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Take a trip to Fondulac Farm Park Video included

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So many animals, so little time.  The Fondulac Farm Park in East Peoria is breaking in their new summer hours.  Here at the Fondulac Farm Park, it's an animal lovers heaven.  "Oh, this is great! There is a lot for the kids to see and a lot of things for the kids to do. Parents love it because it's not a lot of walking," said Sandy Ascherl, a staff member for the park.  Goat, bunnies, and ducks, oh my! Just walking through these doors takes you back t... More>>

Smoke alarms allow Streator family to escape burning home

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A Streator family was able to get out of their burning house safely, due to working smoke alarms. 

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Discarded cigarette ignited cottonwood fluff, damages Normal home

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Cottonwood tree fluff ignited by a discarded cigarette is responsible for damaging a home on Taft Drive in Normal.

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Peoria and Pekin host two separate events for kids celebrating start of summer

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A fun evening for the kids in Peoria Thursday for the "Streets Belong to Me" event. And the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin hosts similar event...

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Chuck's summer outlook: crank up the A/C! Video included

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Memorial Day will feel more like the Fourth of July. Is our hot weather a preview of things to come this summer? Chief Meteorologist Chuck Collins gives his long-range forecast for this summer that includes hot, and dry conditions.

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Planting memories, using gardening to cope with loss Video included

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Folks in the River City are creating life after losing their loved ones. Of course it's never easy to cope with loss, especially when it involves violence, but  Yolanda Wallace has figured out a way to make the journey through pain, a little more manageable. 

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Lincoln's personal effects may need help from a new age fund raising tool to stay in the public eye Video included

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Crowd funding now underway to keep Abe Lincoln's things from going back to a private collector.

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Burial for 13 people whose remains were left on shelves

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OSF Saint Francis and Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood collaborated to give individuals a proper burial. It took place Thursday for 13 people whose remains were left on shelves at the coroner's office. It was held at Saint Mary's Cemetery  The remains were sitting there unclaimed until Harwood stepped in. Harwood said he wanted to pay respect to these individuals  and the lives they lived. He said this was about doing the right thing and believed they deserved a fi...

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Washburn pleads not guilty, bond set at $5m in 1986 murder case

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A Eureka man's bond was set at $5 million in a 1986 murder case in Washington state. 

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  • Local attorneys penalized for professional misconduct

    Local attorneys penalized for professional misconduct

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:32:34 GMT
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    Two local attorneys face suspensions after the Illinois Supreme Court said they violated state ethics law by engaging in professional misconduct.  

    Two local attorneys face suspensions after the Illinois Supreme Court said they violated state ethics law by engaging in professional misconduct.  

  • Galesburg man arrested on child porn charges

    Galesburg man arrested on child porn charges

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:36:00 GMT
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    A Galesburg man faces child pornography charges after he was arrested today in Knox County. 

    A Galesburg man faces child pornography charges after he was arrested today in Knox County. 

  • Defense Authorization would require the Department of Defense to cover travel of family for non-combat servicemembers

    Fallen Hero's Family Travel Act makes it out of the U.S House

    Fallen Hero's Family Travel Act makes it out of the U.S House

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:26:33 GMT

    U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) introduced legislation inspired by the family of fallen Petty Officer Logan Palmer of Harristown, Ill.   Palmer died Aug. 21 from injuries sustained when the warship USS John McCain collided with a tanker near Singapore last year.  The Palmer family was appalled to find out they were required  to pay for all travel to Dover Air Force Base to claim the remains of their departed servicemember.  Because of a loop ...

    U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) introduced legislation inspired by the family of fallen Petty Officer Logan Palmer of Harristown, Ill.   Palmer died Aug. 21 from injuries sustained when the warship USS John McCain collided with a tanker near Singapore last year.  The Palmer family was appalled to find out they were required  to pay for all travel to Dover Air Force Base to claim the remains of their departed servicemember.  Because of a loop ...

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