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The Heart of Illinois Fair kicks off this week Video included

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A week full of rides, animals, elephant ears and fun at the Heart of Illinois Fair.  The fair is kicking off its 69th year this week. 

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Multi-sport complex study finds economic benefits for Bloomington-Normal

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A special session in Bloomington-Normal gave residents and respective council members a chance to hear the results of a study they commissioned months ago to know whether a multi-sport complex would benefit the cities.

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The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Threat management expert talks safety at Dunlap High School Video included

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In just over a month many schools are getting ready to reopen their doors.   School safety is just one of many areas  educators hope to refine.   Educators and law enforcement want to try and make sure they're prepare just in case the reality of a school shooting would ever hit home.  Workshop speaker Dr.Gene Deisinger  believes some school shootings may have been prevented if people with key information about the suspect's behavior would pass it on to police... More>>

Heat and pregnancy: what you need to know to stay safe

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Cooler weather may be coming, but summer isn't even half over yet. That said, if you're an expecting mother, you've likely been 'sweating for two' after all of our 90-degree days. Here's what you need to know.

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OSF puts on Poverty Simulation

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.7 percent of Americans live at or below the poverty line.  Poverty is also an issue here in Central Illinois. In Peoria County alone, nearly 28,000 residents deal with poverty.  Given their large footprint and direct interaction with a lot of different patients, OSF Healthcare decided their staff needed to get a deeper understanding of poverty.  "It's an eye opening awareness of how the system works, for individ... More>>

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Governors Mansion open to the public

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The Illinois Governor's Mansion re-opened to the public with a ceremony and first look at the renovation on July 14, 2018.  The $15 million renovation project started over two years ago and the Rauners were joined by Mansion Curator, Justin Blandford, to unlock the front door.  “The driving force behind this project was a promise to make the Governor’s Mansion a place that the people of Illinois could be proud of, and Diana and I are truly thrilled with the outc... More>>

Western Illinois University announces major reorganization

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Western Illinois University is revamping its majors and programs in an effort to help grow the institution.  

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Kinzinger: Putin is not our friend

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Without referring to President Donald Trump by name, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger had some strong words Monday following the president's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  

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Projects in 35 states will help build rural prosperity

Rural water improvement should help 250,000 people

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Assistant to the Secretary fro Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects to upgrade water and waste water systems in rural communities. 

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ISU to require clear bags at games starting next season

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Illinois State University's athletics department is installing a new clear bag policy as a safety measure for fans attending games at Hancock Stadium and Redbird Arena. 

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Duckworth: Trump meeting with Putin "shocking and disgraceful"

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is blasting President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday, calling it "shocking and disgraceful." 

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Large scale dental care going to help thousands

Mission of mercy--dental care in Springfield

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Illinois state dental society Foundation is going to sponsor the Illinois Mission of Mercy.  Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at Bank of Springfield Center will be hosting the Mission of Mercy dental clinic.  The Bank of Springfield center will be transforming into a large-scale dental clinic treating adults and children who have limited financial resources or are otherwise unable to visit a dental office. In past years this mission has served over 2,000 patients ...

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"Waiting period" on all Illinois firearms purchases extended Video included

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Starting January 1, you'll have to wait three days after buying a gun in Illinois before you receive your new purchase. ...

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Rauner signs "Red Flag" firearms bill into law

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Gov. Bruce Rauner took action on gun legislation Monday, signing into law a bill allowing families to restrict access to a loved one's access to their guns in some circumstances.  

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Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

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Chicago Police say body cameras worn by officers and surveillance cameras shows the man shot and killed a police officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. More>>

Washington woman sues McDonald's for illness after eating salads

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A Washington woman is suing McDonald's after she said she got sick eating their salads. 

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Jay Leno coming to Peoria this fall

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Comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is coming to Peoria.  Leno will take the Peoria Civic Center's theater stage on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. 

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Pontiac man life-flighted to Peoria after car crash

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A Pontiac man was life-flighted to OSF Saint Francis after a traffic accident near Streator. 

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Normal Hosts 35th Annual Sugar Creek Festival Video included

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Today in Normal, 130 artists from around the country showed off their work at the Sugar Creek Festival.  The two day event featured live music, gourmet food, a wine tent, and a variety of art displays. 

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Cancer survivor fights for others facing disease

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Carson Ladage was just 4-years-old when he was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor. 

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Andy's Diner Closes Its Doors

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After serving Pekin residents for over six decades, Andy's Diner took their last orders on Sunday. 

While their diner menu of food like eggs and hash browns was simple, their warm atmosphere kept customers coming back day after day.

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Creve Coeur kids play billiards, win championships Video included

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Billiards can often be associated with things like hustling and dive bars but for some Creve Couer kids, it is a passion they are mastering together.

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Cardinals look for spark after manager's shock firing

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Some St. Louis Cardinals players say they bear some responsibility for the sudden firing of manager Mike Matheny. More>>

Washington PD cracking down on distracted drivers Video included

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No more D-T-T! If you don't know what that stands for it's 'driving while texting or talking.' The Washington Police Department put out a recent tweet saying quote "We're enforcing d

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Raising money for St. Jude close to home for one family that holds yearly fundraiser Video included

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The 16th annual Herberger Open — a croquet tournament to raise funds for St. Jude — took place Saturday in Mackinaw.

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Kids' Muddy Madness raises funds for St. Jude Video included

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Dozens of kids got down and dirty Saturday for a good cause at the Kids' Muddy Madness for St. Jude run. 

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Unite Fest looks to bring community together to focus on good Video included

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The 20-18 unite fest is looking to bring River City residents and everyone from across Central Illinois, together to raise funds, have fun and focus on the good, over the bad. 

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Peoria male mentoring program reaches youth, helps them prosper Video included

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Helping change mindsets and seeing the bigger picture of life, is the reason why An Emergency Call of Action initiative was started.  

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  • Illinois cited in Russian election indictments

    Illinois cited in Russian election indictments

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:57:42 GMT
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    State elections leaders say the Justice Department's indictments confirm what they suspected for two years.

    State elections leaders say the Justice Department's indictments confirm what they suspected for two years.

  • Advocate Eureka Hospital to offer classes

    Mental health first aid offered to Peoria area residents

    Mental health first aid offered to Peoria area residents

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:10:37 GMT

    Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a mental health first aid course.  Most people are unaware of what it takes to help someone with mental health problems.  

    Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a mental health first aid course.  Most people are unaware of what it takes to help someone with mental health problems.  

  • With love, Skylar

    With love, Skylar

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:26:10 GMT

    One of the officers who work for the Fon du Lac Park District Police found a message to a loved one in heaven.  

    One of the officers who work for the Fon du Lac Park District Police found a message to a loved one in heaven.  

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  • Washington Metro workers approve strike amid rising tensions

    Washington Metro workers approve strike amid rising tensions

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:58:09 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-07-17 05:57:13 GMT
    After years without a new contract, the Washington Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball...
    After years without a new contract, the Washington Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
  • Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

    Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:16:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-07-17 05:42:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In a Thursday, June 14, 2018 file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Whether it’s investors betting against his stock, reporters or analysts who a...(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In a Thursday, June 14, 2018 file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Whether it’s investors betting against his stock, reporters or analysts who a...
    Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit.
    Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit.
  • Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

    Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:05:52 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-07-17 05:25:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). A fire transport drives along Highway 140, one of the entrances to Yosemite National Park, on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. The road remains closed as crews battle a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yose...(AP Photo/Noah Berger). A fire transport drives along Highway 140, one of the entrances to Yosemite National Park, on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Mariposa, Calif. The road remains closed as crews battle a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yose...
    A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants.
    A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants.
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