Former state lawmaker says balancing budget will not be easy

A former area lawmaker said there are ways that the Illinois General Assembly can do a better job of making decisions when putting together a state budget.

Tuesday's winners & losers (video)

Gov. Quinn had a bad night. Carol Ammons had a great night. And Rodney Davis and Ann Callis, well, they had mixed results. That's the word from Tom Kacich, who took to video to analyze what happened during Tuesday's primary election.

Our video is here

On to November for Davis

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, easily defeated two challengers Tuesday in the Republican Party primary in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

Hyatt Place hotel construction tour

A photo tour of the Hyatt Place hotel being constructed on the corner of Church and Neil streets in downtown Champaign on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

VIDEO: Unofficial patrol

University of Illinois Deputy Chief of Police Skip Frost patrols during Unofficial St. Patrick's Day activities on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign Friday March 7, 2014.

GOP gubernatorial debate set in Champaign Monday

CHAMPAIGN — Three of four Republican candidates for governor are scheduled to be in Champaign for a debate Monday night.

The debate is sponsored by WCIA-Channel 3 and the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce.

Family of new citizens

Alan Hansen, his wife Jan and their children Ricky and Amy were part of a group of 50 people from 24 countries who became citizens in the morning ceremony with United States Magistrate Judge David G. Berhthal during a Naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Urbana Friday February 28, 2014.

UI Labs wins $70 million grant for manufacturing institute

CHICAGO — UI Labs, a nonprofit research and development organization led by the University of Illinois, has landed a major federal grant that promises to spur innovation and rebuild manufacturing in the Midwest.

Debate for the 103rd State House race 2014

Democratic debate between Carol Ammons and Samuel Rosenberg for the 103rd State House race at the Champaign City Building Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.



On the job with veteran tow truck driver

Tow truck driver Scott Mitchell of Carnaghi Towing, Tilton, works on another snowy day in the Danville area Wednesday February 5, 2014.