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US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

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The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack. More>>

8 year old TV News "super fan" visits 25 News Video included

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8 year old Milwaukee boy has been a fan of TV news since the tender age of 3, especially NBC stations, which brought him to our studio here at 25 News...

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Future of the River Trail Apartment project Video included

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The River Trail Apartment project is still slowly moving forward.

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Purple Heroin; fatal with one dose Video included

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Purple Heroin is the latest type of heroin to sweep through Central Illinois.

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Illinois state treasurer calling for Gov. Rauner to sign Life Insurance Reform Act Video included

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Illinois is just a few days away from the required deadline for a balanced budget. And if the state goes into the fiscal year without one, lawmakers may face a bigger issue.

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Peoria Public Schools feeding more students in free summer meal program Video included

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 In recent years Peoria the school has teamed up with several social service agencies to make sure students get free breakfast and lunch during the summer outside the classrooms.  "We've partnered with the Friendship House, Salvation Army, and faith based groups.  Really the philosophy has been don't expect the kids to come to us because we have a free breakfast and lunch program go find them," said Sodexo Food Manager Mark Streamer.  Sodexo manages the ... More>>

Wings of Hope takes flight

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Wings of Hope is a aviation nonprofit organization that started by delivering food and aid to countries overseas in 1962.

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State budget crisis forces end of YWCA Medivan program

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The YWCA McLean County is eliminating a service to transport clients to their medical appointments due to the ongoing state budget crisis. 

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Jake the Diamond Dog steals the show at Tincaps game

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The Fort Wayne Tincaps started their week off with a 5-1 win Monday, but it was a certain four-legged helper that got the attention online.

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Illinois lottery winners to face payment delays starting July 1

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If you win more than $25,000 in the Illinois Lottery after July 1, don't expect to take home your winnings right away. 

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WIU's tallest building set to implode on Saturday

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Say goodbye to Higgins Hall. Western Illinois University's tallest building is set for implosion this Saturday. 

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Multiple fires cause extensive damage in St. David

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Multiple structure fires in St. David kept several area fire departments busy through the afternoon Monday.  

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Child pornography lands Pekin man with prison sentence

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A Pekin man is sentenced to six and a half years in prison for possessing, and receiving child pornography. 55-year-old Darin Eldridge pled guilty back in February. He was identified by authorities, after they found out that a computer inside Eldridge's home was using a peer-to-peer file sharing program to download , and share child porn. After he is released from prison, Eldridge will be required to register a sex offender, and be under supervised released for 10 years. More>>

LaSalle County man charged with murder of 12-day-old baby

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Murder charges have been filed against a Marseilles man in connection with the death of a 12-day-old baby. The Ottawa Times reports 30-year-old Jeffery Price faces first degree murder charges in connection with the baby's death. Prosecutors tell the paper Price allegedly hit and shook the baby, fracturing its skull. It is unclear if Price was related to the infant. Price remains in the LaSalle County Jail, and is due back in court on July 7th. He faces up to 60 years in prison if... More>>

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

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A conservative Republican senator who doesn't back the GOP health care bill is using unusually sharp tones to criticize party leaders. More>>

Softball Mask Safety - A Nearly Deadly Incident Video included

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This past weekend it was just another game for a local elementary softball team, until a play nearly turned deadly.

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Green street project enters phase two Video included

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The unique solution Peoria picked seems to be working. 

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Group urges legislature to pass budget Video included

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Peoria Regional School Superintendent Beth Derry says programs including the alternative school at Wildlife Prairie Park will suffer if there is no state budget  adopted by August.  "We will not bring staff back and implementing services.  it will be delayed for things such as truancy services," she said..  Canton school's superintendent says the 2600 students there will be in peril..  "If there is an absence of a state budget it means that ... More>>

New changes for child support in Illinois effective July 1st Video included

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The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced Friday, new rules for child support will use an income-sharing model. Meaning, child support will be calculated by both parent's income. The current statute  for Illinois is primarily based on the income of the parent who is obligated to pay-- and by the number of children "For the new legislation if the non-primary residential parent,or non-primary custodial parent has 146 nights or more a year then... More>>

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