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Suburban Chicago CEO tours old Butternut facility with hopes to buy

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Barry Draper is no stranger to Peoria-- he is a 1980 graduate of Bradley University.  

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Hundreds have already joined the first bike-share program in the Peoria area

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It was a program two years in the making and a partnership that's taking riding a bike to a new level.

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A local artist is breaking the mold for future female sculptors Video included

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You may have walked around Central Illinois and noticed some of our area's exquisite sculptures.

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Peoria city manager says cuts inevitable under budget deficit Video included

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Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says sales tax revenues have dropped more than 25 percent for the city in the past year.  He says caterpillar layoffs, a drop in sales tax revenue as well as drops in utility and income taxes in the past year have hurt the city's finances.  Urich he hopes to try and close a nearly 8 million dollar deficit.  "When 60 percent of the operating budget is police and fire and public works it's going to have an impact on services and so... More>>

Peoria Police hires 8 new officers Video included

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You may be seeing some fresh, new faces on the Peoria Police Department. 

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The Latest: Military chief says transgender policy to remain Video included

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The former U.S. Army secretary says he's angry and shocked that President Donald Trump "would turn his back on thousands of transgender Americans serving today.". More>>

Unemployment falls in Peoria, Bloomington metros

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Job growth is on the rise in the Bloomington and Peoria areas, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Illinois Department of Employment Security.  

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Illinois suspends use of 12 rides after deadly Ohio accident

The state of Illinois says it's suspending the operation of all amusement rides similar to the one involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. More>>

Investigation into pet cemetery closed after owner commits suicide

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An investigation into alleged illegal disposal of animal remains at Katy's Pet Cemetery near South Pekin is now closed after the sole suspect took his own life. 

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Marshall County man killed in single vehicle accident

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A Toluca man is dead after a single vehicle accident in rural Lostant Wednesday.

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17-year-old confesses to slashing puppy's neck: report

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A 17-year-old boy faces a charge of aggravated animal cruelty after confessing to slashing a puppy in Kewanee. 

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Ceremony to dedicate Rt. 78 after Sgt. Riney takes place Thursday

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    A fallen Army Sergeant will be honored Thursday in Fulton County.    

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The Latest; Governors urge bipartisan work on healthcare

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President Donald Trump is attacking a Republican senator who opposed moving forward with long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare.". More>>

Dunlap man charged in connection to Peoria house fire, seen on surveillance video

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A Dunlap man is facing three counts each of aggravated arson, residential burglary, and animal cruelty in connection with an arson in North Peoria last Friday.

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East Bluff pushes for more revitalization Video included

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Peoria residents in the East Bluff are looking to preserve their historic neighborhood.  

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Diana Rauner launching new program to connect new moms with resources Video included

Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner is promoting a program aimed at helping mothers and their newborns connect with local resources. 

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New detail released about death investigation in Pekin Video included

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It's been a little more than 48 hours since human remains were found along Route 29. 

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Peoria schools hiring new teachers

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Want to work for Peoria Public Schools? A job fair this Friday may be your door to a career in education. 

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The solar eclipse -- what you need to know Video included

Eyes will be on the sky one month from today as a total solar eclipse crosses the country and central Illinois. Scientists say an eclipse happens when the moon comes into perfect alignment between the sun and part of the earth.

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Animal shelter taking donations for abused puppy's medical treatment

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The Kewanee Police Department and Henry County Humane Society are asking for your help to find the person behind the injuries that has a puppy struggling to survive.  

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The Latest: Duckworth says transgender ban discriminatory Video included

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The Pentagon seems to have been unaware that President Donald Trump has decided to bar transgender people from the military. More>>

Peoria faces $7.9 million budget shortfall

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    The city of Peoria could soon be facing another financial crisis.   

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Peoria Civic Center among top 200 in nation

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    The Peoria Civic Center earns national rankings.     

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Agreement reached in Pekin High School Title IX lawsuit

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   Pekin High School has signed an agreement, regarding Title IX complaints filed in 2015.    

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Man pleads guilty to hiding information during bankruptcy proceedings

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     A Brimfield man pleads guilty to concealing insurance policies from the U.S. government.  

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Speed Awareness Day in Illinois

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    The Illinois State Police is taking a proactive approach to make sure you reach your destination safely.   

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Police are hoping to have answers soon as the investigation on the remains continues Video included

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The Tazewell County Sheriff's department held a news conference early Tuesday afternoon. 

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Family and friends grieve for Robert Bee Video included

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Tears rolled down Stephanie Clauser's eye as she shared memories of her step-brother.  Despite the age difference with 13-year-old Robert Bee, they were always close-knit. "He always had a smile," Clauser explained, "always had a smile, always wanted to do something, always curious...

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Registration becomes easier for Peoria's public school students Video included

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If your child is getting ready to register at a handful of Peoria schools, you can skip their trip to the doctor this year.  

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What you need to know for the solar eclipse

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Eyes will be on the sky one month from today as a total solar eclipse crosses the country and central Illinois.

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Group urging Gov. Rauner to sign immigration bill Video included

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The Illinois Legislature approved an immigration bill in May.   But now it's waiting for the governor's signature.   A  coalition of groups hopes to influence the governor to approve the bill.  Thalia Novoa is calling people on the phone asking them to call Governor  Rauner to get his support of the Trust Act.  Novoa says when she was nine she had to testify on behalf of her mother to prevent her from being deported.  "I ha... More>>

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UPDATE: Chief deputy says remains presumably those of missing teen Robert Bee

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The Tazewell County Sheriff reports that an autopsy conducted on human remains discovered in Pekin Monday are "consisten with that of a 13-year-old" male. 

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The Latest: Senate blocks proposal to repeal 'Obamacare' Video included

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President Donald Trump says "we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!" on health care. More>>

Stronger demand boosts Caterpillar, 2017 outlook raised

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Caterpillar's 2Q results topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher demand and cost control efforts. More>>

Twin Cities Walmarts getting free online pickup service

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Walmart customers in the Twin Cities will soon be able to order their groceries online and pick them up without entering the store.  

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Human bones found in lawn south of Pekin

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Neighbors near Illinois Route 29 and Second Street south of Pekin were lining the streets to get a closer look after human bones were discovered by a resident mowing the lawn. 

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CAT in the black for second straight quarter

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    It was a strong second quarter for Caterpillar.   

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The Latest: McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

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President Donald Trump has a message for Republican lawmakers deliberating the latest proposed health care bill: this is your last chance. More>>

Peoria police report home burglarized before explosion Video included

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An update now on Friday's fire in the 1100 block of East Norwood Ave.

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First Student is looking to fill positions Video included

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Illinois is not exempt from the nation wide bus driver shortage and with schools set to open in just a few weeks, companies like First Student are scrambling to fill positions.  

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Paid parking metes might be coming to downtown Bloomington

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Shoppers may no longer be able to park for free in downtown Bloomington.

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Another special session in Springfield Video included

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Some state legislators say they're not very optimistic about getting much accomplished during another special session in  Springfield.  They say with school opening in less than a month, time is running out.  State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth says she agrees with Senate President John Cullerton that Governor Rauner needs to meet with legislative leaders before calling everyone back to Springfield for a special session. "If this is a special session whe... More>>

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