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Updated: Peoria police say suspect is dead following bank robbery

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Peoria police said shots were fired after a bank robbery suspect exited a Peoria home armed with a gun.  

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Year round classes could be coming to Peoria Public Schools Video included

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The rush of excitement many kids have for the last day of school could arrive much later if Peoria Public Schools decides to adopt a "balanced schedule." This new schedule would replace the standard nine months of in-session classes and the typical two and a half months of summer vacation, with a proposed 45 days of classes and 15 days break. The district isn't married to those exact numbers, but the idea would be to have students and teachers push hard academically for a ... More>>

WEEK Viewers come through in major way Video included

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All last week we asked you to donate non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and toiletries at local Hy Vee stores, and you came through, big time!

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Teen Challenge brings faith, hope to recovering addicts Video included

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The opioid crisis has created national debate, marches, and demonstrations, with experts and politicians trying to determine the best course of action. One central Illinois aid center, though, says the best way to tackle the problem is one person at a time. Teen Challenge Peoria has been working out of an old brewery on Olive Street for over 40 years, taking in young men involved with addictionn and boasting a 72%success rate.  Their program brings 18-and-up men into an months... More>>

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy visits Morton Video included

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Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Kennedy made an appearance at the Morton Pumpkin Festival.

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Morton Pumpkin Festival -- a family tradition Video included

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Festival goers call it a family tradition. Hundreds swarmed through Morton for the first taste of fall as part of the Morton Pumpkin Festival.

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Program helps parents with school supplies Video included

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Here in Central Illinois many school districts have students who are from low income families or households living below the poverty level.  But one Partnership that's giving some of those parents a break when it comes to buying supplies.  O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center's Care-A-Van delivered school supplies to Harrison Learning Center in Peoria on Friday.  Care-A-Van teamed up with the hospital's mission services department to make the deliveries. ."To h... More>>

Cause of death, identity revealed for man whose body was found on Constitution Trail

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The McLean County Coroner has determined a man whose body was found Wednesday near a bridge on Constitution Trail died from drowning.

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Columbus replica ships anchoring in Peoria

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Look for two of Christopher Columbus' vintage sailing vessels to anchor on Peoria's riverfront Thursday afternoon. 

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Updated: Elderly woman killed after being hit by car identified

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A 75-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway in Pekin Tuesday.  

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UPDATE: Pekin man's driveway, cleaned by firefighter who dumped initial garbage Video included

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24 hours after garbage was dumped on Ed Tarpley's property, it was removed by the Pekin firefighter who put it there.

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Vet gets a much needed new roof - free Video included

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A group of relief and business organizations teamed up in Manito Wednesday to build a veteran a new roof.

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Salvation Army revs up call for volunteers Video included

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The damage from back to back hurricanes in Florida and Texas could stretch resources among relief agencies.   Some  local Salvation Army staff are doing double duty to help round up more volunteers. Lana Barnhill has only been working at the Salvation Army as volunteer liaison for six months.  But with the onslaught of two hurricanes back to back her work load has doubled.  "There are people that have been serving in Texas for some time and they are cy... More>>

Race resolution passed in Peoria

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City council in Peoria passed a resolution aimed at making the city more receptive to diversity.

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Several area universities rank in Best Colleges list

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Several area higher learning institutions are touting their rankings in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list.  

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Portillo's heading to Peoria, a few questions remain

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Portillo's is coming to Peoria next year, across from Northwoods Mall, but it comes with a price.

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UPDATE: Police finds missing Manito boy

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Police need your help to find a child last seen at the Pekin Marigold Festival on Sunday. 

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Man with Central Illinois ties weathers Hurricane Irma in Florida Video included

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Irma leaves more than 6.5 million residents without power, including a man who relocated to Dade City, near Tampa, from Bloomington....

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Death toll 61 in Mexico quake as hurricane hits Gulf coast Video included

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A powerful earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital city, causing people to flee swaying buildings and knocking out lights to part of the city. More>>

25 News Day of Caring Campaign on final day Video included

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We want to thank the overwhelming response from viewers who have participated in our Day of Caring Campaign all this week. Together with United Way and the Midwest Food Bank, we've been collecting your donations to help combat hunger. Some of that food is headed to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. But some of that food is also staying right here to help those in need in Central Illinois. If you would still like to help, it's not too late! Stop by through 6 p.m. today (Frid... More>>

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Lockdown lifted at Peoria high schools after rumored weapon discovery

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Peoria's four public high schools were on lockdown for about 45 minutes Friday after a weapon was rumored to be seen at the Woodruff campus. 

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Illinois Route 98 rededicated to local fallen soldier

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The next time you drive down Illinois Route 98, remember the sacrifice Sgt. Dean Russell Shaffer made for his country. 

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Equifax security breach could impact 143 million U.S. consumers

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A cybersecurity breach at credit reporting firm Equifax could potentially compromise the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. 

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Illinois GOP leaders announce deal on school funding

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The Republican leaders in the General Assembly said Thursday an agreement has been reached on a new school funding formula.

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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection with Pekin apartment standoff is ex-cop

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Pekin police confirm the suspect is in custody. Police are investigating the incident.

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  • List of Emmy Award winners

    List of Emmy Award winners

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-09-18 12:12:59 GMT
    Partial list of Emmy Award winners.
    Partial list of Emmy Award winners.
  • UK threat level raised to "critical" after subway bombing

    UK threat level raised to "critical" after subway bombing

    Saturday, September 16 2017 3:21 AM EDT2017-09-16 07:21:17 GMT
    London's Metropolitan Police and ambulance services are confirming they are at the scene of "an incident" at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital.
    London's Metropolitan Police and ambulance services are confirming they are at the scene of "an incident" at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital.
  • Trump removes WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

    Trump removes WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

    Monday, July 31 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-07-31 18:45:22 GMT

    President Donald Trump has removed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci from his job. The former Wall Street banker was hired just over a week ago. The New York Times reports Scaramucci was removed at the request of new White House chief of staff John Kelly. 

    President Donald Trump has removed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci from his job. The former Wall Street banker was hired just over a week ago. The New York Times reports Scaramucci was removed at the request of new White House chief of staff John Kelly. 

  • Human remains discovered by person mowing lawn in Pekin

    Human remains discovered by person mowing lawn in Pekin

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:47:18 GMT

    The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department reports a person out mowing their lawn Monday in Pekin has discovered human remains. The Sheriff's Department says a call came in at approximately 2:15 pm to a location on Route 29 in Pekin. Authorities responded and cordoned off the area as they investigated. An autopsy on the remains has already been scheduled for Tuesday morning. Authorities are releasing more information this evening and we will update you as soon as those details come in.

    The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department reports a person out mowing their lawn Monday in Pekin has discovered human remains. The Sheriff's Department says a call came in at approximately 2:15 pm to a location on Route 29 in Pekin. Authorities responded and cordoned off the area as they investigated. An autopsy on the remains has already been scheduled for Tuesday morning. Authorities are releasing more information this evening and we will update you as soon as those details come in.

  • State of Illinois passes budget for first time in over 2 years

    State of Illinois passes budget for first time in over 2 years

    Thursday, July 6 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-07-06 21:46:30 GMT

    The State of Illinois has ended its historic budget impasse after more than two years without a spending plan. 

    The State of Illinois has ended its historic budget impasse after more than two years without a spending plan. 

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