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Bullying epidemic is causing kids to do the unthinkable

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When it comes to being a parent, most of us want to fix our kids' ailments. For cuts and scrapes there are bandaids, but what about the scars  you don't see? Those are often the most painful ones. 

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Revisiting school safety after the Florida school shooting Video included

(Left) Manual Academy Resource Officer, Christopher Johnson, (Right) Chief Demario Boone, Director of School Safety (Left) Manual Academy Resource Officer, Christopher Johnson, (Right) Chief Demario Boone, Director of School Safety
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During a special showcase, students at Manual Academy celebrated Black History Month,  but just one week after a high school shooting in Florida, the night was also a reminder to the school community, how important their safety is. 

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Peoria County deputy suffers minor injuries after patrol car struck

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A Peoria County Sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries Tuesday after a suspected DUI driver struck his patrol car. 

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Locals prepare for potential flooding Video included

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Water levels are getting higher; which is why city crews have been bagging sand all day. For those living along the Illinois River, they have been through floods before. The prospect of water rising over the river wall has some people living nearby a little nervous. 25 News spoke to one homeowner to see how he is preparing for the rising water. Eric Ebert has lived on the river for about nine years and leases properties along this stretch. This is not his first rodeo preparing for...

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East Peoria High School student arrested over alleged threat

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An East Peoria High School student was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to shoot up his own school. School administrators said they had extra police ready when students arrived for classes in the morning.  East Peoria Police say the student in question allegedly made the threat at the end of school on Tuesday.  High school administrators say they got wind of the student threat before classes started Wednesday. "The East Peoria Police department did respond q... More>>

Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at midnight

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Active weather will continue the next few days.  

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School threats also reported in Bushnell, Knoxville

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Two west-central Illinois schools faced down potential school threats Wednesday. 

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Tazewell deputies meet with "Nerf Wars" teens

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The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office said they had a productive meeting with the teenagers whose Nerf gun war stirred up some worries in a Pekin-area neighborhood Monday. 

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UPDATE: 16-year-old arrested after allegedly threatening to "shoot up" East Peoria Community High

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A 16-year-old faces was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to "shoot up" East Peoria Community High School. 

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Wenona mayor arrested for DUI

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A Marshall County mayor faces DUI charges in LaSalle County.  

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Radar Alert

Army Corps preps for major flood

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All the precipitation we've received has people locally taking action; that includes the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Race for the Cure season kicks off

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Race for the Cure is May12 in Peoria.

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The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

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President Donald Trump is crediting "popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away" with giving his Republican Party an edge in recent polling. More>>

Pekin nerf-gun war sparks local debate Video included

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A group of high school kids playing with Nerf guns Monday night may have spooked some Pekin-area residents.  

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Local students say it's time to take up the fight for gun control reform Video included

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Parkland, Florida students are taking up the fight for tougher gun control laws.  They have  planned protests everyone can take part in nationwide.   This all  following last week's deadly shooting at their high school which left 17 people dead.  We spoke with some local students for their reaction.   Students at Peoria Regional Learning Center said even though teenagers are not often taken seriously it's important to make their voices heard.   They... More>>

Republican representative proposes ban on local right-to-work zones

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A Streator Republican is proposing a new law that would bar local municipalities from forming "right-to-work zones." 

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Wild Weather Continues

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Heavy rain, flooding, freezing rain, sleet & snow.  

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Bloomington shots fired incident under investigation

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The Bloomington Police Department is investigating after shots were fired into a residence. 

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Seventeen-year-old Granville teen reported missing

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Family and officials are looking for a 17-year-old girl from Putnam County who disappeared over the weekend.  

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Man who allegedly threatened Midland school out on bond

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A Varna man who allegedly said he wanted to "kill them all" at Midland High School is out on bond.  

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House Speaker Mike Madigan announces another staff member is out

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), left and his attorney Heather Wier Vaught at a Tuesday press conference in Springfield. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), left and his attorney Heather Wier Vaught at a Tuesday press conference in Springfield.
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Speaker Madigan issued a statement on Monday that a volunteer was removed from all of his political committees as a result of what Madigan called "inappropriate behavior toward a candidate and staff during the 2016 election."

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Mother who lost son to overdose gets Peoria to host huge event to help heroin/opioid addicts Video included

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Are you or a loved one struggling with an opioid addiction? If so, there's a free event coming up this April aimed at getting you the help you need...

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Sheriff reacts to airport incident Video included

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Peoria's sheriff says Saturday's bizarre incident highlights why current staffing levels should be maintained.

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Pat Quinn calls transparency at utility companies in giving back federal tax cut savings to customers Video included

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Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was in Peoria Monday pushing for tax relief credit on Ameren utility bills.  Pat Quinn is now running for Illinois Attorney General.   He said the attorney general the Citizens Utility Board want to make sure Ameren Illinois does the right thing. He says utility companies need to be transparent about giving consumers their portion of the federal tax reform money. "The attorney general and CUB have to be watchdogs for all of us. &nbs... More>>

Heavy Rain and Flood Concerns

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The Illinois River will be on a rapid rise the next several days.

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Local girl scout puts a twist on her fundraiser

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It's a time of year many of you have been waiting for...Girl Scout Cookie season! 

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Airport reopens, man arrested following security incident at PIA Video included

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One man is in custody, after trying to ram a stolen vehicle into the front of the Peoria International Airport's main terminal. 

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Two arrested for multiple suspected business burglaries

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Two men have been arrested in connection with multiple business burglaries across central Illinois. The Peoria County Sheriff's Office says Eric Schaad of Peoria and Richard Hoyle of Pekin were caught in the act of breaking into a Bellevue bar around 6 AM Sunday morning. The two were arrested on numerous counts of Business Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property and Possession of Burglary Tools. The pair are suspected of being involved in over 15 business burglaries in the Peoria area. More>>

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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. 

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