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.
Update: 10:04 pm HARRISTOWN -- A grade school principal wasn't going to let a poor health ranking bring her students down.
ILLINOIS -- This week, some Illinois students are taking a test to help prepare them for a big change.
DECATUR -- Parents took many kids who had the day off to the library Monday.
URBANA -- UI students gathered at the Illini Union to watch Thursday's basketball tournament games.
URBANA -- Students are helping raise money for needy kids in Africa.
BEMENT -- A science teacher's contract is not renewed, but it's not because of budget cuts.
Update: 5:42 pm, 3/13/14, Thursday CHAMPAIGN -- People all over Central Illinois have been stepping up to make a dream come true for some former Carrie Busey classmates.
Update: 10:01 pm DANVILLE -- Parents got their first look at what their kids can and can't wear to class and not everyone is happy.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are looking at new options for grades K - 8 for the future.
Update: 5:06 pm, 3/10/14, Monday URBANA -- Parents are dealing with traffic changes when it comes to dropping off and picking up kids at school.
Update: 5:58 pm, 3/4/14, Tuesday GIFFORD -- The last time kids here heard sirens, it was the real thing.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new program is ready to take off at Parkland College.