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Bloomington holds Special Olympics tennis tournament Video included

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More than 125 athletes were in the twin cities this weekend to compete in the Special Olympics state tennis tournament.  Inclusion, acceptance and support were at the heart of the event, with a focus also on capability rather than disability. 

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Local church celebrates a new beginning Video included

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Dozens turned out to celebrate a local church. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Sunday at Cedar Hills Baptist in Dunlap. 

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6th annual Sweet Kids Cruise-In and Car Show Video included

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An annual sweet event was held in Creve Coeur Sunday.

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High-tech glasses let young boy fly high

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For most twelve-year-olds, being a pilot is a life-long goal. But for Ryan Rusk, it's now a reality, and it's all thanks to a special pair of glasses and his unbridled enthusiasm.  "I'm going to get to fly the plane...and use my glasses," he said. Ryan has optic nerve hypoplasia, a condition that's left him nearly blind. That's where the eSight glasses come in. Ryan's new glasses don't completely fix his vision, but they let him see depth of field, more detail - eve... More>>

Back to school with Bradley sees largest Freshman class since 1960s

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It's that time of year again - back to school, and the Bradley Braves are bigger than ever. This year's student move-in involves the largest Freshman class since the 1960s, with an estimated 1,250 students. All of Bradley's residence halls were open and in full swing this morning. "I'm a little excited," said incoming Freshman Karlee Frewert. "I'm more nervous than anything, because I've never done anything like this before, and I'm a first-generation college student... More>>

Eating healthy and playing hard at Hy-Vee Kids Carnival

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The Grand Prairie Hy-Vee put on a fun and educational school carnival Saturday. Kids in attendance were able to get their faces painted, meet with superheroes and Minions, and even take shots at a dunk tank. But besides all the fun, kids learned about healthy eating, which Dietitian Brooke Bisping says...

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Hy-Vee holds educational carnival

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The Grand Prairie Hy-Vee put on a fun and educational school carnival. 

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Washington arts fest on for this weekend Video included

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Local artists will show their wares this weekend in Washington, along with wine and craft beers.

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Peoria asks residents to take "The Budget Challenge" Video included

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With a deficit in the millions, Peoria is getting creative. 

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Locals show support after recent violent rallies Video included

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The Holocaust Memorial in downtown Peoria hosted an event on Friday, August 18th to take a stand against racially motivated violence.  

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Hunting for kindness with Central Illinois Kindness Rocks Video included

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If you're out at the park and think nothing's out of the ordinary, it's probably because you aren't looking close enough. "It's kind of like...kids like Easter Egg hunts, you get it once a year," explained painter Kristi Brabson of Washington. "This way it's kind of something you can do any time." These talented treasure hunters are painting Kindness Rocks: small, smooth stones with pictures or quotes on them.  Afterward, they go hide the rocks for someone ... More>>

Pekin Police warn of Ameren phone scam

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Beware of a caller warning your Ameren service will be terminated if a bill payment isn't made. 

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Peoria man arrested for attempted murder in connection with club shooting

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A Peoria man faces attempted murder charges in connection with an August 13 shooting outside a south Peoria nightclub.  

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Historic tax credit program benefiting Peoria renewed

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has renewed a historic tax credit program benefiting five cities, including Peoria.  

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Peoria man deemed sexually violent by jury

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A convicted sex offender from Peoria was declared to be sexually violent by a Peoria County jury Friday.  

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Five places to watch the eclipse across Central Illinois

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Want to join up with other eclipse watchers on Monday? Here's where to go. 

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Bradley move-in day will cause traffic delays in Peoria Saturday

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Students are heading back to Bradley University this weekend, and that means traffic delays for you. The annual move-in kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

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Two health fairs to take place in Peoria this weekend

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    UnityPoint Health Methodist will hold a community health fair Friday at the Carver Community Center in Peoria, and Saturday at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie....both from 10 am to 4 pm.   

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Illinois unemployment rate rises slightly; stays below national average

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    Despite a slight uptick last month, the state of Illinois' unemployment rate continues to be below the national average.  

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Former NBC anchor to be guest speaker at 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration Luncheon

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    We now know who will be the guest speaker at the 26th annual Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior Celebration Luncheon.

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Bureau County teen remains missing

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    The search for a missing 14-year-old Bureau County teen continues. 

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Moody's warns of credit effect due to education funding battle

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    The latest battle in Springfield could cause more ripple effects across the state, including its education system. 

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Wife to testify in Deborah Dewey homicide trial

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    The wife of a Putnam County man will be asked to testify in his upcoming trial.   

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Mapleton fire forces some to spend the night elsewhere

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    About a dozen people have been displaced after an apartment complex fire in Mapleton. 

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The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar. More>>

Skin Cancer on the rise in Central IL: What you need to know Video included

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Soderstrom Skin Institute offering free skin cancer screenings as they report a 20% to 25% increase in skin cancer cases at local clinics.... 

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WIU President: 'State of the University is okay' Video included

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A roller coaster ride: That's how the president of Western Illinois University described the state budget impasse's impact on his student's in an address on Thursday.

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  • Local artist shapes Korean War soldier sculpture

    Local artist shapes Korean War soldier sculpture

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:02:13 GMT

    When Peoria County went looking for a nationally known artist for their latest sculpture, they didn't have to go very far.

    When Peoria County went looking for a nationally known artist for their latest sculpture, they didn't have to go very far.

  • Local couple in Barcelona for attack

    Local couple in Barcelona for attack

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:59:07 GMT

    A husband and wife from Illinois are in Barcelona and react to the fact they were on the same boulevard less than two hours before the van attack.

    A husband and wife from Illinois are in Barcelona and react to the fact they were on the same boulevard less than two hours before the van attack.

  • Staying safe: How to watch the eclipse without glasses

    Staying safe: How to watch the eclipse without glasses

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:34:45 GMT
    Retailers everywhere are sold out of the special, NASA-approved solar glasses, with prices online skyrocketing towards hundreds of dollars for a few pairs. Even right here at home, every spare was gone in less than a day. "We were overwhelmed by demand," explained Nick Rae, a Planetarium Educator with Dome Planetarium. "We were able to find another second shipment of ten thousand. Sold out of those within the day, and now we can't get any more before the actual event....
    Retailers everywhere are sold out of the special, NASA-approved solar glasses, with prices online skyrocketing towards hundreds of dollars for a few pairs. Even right here at home, every spare was gone in less than a day. "We were overwhelmed by demand," explained Nick Rae, a Planetarium Educator with Dome Planetarium. "We were able to find another second shipment of ten thousand. Sold out of those within the day, and now we can't get any more before the actual event....
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