URBANA -- School leaders are turning to social media to reach out to the community.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- CUMTD is taking to social media to spread the word about ridership.
COLES COUNTY -- Two puppies are back in safe hands after being stolen.
NATIONAL -- A social media tool could soon have a big impact on college sports.
CHARLESTON -- A Hometown Hero is using social media to honor fallen soldiers.
Update: 6:17 pm, 2/11/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 School District turned to social media to get community feedback.
MONTICELLO -- It's becoming more common in the headlines; teachers texting and tweeting students.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise is reacting to criticism for not canceling class Monday.
Latest: 10:22 pm, 1/28/14, Tuesday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise is getting her apology.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is getting national attention after Chancellor Phyllis Wise decided to not cancel classes Monday.
NATIONAL -- January is National Mentoring Month.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- As social media grows, police and first responders are using it more to connect with people in the community. But there are some things you shouldn't use it for.
ILLINOIS -- Social media is saving lives during disasters and helping salvage them afterwards.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A Facebook page has been created to reunite owners with pets lost during the storm.
BROOKPORT -- An area man says social media saved his family.
NATIONAL -- You may want to take a closer look at your kid's Facebook and Twitter pages before they send out college applications.
CHAMPAIGN -- Local police say they are connected to the public like never before, thanks to social media.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Area students head back to school next week and police want to remind parents to talk to them about the dangers of being too friendly online. Parents ne
DECATUR -- Studies show a quarter of the population doesn't know their next door neighbor's name.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District has rules for Twitter, text and Facebook.
URBANA -- Police are doing more than patrolling the streets to keep people safe.
UPDATE: Monday, January 14, 5:34 PM
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- More people are following police on Twitter after WCIA's story on Sunday night. Urbana Police got about 40 new followers and Champaign Police also got several more.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some people turn to social media when they want to share something with friends and family, but that can be a problem on Election Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' employers may have a tougher time looking up potential candidates online.
SPRINGFIELD-- Lawmakers passed a bill that says job seekers don't have to give employers their Facebook password during the hiring process.
CHAMPAIGN - A father is upset with Unit 4 Schools and his daughter after she bypassed the school's firewall and got a Facebook account. He said he doesn't allow his children on the social media site ,and said she was using it to have inappropriate conversations with boys during school.