Eyes bug open when Mike Showerman tells kids he has 100 PlayStation 2s.
MAHOMET - The village of Mahomet is helping to rid the community of insects - and providing a home for birds at the same time.
URBANA - Public health services in Champaign County could resume by this Tuesday following the resolution of a bitter contract dispute.
CHAMPAIGN - Children are the top priority in the United Way allocations for the next two years, with money flowing to several new programs.
URBANA - Gov. Rod Blagojevich made a rare visit to Champaign-Urbana on Thursday to preside over the groundbreaking of the $73.5 million Post Genomic Institute at the University of Illinois and to tour the university's research park.
CHAMPAIGN - How to respond to a sullen sibling: Just act naturally, and he'll eventually come around.
CHAMPAIGN - A kidnapped purple dinosaur has been returned to a Champaign child care center, apparently none the worse for the wear.
CHAMPAIGN - Perhaps the last chance to quickly restore public health services to Champaign County residents will come tonight.
SPRINGFIELD - Corrections captains got some unwelcome but not unexpected news Wednesday when Gov. Rod Blagojevich vetoed the $17.3 million lawmakers inserted into the budget to save those 219 jobs.
Included in the new package of fees enacted by the state Legislature last week was a long-awaited reform backed by environmental advocates to charge fees to industries and waste generators that discharge into Illinois' lakes and streams.