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Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

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Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives. More>>

Gas prices go up across the Heart of Illinois

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Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, gas prices are on the way up.

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Three rafts overturn on Vermillion River in LaSalle County

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There were some tense moments this weekend on the Vermillion River in LaSalle County, after three rafts overturned.

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Judge orders Bloomington man to stay in state mental health facility

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A Bloomington man will get an extended stay at a state mental health treatment facility, after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing deaths of his parents.

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Chopped for a Cause pledge to shave head if they raise record amount Video included

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Chopped for a Cause is a car show with a purpose. 

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Little girl dreams of "little free library"; it comes true

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One local young girl had a dream of making a "little free library." 

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Zoofest is coming your way Video included

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You can kick off your summer celebrations at the Zoofest coming up in just one short week! 

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Ringling Brothers bow out

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Ringling Brothers circus will take its final bow.  

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Veteran fulfilling dream of improving healthcare Video included

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After nearly 30 years in the United States Air Force, Don Halpin took the opportunity to pursue his other life passion, improving healthcare...

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Annual fishing tournament brings families together Video included

Nearly 200 families participated in this year's tournament. Nearly 200 families participated in this year's tournament.
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The lagoon at Glen Oak Park in Peoria was packed full with both fish and fishermen for the 47th annual Clyde West fishing derby Saturday. More than 1,300 fish were shipped in the day before, so that everyone would get a bite...

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Peoria Public Schools celebrates graduation Video included

Around $967,000 in scholarships were earned by members of the Peoria High Class of 2017. Around $967,000 in scholarships were earned by members of the Peoria High Class of 2017.
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Several hundred local high school students are onto their next adventure in life. 685 seniors across three Peoria Public Schools - Richwoods, Peoria High and Manual Academy - had their moment in the spotlight to walk across the stage at graduation on Saturday. There were plenty of decorated caps and proud parents, who had a lot to celebrate...

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The Latest: Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

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House members leaving a briefing by the deputy attorney general on the probe of connections between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign say they're frustrated at not getting answers. More>>

Fidget Spinners creating a buzz around local schools

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The Fidget-spinner trend is out of control, and making headlines - for better or worse. Earlier this week, a Texas mom had to take her daughter to the E-R after she was found choking on a spinner part.  But what are these toys, exactly?  "They're providing...

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Summer Employment search is on for youth

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For all intents and purposes summer has arrived for college and high school students looking for jobs.  Some began the search back in January while others are just getting around to it.        College student Shaisa Pittman is working as an event coordinator at Proctor Recreation Center in Peoria.  Pittman says she looks forward to working over school break.  "It keeps you active throughout the summer, it helps you have a source of income becau... More>>

Shots fired puts local high school on lockdown Video included

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One woman says she's blessed and lucky to be alive after a man walked up to her house and shot at it 18 times.

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City Cycle debuts in the Peoria area Video included

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There's a new way for Peoria-area residents to get around, thanks to a bike-share program that's been in the works for two years.

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Illinois to change sex-abuse law with help of Hastert victim

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Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert. More>>

Woman arrested for allegedly hitting, killing Galesburg toddler

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A Galesburg woman is in the Knox County Jail after an accident that left a two-year-old dead.  Galesburg police said 60-year-old Rosie Lee Oden struck the toddler in the 1000 block of W. South St. just before 2 p.m. Thursday and left the scene. A witness told officers on the scene they heard a loud noise. When they went to investigate the noise, the witness said he or she saw the injured child lying in the street and a red SUV driving away. The child was taken to Galesburg... More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: Staying Home-Cashing In Video included

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How would you like to own your own business and have your office be your couch? A lot of people are doing it these days and they're making pretty good money doing it. In Gretchen Wirtz's special report: Staying Home, Cashing In, you get to meet two women making a little extra money with their own businesses. Set your own hours, stay in your pajamas and make as much money as you want.  Sounds like the perfect job, doesn't it/ Well, people are doing it these days with direct sal...

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Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

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Ousted Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will not honor a subpoena issued by a Senate committee looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Trump claims witch hunt, says he's most hounded leader ever Video included

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The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday evening as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations Russia and Donald Trump's campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1 Video included

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A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others. More>>

Jack Renfrow was right on cue in Vegas Video included

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The names are legendary, Willie Mosconi, Minnesota fats, Jeanette lee. Now let's add the name Jack Renfrow to the list.

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Local counselors react to nude photo investigation surrounding local schools Video included

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An NBC Chicago investigation revealed dozens of Illinois high school students nude photographs ended up on an anonymous website. 

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City officials wants the public to address neighborhood issues Video included

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If you have complaints about issues in your neighborhood--maybe that neighbor next door refuses to mow their lawn. 

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Peoria County Health Department warns gardeners about lead exposure Video included

Peoria County has 20 times the national average of cases of lead poisoning. Peoria County has 20 times the national average of cases of lead poisoning.
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The Peoria County Health Department says that Peoria County has over 20 times the number of lead poisoning cases than the national average.  The reason may be right under your feet.  With sunshine and blue skies comes a perfect excuse to be outdoors, planting and expanding gardens. But the dirt under your shovel could be making you or your kids sick....

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Lauded rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

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According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. More>>

One Class At a Time: Cuba Elementary School Video included

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Brad Shaeffer is a PE teacher at Cuba Elementary School and he wants to buy pedometers for the entire school.  With his $1,000.00 from HOI News and CEFCU, he'll be able to do just that.

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Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77

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Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes has died at 77, Fox News says. More>>

State house passes bill to honor Sgt. Doug Riney

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Lawmakers in the Illinois House unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday designating Illinois Route 78 between Canton and Farmington the "Sergeant Douglas Riney Memorial Highway."

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Woman accused of running over former police captain found unfit to stand trial

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A Galesburg woman, accused of running over a former Galesburg police captain, is found not fit to stand trial.

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Schock's attorneys want upcoming trial delayed

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Former Congressman Aaron Schock's attorneys are asking for his upcoming trial to be delayed.

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Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

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The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Study: Drug arrests up in Illinois, treatment a struggle Video included

In Illinois, police are arresting a lot of people for drugs. However, getting help for addicts isn't easy, according to a newly released Wallet Hub study. It lists Illinois as number two in the country for drug arrests, but only 35th in the number of treatment facilities..

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Still no leads in the search for Robert Bee Video included

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 Family, friends, and neighbors gathered at Riverfront Park to rally around the Bee family who is still desperately searching for the missing 13-year-old.  Those in attendance wrote letters to Robert that they attached to balloons they later released. They said they"re hopeful he's still out there and one of these messages will somehow reach him or someone who knows where he is. Robert ran away from his Pekin home in November when a truancy officer came to the house ...

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Peoria man saves baby deer

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While many moms are still enjoying those Mother's Day gifts, one stands above all the rest. Julie Foster heard a noise Sunday-- she thought it was a bird. 

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Spirit of Peoria may be drifting away Video included

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Troubling times may be ahead for the Spirit of Peoria because of a project the city is leading.

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