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Localized evacuation ordered after gas line rupture in Pekin

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A localized evacuation in in effect after a repair crew ruptured an unmarked gas line at Fourth and Broadway during a sewer repair. 

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Former St. Louis Rams player shares message of hope at local high school

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A former pro football player turned farmer is sharing his story with community business leaders and students.

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Mattoon teacher credited with stopping school shooting: report

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Police are hailing a math and PE teacher who helped defuse a school shooting at an eastern Illinois high school Wednesday. 

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Morton man wins Carnegie hero medal for actions in 2015 library knife attack

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A Morton man was recognized with a Carnegie Medal for heroism after saving children from a knife-wielding man in a library in 2015.  

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UPDATE: Kids playing with lighter caused North Valley house fire

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UPDATE: The Peoria Fire Department said kids playing with a lighter is the cause of the house fire in the 500 block of Cornhill on Wednesday.

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Twin Cities Remember Popular Swimming Coach Video included

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The funeral for popular swim coach Rachel Dean was held in Bloomington Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Bank robbery suspect killed in officer-involved shooting Video included

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Peoria police said shots were fired after a bank robbery suspect exited a Peoria home armed with a gun.  

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Food summit looks at providing healthier choices here Video included

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Local farmers hope a new effort can help you bring healthier foods to your family dinner table.

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Opioid overdoses spiking in Peoria and McLean County Video included

Opioids still plaguing Central Illinois Opioids still plaguing Central Illinois
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Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says there have been five drug related overdoses since Thursday September 14th - Tuesday September 19th. That's two less than McLean County - Coroner Kathleen Davis stating that there were seven in the past week. The rash of opioid overdoses doesn't have just one cause. 

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UPDATE: Father killed two children, set fire, committed suicide Video included

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Three people are dead after a fire early Tuesday on Brittany Court in Bloomington. 

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New citizens, new opportunities

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Central Illinois is now home to nearly 700 new Americans. 

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Chicago state senator announces run for Illinois Attorney General

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State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) will run to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois Attorney General. Raoul, an attorney by profession, has served in the state Senate since was appointed to the seat Barack Obama vacated to join the U.S. Senate in 2004.  

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Suspect in custody after eastern Illinois school shooting: report

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A suspect is in custody after at least one person was shot at a high school in eastern Illinois Wednesday morning. WAND-TV reports several shots were fired at Mattoon High School. Police were called to the scene around 11:45 a.m. on a report of shots fired in the area. Few additional details are available.  Mattoon is about 2 and a half hours southeast of Peoria.  More>>

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