ILLINOIS -- While people making minimum wage hope to raise their salaries, a statewide ballot question will ask voters if they support an extra tax on millionaires. WCIA-3's Matt Porter has more from Your Local Election Headquarters. The so-called "Millionaire's Tax" proposes a 3% surcharge on every dollar earned income above $1 million. All of the money from the surcharge
CHAMPAIGN -- Halloween is fast approaching and it means we might be upping the ante on our calorie intake. Laura Hogan, with Matzner Clinic, is here to help us stay smart with our eating.
Update: 5:25 pm, 10/22/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Voters will soon decide whether lawmakers should raise the state's minimum wage. Right now, it's $8.25 per hour. That's higher than the federal rate. Any hike could be costly for businesses, but a Springfield cafe owner is already making higher wages work for him. Cafe Moxo pays its workers more than the minimum;
Latest: 4:58 pm, 10/22/14, Wednesday CHICAGO -- There's concern about Ebola in the Windy City. Two people are being evaluated after getting sick on separate flights which arrived at O'Hare Tuesday. Both were coming from Liberia. Both people are under observation at hospitals. Update: 10:07 pm, 10/18/14, Sunday CHICAGO -- O'Hare Airport is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread
URBANA -- If you're retired and need information about Medicare, there's a meeting Thursday at the Plaza Hotel. It starts at 9:30 am. Signing up for Medicare Part D ends November 15. Medicare Meeting Plaza Hotel 1001 Killarney Street, Urbana Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 am
NATIONAL -- The federal government has good news for people getting Social Security. Benefits will increase by 1.7%. To an average retiree, that's about $20 per month. More than 60-milllion Americans will see the increase starting January 1, 2015. The increase is based on the cost of living. Some people, like Myrtle and Albert Slater, who both rely on Social
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Despite the hype surrounding Ebola, medical experts say there are other viruses you should be more worried about. They say you should focus on something a lot more common; the flu. A lot of people get the flu and it's no big deal, but thousands are hospitalized or die in the U.S. every year. That's just from
Latest: 3:56 pm, 10/22/14, Wednesday VERMILION COUNTY -- The suspect in a Potomac manhunt is charged with three felonies. 32-year old Jose Tate was in court Wednesday afternoon. He's charged with having a stolen vehicle and running from police. He was the focus of Tuesday's manhunt and eventually found on the north side of Potomac. Police say it started when
Latest: 3:50 pm, 10/22/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN -- Wayne McClain was laid to rest Wednesday. Thousands showed up at the Fluid Event Center to celebrate his life. The former assistant Illini coach was remembered for his character and commitment to his players. Those attending included former Illini players Deron Williams, Jerry Hester and former Illini coaches Bill Self and Bruce Weber.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- An area man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in 2007. 41-year old Hector Rosas, of Rantoul, pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The victim was 10-years old at the time. In exchange for his plea, six other counts of sex-related crimes were dropped. Rosas' sentencing is scheduled