Special Report

Special Report

Another flood control project underway in Champaign

The City of Champaign has begun another project meant to help address flooding problems in the city, but it may be a different type of solution than you're used to hearing about.

Crews on Thursday started a sewer pipelining project on a 36 inch diameter storm sewer in the West Washington Watershed area.  The project will stretch from Russell Street to Mattis Avenue.

AUDIO: officials working to prevent co-sleeping baby deaths

The Champaign County Coroner has ruled that another baby death has been caused by someone sleeping with the infant. As a result, he's reminding parents of how dangerous it is to fall asleep or sleep with a young baby near you. Michael Kiser reports.

Hear more from Coroner Duane Northrup here:

WDWS named station of the year by state broadcasters group

Champaign's NewsTalk 1400 WDWS-AM has been named station of the year among medium-sized market radio stations by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Top Illinois stories of 2013 - November tornado outbreak

Top Illinois stories of 2013 - November tornado outbreak: Play now!

Dave Dahl of the Illinois Radio Network has a look at one of the top stories of the year in Illinois.


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Champaign Meijer gas station sells $250,000 lotto ticket

If you purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket at a gas station in Champaign, you might be a quarter of a million dollars richer.

Illinois Lottery officials said a winning ticket for $250,000 was purchased at the Meijer gas station at 2201 North Prospect Avenue.  The winner, who matched all five numbers in Tuesday night's drawing, has yet to come forward.

2013 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

Images from the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Lincoln Hall Rededication 2/12/13

The Lincoln Hall Rededication Ceremony in the Lincoln Hall Theater on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus in Urbana on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The rededication was 100 years to the day from the original dedication of the building.

Pet of the Week Penelope


 Penelope is a 1 year and 4 month old spayed white and gray rabbit, very sweet and quiet, available at the Champaign County Humane Society. 

2013 MLK Community Celebration


All-State Theater Show Rehearsal: 2013

High school students from around the state prepare to permorn the musical "Memphis" during the 38th Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Monday, January 7, 2013.