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Funky bras for a good cause Video included

No typical run/walk here for this breast cancer awareness fundraiser. More>>

Central High School's resource officer may not return to school after crude Facebook post Video included

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A resource officer for Peoria Public Schools apparently won't be returning to Peoria High School after making a controversial Facebook post More>>

If you need help, 2-1-1 is here for you Video included

We all need a little extra help once in a while and one agency in Central Illinois is lending more help this year than ever before.We're talking about the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 call center, which is manned round the clock with volunteers hel More>>

East Peoria Army Widow Addresses Trump Controversy Video included

President Trump's claims that his predecessors didn't call all the families of fallen soldiers is setting off a firestorm. More>>

Heritage Square addition coming with a heavy price tag Video included

Heritage Square in Peoria Heights is just weeks away from breaking ground on a 2.5 million dollar expansion. More>>

Preparing for a disaster in the Heart of Illinois

It's an unfortunate reccurence throughout the world, terror attacks and deadly shootings.Local first responders spent Tuesday practicing what they would do in the event of disaster.The simulated situation was an unmarked white truck, pulling up to C More>>

Teen driving deaths continue to go down across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (HOI) -- There is positive news about teen driving deaths across the state.According to IDOT, teen driving deaths have decreased by more than half in the last 10 years.In a press release, Secretary of State Jesse White praised the numbe More>>

Bloomington Police Complaint Panel selected

Residents selected for Police Review Panel More>>

Parents make sure car seats are secure

Emergency response personnel says parents should make sure car safety seats are installed properly. More>>

ISU Police Prepare For Homecoming Video included

It's Homecoming Week at Illinois State University and police are urging students and parents to be careful during the biggest party of the year. More>>

Greater Peoria EDC continues search for new CEO Video included

After three months of searching, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council is still looking for a new CEO.Denny Kief stepped in when former CEO Jennifer Daly left in July. The retired Mayor of Pekin says they interviewed great candidates for the fi More>>

Man who allegedly shot at officers arrested in Henry County manhunt

A 36-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on attempted murder charges following a multi-agency manhunt in Henry County overnight. More>>

Flag survives Bureau County barn fire

A fire left a building in Bureau County decimated, but the flag was still there. More>>

Gas prices continue to go up across the Heart of Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. (HOI) --Gas prices continue to go down across the Heart of Illinois. More>>

Woman allegedly beaten on social media; possible shot fired in Normal

NORMAL, Ill. (HOI) -- Normal police are investigating an incident that apparently stemmed from a fight on social media.According to the Pantagraph, early Sunday morning police found out about a facebook live stream, which showed two women beating another More>>

Peoria woman falls victim to drive-by shooting

A woman is recovering from bullet wounds, the victim of a drive-by shooting. According to the Journal Star, the 27-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car when the suspect drove by in a van a More>>

Teens arrested in connection with weekend home invasion

BARTONVILLE, Ill. (HOI) -- Four teens are in jail after a weekend home invasion.It happened around 4 AM Saturday morning in the 4200 block of South Granville in Bartonville.While en route, officers stopped a vehicle, and took four people into custo More>>

The legacy of East Peoria Firefighters lives on

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Tears of pride coupled with stories of heroism and bravery filled the Festival building in East Peoria Sunday afternoon. More>>

STUDENTS: Thinking about your future? A local expo may help

While some students typically spend the weekend sleeping in, many woke up bright and early Saturday morning to attend the 'College and Career Readiness Expo' at the Peoria Public Library's main branch.The purpose is to help grade school and high school s More>>

Robert Bee laid to final rest Video included

A somber day in Pekin as 13-year-old Robert Bee was laid to rest. More>>

Man fights for his life after shooting Video included

Officers found two males with gunshot wounds. More>>

Afternoon shooting in East Bluff sends one to hospital

One man was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after a shot-spotter alert Friday afternoon. More>>

October gets spooky as Spook Hollow opens doors

A Marquette Heights haunted house is gearing up for a scary season, and excited to give back to the Heart of Illinois More>>

Peoria Hair-stylist is a Dye-Hard Cubs Fan Video included

Barbie Ricketts and her Daughter Kriss Cochran are hair-stylists at Ricketts Salon Studio in Peoria.Now that the Cubs have advanced to the National League Championship Series, Kriss is dyeing her hair Cubbie blue!Our Mark Welp brings us the hair-raising More>>

Baby's life saved by properly installed car seat in Route 24 crash: coroner

A properly installed car seat made the difference between life and death for a one-year-old in Thursday's fatal car crash on U.S. Route 24 in Peoria County, coroner Jamie Harwood said. More>>

Police: ISP must authorize release of names in officer-involved shooting case

Control over the release of the names of the six officers in an officer-involved fatal shooting in Peoria last month rests with the Illinois State Police. More>>

Cubs fans say win or lose the curse is broken

Cubs facing elimination has every fan wishing and hoping. More>>

Girl Scouts bash invite from Boy Scouts

The invite by the Boys Scouts isn't sitting well with top Girl Scout leaders. More>>

Survey: Taz. Co. students exposed to drugs at young age, 20% admit to suicidal thoughts

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Tazewell County students who took the survey shed some troubling light, including drug prevalence, DUI rates and suicidal thought frequency. More>>

Will this doggy day care stay open?

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A Pekin couple will continue to operate their in-home doggy day care without a permit, despite complaints from neighbors. More>>

Looking to get around? A new trail may help Video included

If you're looking to get around the East Peoria Levee District on foot or bike, you can now do so thanks to a newly opened portion of the Camp Street Trail.The trail gives those who walk, jog and bike the path a safer way to get from Main Stree More>>

Tazewell County Deputies Get Life-Saving Drug Video included

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office has a new weapon to save lives. Almost 1900 people died of opioid overdoses in Illinois last year. So far this year in Tazewell County two have died. All sheriff's deputies are now carrying Narcan, a drug that count More>>

In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

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In historic change, Boy Scouts plan to welcome girls into some programs. More>>

Peoria accepts DOJ grant to purchase new police body cameras Video included

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Eight police departments in Greater Peoria will receive a combined total of a half million dollars for body cameras. 

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City budget recommendations from the public Video included

On Wednesday night, the city council will discuss Peoria's spending plan for next year. More>>

Local volunteer to help in Hurricane Relief

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    A Heart of Illinois man is heading back to Puerto Rico to help out in the recovery efforts.     

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CAT Board of Directors makes decision on quarterly cash dividend

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    The Caterpillar board of directors has voted to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of 78 cents per share of common stock.    

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Peoria violence a key focus at stand up for peace vigil Video included

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Peoria Community Against Violence (PCAV) held another vigil for peace on Wednesday night, after the 9th homicide in the river city this year. Friends and family of Shypriece Davis gathered at the Gateway Building on Peoria's riverfront, not only remembering the young man they affectionately called 'Prie,' but asking what needs to be done to keep this from happening again. Those who spoke on Wednesday remembered Shypriece as a caring, fun-loving guy who would always make them smile. ... More>>

Metamora follows up on the racially charged video Video included

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A followup to the video that sparked controversy in Metamora. 

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Girls will soon get membership into Boy Scouts Video included

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The Boy Scouts have been a male only group ever since the early days of its existence more than 100 years ago.  Now young girls will have the chance to not just join the boys, but also earn the highest honor, that of eagle scout.   Only a small percentage of scouts ever achieve that status.  One scout master was  surprised while another said it's about time.   "I think that by allowing girls to earn the rank of eagle scout it's g... More>>

Stanford man wins $50,000 in scratch-off Lotto contest

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A Stanford man is a bit richer after winning a big prize in the Illinois Lottery.  Tim Tippey won the prize after buying a Crossword scratch off ticket at the Casey's in Minier. 

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Peoria apartment fire causes $22k in damage

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Grease left unattended on a stove caused about $22,000 worth of damage to a Peoria apartment early Wednesday morning. 

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Illinois Supreme Court won't review firefighter death case

The Illinois Supreme Court says it won't review an appeals court decision overturning the conviction of a truck driver accused a causing a wreck that killed a central Illinois firefighter. More>>

Prison sentence awaits for man convicted of nightclub shooting

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A Chicago man is convicted of aggravated battery in connection with a 2016 shooting at a south side Peoria nightclub. 

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Oral arguments continue in Fulton Sheen remains battle

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The battle over where the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen takes center stage in a New York City courtroom. 

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Missing Persons become topic of discussion at Peoria Council meeting Video included

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Peoria Police took some heat as people addressed council about missing persons reports.  

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Body Cams are coming to Peoria Video included

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A unanimous yes vote to expand the body cam pilot program but it's not coming cheap.  

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Mapleton mom reacts to Blue Cross and OSF breakup

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A Mapleton mom of two went to sleep soundly last night and woke up to a world of confusion about the status of her health care. 

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UnityPoint Health President is pleased with BCBS expanded relationship Video included

UnityPoint Health-Methodist announced its hospital is joining the Blue Cross Blue Shield Network on Monday. That in-network provider relationship is set to start January 1st, 2018. More>>

OSF Blue Cross Blue Shield close long chapter

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A 30 year partnership will come to an end between OSF Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois if negotiations don't pan out. 

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UPDATE: OSF "deeply disappointed" by Blue Cross decision to drop hospitals from PPO

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Most OSF hospitals in Illinois will no longer participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois network starting Jan. 1, 2018.

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Blue Cross adding Methodist coverage in January 2018

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will cover UnityPoint Health - Methodist in network starting in January. 

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Blue Cross: OSF agreement "no longer serves aim," but still open to continued negotiations

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois said it is still open to reaching an agreement with OSF Healthcare to keep the hospital system in network after Jan. 1.  

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Peoria murder victim shot multiple times Video included

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Peoria Police are still looking for suspects in Sunday's fatal shooting.   It happened just after 11 o'clock in the morning in the 2000 block of West Ann Street. 

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Bloomington council discusses credit card issue as Renner returns from hiatus

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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner returned to city council Monday night, after a hiatus for medical reasons; but, it came with some controversy.

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Suspicious fire leaves family uneasy Video included

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One week after they were forced out of their East Bluff home due to a suspicious fire, one Peoria family continues to keep a watchful eye out at night.  Flames broke out in the back of their Ravine street home arouND three thirty on October 2nd.    The resident Tranessa Broussard and her fiancee were doing laundry when their smoke alarms started going off.     She says a neighbor saw the flames and called 911.  "On the side door they just ... More>>

Stand Up for Peace set for Wednesday after Peoria murder

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A Stand Up for Peace event will be held Wednesday after Peoria's ninth homicide of 2017.  

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UPDATE: Coroner said Peoria murder victim likely bled to death Video included

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UPDATE: Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Shypriece Davis, 23, likely bled to death after suffering multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday morning. Toxicology results are pending. It is unknown if the Peoria Police Department has any suspects.

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Culinary arts program becomes largest elective at Woodruff Career & Technical Center Video included

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Stirring, chopping and turning up the heat, not to mention the aroma. 

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Rep. Bustos endorses Pritzker in Democratic race for governor

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos is adding her name to the list of lawmakers endorsing JB Pritzker in the Democratic primary for Illinois governor.  

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Funeral services announced for Robert Bee, Jr.

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    Funeral services have been announced for a Pekin teen, whose remains were found earlier this year behind a Pekin home.   

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LEADING OFF: Cubs try to oust Washington in Game 4 of NLDS

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LEADING OFF: Cubs try to oust Washington in Game 4 of NLDS. More>>

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