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KROGER CLOSURES: Now four-hour bus ride to get groceries Video included

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Imagine spending a day on the bus just to get groceries. 

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Middle School Students Post Peace signs

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Today is international peace day and one local school has been celebrating peace all week long. Sterling Middle School students’ have put up peace signs and quotes all over the school.

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Oktoberfest weekend brings music, beer

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It might still be September, but it is already time for Oktoberfest in the River City. 

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Dunlap neighborhood spent summer raising money for school safety fund

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Dunlap High School's homecoming game was Friday, but the night was not all about football.

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Fall outlook: Chuck's predictions Video included

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With the autumn equinox kicking off Saturday night, many are wondering if the fall-like conditions will linger around. Here is the answer.

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Human Sex Trafficking Numbers Increase

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36,000 cases of human sex trafficking have been reported across the U.S.

According to the Center for Prevention of Abuse, 80 percent of human trafficking in the state of Illinois happens right here in our area.

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Peoria firefighters to help battle human sex trafficking Video included

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The Peoria Fire Department is trained to do much more than just put out flames; in fact now they're adding a new skill to their repertoire, that could save someone's life, but not in the way most would assume.  

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National Guard from Peoria Returns After Hurricane Relief

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A group of National Guard Soldiers returned to Peoria last night after serving in North Carolina for the last week. Governor Bruce Rauner sent two units from Illinois to aid in Hurricane relief. Five soldiers from Peoria flew on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to Tennessee last Thursday before then flying to North Carolina after the storm hit.   Sergeant Kyle Schneider said, "They had no access to any food or water or supplies. Most of the electricity was out. So they had ... More>>

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One of three I-39 crash victims identified

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The McLean County Coroner has identified one of three people killed in a crash on Interstate 39 near Hudson on Wednesday. 

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Addison Russell placed on leave from Chicago Cubs after abuse allegations

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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after his ex-wife published abuse allegations in a lengthy blog post.  

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Illinois ranks 4th for most fatal house fires: study

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A new study of fatal house fires so far this year shows Illinois among the deadliest states.  

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Arson believed to have started vacant house fire in Peoria

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Peoria firefighters believe a late night house fire in Peoria was intentionally set. 

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Small water main break impacts some Peoria residents

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About 50 Illinois American Water customers are under a boil order until further notice, after a water main break.

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First debate points candidates toward the home stretch Video included

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The first of three gubernatorial debates did have some fiery moments Thursday in Chicago. 

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Wow, what a sight! Thousands of butterflies land in Toulon woman's yard Video included

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Must-see video: A corn and soybean farmer from Toulon got the surprise of a lifetime when her backyard was filled with thousands of monarch butterflies...

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Police, community come together in West Peoria Video included

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While some citizens who attended a town hall meeting said they understand police have a job to do, they wanted to be better kept in the loop.  "Letting us see that you are human and that you do want to help us," said one citizen, Kimberly McGhee.  

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1 year after Eddie Russell Jr., activists rate progress on police-community relations Video included

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It's been one year since an armed Peoria man, Eddie Russell Jr., was shot and killed by police.  While an investigation found the officers were justified, the incident has been used in calls for more transparency. 

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Mastiff Shot by Police in Creve Couer

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Yesterday morning in Creve Couer a family's dog was shot by police. A neighbor saw two dogs off of their property and called police and animal control. Before animal control arrived, the police officer that was on scene was confronted by the larger of the two dogs.  According to Police Chief Dale King's statement, the dog charged at the officer who then discharged his weapon four times, striking the dog at least once in the leg. Heart of Illinois ABC checked back in with that fa...

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City Budget Woes Mean Potential Public Safety Cuts Video included

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Peoria's $6 million dollar budget deficit has left City Council scrambling to find ways to reverse the slide. for years the city has tried to cut everywhere else but public safety, now they may no longer have a choice.

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"Pounds Of Fur" Removed From Neglected California Pup

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(KSEE/NBC News) A severely neglected poodle is recovering after an amazing haircut provided by a Fresno, California animal shelter. 

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  • Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    Saturday, September 22 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-09-22 12:40:43 GMT
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    (AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, right, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the Starlite Motel...(AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, right, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the Starlite Motel...
    Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.
    Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.
  • School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

    School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-09-22 16:54:31 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:42:42 GMT
    A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned.
    A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned.
  • Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

    Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:00:12 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:41:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour fe...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour fe...
    There has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming.".
    There has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming.".
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