ILLINOIS - Three months remain until the election and both gubernatorial candidates are already in the campaign swing, even if voters are still in vacation mode. Democrat Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner have already shown the willingness to go negative, but experts say this is only the beginning of what could be a hard fought campaign.
DANVILLE – A committee is talking about closing one fire station. It’s all part of a plan to save money. They would go from three stations to four. Danville has been in this trouble before, but always found a way to pay for firefighters and their stations. Leaders aren’t sure how long they can do that. That’s what the Danville
TOLONO -- A woman and her family are shaken up after someone robbed their home. Police are searching for the suspect. It happened on Marshall St in Tolono. WCIA-3's Gary Brode tells us there has been a few break-ins in a usually quiet neighborhood. It's been a peaceful area for as long as many can remember but after recent crime
Update: 6:05 pm, 7/30/14, Wednesday NEWMAN -- People in Douglas County will be talking about the future of their post office. Newman residents got a letter this month from the U.S. Postal Service. It wants to make changes to service in an effort to save money. The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the post office. The time
Latest: 5:52 pm URBANA -- Another shooting, this time near Booker T. Washington Elementary School. A homeless woman was seriously hurt. Police responded to the call about 4:30 am, Wednesday to the corner of Eads and Wright streets. Last week, a man was killed about a block away on North Sixth Street, in Champaign. WCIA-3's Anthony Antoine has more. Police
ILLINOIS -- People with disabilities are bringing awareness to their daily struggles. Saturday marked the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wednesday, many gathered in Springfield to reflect on its impact. WCIA-3's Kelsey Gibbs keeps us Connected to the Capitol. 24-years is a long time, but people at the rally thought things should actually be better than they
Update: 5:10 pm, 7/30/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- More tourists are visiting the area and more visitors mean more money. Jayne DeLuce is president and CEO of Visit Champaign County. She's here to discuss the impact. For more information, click here . Original: 5:10 pm, 7/29/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The county is making more money thanks to tourists. The
ILLINOIS -- People who are visually impaired will have access to more resources at some libraries in the state. It's giving out more than $1 million for talking books and books written in braille. The Illinois State Library, in Springfield, is among the grant recipients. A spokesperson for the Secretary of State says about 150,000 people in Illinois have some
NATIONAL -- A new report shows social media is taking its toll on our health. The study states Facebook could be more addictive than cigarettes. Researchers found the average person spends about 75 minutes on the site daily. It can hurt relationships. Some people agree. Researchers also say passively scrolling through your Facebook news feed can increase feelings of loneliness.
ILLINOIS -- The state is taking steps to help the transgender community. It's warning insurance companies to not discriminate against them. The Affordable Care Act made it clear after some confusion. The bulletin reminds them denying coverage based on gender is illegal. The bulletin stated they need to make certain services like hormonal therapy are covered for the transgendered. Other