CHAMPAIGN -- An alumni from the UI's Education Justice Program is making his first contact with young people count.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 District is getting recognized for challenging its students.
Celebrating World Kindness Day is something students in Mattoon know about. They're helping the less fortunate before the holidays.
GIFFORD -- The first two days back, the attendance rate was 95% and focus shifted from textbook lessons to the students themselves. Most kids, and their families, stayed in town after the storm.
CHAMPAIGN -- After some funding issues, the 21st Annual Chessfest wasn't going to happen.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A Twitter account called High School Confessions of 217 is what some consider cyber-bullying.
URBANA -- Windy and chilly may not be the weather you'd pick to spend the day outside, but these Urbana High School students stuck it out for a good reason.
CHAMPAIGN -- A good deed goes a long way. Some Holy Cross students served others by raking leaves Thursday.
Preparing for college is sometimes the first step into the real world.
Going to college is a big transition full of a lot of different decisions.
Going to college is a stressful time for students and their parents. We're trying to make it easier.
Preparing for college is something every high school student stresses about, whether it's the application, essay or price-tag.
CHAMPAIGN -- The life story of Ronnie Fields has had its ups-and-downs as he pursued his basketball career.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 launched a new website Monday to help prepare kids for life after school.
GIBSON CITY -- When it comes to safe driving, GCMS High School is an award-winner.
We're discussing the value of new school buildings, so what do students who are learning inside those new walls, have to say about it?
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- After recent attacks on the UI campus, some are asking for help to get around at night.
GIFFORD -- Kids learned about safety in all forms Thursday. It was Agriculture Safety Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- History came alive for some students Thursday when they were honored for their roles in telling war stories through the eyes of soldiers.
PIATT COUNTY -- An area school is honored for its excellence.
NIANTIC -- More schools are deciding to get carbon monoxide detectors after a gas leak at a school in Girard last week.
ILLINOIS -- About 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A new app could make a night on campus a whole lot more fun.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's hard to believe, but in the U.S., there are 1.3 million homeless school children.
NATIONAL -- The Red Cross is warning about germs. With school less than a month in, diseases like entrovirus D-68 are being passed around.
DANVILLE -- Some former Kids to Know were honored for their hard work following a tragedy.
Update: 5:38 pm, 8/31/14, Sunday NATIONAL -- A new study shows kids are not getting enough sleep.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's discouraging to see Illinois at the bottom of the list, but there are some innovative approaches to change it.
DECATUR -- Many groups are striving to make life for those with disabilities, "normal."
CHAMPAIGN -- Good behavior and good grades came with a reward for students.
DECATUR -- A new restaurant is letting students cook for the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police officers want to stay inside city schools to continue protecting students.
ILLINOIS -- Students throughout the state now have something new to learn in school and it could help save lives.
Update: 4:06 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday SAVOY -- An area non-profit got a sweet boost after the holiday.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area principal has found a good way to motivate his students.
CHAMPAIGN -- Your drive through town is getting a little more colorful.
MATTOON -- Music was in the air at Lake Land College Friday night. It was a packed audience as more than 130 students from 20 junior high schools took to the stage.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students from all three University of Illinois campuses visited the State Capitol Thursday.
RANTOUL -- A student got a warm welcome back to school Thursday.
Update: 4:00 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday SPRINGFIELD -- Area high school students paid a visit to the State Capitol Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN -- People came to a memorial at the library Tuesday night.
ILLINOIS -- There are new vaccination requirements for all Illinois students.
Update: 10:11 pm CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- They say, "Listen to your elders." That was Wednesday's lesson for some kids from University Primary School.
NIANTIC -- Tuesday's weather wasn't the only reason to get out and enjoy the day.
MATTOON -- Hundreds of 8th grade students from across Central Illinois got to see what their futures may hold.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a lesson in politics for UI students.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- A recent survey shows black students are more likely to be disciplined.
CHAMPAIGN -- Two Parkland College students are considered two of the best in Illinois when it comes to floral design.
URBANA -- Students are being honored for their creativity.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI Police Department teamed up with students to raise awareness about sexual assault.