CHAMPAIGN -- Salvation Army bell ringers saw some real gold in their red buckets this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- Salvation Army workers have been collecting Toys for Tots since last month. They picked up some of the big donation boxes on Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Thursday's snow made that true!
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some area children could have a warm Christmas if you pitch in.
DECATUR -- The Salvation Army is swinging into the holiday season.
ILLIOIS -- The recent cold weather might have some people thinking "winter."
DECATUR -- The Salvation Army's services will be expanding this fall.
ILLINOIS -- More than 150,000 veterans in the country are homeless.
DANVILLE -- Kids can get a leg up on school supplies Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN -- The homeless are especially vulnerable during this brutal weather.
TAZEWELL COUNTY -- The Salvation Army is thinking into the future when it comes to tornado relief.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army is hoping for help from the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Salvation Army stepped up to keep people out of the cold.
CHAMPAIGN -- Last year, Jimmie Rodges was living at the Salvation Army. The singing bell-ringer spent all of the last holiday season outside Sam's Club. But what a difference a year can make.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Salvation Army has been hurting this season, but a special donation this weekend is helping fill the gap.
DECATUR -- Thousands of families in Macon County will have presents under their Christmas trees this year, thanks to the Salvation Army and generous donors.
DANVILLE -- With all the cold air and snow in the forecast, kids from the area need coats.
Latest: 6:05 pm, 12/11/13, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- It took two locations and hours in the cold, but WCIA-3 News viewers stepped up to the plate again.
CHAMPAIGN -- There are still plenty of ways to donate for a child's holiday gift.
DECATUR -- A Salvation Army collection kettle got a holiday surprise dropped in.
MACON COUNTY -- The Red Kettle Campaign is off to a slow start.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army kicked off its holiday Red Kettle Campaign.
DECATUR -- You always know the holiday season has come when the sound of bells welcomes you to the grocery store.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Salvation Army is setting up a disaster relief fund to help the victims of Monday's deadly Oklahoma tornado.
DECATUR -- Bitterly cold temperatures and no one wants to be outside.
CHAMPAIGN -- It wasn't the winter the local
Salvation Army had hoped to achieve.
CHAMPAIGN - A man is singing and ringing his way into people's hearts this holiday season. And he's doing it all for a good cause.
DANVILLE -- A shiny surprise is giving a big boost to the local Salvation Army.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands of children will have gifts under the tree this holiday.
CHAMPAIGN -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties and dressing up in festive clothes.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man is spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear.
CHAMPAIGN -- Temperatures are dropping and not everyone can get away from it.
PEORIA -- Showing off your holiday cheer is always better with family.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's a celebration to jump-start a tradition that's been around for decades.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The holidays are almost here.
CHAMPAIGN -- It doesn't feel like Christmas until the bell-ringers are out there.
DANVILLE -- A city staple is going out of business on 855 East Fairchild Street.
It is a vicious cycle. People living on the streets struggling to find work. Work that would get them back on their feet. But those jobs are often lost when home has no address.
Update: 6:17 pm
It was a deadly night in Southern Illinois and Missouri.
Local charities are hoping for a little extra help this winter.
Changes are in store for the Champaign County Salvation Army.