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Hundreds in Peoria given second chance at Expungement Summit

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Hundreds in Peoria are getting a fresh start after having old criminal charges cleared from their records. State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth hosted the first-ever Expungement Summit on Saturday.  It was aimed at clearing or sealing records of people in Peoria who were convicted of crimes...

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Relay for Life raises tens of thousands despite storms

The event had plenty to do for all ages, all benefiting cancer research. The event had plenty to do for all ages, all benefiting cancer research.
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Rain or shine, the Relay for Life marches on to support those living with or affected by cancer. The Tazewell County relay had to move inside to avoid stormy conditions on Saturday, but they didn't let the weather stop them from making lap after lap around Robein Elementary's gym in East Peoria...

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MAJOR ILLINOIS RIVER FLOODING

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MAJOR ILLINOIS RIVER FLOODING!  Widespread heavy rain over the weekend will not only result in flash flooding but a sudden rise of the Illinois river, the Spoon river and the Mackinaw river resulting in major flooding.  A crest of 29.4' is predicated at Peoria on Thursday and that would surpass the highest crest on record of 29.35' in 2013.  At this level downtown Peoria and all areas along the river will be affected.  

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Teams gear up for Relay for Life Video included

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 This Saturday is the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Tazewell County.

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Unions hold honor march Video included

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  A half-mile walk through downtown Peoria, helped shed light on the fact that even with OSHA laws, union workers still die in work-related accidents.

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Heavy Weekend Rain

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Heavy weekend rain will pose a flash flooding problem over most of the area.  Rainfall amounts will range from 2-5" as clusters of showers and storms move in and out of the area through Sunday night.  Stay safe, stay dry and stay tuned. More>>

Orange Outrage: Hi-C is out at McDonald's, fans not taking news well Video included

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 McDonald's is phasing out the drink by the end of July, but has announced a replacement...

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A slam dunk for the Greater Peoria Honor Flight Video included

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It was game-on Friday morning at Georgetowne Middle School, and these kids certainly have more than one reason for all these smiles.

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Former football coach of fallen U.S. Army Ranger speaks out Video included

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"One of the things that stood out to me about josh was is personality that he was a good athlete, but it didn't go to his head at all," said Normal Community High School football coach, Bryan Thomas. 

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Cleve Heidelberg not released on bond, 'willing to wait a little longer.' Video included

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Peoria County Judge Albert Purham says his decision to vacant the 1970 murder conviction is a separate issue from the appeal.  "I know you would like to call the request for his immediate release to be a ministerial act but I believe the appellate court has a process by which they address bonding pending appeal," Judge Albert Purham said during the hearing...

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Donations still needed as Fill the Crib campaign ends

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Right now, we'd like to thank you for helping our effort to fill the crib for the Crittenton Center's Fill the Crib campaign.  The campaign's exact totals won't be known until everything is tallied sometime in the next week, but we do know that thousands of people have donated toys, food, formula, clothing and so much more to support the Crisis Nursery and help out vulnerable children.

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Reminder: Turn Around, Don't Drown

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With heavy rain expected to hit Central Illinois this weekend, the National Weather Service is reminding motorists to stay safe when traveling through areas experiencing flooding.  

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Judge: Heidelberg bond hearing must be held in appellate court

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Cleve Heidelberg will have to wait for a bond hearing after his 47-year-old murder conviction was overturned.  

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Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire.

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Report: Livingston County man charged with threatening woman, shooting horse

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A Livingston County man is in jail on charges of threatening an ex-girlfriend with a gun and shooting her horse. 

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Mattis: Nation owes Army Rangers "irredeemable debt"

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said the country owes Army Sgts. Josh Rodgers and Cameron Thomas an "irredeemable debt" after they died Thursday in Afghanistan. "Fighting alongside their Afghan partners, Josh and Cameron proved themselves willing to go into danger and impose a brutal cost on enemies in their path. They carried out their operation against ISIS-K in Afghanistan before making the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and our freedoms," said Ma... More>>

Booth resigns as Manual basketball coach to focus on new district role

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Manual Academy head basketball coach Derrick Booth announced he will step down to focus on his new administrative role with Peoria Public Schools.

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McLean County to recount Normal mayoral votes

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The McLean County Clerk will recount the votes in the Normal mayoral contest in early May. 

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Local congressmen mourn the death of Bloomington soldier

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Twin Cities area U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis are mourning the loss of a Bloomington soldier killed in action in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Rodgers was one of two service members killed Thursday during an operation in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

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"Biggie" the mandrill dies at Peoria Zoo

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The Peoria Zoo is mourning the loss of their male mandrill Friday morning.  

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U.S. House lawyer: Schock prosecutors may have broken law Video included

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A lawyer for the House of Representatives said prosecutors in the case of former Rep. Aaron Schock may have broken the law by telling a secret informant to steal information from Schock's office. 

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