Update 6:00 pm MAHOMET -- School leaders say trying to fill the funding gap isn't anything new, but they hope state leaders do something about it before it's too late.
PANA -- The National School Lunch Program is supposed to help make sure kids get a good meal during the day, but the recent changes mean some kids are going hungry instead.
SPRINGFIELD -- A problem is putting children at risk of getting sick.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Kids in Ms. Kirby's class can't seem to get the tune "What Does the Fox Say?" out of their heads.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 secretaries and teaching assistants have all been working without a contract, but Wednesday night, they struck a tentative deal with the district.
CHAMPAIGN -- Schools around the state will soon use a new report card which was just unveiled Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Report cards for state schools came out this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the state are again preparing for less state funding.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 schools are feeling the affects of the federal government shutdown.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The heat is forcing schools to continue closing this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts are sharing student ISAT test scores, but parents and students could be disappointed.
The following schools are dismissing early due to the extreme heat.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- Big changes could be on the way to science classrooms around the state.
CHAMPAIGN -- Suspension in Unit 4 is now called the ACTIONS program. Instead of students spending their suspensions at home, they'll do it at school.
URBANA -- As kids head back to school, they're finding more choices in their lunch lines.
CHAMPAIGN -- State schools are going to be short on state funds this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 District leaders are bringing in a negotiator to help with a teachers' contract.
SPRINGFIELD -- There are just a few weeks left in this fiscal year, but the state budget isn't finalized yet.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is looking at a bill to help public schools save money by merging.
DECATUR -- One man is leading a project he believes will change the future for thousands of students in the future.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some lawmakers hope to crack down on drivers speeding in school zones.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers could soon change the way your kids learn sex education in school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Schools join Barnes and Noble to fill their libraries.
TUSCOLA -- Voters around the state will head to the polls Tuesday.
GIRARD -- For years, lawmakers and state leaders have kept early childhood education funding level, while cutting funding for other programs.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts statewide are looking for ways to overcome major cuts in next year's budget.
CHAMPAIGN -- The snow may be melting, but some sidewalks are still covered with it.
SPRINGFIELD -- More and more students are getting a nutritious breakfast before school.
MONTICELLO -- Students are getting a say in what goes on their school menu.
SPRINGFIELD -- The push for school safety could change how we vote.
ARCOLA -- The school district is making major cutbacks, mostly to student sports.
URBANA -- Some people were treated to musical Valentine's Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN-Parents sat down with school leaders to ask the tough questions.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 Schools are one step closer to finalizing building plans for the future.
FORD COUNTY -- An Illinois group says public schools aren't doing enough to prepare students for the future.
CATLIN -- School district leaders and teachers meet Monday night with a federal mediator.
Champaign -- Schools are serving-up something different this school year.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation found a unique way to make some cash.
SPRINGFIELD - State lawmakers approved a bill this week that will end a common practice in schools at the end of the year.
CHAMPAIGN-For Champaign parents, the process for choosing their child's school can be intense. However, some early numbers from the district may give anxious families some comfort.
The fight to stop the Champaign School Board from raising property taxes continues.
Students weren't the only ones sitting in desks today, teachers and parents learned a lesson too. Faith Coalition for Common Good are working to make a difference through the young and old.
CHAMPAIGN - Unit 4 Schools are using a video to help parents with the Controlled Choice, also known as School of Choice application process.