Nearly a dozen fire departments in and around Livingston County responded Thursday night to a dairy barn fire in Strawn. Nearly 140 cows were trapped inside, and firefighters had to rescue them while battling frigid temperatures and high winds.
The Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting brought farmers from Central Illinois to Chicago to discuss policy, meet with legislator and more.
A 24-year-old Paris man was arrested and charged in connection to a large structure fire at an old school building early Sunday morning.
Julie Adcock joins Jacob Dickey on Ag in the Classroom to talk more about a fun Elf on the Shelf activity for kids involving Agriculture. See all of the Ag in the Classroom lessons on WCIA.com/agintheclassroom.
Santa and Kathy Homer from the Mahomet Sportsman's Club join Matthew White to discuss their upcoming Christmas events.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (WCIA) -- Terrence Shannon Jr. is taking advantage of his final season in college basketball and the Illinois wing is playing some of the best basketball in his career. The Illini senior scored a game high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 76-58 blowout win over Rutgers on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Aaron Henry's first year as Illinois defensive coordinator was a learning experience. The Illini secondary coach was promoted to coordinator following Ryan Walters' departure after last season to become Purdue's head coach. Keeping the standard as high as it was with three NFL Draft picks leaving the secondary, including No. 5 overall pick Devon Witherspoon, was a tough job from the start. Illinois had the top scoring defense in the country only allowing 12.7 points per game last season. But the regression was more than expected, as the Illini struggled to stop opponents in several games, going from 1st overall to 92nd nationally this season, giving up an average of 29.4 points per game.
A Champaign organization is hoping to be the next in the state to secure reparations for African-Americans. The Champaign-Urbana Reparations Coalition is focusing on more than just the potential monetary benefits of the move.
Danville's Three Kings of Peace is taking a full-body approach to community improvement.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Illinois quarterback Luke Altmyer had an up-and-down first season with the Illini. From a four interception game against Penn State to a three touchdown performance against Minnesota before leaving the game with a concussion, Altmyer talks with WCIA 3's Bret Beherns about it all at an NIL event at Dick's Sporting Goods Sunday night. Watch the entire conversation in a web extra video above, as Altmyer discusses going from QB1 to back-up after John Paddock's rise to prominence late in the season, as well as what the Ole Miss transfer learned in his first full year as a starter.
The Healing Invisible Wounds Conference happened at the Rantoul Business Center on Saturday. The conference welcomed in Veterans, their families and other community members to discuss topics like trauma and PTSD.
People suffering from mental health conditions in Edgar and Clark Counties can get help at any time, thanks to a state grant.
One Champaign high school athlete got a pleasant surprise at his basketball game.