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AFSCME standing their ground against layoffs Video included

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With Peorias budget woes continually on the city council docket,  it has many concerned.  Two women who work for the Peoria Police department in the information and records department have been told they will be laid off because of the budget. 

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Police presence at Illini Bluffs Schools Video included

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Instead of focusing on new teachers and finding their classrooms much of Illini Bluffs was buzzing over notes found across campus.  It was not the kind of notes some of you perhaps passed when you were in school.  Officials said these had what could be considered racial undertones.   Glasford police believe the person may have been in a white vehicle when they left racist material all over the school property early Wednesday morning.   But. they think they got a gl... More>>

Mosquitoes test positive for diseases in Marshall and Putnam counties

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Mosquitoes collected in Marshall and Putnam counties tested positive for multiple diseases.  

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Weather Alert

Barn damaged near Smithfield in storm

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The Smithfield Fire Protection District is on scene after a barn suffered heavy damage following a tornado warning in Fulton County.  No injuries are reported from the storm.  The Fulton County ESDA said it is very likely a large amount of scud clouds will be seen over the next two to three hours. The low-hanging clouds can appear to look like tornadoes. This was what was seen in the Fairview area around 5:10-5:25 p.m., ESDA said.  Stay tuned to 25 News for the lates...

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Peoria police make arrest in June shooting

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The Peoria Police Department made an arrest Monday in connection with a June shooting near Taft Homes. 

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Trump nominates candidate for vacant U.S. Attorney seat

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President Donald Trump nominated a candidate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, after the office sat vacant for more than a year and a half. 

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Rauner signs bill to protect Mahomet Aquifer from natural gas leaks

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Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Thursday boosting protections for the Mahomet Aquifer, which supplies water to a large part of central Illinois. 

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Morton PD: Job posters not linked to criminal behavior

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Job posters circulating around Morton are not linked to any criminal activity, police said Thursday.  

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Bridge safety concerns close Illinois 8 at Edwards

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The bridge carrying Illinois 8 over the railroad tracks in Edwards will be closed for the next several weeks after safety concerns were discovered. 

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`Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.

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Crossing into the new school year Video included

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Students are returning to the classrooms.  They'll be arriving by car, bus, or foot.  When we think "back to school", we don't necessarily think of crossing guards.

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Council members react to Peoria's budget plan Video included

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Tuesday night's Peoria City Council meeting focused on four proposed job losses. 

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Northmoor road construction causing school delays

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School is back in session but construction and road closures are causing delays for school buses and drivers across Peoria. Northmoor Road is 

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Food pantry for college students to open at First United Methodist Church in Normal

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Feeding America reports that 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger in Illinois and with thousands of students enrolled at colleges and universities around the state, the numbers show students walking around campus may be choosing books over meals. 

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House Bill 4846 cracks down on texting while driving

Texting while driving law signed today

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New legislation was signed by Governor Rauner to combat texting while driving. Taking effect July 1, 2019, texting while driving will be classified as a moving violation for a first time offense. 

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Previous history of sexual abuse

Elderly man charged with sexual related criminal felony

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An elderly Pekin man has been charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.   Jerry Riddle, a 79-year-old Pekin resident ,has been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child; a class X felony. 

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Several suspicious bags found on Illini Bluffs campus

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Notes in plastic bags were found all around campus with miscellaneous candy and quotes from New York Times Journalist Sara Jeong. 

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McLean County Program provides opioid users access to treatment

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McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said opioid users wanting help don't have to worry about going to jail.   The sheriff has teamed up with several other social service agencies in fighting the opioid epidemic.   Sandage has joined forces with several social service agencies to create the safe passage initiative.  The drugs affect every class, race and segment of society.   Sheriff  Sandage said it's important to change the perception of opioid users.   &... More>>

One doctor's solution to the Epipen shortage Video included

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A shortage of Epipens is causing alarm for patients across the country and right here at home. Perhaps the bigger issue is the headache several families with children kicking off a new school year face, 

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  • US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

    US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:10:51 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:50:37 GMT
    (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Omar Abdulsattar Ameen. The refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi p...(U.S. Attorney's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Omar Abdulsattar Ameen. The refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi p...
    An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program.
    An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program.
  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:49:16 GMT
    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.
    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.
  • Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:10:33 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:48 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:48:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...(AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.
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