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Retirees Fight Proposed Development


Residents of a northwest Peoria retirement community are rallying to keep a large apartment complex from moving into their backyards...MORE

No Evidence On Who Shot Down Malaysia Flight 17


(AP) - Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile (more)

Blood Donations Down This Summer


The American Red Cross says it desperately needs people to give blood...MORE

Conflicting Rulings On Healthcare Law


(AP) Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing...MORE

Repairs Coming To Roads And Bridges


(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois...MORE

More Airlines Canceling Flights To Israel


(AP) The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from...MORE

Victim's Family Relieved By Leuthold Verdict


It was a bittersweet victory for the parents of Denise Leuthold as their daughter's killer was found guilty of first degree murder...MORE

D150 Revising Sex Education Policy


Peoria School District 150 is working on updating its sex education curriculum. Number one, because state law says it has to...MORE

Driver Charged In I-55 Crash


(VIDEO) - (AP) - Illinois State Police say five people were killed and five others injured in a pair of accidents...MORE

Leuthold Found Guilty Of Murder


The man accused of murdering his wife in their North Peoria home has been found guilty...MORE

D150 Supt. Gets 2% Raise


The District 150 school board gives Superintendent Grenita Lathan a two-percent raise, retroactive to July first. It was not a unanimous...MORE

Rauner Not Giving Up On Term Limits


(AP) Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's continuing his efforts to impose term limits on Illinois legislators...MORE

Medical Pot OK For Kids With Epilepsy


(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will allow minors with epilepsy to use medical marijuana...

Santana Coming To Peoria Oct. 7


Santana is bringing "The Corazon Tour" to the Peoria Civic Center Arena Tuesday, October 7. Santana's most recent album...MORE

It's In The Jury's Hands Now


The jury in the Nathan Leuthold murder trial began its deliberations around 4:15 Monday afternoon after a long afternoon of closing remarks from...MORE

State: Leuthold Executed His Wife


In closing arguments of the Nathan Leuthold murder trial Monday afternoon Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady says Leuthold waited for the perfect time, then...MORE

Leuthold Will Not Testify In His Defense


(Update) Nathan Leuthold, accused of murdering his wife Denise on Valentine's Day 2013, has decided against testifying in his own defense...MORE

Woman Killed In Peoria County Crash


One woman is dead after a one-car crash in Peoria County. Authorities say a woman was found dead and partially ejected...MORE

Supt. Pay Raise On D150 Agenda


A two-percent raise for District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan will be discussed by the school board...MORE

Economy Remains Focus Of Governor's Race


(AP) When it comes to the jobs question in Illinois' gubernatorial race, Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner wield economic numbers like...MORE

"Maverick" Dies At His California Home


(AP) Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died in...MORE

Governor Says He Believes In Redemption


(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about criminal histories...MORE

RJ Reynolds Ordered To Pay $23.6B In Damages


(AP) A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida...MORE

Crash Site Monitors Hampered By Rebels


(AP) - International monitors say they're being hampered by heavily armed rebels at the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation...MORE

Housing Authority Delays Greeley Project


The Peoria Housing Authority isn't quite ready to move ahead with plans for the Greeley Scholar House...MORE

Raber's Packing Company Recalling Beef Jerky


Raber's Packing Company of Peoria is recalling 21 pounds of its beef jerky because the product was uninspected. The product subject to the recall was sold in 25 oz. bags labeled "Grand Champion Raber's Original Beef Jerky." (more)

Bikers Riding For A Cause


About 2,000 bikers are expected at this year's "Bikers for Ta-Tas" Ride Saturday. The annual fundraiser is an awareness event for breast cancer...MORE

Leuthold's Web Searches Included Murder


There's no smoking gun, but prosecutors are pointing to a series of Internet searches performed on Nathan Leuthold's computer as being the next best thing...MORE

Quinn Signing "Ban The Box" Legislation


(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn will sign legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about criminal...MORE

Leuthold, Aina Discussed Murder Case


Transcripts of phone calls between Nathan Leuthold and Aina Dobilaite were read aloud for the jury on Friday...MORE

CityLink Making Changes In Pekin


If you take a Pekin CityLink bus, you'll see some changes come Monday. The bus routes are changing because ridership has more than doubled in Pekin...MORE

Hours Of Police Interviews Angered Leuthold


Day 5 of the Nathan Leuthold murder trial begins with more video of his initial interview with police after his wife Denise Leuthold was found dead in their Mossville Road home on Valentine's Day 2013. In the video, Leuthold talks about stress in his

Peoria Shooting Suspect Arrested


Peoria Police have arrested a man wanted for Wednesday nights's shooting at Griswold Liquors. Police believe Javon Walker, 21, shot at man at Griswold Liquors...MORE

Putin Calls For Peace


(AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says all parties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine...MORE

IL Supreme Court Won't Hear Term Limits Appeal


(AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court won't review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November's ballot...MORE

Missile Downed Airliner; Unclear Who Launched Strike


(AP) - Ukraine is accusing pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet Thursday. The rebels are denying it. Ukraine's security services say two intercepted telephone conversations show the rebels were responsible, (more)

Leuthold Frustrated During Police Interview


The jury in the Nathan Leuthold murder trial heard from the defendant himself, in a way, in the fourth day of testimony...MORE

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza


(AP) The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza. The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas attacks, it has...MORE

State Unemployment Rate Dips Again


(AP) The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment dropped in June to 7.1 percent...MORE

Pastors Take The Stand In Leuthold Trial


As a fourth day of the Nathan Leuthold murder trial got underway Thursday morning, David Sexton, Leuthold's pastor from LaMarsh Baptist Church, was first to take the witness stand...MORE

Renewed Effort Seeks More Minority Businesses


There's a renewed effort to increase the number of construction companies owned by minorities, women and disadvantaged business owners. A new Contractors Development Initiative...MORE

Traffic And Parking Rules For Music Fest


An estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people will be on hand each day of the Country Life Music Festival...MORE

Report: Malaysian Jet Shot Down


 (AP) - An Associated Press journalist has counted at least 22 bodies at the plane wreckage site in eastern...MORE

West Nile Virus Found In Peoria County


A bird has tested positive for West Nile virus in Peoria County. The Peoria City/County Health Department says now that a bird carrying the ...MORE

Hockey Fans Saying Goodbye To Bruce Saurs


Peoria hockey fans begin to say their final goodbyes to Bruce Saurs. The co-owner of the Peoria Rivermen died last Thursday...MORE

Gaza Cease-Fire Over, Fighting Resumes


(AP) - A five-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has ended. And the Israeli military says a rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel just as the cease-fire...MORE

Illinois Running Out Of Room For Trash


 (AP) - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says the state's municipal landfills have a combined life expectancy of 21...MORE

Leuthold's Alleged Mistress Testifies


The relationship between Nathan Leuthold and a Lithuanian student he supported was a central part of day three of the trial in which the north Peoria man is accused of murdering his wife...MORE

Woodford County Health Dept. Warns of West Nile


A hawk in Woodford County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the Woodford County Health Department, they are asking the public to continue to inform them of any dead birds that do not show obvious causes of death or decomposition. (more)

Missing Emails Part Of IRS Probe


(AP) - A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service is expanding to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official...MORE

Investigation Into Quinn Program Stalls


(AP) Illinois lawmakers have not decided how to move forward with their investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-violence program...MORE

Inmate Says Wife's Murder Was "A Present"


Nathan Leuthold apparently told a fellow inmate at the Peoria County Jail he killed his wife...MORE

Traffic Jams Expected At Country Shows


If you'll be picking up someone from the country shows at Ravina On The Lakes this weekend, be prepared to deal with lots of traffic when the last show of the night...MORE

BMW Announces Recall


(AP) - BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem...MORE

Medical Marijuana Program One Step Closer


(AP) - The Skokie Democrat who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana legislation is praising state officials and Gov. Pat Quinn for moving deliberately on regulations...MORE

Juror Dismissed From Leuthold Trial


Testimony is underway in day three of the Nathan Leuthold trial in Peoria County Court. Leuthold is accused...MORE

Legislators Look At Changing Prison System


(AP) - A legislative committee is gathering information on ways to address Illinois' prison population. The Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee heard more than three hours of testimony...MORE

Police: Leuthold Never Seemed Concerned


Nathan Leuthold never showed any emotion, even when graphic images of his slain wife were displayed in the courtroom, as the first full day of testimony in his murder trial came and went...MORE

Gov. Candidates Bank Campaign Funding


(AP) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has banked about $12 million for his November re-election bid. The Chicago Democrat released his second-quarter campaign finance report. It shows Quinn raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June. (more)

Popular Business Returns To Peoria, Adds Jobs


Running Central opened its new location at 311 Water Street in Peoria's Warehouse District Tuesday morning...MORE

Pekin Ordinance Targets Rental Properties


The goal of a new Pekin ordinance is simply to reduce crime. The Crime Free Housing Ordinance focuses on rental properties. One benefit of the ordinance will be better communication...MORE

Washington Appoints New Fire Board Member


Washington's City Council has appointed a  new representative to the city's fire board. William Gallaway was nominated by Mayor Gary Manier...MORE

Jobs Cut At Scott AFB


(AP) - Nearly 300 jobs are to be cut at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois. The...MORE

Home Sales Rebound In 2nd Qtr


The Peoria Housing Market shakes off slow start to 2014. The Peoria Area Association of Realtors reports...MORE

Affair Set Stage For Murder, Prosecutors Say


The high-profile trial of Nathan Leuthold, accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day 2013, is underway...MORE

Gaza Air Strikes Resume Despite Cease-Fire


(AP) - The Israeli military says it has resumed airstrikes on Gaza after Hamas militants violated a de-escalation brokered by Egypt...MORE

Good News On U.S. Employment


(AP) - Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has some good news for Congress this week about the health of the labor market...MORE

Temporary Cease-fire Between Israel and Hamas


(AP) - Both Israel and Hamas say they are seriously considering a cease-fire proposal presented by Egypt. Egypt's three-step plan would have the cease-fire to go into effect within 12 hours of "unconditional acceptance" by the two sides. (more)

Ex-Husband Of Murdered Woman Kills Himself


Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll confirms the body of Daniel Wilson, 51, was found Monday morning in a car at a marina...MORE

UPDATE: Charges Filed In Fatal Crash


East Peoria police say Jacob Lehmkuhl, 22, was taken into custody not long after the crash, which happened near the intersection of Meadows Ave. and Pleasant Hill Road around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Lehmkuhl so far has only been cited for DUI...MORE

D150 Board Pres. Reacts To Applicant List


District 150's school board president says she is pleasantly surprised at the list of eight applicants...MORE

Sophanavong Wants To Retract Plea


A Peoria man sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife says he wants to retract his guilty plea. 45-year old old Phouvone Sophanavong says he got the wrong advice from lawyers...MORE

Accused Murderer's Trial Begins


Jury selection for Nathan Leuthold’s trial is set to begin Monday at the Peoria County Courthouse..MORE

Obama Transportation Stalemate


(AP) - President Barack Obama will press Congress this week to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states...MORE

Quinn Pushing For Gun Safety Act


(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition...MORE

Peoria Goes Dark


Ameren Illinois crews turned off the lights for much of the area just after 4:30 a.m. Sunday...MORE

D150 Adds Another IB School


It will now be called Sterling International Baccalaureate Middle School. Sterling is only Illinois...MORE

Israel Defends Mosque Attack; Gaza Death Toll 135


(AP) - Israel is defending its airstrike against a Gaza mosque, saying Hamas was hiding rockets there, right next to another religious site and civilian homes. Releasing an aerial photo of the mosque, the Israeli military said Gaza militant groups (more)

Ameren's 'Code Of Silence' Inconsistent


 Ameren Illinois says it was following corporate protocol when it asked that news of a planned power outage for some of downtown Peoria not be released to the general public, but that protocol isn't holding up in other cases...MORE

Leave The Fishing Pole At Home


This weekend's Flying Fish Bowfishing Tournament in East Peoria will require a bit more skill than just holding a pole. Teams from across the Midwest will use arrows and nets...MORE

Petelle Applies For D150 Seat


Laura Petelle wants back on the Peoria District 150 school board. Petelle is one of eight people to apply...MORE

Dist. 51 Supt. Going To Dist. 50


The superintendent of one Washington school district is moving across town. Chad Allaman...MORE

Peoria's Shaun Livingston Signs with Golden State


The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Shaun Livingston to the contract agreed to last week. The Warriors...MORE

Earthquake Strikes Japan


(AP) - A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami...MORE

Back To Cleveland


(AP) - LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated...MORE

Ameren Keeping Peoria In The Dark


Ameren Illinois is shutting off the power for downtown Peoria this weekend, an action the utility is apparently trying to keep under wraps...MORE

D150 Deadline Approaches


The Peoria District 150 school board is accepting letters of interest from potential school board...MORE

Senator Sounds Off On Immigration Overload


(AP) - Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico. According to Kirk, 429 unaccompanied minors are now living...MORE

Scammer: Pay Up Or Go To Jail


Law enforcement says a scammer is trying to get you to pay to stay out from behind bars. At least one person in the Peoria area has been targeted by the scam. Officials say the caller claimed to be with the Illinois State Police, (more)

Obama: US Willing to Negotiate Israel Cease-Fire


(AP) - President Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, (more)

Taxes, Probe Highlight Campaign Visits


Politicians visited Peoria Thursday to talk about two different topics. Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Paul Vallas wants Republican candidate for Governor...MORE

Peoria Remembers Bruce Saurs


Peoria's "Mr. Hockey" has died. Bruce Saurs, who celebrated his 88th birthday Wednesday...MORE

The Heart Of Illinois Fair Is Back


The Heart of Illinois Fair is offering special online ticket packages for the first time to honor its 65th year. Advance sale ticket deals...MORE

Texas Gunman Charged With Capital Murder


(AP) - Authorities say a gunman who killed four children and two adults in suburban Houston has been charged in their deaths. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman says 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell persuaded...MORE

Unemployment Apps Down, Job Market Improving


(AP) - Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years...MORE

State Making Timely Payments To Schools


(AP)-- Illinois has broken its streak of late grant payments to schools for the first time since 2007. State Superintendent Christopher Koch praised the news in a letter to school officials...MORE

Montessori Makes Offer On Old School


The City of Peoria and District 150 Schools may have a buyer for the Old Washington school building on Moss Avenue. The Montessori Children's House...MORE

Several Children Killed In Texas Shooting


(VIDEO) - (AP) - Six people are dead, including four children, after someone opened fire at a home in a normally quiet neighborhood in the northern Houston, Texas suburb of Spring...MORE

Fire Board Member Quits - No Quorum Left


The Washington Fire Board now does not have enough members to hold any vote concerning Fire Chief Mike Vaughn's contract...MORE

Two Stars Staying With Blackhawks


(AP) The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain Jonathan Toews and star forward Patrick Kane...MORE

Retirees Fight Proposed Development


Residents of a northwest Peoria retirement community are rallying to keep a large apartment complex from moving into their backyards...MORE
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(AP) - Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of dire

The American Red Cross says it desperately needs people to give blood...MOR

(AP) Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any i

(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital constr

(AP) The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that

It was a bittersweet victory for the parents of Denise Leuthold as their da

Peoria School District 150 is working on updating its sex education curricu

(VIDEO) - (AP) - Illinois State Police say five people were killed and five

The man accused of murdering his wife in their North Peoria home has been f

The District 150 school board gives Superintendent Grenita Lathan a two-per

(AP) Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's continuing hi

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will allow minor

Santana is bringing "The Corazon Tour" to the Peoria Civic Center Arena Tue

The jury in the Nathan Leuthold murder trial began its deliberations around

In closing arguments of the Nathan Leuthold murder trial Monday afternoon P

(Update) Nathan Leuthold, accused of murdering his wife Denise on Valentine

One woman is dead after a one-car crash in Peoria County. Authorities say a

A two-percent raise for District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan will be
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