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  • Lakeview Aquatic Center may close

    Lakeview Aquatic Center may close

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-11-22 01:54:53 GMT

    Lakeview Aquatic Center in Peoria's Park District could shut down. This is due to maintenance issues and since taking out the water slides a few years ago, attendance is down significantly. A spokeswoman says swimming season now is short, too short to recover those maintenance costs. Overall, she says they're finding a lot of understanding.  "We have tried making this a collaborative process and as a Park District we are able to offer two other outdoor swimming pool oppo...

    Lakeview Aquatic Center in Peoria's Park District could shut down. This is due to maintenance issues and since taking out the water slides a few years ago, attendance is down significantly. A spokeswoman says swimming season now is short, too short to recover those maintenance costs. Overall, she says they're finding a lot of understanding.  "We have tried making this a collaborative process and as a Park District we are able to offer two other outdoor swimming pool oppo...

  • Splashdown Water Park closing permanently

    Splashdown Water Park closing permanently

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:22 PM EST2017-11-22 00:22:46 GMT
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    Splashdown Water Park in East Peoria isn't just closed for the season - it's closed forever. 

    Splashdown Water Park in East Peoria isn't just closed for the season - it's closed forever. 

  • Just a few hands, but thousands of meals

    Just a few hands, but thousands of meals

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:07 PM EST2017-11-22 00:07:56 GMT
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    Thanksgiving is just days away, with so much talk about giving thanks and giving back, we wanted to highlight two charities that are making it their mission to do that - Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries. 

    Thanksgiving is just days away, with so much talk about giving thanks and giving back, we wanted to highlight two charities that are making it their mission to do that - Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home Ministries. 

  • City leaders react to massive brawl at Northwoods Mall

    City leaders react to massive brawl at Northwoods Mall

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 5:14 PM EST2017-11-21 22:14:48 GMT
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    Last weekend in Peoria was marked by violence, including a brawl at Northwoods Mall. One teen was severely beaten as a result of it. There's still no answers yet as to who or what caused the large fight, but city leaders are reacting strongly.

    Last weekend in Peoria was marked by violence, including a brawl at Northwoods Mall. One teen was severely beaten as a result of it. There's still no answers yet as to who or what caused the large fight, but city leaders are reacting strongly.

  • Police on the lookout for illegal disability parking placard usage during holiday shopping season

    Police on the lookout for illegal disability parking placard usage during holiday shopping season

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-11-21 21:16:21 GMT

    Secretary of State Police will be on the lookout for people abusing disability parking at Illinois malls during Black Friday.  

    Secretary of State Police will be on the lookout for people abusing disability parking at Illinois malls during Black Friday.  

  • News Alert

    UPDATE: Missing 9-year-old girl found

    UPDATE: Missing 9-year-old girl found

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:00 AM EST2017-11-18 05:00:07 GMT

    UPDATE: A missing 9-year-old girl was found and is now safe.

    UPDATE: A missing 9-year-old girl was found and is now safe.

  • Washington woman who lost her home to a tornado reflects back, 4 years later

    Washington woman who lost her home to a tornado reflects back, 4 years later

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:54 PM EST2017-11-18 04:54:41 GMT
    On this 4th anniversary of the tornadoes that touched down in Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington, one local woman rebuilding was no option, but instead a family necessity. "It's a challenge you know, how do we get through this, you really have to dig down deep," she explains, looking back on that day. Mary and Steve Trueblood's Washington home was destroyed by the tornado four years ago.  Mary says she and four of her sons rushed to the basement after hearing the stor...
    On this 4th anniversary of the tornadoes that touched down in Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington, one local woman rebuilding was no option, but instead a family necessity. "It's a challenge you know, how do we get through this, you really have to dig down deep," she explains, looking back on that day. Mary and Steve Trueblood's Washington home was destroyed by the tornado four years ago.  Mary says she and four of her sons rushed to the basement after hearing the stor...
  • Winter weather alerts are now simpler

    Winter weather alerts are now simpler

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-11-18 04:49:44 GMT

    As cooler Weather moves our way, the start of Winter gets closer. This is Winter Weather Preparedness week in Illinois, and one of the ways we can be ready for wintery weather this year has to do with some changes you need to be aware of.

    As cooler Weather moves our way, the start of Winter gets closer. This is Winter Weather Preparedness week in Illinois, and one of the ways we can be ready for wintery weather this year has to do with some changes you need to be aware of.

  • Alleged animal torturer makes local sheriff's most wanted list

    Alleged animal torturer makes local sheriff's most wanted list

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:27 PM EST2017-11-18 03:27:23 GMT

    The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is seeking a 21-year-old Dwight man on animal torture charges.

    The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is seeking a 21-year-old Dwight man on animal torture charges.

  • Veterans share concerns about healthcare

    Veterans share concerns about healthcare

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-11-18 00:45:02 GMT
    Veterans got another chance today to voice their concerns about veterans care.  The town hall took place at the VFW Post 1232 in Pekin and was all about improving quality of life for veterans. Some of their concerns included traveling long distances to receive care and their frustrations with the kind of care they get. One veteran, for example, said he drives more than two hours one way when he needs help.  Veterans also said they want greater choice i...
    Veterans got another chance today to voice their concerns about veterans care.  The town hall took place at the VFW Post 1232 in Pekin and was all about improving quality of life for veterans. Some of their concerns included traveling long distances to receive care and their frustrations with the kind of care they get. One veteran, for example, said he drives more than two hours one way when he needs help.  Veterans also said they want greater choice i...
  • Some safety tips for the winter months

    Some safety tips for the winter months

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:23 PM EST2017-11-17 01:23:58 GMT
    As part of  "Winter Awareness Weather Week," the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Peoria County and the City of Peoria hosted a "Winter Weather Get It Together" gathering on Thursday.  They offered important safety advice for travelers this winter season.  Here is what you need to know: Keep extra distance between vehicles, let someone know your itinerary, keep water in your car, stay clear of trucks and leave earl...
    As part of  "Winter Awareness Weather Week," the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Peoria County and the City of Peoria hosted a "Winter Weather Get It Together" gathering on Thursday.  They offered important safety advice for travelers this winter season.  Here is what you need to know: Keep extra distance between vehicles, let someone know your itinerary, keep water in your car, stay clear of trucks and leave earl...
  • New barbie doll encourages diversity

    New barbie doll encourages diversity

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:02 PM EST2017-11-17 01:02:57 GMT
    Who didn't play with barbie dolls when we were younger? The typical blonde-haired doll and her boyfriend Ken.  Over the years barbie has become more diverse and recently a new doll was modeled after an Olympian.  Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad competed last year in the Olympics as a fencer and became the first american to wear a hijab while doing so. On Monday, Mattel unveiled a barbie based on Muhammad. She's part of a new collection of dolls representing women of a...
    Who didn't play with barbie dolls when we were younger? The typical blonde-haired doll and her boyfriend Ken.  Over the years barbie has become more diverse and recently a new doll was modeled after an Olympian.  Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad competed last year in the Olympics as a fencer and became the first american to wear a hijab while doing so. On Monday, Mattel unveiled a barbie based on Muhammad. She's part of a new collection of dolls representing women of a...
  • More tax breaks votes for Brandt Industries

    More tax breaks votes for Brandt Industries

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-11-17 00:42:54 GMT
    The tax break approved by the Unit 5 School district and the McLean County board is only a short term one.    But more incentives could be on the way.  If all goes as planned Brandt Industries could bring up to 500 jobs to a plant outside Hudson in McLean County.    The McLean County board chairman says the Canada company also  hopes to partner with schools on educational programs.  "Heartland Community College and the school district Unit 5 h...
    The tax break approved by the Unit 5 School district and the McLean County board is only a short term one.    But more incentives could be on the way.  If all goes as planned Brandt Industries could bring up to 500 jobs to a plant outside Hudson in McLean County.    The McLean County board chairman says the Canada company also  hopes to partner with schools on educational programs.  "Heartland Community College and the school district Unit 5 h...
  • News Alert

    Pekin High faces second "non-credible" school threat this month

    Pekin High faces second "non-credible" school threat this month

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-16 22:33:47 GMT

    Authorities believe a threat issued toward Pekin Community High School for Friday is not credible. This comes two weeks after authorities responded to a similar scenario at the school.  

    Authorities believe a threat issued toward Pekin Community High School for Friday is not credible. This comes two weeks after authorities responded to a similar scenario at the school.  

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering the tornado, 4 years later

    PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering the tornado, 4 years later

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-11-16 22:06:44 GMT

    It was four years ago Friday that a devastating tornado swept through Central Illinois. Three people were killed, and more than 125 injured. Total damages exceeded $900 million.  Here are the November 17, 2013 stories of our viewers, told with their own words and pictures.

    It was four years ago Friday that a devastating tornado swept through Central Illinois. Three people were killed, and more than 125 injured. Total damages exceeded $900 million.  Here are the November 17, 2013 stories of our viewers, told with their own words and pictures.

  • BREAKING: Teen suspect in connection to Trayvon Harris to be released on electronic monitor

    BREAKING: Teen suspect in connection to Trayvon Harris to be released on electronic monitor

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-11-16 21:56:14 GMT

    "I'm sorry for the way I acted last week and it will never happen again in your courtroom."

    "I'm sorry for the way I acted last week and it will never happen again in your courtroom."

  • Local reps split along party lines on House GOP tax reform bill

    Local reps split along party lines on House GOP tax reform bill

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-11-16 21:22:22 GMT
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    Like most of the U.S. House as a whole, the local delegation to Washington split along party lines Thursday on a sweeping Republican tax reform proposal.  

    Like most of the U.S. House as a whole, the local delegation to Washington split along party lines Thursday on a sweeping Republican tax reform proposal.  

  • New guidelines lower high blood pressure threshold

    New guidelines lower high blood pressure threshold

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 3:15 PM EST2017-11-15 20:15:22 GMT

    Combining two heart healthy diets can significantly lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension. 

    Combining two heart healthy diets can significantly lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension. 

  • High lead levels found in East Peoria schools

    High lead levels found in East Peoria schools

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 2:08 PM EST2017-11-15 19:08:23 GMT

    East Peoria Elementary District 86 is notifying parents after high levels of lead were found in the water at several schools.  

    East Peoria Elementary District 86 is notifying parents after high levels of lead were found in the water at several schools.  

  • Brandt Industries plan passed by McLean County board

    Brandt Industries plan passed by McLean County board

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 8:38 AM EST2017-11-15 13:38:27 GMT

        A Canadian company clears another hurdle to take over a soon-to-be vacant factory in McLean County.   

        A Canadian company clears another hurdle to take over a soon-to-be vacant factory in McLean County.   

  • Be careful, you may be getting more relaxed at winter weather driving

    Be careful, you may be getting more relaxed at winter weather driving

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-11-15 05:16:17 GMT
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    Each day that goes by, means Winter is getting closer. It's Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois.

    Each day that goes by, means Winter is getting closer. It's Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois.

  • Friday ceremony will mark November 2013 tornado

    Friday ceremony will mark November 2013 tornado

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-14 22:33:51 GMT
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    The city of Washington will come together Friday to remember a devastating tornado that killed three and caused millions of dollars in damages. 

    The city of Washington will come together Friday to remember a devastating tornado that killed three and caused millions of dollars in damages. 

  • Searches continue for 2 missing Peoria County residents

    Searches continue for 2 missing Peoria County residents

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:21 PM EST2017-11-14 17:21:43 GMT

    The search continues for two Peoria County residents who went missing earlier this year.  

    The search continues for two Peoria County residents who went missing earlier this year.  

  • Country superstar Brad Paisley will play in Bloomington

    Country superstar Brad Paisley will play in Bloomington

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:10 AM EST2017-11-14 15:10:56 GMT

    Mark your calendars for February 15: Brad Paisley is coming to town. 

    Mark your calendars for February 15: Brad Paisley is coming to town. 

  • SPECIAL SERIES: Sexual harassment in the workplace

    SPECIAL SERIES: Sexual harassment in the workplace

    Monday, November 13 2017 9:57 AM EST2017-11-13 14:57:49 GMT

    All this week we've been taking a closer look at sexual harassment in the workplace. 

    All this week we've been taking a closer look at sexual harassment in the workplace. 

  • Homeless people helped out by Bradley University students

    Homeless people helped out by Bradley University students

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:37 AM EST2017-11-13 13:37:58 GMT

    378 people in Peoria spend their nights on the streets homeless.  

    378 people in Peoria spend their nights on the streets homeless.  

  • New jobs could be coming to McLean County

    New jobs could be coming to McLean County

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:15 AM EST2017-11-13 13:15:19 GMT
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        500 jobs could soon be coming to McLean County.    

        500 jobs could soon be coming to McLean County.    

  • Gas prices begin to fall across Central Illinois

    Gas prices begin to fall across Central Illinois

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:26 AM EST2017-11-13 12:26:58 GMT
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        After going up for several weeks in a row, gas prices across Central Illinois are falling.      

        After going up for several weeks in a row, gas prices across Central Illinois are falling.      

  • Adoptive and foster families join in celebration

    Adoptive and foster families join in celebration

    Sunday, November 12 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-11-13 02:13:13 GMT
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    November is more than just for not-shaving - it's also National Adoption Month - a time dedicated to increasing focus on outreach and children. 

    November is more than just for not-shaving - it's also National Adoption Month - a time dedicated to increasing focus on outreach and children. 

  • Girls in the boys club: Scouts learn STEM & Robotics

    Girls in the boys club: Scouts learn STEM & Robotics

    Saturday, November 11 2017 11:56 PM EST2017-11-12 04:56:08 GMT
    These girls are learning to build, code and create in fields primarily dominated by men.These girls are learning to build, code and create in fields primarily dominated by men.
    About fifty Central Illinois girls, like Brianna Schroder, attended the STEM Robotics Camp at Camp Tapawingo on Saturday. "It's really fun," said Schroder, "and you get to learn about different things moving. We even get to program a robot and tell a little car what to do." "We came here today to teach the girls about robotics," said Sammie Roberts with the Dunlap Robotics Team, "so they could have an introduction to STEM careers." The Societ...
    About fifty Central Illinois girls, like Brianna Schroder, attended the STEM Robotics Camp at Camp Tapawingo on Saturday. "It's really fun," said Schroder, "and you get to learn about different things moving. We even get to program a robot and tell a little car what to do." "We came here today to teach the girls about robotics," said Sammie Roberts with the Dunlap Robotics Team, "so they could have an introduction to STEM careers." The Societ...
  • Former Peoria Mayor Ransburg passes away

    Former Peoria Mayor Ransburg passes away

    Saturday, November 11 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-11-12 00:46:13 GMT
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    Former Peoria Mayor David Ransburg has died, according to a Facebook post by Peoria Councilman Chuck Grayeb and later verified by Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood. The post is included below in its entirety: Dear Friends: We mourn the passing of David P. Ransburg. Almost anywhere you look, one can see his handiwork. The Civic Center, The Riverfront Museum, and his dedicated work as Mayor of the City of Peoria. I enjoyed serving as a Councilmember during the Ransburg Era. On...
    Former Peoria Mayor David Ransburg has died, according to a Facebook post by Peoria Councilman Chuck Grayeb and later verified by Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood. The post is included below in its entirety: Dear Friends: We mourn the passing of David P. Ransburg. Almost anywhere you look, one can see his handiwork. The Civic Center, The Riverfront Museum, and his dedicated work as Mayor of the City of Peoria. I enjoyed serving as a Councilmember during the Ransburg Era. On...
  • Illinois CancerCare Foundation hosts event meant to help cancer care patients be CUREageous

    Illinois CancerCare Foundation hosts event meant to help cancer care patients be CUREageous

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-11-11 05:09:06 GMT

    Members of the medical community in central Illinois were nominated by their peers for several awards. 

    Members of the medical community in central Illinois were nominated by their peers for several awards. 

  • Tree of Lights campaign underway

    Tree of Lights campaign underway

    Friday, November 10 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-11-11 03:45:53 GMT

    The Tree of Lights campaign is underway in Peoria, providing services throughout the next year.

    The Tree of Lights campaign is underway in Peoria, providing services throughout the next year.

  • Bill would allow patients to trade opioid prescription for medical cannabis card

    Bill would allow patients to trade opioid prescription for medical cannabis card

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-11-09 21:19:12 GMT
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    It could soon be possible for some patients to swap out their opioid prescriptions for medicinal marijuana. 

    It could soon be possible for some patients to swap out their opioid prescriptions for medicinal marijuana. 

  • Bills would rename Bloomington post office, roadway after fallen soldier

    Bills would rename Bloomington post office, roadway after fallen soldier

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:47 PM EST2017-11-09 19:47:26 GMT

    Lawmakers are set to honor fallen Sgt. Joshua Rodgers of Bloomington with a pair of renamings.  

    Lawmakers are set to honor fallen Sgt. Joshua Rodgers of Bloomington with a pair of renamings.  

  • Putnam County man indicted for murder of sister-in-law

    Putnam County man indicted for murder of sister-in-law

    Thursday, November 9 2017 12:39 PM EST2017-11-09 17:39:54 GMT
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    A Putnam County man has indicted a Standard man for murder in connection with the 2016 death of his sister-in-law.  

    A Putnam County man has indicted a Standard man for murder in connection with the 2016 death of his sister-in-law.  

  • Teen homicide suspect due back in Peoria County Court

    Teen homicide suspect due back in Peoria County Court

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:47 AM EST2017-11-09 12:47:41 GMT

    The 16-year-old charged in connection with Peoria's latest homicide is due back in court Thursday. 

    The 16-year-old charged in connection with Peoria's latest homicide is due back in court Thursday. 

  • Binge drinking, at 13-years-old

    Binge drinking, at 13-years-old

    Thursday, November 9 2017 1:45 AM EST2017-11-09 06:45:33 GMT
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    Binge drinking is a risky trend being tracked now among the very people who aren't legally allowed to do it. College campuses are a popular place for drinking to happen, but teens are developing this party practice well before they get to university. 

    Binge drinking is a risky trend being tracked now among the very people who aren't legally allowed to do it. College campuses are a popular place for drinking to happen, but teens are developing this party practice well before they get to university. 

  • 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. 

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