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ISU homecoming weekend: road closures for weekend commute

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Road closures are planned for Illinois State University's homecoming this weekend. Several streets will be closed beginning at 6:00 a.m. for the  university's homecoming 5k run and parade on Saturday.College avenue, University street and North street will also be closed for the race.  The homecoming parade starts at 10:00 a.m. beginning at University street. The majority of Uptown Normal will be closed for the parade and will reopen shortly afterward. For a ... More>>

Illinois teachers may now receive a state tax credit for classroom school supplies purchased

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois teachers who buy classroom supplies with their own money may now receive a state tax credit of up to $250. The new credit is in addition to a $250 federal deduction. It's available for public school principals, aides and teachers who work at least 900 hours in a school year. State Sen. Tom Cullerton is encouraging teachers to take advantage of the credit, which is available for the first time this year. He says more than 90 percent of teachers nationwide use ...

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With young stars, Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss

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The Chicago Cubs boast a core of young stars and figure to remain contenders for years to come despite losing to the Dodgers in the NLCS. More>>

Family happy about finding runaway daughter Video included

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The search for a Peoria runaway ended on a positive note last weekend.  The runaway was located in Chicago. But before 16-year-old Lyric Brown was found, her family spent an anxious two months asking for help within the community in their search to find her.  Lyric Brown's grandmother says the girl ran away in mid- August.  Flora Randle says her grand daughter had done that three times before.   Randle says she called police and filed a report, but says more ... More>>

Mom returns to Friday night lights after heart transplant

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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... More>>

Normal Bike Share Program Hits Goal Video included

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Despite terrible weather in March, Normal's bike share program hit it's first year goal Thursday after only seven months.  

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Canton man killed after vehicle strikes tree

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A 66-year-old Canton man is dead after his car struck a tree in rural Canton Thursday afternoon. 

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Fall trout season starts Saturday in Illinois

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Get out those fishing rods. It's trout season. Anglers can keep the trout they catch when Illinois trout season starts Oct. 21. 

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Illinois loses more than 10,000 jobs in September

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Illinois saw one of its worst months for job losses in years in September, with total payroll declining by 10,800.  

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Coalition forms to hold elected officials accountable for social injustices Video included

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The city of Peoria remains one of the worst cities for African Americans to live. That's according to last year's  24/7 wall street report. 

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Tax reform plan boasted by LaHood in Morton Video included

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Republican Congressman Darin LaHood is talking tax reform, speaking at the Morton Rotary Club on Thursday. LaHood told those gathered that comprehensive tax reform will put more money into the pockets of the middle class and will get the economy going. "About 50% of the country now lives paycheck to paycheck," said LaHood. "Our tax reform bill that we are going to vote on in the next two months here helps give a tax break to people who deserve it. People who are raisi... More>>

Local students learn how to act if an earthquake occurs Video included

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Earthquakes can happen all over the world, but did you know that there are two important fault lines that stretch through Illinois? The Wabash Valley and The New Madrid seismic zones.  This means that we're more likely to get an earthquake than other areas.  We visited Hines Elementary School in Peoria today, where some of the students may have participated in their very first earthquake drill.   Teacher Trenton Desantis says, "Something like the earth...

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Attorney General candidate tours Central IL Video included

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A Chicago lawyer has filed to run for Illinois Attorney General, on the basis of fighting the corruption that he says the Land of Lincoln is unfortunately known for.  Scott Drury's campaign runs on a platform of making the state's courts separate from Springfield politics, as well as treating everyone the same in the eye of the law, no matter their race, religion or job.  "I want to expand the scope of the office (of Attorney General), so that people know that when th... More>>

More Snow This Winter?

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The National Weather Service has released its winter outlook and we could see more snow.  

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Can policy keep up with the ever-changing technology

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In today's world we always have our phones on us, or are connected to the internet in some way.  

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Abortion pill now available at Planned Parenthood of Bloomington Video included

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

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New Entertainment Complex Opening in Peoria Video included

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Round One is taking over the lower level of the old Macy's at Northwoods Mall in Peoria. 

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