CHAMPAIGN -- One man's artwork doesn't hang in a museum or a gallery. It's on display at his house. How it's brought people together makes him an Angel Among Us. Off a busy street, down a quiet road, there lives an artist. His materials are not oils and canvas, but chalk and driveway. "Oliva is an outside girl and I
ILLINOIS -- Candidates raise millions for elections, but where does it go and who’s watching? While most campaign donations go into advertising and other ways to get out the vote, some of the money raised goes to unusual, if not unbelievable, places. Kent Redfield tracks political donations and spending at the UIS Institute of Government and Politics said Illinois has
SPRINGFIELD – The Fighting Illini basketball team will move to the Prairie Capital Convention Center for five games next year. The school has been looking for a temporary location while crews finish renovations at the State Farm Center in Champaign. School officials say they picked Springfield because it's close to home and the convention center offered everything they were looking
CHAMPAIGN -- Firefighters were training Thursday in the 200-block of West Clark Street. It was part of their simulated smoke training. Crews practiced ventilation and search and rescue techniques using a thermal image camera. Officials say the group trains throughout the year.
CLARK COUNTY -- One person is dead after an accident between a combine and pickup truck. It happened just before 3:30 pm, Wednesday, at Route 1 and Clark County Road, 1050 North. Police say the driver of the combine crossed Route 1 in the path of the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck was killed. The victim's name
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The Fighting Illini Basketball Team will be playing in Springfield next year. The team will play up to six games at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, in November 2015. The games can't be played at the State Farm Center due to construction. An official announcement took place Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating two burglaries. They happened at garages in the 2300- and 2400-blocks of Yale Boulevard, during the overnight hours of Monday, October 20. Multiple pieces of bow-hunting equipment, turkey calls, yard and home mechanical items and 2 Honda dirt-bikes were stolen. One dirt bike was black-and-silver, while the other was red-and-pearl. Total value of items stolen
SPRINGFIELD -- Secretary of State Jesse White helped dozens of families have a safe Halloween. He held his 7th Annual Halloween Party, in downtown Springfield. The extravaganza featured White's famous tumbling team. Kids had on their costumes and received plenty of goodies. Even parents enjoyed the day without having to worry about the weather or their children's safety. Candy for
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- One UI fraternity is accused of not representing the university well. It put up a sign for Homecoming which some say was hurtful and didn't reflect university values. WCIA-3's Lindsey Gordon finds out more. The sign showed Chief Illiniwek over a gopher with a fork and knife. It read, "Gut the gophers," which is the mascot
Latest: 10:07 pm, 10/29/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- Community leaders are once again calling for an end to the violence. The second victim in two shootings from last weekend died Wednesday. WCIA-3's Gary Brode hears from community activists who hope to stop all this. They really don't have an answer right now, but many have been proactive with anti-violence walks and