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A Pekin marriage proposal 10 years in the making Video included

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Steven Burgess, of Pekin proposed to his longtime girlfriend today on their 10 year dating anniversary.  Burgess has been trying to pop the question for each year since they have been dating, but always had trouble pulling off the proposal because his girlfriend's son had been traveling back-and-fourth from Memphis for treatments at St. Jude Children's Hospital. Burgess put his proposal plan together and ticked his girlfriend into thinking she had ...

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Business owner Jack Pearl dead at 91

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A longtime, successful Peoria Heights entrepreneur has passed away at the age of 91.

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Dr. King's legacy, honored throughout city streets Video included

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The spirit of equality and courage could be felt throughout Peoria as the city celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy Monday. 

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Teach-in at Wesleyan to celebrate MLK Day focuses on housing equity

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Housing equity as a civil right was this year's theme for Illinois Wesleyan University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. teach-In. Teresa Haley, Illinois NAACP President, delivered the keynote address and discussed what the NAACP of Illinois is currently working on. Haley also touched on how the NAACP is responding to the current political and cultural climate. She also spoke about King's work with housing and how it continues to be a civil ... More>>

Creve Coeur man stable after extrication from single-vehicle crash

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A Creve Coeur man is in stable condition after he was extricated from a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.  

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Gas prices steady in Peoria

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Gas prices haven't budged an inch over the past week in the River City. 

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Mortonite receives prestigious medal for heroism

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A Morton man was recognized Monday for saving 13 children and four women from a knife-wielding man in a library in 2015. 

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Dentists give away thousands in service at clinic

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a smile? 

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Uftring Chevy joins forces with local church

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After a fire claimed Gary Uftring's well known car business in Washington, Illinois on January 5th, one local church stepped in to lend a helping hand. 

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Snow accumulation then bitter cold

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We've bumped up snowfall totals a bit for Sunday into Monday after looking at updated numbers today. We also have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Noon Monday because of those slightly higher accumulations. Here's everything you need to know.

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25 News EXCLUSIVE: Peoria native in Hawaii recounts missile scare ordeal Video included

Breaux is originally from Peoria, but now lives in Hawaii with his family. Breaux is originally from Peoria, but now lives in Hawaii with his family.
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Saturday morning's ballistic missile scare in Hawaii had far-reaching impact, even right back here to Central Illinois. Richie Breaux, originally from Peoria - a graduate of Woodruff High - is living in Hawaii and spoke exclusively with 25 News Saturday afternoon. Below is a transcribed recounting of his experience during the 38 minutes he and his family endured, fearing a missile strike that never came. "I saw a text message alert that came through that uh, there is a missil...

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Community meetings about Kroger closures Video included

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Our coverage continues about the Kroger closures on Western Avenue and Harmony Highway.  Many are worried where their next meal will come from with the stores closing at the end of January.  On Saturday leaders held meetings to get the community involved, with the goal of working together in order to move forward.  "But even more than that, to talk about alternative healthy food strategies where we can start creating a system, where we can provide multiple ...

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Painting a brighter future for kids Video included

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Saturdays are for relaxing, doing chores around the house or, if you are generous, giving back. Volunteers from across Illinois got busy on Saturday using their creative minds with one goal: to paint a brighter future for kids.  Every year Peoria Corps sponsors a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. This year the focus was on Trewyn School in Peoria.   "This project is meant to paint murals at Trewyn School as a way of unifying and ... More>>

Peoria water future; a vote ahead in 2018 Video included

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It's been an on-and-off controversial topic in Peoria since the 1800s, and it's flowing again. In 2018, the city Council will decide whether or not to purchase the the city's Water system from Illinois American Water. The city has been presented one organizations plans.

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  • Possible co-op as solution for Kroger closures

    Possible co-op as solution for Kroger closures

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-01-13 00:59:11 GMT

    The two Kroger stores on Wisconsin Avenue and Harmon Highway are set to close at the end of January. Now a group of lawmakers have solutions cued up. Senator Dave Koehler and State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth said they are getting phone calls and having conversations with the community about the Kroger closures.  In response to public feedback, they are considering a co-op or other initiatives to make sure residents do not lose access to high-quality foods. There w...

    The two Kroger stores on Wisconsin Avenue and Harmon Highway are set to close at the end of January. Now a group of lawmakers have solutions cued up. Senator Dave Koehler and State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth said they are getting phone calls and having conversations with the community about the Kroger closures.  In response to public feedback, they are considering a co-op or other initiatives to make sure residents do not lose access to high-quality foods. There w...

  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Missing man found by police

    UPDATE: Missing man found by police

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-01-12 22:35:27 GMT

    UPDATE: Jimmy was found at the Family Video on College. 

    UPDATE: Jimmy was found at the Family Video on College. 

  • CIRA employees retrieve passenger's missing $100 bills from roof, aircraft ramp

    CIRA employees retrieve passenger's missing $100 bills from roof, aircraft ramp

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-01-12 22:22:38 GMT

    Employees at Central Illinois Regional Airport searched high and low Friday to retrieve a passenger's missing $700 on a blustery day.  

    Employees at Central Illinois Regional Airport searched high and low Friday to retrieve a passenger's missing $700 on a blustery day.  

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