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The Latest: Budget deal 'Not looking good,' Trump tweets

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President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms. More>>

Singer Tom Petty's cause of death revealed: accidental drug overdose

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Singer Tom Petty's wife and daughter released the results of an autopsy today in a post on his official Facebook page. 

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Grief and loss impact how children behave Video included

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Many of us experience grief or loss in our lives but it can be easy to forget that this can affect children too. Professionals from all walks of life attended a presentation Friday concerning grief and loss and how it affects children's behavior. Over 60 people were at the presentation and it was a free event. Those who sponsored this said they were trying to meet a community need. Many professionals who work with children saw a lot of trauma and grief and wanted to learn mor... More>>

What will be impacted in Central Illinois if the federal government shuts down?

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The deadline for the federal government to pass a budget is running out fast. Here's how a government shutdown could impact us here in Central Illinois.

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Salmonella outbreak blamed on Jimmy John's sprouts

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Two people who dined at Jimmy John's last month may be victims of a salmonella outbreak linked to sprouts at Jimmy John's.  

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Prosecutors seek death penalty for Champaign man accused of kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar

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Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old Champaign man accused of the kidnapping and death of a Chinese scholar last summer. 

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More vehicles added to Takata airbag recall list

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U.S. regulators have added more models from 14 different automakers to a still-growing list of recalled vehicles with Takata airbags.  

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ISP seeking hit-and-run driver in fatal crash

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The Illinois State Police are asking for help locating the driver at fault in a hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a 93-year-old World War II veteran in Southern Illinois.

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Bloomington police arrest man who allegedly shot at crowd

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A 33-year-old Bloomington man was arrested Friday in connection with a December shots fired incident. 

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Illinois unemployment rate drops slightly

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Unemployment rates in Illinois dropped by a tenth of a percentage point in December. 

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Facebook is changing the News Feed. Here's how to stay connected with your local news

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Facebook is making some big changes to the News Feed to help build stronger social relationships among real people.  

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A great weekend to bird watch Video included

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With temperatures leaving below freezing, you may want to head outside and soak up the sun. One relaxing activity you can try is bird watching.  

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Water crews strike gas line in Pekin neighborhood

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Pekin emergency responders are on scene of a gas line leak. Illinois American Water said a crew hit a poorly marked line on Friday morning. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Girlfriend of Peoria's latest shooting victim shares her side of the story Video included

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Thursday night, at the second "Stand Up for Peace' event in one week, the life of 19-year-old Jamon Lewis was remembered. 

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Bill would protect Good Samaritans who damage vehicles to save pets

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An Illinois state representative wants to provide criminal immunity to people who damage a vehicle to save pets from extreme weather. 

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Ameren Illinois shares cost-saving tips

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Earlier this week, we talked power with you - specifically, your power bill and how these frigid cold temps may see a bigger hole in your wallet. Ameren Illinois stopped by our station today to talk some simple, cost-saving tips, such as keeping curtains or blinds open on sunny days to let the sun help warm, and to have your ceiling fans blowing counter-clockwise to push heat down. They also suggest to invest in LED bulbs and programmable thermostats. But if you're still struggling...

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Bicentennial Series Home and History: Celebrating 200 Years Video included

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With a history rooted in penicillin, one facility in Peoria is still pursing major public health advances.

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House approves short-term spending bill

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The measure would keep the government running through Feb. 16. 

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Peoria inspectors targeting unsafe highrises Video included

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Peoria code enforcement officials say the warehouse fire out west last year and a fatal high rise fire out east has made them more vigilant about public safety inside those buildings.  Peoria Assistant Community Development Director Joe Dulin says they're working closer now with fire inspectors to identify problems before they become fatal.    He says it's important to scrutinize older buildings like the one on Peoria Avenue and Pennsylvania Terrace to make sure they ar... More>>

The Salvation Army low on donations and needs your help Video included

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Donations are down for The Salvation Army of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties. With only two weeks left in their Tree of Lights Campaign they need this money to provide basic needs for their homeless and veteran populations, including children.  So far The Salvation Army has raised around $1,400,000 but they need to raise another $225,000.  Donations help with things like food, utilities, rent and community youth centers. Major Jesse Collins said a lot of... More>>

Accident blocks morning traffic on Creve Coeur hill

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A seven-car pileup blocked all lanes of Illinois Route 29 at the Creve Coeur hill early Thursday morning. 

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Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges Video included

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A man once suspected of homicide is no longer facing charges.

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Chicago, 19 other cities make finalists list for Amazon HQ2

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The list of contenders in the contest for Amazon's HQ2 just got a lot shorter. 

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  • Firefighter injures back during late night fire

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:32 AM EST2018-01-18 13:32:45 GMT
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        A firefighter is injured after battling a house fire in Peoria.  

        A firefighter is injured after battling a house fire in Peoria.  

  • Beaman gets backing of former Governor and author

    Beaman gets backing of former Governor and author

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:29 AM EST2018-01-18 13:29:11 GMT
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       If Alan Beaman decides to sue three former Normal police officers, and the town for a wrongful murder conviction, he will have the backing of former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, and a best-selling author Scott Turow.  

       If Alan Beaman decides to sue three former Normal police officers, and the town for a wrongful murder conviction, he will have the backing of former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, and a best-selling author Scott Turow.  

  • New coalition forms to combat Opioid crisis

    New coalition forms to combat Opioid crisis

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-01-18 05:42:27 GMT
    Canton coalition forms to prevent Opioid overdose deathsCanton coalition forms to prevent Opioid overdose deaths

    In a meeting of the minds Wednesday night, Canton citizens agreed they needed to step in to prevent more deaths by drug overdose. 

    In a meeting of the minds Wednesday night, Canton citizens agreed they needed to step in to prevent more deaths by drug overdose. 

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