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Schnucks helps shop out hunger Video included

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Schnucks teamed up with local food banks earlier today to Shop Out Hunger

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A special win for a special triathlete Video included

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Today marked an annual tradition in Tremont that pushed local athletes to their limits.

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Dozens volunteer to build wheelchair ramps across Central Illinois Video included

In all, 13 ramps were build around the tri-county area, all free of charge. In all, 13 ramps were build around the tri-county area, all free of charge.
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Saturday was a beautiful summer day in the River City - and many spent their day helping the Ready to Roll Ramps for Independence program. "We saw the need for ramps, and just doing one per week wasn't getting enough done," explained Jeffrey Heft, CEO of His Helping Hands ministries. "We decided lets do a big push to do them all in one day- or as many as we can in one day." This is the fifth year the Ready to Roll program has helped people across three counties i... More>>

Tazewell Co helps new, expecting mothers with free supplies, education Video included

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The Tazewell County Health Department went the extra mile today for new and expecting mothers on Saturday. The first Bumps to Babies event aimed to provide prenatal and early-childhood care education to new families, as well as soften the financial impact of a new baby. Moms were given diapers, wipes and even toys for free.  "I have children of my own," explained Tierra Neal of the Tazewell County Health Department, "so I know how challenging it can be when you'...

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Bradley hosts Video Game design camp for high school programmers Video included

Students had a working video game after just one week. Students had a working video game after just one week.
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Bradley University hosted the first-ever IRL (In Real Life) Game Design summer camp, aimed at helping future video game designers, programmers and artists get a taste of their careers.  High school students from across Central Illinois spent five days building their own 2D and 3D video games from scratch. "This (camp) is really giving them an opportunity before they go and pick this as their major," explained instructor Zach Abbott. "It gets them associated with ... More>>

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger Video included

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Johnny Depp wants to know the last time an actor assassinated a president. More>>

Relay For Life takes steps towards a cure

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Right now, thousands of people are gathering in Normal to join in the fight to cure cancer-- step by step.

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Street Planting project brings green to Peoria streets Video included

Nearly two dozen people showed up to add a touch of green to Peoria's West Main and Sheridan intersection. Nearly two dozen people showed up to add a touch of green to Peoria's West Main and Sheridan intersection.
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The city of Peoria partnered with the Renaissance Park Community Association to improve the intersection of West Main and Sheridan Road by filling the large cement barriers with ferns and flowers.  The President of the RPCA, Per Ellingson, says...

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Some residents share reasons for staying in Illinois Video included

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Federal census data shows that for the third year in a row Illinois population continues to go down.    Recent U-S census data says more than 37,000 people have left Illinois. Tremont Resident Anissa Sauder echoed a common sentiment for keeping her Illinois home family. "We have roots in Tremont my kids go to school here, the school district is wonderful," she said.   Vicki Reid/East Peoria "Family, great community, good schools, pretty much the small ...

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Pop-up gardens to help beautify city's south side Video included

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You may notice more pop-up gardens on the south side of Peoria. 

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Cause undetermined for Normal house fire

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The cause of a house fire in west Normal late Thursday night is still undetermined. 

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Illinois changes child support calculation method

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Starting July 1, the method to calculate child support payments in Illinois will change. 

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Where to celebrate Independence Day this year

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Here's where you can celebrate the 4th of July this year. 

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Bloomington man catches record bass in local lake

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A Bloomington man has set a new state record for largest hybrid striped bass caught. 

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Pekin police warn area residents about purple heroin

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The Pekin Police Department is seeking to make area residents aware of a dangerous type of heroin spreading through central Illinois. 

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New parking restrictions introduced in Warehouse District

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Two hour parking is now in effect in certain sections of Peoria's Warehouse District.  

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LaSalle County infant dies of traumatic injuries

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A LaSalle County 12-day-old has died of injuries after a traumatic event. 

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Alec Peters drafted by the Phoenix Suns

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Alec Peters dream is now a reality.

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Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard Video included

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Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill. More>>

Tireless project to hold another pickup

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You have a chance to get rid of some old tires this weekend.

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Part of murder conviction overturned in 2013 Peoria murder

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Despite part of his murder conviction being overturned, a Peoria man will still remain in prison for decades.

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May unemployment numbers for Illinois are released

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It continues to be a mixed bag when it comes to the state of Illinois's unemployment rate.

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Streator man sentenced for January murder

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A LaSalle County man is sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for the murder of a Streator woman, and the sexual assault of her 11-year-old son. ...

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Part of former Putnam County steel plant imploded

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The longtime steel plant in Putnam County is no more.

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Normal man sentenced on child porn charges

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A Normal, Illinois man is sentenced to five years in federal prison for receiving child pornography.

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Man found dead in Illinois River by Havana Video included

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Allen's son said his father was a family man, who loved to fish. 

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President Trump's full visit to Eastern Iowa Video included

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President Donald Trump's first visit to Eastern Iowa as commander in chief is in the books. 

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Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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Officials say the airport in Flint, Michigan, has been evacuated after a police officer was injured. More>>

Resident urge state lawmakers to fix the budget crisis

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Before Wednesday's special budget session started in Springfield some local residents got a chance to talk with two state representatives during a breakfast at Bradley University.   With no plans for a  a stop gap budget this year there's a strong sense of urgency among them for ending the three year old budget battle. Many of the seniors and social service providers attending the breakfast at Bradley University brought more than their physical appetites.   Their messa... More>>

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  • Havana man found dead in river

    Havana man found dead in river

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:50:09 GMT

    A family is in mourning after they said their father went fishing and never came home.

    A family is in mourning after they said their father went fishing and never came home.

  • What was once known as U.S. Cellular coliseum has been renamed

    What was once known as U.S. Cellular coliseum has been renamed

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:46:08 GMT

    It hosts multiple events, from sports to the arts, many of you have been there. 

    It hosts multiple events, from sports to the arts, many of you have been there. 

  • School districts want state budget crisis fixed before August

    School districts want state budget crisis fixed before August

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:26:50 GMT
    Illinois schools won't have the safety net used in the past since lawmakers say there will be no stop gap budget this year, and no separate funding bill for education.  So, if a budget isn't adopted by next Friday, many school leaders could find themselves in crisis mode.       Given their track record there is a big possibility that state legislators may not have a budget in time for schools to reopen in August.  Many districts around the state including...
    Illinois schools won't have the safety net used in the past since lawmakers say there will be no stop gap budget this year, and no separate funding bill for education.  So, if a budget isn't adopted by next Friday, many school leaders could find themselves in crisis mode.       Given their track record there is a big possibility that state legislators may not have a budget in time for schools to reopen in August.  Many districts around the state including...
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