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Netanyahu Offers "Nothing New" In Iran talks


 (AP) - President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. Obama says he read a transcript of Netanyahu'

Passengers Reach Settlements In Asiana Crash


(AP) - More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline. Lawyers for the passengers and Asiana say in a court filing Tuesday. (more)

BU Claims Women's B-Ball Player Was Bitten


Bradley University is requesting the Missouri Valley Conference review an alleged biting incident during a women's basketball game last Friday...MORE

Congress Approves DHS Funding Bill


(AP) - Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year...MORE

Report: Pattern Of Bias In Ferguson


(AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department...MORE

Ex-CIA Director To Plead Guilty


(AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials...MORE

Schock Writes Check For Bears Trip


A Peoria congressman sends another check to the federal government. An Aaron Schock spokesperson says Schock has paid back 12-hundred dollars he spent on a trip to a Chicago Bears game last November...MORE

Washington Administrator Takes New Job


City of Washington Administrator Tim Gleason is moving to Decatur, Illinois. Gleason has accepted the job as Decatur's City Manager...MORE

GOP: House To Vote On Clean DHS Bill


(AP) - Republicans say the House will vote as early as Tuesday on a bill to fully fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without immigration restrictions...MORE

U.S. Working On Nuclear Deal With Iran


(AP) - Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iran's foreign minister in Switzerland...MORE

Anti-Iran Message Expected From Netanyahu


(AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the dangers of a nuclear deal that President Barack Obama and U.S. allies might sign with...MORE

Illinois Prepares For Statewide Tornado Drill


As part of the Statewide Tornado Drill, the National Weather Service will be issuing an actual Tornado Warning Tuesday morning for every county in the state of Illinois at 10:00. The wording will specifically mention that this test...MORE

Winter Weather Advisory For Central Illinois


(NWS-Lincoln) - A wintry system is tracking towards the Great Lakes and Central Illinois, that will cause a bit of freezing rain and drizzle into Tuesday morning. Freezing rain mixed with sleet, will continue to work it's (more)

Former Illinois Governor's Pension May Be Reduced


 (AP) - Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just under $11,400 a month, though it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed are enacted. The former governor receives a check for $11,396 a month, or about $137,000 a year. (more)

LAPD Chief Says Man Went For Officer's Gun


(AP) The Los Angeles police chief says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle...MORE

Winds Of Change Continue On The Hilltop


Bradley University Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, David Glassman, has been named the new president...MORE

Another Bomb Threat At Pekin High School


Pekin High School was placed on lockdown for a few hours Monday after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall...MORE

Big Al's Owner Dies


"Big Al" has died. Alfonse "Al" Zuccarini, owner of the "world famous" Big Al's strip club in downtown Peoria, has died...

Hanna City Man Brain Dead After Crash


A two-vehicle accident in Limestone Township has left a Hanna City man brain dead and on life-support. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says Christopher Wagnaar...MORE

L.A. Police Shooting Caught On Video


(AP) - Los Angeles police say three officers fired on and killed a man on the city's Skid Row because of a struggle over one of the officers' guns. Police say graphic video of the incident that was shot by a bystander...MORE

Lawmakers Step Up Fight Against Drug Abuse


(AP) - Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang and Republican Rep. John Anthony say their bill follows a panel of lawmakers' meetings...MORE

Homeland Security Funding Deal Elusive


(AP) - With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department possible at week's end, Speaker John Boehner says the House wants to enter talks with the Senate on a final bill funding the agency. But Senate Democrats...MORE

Rauner Seeks Amtrak Funding Cuts


(AP) Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has been climbing...MORE

Kerry To Defend Israel Before U.N. Panel


(AP) -Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva where he is to deliver a vigorous defense of Israel before a U.N. body that Washington deems biased against the Jewish state. Even as the U.S.-Israel rift over a possible Iran nuclear...MORE

Chicago's First Black Baseball Player Dies


(AP) Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday...MORE

Peoria Plans ShotSpotter Expansion


(PJStar / AP) Peoria police have plans to expand use of a gunshot detection system. The Peoria Police Department has been using ShotSpotter technology in a 3-square-mile area of South Peoria since November 2013...MORE

Marches In Moscow For Slain Opposition Leader


(AP) Thousands are expected to march through central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition...MORE

Astronauts Prepare Station For New Spacecraft


(Fox News) Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the third time in just over a week Sunday to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station...MORE

Winter Weather Continues In Central Illinois


(NSW Lincoln) A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6:00pm tonight. Snow will continue across the area into early this afternoon. Total snowfall is expected to be between four and six inches, with up to eight inches possible...MORE

Bradley Loses To Indiana State


 (Bradley Sports) - Khristian Smith scored a game-high 16 points, including a 3-pointer with 5:18 left to put Indiana State in front for good, leading the visiting Sycamores to a 60-52 Missouri Valley Conference win at Bradley Saturday afternoon (more)

Vehicle Crashes Into South Peoria Business


An alleged hit and run accident damages a Peoria business. A vehicle described as a Ford Explorer crashed into the front window at Western Meats...MORE

Stolen NASCAR Race Car Recovered


(AP) - Police say they have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR's Team XTREME...MORE

Obama Signs 1-Week DHS Funding Bill


(AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open...MORE

Hit And Run In Peoria


Police are looking for the driver involved in a reported hit and run on the south side of Peoria. A man was apparently struck by a vehicle while crossing by the Auto Zone on Western Avenue around 6:15 p.m. Friday. Police say the driver drove off (more)

Schock Cuts The Government A Check


(AP) The Associated Press has learned that Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations to...MORE

School District Seeking Board Applicants


The Dunlap School District is accepting applications to fill the school board vacancy resulting from the resignation of...MORE

House OKs Bill To Fund Homeland Security


(AP) - The House has approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week, with just two hours before a midnight deadline. The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The vote late Friday was 357-60 as Democrats (more)

Winter Weather Advisory Issued


March will be coming like a white lion. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory...MORE

Senate Approves 1-week Funding Bill For Homeland Security


 (AP) - The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown. By voice vote late Friday, the Senate backed the (more)

Classic Movies Coming To Giant Screen Theater


The Peoria Riverfront Museum's Giant Screen Theater is gearing up to host "Silver Screen Saturdays." A series of eight digital, high-definition classic films...MORE

Actor Who Lived Long, And Prospered, Has Died


(AP) Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical...MORE

Police: 8 Dead In Missouri Shooting


(AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says seven people have been killed in overnight shootings in southeastern Missouri and that the gunman is also dead. Sergeant Jeff Kinder says the 36-year-old suspect was found...MORE

City Providing Shelter From The Cold


The City of Peoria has plenty of places to warm up. With temperatures expected to drop, and a significant amount of snowfall forecast...MORE
 

Accused Dog Killer Pleads Not Guilty


A Pekin woman pleads not guilty to killing two dogs. 43-year-old Regina Robards was arraigned Thursday on four felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals...MORE

Illinois Prepares For Statewide Drill


It's time to prepare. It may be hard to think of severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornados' with wind chills and snow on the ground. But, it is the time of year the The National Weather Service conducts...MORE

Militant Group Claims It Killed U.S. Blogger


(AP) - A previously unknown militant group is claiming responsibility for a cleaver attack in Bangladesh last night that killed a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger and wounded his wife. Avijit Roy and his wife were returning...MORE

'Jihadi John' Identified


(AP) -The knife-wielding British-accented terrorist seen in numerous beheading videos from the Islamic State group has now been identified. A Western official says the militant known by the world as...MORE

House GOP Weighs Homeland Security Plan


(AP) - They had vowed to repeal President  Obama's immigration policies. But it appears that House Republicans may leave those policies in place, for now, and approve short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security (more)

Bartonville PD Getting Ahead Of Potential Problem


The Bartonville Police Department is following the lead of other area police departments in offering residents a safe place to do Craigslist or other online...MORE

Osama Bin Laden "Confidant" Convicted


(AP) A man described as one of al-Qaida's early leaders has been convicted of conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in...MORE

Lawmaker Questions Governor's Budget Plans


State Senator Dave Koehler says he has concerns about how state pensions play into Governor Bruce Rauner's budget. The governor says the plan would save Illinois more than $2 billion by moving state pensions...MORE

Shooting Victim Drives To Peoria Hospital


A shooting victim showed up at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Thursday morning. In fact, the person was able to drive to the hospital, crashing into the...MORE

FCC Votes In Favor Of "Net Neutrality"


(AP) The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and...MORE

Loretta Lynch Gains Senate Panel OK


(AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate...MORE

Muslim Group: 'Jihadi John' Resembles UK Man


(AP) - A London-based Muslim lobbying group says there are "striking similarities" between the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" and a London man named Mohammed Emwazi...MORE

Homeland Security Bill Moves In Senate


(AP) - The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily reject the Senate plan...MORE

House Speaker Pushing For 'Millionaire's Tax'


(AP) - Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools. Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan's proposal would amend the state constitution to add a 3 percent surcharge...MORE

Illinois Will Cooperate With Marijuana Litigation


(AP) - A spokeswoman for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says his administration will participate fully in any judicial review of the medical marijuana license selection process. The comment came Wednesday in response to a lawsuit...MORE

Pot Legal In D.C., Despite Congressional Threats


(AP) - The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats...MORE

Peoria Area Receives A Few Inches Of Snow


The National Weather Service in Lincoln says as of 7:30am, snowfall totals reported in Peoria and Tazewell Counties was between 2 and 2.7 inches, and Knox (more)

Bradley Takes Missouri State To Triple Overtime


 (Bradley Sports) - Bradley freshman Josh Cunningham turned in 15 points and 21 rebounds, but it was not enough to prevent host Missouri State 11-18, 5-12 MVC) from pulling out an 80-77 Missouri Valley Conference win in triple overtime Wednesday night. (more)

Four Points CEO Facing More Legal Troubles


 (WEEK/News25) - There's more legal troubles for the former owner of Peoria's largest downtown hotel, Four Points By Sheraton. The Orlando Sentinel reports that a Florida contractor filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the businessman Nikesh (more)

Turning A Problem Into Dinner


A group of business and government leaders in the Peoria area say one solution to the problem of an invasive species of fish plaguing the Illinois River may involve the dinner plate...MORE

Hult Center Names New Executive Director


The Hult Center for Healthy Living has named Andrea Parker its Executive Director, beginning next Monday. Parker has over 30 years experience...MORE

Senate Approves Homeland Security Funding


(AP) - The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown...MORE

Third Ethics Complaint Filed Against Schock


(AP) - A watchdog group says congressional investigators should review whether Congressman Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules...MORE

A Fresh Start For East Peoria


(VIDEO) - Construction is officially underway for a new East Peoria City Hall building in the Levee District. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday...MORE

3 Arrested In NY, Florida In Islamic State Plot


(AP) - Federal officials say three men have been taken into custody in the United States on charges they plotted to travel overseas to join the Islamic State. They say one man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International...MORE

Dems Agree To GOP Plan For Homeland Security


(AP) - Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions...MORE

Boehner Waiting On Senate To Act On DHS


(AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Boehner declined to offer his opinion...MORE

Schock Hires New Legal/PR Team


(AP)- Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has hired lawyers and public relations experts amid questions about his travel and entertainment expenses. An Associated Press review found the Republic spent...MORE

Will Food Trucks Play In Peoria?


The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to direct city staff to craft an ordinance that would allow the mobile food vendors in Peoria...MORE

Iran Stages Military Drills Aimed At U.S.


(AP) - Iran's Revolutionary Guard has begun large-scale naval and air defense drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. State TV showed the Guard's speedboats swarming a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier...MORE

Washington Holds Republican Primary


The City of Washington held its Republican Primary on Tuesday. None of the Primary winners will face a challenger in the April 7th election. In Ward One, Alderman Bob Brucks...MORE

Faulty Sensor Blamed For Peoria Courthouse Leak


(AP) - A Peoria County official is blaming a faulty sensor for water damage that ruined three courtrooms at the local courthouse earlier this month. Assistant County Administrator Scott Sorrell said the sensor's failure...MORE

Man Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial


 (AP) - A former Marine has been convicted in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend at a shooting range. Jurors returned the verdict Tuesday against Eddie Ray Routh, whose attorneys had mounted an insanity (more)

Police Arrest Truck Driver In California Train Crash


(AP) - The driver of a truck that was abandoned on railroad tracks in California, causing a train crash, has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon (more)

President Vetoes Pipeline Bill


(AP) -  The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received...MORE

Moody's: IL Budget Will Be "Hard To Implement"


(AP) - A top credit rating agency has called GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's $32 billion budget proposal "hard to implement" because of likely...MORE

Record Highs On Wall Street


(AP) - The U.S. stock market is back at a record high as traders are encouraged by the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate earnings...MORE

New Comptroller Sounds Off On IL Budget


It's hard to pay the bills when you don't have the money. And, Illinois has about $8 billion in bills to pay. But, the state's new Comptroller Leslie Munger says Governor Bruce Rauner has laid out...MORE

Man Accused Of Hitting Pregnant Woman


Police say officers were called out to a home in the 1100 block of Mechanic Street on Sunday on a report of a domestic disturbance...MORE

No Civil Rights Charges Against Zimmerman


(AP) - The Justice Department announced its decision Tuesday, saying that there was not enough evidence to bring federal civil rights charges against the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin...MORE

Metrolink Train Strikes Truck In Southern CA


(AP) - Three cars of a Southern California Metrolink commuter train have derailed and tumbled onto their sides after a collision with a truck on tracks in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles...MORE

Man Arrested For Burglaries In Pekin


Police have arrested a man they say is linked to several home burglaries in Pekin. Officers were called to the 1800 block of North Shore Drive on Friday morning for a residential burglary...MORE

Alaska Legalizes Recreational Pot


(AP) - Alaska has become the third state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A ballot measure approved by Alaska votes in November kicks in...MORE

Early Exposure Helps Prevent Peanut Allergies


(AP)-  For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests...MORE

U.S. Marine Sentenced 2 Years In Prison


(AP) - A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq has been sentenced to two years in prison for leaving his post and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. As part of the sentence handed down Monday, Cpl. Wassef Hassoun (more)

Clock Ticking On America's National Security


 (AP) - The nation's governors are being told that their states will feel the impact, if the Homeland Security Department is forced to shut down because of a lack of funding at week's end. As the governors visited the White House today during (more)

Schock Spending Called Into Question


(AP) - Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private planes to fly around the country on aircraft owned by...MORE

Police Offer Safe Haven For Craigslist Sales


Peoria Police are helping to make Craigslist transactions safe. Police say the department's visitors parking lot on the Walnut Street side of its headquarters...MORE

New Peoria County Recorder Sworn In


Jason Hauer is now Peoria County Recorder of Deeds. Hauer was sworn in Monday morning...MORE

Warehouse District Placed On National List


A portion of Peoria gets national recognition. The Warehouse District is one of 23 Illinois sites added to the National Register of Historic Places...MORE

CAT Expansion Plans Are Very 'Green'


Caterpillar's expansion plans for its Global Headquarters in Peoria will be green in more ways than one. Building plans for the new CAT campus will find new uses for existing structures...MORE

Phased U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal Taking Shape


(AP) - Officials say the U.S. and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that could allow Iran to progressively ramp up its nuclear program over the last few years of its duration. Western officials cite long-awaited progress...MORE

IL Squeezes Savings From Obamacare Law


(AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget reveals a cautious co-existence with President Barack Obama's health care law - even as other Republican governors lash out against the law they deride as "Obamacare." Rauner's proposed budget...MORE

IL Lawmakers Want To Tweak Gun Laws


 (AP) - Illinois lawmakers have proposed dozens of bills to tweak the state's gun laws. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports that the proposals include allowing hunters to use silencers...MORE

Pentagon Chief Calls For Counter-IS Meeting


(AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening an unusual conference in Kuwait of top American military, diplomatic and intelligence experts on the administration's strategy for countering...MORE

Netanyahu Offers "Nothing New" In Iran talks


 (AP) - President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. Obama says he read a transcript of Netanyahu'
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Oil For Defense: The Story of "The Big Inch"


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