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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

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Eclipse chasers from around the globe will be watching again when the sun goes dark in the US. More>>

Bradley move-in will lead to slower traffic Saturday

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Students are heading back to Bradley University this weekend, and that means traffic delays for you. The annual move-in kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

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Artist Preston Jackson works on Korean War sculpture Video included

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When Peoria County went looking for a nationally known artist for their latest sculpture, they didn't have to go very far.

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Health Fairs to take place this weekend

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    Unity Point Health Methodist will hold a community health fair Friday at the Carver Community Center in Peoria, and Saturday at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie....both from 10 am to 4 pm.   

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Illinois unemployment rate falls slightly in July

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    Despite a slight uptick last month, the state of Illinois' unemployment rate continues to be below the national average.  

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Guest speaker announced for 2018 Dr. MLK Luncheon Celebration Luncheon

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    We now know who will be the guest speaker at the 26th annual Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior Celebration Luncheon.   

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Search continues for missing Bureau County teen

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    The search for a missing 14-year-old Bureau County teen continues.     

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State schools could see credit affected by education funding battle

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    The latest battle in Springfield could cause more ripple effects across the state, including its education system. 

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Dewey's sister to testify in upcoming Putnam County homicide trial

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    The wife of a Putnam County man will be asked to testify in his upcoming trial.     

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One hospitalized after Mapleton apartment complex fire

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    About a dozen people have been displaced after an apartment complex fire in Mapleton. 

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Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

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Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district. More>>

WIU President: 'State of the University is okay' Video included

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A roller coaster ride: That's how the president of Western Illinois University described the state budget impasse's impact on his student's in an address on Thursday.

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Bradley University Move-In day : What to expect

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The familiar hustle and bustle of move-in day is just 48 hours away for Bradley University.

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Farmers hoping to reap another record harvest Video included

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Ag industry experts say Illinois and Iowa have the best soil in the country for producing corn and soybeans.   This time next month we will see combines everywhere on rural roads and fields as farmers begin the fall harvest of corn and soybeans.   They say so far the mixture of cool, hot and occasional rain has been good for crops.  But anything could happen over the next few weeks.  "Right now it's been kind of cloudy and kind of cool compared to a norm...

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How to watch the eclipse safely if you can't get glasses

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Retailers everywhere are sold out of the special, NASA-approved solar glasses, with prices online skyrocketing towards hundreds of dollars for a few pairs. Even right here at home, every spare was gone in less than a day. "We were overwhelmed by demand," explained Nick Rae, a Planetarium Educator with Dome Planetarium. "We were able to find another second shipment of ten thousand. Sold out of those within the day, and now we can't get any more before the actual event.... More>>

New survey challenges residents to balance Peoria's city budget

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How would you dig Peoria out of its $7.9 million budget deficit for 2018? The city of Peoria's challenging you to answer.  

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Peoria Heights motorcycle accident leaves 1 man dead

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A Peoria man is dead after an early morning motorcycle accident on Galena Road in Peoria Heights. 

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Beware of fake eclipse glasses, warns Illinois AG

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Purchasing a fake pair of eclipse glasses could endanger your eyesight this Monday.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning Illinois residents about scam artists selling fake eclipse glasses. 

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Marquette Heights man wins $50k in Powerball contest

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A Marquette Heights man plans on fattening his bank account after winning $50,000 in the Powerball lottery contest. 

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Pope John Paul II relic on display throughout Peoria diocese

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A small glass vial of Pope John Paul II's blood is available for public viewing at locations throughout the Diocese of Peoria this week.

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Davis and LaHood react to controversial Trump comments

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    Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is urging President Trump to clarify his remarks once again. 

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McLean Co. Unit 5 experiences little issues on first day

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    It was a rather smooth day one of classes Wednesday at the McLean County Unit Five school district.    

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Bloomington police continue to investigate five-year-old murder case

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    The Bloomington Police Department says it continues to follow all leads in a five year old cold case. 

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Clifford Andersen due back in Putnam County courtroom

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    The man accused on concealing the death of his sister-in-law is due back Thursday in a Putnam County courtroom.

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The Latest: Trump disbands business panel as fallout spreads Video included

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A White House official says Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's longtime aide, will serve temporarily as White House communications director. More>>

Local lawmakers react to Virginia Rally

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Local lawmakers react to Virginia Rally.

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McLean County Republican party chair under fire for comments supporting President Trump

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 McLean County Republican Party Chairman Chuck Erickson seeks to clarify his position on the attacks after being criticized by fellow Republicans.   Erickson is defending his statement made on the McLean County Republican party facebook page where he agrees with President Trumps assertion that  the "alt left" bears some responsibility for the violence in Virginia. In another statement Wednesday Erickson says that violence coming from both sides is ... More>>

First day back for Peoria Public Schools

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Backpacks full, cheering and big smiles on kids faces can only mean one thing, Wednesday was the first day back to school for Peoria Public School students. 

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Police still working to solve 5-year-old Bloomington murder case

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The Bloomington Police Department is still looking at new leads in a five-year-old murder investigation. 

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Cat issues statement on Charlottesville after breakup of manufacturing council

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Caterpillar has released a statement on President Trump's recent remarks on violence in Charlottesville, Va. 

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Peoria Heights investigate Monday home invasion incident

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The Peoria Heights Police Department is investigating a Monday home invasion and armed robbery. 

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Full McLean County GOP response to comments on Trump post

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The full McLean County Republican Party response to the comments on the post backing President Trump's comments on Charlottesville. 

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McLean GOP Facebook post on Trump's Charlottesville comments generates controversy

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A McLean County Republican Party post supporting statements from the president condemning violence from the "alt-left" as well as the "alt-right" in Charlottesville last weekend is dividing members of the local GOP. 

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CIRA wins big grant for taxiway improvements

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Central Illinois Regional Airport now has a $1.1 million grant to improve the taxiways, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

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Company chosen to demolish homes damaged in 2013 landslide

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     Demolition will soon begin on a group of homes in East Peoria, damaged in a landslide more than four years ago.     

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ISU students return to campus ahead of first day of class

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    A traffic heads-up for you, as Redbirds will be flocking back to Normal.  

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Gov. Rauner and Illinois Republicans expected to shine at State Fair

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    The State House returns to session on the same day that it is Republican Day at the State Fair.    

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The Latest: Paul Ryan tweets 'white supremacy is repulsive'

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The leaders of four minority House caucus groups have written a letter on President Donald Trump calling for the removal of White House staff aides Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. More>>

Quest for eclipse glasses

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The clock is ticking for Monday's solar eclipse, and time is also running out for you to get your eclipse glasses.

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Fake checks and stolen money causes 25-year-old to plead guilty Video included

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Fake checks, stolen money, and a master plan authorities said was orchestrated by a  25-year-old man. 

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Multiple car accident backs up 474-E

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The State Police tell HOI NEWS it was a series of rear-end crashes involving 4 vehicles. 

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Peoria County Sheriff's department promotes women to management levels Video included

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History in the making at the Peoria County Sheriff's office, where you'll see two new faces in management positions. A pair of women being promoted to management means a big step for a more inclusive force.   Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell has named Ronda Guyton as Undersheriff responsible for managing the jail.  Asbell says he and Guyton have similar backgrounds but he's most impressed with her passion for community service. "The jail superintendent is more ... More>>

Things to know as kids go back to school this week

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With children returning to classrooms across the state this week, area police are reminding motorists about some common situations you may encounter on the road around a school. 

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