CHAMPAIGN -- Some grade schoolers celebrated a Festival of Lights Thursday night.
ROYAL -- A Champaign County school wants to give teachers a new tool to protect students.
ILLINOIS -- The grades are out. Schools can see how they stack up to the rest of the state with this year's report cards.
MAHOMET-SEYMOUR -- Graduation day will have a new feel for Mahomet-Seymour students and their families.
ILLINOIS -- Are schools in the state getting the funding they need? Many parents would say "no."
DANVILLE -- One parent is worried about his son's safety and how he gets to school.
CHAMPAIGN -- After years of looking for a new property, an area school finally sees its dream become a reality.
Update: 5:04 pm, 9/25/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 and MTD inked a deal to get kids to and from school.
NIANTIC -- More schools are deciding to get carbon monoxide detectors after a gas leak at a school in Girard last week.
ILLINOIS -- About 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's hard to believe, but in the U.S., there are 1.3 million homeless school children.
Latest: 4:28 pm, 9/18/14, Thursday GIRARD -- Classes are back in session at North Mac Middle School.
CHATHAM -- There was a scare for students and faculty at Glenwood High School Wednesday.
NATIONAL -- The Red Cross is warning about germs. With school less than a month in, diseases like entrovirus D-68 are being passed around.
NATIONAL -- The struggle to get kids to eat their veggies is timeless, but the battle may be easier at school.
CHAMPAIGN -- A Unit 4 school board member is questioning the future of MTD bus service in the district.
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.
SAVOY -- Some parents had an extra obstacle on the way to school Wednesday.
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.
TOLONO -- A threat could present itself anywhere at any time.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's back to school for many families this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's hard to believe summer is pretty much over and school is already to here.
CHARLESTON -- Construction at an area school is complete.
URBANA -- Schools will have some new additions to teaching staff this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Walking to and from Stratton Elementary School should be a little safer this year.
DANVILLE -- There may be more improvements to the streets around the high school.
CHARLESTON -- Summer's about over and some schools are preparing for the upcoming year with safety drills.
Make your "Blue Jeans Go Green" at Hickory Point Mall.
Update: 8:00 am, 7/23/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- Wednesday was the first day of school for students on the balanced calendar.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools are finally getting money owed to them on time. It's the first time it's happened since 2007.
URBANA -- Students at King Elementary will have a nice surprise when they get back in the fall.
CHAMPAIGN -- St. John's Lutheran School will look a little different next year.
ILLINOIS -- A bill to fix the state's education funding system passed the Senate Tuesday.
DECATUR -- There was a tribute at Baum School Thursday.
Update: 10:05 RANKIN -- A local historic building is in rubble and a woman is out of a home.
Update: 6:00 pm, 5/9/14, Friday RANTOUL -- Students at Rantoul High School are finally free after spending the last week inside their school.
RANTOUL -- A student got a warm welcome back to school Thursday.
DECATUR -- One area school opened its doors Thursday to showcase its unique way of education.
Latest: 4:11 pm, 4/10/14, Thursday PENNSYLVANIA -- Students and staff who were stabbed at their high school Wednesday are recovering.
Update: 10:08 pm, 4/9/14, Wednesday DANVILLE -- The school board met Wednesday night. Several teacher RIF (reduction in force) notices were issued.
URBANA -- Students are being honored for their creativity.
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.
Update: 10:04 pm HARRISTOWN -- A grade school principal wasn't going to let a poor health ranking bring her students down.
OAKLAND -- Students were fighting to save the agriculture and art programs at their school.
Update: 3:25 pm, 3/21/14, Friday MONTICELLO -- The high school is opting out of the national school lunch program.
DANVILLE -- A lack of school funding across the state isn't getting any better. Now another central Illinois district is trying to make ends meet.
DANVILLE -- A big vote takes place when the district's bus drivers vote on a new contract Sunday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students at Centennial High School are giving kids on the other side of the world a piece of home.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- Students will start summer break later than usual.