SPRINGFIELD -- An off-duty police officer was arrested Saturday for DUI.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is threatening some of its historic sites.
SPRINGFIELD -- His resume and title speak for itself. But, it's his philosophy which has gotten him to the top of Illinois' military command.
SPRINGFIELD -- A barbershop was the wrong place to be about a week ago.
SPRINGFIELD -- Another way to pay for education is being talked about at the State Capital.
SPRINGFIELD -- 24-year old Juatasha Denton-McCaster was found guilty of killing her husband.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lincoln's Tomb will reopen soon after receiving some much-needed repairs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Authorities want help solving an arson.
Update: 5:35 pm ILLINOIS -- Millionaires could be forced to open their pocketbooks to pay for education.
Update: 10:05, 3/15/14, Saturday URBANA -- A Paxton man has been convicted for distributing cocaine.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wednesday was a perfect day to grab a book and do some reading.
SPRINGFIELD -- A man stole a purse from a handicapped woman after knocking her to the ground outside a store.
Update: 5:03 pm, 3/3/14, Monday SANGAMON COUNTY -- More information is being released about two men charged with murder and armed robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- Friday the state honored this Hometown Hero for being a veteran who helps make this a better country.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's an idea. The Department of Agriculture is hosting its 16th Annual Illinois Products Expo at the State Fair Grounds.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been a year since one woman lost her niece to a killer. Now, the family is asking for the public's help to catch a killer.
ILLINOIS -- This year's Best Country Music Vocal Group is coming to the Illinois State Fair.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say figuring out next year's budget is going to be their biggest challenge this spring.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a purse theft. It happened at Walmart in the 3400-block of Freedom Drive.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many streets are bogged down with thawing snow and ice, but as WCIA-3's Alex Davis shows us, the Public Works Department is trying to stay one step ahead of flooding.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wicked road conditions mean big business for tow companies.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of Central Illinois' own is competing in this year's Winter Games.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you've been on the roads, you've seen potholes and cracks.
SPRINGFIELD -- An ex-inmate says he was mistreated behind bars. Now, he's filing a lawsuit against guards at the Sangamon County Jail.
ILLINOIS -- Could your lawmaker be a drug user?
SPRINGFIELD -- One man is dead after an overnight accident.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wednesday would have been President Lincoln's 205th birthday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Kids are making axles, spins and jumps looking elegant on the ice.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say they'll get to work on the state budget without an idea from the governor.
SPRINGFIELD -- A newly proposed bill in the Illinois Senate could be a money saver.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're less than two months away from the Affordable Care Act's health insurance deadline, yet young people still aren't signing up at the rate needed.
SPRINGFIELD -- A really famous photographer is showing off her work in a new exhibit at the Lincoln Museum.
SPRINGFIELD -- Not all businesses are struggling with the cold weather.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating the theft of a wallet and credit cards from a purse.
SPRINGFIELD -- CVS is calling it quits on tobacco sales.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some working parents got a helping hand from the YMCA Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- The annual budget address has been rescheduled.
Update: 12:11 pm, 2/4/14, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- Police have released the name of a man killed Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Here at WCIA-3, when we Dig Deeper into issues for you, we often have to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
SPRINGFIELD -- Ace Sign Company has been servicing Central Illinois for more than 70-years.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating an armed robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- You could call it a crime against Honest Abe. It was the biggest break-in ever taken place against the Lincoln Home.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's first hand transplant program has launched at the Institute for Plastic Surgery at the SIU School of Medicine.
SPRINGFIELD -- Spring legislative session is right around the corner.
ILLINOIS -- Congressman Rodney Davis (R) is here to tell us what projects he's working on in the legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol City next week.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some people who need help filing their income taxes can get a hand for free.
SPRINGFIELD -- Usually, anyone is welcome at the hospital, but now, some are asking people to stay home.
SPRINGFIELD -- History buffs and Hollywood enthusiasts have a new reason to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
SPRINGFIELD -- Business at this Central Illinois ice skating rink is heating up.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders say the state is getting close to 1,000 new applications for concealed-carry permits each day, but that kind of workload has some people worried about processing delays.
Update: 6:03 pm SPRINGFIELD -- The Catholic Diocese says it's found sexual misconduct claims against a Neoga priest credible.
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.
SPRINGFIELD -- The application process for concealed-carry permits is now in full swing.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tuesday was the first day many ventured outside and onto the roadways after treacherous winter weather conditions.
SPRINGFIELD - A woman will spend the next thirty years behind bars for killing her daughter.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are looking at all options to solve an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant.
SPRINGFIELD -- A local business is boosting holiday spirits this weekend.
SPRINGFIELD -- Authorities are investigating a fatal fire.
SPRINGFIELD -- An effort to fight fraud in Illinois is off to a successful start.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some same-sex couples are speeding up their wedding plans
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.
SPRINGFIELD -- The University of Illinois Springfield is getting more than a half million dollars from the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating the theft of a Club Golf Cart.
SPRINGFIELD -- Whether you call it "swag" or "sag," Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) wants nothing to do with it.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been trying to get a farm bill passed before they wrapped up for the year, but leaders now say, that won't happen.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the state's biggest corporations is moving its headquarters out of Illinois.
Update: 10:04 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Hope Institute says it's reviewing safety procedures after accusations of abuse and neglect.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Pat Quinn is in Washington, D.C. attending the first meeting on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
SPRINGFIELD -- More than one million Ameren Illinois customers could see rate decreases on their electric bills next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Historical preservationists have added some Christmas spirit to the Lincoln Home.
Update: 10:09 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI leaders are looking for another way to pay out pensions.
SPRINGFIELD -- There are already strict laws in Illinois banning texting and talking on the phone while driving.
SPRINGFIELD -- Things are looking up on Illinois' job front with the state adding more private-sector jobs and unemployment rates falling back in most metro areas.
SPRINGFIELD -- The clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach a deal on the farm bill.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a pension reform bill into law, a coalition of labor unions and other organizations are preparing to file suit.
SPRINGFIELD -- As we get deeper into winter, it can be more difficult for families to find and afford fresh produce, so a local group is stepping up to help.
SPRINGFIELD -- Temperatures aren't the only thing falling.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are warning of a text scam.
ILLINOIS -- Companies wanting special tax breaks have to wait a little longer to find out if they'll get them.
SPRINGFIELD -- Those wanting the new temporary visitor's drivers licenses won't have to wait much longer.
SPRINGFIELD -- A former Taylorville school bus driver has been indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and child pornography.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers passed pension reform, the fight is far from over.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of state workers say benefits in the new pension proposal are small compared to what they're being asked to give up.
Update: 10:01 pm SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers finally have a deal on something they've been arguing about for close to half a decade.
SPRINGFIELD -- A suburban Chicago state senator wants a state rule relaxed when it comes to auto dealers.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is coming to light about the wealth of a Republican running for governor.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been almost six months since the special pension committee got to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- Political season is officially underway. Candidates started filing petitions for state elections Monday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' financial luck seems to be running out again.
SPRINGFIELD -- State prison officials are working on a new policy for inmates who want to get married behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you drop out of high school, chances are you might take a shot at getting your GED.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of local 1st graders wanted to do their part to help tornado victims.
SPRINGFIELD -- Washington Community High School football players and fans will get a warm welcome Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating an assault and robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- As Governor Quinn signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law, a bishop was saying prayers of exorcism at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
SPRINGFIELD -- Remember those $700,000 put in at the capitol? One lawmaker says they might pose a security risk.
SPRINGFIELD -- As Washington residents move forward from Sunday's storms, one thing they can look forward to is football.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tuesday marks the 150th Anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in U.S. history; the Gettysburg Address.