MATTOON -- They started as an emergency shelter back in 2003, but now they're doing a lot more than that.
DECATUR -- People are mourning the death of a woman who dedicated her life to serving others.
CHAMPAIGN -- Frigid weather came early this year. It means warming shelters have had to be prepared.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Hundreds of kids in the county don't have stable homes.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College is being recognized for keeping kids safe.
CHAMPAIGN -- CU at Home will be able to move forward with three big projects this spring.
Update: 6:56 pm MATTOON -- Dozens of cars were ditched along I-57 this week because of the bad weather.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than 30% of the homeless population is single women.
CHAMPAIGN -- A woman facing homelessness now has a place to sleep.
CHAMPAIGN -- Homeless shelters are available for both men and women in Central Illinois, but this time of year there's an increase in people who need their services.
DECATUR -- Illinois' financial problems are adding to homelessness in the state.
DECATUR -- There's no place like home, unless you don't have one.
EFFINGHAM -- People are making a difference in the lives of dozens of homeless animals. They spent the morning volunteering to fix up the humane society.
TILTON -- The Red Cross has opened another emergency shelter; this time in Tilton.
CHAMPAIGN -- Cathy Garner and her daughters are planning for something she's always wanted but never had.
CHAMPAIGN -- New grant money will help women who are homeless or victims of domestic abuse.
DECATUR -- Bitterly cold temperatures and no one wants to be outside.
NEW ZEALAND -- An animal welfare group is starting an awareness campaign, so original, you can't ignore it.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Ever wonder what it would be like to stay in a shelter?
CHAMPAIGN -- A mother of two is going through an emotional recovery.