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  • BREAKING UPDATE: Airport reopens, man arrested, following security incident at PIA

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:30 AM EST2018-02-17 14:30:31 GMT
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    One man is in custody, after trying to ram a stolen vehicle into the front of the Peoria International Airport's main terminal. 

    One man is in custody, after trying to ram a stolen vehicle into the front of the Peoria International Airport's main terminal. 

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Looking to start your own business? A workshop may help

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If you are interested in starting your own business and do not know where to start, you may be in luck! The Minority Business Development Center and the Small Business Development Center at Bradley have teamed up to provide a free workshop. The workshop took place at the Minority Business Development Center Saturday.  The workshops teach things like getting your business name registered, insurance and business plans.  They offer classes every month.  "You don'...

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Marshall County man arrested for threatening to 'kill them all' at Midland High

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A Marshall County man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly threatening to 'kill them all' at Midland High School. The Peoria Journal-Star reports David Oser was arrested on felony charges of threatening a school building or person. The paper says Oser called Midland High School's principal on Thursday with those threatening messages. 25 News has reached out to Marshall County State's Attorney Paul Bauer, but he has not returned our call. In the article, Bauer mentioned Oser h...

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Pritzker replies to backlash over racial political cartoon

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The 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial race is already marked by attacks ads from incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker. We caught up with him about a controversial, racially charged cartoon. 

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Black Panther buzzing around the country including Central Illinois Video included

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You may have noticed a life-sized black cat character appearing in a car commercial.   He's been getting a plug for more than six months on television. This weekend he debuts on the silver screen in Marvel's latest superhero character Black Panther.   Landmark Theater manager says the movie is having mass appeal.  Marvel Comic  superhero black panther has been around for more than four decades. But  for many folks they're meeting the character on the silver s... More>>

An event in Bloomington to stop violence Video included

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In 2017 the Bloomington Police Department investigated 1,725 domestic violence cases, according to their Facebook page. It is an epidemic that often adversely affects women and children.  In fact, an event in Bloomington on Friday estimated a billion women will be assaulted over the course of their lifetime.  The worldwide campaign is called One Billion Rising. It is a campaign that draws awareness to end violence against women and children. Every February people around th... More>>

Read the full Mueller indictment of 13 Russians accused of 2016 election meddling

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Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals Friday with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda.  Read the full indictment here.  More>>

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Bloomington man pleads not guilty to wife's stabbing death

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A Bloomington man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing his wife to death in their home earlier this month.  

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Eureka woman killed in Thursday morning crash

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A Eureka woman is dead after a Thursday morning crash just east of the city. 

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Governor Bruce Rauner reacts to latest school shooting, talks about Illinois students' safety Video included

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25 News sat down with Governor Bruce Rauner to get his take on what we can do to try to prevent school shootings...

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New legislation on concealed carry Video included

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Following the school shooting in Florida, legislation on gun control is back in the spotlight.

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The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims Video included

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The police officer who arrested the high school shooting suspect in Florida says the teen looked like a "typical high school student" when he spotted him walking away from the school. More>>

Candles held high to remember stabbing victim, Nicole Elbert Video included

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Family and friends in McLean County overcome with grief gathered Thursday night, to honor 30-year-old Nicole Elbert. 

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School districts and college say Rauner's pension proposal would hurt budgets Video included

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Governor Bruce Rauner wants school districts, state colleges and universities to take over paying teacher pension costs.  Rauner says the pension costs shift is needed to help get the state's finances back in order.   A spokesman for Illinois State University said any shift in  teacher pension  and healthcare costs to the college could potentially wipe out it's annual state appropriation.  "It would be a costly process and if this is something that ends ... More>>

Caterpillar tax penalty increased to $2.3b by IRS

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The Internal Revenue Service wants Caterpillar to pay more than $2.3 billion in back taxes, the company said in a filing Thursday. 

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Home and History: Lincoln-Douglas debates paved Lincoln's road to the White House Video included

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This week these United States celebrate Abe Lincoln’s 209th birthday. And because it's also Black History Month, we're heading back to where Lincoln caught America’s attention through a series of debates, including one at Knox College. 

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Comedian Kevin Hart playing in Peoria this April

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Comedian Kevin Hart of "Jumanji" fame is heading to Peoria this spring.  Hart will play at the Peoria Civic Center on April 26. 

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Monmouth student arrested with pellet gun at school

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A student at a Monmouth alternative school was arrested Thursday morning after attempting to bring a pellet gun into the building.

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Remembering a life on Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day is more than a day for couples.  On Wednesday, Feb. 14, a woman who lost her life is being remembered in a pay-it-forward sort of way by some local businesses.  Attitudes & Nail Images unveiled a special project to help people in our community.  The idea started just a few years ago when a lifelong Peoria resident Colleen Kellerman was struggling to get up the stairs.  In 2013 she was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare,...

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  • Commerce Bank sign fire extinguished quickly

    Commerce Bank sign fire extinguished quickly

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-15 17:04:37 GMT

    A downtown Peoria building's sign briefly caught fire Thursday morning. 

    A downtown Peoria building's sign briefly caught fire Thursday morning. 

  • Checkout lanes no longer required at Pekin Walmart

    Checkout lanes no longer required at Pekin Walmart

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:16 AM EST2018-02-15 15:16:16 GMT

    Customers at the Pekin Walmart are now able to use their phones to bypass the checkout lanes completely. 

    Customers at the Pekin Walmart are now able to use their phones to bypass the checkout lanes completely. 

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    UPDATE: Multiple students suffer minor injuries in Wednesday school bus crash

    UPDATE: Multiple students suffer minor injuries in Wednesday school bus crash

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:49 AM EST2018-02-15 13:49:50 GMT

    A multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus has shut down U.S. Route 150 at Abraham Road.  

    A multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus has shut down U.S. Route 150 at Abraham Road.  

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