CHAMPAIGN -- Another area business has had a tough go of it. Cabo's Cantina and Grill closed Sunday after less than one year in business. It's at the Village at the Crossing in southwest Champaign. The manager says the owner didn't want a Mexican restaurant anymore and would make more money renting out the space. Regulars are already feeling the
ILLINOIS -- It looks like fall is here. The trees are starting to show their "true" colors as a result of the change. Leaves have been dropping and reds, yellows and oranges are appearing. Experts say hot days and moist nights are responsible for the sudden change.
TUSCOLA -- Douglas County is going to be short of flu shots for a little while. It's because a change in the serum caused a delay in shipment. That, in turn, caused the yearly "Flu Cruise" to be canceled. It was scheduled for Wednesday. Some good news, the stronger vaccine ordered should be at clinics by mid- to late-October. Peak
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A familiar face (and color) visited campus Tuesday. Students traveling between dorms on Pennsylvania and Florida avenues and the Quad got a free golf car ride with an Alma Mater lookalike. She welcomed students with the green look reminiscent of her former coloring before her big makeover. To get a ride with Alma, students had to
DANVILLE -- A growing epidemic has been infecting the area for about four years now. In just the past three months, heroin overdoses have spiked. Leaders at the drug task force say there are a few factors. More people are mixing heroin with other drugs. It's also more popular than prescription drugs because it's cheaper. Officers say more people are
DANVILLE -- A police department is a step closer to outfitting officers with body cameras. City leaders have been researching the idea. Now, cameras are coming in, offering various options. The DeWitt County Sheriff's Department already uses them. Rantoul PD plans to launch its soon.
CHAMPAIGN -- Routine maintenance turned into a chemical spill. Neighbors called firefighters about a suspicious odor. The source was Copperslough Creek, next to Kaufman Lake. Public works was repairing the lining to a storm drain on Mattis Avenue. Some of the liner solution managed to get into the sewer system and headed a half-mile downstream. The substance is a type
ILLINOIS -- Cyber crime has reached all-time highs, but are people doing all they can to protect themselves? A study conducted by AARP shows, while many don't carry sensitive I.D.'s like their social security card, fewer than half opted to check credit reports; something they’re entitled to do for free each year. Annual credit report are some of the most
SPRINGFIELD -- Food stamps are a way of life for many people. Illinois is one of 16 states where more people are signing up for help than finding jobs. WCIA-3's Kelsey Gibbs explains why jobless rates in Illinois are at their lowest point since the 1980's, but many people still need help. There are jobs out there. But factors like
CHAMPAIGN -- Hard work paid off for a police officer at Parkland College. She accepted a big-time promotion. WCIA-3's Anthony Antoine introduces us to Angela Corray, the officer Behind the Badge. Each day is different for Parkland Police Officer Angela Corray. "She knows this college campus like nobody's business." Working with preschool kids and back in the squad car. "It's