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Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

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President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt. More>>

UPDATE: Sheriff speaks for first time on deadly accident involving 'Bachelor' Chris Soules Video included

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Soules, who's from Arlington, is well known for starring in the show "The Bachelor."

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Girls rewarded for their passion in math Video included

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  22 seventh graders from Peoria Public Schools have found their path with math. 

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Quest Charter Academy teams up with Eureka College Video included

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Quest Charter Academy and Eureka College are teaming up to help students transition quicker from high school to college.

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Bartonville students learn about agriculture in the classroom

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Farmers are planting the seeds of agricultural knowledge this week, as they educate students on the benefits of farming.  

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Financial literacy program offered for girls

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Some wise financial lessons are being offered to girls to help carry them into the future.  The group "Girls Light our Way" or GLOW is teaming up with several agencies to provide financial literacy for girls this weekend.   The executive director of G.L.O.W. says it's important that young girls know how to save and spend money effectively.   "We're gonna talk with them about spending their money, some of the pitfalls of being a college student so that wh... More>>

Senior Citizens take their concerns to Springfield

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Local seniors, worried about medicaid funding, made the trip to Springfield Wednesday, to talk with lawmakers about the budget impasse. Ninety-year-old Fontella Haycraft has only lived in Evergreen Village apartments for about seven months. She says after talking with her adult sons she decided it was time to downsize from her duplex.  "I just thought I like having my own little place.  I don't need too much, not at my age.  I said I think I would like to look in... More>>

Miller Park Zoo welcomes new resident Rojo, a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger

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A critically endangered Sumatran Tiger is the latest arrival at Miller Park Zoo.

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Chipotle diners urged to check their credit card payment statements due to "unauthorized activity" on credit card transactions

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Chipotle representatives urge customers to monitor their payment card statements and to notify their bank if they spot an unauthorized charge.   

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Watch out for tractors on the road Video included

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As we finish up the second day of distracted driving awareness week we take a look at slower moving vehicles and the hazards of sharing their road.   

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Chillicothe students put their farm skills to use Video included

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Three-Sisters Park in Chillicothe is offering a hands-on opportunity to learn about the region's agricultural-history.

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As Cat HQ move looms, food carts worry about future Video included

Some food cart vendors are nervous about the loss of foot traffic with Cat's HQ relocation. Some food cart vendors are nervous about the loss of foot traffic with Cat's HQ relocation.
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If you enjoy eating at these sidewalk food carts in downtown Peoria, get it while the eating's good - a good number are nervous about losing some foot traffic from Cat HQ.  "Business (has) been slow," said Hein Mach, owner of the Fresh Asian Market cart. When asked why, she claimed: "because Cat's all moved out, we've been slow since last year..." 

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Caterpillar sales, revenue increase for first time in 10 quarters

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Caterpillar officials say despite its first positive quarter in the last ten, there are still risks for the upcoming year.

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UPDATE: Semi fire backs up traffic on I-74 eastbound in East Peoria; no one injured

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Traffic is backed up on Interstate 74 eastbound in East Peoria near the E. Washington St. exit on Tuesday morning due to a semi fire. It is unknown if there are any injuries. This story will be updated. 

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Peoria Public Schools trying to eliminate deficit Video included

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Peoria Public School board members took action Monday to try and shore up a deficit of nearly $4.5 million.  

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A phone in one hand and a steering wheel in the other...it's illegal and deadly Video included

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In 2015, more than 3,400 people in Illinois and around the nation were killed in a distracted driving crash.

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Peoria Public School district discusses budget issues Video included

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District 150's school board holds its committee meeting tonight to discuss budget cuts. 

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Woman arrested after allegedly attempting to smother her infant Video included

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 A 21-year-old Peoria woman is in custody after allegedly attempting to smother her 11-month-old. 

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Public schools fight lack of budget Video included

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Public school officials across Illinois are continuing to put the pressure on state lawmakers. 

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Students learn about clean water Video included

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This past weekend marked Earth Day, but students from schools all around the area got to extend it by an extra day. 

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