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Bloomington Boys & Girls Club CEO, unsure if rape suspect had background check

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Despite a criminal record with three entries of domestic battery, a young man was still allowed to volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington. That man, 23-year-old Julius O. Scott, .

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Biz owners excited about proposed apt. project Video included

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There could be a boom in upscale apartments along Peoria's Main Street.    Thursday the Peoria zoning board gave the green light to Missouri developer Tim Roth for a  multi-million dollar apartment project.  Roth said nearly 300 people would be able to live in the upscale five story apartment building.  "We're moving forward on completing the architectural plans .  We'll go out to bid again probably in august and see where that lands us.  If i... More>>

Burglar caught on-camera in twin cities, police seek help, vigilance

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A video of a break-in in progress is disturbing, showing a man clad head-to-toe in obscuring clothes. He's seen going back and froth in a Normal home for anything he can get his hands on. That man looks remarkably similar to a man caught on camera in Bloomington from an incident in May, where he appears to be ransacking a nursery.  

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Touching birthday tribute discovered in East Peoria park

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Fon du Lac Park District police officers discovered someone's note to a dearly departed friend in an East Peoria park Friday.  

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Hate Crime Charges Filed In Flag Shirt Case

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(NBC News) The Chicago man seen in a viral video berating a woman for wearing a shirt bearing the Puerto Rican flag has been charged with felony hate crimes. 

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Chuck E. Cheese's offers "Pay Your Own Age" special

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Chuck E. Cheese is copying a concept from Build-A-Bear. The arcade is offering a "Pay Your Own Age" day Friday in exchange for 30 minutes of "all you can play" time. 

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ALEX'S SUMMER JOBS: SA Moreland Landscaping Video included

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This week we sent Morning Reporter Alex Menke out with the crew from SA Moreland Landscaping. 

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Arrest made in triple homicide in Bloomington Video included

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An arrest has been made in connection with June's triple homicide in Bloomington. 

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New PHA director working to improve safety for residents Video included

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A comprehensive security plan is on the way for  tenants living in Peoria Housing Authority sites.   New PHA C.E.O.  Jackie L. Newman  said that while security measures are in place but she wants to make them better.    Newman discussed ideas during a PHA security committeee meeting on Thursday.  Peoria Police Sergeant  Gerald McKean is head of the PHA security.   He told the committe that residents living in Taft and Harrison Homes have no... More>>

June was busiest month ever for Peoria airport

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Peoria International Airport has set yet another record.  

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Bloomington man arrested in stabbing incident

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A Bloomington man faces charges after he allegedly stabbed another man. 

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Man steals car from Peoria County, invades woman's home near Lewistown: police

A Springfield man faces numerous charges after he allegedly stole a car out of Peoria County and forcibly entered a woman's house near Lewistown.  

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Manito man charged with numerous area vehicle burglaries

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A 20-year-old Manito man faces 10 counts of burglaries to vehicles in connection with a spree of incidents in Fulton County over the past several months.  

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UPDATE: Plane makes emergency landing on I-55 just north of Lincoln Video included

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A plane has made an emergency landing on Interstate 55 just north of Lincoln.  The Illinois State Police is on scene of the landing. 

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Incidents date back to 2016

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According to McLean County Circuit Court records, the man accused of raping a child from the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington has several charges of domestic violence along with drug charges as recently as May of  2017.  

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Peoria City Council approves partnership with Salvation Army, Main Street grant repair grant submission Video included

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The Peoria City Council met Monday and approved various items from creating a safety net for people displaced by circumstances out their control to an application for a $25 million grant. 

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Fresh Market shoppers react to closing Video included

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Fresh Market announced Monday that it's closing 15 stores including ones in Peoria and Normal.    Developer Les Cohen is responsible for bringing Fresh Market to Peoria  eight  years ago.   He said the announcement about it's closing reflects changes the grocery industry is experiencing.   Westlake Plaza got infrastructure improvements Fresh Market opened it's doors in August of 2010.    Cohen said since then, the store has changed owners. &quo... More>>

Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington Normal Volunteer Charged with Rape Video included

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On Saturday, the McLean County prosecutor's office charged former Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington Normal volunteer Julius Scott with criminal sexual assault of a minor. Scott faces charges of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  The 16-year-old alleged victim says that on November 16th, Scott followed her and a friend to Sunnyside park in Bloomington after a club function. After her friend left, she says Scott raped her. "This should have ...

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Victim in fatal Morton accident identified

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The Tazewell County Coroner has identified the woman who died Monday in a three-vehicle accident as a Morton woman.  

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One dead in Morton car accident Video included

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The Tazewell County Coroner said at least one person has lost their life after a car versus semi accident in Morton. 

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The Fresh Market to close Peoria, Normal locations

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The Fresh Market grocery store is closing its locations in Peoria and Normal. 

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UPDATE: West Bluff murder victim shot in abdomen, back Video included

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UPDATE: The Peoria County Coroner said Terence Stone was shot once in the abdomen and twice in the lower back.

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Water main break leaves Peoria residents without water

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A few hundred Peoria residents are without water after a large water main break off North Sheridan Road.

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Peoria vegans talk food accessibility, health benefits

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Being vegan means eating no meat and no dairy and whether it's to help stop the consumption of animal products or because of food allergies, a lot of river city residents are opting for a meat free lifestyle while searching for restaurants that accommodate them.

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Place of worship risk management course held in Peoria

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A risk management course for places of worship on Saturday taught students how to protect their places of worship.

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Man shot in chest near Peoria apartment complex

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Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson confirmed for 25 news that a 27-year-old man had been shot early Saturday morning (around 12:30AM) on the 2600 block of N. Lavalle Court, just outside Aspen Bluffs. 

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Local venue inspired by history of Central Illinois Video included

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A local Entrepreneur has built a central Illinois even venue out of local history.  Chuck Wright has spent years restoring his property called Castle Gardens in Lexington Illinois.  The property includes a 121-year-old historic home.  

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UPDATE: Shooting incident was declared 'self-defense': Peoria's State's Attorney Video included

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Jerry Brady reached the decision in the Daniel El case after Illinois State Police conducted an investigation and the shooting was determined to be self-defense. Because of this conclusion, the officers involved in the incident will not face any criminal charges.  

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Families of suspected gang members say police have the wrong guys Video included

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Fifteen Peoria men, who police say are a part of a street gang, were indicted last week under the Federal Rico (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization) Act. Federal authorities alleged those men conspired to commit several acts of violence...some of which include murder.

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Five shot in two separate overnight shootings in Peoria Video included

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Two separate shooting incidents within 30 minutes of each other have left three men, and two juveniles injured in Peoria. 

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House ablaze on Tyler Street

UPDATE: Cause unknown in late night house fire in Morton Video included

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UPDATE: Fire heavily damages a home in Morton.

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Veteran Forced to Sell Home Over American Flag

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(WTLV) An Air Force veteran in Florida who was forced to sell his home due to hefty fines for flying an American flag is headed to court.  

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UPDATE: Man suffers non life-threatening gunshot wound in Peoria

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At least one person is in the hospital after he was shot in Northwest Peoria. 

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No injuries found

Fire destroys playground at Calvery Christian Academy

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At approximately 3:30 p.m. Normal Fire Department was called out to a fire at Calvary Christian Academy.  Two juvenile were found playing with matches underneath the equipment and started the rubber surface on fire. 

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Stabbing suspect claims self defense

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The Peoria County coroner says Peoria's recent homicide victim was stabbed twice in the abdomen.   He's identified as 29-year old Kang Abel,Jr. While in court today, the suspect James Watkins claimed self defense.   But family aND friends of Abel  said he did not deserve to die.      Lorrie Trieu says her son Kang Abel  was the oldest of 10 children and worked in landscaping.  She said he had lots of friends. "He was somebody's son, he was... More>>

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Peoria stabbing

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A 56-year-old Peoria man was booked into the Peoria County Jail just after midnight in connection with a Monday stabbing death. 

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Parkview Estates -- Peoria

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One man is dead after what police confirm was a stabbing Monday at the Parkview Estates Apartments on N. Gale Avenue.

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Man pleads not guilty to McGruder slaying: report

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The man charged with killing Galesburg mother-of-two Jenni McGruder on Easter Sunday pleaded not guilty Monday.  

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McLean County ranks high in DUI arrest rates

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When it comes to driving under the influence, McLean County cracks down harder than almost anywhere else in the state of Illinois. 

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4-Year-Old Boy Feeds Homeless in Atlanta Video included

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(WXIA) A pint-sized superhero is on a mission to wipe out hunger in America.  Donning a bright red cape, 4-year-old Austin Perine teamed up with Church's Chicken Saturday to feed the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia.  

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Bloomington police investigating shots fired incident

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The Bloomington Police Department is investigating a Sunday shots fired incident on the city's west side.

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BREAKING: Police confirm shots fired during Galesburg Carnival

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During the Galesburg Railroad days, multiple shots rang out at the carnival. Galesburg and Knoxville Police confirmed at gunman did open fire, but say it was "nothing serious." 25 News has obtained two videos.

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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space.

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Owner of Green Chevy killed in racing accident

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Jeff Green - owner of several car dealerships in the Peoria area - has been killed in an apparent car racing accident in Canada. That information was first reported by our news partners at 1470 WMBD. Green owned and operated both Green Ford and Green Chevy. Details are still coming in; 1470 reports that Green was avidly involved in Indy-car style racing. This story will be updated as we learn more.

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Peoria Police: Teens fired off rounds into air Monday evening

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Peoria police responded to a shots-fired call just off the 2000 block of Sheridan Road just before 5:10PM Monday evening. A sergeant on the scene said police got reports about teens running down Eleanor Place and firing a gun into the air. Ten shell casings were found on the scene. That same sergeant said kids were reported fighting in that same area Sunday night, but nothing came of that report. Peoria Police Spokesperson Amy Dotson said there were no injuries found as of 6:00PM ... More>>

Two killed, two injured in Bloomington shooting

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Two people are dead and two more injured after an early Sunday shooting in Bloomington.

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UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with Pekin incendiary device incident

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A heavy law enforcement presence is on scene at a building at 13th and Broadway in Pekin after a potential incendiary device was found.

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UPDATE: Route 26 now reopen after crash

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Illinois Route 26 in Tazewell County is completely shut down just north of Route 116 due to a major traffic crash. 

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Governor Rauner proposes bringing back death penalty in Illinois

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Gov. Bruce Rauner said the death penalty should return in Illinois for "mass murderers and those who kill law enforcement officers." 

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UPDATE: Victim, second driver identified in Rt. 116 multi-car accident

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One person is dead after a crash on westbound Illinois Route 116 near Germantown Hills. 

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UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by car marks Peoria's third fatal accident in a week

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A man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle on Friday night just north of Peoria's downtown.

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UPDATE: Eureka man arrested in connection with decades-old cold case murder

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The Illinois State Police have arrested a suspect in Eureka in connection with a decades-old cold case murder in Washington state.

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Peoria man under investigation for homicide in connection with father's death

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The Peoria Police Department is investigating a Peoria man for elder abuse after a 74-year-old man in the same house died. 

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UPDATE: Peoria man's death investigated as a homicide

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A Peoria man's death is being investigated as a homicide. 

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Body found in Illinois River near Mossville

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The Peoria County Coroner has confirmed a body was found in the Illinois River Monday near Mossville.  The coroner did not indicate if any foul play is suspected. Peoria County Sheriff's Office deputies are also on scene.  This is a developing story. 

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UPDATE: Peoria Police lieutenant will not be prosecuted for DUI

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A Peoria police lieutenant allegedly made an Illinois State Police trooper fear for their safety during his recent DUI arrest and was reportedly riding in a vehicle with a fellow Peoria police department employee.

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Peoria police lieutenant will not be prosecuted for DUI: state's attorney

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A Peoria Police lieutenant pulled over earlier this month will not be prosecuted for driving under the influence.  

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BREAKING: Suspect in charter bus shooting in Rockford now in police custody

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The suspected charter bus shooter in Rockford is now in police custody, according to Winnebago County court records.  Our sister station WREX reports Rockford Police believe, Raheem King, shot and killed three people in a charter bus early in the morning on April 7. Rockford Police Chief, Dan O'Shea, said that police responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the west side of Rockford and when officers arrived they found three people dead from apparent gunsh... More>>

House Speaker Paul Ryan to retire after this year: report

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will not run for re-election. 

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Bradley student killed by single gunshot wound to head

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A Bradley University pre-med student died of a single gunshot wound to the head in an early Sunday shooting on Peoria's West Bluff, autopsy results show.  

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UPDATE: Victim of Saturday night homicide identified

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Peoria Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert Saturday evening, approx. 9:17PM, around the 2700 block of West Wyoming. Further calls and reports of a male suffering a gunshot wound lead them to the intersection of Wyoming and Oregon, where they found that male victim. Police say that victim had an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest and died at the scene.  This shooting would be the city's 4th homicide. The investigation is ongoing.

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PCAV Chairman announces departure from organization

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Long time community activist and director of Peoria Community Against Violence Director Terry Burnside has announced his departure 

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UPDATE: Fire contained after gas discharged from smokestack ignites at Mapleton Caterpillar foundry

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A buildup of gas ignited and discharged through a smokestack at the Mapleton Caterpillar foundry Wednesday afternoon.

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Police respond to reports of shooting at California YouTube headquarters

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Northern California are responding to reports of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in the city of San Bruno.  

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Arrest warrant issued for Galesburg murder suspect

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The Galesburg Police Department is looking for a suspect in the murder of 26-year-old Jenni McGruder.  

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UPDATE: McGruder was out celebrating birthday when she was killed, says friend

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A 26-year-old Galesburg woman is dead after an early Easter Sunday bar shooting.

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Man dead after Peoria stabbing incident

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A man is dead and a woman injured after an Easter Sunday stabbing incident in South Peoria.

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Northwestern University reports person with gun on campus

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Northwestern University is asking people to take shelter saying there is a report of a person with a gun on the school's suburban Chicago campus. 

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President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. 

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UPDATE: Employees return to work after explosive device, found detonated at Pekin City Hall

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Pekin City Hall was evacuated Thursday morning after a pipe bomb was found in a safe stored as police evidence. 

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State Farm to cut nearly 900 Bloomington IT jobs

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State Farm said it plans to reduce information technology jobs in Bloomington by nearly 900 positions. 

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Civil rights lawsuit filed against Metamora Township High School

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The Metamora Township High School board of education is being sued in federal court for allegedly violating a students' civil rights.  The lawsuit was filed by attorney, Nina Gougis, on behalf of a plaintiff, who is unnamed in the lawsuit, but described as a 14-year-old freshman football player at the high school. The lawsuit claims the school district is in violation of title VI of the Civil R...

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Speaker Madigan releases internal review showing nine sexual harassment incidents

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Illinois House Speaker, Rep. Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, has released an internal review showing nine incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination in his state office within the past five years. The review also shows how those incidents were resolved. Madigan, who's also the state's Democratic Party Chairman has been under scrutiny for his handling of two sexual harassment cases involving longtime political campaign staffers. Critics including some ...

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Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured

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HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University says two people have suffered non-life threatening injuries after gunshots were fired on campus. In a Friday morning tweet, the school says there’s no current threat to campus and university police are investigating the incident. No other details were immediately available. More>>

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

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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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UPDATE: Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell steps down amid investigation; Marion named Acting Chief

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Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell is leaving his job amid an investigation into his alleged misconduct involving a female subordinate, the Peoria Journal Star reports.  

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UPDATE: Missing child situation resolved without charges

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UPDATE: Bloomington police said the baby has been located. Police are following up on the case. 

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Home and History: Celebrating 200 Years New Exhibit Opens Saturday

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A new exhibit spotlights Illinois history at Peoria's Riverfront Museum.

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Buddy Check 25: Genetic testing can help to better understand breast cancer risk

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In today's Buddy Check 25 report, research shows the breast cancer risk linked to family history may be due to inherited gene mutations or shared lifestyle factors that increase risk. 

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BREAKING: Putnam body found in ditch identified as 16-year-old

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reported a body found Saturday afternoon in a ditch in rural Putnam County. The body was found around 12:57PM off County Highway 850 North, near Granville Township, reports the News Tribune. Police are currently investigating, with multiple departments involved including State Police.

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BREAKING: Jim Thome selected for Baseball Hall of Fame

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Peoria native, Jim Thome, gets the call to the baseball hall of fame on his first year of eligibility. Thome's career highlights is one to rival the likes Bonds, Ruth, and, McGwire. His 612 career home runs ranks 8th in MLB history and fans consider him one of the best hitters in baseball history. 

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Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting

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BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are reporting one person was killed and many were wounded in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. 

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Could Illinois legalize recreational marijuana? Proposal on the table.

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Lawmakers are looking at recreational marijuana as a possible source of revenue. House and Senate committees met in Chicago for their fourth meeting about the taxing and regulation of legalized recreational cannabis. 

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Water crews strike gas line in Pekin neighborhood

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Pekin emergency responders are on scene of a gas line leak. Illinois American Water said a crew hit a poorly marked line on Friday morning. 

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City of Peoria creates new position for race relations, disability rights

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The city of Peoria is taking a big step to focus on civil rights and equality. They've created a new position to focus on that and make the community better for everyone. Improving race relations, civil rights, disability rights and equal opportunities through outreach and education is the goal for this new role.

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Large fire burns for hours at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington

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Several fire departments are currently fighting a large fire at the Uftring car dealership in Washington. Not much is known about the fire at this time, including the cause or potential injuries.  This post will be updated. 

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Four-vehicle accident backed up I-74 traffic in East Peoria during morning commute

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UPDATE: The road is now cleared. There isn't any word on any injuries yet. 

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Kroger closing 2 Peoria stores at the end of January

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Kroger is shutting down two of its Peoria grocery stores at the end of the month.  

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Peoria County Sheriff's Office cuts services with 2018 budget

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Many agencies have scrambled to put together a budget as the new year inches closer. Among those, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office.  One of the big changes includes eliminating the custodial service the county jail has been using for over three decades.

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"Unfounded anthrax threat" responsible for Bloomington road closure

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The Bloomington Fire Department said an unfounded anthrax threat was responsible for Wednesday morning's road closure on Empire near Central Illinois Regional Airport. 

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Black Friday shopping changes bring mixed responses

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Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - The biggest shopping day of the year is continuously changing. This year many stores opening on Thanksgiving morning, instead of waiting until the traditional Black Friday. Bergner's manager, Angela Baptiste, says the Grand Prairie location had a huge turnout on Turkey Day. "It was different than what we've ever done but again, we saw a lot of people that were able to come in and shop before their Thanksgiving and a lot of people came after, so we were able... More>>

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UPDATE: Police say "large scale fight" started at Round 1, spilled out to main mall area

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There are no reports of injuries or arrests at this time after a "large scale" fight broke out at the new Round 1 arcade in Peoria's Northwoods Mall Saturday.

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UPDATE: Missing 9-year-old girl found

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UPDATE: A missing 9-year-old girl was found and is now safe.

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Charley Steiner, Larry King return to Bradley for annual symposium

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Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - Sports broadcasting legend, Charley Steiner, is back on the Bradley University campus. The Emmy Award winner, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee and LA Dodgers announcer is a 1971 Bradley Alum. He's in town for the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication symposium. The 3rd annual event brought in big names and packed the auditorium.  "To have a school in my name and students actually majoring in what we're doing... It's a thrill. I can't ... More>>

Social media specialist urges parents to talk about appropriate media usage

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Recent incidents on social media are bringing the app 'Snapchat' into the spotlight. Social media specialists say it's time to have conversations with our teens.

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Affordable Care Act enrollment begins, shortened to six weeks

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If you rely on Obamacare for your health coverage, you need to act fast. November 2nd starts the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, but the season is now shortened to six weeks.

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Wraparound initiative project on the way to support Peoria Public Schools

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Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) -- Students and teachers inside Peoria Public Schools are struggling this week with the news that one of their community was claimed by gunfire. Trayvon Harris was just 16-years-old when he was fatally shot Sunday afternoon. For two days administrators, city officials and local organizations have been working on a plan to improve the lives of their students. This is all being done with the help of the Centergy Project - a student initiative. This program off...

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Police on the lookout for impaired, distracted drivers this Halloween weekend

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Peoria County Sheriff, Brian Asbell, says Halloween weekend has actually surpassed new year's eve as a drinking holiday. 

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Lakeview Aquatic Center, Detweiller Golf Course may close with budget proposal

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Detweiller Golf Course, Lakeview Aquatic Center and Glenn Oak tennis courts could potentially shut down to save money. 

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Amusement park approval in Peoria raises concern from neighbors

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Go-karts, batting cages and bumper boats are now in the works for Peoria. A proposed amusement park off of Orange Prairie road was approved Tuesday night at the city council meeting.

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  • Papa John's says founder resigned as chairman of the board.

    Papa John's says founder resigned as chairman of the board.

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:24:14 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-07-12 18:04:55 GMT
    Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using racial slur.
    Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using racial slur.
  • 'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

    'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

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    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:46:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance waiting for arrival of helicopter of the rescued boys from the flooded cave, in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). An ambulance waiting for arrival of helicopter of the rescued boys from the flooded cave, in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 9, 2018.
    A Thai health official says the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits" and have strong immune systems because they are soccer players.
    A Thai health official says the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits" and have strong immune systems because they are soccer players.
  • Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

    Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

    Monday, July 9 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-07-09 07:26:28 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-07-10 03:56:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Two helicopters wait near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minis...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Two helicopters wait near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minis...
    Authorities are preparing to resume extractions of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand a day after 4 boys were rescued.
    Authorities are preparing to resume extractions of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand a day after 4 boys were rescued.
  • Boys, coach in stable health after 10 days lost in Thai cave

    Boys, coach in stable health after 10 days lost in Thai cave

    Sunday, July 1 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-07-02 01:45:21 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Rescuers make their way down at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The frantic effort to locate them i...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Rescuers make their way down at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The frantic effort to locate them i...
    Rescue divers are advancing in the main passageway inside the flooded cave in Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing more than a week.
    Rescue divers are advancing in the main passageway inside the flooded cave in Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing more than a week.
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