For homeless people in central Illinois, escaping the recent snow and frigid temperatures can be a challenge. Shelters and transition centers offer short-term help for some, but homeless families often face a tough choice between staying together or staying warm.
Aldermen in Danville have voted to remove two of the city's dams where drownings have happened over the last two decades.
The City of Champaign has de-activated its emergency snow routes, but activated its ordinance requiring Downtown and Campustown sidewalks to be cleared.
Diallo Shabazz was a student at the University of Wisconsin in 2000 when he stopped by the admissions office.
There is still a long way to go in the rebuilding and repair efforts in the Champaign County town of Gifford, which was hit by a powerful tornado last month. On Thursday night, more than a hundred people showed up to a forum in Gifford to learn about additional support.
Time is running out this year if you want to call up the very popular Dial-A-Carol and get a Christmas song sung to you by University of Illinois students. It’s an annual tradition that started in 1960 and has been going on every year since.
At train stations from Rhode Island to Illinois to Oregon, children line up this month for one of the most important journeys of the year….on the Polar Express. Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently took the trip in the central Illinois town of Monticello, where he was greeted with hot chocolate, plenty of music and dancing, and of course a visit from old Saint Nick.
The Champaign School Board has released the final four sites under consideration for a new Central High School.
Douglas Forsman is retiring today as Champaign’s Fire Chief after 17 years of service in Champaign and 50 years total as a firefighter.
The boil order has been lifted in the Champaign County town of Gifford, which sustained heavy tornado damage last month.