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Victim identified in Tazewell County crash

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 CORONER JAMIE HARWOOD SAYS THE DRIVER WAS 82-YEAR-OLD RONALD BAUER OF EAST PEORIA...

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With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later

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Prince fans will mark the anniversary of his sudden death by gathering at Minnesota sites made famous by the "Purple Rain" superstar. More>>

EXCLUSIVE: An inside look at Komatsu Video included

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By the middle of next year Caterpillar's new global headquarters will be fully operational in Deerfield. 

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Students get hands-on experience at East Peoria Community High School career fair Video included

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Some of us know at a pretty early age what we want to be when we grow up. 

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Preschoolers release 6,000 ladybugs for Earth Day Video included

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Needs for child abuse support highlighted in Hands Around the Courthouse event Video included

Of the over 900 child abuse cases, CASA only has enough staff to handle a third. Of the over 900 child abuse cases, CASA only has enough staff to handle a third.
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Hand-in-hand, Peorians are working on making Central Illinois a better place for families and children in abusive situations. "Everybody should have some level of care and compassion for our community, because we all live here," said Jeff Gress of Crittenton Centers.  The 10th annual Hands Around The Courthouse...

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Peoria mother charged with attempted murder of child

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A 21-year-old Peoria woman is charged with attempting to murder her child earlier this week. Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Fantasia Watson is charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated domestic battery in connection with the Tuesday incident. 

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Galesburg man arrested on child porn dissemination charges

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A Galesburg man is in jail after allegedly distributing child pornography. 

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FDA: Children, breastfeeding women should avoid codeine medicines

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The Food and Drug Administration is issuing its strongest warning yet against the usage of codeine and tramadol medications for children.  

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Bloomington woman shoots alleged burglar

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A Bloomington man is in jail after police said a woman shot him during a burglary incident.  

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2007 fatal accident inspires safe driving effort at Fieldcrest HS

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A tragic accident 10 years ago inspired a student group at Fieldcrest High School to bring a safe driving program to their school. 

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ID made in University of Illinois student death

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A University of Illinois student believed to have set himself on fire atop the performing arts center's rooftop has been identified. 

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Two-car accident briefly shuts down eastbound McClugage Bridge

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Both lanes of the eastbound span of the McClugage Bridge were closed for an hour on Friday after a two-car accident. The bridge was closed from roughly 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Police did not give many details about the extent of the injures, though none are believed to be life-threatening. 

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Public meeting set for Riverfront Park project

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Want to know more about what's next for the Riverfront Village space on the Peoria Riverfront. You'll have your chance next week. 

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Cleve Heidelberg to get new trial after overturning of 1970 murder conviction Video included

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A judge has thrown out Cleve Heidelberg's conviction and ruled that he should get a new trial. Heidelberg was convicted in 1970 of the murder of Peoria County Sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Espinoza.

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Turn playing video games into a career! Video included

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Bloomington school district 87 hosted a family technology event Thursday night for grade school students who may have a bright future geared towards tech games and toys.  

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Pecatonica woman falls 50 feet at Grand Canyon

A woman from the Stateline is recovering Thursday after falling about 50 at the Grand Canyon earlier this week. 

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A wise lesson for Dunlap students attending prom Video included

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Eight percent of those who aren't even old enough to drink, do so and then get behind the wheel. 

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School Within A School Video included

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A District 150 program, designed to help students on the brink of being expelled is proving to be a big hit.   School within a School Program is helping kids both in and out of the classroom.  Lincoln Middle school students are getting a workout at Core.  But their biggest challenge yet is in the classroom inside this "school within a School.  "Being upstairs I got a lot of family and we're all in the same class.  It's really hard to focus upsta... More>>

Student loan fears mount as graduation nears Video included

The Federal Reserve claims students graduate with an average of $25,500 in student loan debt from public schools. The Federal Reserve claims students graduate with an average of $25,500 in student loan debt from public schools.
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Finals are right around the corner, and beyond that, graduation - but the specter of student loans looms over all of the celebration for many graduates.  "My parents just told me that, 'yeah we're going to take out a loan,' and that I'm just going to have to pay it off after college," explained Illinois State University freshman Tyler Short. The Federal Reserve reports that student loan debt in the U.S. amounts to over...

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Kindergarten Transition Fair this Saturday

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Parents do you have little ones ready for kindergarten? 

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CityLink offers free rides in honor of former GM

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In honor of a former CityLink General Manager's birthday, passengers rode for free Thursday. 

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No foul play suspected in Pontiac man's death

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A Pontiac man's death last month was ruled accidental following an investigation. 

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Illinois unemployment rate under 5 percent for first time in 10 years

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For the first time in 10 years, the Illinois unemployment rate has dropped down below 5 percent.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security said unemployment dropped to 4.9 percent in March. 

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