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Ninth-graders now required to get dental exams

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A new Illinois law will require incoming Illinois ninth graders to get dental exams. 

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Permanent recycling bins come to downtown Bloomington

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A new grant is bringing more recycling options to downtown Bloomington. 

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State trooper suffers minor injuries in Peoria traffic crash Video included

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An Illinois State Police trooper suffered minor injuries in an early Tuesday accident in Peoria.  

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Madigan sues Trump Tower for pollution law violations

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago for alleged violation of environmental laws. 

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Kinzinger says rival campaign staffer "peered" in his windows

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U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his home security system recorded video of his opponent's campaign staffer looking into his house's windows over the weekend.  

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Longtime Bloomington alderman not running for re-election

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Three-term Bloomington alderman David Sage announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election.

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3 local hospitals ranked among best in Illinois

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Three Central Illinois hospitals were ranked among the best in the state in a new report. 

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Miller Park Zoo welcomes new monkeys

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The Miller Park Zoo is welcoming two new monkeys to their new home. 

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Peoria woman dies in I-74 rollover

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A Peoria woman is dead after a rollover accident on Interstate 74 on Monday evening in Woodford County.

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Pritzker comes to East Peoria

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Democratic candidate for Governor, J.B. Pritzker made a stop in East Peoria to talk with workers U.A.W. Local 974 about the issues the states face. Pritzker says his campaign is focused on raising wages for working families across Illinois. 

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Young boys learn about discipline, more at Male Mentor Monday Video included

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In Peoria and all over the world, there are children growing up in single-parent households and to help take some of the weight off the parents one local man started a mentoring program for young boys.

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Raise in the future of teacher according to collective bargaining agreement

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Peoria Public School teachers may be reaping new benefits soon.  The board of education approved a collective bargaining agreement that approved a 3% base salary increase to teachers. 

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Car fire at the U of I parking lot Video included

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8: 16 p.m. Call made for car fire in the parking lot of University of Illinois Medical College satellite campus.  Cause unknown at this time. 

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ShotSpotter picks up gunfire behind Shell Station

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Police were on the scene of a reported ShotSpotter call Monday night. 

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Canton teachers prepare for the worst Video included

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With school set to reopen soon many teachers are already in the classroom prepping for students.    On Monday some Canton teachers teamed up with law enforcement for an active shooter training session.  Eastview Elementary School in Canton was under emergency lockdown.    Teachers were placed in five different scenarios during the active shooter training drill.    Canton's public safety director said the first three to five minutes of an active shoo... More>>

Most Illinois kids not ready for kindergarten: study

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A full 76 percent of Illinois kindergarteners aren't ready to start their educational careers.  

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Third teenager arrested in rash of Peoria County vehicle burglaries

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Police have now arrested all three suspects in a rash of more than 100 vehicle burglaries in the Peoria area. 

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Old Route 89 bridge set for demolition Tuesday

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The old Route 89 bridge in Spring Valley is coming down.  

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Turn lane from U.S. 24 to Spring Creek Road permanently closing

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Starting Wednesday, the left turn lane from westbound U.S. Route 24 onto Spring Creek Road will close forever.  

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Male Mentor Mondays kick off in River City Video included

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What's even catchier than the name of this new program coming to Peoria is the philosophy behind it. Carl Holloway, a Peoria native says mentoring young men isn't an option, it's a necessity.

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Man killed in accident on Mossville Road identified

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An East Peoria man is dead after an accident Sunday in far north Peoria.

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Local pastor motivates members to become active within the community Video included

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A Peoria pastor announced last week he will be leaving his congregation but the impact he made on the city and those who heard him preach will stay.

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Italian-American Society 'Summer Festa Picnic' held to raise scholarship funds

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The annual Summer Festa Picnic is a chance for the community to come together and get a little slice of Italy in Central Illinois. 

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Back to School Extravaganza helps students, teachers prepare for school year

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Its bye-bye summer and hello school for local kids and to send them off with a party and some goodies the New Cornerstone Baptist Church held their Back to School Extravaganza. In it's tenth year the extravaganza is a way for the church to give kids in the community a school supply kit with a backpack, pencils and more. To celebrate and pray for the kids heading off to another year of school the church had performances from choirs and performers from all over Central Illinois. Thou...

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New legislation on beer helps expand industry in Central Illinois Video included

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Beer fanatics, your day has come.  

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Central Illinois united in drug recovery during Pekin walk Video included

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Saturday afternoon, the Pekin community held a walk to offer support and an end to addiction. The 'Fight the Fight Against Addiction Awareness Walk' invited people in recovery, along with anyone struggling to take steps toward sobriety and offered support to families who have lost loved ones to addiction.

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MISSING - BPD seek help finding man with Alzheimer's Video included

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Bloomington Police are asking for your help finding a man with Alzheimer's, last seen a month ago. BPD says Timothy Lafever of Bloomington was reported missing Saturday, August 11th, after not returning home the night of July 11th. Lafever is reported to suffer from Alzheimer's and other psychological disorders, and is known to have violent episodes. He is believed to be driving a yellow Chevy Camaro with an Illinois license plate, Q363092. Lafever is described as a white male, 55... More>>

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  • 5th Annual 'Riding for a Safer Tomorrow' event a success

    5th Annual 'Riding for a Safer Tomorrow' event a success

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-08-12 03:55:30 GMT

    The 'Riding for a Safer Tomorrow' event brought the community together Saturday.  Organizers credit biking with being a great way to start conversation and talk about issues that matter most. 

    The 'Riding for a Safer Tomorrow' event brought the community together Saturday.  Organizers credit biking with being a great way to start conversation and talk about issues that matter most. 

  • "Parklet" debuts in Peoria

    "Parklet" debuts in Peoria

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-08-11 03:48:08 GMT
    Peoria is following a trend larger cities have been trying out for the past few years, debuting its first "parklet." What's a parklet, you ask? It's like a park, just much, much smaller. The first parklet to debut in Peoria is along West Main Street, near the Bradley University Campus. Think of it as the outdoor dining section of a restaurant, without the restaurant. They're typically erected in areas where parking is under-utilized, extending from the sidewalk into the str...
    Peoria is following a trend larger cities have been trying out for the past few years, debuting its first "parklet." What's a parklet, you ask? It's like a park, just much, much smaller. The first parklet to debut in Peoria is along West Main Street, near the Bradley University Campus. Think of it as the outdoor dining section of a restaurant, without the restaurant. They're typically erected in areas where parking is under-utilized, extending from the sidewalk into the str...
  • Education Bill signed at Richwoods High School

    Gov. Rauner returns to Peoria

    Gov. Rauner returns to Peoria

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-08-11 03:46:50 GMT
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    Governor Rauner was at Richwoods High School in Peoria today. He visited prior to signing an education bill into law.  That law gives students the opportunity to take as many dual credit courses as they choose.  Without limitations.  

    Governor Rauner was at Richwoods High School in Peoria today. He visited prior to signing an education bill into law.  That law gives students the opportunity to take as many dual credit courses as they choose.  Without limitations.  

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  • APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

    APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:57:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:57:07 GMT
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to...
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump.
  • LA to become first in US to install subway body scanners

    LA to become first in US to install subway body scanners

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:22:45 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:56:49 GMT
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.
  • New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

    New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:39:20 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:56:37 GMT
    New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted.
    New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted.
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