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  • Collaboration at Peoria Playhouse invites you to meet history makers

    Collaboration at Peoria Playhouse invites you to meet history makers

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-02-19 01:39:54 GMT
    Jack and Jill members portray Michelle and Barack Obama at Black History ExhibitJack and Jill members portray Michelle and Barack Obama at Black History Exhibit

    We're halfway through black history month, but the celebration of the historical holiday isn't slowing down.

    We're halfway through black history month, but the celebration of the historical holiday isn't slowing down.

  • Marshall County man arrested for threatening to 'kill them all' at Midland High

    Marshall County man arrested for threatening to 'kill them all' at Midland High

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:46 PM EST2018-02-17 04:46:11 GMT

    A Marshall County man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly threatening to 'kill them all' at Midland High School. The Peoria Journal-Star reports David Oser was arrested on felony charges of threatening a school building or person. The paper says Oser called Midland High School's principal on Thursday with those threatening messages. 25 News has reached out to Marshall County State's Attorney Paul Bauer, but he has not returned our call. In the article, Bauer mentioned Oser h...

    A Marshall County man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly threatening to 'kill them all' at Midland High School. The Peoria Journal-Star reports David Oser was arrested on felony charges of threatening a school building or person. The paper says Oser called Midland High School's principal on Thursday with those threatening messages. 25 News has reached out to Marshall County State's Attorney Paul Bauer, but he has not returned our call. In the article, Bauer mentioned Oser h...

  • Pritzker replies to backlash over racial political cartoon

    Pritzker replies to backlash over racial political cartoon

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:31 PM EST2018-02-17 04:31:55 GMT

    The 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial race is already marked by attacks ads from incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker. We caught up with him about a controversial, racially charged cartoon. 

    The 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial race is already marked by attacks ads from incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker. We caught up with him about a controversial, racially charged cartoon. 

  • Black Panther buzzing around the country including Central Illinois

    Black Panther buzzing around the country including Central Illinois

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:45 PM EST2018-02-17 01:45:50 GMT
    You may have noticed a life-sized black cat character appearing in a car commercial.   He's been getting a plug for more than six months on television. This weekend he debuts on the silver screen in Marvel's latest superhero character Black Panther.   Landmark Theater manager says the movie is having mass appeal.  Marvel Comic  superhero black panther has been around for more than four decades. But  for many folks they're meeting the character on the silver s...
    You may have noticed a life-sized black cat character appearing in a car commercial.   He's been getting a plug for more than six months on television. This weekend he debuts on the silver screen in Marvel's latest superhero character Black Panther.   Landmark Theater manager says the movie is having mass appeal.  Marvel Comic  superhero black panther has been around for more than four decades. But  for many folks they're meeting the character on the silver s...
  • An event in Bloomington to stop violence

    An event in Bloomington to stop violence

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-02-17 01:05:02 GMT
    In 2017 the Bloomington Police Department investigated 1,725 domestic violence cases, according to their Facebook page. It is an epidemic that often adversely affects women and children.  In fact, an event in Bloomington on Friday estimated a billion women will be assaulted over the course of their lifetime.  The worldwide campaign is called One Billion Rising. It is a campaign that draws awareness to end violence against women and children. Every February people around th...
    In 2017 the Bloomington Police Department investigated 1,725 domestic violence cases, according to their Facebook page. It is an epidemic that often adversely affects women and children.  In fact, an event in Bloomington on Friday estimated a billion women will be assaulted over the course of their lifetime.  The worldwide campaign is called One Billion Rising. It is a campaign that draws awareness to end violence against women and children. Every February people around th...
  • Read the full Mueller indictment of 13 Russians accused of 2016 election meddling

    Read the full Mueller indictment of 13 Russians accused of 2016 election meddling

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-02-16 20:49:16 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals Friday with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda.  Read the full indictment here. 
    Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals Friday with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda.  Read the full indictment here. 
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    Bloomington man pleads not guilty to wife's stabbing death

    Bloomington man pleads not guilty to wife's stabbing death

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-02-16 17:27:09 GMT

    A Bloomington man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing his wife to death in their home earlier this month.  

    A Bloomington man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing his wife to death in their home earlier this month.  

  • Eureka woman killed in Thursday morning crash

    Eureka woman killed in Thursday morning crash

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-02-16 17:06:37 GMT

    A Eureka woman is dead after a Thursday morning crash just east of the city. 

    A Eureka woman is dead after a Thursday morning crash just east of the city. 

  • Governor Bruce Rauner reacts to latest school shooting, talks about Illinois students' safety

    Governor Bruce Rauner reacts to latest school shooting, talks about Illinois students' safety

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:30 AM EST2018-02-16 13:30:46 GMT
    Governor Bruce RaunerGovernor Bruce Rauner

    25 News sat down with Governor Bruce Rauner to get his take on what we can do to try to prevent school shootings...

    25 News sat down with Governor Bruce Rauner to get his take on what we can do to try to prevent school shootings...

  • Candles held high to remember stabbing victim, Nicole Elbert

    Candles held high to remember stabbing victim, Nicole Elbert

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-02-16 05:18:32 GMT
    Melissa Pendley, Nicole Elbert's MotherMelissa Pendley, Nicole Elbert's Mother

    Family and friends in McLean County overcome with grief gathered Thursday night, to honor 30-year-old Nicole Elbert. 

    Family and friends in McLean County overcome with grief gathered Thursday night, to honor 30-year-old Nicole Elbert. 

  • Commerce Bank sign fire extinguished quickly

    Commerce Bank sign fire extinguished quickly

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-15 17:04:37 GMT

    A downtown Peoria building's sign briefly caught fire Thursday morning. 

    A downtown Peoria building's sign briefly caught fire Thursday morning. 

  • Checkout lanes no longer required at Pekin Walmart

    Checkout lanes no longer required at Pekin Walmart

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:16 AM EST2018-02-15 15:16:16 GMT

    Customers at the Pekin Walmart are now able to use their phones to bypass the checkout lanes completely. 

    Customers at the Pekin Walmart are now able to use their phones to bypass the checkout lanes completely. 

  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Multiple students suffer minor injuries in Wednesday school bus crash

    UPDATE: Multiple students suffer minor injuries in Wednesday school bus crash

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:49 AM EST2018-02-15 13:49:50 GMT

    A multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus has shut down U.S. Route 150 at Abraham Road.  

    A multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus has shut down U.S. Route 150 at Abraham Road.  

  • Pedal for the Medal: Fat Biking gains traction in Central Illinois

    Pedal for the Medal: Fat Biking gains traction in Central Illinois

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:42 PM EST2018-02-15 03:42:22 GMT

    If the Winter Olympics are leaving you inspired to get outside and get active, why not try some winter biking? A new sport is gaining traction here in Central Illinois called fat biking, and one local woman is helping lead the pack...

    If the Winter Olympics are leaving you inspired to get outside and get active, why not try some winter biking? A new sport is gaining traction here in Central Illinois called fat biking, and one local woman is helping lead the pack...

  • Remembering a life on Valentine's Day

    Remembering a life on Valentine's Day

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-02-15 00:39:01 GMT

    Valentine's Day is more than a day for couples.  On Wednesday, Feb. 14, a woman who lost her life is being remembered in a pay-it-forward sort of way by some local businesses.  Attitudes & Nail Images unveiled a special project to help people in our community.  The idea started just a few years ago when a lifelong Peoria resident Colleen Kellerman was struggling to get up the stairs.  In 2013 she was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare,...

    Valentine's Day is more than a day for couples.  On Wednesday, Feb. 14, a woman who lost her life is being remembered in a pay-it-forward sort of way by some local businesses.  Attitudes & Nail Images unveiled a special project to help people in our community.  The idea started just a few years ago when a lifelong Peoria resident Colleen Kellerman was struggling to get up the stairs.  In 2013 she was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare,...

  • Pesky potholes: what to do if your car gets damaged

    Pesky potholes: what to do if your car gets damaged

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-14 05:26:36 GMT

    We've all felt the thump of going over a pothole. Those pesky potholes that pop-up this time of the year and are nearly impossible to miss. What should you do if you hit one and it damages your car?

    We've all felt the thump of going over a pothole. Those pesky potholes that pop-up this time of the year and are nearly impossible to miss. What should you do if you hit one and it damages your car?

  • City council meets for the first time since former police chief's investigation began

    City council meets for the first time since former police chief's investigation began

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-02-14 05:23:21 GMT
    Peoria resident calls out City Council during meeting.Peoria resident calls out City Council during meeting.

    Upset council members in Peoria said they were some of the last to know about an investigation of the former Peoria Police Chief. 

    Upset council members in Peoria said they were some of the last to know about an investigation of the former Peoria Police Chief. 

  • Training to address sexual misconduct

    Training to address sexual misconduct

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-02-14 01:11:44 GMT

    A Richwoods High School teacher was arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student. He is out of jail as of Tuesday though, given a notice to appear in court later. This allegation comes after three other Peoria Public Schools teachers were sentenced for other cases of inappropriate relationships dating back to 2013.  Many people want to know why this keeps happening and if students and teachers have formal training to iden...

    A Richwoods High School teacher was arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student. He is out of jail as of Tuesday though, given a notice to appear in court later. This allegation comes after three other Peoria Public Schools teachers were sentenced for other cases of inappropriate relationships dating back to 2013.  Many people want to know why this keeps happening and if students and teachers have formal training to iden...

  • City council members have more questions about Mitchell investigation

    City council members have more questions about Mitchell investigation

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-02-14 00:53:45 GMT
    Peoria City Council members want answers about who knew about the investigation into former Police Chief Jerry Mitchell.   Mitchell abruptly retired last Friday, as the Journal Star reported he was under investigation for allegations of inappropriate behavior with a female, civilian subordinate.    It was surprising to many people including City Council members who heard about it through the media Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich said employee matters don't warrant cit...
    Peoria City Council members want answers about who knew about the investigation into former Police Chief Jerry Mitchell.   Mitchell abruptly retired last Friday, as the Journal Star reported he was under investigation for allegations of inappropriate behavior with a female, civilian subordinate.    It was surprising to many people including City Council members who heard about it through the media Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich said employee matters don't warrant cit...
  • Conversation over immigration ordinance turns tense in Bloomington

    Conversation over immigration ordinance turns tense in Bloomington

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-02-13 21:57:09 GMT

    The debate over the Welcoming City ordinance has strained relations between some councilmembers and the mayor. 

    The debate over the Welcoming City ordinance has strained relations between some councilmembers and the mayor. 

  • UPDATE: Mitchell pulled from Illinois crime commission after leaving police chief job

    UPDATE: Mitchell pulled from Illinois crime commission after leaving police chief job

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:47 PM EST2018-02-13 21:47:27 GMT
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    Gov. Bruce Rauner has pulled former Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell from a statewide crime commission following his abrupt departure from his job last week. 

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has pulled former Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell from a statewide crime commission following his abrupt departure from his job last week. 

  • LaHood, Bustos respond to proposed Peoria Ag Lab closure

    LaHood, Bustos respond to proposed Peoria Ag Lab closure

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-13 21:06:58 GMT
    Peoria's Ag Lab opened in the 1940's and developed the procedure to mass-produce penicillin.Peoria's Ag Lab opened in the 1940's and developed the procedure to mass-produce penicillin.

    Peoria's congressional delegation is expressing dismay about the proposed closure of Peoria's Ag Lab in the president's draft 2019 budget. 

    Peoria's congressional delegation is expressing dismay about the proposed closure of Peoria's Ag Lab in the president's draft 2019 budget. 

  • UnityPoint drops Molina Medicaid plans

    UnityPoint drops Molina Medicaid plans

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:59 PM EST2018-02-13 18:59:52 GMT
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    Medicaid patients who are part of a managed care plan with Molina Healthcare will soon be out-of-network at UnityPoint facilities. 

    Medicaid patients who are part of a managed care plan with Molina Healthcare will soon be out-of-network at UnityPoint facilities. 

  • Going for the Gold

    Going for the Gold

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-02-13 18:55:24 GMT
    The Winter Games in PyeongChang are all about grabbing the gold. But before these figure skaters were competing on a world stage, they were beginners just like you and me. Up before dawn, these skaters are ready for the ice. Cross-Overs, jumps, spins, and more, all on the list of things to work on.  The basics may be the same, but the reason each skater stepped into the rink is unique. "I tried other sports and I hated it. I had to last through it al...
    The Winter Games in PyeongChang are all about grabbing the gold. But before these figure skaters were competing on a world stage, they were beginners just like you and me. Up before dawn, these skaters are ready for the ice. Cross-Overs, jumps, spins, and more, all on the list of things to work on.  The basics may be the same, but the reason each skater stepped into the rink is unique. "I tried other sports and I hated it. I had to last through it al...
  • American Heart Association ball puts glamour into fundraising

    American Heart Association ball puts glamour into fundraising

    Sunday, February 11 2018 12:21 AM EST2018-02-11 05:21:27 GMT
    All of the River City and Central Illinois was dressed in their best to help raise money for and honor those who have contributed to the American Heart Association at the annual Heart and Stroke Awareness Ball in Peoria Saturday night. Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, and reducing that number is the reason the ball is held every year. "Without the funds we raise for AHA, we probably wouldn't have some of the new life-saving (medicine) that comes from th...
    All of the River City and Central Illinois was dressed in their best to help raise money for and honor those who have contributed to the American Heart Association at the annual Heart and Stroke Awareness Ball in Peoria Saturday night. Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, and reducing that number is the reason the ball is held every year. "Without the funds we raise for AHA, we probably wouldn't have some of the new life-saving (medicine) that comes from th...
  • Contest recognizes local artists' talent

    Contest recognizes local artists' talent

    Saturday, February 10 2018 8:52 PM EST2018-02-11 01:52:24 GMT
    For years Peoria has enjoyed all different kinds of arts, like ArtPop Peoria, an initiative of ArtsPartners that promotes local artists' work.   You can see the work of local artists on Adams Outdoor 48' x 14' billboards.  ArtsPartners brought ArtPop to Peoria in 2015, making it the third city in the country to offer something like this. Every year local artists are able to submit 2D and 3D pieces and your art could be seen throughout the River City as a result. Exe...
    For years Peoria has enjoyed all different kinds of arts, like ArtPop Peoria, an initiative of ArtsPartners that promotes local artists' work.   You can see the work of local artists on Adams Outdoor 48' x 14' billboards.  ArtsPartners brought ArtPop to Peoria in 2015, making it the third city in the country to offer something like this. Every year local artists are able to submit 2D and 3D pieces and your art could be seen throughout the River City as a result. Exe...
  • Bloomington firefighter injured during apartment fire call

    Bloomington firefighter injured during apartment fire call

    Saturday, February 10 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-02-10 22:54:17 GMT
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    A Bloomington firefighter was taken to the hospital in stable condition after responding to an apartment fire call Saturday afternoon. The Pantagraph reports that firefighter's name and the cause of injury haven't been released yet. 25 News did confirm that fire started around 3:20PM Saturday at an apartment building in the 1100 block of Gettysburg Drive. The paper says everyone was safely evacuated from the building.  

    A Bloomington firefighter was taken to the hospital in stable condition after responding to an apartment fire call Saturday afternoon. The Pantagraph reports that firefighter's name and the cause of injury haven't been released yet. 25 News did confirm that fire started around 3:20PM Saturday at an apartment building in the 1100 block of Gettysburg Drive. The paper says everyone was safely evacuated from the building.  

  • 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 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.  

  • Stolen vehicle leads to multi-county pursuit, arrest

    Stolen vehicle leads to multi-county pursuit, arrest

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-09 17:14:23 GMT

    A stolen vehicle in Peoria led to a multi-county pursuit and eventual arrest in Fulton County Thursday.

    A stolen vehicle in Peoria led to a multi-county pursuit and eventual arrest in Fulton County Thursday.

  • Watchdog recommends taxing more services, retirement income to balance Illinois budget

    Watchdog recommends taxing more services, retirement income to balance Illinois budget

    Friday, February 9 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-02-09 15:07:29 GMT
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    A fiscal watchdog group is rolling out a series of proposals it says would eliminate the state's operating deficit next year and wipe out the state's multi-billion dollar bill backlog within a few years.  

    A fiscal watchdog group is rolling out a series of proposals it says would eliminate the state's operating deficit next year and wipe out the state's multi-billion dollar bill backlog within a few years.  

  • How to shovel snow safely

    How to shovel snow safely

    Friday, February 9 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-02-09 14:06:47 GMT

    Winter time can bring on more heart attacks for people who are shoveling snow.   But that doesn't have to be the case.   Health experts say the signs for heart attack can mask themselves differently in men compared to women.    There's no limit on age when it comes to shoveling but certain precautions are necessary.    Doctors say doing things like shoveling snow in cold weather causes the heart to work harder than usual.    Before going out one...

    Winter time can bring on more heart attacks for people who are shoveling snow.   But that doesn't have to be the case.   Health experts say the signs for heart attack can mask themselves differently in men compared to women.    There's no limit on age when it comes to shoveling but certain precautions are necessary.    Doctors say doing things like shoveling snow in cold weather causes the heart to work harder than usual.    Before going out one...

  • Police advisory committee listens to concerns

    Police advisory committee listens to concerns

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:35 AM EST2018-02-09 05:35:40 GMT
    Dr. Rita Ali, (Chair of the Advisory Committee on Police-Community Relations), Asst. Peoria Police Chief Loren MarionDr. Rita Ali, (Chair of the Advisory Committee on Police-Community Relations), Asst. Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion

    Relations between the public and Peoria Police were the topic of a meeting Thursday night at city hall.  

    Relations between the public and Peoria Police were the topic of a meeting Thursday night at city hall.  

  • Central Illinois teen pregnancy rate declines

    Central Illinois teen pregnancy rate declines

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:30 AM EST2018-02-09 05:30:43 GMT

    Tazewell County saw a fifty-seven percent decline in teen pregnancy-- more than the national average.

    Tazewell County saw a fifty-seven percent decline in teen pregnancy-- more than the national average.

  • The Cost of Waiting: Treating Infertility

    The Cost of Waiting: Treating Infertility

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-02-08 05:20:12 GMT

    Special Report: Women and couples are paying thousands of dollars just to start a family. The cost is not just in dollars and cents; it's physical and emotional...  

    Special Report: Women and couples are paying thousands of dollars just to start a family. The cost is not just in dollars and cents; it's physical and emotional...  

  • Former democrat State Senator George Shadid laid to rest

    Former democrat State Senator George Shadid laid to rest

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-08 05:05:39 GMT

    The funeral procession of former state Sen. George Shadid made its way through Peoria towards Resurrection Cemetery Wednesday during the noon hour.

    The funeral procession of former state Sen. George Shadid made its way through Peoria towards Resurrection Cemetery Wednesday during the noon hour.

  • Local health centers anxiously monitoring budget showdown, worried about facilities closing

    Local health centers anxiously monitoring budget showdown, worried about facilities closing

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-08 05:02:02 GMT

    Critical funding for health centers and other programs expired on Oct. 1st of last year. Then this month funding lapsed for Heartland, although lawmakers extended that funding into March. But, if lawmakers can't reach a deal by then or don't include funding in their new budget, Heartland says it would cause a crisis in their field...

    Critical funding for health centers and other programs expired on Oct. 1st of last year. Then this month funding lapsed for Heartland, although lawmakers extended that funding into March. But, if lawmakers can't reach a deal by then or don't include funding in their new budget, Heartland says it would cause a crisis in their field...

  • 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 3:56 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 4:09 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 00:09:29 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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