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  • Illinois cited in Russian election indictments

    Illinois cited in Russian election indictments

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:57:42 GMT
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    State elections leaders say the Justice Department's indictments confirm what they suspected for two years.

    State elections leaders say the Justice Department's indictments confirm what they suspected for two years.

  • Advocate Eureka Hospital to offer classes

    Mental health first aid offered to Peoria area residents

    Mental health first aid offered to Peoria area residents

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:10:37 GMT

    Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a mental health first aid course.  Most people are unaware of what it takes to help someone with mental health problems.  

    Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a mental health first aid course.  Most people are unaware of what it takes to help someone with mental health problems.  

  • With love, Skylar

    With love, Skylar

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:26:10 GMT

    One of the officers who work for the Fon du Lac Park District Police found a message to a loved one in heaven.  

    One of the officers who work for the Fon du Lac Park District Police found a message to a loved one in heaven.  

  • Reinking's lawyer releases statement

    UPDATE: Controversy over Waffle House shooting civil lawsuits

    UPDATE: Controversy over Waffle House shooting civil lawsuits

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:33:56 GMT
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    Accused Waffle House shooter, Travis ReinkingAccused Waffle House shooter, Travis Reinking

    UPDATE: 5:53 p.m. A statement was released today by the Attorney Joel E. Brown, representing Jeffrey Reinking in the recent civil law suits which have been filed against him. 

    UPDATE: 5:53 p.m. A statement was released today by the Attorney Joel E. Brown, representing Jeffrey Reinking in the recent civil law suits which have been filed against him. 

  • How steel tariffs could affect Illinois farmers

    How steel tariffs could affect Illinois farmers

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:30:28 GMT
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    As international trade talks continue, some Farmers here in central Illinois are a little uneasy over tariffs.

    As international trade talks continue, some Farmers here in central Illinois are a little uneasy over tariffs.

  • Leaders Discuss Peoria's Shrinking Population

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:53:23 GMT
    Since its founding, Illinois population has increased. Until the 1970's the same was true with Peoria. At the 1970 census, the city was at its peak. Nearly 127,000 people called the River City home. But that trend reversed in the 80's. Besides a slight bump in the 2000's, population in Peoria has been declining since then but local leaders like Mayor Jim Ardis say Peoria isn't the problem. "Peoria's doing a lot of the right things to keep people here, the unfort...
    Since its founding, Illinois population has increased. Until the 1970's the same was true with Peoria. At the 1970 census, the city was at its peak. Nearly 127,000 people called the River City home. But that trend reversed in the 80's. Besides a slight bump in the 2000's, population in Peoria has been declining since then but local leaders like Mayor Jim Ardis say Peoria isn't the problem. "Peoria's doing a lot of the right things to keep people here, the unfort...
  • New PHA director working on comprehensive security plan

    New PHA director working on comprehensive security plan

    Thursday, July 12 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-12 22:49:01 GMT
    A comprehensive security plan is on the way for  tenants living in Peoria Housing Authority sites.   New PHA C.E.O.  Jackie L. Newman  said that while security measures are in place but she wants to make them better.    Newman discussed ideas during a PHA security committeee meeting on Thursday.  Peoria Police Sergeant  Gerald McKean is head of the PHA security.   He told the committe that residents living in Taft and Harrison Homes have no...
    A comprehensive security plan is on the way for  tenants living in Peoria Housing Authority sites.   New PHA C.E.O.  Jackie L. Newman  said that while security measures are in place but she wants to make them better.    Newman discussed ideas during a PHA security committeee meeting on Thursday.  Peoria Police Sergeant  Gerald McKean is head of the PHA security.   He told the committe that residents living in Taft and Harrison Homes have no...
  • Rise in foodborne illness could be linked to McDonald's salads

    Rise in foodborne illness could be linked to McDonald's salads

    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-07-12 20:56:15 GMT

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning diners about an intestinal illness spread by a parasite, potentially in McDonald's salads.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning diners about an intestinal illness spread by a parasite, potentially in McDonald's salads.

  • Plane involved in major marijuana bust up for auction

    Plane involved in major marijuana bust up for auction

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:59:43 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:59:43 GMT

    Want to buy a plane? Here's your chance to get your hands on an aircraft seized during a drug bust at the Monmouth Municipal Airport last year.  

    Want to buy a plane? Here's your chance to get your hands on an aircraft seized during a drug bust at the Monmouth Municipal Airport last year.  

  • Expanded Tanners Orchard to open July 30

    Expanded Tanners Orchard to open July 30

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:29:16 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-11 15:29:16 GMT
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    Tanners Orchard is opening later this month, with a brand new Farm Market.  

    Tanners Orchard is opening later this month, with a brand new Farm Market.  

  • Behind the scenes: OSF emergency room

    Behind the scenes: OSF emergency room

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:35:31 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:23:23 GMT
    OSF St. Francis Medical CenterOSF St. Francis Medical Center
    OSF St. Francis Medical CenterOSF St. Francis Medical Center

    Peoria has already passed the murder total for 2017 and we still have five months left in the year.  With all the violent activity we went behind the scenes at OSF St. Francis Medical Center's emergency room/trauma unit. The most serious injuries end up at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  

    Peoria has already passed the murder total for 2017 and we still have five months left in the year.  With all the violent activity we went behind the scenes at OSF St. Francis Medical Center's emergency room/trauma unit. The most serious injuries end up at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  

  • Kids hitting the stage this summer, learning new skills

    Kids hitting the stage this summer, learning new skills

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:21:06 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:21:06 GMT

    Some kids are skipping the couch and computer this summer and are hitting the stage instead. 

    Some kids are skipping the couch and computer this summer and are hitting the stage instead. 

  • Incidents date back to 2016

    Bloomington man accused of rape has multiple domestic battery charges

    Bloomington man accused of rape has multiple domestic battery charges

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-07-11 03:00:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-07-11 04:09:23 GMT

    According to McLean County Circuit Court records, the man accused of raping a child from the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington has several charges of domestic violence along with drug charges as recently as May of  2017.  

    According to McLean County Circuit Court records, the man accused of raping a child from the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington has several charges of domestic violence along with drug charges as recently as May of  2017.  

  • Lydia Moss Bradley statue gets some love from rivals

    Lydia Moss Bradley statue gets some love from rivals

    Sunday, July 8 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-08 23:52:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-08 23:52:46 GMT
    The statue of Lydia Moss Bradley in Founder's Circle is still being touched up after it was run over in a car accident last month and will take some time before it is ready to be seen again. But she is getting some love from a group of Bradley's rivals. Illinois State University, Indiana State University, Missouri State University, Valperaiso and other Missouri valley conference rivals have been sending her some get well cards via Twitter to keep her on track for a fast recovery.
    The statue of Lydia Moss Bradley in Founder's Circle is still being touched up after it was run over in a car accident last month and will take some time before it is ready to be seen again. But she is getting some love from a group of Bradley's rivals. Illinois State University, Indiana State University, Missouri State University, Valperaiso and other Missouri valley conference rivals have been sending her some get well cards via Twitter to keep her on track for a fast recovery.
  • Owner of Green Chevy killed in racing accident

    Owner of Green Ford, Chevy killed in racing accident

    Saturday, June 16 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-06-17 01:40:24 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-06-17 02:41:26 GMT

    Jeff Green - owner of several car dealerships in the Peoria area - has been killed in an apparent car racing accident in Canada. That information was first reported by our news partners at 1470 WMBD. Green owned and operated both Green Ford and Green Chevy. Details are still coming in; 1470 reports that Green was avidly involved in Indy-car style racing. This story will be updated as we learn more.

    Jeff Green - owner of several car dealerships in the Peoria area - has been killed in an apparent car racing accident in Canada. That information was first reported by our news partners at 1470 WMBD. Green owned and operated both Green Ford and Green Chevy. Details are still coming in; 1470 reports that Green was avidly involved in Indy-car style racing. This story will be updated as we learn more.

  • UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with Pekin incendiary device incident

    UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with Pekin incendiary device incident

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-06 16:48:35 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:24:15 GMT

    A heavy law enforcement presence is on scene at a building at 13th and Broadway in Pekin after a potential incendiary device was found.

    A heavy law enforcement presence is on scene at a building at 13th and Broadway in Pekin after a potential incendiary device was found.

  • UPDATE: Peoria Police lieutenant will not be prosecuted for DUI

    EXCLUSIVE: Peoria police lieutenant arrested for DUI was in car with police employee

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:00:19 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:24:55 GMT
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    A Peoria police lieutenant allegedly made an Illinois State Police trooper fear for their safety during his recent DUI arrest and was reportedly riding in a vehicle with a fellow Peoria police department employee.

    A Peoria police lieutenant allegedly made an Illinois State Police trooper fear for their safety during his recent DUI arrest and was reportedly riding in a vehicle with a fellow Peoria police department employee.

  • Peoria police lieutenant will not be prosecuted for DUI: state's attorney

    Peoria police lieutenant will not be prosecuted for DUI: state's attorney

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:16:13 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:16:13 GMT

    A Peoria Police lieutenant pulled over earlier this month will not be prosecuted for driving under the influence.  

    A Peoria Police lieutenant pulled over earlier this month will not be prosecuted for driving under the influence.  

  • Bradley student killed by single gunshot wound to head

    Bradley student killed by single gunshot wound to head

    Monday, April 9 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:18:54 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-04-09 20:36:40 GMT

    A Bradley University pre-med student died of a single gunshot wound to the head in an early Sunday shooting on Peoria's West Bluff, autopsy results show.  

    A Bradley University pre-med student died of a single gunshot wound to the head in an early Sunday shooting on Peoria's West Bluff, autopsy results show.  

  • Buddy Check 25: Mammogram helps catch early stage breast cancer

    Buddy Check 25: Mammogram helps catch early stage breast cancer

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:56:50 GMT
    Monday, March 26 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:56:50 GMT
    A local cancer survivor shares a cautionary tale about making time to take care of yourself. Tonya Smith admits she tends to take care of everyone else's needs before her own. She skipped her screening mammogram in 2014, and only got screened the next year at her doctor's urging. She had no symptoms, but the mammogram detected a suspicious spot - an early sign of breast cancer. “I was stage zero. So, that was the good thing about it, but I had not had a mammogram, I would've ...
    A local cancer survivor shares a cautionary tale about making time to take care of yourself. Tonya Smith admits she tends to take care of everyone else's needs before her own. She skipped her screening mammogram in 2014, and only got screened the next year at her doctor's urging. She had no symptoms, but the mammogram detected a suspicious spot - an early sign of breast cancer. “I was stage zero. So, that was the good thing about it, but I had not had a mammogram, I would've ...
  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Employees return to work after explosive device, found detonated at Pekin City Hall

    UPDATE: Employees return to work after explosive device, found detonated at Pekin City Hall

    Thursday, March 8 2018 12:38 PM EST2018-03-08 17:38:56 GMT
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    Pekin City Hall was evacuated Thursday morning after a pipe bomb was found in a safe stored as police evidence. 

    Pekin City Hall was evacuated Thursday morning after a pipe bomb was found in a safe stored as police evidence. 

  • News Alert

    State Farm to cut nearly 900 Bloomington IT jobs

    State Farm to cut nearly 900 Bloomington IT jobs

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 1:08 PM EST2018-03-06 18:08:06 GMT
    Tuesday, March 6 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-03-06 21:22:53 GMT
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    State Farm said it plans to reduce information technology jobs in Bloomington by nearly 900 positions. 

    State Farm said it plans to reduce information technology jobs in Bloomington by nearly 900 positions. 

  • Speaker Madigan releases internal review showing nine sexual harassment incidents

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 7:13 PM EST2018-02-28 00:13:14 GMT
    Wednesday, February 28 2018 10:10 AM EST2018-02-28 15:10:52 GMT
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    Illinois House Speaker, Rep. Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, has released an internal review showing nine incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination in his state office within the past five years. The review also shows how those incidents were resolved. Madigan, who's also the state's Democratic Party Chairman has been under scrutiny for his handling of two sexual harassment cases involving longtime political campaign staffers. Critics including some ...

    Illinois House Speaker, Rep. Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, has released an internal review showing nine incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination in his state office within the past five years. The review also shows how those incidents were resolved. Madigan, who's also the state's Democratic Party Chairman has been under scrutiny for his handling of two sexual harassment cases involving longtime political campaign staffers. Critics including some ...

  • Buddy Check 25: New focus on 4 core principles

    Buddy Check 25: New focus on 4 core principles

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 2:20 PM EST2018-02-27 19:20:23 GMT
    Tuesday, February 27 2018 2:20 PM EST2018-02-27 19:20:23 GMT

    Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection, improved treatments and better access to care, more people have a better chance of beating breast cancer than ever before. 

    Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection, improved treatments and better access to care, more people have a better chance of beating breast cancer than ever before. 

  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell steps down amid investigation; Marion named Acting Chief

    UPDATE: Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell steps down amid investigation; Marion named Acting Chief

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:44 PM EST2018-02-09 17:44:45 GMT
    Friday, February 9 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-02-09 22:42:51 GMT
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    Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell is leaving his job amid an investigation into his alleged misconduct involving a female subordinate, the Peoria Journal Star reports.  

    Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell is leaving his job amid an investigation into his alleged misconduct involving a female subordinate, the Peoria Journal Star reports.  

  • Catch up on 200 years of Illinois history in one place

    Catch up on 200 years of Illinois history in one place

    Friday, January 26 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-01-26 20:49:37 GMT
    Friday, January 26 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-26 20:56:44 GMT

    What's being billed as the "first and only comprehensive exhibition" celebrating the Illinois bicentennial will open at the Peoria Riverfront Museum next month. 

    What's being billed as the "first and only comprehensive exhibition" celebrating the Illinois bicentennial will open at the Peoria Riverfront Museum next month. 

  • Home and History: Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches at IWU

    Home and History: Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches at IWU

    Thursday, January 25 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-25 21:01:51 GMT
    Thursday, January 25 2018 4:09 PM EST2018-01-25 21:09:26 GMT

    Today we remember a famous activist who made his mark right here in the Heart of Illinois.            

    Today we remember a famous activist who made his mark right here in the Heart of Illinois.            

  • BREAKING: Jim Thome selected for Baseball Hall of Fame

    BREAKING: Jim Thome selected for Baseball Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-01-25 00:09:28 GMT
    Wednesday, January 24 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-01-25 00:09:28 GMT

    Peoria native, Jim Thome, gets the call to the baseball hall of fame on his first year of eligibility. Thome's career highlights is one to rival the likes Bonds, Ruth, and, McGwire. His 612 career home runs ranks 8th in MLB history and fans consider him one of the best hitters in baseball history. 

    Peoria native, Jim Thome, gets the call to the baseball hall of fame on his first year of eligibility. Thome's career highlights is one to rival the likes Bonds, Ruth, and, McGwire. His 612 career home runs ranks 8th in MLB history and fans consider him one of the best hitters in baseball history. 

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