Update: 10:20 pm, 2/9/14, Sunday DECATUR -- Even though the Winter Games have only been on a week, an area class has been celebrating them for awhile.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some working parents got a helping hand from the YMCA Wednesday.
TOLONO -- School officials are telling parents of Unity High School students not to worry.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are taking aim at school funding saying the current system is unfair.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students are getting excited about reading thanks to a new program.
CHAMPAIGN -- Snow days, cold days, call them what you want. Kids have been out of school for more days than usual.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's another day with frigid temperatures.
Whether it's for cold or snow someone has to make the call to close school. However what goes into making that decision?
SPRINGFIELD -- State school officials are asking the legislature for a more than $1 billion increase in funding.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Tuesday is the seventh snow day of the school year for some students.
Update: 10:13 pm ILLINOIS -- The official state snack, popcorn, could be banned from public schools.
Update: 5:32 pm, 1/19/14, Sunday DANVILLE -- Shopping for school clothes may be a little different for some parents this year.
GEORGETOWN -- Adults will have a chance to add a new skill to their resumes.
CHAMPAIGN -- Scott MacAdam submitted his letter of resignation at Monday night's board meeting.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts in our area say they don't get as much state funding as they should, so a group of lawmakers is trying to make a change.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parents can start registering their kids for kindergarten today.
URBANA -- After months in the making, an all-boys school in Urbana-Champaign is finally a reality.
CHARLESTON -- After the shooting at Sandy Hook, many schools around the country are taking a second look at security.
ILLINOIS -- A new law is changing your kids' vaccination schedule.
SPRINGFIELD -- The National School Lunch Program has undergone some major changes in the past year, but it's leaving some kids still hungry during the day.
GIFFORD -- Kids ran to school this morning eager to get back in the classroom.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hard work paid off for some parents.
GIFFORD -- Gifford's school is opening its doors, but not for class.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Every parent wants their child to do well in school, but when there's trouble, we probably push for less time with friends, more studying and even extra credit. But, there's something else a lot of us have forgotten about.
FLATVILLE -- School starts Monday for students in storm-ravaged Gifford.
GIFFORD -- A lot of families want to know what happens with school in the wake of this week's devastating storms.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- With dwindling budgets from the state, a volunteer group is helping teachers make ends meet.
CHAMPAIGN -- District leaders are partnering with a company from the University of Illinois research park to bring new technology to schools.
URBANA -- Family and friends honored a girl who died suddenly with a school concert.
ASHMORE -- A Coles County village may have a new place to get together in case of an emergency.
CHAMPAIGN -- A school is taking home a big-time award.
CHAMPAIGN -- Drivers are learning the hard way they need to slow down near schools.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District is re-igniting the conversation about where to build a new high school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Before the school board meeting started, teachers came out to remind the board they're still waiting for a new contract.
CHAMPAIGN -- School leaders are taking a look at many different details before deciding on a new home for Central High School.
CHAMPAIGN -- After a student is hit by a car, parents plan to ask the city for a crossing guard.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is one of the best in the country.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parents are on alert after a stranger approached a student after school.
SPRINGFIELD -- P.E. classes around the state could soon force students to be more active.
NEW BERLIN -- The National School Lunch Program is supposed to get students eating better, but some schools are dropping out because the kids refuse to eat the food.
SPRINGFIELD -- The heat is forcing District 186 to send kids home early at more than 30 schools.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Monday was also the first day in class for UI students.
DANVILLE -- Monday was the first day of school at East Park Elementary. Students and staff came back to something new.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some parents wait a year before they sent their kids to school, but now the state is encouraging them not to wait too long.
DANVILLE -- The warm weather has schools around the area switching up schedules.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Some area schools will dismiss students early this week because of excessive heat.
CHAMPAIGN -- The first day of school can be pretty hectic, so school leaders got a head start to make sure the first day of class went according to schedule.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- While it's the first day of school in Champaign, other students have a little longer summer break.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's the first week of school for many kids in the area.
CHAMPAIGN -- Drivers in the area saw something Monday they haven't seen in months.