Today's topic is homelessness.
It doesn't have to be hard to stay active when it's cold and snowy outside.
Winter is coming, even though it feels like it's already here.
This year's early winter has a lot of people bundling up. But, there's still a lot of cold weather to come.
Weather, especially winter, is something which can literally be a pain in the neck for people.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a variant of major depression, so it needs to be taken just as seriously.
CHAMPAIGN -- Frigid weather came early this year. It means warming shelters have had to be prepared.
ILLINOIS -- As the temperature continues to drop, Governor Pat Quinn wants people to know about more than 100 warming centers throughout the state.
ILLINOIS -- Snow is starting to fall and officials urge people to drive safely.
CATLIN -- The city's road commissioner says the city only has about a quarter of the salt it needs for the winter.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- We could be in for a not-so-normal winter this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Taxpayers may save money with the new ice and snow plan.
CHAMPAIGN -- Salting roads won't be cheap this year. Last year, the city paid $57/ton for salt.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's still summer, but it's starting to feel like fall, so if you think it's time to get your house ready for winter, a workshop could help.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Believe it or not, it's been nine months since the first, icy cold blast of winter.
DECATUR -- A tough winter put the city well over part of its budget.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The weather this year made training for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon tough.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- People took advantage of Thursday's warm weather to get out and start cleaning up their yards.
Latest: 11:47 pm, 3/28/14, Friday SPRINGFIELD -- The brutal winter did a number on nature.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The calendar says March 25, but apparently Old Man Winter just isn't ready to leave.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parents across Central Illinois are trying to entertain kids during spring break.
MARCH 24, 2013 -- It's hard to believe, but one year ago today, a snowstorm swept across Central Illinois, dropping as much as a foot in Urbana-Champaign.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- After what seems like years, spring has finally arrived!
VERMILION COUNTY -- The weather caused problems during the morning commute on I-74.
MAHOMET -- Winter weather Wednesday morning caused a big back up on roads across Champaign County.
LAKE MICHIGAN -- The US Coast Guard chopped its way through Lake Michigan to clear a shipping route.
Latest: 10:04 pm, 3/2/14, Sunday MAHOMET -- Road crews are glad the snow forecast didn't prove true.
ILLINOIS -- School districts are preparing for the possibility of more bad weather.
ROBERTS -- The winter weather is hitting some towns harder than others.
NATIONAL -- A new Winter Misery Index confirms what many of us know: This has been one of the harshest winters in our lifetime.
VERMILION COUNTY -- The winter weather is affecting the quality of water.
Update: 4:00 pm, 2/21/14, Friday URBANA -- Potholes on Windsor Road are making travel treacherous.
DECATUR -- This winter's wet weather is making a big difference for the city.
CHAMPAIGN -- The roller coaster temperatures and wet weather have made it harder for workers to fill potholes this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- Mattis Avenue needs major repairs after cold weather caused potholes to get worse.
CHAMPAIGN -- Warmer temperatures are also causing some concerns in the air.
CHAMPAIGN -- Temperatures may have felt better Tuesday, but the streets and sidewalks are now becoming a slushy mess.
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.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Drivers aren't having an easy ride home. The roads are still covered in slush and ice.
Dr. Terry Orr has cared for winter Olympians from more than four winter games, including Sochi, Salt Lake and Lake Placid.
URBANA -- Women everywhere are getting flowers as gifts for Valentine's Day, but the snow and cold weather made it a little difficult on flower shops.
PEORIA COUNTY -- Illinois State Police say interstate accidents kept them busy Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- The roads are clear, but there's still something blocking drivers.
URBANA -- If you're tired of the cold and dreary weather, there's something to brighten your day.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- More people called 911 last month, compared to January 2013.
The journey of an athlete is shared by their fans as well. Family members have a front row seat to the wins and the unfortunate moments of defeat.
The opening ceremonies in the 2014 Olympics delighted many, but one little gymnast stole everyone's heart.
SPRINGFIELD -- Not all businesses are struggling with the cold weather.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students went back to school Thursday after another snow day, but some parents say it was still too cold to have class.