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New event hopes to keep moms, daughters talking

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Parents of middle-school students know how to tough of an adjustment into the teenage years can be, especially for girls - and often, this can lead to a lot of stress or spats at home. T.H.I.N.K Academy, short for There's Hope In New Knowledge, tried to change that Saturday in Peoria by hosting what they call Pillow Talk.

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Peoria Public Schools Unveils Wrap Around Center

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Peoria Public School officials hosted their Wrap Around Center kick off event Saturday, peeling back the curtain to give the public a glimpse 

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Galesburg man hit by train

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Galesburg Police say they received a call about a train accident at 1:29p.m.

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Illinois Wesleyan E-Sports team enjoys new gaming arena Video included

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Two words can best describe the feeling on Illinois Wesleyan's campus as they officially unveiled their e-sports arena to their new varsity team: game on. 

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McLean County veterans learn about how board honor flights Video included

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Honor flights are often emotional but endearing opportunities for veterans to visit Washington D.C. to see memorials to their service and now one organization is looking to board more McLean County veterans. 

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Cultural Festival brings community together, promotes diversity

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America is known as a melting pot because of all of the different cultures that blend together here and to celebrate that Bloomington had its annual Cultural Fest Saturday.  

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In the vicinity of Richwoods High School

Power outage on Northmoor Rd

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According to Ameren Illinois approximately 136 units, 330 people lost power tonight around 9 p.m. on Northmoor Rd and Allen Rd.  The outage is not affecting Richwoods High School at this time.  They also confirmed that it is no being caused by weather or the construction in the area. 

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Cold Air Funnels Sighted in Central Illinois

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25 News has received several pictures of a cold air funnel in Northern Peoria county.  

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PCHS opens day care

Reduced rate daycare helps district 108 students learn early child hood development Video included

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Teen parents of Pekin Community High School, employees and families of District 108 get the opportunity to use Little Dragons Early Childhood Education Center, a program designed to cut childcare costs and help high school students get experience in childcare. 

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Pekin kicks off first ever 'Bathtub Races' Video included

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A new sport was born Friday in downtown Pekin - bathtub racing.  Yes you heard correctly.   It all happened near the 400 block of Court Street, that's where crowds of community members, local business and city departments could be found racing creatively decorated bathtubs...

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News Alert

3 overdoses in 30 minutes in Ottawa

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The Ottawa Police Department said the same batch of heroin is responsible for three overdoses in the last 30 minutes. The police are asking people to share the information with any heroin users they may know for their own safety. Ottawa is about an hour and a half north of Peoria.  This story will be updated.  More>>

Pig statue missing from Illinois State Fair

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A Lincoln barbecue business said they believe their pig statue was stolen from the Illinois State Fair. 

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Bradley move-in will bring traffic delays Saturday

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If you're driving in Peoria Saturday, prepare yourself for road closures and delays during the annual Bradley University move-in day.  

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HBO shooting new series in our backyard

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HBO is heading to LaSalle County to shoot a new horror series.  

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Rauner OK's FOID renewal grace period

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Gun owners in Illinois now have a 60-day grace period to keep their FOID cards active while their renewal application is processed, even if the processing period extends beyond the card's expiration date. 

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Rocky Vonachen returns to Bradley for new gig

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Bradley alumnus Rocky Vonachen is returning to his alma mater for a new job.

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Peoria hires assistant city manager, diversity officer

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The city of Peoria is hiring two new managers. 

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Illinois Democrat files resolution condemning "gun sanctuary" counties

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A Democratic state representative is condemning the "gun sanctuary" resolutions cropping up across Illinois as a "shameless political stunt." 

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Two arrested in major Carlock meth bust

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Two men were arrested in a major methamphetamine bust in Carlock Wednesday. 

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ALEX'S SUMMER JOBS: JAM Screen Printing and Embroidery Video included

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It's time to JAM! Quite literally. 

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National Black Cat Appreciation Day! Video included

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You usually hear black cats are bad luck.  It's not true. 

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One shot after early morning home invasion in Peoria Video included

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Peoria police are investigating a possible home invasion turned shooting in Peoria. 

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AFSCME standing their ground against layoffs Video included

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With Peorias budget woes continually on the city council docket,  it has many concerned.  Two women who work for the Peoria Police department in the information and records department have been told they will be laid off because of the budget. 

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Police presence at Illini Bluffs Schools Video included

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Instead of focusing on new teachers and finding their classrooms much of Illini Bluffs was buzzing over notes found across campus.  It was not the kind of notes some of you perhaps passed when you were in school.  Officials said these had what could be considered racial undertones.   Glasford police believe the person may have been in a white vehicle when they left racist material all over the school property early Wednesday morning.   But. they think they got a gl... More>>

Mosquitoes test positive for diseases in Marshall and Putnam counties

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Mosquitoes collected in Marshall and Putnam counties tested positive for multiple diseases.  

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Weather Alert

Barn damaged near Smithfield in storm

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The Smithfield Fire Protection District is on scene after a barn suffered heavy damage following a tornado warning in Fulton County.  No injuries are reported from the storm.  The Fulton County ESDA said it is very likely a large amount of scud clouds will be seen over the next two to three hours. The low-hanging clouds can appear to look like tornadoes. This was what was seen in the Fairview area around 5:10-5:25 p.m., ESDA said.  Stay tuned to 25 News for the lates...

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Peoria police make arrest in June shooting

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The Peoria Police Department made an arrest Monday in connection with a June shooting near Taft Homes. 

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Trump nominates candidate for vacant U.S. Attorney seat

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President Donald Trump nominated a candidate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, after the office sat vacant for more than a year and a half. 

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Rauner signs bill to protect Mahomet Aquifer from natural gas leaks

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Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Thursday boosting protections for the Mahomet Aquifer, which supplies water to a large part of central Illinois. 

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Morton PD: Job posters not linked to criminal behavior

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Job posters circulating around Morton are not linked to any criminal activity, police said Thursday.  

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  • Bridge safety concerns close Illinois 8 at Edwards

    Bridge safety concerns close Illinois 8 at Edwards

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:23:40 GMT
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    The bridge carrying Illinois 8 over the railroad tracks in Edwards will be closed for the next several weeks after safety concerns were discovered. 

    The bridge carrying Illinois 8 over the railroad tracks in Edwards will be closed for the next several weeks after safety concerns were discovered. 

  • Crossing into the new school year

    Crossing into the new school year

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:14 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:14:57 GMT

    Students are returning to the classrooms.  They'll be arriving by car, bus, or foot.  When we think "back to school", we don't necessarily think of crossing guards.

    Students are returning to the classrooms.  They'll be arriving by car, bus, or foot.  When we think "back to school", we don't necessarily think of crossing guards.

  • Council members react to Peoria's budget plan

    Council members react to Peoria's budget plan

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:58:41 GMT

    Tuesday night's Peoria City Council meeting focused on four proposed job losses. 

    Tuesday night's Peoria City Council meeting focused on four proposed job losses. 

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  • US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

    US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:31:43 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:19 AM EDT2018-08-19 10:19:17 GMT
    Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.
    Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.
  • Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:22:45 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-08-19 10:18:31 GMT
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.
  • Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:29 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:17 AM EDT2018-08-19 10:17:45 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
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