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.
Update: 4:23 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Before lawmakers met to debate the pension proposal, there were some tense moments across the street.
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.
SPRINGFIELD -- The leader of the local Catholic Diocese is getting statewide attention for his comments on same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is coming out about reimbursements for DNR administrators.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been told to "save the date" for a possible pension vote early next month.
SPRINGFIELD -- The White House is finally releasing figures of how many people signed up for healthcare reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- The General Assembly's spring session starts in January, but lawmakers could be back sooner than that.
SPRINGFIELD -- Your income taxes are set to go down in 2015, but the problem is, state finances haven't improved since the tax went up. So, will the tax hike become permanent?
SPRINGFIELD -- We're still months away from the primary for Illinois governor, but Tuesday night, the candidates started positioning themselves.
SPRINGFIELD -- Farmers who've been paid to not farm their land are reconsidering the arrangement.
SPRINGFIELD -- A small business owner says he's in a tough spot.
SPRINGFIELD -- Every year the city celebrates Veterans Day with a parade, but this year, organizers decided to do it a little differently.
SPRINGFIELD -- E-cigarettes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products. So, popular, in fact, two southern Illinois county jails are now letting inmates use them behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- Millions of dollars are going into improving mass transit in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Want to take your kids hunting? The process could get a little easier.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some good financial news for Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of people who work in Illinois' horse racing industry say they're worried they won't have jobs next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's no secret the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has been rocky.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are headed home until next year. The fall veto session wrapped up Thursday afternoon but some issues remain unresolved.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is being honored for his work improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
SPRINGFIELD -- Conflict-of-interest concerns are being raised about Illinois lottery superintendent Mike Jones, but he says he doesn't know anything about it.
SPRINGFIELD -- The bill allowing same-sex couple to marry in Illinois is now sitting on Governor Quinn's desk.
ILLINOIS -- Republican congressional candidate Erika Harold has challenged Republican Rodney Davis to a series of debates.
SPRINGFIELD -- The biggest hurdle to making same-sex marriage legal in Illinois has been cleared.
Latest: 6:03 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois approved civil unions in 2011.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts in the state are seeing a shift in student population.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was an emotional day for Senator Mark Kirk (R).
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers claim they're making progress on a deal for pension reform, yet it's unlikely they'll vote this week during the final days of the fall veto session.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you think you're paying too much for taxes, you're not alone.
SPRINGFIELD -- Same-sex marriage supporters are ready and waiting for lawmakers to return to Springfield Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Inmates released from prison in Illinois could qualify for healthcare coverage.
SPRINGFIELD -- A watchdog group suggests the best way to fix the state's pension problem is to ask state workers and teachers to pay in more.
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost 50-million people in the country rely on federal help to feed their families.
SPRINGFIELD -- Report cards for state schools came out this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the country could soon be rewarded for keeping kids safe from allergies.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's an extra special day for attorneys admitted to the Illinois Bar Association.
SPRINGFIELD -- Authorities are investigating a series of arsons.
SPRINGFIELD -- Starting next year, police investigations will change slightly.
SPRINGFIELD -- In politics, the most important issue can be a "matter of opinion."
SPRINGFIELD -- Two lawmakers want Health Alliance back in the state retirees' healthcare contract.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is available about undocumented immigrants getting driver's licenses in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students around the country embraced differences at school Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library will soon be home to some pretty special memorabilia.
SPRINGFIELD -- Problems with pension continue to have a choke-hold on the state's budget.
SPRINGFIELD -- High school students have a chance to give and receive.
CHAMPAIGN -- If support is your thing, whether it's a bra or to help a good cause, an area salon is urging you to act fast.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Gaming Board decided Thursday not to allow casinos in the state to remain open for 24 hours.
SPRINGFIELD -- A beautiful, crisp fall evening in Central Illinois is colored by a bright orange sunset.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new federal grant could help keep millions of your tax dollars from ending up in the wrong hands.
Update: 4:22 pm, 10/24/13, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- The first week of the fall veto session has come and gone and there hasn't been any action on some of the state's biggest issues.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police bust a man with 24 marijuana plants in his home.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are discussing gambling again.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of religious leaders and followers rallied against same-sex marriage at the Capitol Wednesday.
Update: 10:12 pm SPRINGFIELD -- The explosion didn't go as planned, but the work is finally done.
Update: 4:52 pm, 10/22/13, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- A rally outside the Capitol tries to push lawmakers into approving same-sex marriage in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- The city is known for its rich history, but city leaders say there's a big part which is often overlooked.
SPRINGFIELD -- Hospitals are raising the bar on patient care.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new report shows county governments in the area are having trouble with website transparency.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many times coming back from war can be a hard transition for veterans.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the state are again preparing for less state funding.
SPRINGFIELD -- Twenty-four hours after the U.S. Senate and House reached a deal to re-open the government, we have an idea of how much the shutdown cost.