Updated: 8:00 PM 3/11/14 Showers and thunderstorms are starting to arrive and will become more widespread by around 10 PM. During the morning hours, we'll see the rain switch over to snow. By the time we wake up, heavy snow will likely be falling across most of central Illinois. Heavy Morning Snowfall - During the morning hours, showers and thunderstorms will be
GIBSON CITY -- People are rallying around a teen who's battling a rare disease. They're taking action in hopes of finding a cure. Emily Young found out she has the disease just a few years ago. She has a genetic disorder that no one else in her family has. So she says she's glad to have the whole community behind
CHAMPAIGN -- A project to highlight the accomplishments of young, black men is getting a lot of positive feedback. Students at Central and Centennial high schools put a video together to counteract negative stereotypes. Organizers say the two-minute clip is opening eyes and minds. For more information, click here .
ILLINOIS -- State Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to make sure every school district gets their fair share of funding. An audit revealed Chicago schools were getting more than they should. Some were making up students to increase enrollment and funding. Rose says the first step to get the system back on track is to eliminate the Chicago Block Grant.
SHELBY COUNTY -- Leaky roofs, asbestos containment and cramped quarters are just some of the distractions students in this district face each day. But some education officials hope a 1% sales tax referendum could change the condition of their schools. The problems could actually be stemming from a larger education funding problem. School districts statewide are facing budget cuts as
Update: 5:20 pm, 3/11/14, Tuesday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Changes are coming to the SAT to make it tougher on students. Here to explain what kids should expect is Michael Drish, director of recruitment and outreach at UI. Original: 10:22 pm, 3/5/14, Wednesday NATIONAL -- The SAT College Entrance Exam is getting harder. One of the biggest changes is the
CHAMPAIGN -- Winning regionals was an excitement driving these Kids to Know all the way to nationals. One of the science bowl teams from Next Generation is on a roll. It cruised past the competition at ISU last week and qualified to represent Illinois in Washington, D.C. The five-member team answered questions about all things science and math. Sometimes they
ILLINOIS -- Nearly $1 billion was added to the Illinois revenue stream last year. It's because of the Attorney General's Office. About one-third of the money collected through the AG was for litigation for damages to state property, child support, unpaid educational loans, fines and penalties. Other collections came through tobacco litigation and estate tax revenues.
ILLINOIS -- School districts could face more challenges if lawmakers pass deep budget cuts. Last month, lawmakers released a preliminary budget blueprint. It showed schools potentially facing a nearly $1 billion drop in funding beginning July 1. That's a 360 from the nearly $1 billion increase the Illinois State Board of Education wants.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are looking at new options for grades K - 8 for the future. Edison Middle School is one building the board may decide to get rid of. The school first opened 100 years ago, so district leaders say students here need something new. Dr. Howard, which is also a century old, may also be redone.