of your property? City leaders are making sure people are.
MONTICELLO -- The city is adjusting to the new medical marijuana law.
Update: 10:05 pm, 8/13/14, Wednesday ATWOOD -- Atwood-Hammond High School is coming down, but one graduate tried making a last ditch effort to save part of it.
RURAL CISCO -- This Kid to Know brings a Western way to Central Illinois in a big way.
Latest: 5:01 pm PIATT COUNTY -- First responders say a man died after being pinned under his helicopter. The crash happened Tuesday morning in a bean field about two miles north of Mansfield.
PIATT COUNTY -- Charges were filed against a Mansfield man accused of molesting two girls.
Update: 10:21 pm, 7/26/14, Saturday MONTICELLO -- Friends and family are remembering Chelsea Schofield.
BEMENT -- Drugs and violence worry neighbors near Memorial Park. Now the village board wants to take it back from the people they say are making it unsafe.
Update: 5:20 pm, 7/22/14, Tuesday MONTICELLO -- The school district is trying to decide what to do about the high school.
MONTICELLO -- Knitters have gathered from all over the country for four days of "cranking."
Update: 4:42 pm, 7/16/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Mattoon woman turned herself into authorities.
Latest: 10:07 pm, 7/8/14, Tuesday MONTICELLO -- It continues to be a bumpy ride for some drivers in Piatt County.
MONTICELLO -- Pesky mosquitoes are part of the great outdoors, but kids who stayed at the 4-H Memorial Camp came home with hundreds of bites.
MONTICELLO -- A norovirus outbreak means no camp this week for kids at the 4-H Memorial Camp.
De Land -- All residents are under a boil order until further notice.
MONTICELLO -- It was a day of grilling, bands and fun in the park in one Central Illinois town.
MONTICELLO -- Finding cancer quicker and finding a cure is the reason hundreds in Piatt County raised money Saturday night.
MONTICELLO -- A group of plane enthusiasts let their toys soar Saturday afternoon at the Piatt County Airport.
MONTICELLO -- Two dogs are finally ready to start their final chapter.
BEMENT -- Some people in town want to use their golf carts to get around.
WHITE HEATH -- Rain came down in a hurry Wednesday, flooding some roads and, at one point, an entire town.
ATWOOD -- Soon everyone will go their separate ways. For students at one school, a goodbye after graduation means more this year than ever before.
PIATT COUNTY -- An area fire department is awarded for going above and beyond the call of duty.
MONTICELLO -- Seniors at Monticello High School jumped for joy Tuesday.
MONTICELLO -- In today's busy world, a train ride can be a simple gift.
MONTICELLO -- It was terror for those working in an area flower shop Saturday.
MONTICELLO -- Farmers know there are dangers which come with their jobs.
Latest: 4:42 pm, 5/6/14, Tuesday BEMENT -- Students will stay put.
Update: 4:06 pm, 5/5/14, Monday PIATT COUNTY -- Three men are in custody after trying to pass counterfeit hundred dollar bills.
ILLINOIS -- One Central Illinois town is ranked one of the safest places to be in the state.
Update: 4:22 pm, 5/1/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A Champaign man who had tuberculosis won't have to stay behind bars anymore.
MANSFIELD -- Four different departments responded to a call in Piatt County Friday morning.
MONTICELLO -- Even with this week's rain, people in Piatt County are getting geared up for a weekend run.
MONTICELLO -- School districts across the area are feeling the pinch from state funding. So one superintendent is reaching out to others to help fill the gap.
CISCO -- A Piatt County family spent years trying to find out why Kayden Wilhelm wasn't feeling well. The diagnosis was just the first step. Now people in the community are trying to help her feel normal again.
DECATUR -- Everyone knows the war in Afghanistan is winding down, and while that's a good thing, it also means a lot more of those who are injured overseas will be coming home.
Update: 3:25 pm, 3/21/14, Friday MONTICELLO -- The high school is opting out of the national school lunch program.
BEMENT -- A science teacher's contract is not renewed, but it's not because of budget cuts.
PIATT COUNTY -- Police say three suspects are in custody in connection with robberies at area Subway Restaurants in Piatt and Macon counties.
MONTICELLO -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.
Latest: 6:18 pm, 2/26/14, Wednesday DELAND -- A Piatt County school is $10,000 richer.
BEMENT -- Police are investigating an armed robbery. It happened about 8 pm, Thursday, at the Subway.
PIATT COUNTY -- A man will spend a year under court supervision after pleading guilty to shooting someone with an arrow.
PIATT COUNTY -- A car fire caused traffic problems Tuesday afternoon.
MONTICELLO -- It's becoming more common in the headlines; teachers texting and tweeting students.