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Extra police on scene at Tremont, Morton schools

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There is a police presence at both Tremont and Morton schools today after the mass shooting allegedly committed by Morton native Travis Reinking at a Nashville Waffle House Sunday.  

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Woodford County woman's weight gain caused by 20-pound tumor

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When El Paso woman Kim Turner started noticing her stomach getting bigger three years ago, she tried to lose the weight, but couldn't.  

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Semi rolls over on I-74 Westbound, causes morning rush hour traffic issues

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Authorities are currently on the scene of a semi rollover on Interstate 74 westbound, near the Mitsubishi exit in McLean County.

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UPDATE: Nashville Police/SWAT teams continue search for Travis Reinking Video included

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A $25,000 reward is being offered for any information leading police to Travis Reinking, the suspect wanted for killing four people, injuring four, at a Waffle House in Tennessee. Police believe he may still have one weapon on him, a handgun, but believed to be a gun that had been taken away. Despite moving to Tennessee recently, many of Reinking's roots are still here in Morton. 25 News went to several places Sunday, trying to track down the suspect's family for insight into t...

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Local Eagle Scout works for nine months on project

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The honor of earning the rank of Eagle Scout is something that Scouts strive for their entire career - but to get there, they have to be willing to give back. One Bloomington Scout is doing just that, in excess. Thomas Holmes' Eagle project has been going on for nine months. He, his dad and his troop are working to beautify the Humane Society of Central Illinois, hoping the improved image of the charity will lead to more adoptions. "Once it's done, being almost May, it will be... More>>

Digging Deeper: Travis Reinking's Background Video included

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A look into Travis Reinking's background reveals several, bizarre incidents in Central Illinois.

 

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Weed Walk in Bloomington Video included

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Walk organized by medical cannabis advocates.

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UPDATE: Reinking once thought he was stalked by Taylor Swift, barged into public pool: police reports

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UPDATE 5 PM: The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office has released several incident reports about past interactions with Waffle House quadruple murder suspect Travis Reinking.

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South Rome home destroyed in fire

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A man was taken to the hospital after a large house fire in Chillicothe on Sunday afternoon.  

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Pekin Planning to End Police Explorers Program Video included

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25 News was the first to learn from Pekin Police that the Pekin Police Explorers program will end April 30th. Police said the program has been successful for about 30 years and one of the longest running programs. Pekin police cite budget cuts as the reason, since the city is trying to close its' deficit. This program introduces students to the life of an officer and teaches responsibility, teamwork, and giving back to the community.  "It's a great opportunity to be able ...

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Kids Day Draws Big Crowds Video included

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Kids just want to have a little fun and plenty of them had a blast Saturday at the Pekin Kids Festival at Avanti's Dome. It's an annual tradition from families all across Illinois. Kids jumped on inflatables, went on fun carnival rides and met some of their favorite superheros. Organizers said they wanted to do something fun to celebrate the warming weather in a safe, responsible way. "This gives everyone the opportunity to get together. It's safe, it's clean in here. We have a...

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  • Community project to address drug epidemic, reduce stigma

    Community project to address drug epidemic, reduce stigma

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:29:11 GMT

    The drug epidemic is sweeping our nation causing too many lives to be lost too soon. On Saturday there was a community-wide initiative in Peoria to address this epidemic, reduce the stigma, and help those who need it most.  About two years ago one mother, Sharon Harkless, lost her son, Cody, to drugs. Part of her healing process was starting an initiative called Cody's Crusaders. Then she teamed up with city leaders to start the Peoria Recovery Project. "Addiction, it affe...

    The drug epidemic is sweeping our nation causing too many lives to be lost too soon. On Saturday there was a community-wide initiative in Peoria to address this epidemic, reduce the stigma, and help those who need it most.  About two years ago one mother, Sharon Harkless, lost her son, Cody, to drugs. Part of her healing process was starting an initiative called Cody's Crusaders. Then she teamed up with city leaders to start the Peoria Recovery Project. "Addiction, it affe...

  • 18-year-old man killed after officer-involved shooting identified

    18-year-old man killed after officer-involved shooting identified

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:26:33 GMT

    The Peoria County Coroner has identified the man who died after an officer-involved shooting in rural Mackinaw Friday.

    The Peoria County Coroner has identified the man who died after an officer-involved shooting in rural Mackinaw Friday.

  • East Peoria man arrested after multi-county car chase

    East Peoria man arrested after multi-county car chase

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:20:43 GMT
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    An East Peoria man faces charges after leading police from two counties on a high speed chase Friday.

    An East Peoria man faces charges after leading police from two counties on a high speed chase Friday.

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  • In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

    In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:46:45 GMT
    (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, the Salt Lake Tribune Editor Matt Canham breaks out the champagne after their 2017 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting was announced, in Salt Like City. ...(Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, the Salt Lake Tribune Editor Matt Canham breaks out the champagne after their 2017 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting was announced, in Salt Like City. ...
    The Denver Post's cry for help in the form of an editorial pleading for new ownership resonated nationally.
    The Denver Post's cry for help in the form of an editorial pleading for new ownership resonated nationally.
  • Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

    Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:40:20 GMT
    Regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claims that Ohio's largest online charter school used new software that it installed in 2016 to intentionally inflate attendance figures.
    Regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claims that Ohio's largest online charter school used new software that it installed in 2016 to intentionally inflate attendance figures.
  • The Latest: Prosecutors downplay Cosby travel records

    The Latest: Prosecutors downplay Cosby travel records

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:40:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't allow his lawyers to introduce testimony they say would shed light on the possible motivation of the comedian's chief accuser.
    The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't allow his lawyers to introduce testimony they say would shed light on the possible motivation of the comedian's chief accuser.
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