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Peoria faced 12 homicides so far in 2017 Peoria faced 12 homicides so far in 2017

Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges Video included

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A man once suspected of homicide is no longer facing charges.

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Henry man charged for violating probation, child sexual assault a second time

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23-year-old Brodie Brozak of Henry has been sentenced to five years behind bars for sexually abusing a minor while on probation for that very offense. The Peoria Journal-Star says Brozak had previously been sentenced to four years of probation for sexual abuse of a teenage boy in February of 2016. Despite strict conditions that include having no contact with the victim, Brozak admitted to additional sex acts with the boy just last summer. The paper says Brozak could have faced up t... More>>

Gas "flare" could cause big price spike at pump

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If you have a low tank of gas, head to the pump quick: A major spike in gas prices is expected as early as Thursday (the 18th) due to a refinery emergency on Wednesday. Gasbuddy.com sent out the alert below, saying a refinery outage in Roxana, Illinois may lead to spike of at least 10 centers per gallon, but possibly much more than that. That outage is throughout the state, as well as Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and areas of Kentucky.  Motorists could see gas prices spike to... More>>

Gov. Rauner stresses the importance of protecting the state's water quality

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Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Peoria to talk with members of the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association. The IFCA provides support for thousands of farmers across the state including programs to preserve water quality and reduce nutrient loss. "In Illinois, we're national leaders in a nutrient loss reduction strategy. So, we don't have too much fertilizer run-off or chemical run-off into our streams, rivers, and lakes," ...

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Several accidents back up morning traffic on I-74 East Peoria Video included

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Traffic was backed up on Interstate 74 westbound near the Pinecrest exit in East Peoria Wednesday morning due to multiple accidents.

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Lexington Hills apt. shooting raising questions again about safety there Video included

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The suspect in Peoria's homicide on Monday may not face murder charges.    Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady says Melvin Wallace is claiming self defense in the shooting of Jamon Lewis.   Lewis was shot in the head inside a Lexington Hills apartment building where police have often been called to for violence.   Several times Peoria city leaders warned the property managers to clean house of crime or face tough consequences.  But it hasn't been enough... More>>

Illinois Conservation Police seeking "lovebird" graffiti artists

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The Illinois Conservation Police need your help to find a couple who decided to show off their love by defacing state property. 

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Vote to develop Canton Lake, put on hold Video included

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Movement on a proposal to improve and develop Canton Lake will have to wait a little while longer. 

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Illinois could lose 2 congressional seats in next redistricting: study

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Population losses may cause Illinois to lose one or even two congressional seats when the next round of redistricting takes place.

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Second measles case confirmed at Chicago O'Hare

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a second person infected with measles passed through Chicago O'Hare International Airport earlier this month.  

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Active shooter training held at Peoria church Video included

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Active shooter training was held Tuesday at an unusual spot, a church in Peoria.

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Heat bills up; what can you do?

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If you haven't opened your latest Ameren bill listen up, you'll need to plan for higher bill. With that, here's some of the facts and myths of what can ease that financial burden.

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Free clinical breast exams and PAP/HPV tests

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Women 21-years and older who could benefit from any of the above screenings are encouraged to attend. 

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A new bill could help incarcerated women Video included

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Helping prisoners before they get out of prison is the focus of House Bill 1479, signed on Tuesday by Governor Bruce Rauner at Logan Correctional Center.  It's a part of a statewide initiative that focuses on women in prison.  Women at Logan Correctional Center face all sorts of issues like trauma, mental health and abuse and they respond differently to these things. That is why the Center is taking a gender-specific approach to treatment, hoping to respond...

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City of Peoria creates new position for race relations, disability rights Video included

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The city of Peoria is taking a big step to focus on civil rights and equality. They've created a new position to focus on that and make the community better for everyone. Improving race relations, civil rights, disability rights and equal opportunities through outreach and education is the goal for this new role.

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Confectionery company Ferrero buying Bloomington Nestle plant, 2 others in $2.8b deal

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The Bloomington Nestle plant and two others in Illinois will be purchased by global confectionery group Ferrero in a $2.8 billion deal. 

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72-year-old LaSalle County woman killed in house fire

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A 72-year-old Earlville woman is dead following an early Tuesday house fire. 

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UPDATE: Homicide victim was 19-year-old Peoria man; suspect in custody

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A 29-year-old Peoria man was arrested late Monday in connection with the city's second homicide of 2018.  

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Woodford County woman dies after I-39 accident

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A 29-year-old woman from El Paso, Ill. is dead after an automobile versus semi accident on Interstate 39 near Hudson. 

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Peoria's second homicide of 2018 under investigation Video included

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Peoria police are working the city's second homicide case of 2018.

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A Pekin marriage proposal 10 years in the making Video included

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Steven Burgess, of Pekin proposed to his longtime girlfriend today on their 10 year dating anniversary.  Burgess has been trying to pop the question for each year since they have been dating, but always had trouble pulling off the proposal because his girlfriend's son had been traveling back-and-fourth from Memphis for treatments at St. Jude Children's Hospital. Burgess put his proposal plan together and ticked his girlfriend into thinking she had ...

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Business owner Jack Pearl dead at 91

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A longtime, successful Peoria Heights entrepreneur has passed away at the age of 91.

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Dr. King's legacy, honored throughout city streets Video included

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The spirit of equality and courage could be felt throughout Peoria as the city celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy Monday. 

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Teach-in at Wesleyan to celebrate MLK Day focuses on housing equity

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Housing equity as a civil right was this year's theme for Illinois Wesleyan University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. teach-In. Teresa Haley, Illinois NAACP President, delivered the keynote address and discussed what the NAACP of Illinois is currently working on. Haley also touched on how the NAACP is responding to the current political and cultural climate. She also spoke about King's work with housing and how it continues to be a civil ... More>>

Creve Coeur man stable after extrication from single-vehicle crash

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A Creve Coeur man is in stable condition after he was extricated from a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.  

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Gas prices steady in Peoria

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Gas prices haven't budged an inch over the past week in the River City. 

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Mortonite receives prestigious medal for heroism

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A Morton man was recognized Monday for saving 13 children and four women from a knife-wielding man in a library in 2015. 

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  • Dentists give away thousands in service at clinic

    Dentists give away thousands in service at clinic

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-01-15 02:01:00 GMT
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    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a smile? 

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a smile? 

  • Uftring Chevy joins forces with local church

    Uftring Chevy joins forces with local church

    Sunday, January 14 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-01-15 00:39:54 GMT
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    After a fire claimed Gary Uftring's well known car business in Washington, Illinois on January 5th, one local church stepped in to lend a helping hand. 

    After a fire claimed Gary Uftring's well known car business in Washington, Illinois on January 5th, one local church stepped in to lend a helping hand. 

  • 25 News EXCLUSIVE: Peoria native in Hawaii recounts missile scare ordeal

    25 News EXCLUSIVE: Peoria native in Hawaii recounts missile scare ordeal

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-01-14 05:04:03 GMT
    Breaux is originally from Peoria, but now lives in Hawaii with his family.Breaux is originally from Peoria, but now lives in Hawaii with his family.

    Saturday morning's ballistic missile scare in Hawaii had far-reaching impact, even right back here to Central Illinois. Richie Breaux, originally from Peoria - a graduate of Woodruff High - is living in Hawaii and spoke exclusively with 25 News Saturday afternoon. Below is a transcribed recounting of his experience during the 38 minutes he and his family endured, fearing a missile strike that never came. "I saw a text message alert that came through that uh, there is a missil...

    Saturday morning's ballistic missile scare in Hawaii had far-reaching impact, even right back here to Central Illinois. Richie Breaux, originally from Peoria - a graduate of Woodruff High - is living in Hawaii and spoke exclusively with 25 News Saturday afternoon. Below is a transcribed recounting of his experience during the 38 minutes he and his family endured, fearing a missile strike that never came. "I saw a text message alert that came through that uh, there is a missil...

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