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U.S. House Whip says dems have edge in elections next year Video included

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Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer joined Peoria Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for a  roundtable discussion in Peoria on Monday.  Congressman Hoyer thinks that voters are disappointed by the gridlock in Washington.    He says they want more accountability from elected officials.  "I think they're gonna want to have the checks and balances that our founding fathers put in place established by, putting frankly Democrats in charge of the House of Representative... More>>

South Side Mission to cook up 500 pies Video included

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So many pies, so little time.

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Bustos and Democrats on "Make It In America" Tour Video included

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17th District Congresswoman  Cheri Bustos was in Peoria Monday to see what kind of economic progress has been made here in Central Illinois. She was joined by two other members of Congress House Whip Steny Hoyer and California Representative Jimmy Panetta.   It was part of their "Make It In America" tour being conducted in cities around the country.  Hoyer and other House Democrats launched their Make It In America agenda in 2010 to help spur job growth.  ... More>>

Animals on the move Video included

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The purpose is to record the animals' journey and see how far they go. 

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Peoria County Sheriff prepares his team for Black-Out Wednesday

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Before we get to weekend shopping we have to get through Thanksgiving.  

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Bears and Packers fans needed for annual Salvation Army kettle challenge

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The Salvation Army is challenging Bears and Packers fans to prove who has the most holiday spirit.  

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Wheelchair-bound man dies following garage fire

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A 53-year-old wheelchair-bound man from Dwight died of his injuries after his garage caught on fire this weekend. 

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Peoria economy changes little in third quarter

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The long-term economic forecast for the Peoria area points to little overall change, a new report from Bradley University said.  

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Rumors of gunshots at Round1 possibly spurred by fallen mannequin: police report

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False rumors of gunshots at Northwoods Mall's Round1 arcade on Saturday were possibly spurred by the noise caused by a mannequin falling.  

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Chicago chances of winning Amazon HQ2 are poor: CNBC analysis

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Multiple major American cities are vying for Amazon's HQ2 and the 50,000 jobs it promises to bring.  

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Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen moving to Donovan Park

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A local eatery is hoping to take a chance on a new location at Donovan Park. Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen is announcing plans to move from Junction City to the Donovan Park Clubhouse in early 2018. 

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Democrat Brian Deters announces congressional run against LaHood

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A Mortonite is making a run against U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood for Congress.  

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Peoria Heights police investigating armed robbery at business

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Peoria Heights police are investigating an armed robbery at a business on Saturday night. 

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Thanksgiving week begins with falling gas prices

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    As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday travel week, there is good news at the gas pump.    

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EXCLUSIVE - Berlin security guard recounts early Sunday AM shooting Video included

This picture is from video of the scene shortly after the shooting, provided by Brandon Gray. This picture is from video of the scene shortly after the shooting, provided by Brandon Gray.
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An early Sunday morning shooting in Peoria sent two to the hospital. The shooting was called in at 3:35 AM, according to Peoria Police. The shooting happened on the 600 block of Main, on the sidewalk near Berlin nightclub and First United Methodist Church. Two people were taken to the hospital following that shooting. One of them is a man, the other victim's gender hasn't been released, nor have the extent of their injuries.  In an exclusive interview with 25 News, Jordan Sha... More>>

Festival gives families something to look forward to for holiday season Video included

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The giving season is officially underway and Peoria's 9th annual Festival of Trees is proof.  The festival was hosted by the Crittenton Centers to nurture and protect the families of Central Illinois and it's one of their largest fundraisers. 

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Just a few hands, but thousands of meals

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Thanksgiving is just days away, with so much talk about giving thanks and giving back, we wanted to highlight two charities that are making it their mission to do that - Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries. 

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UPDATE: Police say "large scale fight" started at Round 1, spilled out to main mall area

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There are no reports of injuries or arrests at this time after a "large scale" fight broke out at the new Round 1 arcade in Peoria's Northwoods Mall Saturday.

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Woman dead after Fulton County house fire

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A Cuba woman is dead after a house fire on Friday afternoon.

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Seasonal depression is a real thing

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Although the holidays are a great time to relax, eat and be around friends and family, the truth is many struggle during this time of year.  Mental health professionals say holidays can be financially stressful and depression cases worsen from all the added pressures. Licensed Clinical Counselor Colleen Worley says it's important to be proactive. "Our emphasis a lot of times on the holidays is doing for others but we need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves first...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Snow falls across Central Illinois

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The Illinois State University football team had more than a rival team to contend with on Saturday as snowfall blanketed Hancock Stadium.

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4 years later: One family rebuilt from the ground up

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From Pekin to Peoria, East Peoria, and especially Washington, the damage was nothing short of devastating. One Washington woman says rebuilding after the tornado wasn't just an option...but a necessity...

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    UPDATE: Missing 9-year-old girl found

    UPDATE: Missing 9-year-old girl found

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:00 AM EST2017-11-18 05:00:07 GMT

    UPDATE: A missing 9-year-old girl was found and is now safe.

    UPDATE: A missing 9-year-old girl was found and is now safe.

  • Washington woman who lost her home to a tornado reflects back, 4 years later

    Washington woman who lost her home to a tornado reflects back, 4 years later

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:54 PM EST2017-11-18 04:54:41 GMT
    On this 4th anniversary of the tornadoes that touched down in Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington, one local woman rebuilding was no option, but instead a family necessity. "It's a challenge you know, how do we get through this, you really have to dig down deep," she explains, looking back on that day. Mary and Steve Trueblood's Washington home was destroyed by the tornado four years ago.  Mary says she and four of her sons rushed to the basement after hearing the stor...
    On this 4th anniversary of the tornadoes that touched down in Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington, one local woman rebuilding was no option, but instead a family necessity. "It's a challenge you know, how do we get through this, you really have to dig down deep," she explains, looking back on that day. Mary and Steve Trueblood's Washington home was destroyed by the tornado four years ago.  Mary says she and four of her sons rushed to the basement after hearing the stor...
  • Winter weather alerts are now simpler

    Winter weather alerts are now simpler

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-11-18 04:49:44 GMT

    As cooler Weather moves our way, the start of Winter gets closer. This is Winter Weather Preparedness week in Illinois, and one of the ways we can be ready for wintery weather this year has to do with some changes you need to be aware of.

    As cooler Weather moves our way, the start of Winter gets closer. This is Winter Weather Preparedness week in Illinois, and one of the ways we can be ready for wintery weather this year has to do with some changes you need to be aware of.

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