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Teen Video PSA winner announced

A Douglas County school receives high honors today.Villa Grove High School has been named the winner of the Teen Video PSA Contest, held by the State of Illinois. Contest winning students addressed the assembly, also kicking off the statewide kickoff for the annual YOUR ACTIONS MATTER, underage drinking awareness campaign. The campaign is an effort to educate the community about how to prevent underage drinking.The winning PSA will be aired statewide. You can also find the PSA under Sitewatch. More>>

Deadly pig virus spreading through IL farms

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois agriculture leaders say there have been hundreds of cases of a deadly pig virus in Illinois. More>>

Decatur firefighters plan side-by-side burn demo Thurs.

DECATUR -- If you see smoke coming from the far west side of Decatur, Thursday afternoon, don't be alarmed. The Decatur Fire Department plans a side-by-side fire burn demonstration. More>>

ISP investigates shooting of armed offender

LINCOLN -- Illinois State Police responded to a shooting of a man armed with a firearm by the Lincoln Police Department Tuesday night. More>>

Local leaders talk economic impact of Midwest Inland Port

DECATUR -- State and local leaders are in Decatur Wednesday, talking about the economic impact of the Midwest Inland Port. More>>

Audit finds IL treasurer not turning guns over to ISP

SPRINGFIELD -- A state audit found that since 2010, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has collected 30 unclaimed firearms.
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Volunteers needed for U of I Dump & Run collection

CHAMPAIGN -- Your help needed to collect, sort, and pack up reusable items from University of Illinois students moving out and general spring cleaning.
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Ebertfest kicks off Wed. night with documentary about Ebert's life

CHAMPAIGN -- A documentary about the life of Roger Ebert begins the film critic's 16th annual film festival Wednesday evening. More>>

Reconstructing Brush College Road

Decatur- To improve Brush College Road in Decatur is a long awaited multi-million dollar project. However,improving traffic flow and safety means demolishing at four homes and some businesses.The intricate design that was showcased at the last public hearing has been in the works for quite some time lays out the future of Brush College Road. If you drive down that road, you'll know why the blueprint was made."I've got stopped trying to go around the brush college train. I've got stopped on Wo... More>>

Rough winter means more controlled burns for crops

Decatur -- As the weather warms up, fields across Illinois are smoking. More>>

Speakers Urge People to Become Organ Donors

DECATUR-Eighteen people die each day waiting for donated organs. So the Illinois Secretary of State is asking you to be a hero. More>>

State Fair Theme Unveiling: "Making Memories" in 2014

Springfield - From agriculture, to racing, the Illinois State Fair offers a little bit of everything each year. More>>

More Illinois Drivers Going Green

Springfield - Drivers in Illinois are going paperless when it comes to renewing their vehicle registrations.
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Failure is Not an Option Talk Inspires Students

Decatur - Students at Dennis Lab School got a visit from a man who played a role in the mission, Apollo 13.
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Illinois coach John Groce released a statement on the arrest of forward Darius Paul.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.
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