Classic Events Catering is in the kitchen to help us kick off summer - Today they're featuring a cocktail with blackberry lemonade -- a white pizza topped with a salad.
Update: 4:50 pm, 6/9/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois has some of the highest teen unemployment rates, but the city and Unit 4 School District hope to change that.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's one of the sounds of summer. The cicadas are back.
ILLINOIS -- Summer is here and business owners are looking to hire teens for part-time jobs, but it's not that easy.
CHAMPAIGN -- There was music in the streets Friday night.
GIFFORD -- There are a lot of other interesting things going on in town.
URBANA --There was music in the air Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- Monday marks the unofficial first day of summer. After the brutal winter, summer businesses hope to make more money.
CHAMPAIGN -- More than 80 camps will keep kids busy at the Stephens Family YMCA this summer.
DANVILLE -- People in Vermilion County are encouraging kids to do positive things this summer.
Update: 10:08 pm, 4/9/14, Wednesday DANVILLE -- The school board met Wednesday night. Several teacher RIF (reduction in force) notices were issued.
EDGAR COUNTY -- Residents will have a new place to play this summer.
CHAMPAIGN -- With this year's brutal winter, it's a great time to start planning a spring or summer vacation.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- Students will start summer break later than usual.
MONTICELLO -- It was a beautiful day for a celebration.
Update: 6:18 pm DECATUR -- Illinois farmers are packing into the Farm Progress Show, but they're not the only ones.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- While it's the first day of school in Champaign, other students have a little longer summer break.
CHAMPAIGN -- Drivers in the area saw something Monday they haven't seen in months.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some students depend on school lunches for a healthy meal.
DANVILLE -- People are getting their first state of summer as the Farmers Market officially opens.
PAXTON -- Summertime is going to be even more fun this year, especially for kids with special needs.
CHAMPAIGN -- The city is bringing back its summer jobs program.
CHATSWORTH -- If you were planning a summer trip to the Windy City, one group is urging you to reconsider.
CHAMPAIGN -- The park district's Taste of Champaign-Urbana wrapped up Sunday.
URBANA -- It might be summer, but school is still in session.
Jillian Deam tests Blue Rush, the new water slide at Sholem Aquatic Center!
It's almost time to slip into a swimsuit.
But it's the perfect time to start shopping for one.
The search is on for antique tractors and small gas-powered engines, for a special event in June near Charleston.