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Peoria and Pekin host two separate events for kids celebrating start of summer

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A fun evening for the kids in Peoria Thursday for the "Streets Belong to Me" event. And the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin hosts similar event...

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Chuck's summer outlook: crank up the A/C! Video included

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Memorial Day will feel more like the Fourth of July. Is our hot weather a preview of things to come this summer? Chief Meteorologist Chuck Collins gives his long-range forecast for this summer that includes hot, and dry conditions.

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Planting memories, using gardening to cope with loss Video included

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Folks in the River City are creating life after losing their loved ones. Of course it's never easy to cope with loss, especially when it involves violence, but  Yolanda Wallace has figured out a way to make the journey through pain, a little more manageable. 

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Lincoln's personal effects may need help from a new age fund raising tool to stay in the public eye Video included

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Crowd funding now underway to keep Abe Lincoln's things from going back to a private collector.

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Burial for 13 people whose remains were left on shelves

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OSF Saint Francis and Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood collaborated to give individuals a proper burial. It took place Thursday for 13 people whose remains were left on shelves at the coroner's office. It was held at Saint Mary's Cemetery  The remains were sitting there unclaimed until Harwood stepped in. Harwood said he wanted to pay respect to these individuals  and the lives they lived. He said this was about doing the right thing and believed they deserved a fi...

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Washburn pleads not guilty, bond set at $5m in 1986 murder case

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A Eureka man's bond was set at $5 million in a 1986 murder case in Washington state. 

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Local attorneys penalized for professional misconduct

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Two local attorneys face suspensions after the Illinois Supreme Court said they violated state ethics law by engaging in professional misconduct.  

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Galesburg man arrested on child porn charges

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A Galesburg man faces child pornography charges after he was arrested today in Knox County. 

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'Red Nose Day' returns to NBC

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(NBC News) The "Red Nose Day" Special returns to NBC Thursday with an evening of special primetime programming aimed at raising money to help children in poverty in the U.S. and around the world. 

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Defense Authorization would require the Department of Defense to cover travel of family for non-combat servicemembers

Fallen Hero's Family Travel Act makes it out of the U.S House

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U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) introduced legislation inspired by the family of fallen Petty Officer Logan Palmer of Harristown, Ill.   Palmer died Aug. 21 from injuries sustained when the warship USS John McCain collided with a tanker near Singapore last year.  The Palmer family was appalled to find out they were required  to pay for all travel to Dover Air Force Base to claim the remains of their departed servicemember.  Because of a loop ...

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UPDATE: Hudson man's Big Boy statue returned

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UPDATE 12 PM: Gebhardt said the statue was returned.

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Three charged in Streator woman's shooting death: report Video included

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The names of the three suspects charged in a Streator woman's shooting death were released Thursday. 

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Possibilities expand in Illinois for cash crops

Industrial Hemp legislation moves to the Illinois Senate for concurrence vote

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Industrial hemp options looms as a possibility for farmers in Illinois as the House passes legislation to allow new cash crop for production.  Originally outlawed by 1937 U.S. drug laws, Hemp is making its way back to Illinois after 80 years.  SB 2298, sponsored by Senator Toi Hutchinson, and Representative Tim Butler, has moved into the Senate for a concurrence vote today after it passed through the House for a third reading May 23.   Demand for the pl...

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Pekin among Illinois cities suing opioid manufacturers

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Pekin is among 11 Illinois cities suing pharmaceutical companies for helping to cause the opioid epidemic. 

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Valedictorian demands apology from high school by July 1 over yanked speech

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An area valedictorian who said his high school made him remove Christian references from his speech is demanding an apology. 

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Trump cancels summit with North Korea

Trump has canceled the June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim, citing `tremendous anger and open hostility' in recent statement.

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Woman dies in Fulton County crash

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A Gillespie woman is dead after a crash in rural Fulton County. 

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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. More>>

Dixon resource officer Mark Dallas speaks out on preventing school shooting Video included

The man being hailed a hero for stopping a shooter at Dixon High School last week spoke exclusively to NBC's Ron Mott. 

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Tensions over lost 'cremains' in Peoria Video included

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What would you do if you found the cremated remains of your loved one, decades after you thought they were lost? That's the situation of one woman in Chillicothe.  A ceremony to lay the other unclaimed remains to rest, is serving as the source of some friction

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International Space Station Visible Tonight

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Look fast because it's moving fast.  The ISS will be visible in the southwest sky at 9:17 PM.  

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  • Concerns with phone security in the White House

    Concerns with phone security in the White House

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:44:04 GMT
    Like many of us, politicians are using smart phones these days. Some people have concerns about national security implications of President Trump using a personal device.  Some say President Trump's phone isn't equipped with many security features. That's why some of his staff have been trying to strengthen security around his phone usage.  We talked to a PC technician Wednesday. Dave Jacobs said there is a certain risk of breeches but he said it's also difficult to t...
    Like many of us, politicians are using smart phones these days. Some people have concerns about national security implications of President Trump using a personal device.  Some say President Trump's phone isn't equipped with many security features. That's why some of his staff have been trying to strengthen security around his phone usage.  We talked to a PC technician Wednesday. Dave Jacobs said there is a certain risk of breeches but he said it's also difficult to t...
  • Organizer encourages concertgoers to stay hydrated for the Summer Camp Music Festival

    Organizer encourages concertgoers to stay hydrated for the Summer Camp Music Festival

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:28:22 GMT
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    Get those tie dye shirts ready for the upcoming Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe. Workers are starting to set up for the annual music event featuring more than 100 bands, over seven stages, across all genres.  However, Chief Meteorologist Chuck Collins is forecasting that this Memorial Day weekend is going to be pushing 90 degrees. One of the organizers ...
    Get those tie dye shirts ready for the upcoming Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe. Workers are starting to set up for the annual music event featuring more than 100 bands, over seven stages, across all genres.  However, Chief Meteorologist Chuck Collins is forecasting that this Memorial Day weekend is going to be pushing 90 degrees. One of the organizers ...
  • Peoria police respond to daytime shots fired incident

    Peoria police respond to daytime shots fired incident

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:20:55 GMT

    Peoria police are investigating a daytime shots fired incident in Central Peoria. Police responded to the 1700 block of N. Bestor before noon Wednesday after a ShotSpotter alert for 12 rounds fired was triggered.  Police are still investigating the incident.  25 News

    Peoria police are investigating a daytime shots fired incident in Central Peoria. Police responded to the 1700 block of N. Bestor before noon Wednesday after a ShotSpotter alert for 12 rounds fired was triggered.  Police are still investigating the incident.  25 News

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  • NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:44 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:44:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...
    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall.
    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall.
  • Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

    Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:37:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File). FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose ...(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File). FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose ...
    A once prominent black civil rights leader in Washington state who was later exposed as white is facing charges of welfare fraud.
    A once prominent black civil rights leader in Washington state who was later exposed as white is facing charges of welfare fraud.
  • Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

    Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:37:00 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.
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