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  • Illinois Conservation Police seeking "lovebird" graffiti artists

    Illinois Conservation Police seeking "lovebird" graffiti artists

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-01-17 21:28:01 GMT

    The Illinois Conservation Police need your help to find a couple who decided to show off their love by defacing state property. 

    The Illinois Conservation Police need your help to find a couple who decided to show off their love by defacing state property. 

  • Vote to develop Canton Lake, put on hold

    Vote to develop Canton Lake, put on hold

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-01-17 20:57:27 GMT
    Signs encouraging council to save Canton Lake during council meetingSigns encouraging council to save Canton Lake during council meeting

    Movement on a proposal to improve and develop Canton Lake will have to wait a little while longer. 

    Movement on a proposal to improve and develop Canton Lake will have to wait a little while longer. 

  • Illinois could lose 2 congressional seats in next redistricting: study

    Illinois could lose 2 congressional seats in next redistricting: study

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:43 PM EST2018-01-17 19:43:39 GMT
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    Population losses may cause Illinois to lose one or even two congressional seats when the next round of redistricting takes place.

    Population losses may cause Illinois to lose one or even two congressional seats when the next round of redistricting takes place.

  • Second measles case confirmed at Chicago O'Hare

    Second measles case confirmed at Chicago O'Hare

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:30 PM EST2018-01-17 19:30:31 GMT
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    The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a second person infected with measles passed through Chicago O'Hare International Airport earlier this month.  

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a second person infected with measles passed through Chicago O'Hare International Airport earlier this month.  

  • Active shooter training held at Peoria church

    Active shooter training held at Peoria church

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-01-17 05:13:36 GMT
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    Active shooter training was held Tuesday at an unusual spot, a church in Peoria.

    Active shooter training was held Tuesday at an unusual spot, a church in Peoria.

  • Heat bills up; what can you do?

    Heat bills up; what can you do?

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:08 AM EST2018-01-17 05:08:05 GMT

    If you haven't opened your latest Ameren bill listen up, you'll need to plan for higher bill. With that, here's some of the facts and myths of what can ease that financial burden.

    If you haven't opened your latest Ameren bill listen up, you'll need to plan for higher bill. With that, here's some of the facts and myths of what can ease that financial burden.

  • Free clinical breast exams and PAP/HPV tests

    Free clinical breast exams and PAP/HPV tests

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-01-17 05:00:36 GMT

    Women 21-years and older who could benefit from any of the above screenings are encouraged to attend. 

    Women 21-years and older who could benefit from any of the above screenings are encouraged to attend. 

  • A new bill could help incarcerated women

    A new bill could help incarcerated women

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:03 PM EST2018-01-17 03:03:02 GMT

    Helping prisoners before they get out of prison is the focus of House Bill 1479, signed on Tuesday by Governor Bruce Rauner at Logan Correctional Center.  It's a part of a statewide initiative that focuses on women in prison.  Women at Logan Correctional Center face all sorts of issues like trauma, mental health and abuse and they respond differently to these things. That is why the Center is taking a gender-specific approach to treatment, hoping to respond...

    Helping prisoners before they get out of prison is the focus of House Bill 1479, signed on Tuesday by Governor Bruce Rauner at Logan Correctional Center.  It's a part of a statewide initiative that focuses on women in prison.  Women at Logan Correctional Center face all sorts of issues like trauma, mental health and abuse and they respond differently to these things. That is why the Center is taking a gender-specific approach to treatment, hoping to respond...

  • City of Peoria creates new position for race relations, disability rights

    City of Peoria creates new position for race relations, disability rights

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-01-17 00:39:19 GMT

    The city of Peoria is taking a big step to focus on civil rights and equality. They've created a new position to focus on that and make the community better for everyone. Improving race relations, civil rights, disability rights and equal opportunities through outreach and education is the goal for this new role.

    The city of Peoria is taking a big step to focus on civil rights and equality. They've created a new position to focus on that and make the community better for everyone. Improving race relations, civil rights, disability rights and equal opportunities through outreach and education is the goal for this new role.

  • Confectionery company Ferrero buying Bloomington Nestle plant, 2 others in $2.8b deal

    Confectionery company Ferrero buying Bloomington Nestle plant, 2 others in $2.8b deal

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-01-17 00:04:18 GMT

    The Bloomington Nestle plant and two others in Illinois will be purchased by global confectionery group Ferrero in a $2.8 billion deal. 

    The Bloomington Nestle plant and two others in Illinois will be purchased by global confectionery group Ferrero in a $2.8 billion deal. 

  • 72-year-old LaSalle County woman killed in house fire

    72-year-old LaSalle County woman killed in house fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:45 PM EST2018-01-16 18:45:50 GMT
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    A 72-year-old Earlville woman is dead following an early Tuesday house fire. 

    A 72-year-old Earlville woman is dead following an early Tuesday house fire. 

  • UPDATE: Homicide victim was 19-year-old Peoria man; suspect in custody

    UPDATE: Homicide victim was 19-year-old Peoria man; suspect in custody

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-01-16 18:36:48 GMT

    A 29-year-old Peoria man was arrested late Monday in connection with the city's second homicide of 2018.  

    A 29-year-old Peoria man was arrested late Monday in connection with the city's second homicide of 2018.  

  • Woodford County woman dies after I-39 accident

    Woodford County woman dies after I-39 accident

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:34 AM EST2018-01-16 14:34:58 GMT
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    A 29-year-old woman from El Paso, Ill. is dead after an automobile versus semi accident on Interstate 39 near Hudson. 

    A 29-year-old woman from El Paso, Ill. is dead after an automobile versus semi accident on Interstate 39 near Hudson. 

  • Peoria's second homicide of 2018 under investigation

    Peoria's second homicide of 2018 under investigation

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:26 AM EST2018-01-16 14:26:26 GMT

    Peoria police are working the city's second homicide case of 2018.

    Peoria police are working the city's second homicide case of 2018.

  • A Pekin marriage proposal 10 years in the making

    A Pekin marriage proposal 10 years in the making

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-01-16 03:22:30 GMT

    Steven Burgess, of Pekin proposed to his longtime girlfriend today on their 10 year dating anniversary.  Burgess has been trying to pop the question for each year since they have been dating, but always had trouble pulling off the proposal because his girlfriend's son had been traveling back-and-fourth from Memphis for treatments at St. Jude Children's Hospital. Burgess put his proposal plan together and ticked his girlfriend into thinking she had ...

    Steven Burgess, of Pekin proposed to his longtime girlfriend today on their 10 year dating anniversary.  Burgess has been trying to pop the question for each year since they have been dating, but always had trouble pulling off the proposal because his girlfriend's son had been traveling back-and-fourth from Memphis for treatments at St. Jude Children's Hospital. Burgess put his proposal plan together and ticked his girlfriend into thinking she had ...

  • Business owner Jack Pearl dead at 91

    Business owner Jack Pearl dead at 91

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-01-16 03:11:01 GMT

    A longtime, successful Peoria Heights entrepreneur has passed away at the age of 91.

    A longtime, successful Peoria Heights entrepreneur has passed away at the age of 91.

  • Dr. King's legacy, honored throughout city streets

    Dr. King's legacy, honored throughout city streets

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-16 01:25:42 GMT
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    The spirit of equality and courage could be felt throughout Peoria as the city celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy Monday. 

    The spirit of equality and courage could be felt throughout Peoria as the city celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy Monday. 

  • Teach-in at Wesleyan to celebrate MLK Day focuses on housing equity

    Teach-in at Wesleyan to celebrate MLK Day focuses on housing equity

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-16 00:24:08 GMT
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    Housing equity as a civil right was this year's theme for Illinois Wesleyan University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. teach-In. Teresa Haley, Illinois NAACP President, delivered the keynote address and discussed what the NAACP of Illinois is currently working on. Haley also touched on how the NAACP is responding to the current political and cultural climate. She also spoke about King's work with housing and how it continues to be a civil ...
    Housing equity as a civil right was this year's theme for Illinois Wesleyan University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. teach-In. Teresa Haley, Illinois NAACP President, delivered the keynote address and discussed what the NAACP of Illinois is currently working on. Haley also touched on how the NAACP is responding to the current political and cultural climate. She also spoke about King's work with housing and how it continues to be a civil ...
  • Creve Coeur man stable after extrication from single-vehicle crash

    Creve Coeur man stable after extrication from single-vehicle crash

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-01-15 22:08:36 GMT

    A Creve Coeur man is in stable condition after he was extricated from a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.  

    A Creve Coeur man is in stable condition after he was extricated from a single-vehicle crash Monday morning.  

  • Gas prices steady in Peoria

    Gas prices steady in Peoria

    Monday, January 15 2018 2:37 PM EST2018-01-15 19:37:17 GMT
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    Gas prices haven't budged an inch over the past week in the River City. 

    Gas prices haven't budged an inch over the past week in the River City. 

  • Mortonite receives prestigious medal for heroism

    Mortonite receives prestigious medal for heroism

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-01-15 17:21:35 GMT

    A Morton man was recognized Monday for saving 13 children and four women from a knife-wielding man in a library in 2015. 

    A Morton man was recognized Monday for saving 13 children and four women from a knife-wielding man in a library in 2015. 

  • Dentists give away thousands in service at clinic

    Dentists give away thousands in service at clinic

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:01 PM EST2018-01-15 02:01:00 GMT
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    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a smile? 

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a smile? 

  • Uftring Chevy joins forces with local church

    Uftring Chevy joins forces with local church

    Sunday, January 14 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-01-15 00:39:54 GMT
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    After a fire claimed Gary Uftring's well known car business in Washington, Illinois on January 5th, one local church stepped in to lend a helping hand. 

    After a fire claimed Gary Uftring's well known car business in Washington, Illinois on January 5th, one local church stepped in to lend a helping hand. 

  • 'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

    'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-01-14 05:53:32 GMT
    Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was mistake.
    Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was mistake.
  • 25 News EXCLUSIVE: Peoria native in Hawaii recounts missile scare ordeal

    25 News EXCLUSIVE: Peoria native in Hawaii recounts missile scare ordeal

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-01-14 05:04:03 GMT
    Breaux is originally from Peoria, but now lives in Hawaii with his family.Breaux is originally from Peoria, but now lives in Hawaii with his family.

    Saturday morning's ballistic missile scare in Hawaii had far-reaching impact, even right back here to Central Illinois. Richie Breaux, originally from Peoria - a graduate of Woodruff High - is living in Hawaii and spoke exclusively with 25 News Saturday afternoon. Below is a transcribed recounting of his experience during the 38 minutes he and his family endured, fearing a missile strike that never came. "I saw a text message alert that came through that uh, there is a missil...

    Saturday morning's ballistic missile scare in Hawaii had far-reaching impact, even right back here to Central Illinois. Richie Breaux, originally from Peoria - a graduate of Woodruff High - is living in Hawaii and spoke exclusively with 25 News Saturday afternoon. Below is a transcribed recounting of his experience during the 38 minutes he and his family endured, fearing a missile strike that never came. "I saw a text message alert that came through that uh, there is a missil...

  • Community meetings about Kroger closures

    Community meetings about Kroger closures

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-01-14 00:59:59 GMT

    Our coverage continues about the Kroger closures on Western Avenue and Harmony Highway.  Many are worried where their next meal will come from with the stores closing at the end of January.  On Saturday leaders held meetings to get the community involved, with the goal of working together in order to move forward.  "But even more than that, to talk about alternative healthy food strategies where we can start creating a system, where we can provide multiple ...

    Our coverage continues about the Kroger closures on Western Avenue and Harmony Highway.  Many are worried where their next meal will come from with the stores closing at the end of January.  On Saturday leaders held meetings to get the community involved, with the goal of working together in order to move forward.  "But even more than that, to talk about alternative healthy food strategies where we can start creating a system, where we can provide multiple ...

  • Painting a brighter future for kids

    Painting a brighter future for kids

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-01-14 00:28:31 GMT
    Saturdays are for relaxing, doing chores around the house or, if you are generous, giving back. Volunteers from across Illinois got busy on Saturday using their creative minds with one goal: to paint a brighter future for kids.  Every year Peoria Corps sponsors a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. This year the focus was on Trewyn School in Peoria.   "This project is meant to paint murals at Trewyn School as a way of unifying and ...
    Saturdays are for relaxing, doing chores around the house or, if you are generous, giving back. Volunteers from across Illinois got busy on Saturday using their creative minds with one goal: to paint a brighter future for kids.  Every year Peoria Corps sponsors a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. This year the focus was on Trewyn School in Peoria.   "This project is meant to paint murals at Trewyn School as a way of unifying and ...
  • Peoria water future; a vote ahead in 2018

    Peoria water future; a vote ahead in 2018

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:28 PM EST2018-01-13 04:28:36 GMT

    It's been an on-and-off controversial topic in Peoria since the 1800s, and it's flowing again. In 2018, the city Council will decide whether or not to purchase the the city's Water system from Illinois American Water. The city has been presented one organizations plans.

    It's been an on-and-off controversial topic in Peoria since the 1800s, and it's flowing again. In 2018, the city Council will decide whether or not to purchase the the city's Water system from Illinois American Water. The city has been presented one organizations plans.

  • The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti

    The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-01-13 03:24:12 GMT
    President Donald Trump is calling a bipartisan immigration proposal "a big step backwards" and claiming that it would force the U.S. "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly.".
    President Donald Trump is calling a bipartisan immigration proposal "a big step backwards" and claiming that it would force the U.S. "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly.".
  • Possible co-op as solution for Kroger closures

    Possible co-op as solution for Kroger closures

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-01-13 00:59:11 GMT

    The two Kroger stores on Wisconsin Avenue and Harmon Highway are set to close at the end of January. Now a group of lawmakers have solutions cued up. Senator Dave Koehler and State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth said they are getting phone calls and having conversations with the community about the Kroger closures.  In response to public feedback, they are considering a co-op or other initiatives to make sure residents do not lose access to high-quality foods. There w...

    The two Kroger stores on Wisconsin Avenue and Harmon Highway are set to close at the end of January. Now a group of lawmakers have solutions cued up. Senator Dave Koehler and State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth said they are getting phone calls and having conversations with the community about the Kroger closures.  In response to public feedback, they are considering a co-op or other initiatives to make sure residents do not lose access to high-quality foods. There w...

  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Missing man found by police

    UPDATE: Missing man found by police

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-01-12 22:35:27 GMT

    UPDATE: Jimmy was found at the Family Video on College. 

    UPDATE: Jimmy was found at the Family Video on College. 

  • CIRA employees retrieve passenger's missing $100 bills from roof, aircraft ramp

    CIRA employees retrieve passenger's missing $100 bills from roof, aircraft ramp

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-01-12 22:22:38 GMT

    Employees at Central Illinois Regional Airport searched high and low Friday to retrieve a passenger's missing $700 on a blustery day.  

    Employees at Central Illinois Regional Airport searched high and low Friday to retrieve a passenger's missing $700 on a blustery day.  

  • Bergner's parent company may file for bankruptcy soon: report

    Bergner's parent company may file for bankruptcy soon: report

    Friday, January 12 2018 2:30 PM EST2018-01-12 19:30:26 GMT

    Bergner's parent company Bon-Ton is being pushed toward bankruptcy by some of their largest creditors, a new report in Bloomberg said Friday. 

    Bergner's parent company Bon-Ton is being pushed toward bankruptcy by some of their largest creditors, a new report in Bloomberg said Friday. 

  • UPDATE: Morton firefighter killed in car accident late Thursday

    UPDATE: Morton firefighter killed in car accident late Thursday

    Friday, January 12 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-01-12 18:26:36 GMT

    A Morton man is dead after a late Thursday crash in rural Morton. The Morton Police Department responded to Mossy Trail and Timber Creek in Morton just before midnight on a report of a moving vehicle hitting a parked vehicle. 

    A Morton man is dead after a late Thursday crash in rural Morton. The Morton Police Department responded to Mossy Trail and Timber Creek in Morton just before midnight on a report of a moving vehicle hitting a parked vehicle. 

  • Congresswoman Bustos calls Trump's vulgar comments "childish"

    Congresswoman Bustos calls Trump's vulgar comments "childish"

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:49 PM EST2018-01-12 17:49:54 GMT

    More fallout from President Trump's use of profanity to describe Haiti and other countries in Africa. 

    More fallout from President Trump's use of profanity to describe Haiti and other countries in Africa. 

  • Baby giraffe will make public debut on February 1

    Baby giraffe will make public debut on February 1

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:25 AM EST2018-01-12 16:25:58 GMT

    You'll be able to see the Peoria Zoo's new baby giraffe in person starting February 1.  

    You'll be able to see the Peoria Zoo's new baby giraffe in person starting February 1.  

  • Many Sam's Clubs nationwide closing abruptly; Central Illinois locations appear unaffected

    Many Sam's Clubs nationwide closing abruptly; Central Illinois locations appear unaffected

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-01-12 13:36:07 GMT

    Retailer Sam's Club is shutting down more than 60 stores across the United States, but it appears locations in Peoria and Normal will not be impacted. 

    Retailer Sam's Club is shutting down more than 60 stores across the United States, but it appears locations in Peoria and Normal will not be impacted. 

  • Flash freeze means icy roads for drivers

    Flash freeze means icy roads for drivers

    Thursday, January 11 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-01-12 04:43:05 GMT
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    Drastic weather changes don't just affect how you feel outside. In fact, they have as much of an impact on the ground as they do the air. 

    Drastic weather changes don't just affect how you feel outside. In fact, they have as much of an impact on the ground as they do the air. 

  • Winter Weather Update

    Winter Weather Update

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-01-12 02:39:31 GMT

    Winter Weather Advisory Canceled.

    Winter Weather Advisory Canceled.

  • Bicentennial Beer is brewing, Illinois

    Bicentennial Beer is brewing, Illinois

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:08 PM EST2018-01-12 02:08:38 GMT
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    The Bicentennial beer is being canned now in Central Illinois.

    The Bicentennial beer is being canned now in Central Illinois.

  • News Alert

    OSF Ministry headquarters to move into old Chase building

    OSF Ministry headquarters to move into old Chase building

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:36 PM EST2018-01-12 01:36:12 GMT

    Caterpillar will work with OSF HealthCare to develop downtown properties once slated to become part of Big Yellow's new world headquarters.  

    Caterpillar will work with OSF HealthCare to develop downtown properties once slated to become part of Big Yellow's new world headquarters.  

  • Red Cross in need of blood donations, here's your chance!

    Red Cross in need of blood donations, here's your chance!

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-01-11 22:40:10 GMT
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    Recent severe weather and the bitter cold snap have forced at least 200 blood drives to cancel nationwide so far this year. 

    Recent severe weather and the bitter cold snap have forced at least 200 blood drives to cancel nationwide so far this year. 

  • State Farm leaving downtown Bloomington building: report

    State Farm leaving downtown Bloomington building: report

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-01-11 22:27:11 GMT
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    State Farm employees will vacate their downtown Bloomington building by the end of the month, but the company headquarters will remain in town.  

    State Farm employees will vacate their downtown Bloomington building by the end of the month, but the company headquarters will remain in town.  

  • Salvation Army still needs help to reach holiday goals

    Salvation Army still needs help to reach holiday goals

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-11 22:21:52 GMT

    There are still three weeks left in the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign, and the organization is only at 68% of its goal, so they're hoping you can help....

    There are still three weeks left in the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign, and the organization is only at 68% of its goal, so they're hoping you can help....

  • Judge grants continuance for city of Peoria in Pere Marquette refinancing case

    Judge grants continuance for city of Peoria in Pere Marquette refinancing case

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-01-11 22:06:51 GMT
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    The road to refinancing the Marriott Pere Marquette in downtown Peoria has hit another bump in the road. Thursday, a county judge grants the city a continuance for the hotel's refinancing case. The hearing went longer than expected as many arguments were heard from both the representatives for the city of Peoria and the hotel.

    The road to refinancing the Marriott Pere Marquette in downtown Peoria has hit another bump in the road. Thursday, a county judge grants the city a continuance for the hotel's refinancing case. The hearing went longer than expected as many arguments were heard from both the representatives for the city of Peoria and the hotel.

  • Autopsy: Peoria murder victim was shot in head, abdomen

    Autopsy: Peoria murder victim was shot in head, abdomen

    Thursday, January 11 2018 3:25 PM EST2018-01-11 20:25:11 GMT
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    A 22-year-old Peoria man killed Wednesday was shot three times, autopsy results released Thursday showed.  

    A 22-year-old Peoria man killed Wednesday was shot three times, autopsy results released Thursday showed.  

  • Stand Up for Peace scheduled for Peoria homicide victim

    Stand Up for Peace scheduled for Peoria homicide victim

    Thursday, January 11 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-01-11 18:00:24 GMT
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    Peoria Community Against Violence will hold a Stand Up for Peace on Friday to remember a Peoria man killed on Wednesday.  

    Peoria Community Against Violence will hold a Stand Up for Peace on Friday to remember a Peoria man killed on Wednesday.  

  • Canton man killed in rural Peoria County accident

    Canton man killed in rural Peoria County accident

    Thursday, January 11 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-01-11 16:58:26 GMT

    A Canton man was killed in an accident late Wednesday night on Kickapoo-Edwards Road. 

    A Canton man was killed in an accident late Wednesday night on Kickapoo-Edwards Road. 

  • Flash freeze possible this evening

    Flash freeze possible this evening

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:09 AM EST2018-01-11 15:09:04 GMT

    "Winter Weather Advisory" will be in effect from 3 PM until Midnight. Slick roadways are expected tonight.

    "Winter Weather Advisory" will be in effect from 3 PM until Midnight. Slick roadways are expected tonight.

  • Facebook chooses Peoria in part of test app section

    Facebook chooses Peoria in part of test app section

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:24 AM EST2018-01-11 13:24:32 GMT
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    Peoria is among six U.S. cities, taking part in a test with Facebook. 

    Peoria is among six U.S. cities, taking part in a test with Facebook. 

  • Candidate forum to be held in Tazewell County sheriff's race

    Candidate forum to be held in Tazewell County sheriff's race

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:52 AM EST2018-01-11 12:52:21 GMT
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        A candidate forum is scheduled for Thursday night in the race to become the new Tazewell County Sheriff.   

        A candidate forum is scheduled for Thursday night in the race to become the new Tazewell County Sheriff.   

  • Out of court settlement ends three and a half year old lawsuit against Agridyne

    Out of court settlement ends three and a half year old lawsuit against Agridyne

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-01-11 12:46:35 GMT
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    Three and a half years after two workers died while working at Agridyne in Pekin, their families will get a combined $6 million as a result of a lawsuit.  

    Three and a half years after two workers died while working at Agridyne in Pekin, their families will get a combined $6 million as a result of a lawsuit.  

  • 22-year-old killed in Peoria's south side

    22-year-old killed in Peoria's south side

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:08 AM EST2018-01-11 05:08:26 GMT
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    One man is dead and another injured after a shooting earlier today.

    One man is dead and another injured after a shooting earlier today.

  • Human Trafficking is here in Illinois: How one organization is helping victims

    Human Trafficking is here in Illinois: How one organization is helping victims

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-01-11 05:00:57 GMT
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    You might think of human trafficking as something that happens in other countries, but it's here. Not just in the U.S., but in Illinois, with 200 cases in our state in 2016 alone. And those are just the cases that get reported. According to experts, there are many victims who are afraid to come forward. But, for those seeking help, the Center for Prevention of Abuse has created a department that deals solely with human trafficking. And the Executive Director of the Center for Prevent...
    You might think of human trafficking as something that happens in other countries, but it's here. Not just in the U.S., but in Illinois, with 200 cases in our state in 2016 alone. And those are just the cases that get reported. According to experts, there are many victims who are afraid to come forward. But, for those seeking help, the Center for Prevention of Abuse has created a department that deals solely with human trafficking. And the Executive Director of the Center for Prevent...
  • Federal housing funds on the way to Central Illinois

    Federal housing funds on the way to Central Illinois

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 10:37 PM EST2018-01-11 03:37:34 GMT
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    Federal funds are expected to help the housing situation in Central Illinois. 

    Federal funds are expected to help the housing situation in Central Illinois. 

  • Proposed plans for Canton Lake

    Proposed plans for Canton Lake

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:41 PM EST2018-01-11 01:41:38 GMT

    Herman Brothers Lake and Land Management made a proposal before the Canton Council on Tuesday. The brothers want to buy some property and update some of the facilities around Canton Lake.  In the proposal the Herman brothers would pay around $226,000 for 44 lakefront lots. The brothers are also offering to spend another $250,000 on infrastructure and buildings at the campground and beach.  They would lease what's known as "Property Two", which includes the boat...

    Herman Brothers Lake and Land Management made a proposal before the Canton Council on Tuesday. The brothers want to buy some property and update some of the facilities around Canton Lake.  In the proposal the Herman brothers would pay around $226,000 for 44 lakefront lots. The brothers are also offering to spend another $250,000 on infrastructure and buildings at the campground and beach.  They would lease what's known as "Property Two", which includes the boat...

  • Peoria state representatives schedule meeting on food availability after Kroger closures

    Peoria state representatives schedule meeting on food availability after Kroger closures

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:01 PM EST2018-01-11 01:01:49 GMT

    Two Democratic state legislators from Peoria will host a meeting Friday to address food availability after the closures of two Kroger stores at the end of the month.  

    Two Democratic state legislators from Peoria will host a meeting Friday to address food availability after the closures of two Kroger stores at the end of the month.  

  • Big surprise for students at tuition free private school

    Big surprise for students at tuition free private school

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-01-11 00:39:21 GMT
    One group of kids got a surprise when they returned to school from the holiday break this week.   They went to a different location, larger and with designated rooms With 12,000 square feet of space .kindergarten and first grade students at South Side Christian Academy now have more room to spread out. "Some of the things that we struggled through in the old building were behavior issues or things that we just attributed to space.   And even in a day or two we're seein...
    One group of kids got a surprise when they returned to school from the holiday break this week.   They went to a different location, larger and with designated rooms With 12,000 square feet of space .kindergarten and first grade students at South Side Christian Academy now have more room to spread out. "Some of the things that we struggled through in the old building were behavior issues or things that we just attributed to space.   And even in a day or two we're seein...
  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Peoria man dead in city's first apparent homicide of 2018

    UPDATE: Peoria man dead in city's first apparent homicide of 2018

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-01-10 22:24:42 GMT

    The Peoria Police Department is on the scene of an apparent homicide on the south side of Peoria.

    The Peoria Police Department is on the scene of an apparent homicide on the south side of Peoria.

  • Truck rollover blocks traffic onto I-474 near Bartonville

    Truck rollover blocks traffic onto I-474 near Bartonville

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-01-10 19:16:59 GMT

    A freight liner that rolled over on an Interstate 474 onbound ramp Wednesday blocked traffic in the area for over an hour.  

    A freight liner that rolled over on an Interstate 474 onbound ramp Wednesday blocked traffic in the area for over an hour.  

  • Stark County man arrested for striking police officer, drug possession

    Stark County man arrested for striking police officer, drug possession

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 2:11 PM EST2018-01-10 19:11:14 GMT

    A Toulon man was arrested on drug and battery charges after a weekend incident in Kewanee. 

    A Toulon man was arrested on drug and battery charges after a weekend incident in Kewanee. 

  • Gov. Rauner speaks at vets' home

    Gov. Rauner speaks at vets' home

    Rauner speaks at the vets' home.Rauner speaks at the vets' home.

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner spoke at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy Wednesday morning.

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner spoke at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy Wednesday morning.

  • Illinois teacher shortage continuing to deepen

    Illinois teacher shortage continuing to deepen

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:50 AM EST2018-01-10 16:50:21 GMT

    A statewide teacher shortage in Illinois is deepening, a new report says. 

    A statewide teacher shortage in Illinois is deepening, a new report says. 

  • LaHood selected to serve on powerful House Ways and Means Committee

    LaHood selected to serve on powerful House Ways and Means Committee

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-01-10 15:06:50 GMT
    Rep. Darin LaHoodRep. Darin LaHood

    U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) is likely to serve on one of the House's most powerful committees on Capitol Hill. 

    U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) is likely to serve on one of the House's most powerful committees on Capitol Hill. 

  • Free NARCAN to be distributed

    Free NARCAN to be distributed

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:46 AM EST2018-01-10 10:46:03 GMT
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    In another attempt to fight the opioid crisis, free Narcan kits are going to the community.  Every Wednesday, the Peoria Fire Department and The Human Service Center give out Narcan kits.  The life-saving kits are free, and open to anyone who would like to carry one.  This Wednesday, the give-away will be at Fire Central located at 505 NE Monroe St, Peoria, IL 61603. They will be distributed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
    In another attempt to fight the opioid crisis, free Narcan kits are going to the community.  Every Wednesday, the Peoria Fire Department and The Human Service Center give out Narcan kits.  The life-saving kits are free, and open to anyone who would like to carry one.  This Wednesday, the give-away will be at Fire Central located at 505 NE Monroe St, Peoria, IL 61603. They will be distributed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
  • Effect of frozen ground on insects and grocery prices

    Effect of frozen ground on insects and grocery prices

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-01-10 05:03:22 GMT

    While our temperatures are rising now, old man winter returns soon enough. Experts say the ground is frozen solid. Believe it or not, our winter-time ground temperature affects all of us, not during the wintertime. 

    While our temperatures are rising now, old man winter returns soon enough. Experts say the ground is frozen solid. Believe it or not, our winter-time ground temperature affects all of us, not during the wintertime. 

  • Another adorable animal video: Peoria Zoo releases second video of baby giraffe

    Another adorable animal video: Peoria Zoo releases second video of baby giraffe

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-10 04:56:18 GMT
    In case you missed it this weekend, the Peoria Zoo welcomed a new addition, a healthy baby giraffe! And,because they've gotten so much positive feedback, the zoo has shared a second adorable video. In this newly release video you can see the new baby giraffe running circles around her mother, something most parents can certainly relate to. Again, Vivian's little girl came into the world at 5'10 and right now is enjoying some quality time with her mom. The zoo hasn't c...
    In case you missed it this weekend, the Peoria Zoo welcomed a new addition, a healthy baby giraffe! And,because they've gotten so much positive feedback, the zoo has shared a second adorable video. In this newly release video you can see the new baby giraffe running circles around her mother, something most parents can certainly relate to. Again, Vivian's little girl came into the world at 5'10 and right now is enjoying some quality time with her mom. The zoo hasn't c...
  • City agrees to new loan terms for Pere Marquette

    City agrees to new loan terms for Pere Marquette

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-01-10 04:54:26 GMT

    New terms of a loan agreement reached Tuesday in Peoria are aimed at keeping the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette open. 

    New terms of a loan agreement reached Tuesday in Peoria are aimed at keeping the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette open. 

  • Peoria police committee could help officers revisit your complaints

    Peoria police committee could help officers revisit your complaints

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:42 PM EST2018-01-10 04:42:00 GMT
    Peoria PolicePeoria Police

    We are just nine days into the new year and already the Peoria Police Department is looking ahead to how it can improve community relations in 2018.

    We are just nine days into the new year and already the Peoria Police Department is looking ahead to how it can improve community relations in 2018.

  • Dense Fog Advisory

    Dense Fog Advisory

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:43 PM EST2018-01-10 02:43:55 GMT

    A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 12 PM Wednesday.  

    A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 12 PM Wednesday.  

  • Proposal for Hotel and Conference Center Near Arena

    Proposal for Hotel and Conference Center Near Arena

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-01-10 00:59:29 GMT

    A local developer Jim Pearson has a plan to build a 110-room hotel and conference center in McLean County.  Pearson made this proposal Monday night at the Bloomington City Council meeting. Interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen said this could be a viable option. One of the city's goals for revitalization is to bring in more people and businesses. City leaders will hear any proposal that could help accomplish this goal. During Monday night's City Council meeting Pearson said h...

    A local developer Jim Pearson has a plan to build a 110-room hotel and conference center in McLean County.  Pearson made this proposal Monday night at the Bloomington City Council meeting. Interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen said this could be a viable option. One of the city's goals for revitalization is to bring in more people and businesses. City leaders will hear any proposal that could help accomplish this goal. During Monday night's City Council meeting Pearson said h...

  • More troubles at condemned high rise apartment

    More troubles at condemned high rise apartment

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-01-10 00:41:28 GMT
    Remember that apartment building Peoria Code Enforcement condemned last month due to major electrical issues.    Well there are more problems even though the folks have moved out and the high rise apartment is vacant.   Last week Peoria fire inspectors were called to 1505 on the Avenue also known as Penn Terrace apartments due to a water leak.   "Our crews found a maintenance man there. he said he found that a domestic water line broke due to t...
    Remember that apartment building Peoria Code Enforcement condemned last month due to major electrical issues.    Well there are more problems even though the folks have moved out and the high rise apartment is vacant.   Last week Peoria fire inspectors were called to 1505 on the Avenue also known as Penn Terrace apartments due to a water leak.   "Our crews found a maintenance man there. he said he found that a domestic water line broke due to t...
  • Adult entertainment store robbed in Bloomington

    Adult entertainment store robbed in Bloomington

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-01-09 23:51:22 GMT
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    Tuesday morning, Bloomington Police responded to a robbery at Risques located at 1506 N. Main. Police said that a black male entered the store and demanded money from an employee. He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as 5'6", 150 pounds, and has thin build. No injuries were reported from the incident.  Police say the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone with information to contact BPD Detective To...
    Tuesday morning, Bloomington Police responded to a robbery at Risques located at 1506 N. Main. Police said that a black male entered the store and demanded money from an employee. He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as 5'6", 150 pounds, and has thin build. No injuries were reported from the incident.  Police say the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone with information to contact BPD Detective To...
  • Bannon out at Breitbart

    Bannon out at Breitbart

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-09 21:32:20 GMT

    Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon is stepping down from the conservative media company he helped lead.  

    Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon is stepping down from the conservative media company he helped lead.  

  • Former Peoria hotel owner arrested trying to flee to Ecuador before sentencing: report

    Former Peoria hotel owner arrested trying to flee to Ecuador before sentencing: report

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 1:43 PM EST2018-01-09 18:43:11 GMT

    The former owner of Peoria's Four Points at Sheraton hotel was arrested last weekend attempting to board a private plane to Ecuador just days before his sentencing on wire fraud charges. 

    The former owner of Peoria's Four Points at Sheraton hotel was arrested last weekend attempting to board a private plane to Ecuador just days before his sentencing on wire fraud charges. 

  • UPDATE: Missing Peoria man found safe

    UPDATE: Missing Peoria man found safe

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:54 PM EST2018-01-09 17:54:43 GMT
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    The Peoria Police Department is asking for your help in finding what they call an endangered man.      

    The Peoria Police Department is asking for your help in finding what they call an endangered man.      

  • Peoria Fire Chief Lauss resigning, Olehy to take top job

    Peoria Fire Chief Lauss resigning, Olehy to take top job

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:55 AM EST2018-01-09 16:55:19 GMT

    Peoria Fire Chief Chuck Lauss is leaving his post, effective the end of the month. 

    Peoria Fire Chief Chuck Lauss is leaving his post, effective the end of the month. 

  • Hearing scheduled on Penn Terrace Towers

    Hearing scheduled on Penn Terrace Towers

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:21 AM EST2018-01-09 12:21:22 GMT

        A hearing is set for Tuesday on a Peoria Apartment Complex, forced to shut down due to electrical problems.     

        A hearing is set for Tuesday on a Peoria Apartment Complex, forced to shut down due to electrical problems.     

  • Weekly early dismissal on the horizon for District 150 high schools

    Weekly early dismissal on the horizon for District 150 high schools

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-01-09 05:42:08 GMT
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    Early dismissal could become the new normal for Peoria Public high schools for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

    Early dismissal could become the new normal for Peoria Public high schools for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

  • Peoria Friendship House opens "Boutique on Madison Avenue"

    Peoria Friendship House opens "Boutique on Madison Avenue"

    Monday, January 8 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-09 04:50:26 GMT
    Boutique clothes at affordable prices, that's the goal of a new store that's opened courtesy of the Peoria Friendship House. Today marked the grand opening for the "Boutique on Madison Avenue." Its goal is to offer quality clothes at thrift store prices, while also offering opportunities for job seekers to work in that store and learn sales and other skills. All of the merchandise is brand new, bought when the local K-mart went out of business. But, now it's being sold in ...
    Boutique clothes at affordable prices, that's the goal of a new store that's opened courtesy of the Peoria Friendship House. Today marked the grand opening for the "Boutique on Madison Avenue." Its goal is to offer quality clothes at thrift store prices, while also offering opportunities for job seekers to work in that store and learn sales and other skills. All of the merchandise is brand new, bought when the local K-mart went out of business. But, now it's being sold in ...
  • Peoria Int'l Airport runway closure; new info you need to know for wintertime flying

    Peoria Int'l Airport runway closure; new info you need to know for wintertime flying

    Monday, January 8 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-01-09 04:32:33 GMT

    If you were flying in or out of Peoria International Airport Sunday night or Monday morning, you dealt with a nuisance. Heads up; more and more flight times might be affected by winter weather due to some changes in FAA regulations.

    If you were flying in or out of Peoria International Airport Sunday night or Monday morning, you dealt with a nuisance. Heads up; more and more flight times might be affected by winter weather due to some changes in FAA regulations.

  • Dense Fog Advisory

    Dense Fog Advisory

    Monday, January 8 2018 11:27 PM EST2018-01-09 04:27:20 GMT

    The price we pay for warm air over a snow pack is fog.  

    The price we pay for warm air over a snow pack is fog.  

  • Washington dealership owner vows to rebuild

    Washington dealership owner vows to rebuild

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:03 PM EST2018-01-09 01:03:13 GMT
    Gary Uftring says his Washington dealership is a total loss after a massive fire Friday that burned for more than 12 hours.  Over 30 fire departments were called in to fight the huge blaze.   Uftring says he was there the whole time until they were told to leave. Water was in some places, 6-12 inches deep.  They were using 5000 gallons of water a minute to try and put the fire out.  Ice was everywhere.  They were hauling in salt," he said. During a meet...
    Gary Uftring says his Washington dealership is a total loss after a massive fire Friday that burned for more than 12 hours.  Over 30 fire departments were called in to fight the huge blaze.   Uftring says he was there the whole time until they were told to leave. Water was in some places, 6-12 inches deep.  They were using 5000 gallons of water a minute to try and put the fire out.  Ice was everywhere.  They were hauling in salt," he said. During a meet...
  • Peoria County Jail offering free tours

    Peoria County Jail offering free tours

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-01-08 22:19:15 GMT
    Peoria County JailPeoria County Jail

    The Peoria County Jail will offer free weekly tours of their facilities for the public. 

    The Peoria County Jail will offer free weekly tours of their facilities for the public. 

  • More bad news for Illinois population growth

    More bad news for Illinois population growth

    Monday, January 8 2018 2:21 PM EST2018-01-08 19:21:18 GMT

    Two new reports released Monday put an exclamation point on a fact circulating recently in the news: Illinois is losing population, and fast.  

    Two new reports released Monday put an exclamation point on a fact circulating recently in the news: Illinois is losing population, and fast.  

  • UPDATE: Peoria Intl' Airport back in action after runway freezes

    UPDATE: Peoria Intl' Airport back in action after runway freezes

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-01-08 17:13:37 GMT
    Peoria International AirportPeoria International Airport

    UPDATE 11 a.m.: The Peoria International Airport said all runways are back in operation. Delayed flights will take off as soon as runways are ready.

    UPDATE 11 a.m.: The Peoria International Airport said all runways are back in operation. Delayed flights will take off as soon as runways are ready.

  • It's a girl: Baby giraffe born at Peoria Zoo

    It's a girl: Baby giraffe born at Peoria Zoo

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-01-08 17:07:42 GMT

    The Peoria Zoo is welcoming a new addition to its giraffe family. 

    The Peoria Zoo is welcoming a new addition to its giraffe family. 

  • Fire reported at Haynes on Main in Mackinaw

    Fire reported at Haynes on Main in Mackinaw

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-01-08 13:19:22 GMT
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        An overnight fire damages a popular restaurant in Tazewell County.    

        An overnight fire damages a popular restaurant in Tazewell County.    

  • Winter weather advisory in effect into the overnight hours

    Winter weather advisory in effect into the overnight hours

    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:07 PM EST2018-01-08 04:07:11 GMT
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    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect into the overnight hours : 9 a.m to 12 midnight. 

    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect into the overnight hours : 9 a.m to 12 midnight. 

  • Wintry mix possible Sunday

    Wintry mix possible Sunday

    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:34 AM EST2018-01-07 16:34:31 GMT

    The area will see a wintry mix Sunday, which could lead to messy road conditions Sunday and Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire area.

    The area will see a wintry mix Sunday, which could lead to messy road conditions Sunday and Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire area.

  • Local pastor speaks out against closure of Kroger stores

    Local pastor speaks out against closure of Kroger stores

    Saturday, January 6 2018 11:13 PM EST2018-01-07 04:13:14 GMT
    Pastor speaks out against Kroger closures.Pastor speaks out against Kroger closures.

    Our coverage continues regarding the two Kroger stores set to close at the end of January.  Kroger officials say the closures on Wisconsin Ave. and Harmon Highway are due to poor financial performance.  

    Our coverage continues regarding the two Kroger stores set to close at the end of January.  Kroger officials say the closures on Wisconsin Ave. and Harmon Highway are due to poor financial performance.  

  • Peoria road crews preparing for weekend wintry mix

    Peoria road crews preparing for weekend wintry mix

    Saturday, January 6 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-01-07 03:02:51 GMT
    FILE PHOTO: Snow plowFILE PHOTO: Snow plow

    With chances of a wintry mix, roads could be messy Sunday night and Monday. The Peoria Public Works Department has their plan in place for treating the roads this weekend. 

    With chances of a wintry mix, roads could be messy Sunday night and Monday. The Peoria Public Works Department has their plan in place for treating the roads this weekend. 

  • Fire at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington is out

    Fire at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington is out

    Saturday, January 6 2018 7:33 PM EST2018-01-07 00:33:55 GMT

    The scene at the Uftring Chevy Dealership in Washington was much quieter on Saturday, following the massive fire that burned for over 12 hours on Friday. The community is still in disbelief after the tragic event. 25 News spoke with people off camera who said it was like watching a horror movie. The Washington Fire Department confirmed that the fire is out. Firefighters were called back for another flare up around 2:14 a.m. this morning but by 7:30 a.m. all hot spots were extinguis...

    The scene at the Uftring Chevy Dealership in Washington was much quieter on Saturday, following the massive fire that burned for over 12 hours on Friday. The community is still in disbelief after the tragic event. 25 News spoke with people off camera who said it was like watching a horror movie. The Washington Fire Department confirmed that the fire is out. Firefighters were called back for another flare up around 2:14 a.m. this morning but by 7:30 a.m. all hot spots were extinguis...

  • Peoria County marks 6th day of new year with 6th overdose

    Peoria County marks 6th day of new year with 6th overdose

    Saturday, January 6 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-01-06 23:42:40 GMT
    Opioids still plaguing Central IllinoisOpioids still plaguing Central Illinois
    Six days into the new year and Peoria County is now up to six overdose deaths.  Peoria County Coroner Jaime Harwood said in 2016 there were thirty two cases, and last year they had sixty four drug overdoses with two cases still pending.  When asked how to solve the issue, Harwood said its something that affects everyone in the Heart of Illinois, and it needs to start with the people, not the drugs. "I think the fix of the problem starts with the addict themselves,&qu...
    Six days into the new year and Peoria County is now up to six overdose deaths.  Peoria County Coroner Jaime Harwood said in 2016 there were thirty two cases, and last year they had sixty four drug overdoses with two cases still pending.  When asked how to solve the issue, Harwood said its something that affects everyone in the Heart of Illinois, and it needs to start with the people, not the drugs. "I think the fix of the problem starts with the addict themselves,&qu...
  • Plane makes emergency return trip at Wayne A. Downing

    Plane makes emergency return trip at Wayne A. Downing

    Saturday, January 6 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-06 22:56:26 GMT
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    A flight out of Peoria had to make a quick turn-around and an emergency landing after getting less than 20 miles from the airport. Airport Director Gene Olson says the landing was a precaution, and that there was no true emergency on-board. As he described it over the phone, a warning light came on in the cockpit, but pilots and crew believed it was just a short with the light itself. No injuries were reported, though the passengers on the plane were delayed.   
    A flight out of Peoria had to make a quick turn-around and an emergency landing after getting less than 20 miles from the airport. Airport Director Gene Olson says the landing was a precaution, and that there was no true emergency on-board. As he described it over the phone, a warning light came on in the cockpit, but pilots and crew believed it was just a short with the light itself. No injuries were reported, though the passengers on the plane were delayed.   
  • UPDATE: Missing woman found

    UPDATE: Missing woman found

    Saturday, January 6 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-01-06 20:47:12 GMT

    72-year-old Kathleen Tabor of Bloomington was reported missing January 5th after she left OSF St. Joseph Medical Center against medical advice on January 3rd. Tabor suffers from several medical and mental health issues.

    72-year-old Kathleen Tabor of Bloomington was reported missing January 5th after she left OSF St. Joseph Medical Center against medical advice on January 3rd. Tabor suffers from several medical and mental health issues.

  • Kroger closures means lack of high-quality food

    Kroger closures means lack of high-quality food

    Friday, January 5 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-06 01:18:14 GMT

    Thursday we brought you the story on two Kroger stores set to close by the end of January. For residents this means the food desert in the Peoria area is growing.  City leaders said they are concerned about the lack of high-quality options for residents. "It's easy to say, 'oh, they can go over here to get something. No they can't! No they can't," stated Wayne Cannon. With the Kroger on Harmon Highway and Wisconsin Avenue due to close at the end of January...

    Thursday we brought you the story on two Kroger stores set to close by the end of January. For residents this means the food desert in the Peoria area is growing.  City leaders said they are concerned about the lack of high-quality options for residents. "It's easy to say, 'oh, they can go over here to get something. No they can't! No they can't," stated Wayne Cannon. With the Kroger on Harmon Highway and Wisconsin Avenue due to close at the end of January...

  • Developer Gary Matthews gets short term refinancing package for hotel complex

    Developer Gary Matthews gets short term refinancing package for hotel complex

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-06 00:37:37 GMT
    Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich confirms that an Arizona company YAM Capital has agreed to give Developer Gary Matthews $38.5-million dollars to refinance the Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel Complex.downtown.  Last year the primary investor began foreclosure proceedings because Matthews has fallen behind on payments with the hotel project.  Matthews default includes $7 million dollars owed to the city of Peoria and several other investors.  Urich says it's a o...
    Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich confirms that an Arizona company YAM Capital has agreed to give Developer Gary Matthews $38.5-million dollars to refinance the Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel Complex.downtown.  Last year the primary investor began foreclosure proceedings because Matthews has fallen behind on payments with the hotel project.  Matthews default includes $7 million dollars owed to the city of Peoria and several other investors.  Urich says it's a o...
  • Another Bitterly Cold Night

    Another Bitterly Cold Night

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-01-05 22:07:36 GMT

    A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 10 AM Saturday.  

    A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 10 AM Saturday.  

  • Area Kroger store expansions on hold

    Area Kroger store expansions on hold

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-01-05 21:48:26 GMT

    Three major Kroger expansions in the Peoria-Bloomington area are currently on hold. 

    Three major Kroger expansions in the Peoria-Bloomington area are currently on hold. 

  • Furniture store slated for second floor of former Peoria Macy's

    Furniture store slated for second floor of former Peoria Macy's

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-01-05 20:57:44 GMT

    It appears a Chicago-area furniture outlet will move in to the second floor of the old Macy's location at Northwoods Mall.

    It appears a Chicago-area furniture outlet will move in to the second floor of the old Macy's location at Northwoods Mall.

  • Medical marijuana privileges could be going away

    Medical marijuana privileges could be going away

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-01-05 05:55:31 GMT
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    The use of legalized marijuana could be in jeopardy after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed regulations from the Obama era Thursday. 

    The use of legalized marijuana could be in jeopardy after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed regulations from the Obama era Thursday. 

  • Peoria woman sentenced to six years in infant daughter's death

    Peoria woman sentenced to six years in infant daughter's death

    Thursday, January 4 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-01-05 04:48:40 GMT

    A Peoria woman has been sentenced to 6 years in prison in the death of her 4 month old daughter...

    A Peoria woman has been sentenced to 6 years in prison in the death of her 4 month old daughter...

  • Free basketball offered throughout 2018 in Peoria's East Bluff

    Free basketball offered throughout 2018 in Peoria's East Bluff

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:54 PM EST2018-01-05 01:54:43 GMT
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    Several groups are stepping up to sponsor a free hoops league in Peoria.

    Several groups are stepping up to sponsor a free hoops league in Peoria.

  • Growing the desert - two Peoria Kroger stores to close

    Growing the desert - two Peoria Kroger stores to close

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-05 01:25:44 GMT

    Kroger is closing two Peoria stores.  The Wisconsin Avenue and Harmon Highway locations will close at the end of January, according to the company.  Spokesperson Eric Halvorson said they were not bringing in enough money.   He knows both employees and shoppers are concerned, which is why they are working with employees to preserve as many jobs as possible.  Halvorson and his team also plan to work with state legislators, hoping they can...

    Kroger is closing two Peoria stores.  The Wisconsin Avenue and Harmon Highway locations will close at the end of January, according to the company.  Spokesperson Eric Halvorson said they were not bringing in enough money.   He knows both employees and shoppers are concerned, which is why they are working with employees to preserve as many jobs as possible.  Halvorson and his team also plan to work with state legislators, hoping they can...

  • Shelters working to keep homeless people out of the cold

    Shelters working to keep homeless people out of the cold

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-01-05 01:00:49 GMT
    A big increase in homeless people taking advantage of new shelter rules, and trying to get out of the brutal cold.   Ryan and Veronica Hill lost their rental home last fall after the landlord decided to sell it.   Ryan was laid off from his roofing job.  They're staying at the Dream Center and their two kids are  with relatives.  "We was living there for about a year and he came in mid October and said that he had to sell the house.  He gave us tim...
    A big increase in homeless people taking advantage of new shelter rules, and trying to get out of the brutal cold.   Ryan and Veronica Hill lost their rental home last fall after the landlord decided to sell it.   Ryan was laid off from his roofing job.  They're staying at the Dream Center and their two kids are  with relatives.  "We was living there for about a year and he came in mid October and said that he had to sell the house.  He gave us tim...
  • U of I College of Medicine at Peoria gets $1.25 Million grant to assist HIV patients

    U of I College of Medicine at Peoria gets $1.25 Million grant to assist HIV patients

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-01-05 00:41:09 GMT

    The university of Illinois college of medicine at Peoria is receiving over a million dollars to help support low-income people living with a chronic disease. 

    The university of Illinois college of medicine at Peoria is receiving over a million dollars to help support low-income people living with a chronic disease. 

  • Peoria's 2017 gun violence report

    Peoria's 2017 gun violence report

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-04 23:25:10 GMT
    Peoria saw nine homicides in 2017 related to guns. So, what does that mean for Peoria's "Don't Shoot" program?  Peoria saw an increase in homicides but the reports are actually showing a decrease in gun violence.  According to the Peoria Police Department the River City saw 71 shooting incidents in 2017, a 27% decrease from 2016. The number of shooting victims down 32%. "We're happy with that but we're not by no means satisfied with those numbers. Bu...
    Peoria saw nine homicides in 2017 related to guns. So, what does that mean for Peoria's "Don't Shoot" program?  Peoria saw an increase in homicides but the reports are actually showing a decrease in gun violence.  According to the Peoria Police Department the River City saw 71 shooting incidents in 2017, a 27% decrease from 2016. The number of shooting victims down 32%. "We're happy with that but we're not by no means satisfied with those numbers. Bu...
  • Washington, Normal rated among top 10 Illinois cities to raise a family

    Washington, Normal rated among top 10 Illinois cities to raise a family

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-01-04 22:23:28 GMT

    Two central Illinois cities rate high on a financial website's rankings of the best places in the state to bring up a family. 

    Two central Illinois cities rate high on a financial website's rankings of the best places in the state to bring up a family. 

  • Wind Chill Advisory

    Wind Chill Advisory

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:09 PM EST2018-01-04 22:09:11 GMT

    Arctic air continues its tight grip.  

    Arctic air continues its tight grip.  

  • Bloomington, Normal police seeking business burglars

    Bloomington, Normal police seeking business burglars

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-04 21:58:51 GMT

    The Bloomington and Normal Police Departments need your help to find three suspects who burglarized two businesses at the end of last year.  The suspects hit the Midwest Exchange pawn shop, 1404 E. Empire in Bloomington, twice between Dec. 30 and 31. 

    The Bloomington and Normal Police Departments need your help to find three suspects who burglarized two businesses at the end of last year.  The suspects hit the Midwest Exchange pawn shop, 1404 E. Empire in Bloomington, twice between Dec. 30 and 31. 

  • Gander Outdoors location announced for Peoria

    Gander Outdoors location announced for Peoria

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-01-04 21:24:09 GMT

    It appears a new outdoors store is headed to Peoria to replace a recently closed one.  

    It appears a new outdoors store is headed to Peoria to replace a recently closed one.  

  • Large semi fire blocks I-80 traffic for hours Thursday

    Large semi fire blocks I-80 traffic for hours Thursday

    Thursday, January 4 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-01-04 19:07:59 GMT

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Bureau County were blocked for about three hours Thursday morning as a large semi fire blazed. 

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Bureau County were blocked for about three hours Thursday morning as a large semi fire blazed. 

  • News Alert

    Four-vehicle accident backed up I-74 traffic in East Peoria during morning commute

    Four-vehicle accident backed up I-74 traffic in East Peoria during morning commute

    Thursday, January 4 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-01-04 18:36:48 GMT

    UPDATE: The road is now cleared. There isn't any word on any injuries yet. 

    UPDATE: The road is now cleared. There isn't any word on any injuries yet. 

  • Kroger closing 2 Peoria stores at the end of January

    Kroger closing 2 Peoria stores at the end of January

    Thursday, January 4 2018 10:30 AM EST2018-01-04 15:30:17 GMT
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    Kroger is shutting down two of its Peoria grocery stores at the end of the month.  

    Kroger is shutting down two of its Peoria grocery stores at the end of the month.  

  • Severe AAA delays, drivers encouraged to call police in life threatening roadside emergencies

    Severe AAA delays, drivers encouraged to call police in life threatening roadside emergencies

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-04 04:55:31 GMT
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    Since Tuesday, AAA has been alerting drivers that they're having delays throughout all of Illinois getting technicians on the road. 

    Since Tuesday, AAA has been alerting drivers that they're having delays throughout all of Illinois getting technicians on the road. 

  • Garage fire damages duplex in Tazewell county

    Garage fire damages duplex in Tazewell county

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 9:25 PM EST2018-01-04 02:25:18 GMT

    Investigators in the Washington area are working on a Wednesday house fire that also did smoke damage to nearby houses.

    Investigators in the Washington area are working on a Wednesday house fire that also did smoke damage to nearby houses.

  • Nonprofits seeing big crowds and lower donations

    Nonprofits seeing big crowds and lower donations

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 8:03 PM EST2018-01-04 01:03:31 GMT

    All the cold has nonprofits busy serving those who come through their doors. They provide meals, offer beds and hand out things like warm socks. 25 News spoke to Salvation Army and South Side Mission to learn how they have adapted to the big crowds, both financially and professionally.  Things like food pantries can go bare when nonprofits serve more than expected during the winter months. Although some nonprofits in our area have been low on donations due to the influx of pe...

    All the cold has nonprofits busy serving those who come through their doors. They provide meals, offer beds and hand out things like warm socks. 25 News spoke to Salvation Army and South Side Mission to learn how they have adapted to the big crowds, both financially and professionally.  Things like food pantries can go bare when nonprofits serve more than expected during the winter months. Although some nonprofits in our area have been low on donations due to the influx of pe...

  • Cash donations stolen from grieving couple

    Cash donations stolen from grieving couple

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-01-04 00:47:02 GMT
    A local couple dealing with the sudden loss of their 24 year old son  are now dealing with another tragedy the theft of cash donations made in his memory. Gregory Tudor say the theft of cash donation and condolences from a bag in his pickup truck happened between December 27th and 28th in Rochester, Minnesota.  Tuesday he filed a report with police there, hoping that the green bag  would turn up.   Tudor says someone reached in the back of his black pickup truck ...
    A local couple dealing with the sudden loss of their 24 year old son  are now dealing with another tragedy the theft of cash donations made in his memory. Gregory Tudor say the theft of cash donation and condolences from a bag in his pickup truck happened between December 27th and 28th in Rochester, Minnesota.  Tuesday he filed a report with police there, hoping that the green bag  would turn up.   Tudor says someone reached in the back of his black pickup truck ...
  • Protecting your car against dangerous temperatures

    Protecting your car against dangerous temperatures

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-01-03 00:19:47 GMT

    With dangerously cold conditions... the first thing you should do is bundle up to keep yourself safe. But, your vehicle's health could be at risk, too.

    With dangerously cold conditions... the first thing you should do is bundle up to keep yourself safe. But, your vehicle's health could be at risk, too.

  • Illinois legislator wants audit of Quincy vets' home

    Illinois legislator wants audit of Quincy vets' home

    Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton stated Wednesday he's calling for a full legislative audit into the "mismanagement" of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy following several deaths related to Legionnaires' disease.

    Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton stated Wednesday he's calling for a full legislative audit into the "mismanagement" of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy following several deaths related to Legionnaires' disease.

  • "Unfounded anthrax threat" responsible for Bloomington road closure

    "Unfounded anthrax threat" responsible for Bloomington road closure

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 11:30 AM EST2017-12-06 16:30:10 GMT
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    The Bloomington Fire Department said an unfounded anthrax threat was responsible for Wednesday morning's road closure on Empire near Central Illinois Regional Airport. 

    The Bloomington Fire Department said an unfounded anthrax threat was responsible for Wednesday morning's road closure on Empire near Central Illinois Regional Airport. 

  • Bicentennial events kick off in Springfield

    Bicentennial events kick off in Springfield

    Sunday, December 3 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-12-04 03:45:24 GMT
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    Illinois Bicentennial events started Sunday, Dec. 3 and will continue now, statewide, for a year until the actual 200 year birthday celebration on Dec. 3, 2018.

    Illinois Bicentennial events started Sunday, Dec. 3 and will continue now, statewide, for a year until the actual 200 year birthday celebration on Dec. 3, 2018.

  • Iowa man shot in back during hunting trip, says dog pulled trigger

    Iowa man shot in back during hunting trip, says dog pulled trigger

    Thursday, November 30 2017 12:08 PM EST2017-11-30 17:08:20 GMT

    A hunting trips ends with a man being shot in the back by bird pellets. 

    A hunting trips ends with a man being shot in the back by bird pellets. 

  • Black Friday shopping changes bring mixed responses

    Friday, November 24 2017 7:19 PM EST2017-11-25 00:19:15 GMT
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    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - The biggest shopping day of the year is continuously changing. This year many stores opening on Thanksgiving morning, instead of waiting until the traditional Black Friday. Bergner's manager, Angela Baptiste, says the Grand Prairie location had a huge turnout on Turkey Day. "It was different than what we've ever done but again, we saw a lot of people that were able to come in and shop before their Thanksgiving and a lot of people came after, so we were able...
    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - The biggest shopping day of the year is continuously changing. This year many stores opening on Thanksgiving morning, instead of waiting until the traditional Black Friday. Bergner's manager, Angela Baptiste, says the Grand Prairie location had a huge turnout on Turkey Day. "It was different than what we've ever done but again, we saw a lot of people that were able to come in and shop before their Thanksgiving and a lot of people came after, so we were able...
  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Police say "large scale fight" started at Round 1, spilled out to main mall area

    UPDATE: No injuries, arrested reported after "large scale" fight at Northwoods Mall

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:32 PM EST2017-11-19 03:32:19 GMT
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    There are no reports of injuries or arrests at this time after a "large scale" fight broke out at the new Round 1 arcade in Peoria's Northwoods Mall Saturday.

    There are no reports of injuries or arrests at this time after a "large scale" fight broke out at the new Round 1 arcade in Peoria's Northwoods Mall Saturday.

  • Area citizens recognized for continuous philanthropic work

    Area citizens recognized for continuous philanthropic work

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-11-09 00:29:34 GMT

    Some of the most generous people in the heart of Illinois were recognized publicly today. It happened at the 34th National Philanthropy Day luncheon. 

    Some of the most generous people in the heart of Illinois were recognized publicly today. It happened at the 34th National Philanthropy Day luncheon. 

  • Charley Steiner, Larry King return to Bradley for annual symposium

    Charley Steiner, Larry King return to Bradley for annual symposium

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-11-08 00:23:20 GMT
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    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - Sports broadcasting legend, Charley Steiner, is back on the Bradley University campus. The Emmy Award winner, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee and LA Dodgers announcer is a 1971 Bradley Alum. He's in town for the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication symposium. The 3rd annual event brought in big names and packed the auditorium.  "To have a school in my name and students actually majoring in what we're doing... It's a thrill. I can't ...
    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) - Sports broadcasting legend, Charley Steiner, is back on the Bradley University campus. The Emmy Award winner, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee and LA Dodgers announcer is a 1971 Bradley Alum. He's in town for the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication symposium. The 3rd annual event brought in big names and packed the auditorium.  "To have a school in my name and students actually majoring in what we're doing... It's a thrill. I can't ...
  • Rockford police officer killed in the line of duty Sunday morning

    Rockford police officer killed in the line of duty Sunday morning

    A Rockford Police officer has died following an early-morning accident Sunday, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea. 

    A Rockford Police officer has died following an early-morning accident Sunday, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea. 

  • Body of slain Rockford officer gets police escort

    Body of slain Rockford officer gets police escort

    Hundreds of area police officers arrive to escort the body of Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox, who was killed early Sunday morning in the line of duty, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea.   

    Hundreds of area police officers arrive to escort the body of Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox, who was killed early Sunday morning in the line of duty, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea.   

  • Single-vehicle accident kills 19-year-old man in Bloomington

    Single-vehicle accident kills 19-year-old man in Bloomington

    Sunday, November 5 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-11-05 04:18:54 GMT
    Bloomington, Ill. (WEEK) - One man is dead and another was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle accident in Bloomington.  The 19-year-old man that died was identified as David Stiles V. of Bloomington. The accident happened Saturday morning near 8285 North 1900 East Road when Stiles' truck drove into a tree and he was ejected from the car. The incident remains under investigation and toxicology result are pending.
    Bloomington, Ill. (WEEK) - One man is dead and another was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle accident in Bloomington.  The 19-year-old man that died was identified as David Stiles V. of Bloomington. The accident happened Saturday morning near 8285 North 1900 East Road when Stiles' truck drove into a tree and he was ejected from the car. The incident remains under investigation and toxicology result are pending.
  • Tricoci Beauty honoring military with free haircut day

    Tricoci Beauty honoring military with free haircut day

    Saturday, November 4 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-11-05 03:48:35 GMT
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    Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is honoring veterans and active military members with a special day just for them. Free haircuts will be available on Friday, November 10th.

    Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is honoring veterans and active military members with a special day just for them. Free haircuts will be available on Friday, November 10th.

  • Social media specialist urges parents to talk about appropriate media usage

    Social media specialist urges parents to talk about appropriate media usage

    Friday, November 3 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-11-03 23:20:44 GMT
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    Recent incidents on social media are bringing the app 'Snapchat' into the spotlight. Social media specialists say it's time to have conversations with our teens.

    Recent incidents on social media are bringing the app 'Snapchat' into the spotlight. Social media specialists say it's time to have conversations with our teens.

  • Affordable Care Act enrollment begins, shortened to six weeks

    Affordable Care Act enrollment begins, shortened to six weeks

    Friday, November 3 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-11-03 13:04:37 GMT
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    If you rely on Obamacare for your health coverage, you need to act fast. November 2nd starts the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, but the season is now shortened to six weeks.

    If you rely on Obamacare for your health coverage, you need to act fast. November 2nd starts the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, but the season is now shortened to six weeks.

  • Wraparound initiative project on the way to support Peoria Public Schools

    Wraparound initiative project on the way to support Peoria Public Schools

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-10-31 23:09:31 GMT
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    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) -- Students and teachers inside Peoria Public Schools are struggling this week with the news that one of their community was claimed by gunfire. Trayvon Harris was just 16-years-old when he was fatally shot Sunday afternoon. For two days administrators, city officials and local organizations have been working on a plan to improve the lives of their students. This is all being done with the help of the Centergy Project - a student initiative. This program off...

    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) -- Students and teachers inside Peoria Public Schools are struggling this week with the news that one of their community was claimed by gunfire. Trayvon Harris was just 16-years-old when he was fatally shot Sunday afternoon. For two days administrators, city officials and local organizations have been working on a plan to improve the lives of their students. This is all being done with the help of the Centergy Project - a student initiative. This program off...

  • Police on the lookout for impaired, distracted drivers this Halloween weekend

    Police on the lookout for impaired, distracted drivers this Halloween weekend

    Friday, October 27 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-10-27 23:31:51 GMT
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    Peoria County Sheriff, Brian Asbell, says Halloween weekend has actually surpassed new year's eve as a drinking holiday. 

    Peoria County Sheriff, Brian Asbell, says Halloween weekend has actually surpassed new year's eve as a drinking holiday. 

  • Lakeview Aquatic Center, Detweiller Golf Course may close with budget proposal

    Lakeview Aquatic Center, Detweiller Golf Course may close with budget proposal

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:07:28 GMT
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    Detweiller Golf Course, Lakeview Aquatic Center and Glenn Oak tennis courts could potentially shut down to save money. 

    Detweiller Golf Course, Lakeview Aquatic Center and Glenn Oak tennis courts could potentially shut down to save money. 

  • Buddy Check: New study may hold the key to understanding breast cancer

    Buddy Check: New study may hold the key to understanding breast cancer

    Thursday, October 26 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-10-26 17:51:02 GMT

    An unprecedented study reveals 72 new breast cancer genes. Why does that matter? It means we're closer than ever to understanding breast cancer's origins. 

    An unprecedented study reveals 72 new breast cancer genes. Why does that matter? It means we're closer than ever to understanding breast cancer's origins. 

  • Amusement park approval in Peoria raises concern from neighbors

    Amusement park approval in Peoria raises concern from neighbors

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-10-25 23:17:04 GMT

    Go-karts, batting cages and bumper boats are now in the works for Peoria. A proposed amusement park off of Orange Prairie road was approved Tuesday night at the city council meeting.

    Go-karts, batting cages and bumper boats are now in the works for Peoria. A proposed amusement park off of Orange Prairie road was approved Tuesday night at the city council meeting.

  • 'Storm water farm garden' development bringing new job opportunities to Peoria

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:52:23 GMT

    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) --  'Gifts in the Moment', or GITM, is helping develop a storm water farm garden. This is the first of its kind in the country. 

    Peoria, Ill. (WEEK) --  'Gifts in the Moment', or GITM, is helping develop a storm water farm garden. This is the first of its kind in the country. 

  • Mom returns to Friday night lights after heart transplant

    Mom returns to Friday night lights after heart transplant

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:18:32 GMT
    Peoria, Ill. -- Friday night lights at Richwoods High School is extra special for one family tonight. A player's mom makes her return to Endres Field after a heart transplant, just in time for Senior Night. Scholar... Linebacker... Big brother -- These are just some of the roles played by Anthony Weldy. But nowadays, this Richwoods Knight is known as "caregiver".  Anthony's mom, Shay, has suffered from Congestive Heart Failure for years.  "I didn't know wha...
    Peoria, Ill. -- Friday night lights at Richwoods High School is extra special for one family tonight. A player's mom makes her return to Endres Field after a heart transplant, just in time for Senior Night. Scholar... Linebacker... Big brother -- These are just some of the roles played by Anthony Weldy. But nowadays, this Richwoods Knight is known as "caregiver".  Anthony's mom, Shay, has suffered from Congestive Heart Failure for years.  "I didn't know wha...
  • Abortion pill now available at Planned Parenthood of Bloomington

    Abortion pill now available at Planned Parenthood of Bloomington

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:31:00 GMT

    Blooming ton, Ill. - A medication to end pregnancy, commonly known as the abortion pill, is now available at Planned Parenthood in Bloomington.

    Blooming ton, Ill. - A medication to end pregnancy, commonly known as the abortion pill, is now available at Planned Parenthood in Bloomington.

  • Peoria Heights complex expansion with hefty price tag

    Peoria Heights complex expansion with hefty price tag

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:46:56 GMT

    An improvement that carries a $2.5 million dollar price tag is coming to the village of Peoria Heights. Heritage Square in the heights is looking to be a one-stop shop with their upcoming expansion.

    An improvement that carries a $2.5 million dollar price tag is coming to the village of Peoria Heights. Heritage Square in the heights is looking to be a one-stop shop with their upcoming expansion.

  • Search for new CEO continues for Greater Peoria EDC

    Search for new CEO continues for Greater Peoria EDC

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:26:52 GMT

    After three months of searching, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council is still looking for a new CEO.

    After three months of searching, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council is still looking for a new CEO.

  • CALLING FOR ACTION: Stoplight wanted at deadly intersection

    CALLING FOR ACTION: Stoplight wanted at deadly intersection

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:54:25 GMT

    MAPLETON, Ill. -- A young mom, 21-year-old Kaitlyn Hines of Pekin, was killed Thursday as she was turning left onto State Route 24 at Cameron Lane. 

    MAPLETON, Ill. -- A young mom, 21-year-old Kaitlyn Hines of Pekin, was killed Thursday as she was turning left onto State Route 24 at Cameron Lane. 

  • UPDATE: A Pekin woman confirmed dead at accident at Route 24 and Cameron

    UPDATE: A Pekin woman confirmed dead at accident at Route 24 and Cameron

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:34:46 GMT

    UPDATE: Police confirm a Pekin woman was killed in the accident at Route 24 and Cameron.

    UPDATE: Police confirm a Pekin woman was killed in the accident at Route 24 and Cameron.

  • News Alert

    Blue Cross adding Methodist to in-network coverage in 2018

    Blue Cross adding Methodist to in-network coverage in 2018

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-10-10 19:51:18 GMT
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will cover UnityPoint Health - Methodist in network starting in January. 

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

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