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Former nurse wins $5.2m in suit against nursing home

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A Livingston County jury recently awarded a large sum to a local nurse who says she was fired after reporting her nursing home employer was ordering her to "double-dose" patients and cover up injuries.  

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3 hurt when bomb strapped to man explodes in NY subway Video included

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The New York Police Department is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square. More>>

Earth, Wind & Fire to play in Peoria

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Get ready to groove next spring. Earth, Wind & Fire has set a March 25 concert date to play at the Peoria Civic Center.  

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Peoria school resource officer could be fired over Facebook post at Monday meeting

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A Peoria Public Schools resource officer may be out of a job come Monday, following a controversial Facebook post earlier this year.

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Special visit in Normal shows Santa comes in all colors

"It's not about what Santa Claus looks like, it's about the spirit of Christmas," said Santa. "It's not about what Santa Claus looks like, it's about the spirit of Christmas," said Santa.
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A very special Santa paid a visit to the town of Normal Sunday, as part of a collaboration between Normal, Uptown Partners and the NAACP. The Uptown Normal Santa's Station featured an African American Santa for the third year, aiming to spread diversity and holiday cheer - and providing an opportunity for everyone to feel like they had a Santa to look for.  "The concept of an African American Santa Claus is not as taboo as it was back then," said Santa, "but it's... More>>

Central Illinois kids celebrate Hanukkah with menorah workshop

Supplies of all kinds were on hand at the menorah workshop, helping kids light up the holidays Supplies of all kinds were on hand at the menorah workshop, helping kids light up the holidays
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People celebrating Hanukkah got to celebrate hands-on on Sunday, when the Chabad Jewish Center, the Jewish Federation PJ Library and Home Depot hosted  a menorah workshop in Peoria. Dozens of kids from around Central Illinois got to make their own menorahs out of wood blocks, nuts, bolts and just about everything they could get their hands on. Rabbi Eli Langsam with the Chabad Jewish Center Peoria says events like the workshop are especially important for the kids. "We do... More>>

Is your car Winter ready?

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Winter's here and that means it's time for some important car maintenance.  .

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Globetrotters dunk in Peoria

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Comedy, theater and skill make up the popular, traveling troupe of athletes known as the Harlem Globetrotters. 

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Therapy dogs help students cope with finals Video included

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Parents: Do you recall the stress and anxiety of finals? Students: You don't have to imagine, since you're probably living it right now. With finals come the horror stories of late nights, crammed study sessions and looming deadlines.  Since it's crunch time, how do you cope? A group of local, certified therapy dogs went to Bradley University to help students unleash their stress.  Like many students, Alyssa Herzog described finals as "stressful."  Lisa ...

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Even a reindeer showed up at the Santa Claus 5K Video included

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If you were driving around Peoria Saturday and felt things suddenly get more holly and jolly, it was just a bunch of Santa's. A little over 300 people ran in the third annual Santa Claus 5K. The race was a family-friendly event for people of all ages. One of the kids in attendance decided to participate to help achieve future goals.  "I'm here today because I want to build up my endurance so I can run better, like cross country and stuff," stated CJ Grice. Grice's ...

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Sexual Harassment: An employer's responsibility Video included

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A look at what employers can do to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace...

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EXCLUSIVE: Darin LaHood talks D.C. harassment, tax plan, and fighting drug abuse Video included

Congressman Darin LaHood spoke exclusively with 25 News on Friday on a wide range of topics. Congressman Darin LaHood spoke exclusively with 25 News on Friday on a wide range of topics.
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Congressman Darin LaHood spoke with 25 News exclusively Friday on a number of topics. Chief among them: the sexual harassment allegations and accusations haunting numerous statesmen in the nation's capitol. Congressman LaHood mentioned harassment of any kind, regardless of political affiliation, is unacceptable. He went on to say he was working on a bill to eliminate so-called 'slush' funds set up in D.C. and funded with taxpayer dollars, all to settle or pay off harassment lawsuits.... More>>

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  • Manager helps basketball team make history

    Manager helps basketball team make history

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-12-09 01:16:38 GMT

    Sometimes giving someone a chance can help make history. This was the case for Havana Jr. High School's Girl's Basketball Team who won the state championship Thursday night. A lot of the credit goes to their team manager, Samantha Redd. Not only was she a game changer but Redd also brought energy and a contagious spirit to every practice and game. Redd was born with microcephaly, which impacts cognitive development and results in a short life expectancy. John Lorek has ...

    Sometimes giving someone a chance can help make history. This was the case for Havana Jr. High School's Girl's Basketball Team who won the state championship Thursday night. A lot of the credit goes to their team manager, Samantha Redd. Not only was she a game changer but Redd also brought energy and a contagious spirit to every practice and game. Redd was born with microcephaly, which impacts cognitive development and results in a short life expectancy. John Lorek has ...

  • News Alert

    Child injured after hit and run in west Bloomington

    Child injured after hit and run in west Bloomington

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-12-09 00:58:22 GMT
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    8 year old injured in hit and run accident in Bloomington....

    8 year old injured in hit and run accident in Bloomington....

  • Dunlap assistant superintendent resigns

    Dunlap assistant superintendent resigns

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:00 PM EST2017-12-08 18:00:29 GMT

    Dunlap School District's assistant superintendent Karen Beverlin has resigned. 

    Dunlap School District's assistant superintendent Karen Beverlin has resigned. 

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