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Memorial Day ceremony held at Peoria's Riverfront Video included

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Riverfront to remember all of those who served in the military. 

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Splashdown talks safety Video included

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Safety is a top concern at local pools that opened to the public this Memorial Day weekend. Among those is Splashdown in east Peoria, which just reopened for its 21st season. Even before they open their doors, they start preparing the pool and slides as early as February. Splashdown officials say their lifeguards also undergo rigorous training in the off-months. "All our lifeguards went through a long, extensive training, and they were well prepared for the season. They were all... More>>

Local pools strive for safety

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Safety is a top concern at local pools that opened to the public this Memorial Day weekend.

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Composting to better the environment

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If you're looking forward to exercising your green thumb this summer.

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Hopedale Medical Complex honors veterans Video included

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   Hopedale Medical Complex unveiled a new veterans memorial.   

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Remembrance held in Washington

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The city of Washington honored fallen members of the military with its annual Memorial Day parade.

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Heart of Illinois pauses to remember Memorial Day

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Central Illinois will pause today to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

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Memorial Day holiday forces closure of CityLink and Connect Transit

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Because of the Memorial Day holiday, CityLink and Connect Transit will not be in service today.

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Overnight shooting leads to Peoria's sixth homicide of the year

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One person is dead after a shooting in Peoria. It is the city's sixth homicide of the year.

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OSF Healthcare creates new wellness program Video included

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Only one in three children are physically active every day.

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Locals plan to honor veterans on Memorial Day

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From Spring Bay, to Glasford and every town in between, you can bet there will be a Memorial Day ceremony taking place. 

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Memorial on Soldier Hill honors veterans Video included

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 The program on Solider Hill featured youth participation.  

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Grilling safety tips for your Memorial Day weekend Video included

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Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer and nothing screams summer more than grilling out! 

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Be safe this Memorial Day Video included

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Those at the Red Cross want to make sure you have a safe holiday and have come up with a list of tips. 

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New retail store comes to Warehouse District Video included

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New residential apartments aren't the only new addition to the warehouse district in Downtown Peoria.

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Search for missing Pekin teen continues

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The search for Robert Bee, the 13 year old boy from Pekin who went missing last November continued this afternoon.  Concerned community members gathered to look for him in the woods and creek along 2nd street in Pekin, however the turn out was low...

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Bradley University kicks off Wardle basketball camp

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While March Madness has long passed us by, now is the time to get in on the basketball action.   Bradley basketball is hosting the coach Wardle summer camp. The newly formatted camp includes...

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Streator YMCA gets big donation from OSF Healthcare

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OSF Healthcare is supporting programs that impact health and wellness of the communities that the YMCA serves.  

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Ameren offers storm safety tips ahead of possible weekend storms

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With more severe weather potentially in store for Central Illinois, Ameren Illinois is saying they're ready if the storms hit, and urge caution. The power company is moving dozens of work crews throughout the state to be able to respond to any power outages as quickly as possible. It recommends...

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Old tires collected and recycled by volunteers

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Peoria's Tireless Project was held this afternoon. It's a way for people to drop off old and unwanted tired in an effort to clean up the city. Residents could bring up to 20 tires per person. The tires collected will be brought to a recycling plant as opposed to a dumpster or burning them...

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Hail damage, downed trees in Morton after storm

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     Friday's storms caused some damage around Central Illinois, and residents were out and about using Saturday's warm, dry conditions to clean up. Most of the damage was done to trees, and there were plenty of...

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Man injured after being shot in Peoria Friday afternoon

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One man is recovering after being shot Friday afternoon in Peoria. 

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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

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Amid reports that the FBI is investigating meetings Trump son-in-law had with Russians, Jared Kushner's lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with investigators. More>>

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

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Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo. More>>

Summer Camp 2017 kicks off with thousands of attendees Video included

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The 17th annual Summer Camp takes place this Memorial Day weekend at Three Sisters Park.

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Annual music festival to begin Friday in Chillicothe

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An annual Chillicothe music festival kicks off Friday. 

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Mixed news for Illinois's unemployment numbers

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There is mixed news on the state's job front.

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Kazoo time!! Louie Louie Parade takes place today in Peoria

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Grab your kazoo's... the 30th annual Louie Louie parade takes place on Friday.

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Search for Robert Bee continues in Pekin

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The search for a missing Pekin teen will continue this weekend.

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Roads, air, and railways to be packed with holiday travelers

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Triple-A projects nearly 40 million people will travel at least 50 miles away from home this holiday weekend.    

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Section of Route 78 in Fulton County to be named for fallen soldier

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A part of Route 78 in Fulton County will be named the "Sergeant Douglas Riney Memorial Highway." .

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Marc Tiritilli calls off recount Video included

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The end is here in Normal. Marc Tiritilli is waving the white flag as he called off the mayoral vote recount. 

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Baby Fold shuts down one program Video included

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The Baby Fold in Normal said they are staying afloat in the midst of the state budget impasse.

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Police identify driver killed in train crash near Colchester, Ill. Video included

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A Macomb man is dead after an Amtrak train hit his car Thursday morning near Colchester, Illinois.

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Founder of "Glow Girls" looking to inspire more teens this summer Video included

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The Glow Girls program at Manual High School is geared to improving the lives of young girls in the areas of health,self-sufficient and financial literacy. 

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Heidelberg back in Peoria County courtroom Video included

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For the first time in almost 50 years, Cleve Heidelberg walked through the Peoria County Courthouse from the main entrance, going through security like anyone else. 

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Local family receives "Saved by The Belt" Award

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A family was being honored by the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office Thursday, for doing something so important it saved their lives. 

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Donors raise over $10K for Fulton County victim of racial vandalism Video included

Hundreds of donors raised over three times her campaign's goal amount in just three days. Hundreds of donors raised over three times her campaign's goal amount in just three days.
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72 hours: that's how long Sharquelle Smith had her truck for before vandals ruined it with syrup in the gas tank and graffiti. It's also how long it took for people all over Central Illinois to raise over $10,000 for her. "I was really surprised, because I didn't think that many, you know would listen to my story and actually cared...

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Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math Video included

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Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax plans. More>>

Cleve Heidelberg due in Peoria County court Thursday

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A little more than 48 hours after being released on bond. Cleve Heidelberg is due back in a Peoria County courtroom Thursday. 

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Marc Tiritilli to make major announcement regarding recount

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A Normal mayoral candidate is expected to make a major announcement Thursday.

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Peoria grocery store reopens after fire

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A Peoria grocery store is back in business a week after a fire.

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The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication' Video included

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France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. More>>

Budget Marchers pass through Bloomington Video included

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How many miles does it take to pass a state budget?

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The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

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Senate leaders are positioning themselves for a Congressional Budget Office report that will assess the impact the House-approved health care bill would have on insurance coverage and consumers' costs. More>>

Marquette Heights PD receives big donation

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The Marquette Heights Men's Club made a big donation to its small town. 

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Peoria Ag Lab faces shutdown in proposed budget plan Video included

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Under President Trump's proposed budget plan, a major research lab in Peoria could be shutting its doors. We first brought you this story yesterday where cuts to the Department of Agriculture would require the closing of the Ag Lab in Peoria. In the budget, the President calls for a cut of around...

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Bartonville Relay for Life is on its way

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National Cancer Survivor Day is coming up next week, June 4.

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Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level Video included

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An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. More>>

No new information released in Bloomington death investigation

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Authorities are still not releasing any information in connection with what is being called a suspicious death in Bloomington.

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Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

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Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program. More>>

Save-A-Lot will close June 2 Video included

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Save-A-Lot on Peoria's south side is scheduled to close next month.

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Fulton County girl victim of racial, religious vandalism Video included

Sharquelle Smith bought her truck on Friday - and by Monday afternoon, it was vandalized. Sharquelle Smith bought her truck on Friday - and by Monday afternoon, it was vandalized.
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Sharquelle Smith should be celebrating her graduation from Cuba's Community Unit School District 3. Instead, the class president and Honor Roll student is trying to find a new car and seeking justice after vandals left...

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Suicide on I-74 backs up traffic for miles Video included

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An apparent suicide on Interstate 74 near Carlock slowed down traffic for hours Tuesday.  

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Trump condemns against 'wicked ideology' behind terror

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President Donald Trump offered his condolences in the wake of a deadly concert explosion, condemning the "evil losers" behind the attack and calling on "civilized nations" to work for peace. More>>

Dunlap Dominates State Track Finals Video included

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For the first time in 34-years, Dunlap High School can call themselves state champions. The Lady Eagles ran away with the IHSA Class 2A state title in Charleston over the weekend.  The Eagles swept the relays, taking first in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800. Sophomore Kiara Pauli helped her team win the 4x100 and took home the silver medal in the 100 meter. "It's, it's amazing," Pauli said. "It's great to have girls like cheering for you ... More>>

Robber pulled out AK-47 on pizza delivery driver Video included

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On May 20th, a pizza delivery driver from Bacci Pizzeria was robbed while making what the owner calls a standard delivery.  

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Cleve Heidelberg is released on bond Video included

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Cleve Heidelberg is tasting freedom for the first time in 47-years.

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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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