CHAMPAIGN -- Students want to make a change in their community. That's why they say they took time to figure out the best way to make their voices heard.
VERMILION COUNTY -- When Chance Kistler missed a day of school, his friends and teachers knew something was wrong.
Update: 6:04 pm URBANA -- Police were out in full force Monday at the protest on campus.
CHICAGO -- People in the city joined thousands across the U.S. in protest.
CHAMPAIGN -- Fast food workers rallied in about 20 cities around the country.
ILLINOIS -- Some city leaders from across the state were at the Capitol Wednesday.
Update: 5:01 pm, 9/2/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Water birth is no longer an option in Champaign-Urbana.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are tired of losing their family members and friends to violence.
ILLINOIS -- Religious leaders from around the state gathered in the Capitol City to pray Tuesday.
OAKBROOK -- Hundreds of McDonald's workers took to the streets Thursday to picket for higher paychecks.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group took to the streets Wednesday, hoping to inspire change.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of religious leaders and followers rallied against same-sex marriage at the Capitol Wednesday.
Update: 4:52 pm, 10/22/13, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- A rally outside the Capitol tries to push lawmakers into approving same-sex marriage in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of thousands of Americans are outraged over the government shutdown.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are saying "no more" to domestic violence.
DECATUR -- More than 100 people lined the streets Saturday, hoping lawmakers hear their pleas will sway a few to their point of view on same-sex marriage in Illinois.
URBANA -- University of Illinois faculty members rallied outside the Board of Trustee meeting at the Illini Union.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than 200 people gathered under the sun Saturday to rally for immigration reform.
URBANA -- Football fans are gearing up for a new season.
SPRINGFIELD -- Survivors of victims of gun violence are calling on Congress to enact universal background checks for all gun sales, but firearm advocates aren't having it.
DECATUR -- The community is coming together to stop the violence.
URBANA -- Workers at Flex-N-Gate want to make their voices heard, so they're joining forces with workers from four other states to rally.
Update: 6:15 pm
It's a fight one woman in the Capital City isn't giving up on.
SPRINGFIELD- Hundreds of health care workers are fighting for their jobs.