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

Dist. 51 Supt. Going To Dist. 50

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

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

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

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

Another Reason To Hate Mosquitoes

Chikungunya is a virus carried by the pesky bugs that's made its way from the Caribbean into the U.S., and into Illinois. Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health say they've seen...MORE

President Has No Plans To Visit Texas Border

 (AP)-- The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability for President Obama, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question...MORE

National Guard Airmen Return To Peoria

(AP) - About 40 members of the Illinois Air National Guard have returned home after serving in southwestern Asia. The 182nd Airlift Wing...MORE

District 150's Hiring Drivers

Can you drive a bus? Peoria District 150 is looking to fill 40 bus driver positions for the coming school year. The school district held a job fair Tuesday...MORE

New PR Job 'Unrelated' To Twitter Scandal

The City of Peoria is now looking for a communications specialist, a move which one official maintains has nothing to do with what some see as the biggest public relations faux pas the city has seen in years...MORE

Snowden Wants To Stay In Russia

(AP) - A Russian lawyer for former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says his client has applied to extend his stay in Russia...MORE

Sparks Fly At Fire Dept. Board Meeting

A Washington Fire Department Board member has walked out of discussions over whether to renew Fire Chief Mike Vaughn's contract...MORE

Violence Erupts On Gaza Strip

(AP) - Palestinian medical officials now say at least 19 Palestinians, including three children, have been killed in Israeli air and sea attacks today on the Gaza Strip...MORE

Two Deputies Hurt In Pekin Junction Crash

The wreck happened around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 9. Illinois State Police officials say the squad car was stopped at the crossing to redirect traffic when another car rear-ended it...MORE

State Police Could Battle Chicago Violence

(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn says he would be prepared to deploy state police to help address Chicago violence if Mayor Rahm Emanuel requests it...MORE

New Twist To An Old Scam

The Peoria Police Department is warning residents of a advertisement scam on Craigslist and Facebook...MORE

Fourth Applicant For D150 Board Seat

And now there are four. A fourth applicant has stepped forward for the vacant District 150 school board seat. Melvin McCaw joins...MORE

President Plans Border Crisis Meeting

(AP) - President Barack Obama will discuss the crisis at the border with faith leaders and local officials in Texas Wednesday...MORE

Help For Cellphone Bill Savings

Illinois' Citizens Utility Board wants to help whittle down your bills. They are teaming up with Senator Bill Brady for a consumer clinic in Morton...MORE

Section Of University St. Remains Closed

The southbound lanes of Peoria's University Street remain closed at Lake Avenue due to continued repairs...MORE

Housing Authority Seeing Record Number Of Buyers

(AP) - The Illinois Housing Development Authority reports more than 4,500 home-buyers have reserved over $500 million in mortgage financing...MORE

Fire Chief Supporters Appeal To City Council

Supporters of outgoing Washington Fire Department Chief Mike Vaughn packed the council's meeting Monday night to voice outrage over a decision that leaves the decorated firefighter without a job...MORE

Obama Asks For $2 Billion For Migrant Crisis

(AP) - The White House says President Obama has no plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border when he travels to Texas...MORE

One Man Hospitalized, Another Arrested In Shooting

The victim, a man in his late teens or early twenties, was taken to the hospital shortly before sundown Monday after officers found him in the 700 block of Russell Street with a bullet in his hip...MORE

Lickiss Interested In D150 Board Seat

A former Peoria County Board member wants to be on the District 150 school board. Jeff Lickiss is one of the orginal few to express an interest in the District 3 seat before...MORE

Suspect In 2 Killings Appears In Court

(AP) - A man suspected in two Illinois homicides who was arrested after a high-speed chase appeared during a court appearance to be injured. Police say...MORE

Rutherford Fires 3 Administrators

(AP) - The Associated Press has learned Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general...MORE

Washington Residents Rally Around Fire Chief

The Fire Department Board voted last month to not renew Vaughn's contract, a decision that has riled-up many residents and emergency personnel...MORE

Pope Begs For Forgiveness

(AP) Pope Francis is promising to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors...MORE

Area Cities Awarded State Disaster Relief

The City of Washington is getting the bulk of $11.6-million in statewide tornado relief. Governor Pat Quinn, during a stop in Washington Monday, says nearly $7.7-million is going to the city, money the feds declined to award. "There are more opportunities...MORE

Democrats Out-Fundraising Republicans

(AP) Illinois Democrats are outpacing their Republican counterparts in fundraising so far in the 2014 election cycle...MORE

Three Dead In Mexico, Guatemala Quake

(AP) - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast has jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America. Three people are reported dead...MORE

International Flyers: Power Up In The U.S.

(AP) - Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board...MORE

Birth Control Question To Appear On Ballot

(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include...MORE

Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon Dies

(AP) - Illinois' elected officials are mourning the death of former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon. Dixon's son says the 86-year-old Democrat died Sunday...MORE

Merkel: Allegations Of U.S. Spying

(AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that if allegations a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, that would be a "clear contradiction"...MORE

Signs Of Life In Washington's Economy

A key source of revenue for the City of Washington is nearly holding steady despite a devastating tornado that was followed by a brutal winter...MORE

Fire Displaces Apartment Complex Residents

Firefighters were called to the complex in the 2600 block of Hanssler Ct. around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, where a blaze had been sparked in one of the unit's bedrooms...MORE

New Boater Safety Regulations In Illinois

(AP) - Governor Pat Quinn has approved several laws aimed at increasing boater safety on a holiday weekend that many Illinois residents are spending on lakes and rivers. Quinn signed the three measures Saturday. (more)

Fatal Rowhouse Fire In Philadelphia

(AP) - Fire department officials say a fast-moving rowhouse fire in southwest Philadelphia has killed four children, burned through a number of homes...MORE

A Dozen People Injured In Glen Oak Mishap

Thursday night's July 3rd fireworks at Glen Oak Park didn't end the way they were supposed to. A delayed explosion from one of the firework shells...MORE

Central Illinois Celebrates A Red White and BOOM

Fourth of July celebrations across Illinois include parades, ice cream socials, fishing derbies, and yet one of the biggest fireworks display, was right on the Peoria and East Peoria riverfront. Over 200,000 people gathered and celebrated the 4th of July (more)

NATO Expansion On Hold

(AP) - NATO is doing a lot of thinking since the Ukraine crisis erupted, but one reaction is being ruled out. Rapid expansion won't be part...MORE

Ryan Talks About The Death Penalty

(AP) - A former Illinois governor who's also now an ex-convict says he would like to re-engage with the campaign to end the death penalty in the U.S. George Ryan became a champion to those who opposed capital...MORE

Subject Of Manhunt Arrested In Wisconsin

(AP) - Police in southeastern Wisconsin have arrested a man wanted in connection to two homicides in northern Illinois. Beloit police say they arrested Terence Doddy, 36, Friday...MORE

Don Saltsman Dies At 80

Saltsman served in the Illinois House from 1980 to 1996, when he lost to Ricca Slone in the Democratic primary...MORE

Nathan Davis Wins Firecracker 5000

(VIDEO) - The Peoria Jaycees 33rd annual Firecracker 5000 gets the Fourth of July off to a running start with Nathan Davis leading the way. "It's always fun...MORE

Troopers Beefing Up Holiday Enforcement

The 4th of July holiday is a great time to get together with friends and family. But, if you're gonna party over the holiday weekend, just don't get behind...MORE

Governor Signs Military Support Expansion

(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an expansion of a program that assists military families in Illinois during conflicts or wars...MORE

Putin Wants Better Relationship With U.S.

(AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve...MORE

Peoria Police Ready For Large July 4th Crowd

Peoria Police are expecting 70,000 to 100,000 attending UnityPoint Health Methodist Proctor Red, White and Boom along their riverfront. That means a lot of police presence...MORE

Several Injured By Fireworks Show Mishap

It was not the finale they had in mind. A misfire during the fireworks finale at Glen Oak Park left a handful of people injured. The show abruptly ended when one of the firework shells exploded on the ground near the bandshell at the amphitheater. (more)

Cold Case Investigation Continues

Evidence reveals a Peoria woman gunned down in 2006 was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Three men have been arrested in the connection...MORE

Detective: Dad Wanted Child-Free Life

(AP) A detective says a Georgia man charged with murder in his young son's death had looked at websites that advocated for not having children before...MORE

'Hard Charge' Takes The Money And Runs

A Peoria obstacle course running event that raises money for the Children's Hospital of Illinois Foundation has folded, and it's keeping the cash...MORE

Adler Applies For Board Seat

Dan Adler has formally applied for the vacant District 3 Peoria District 150 school board seat. Adler is Change150's recommendation to be considered...MORE

Staying Afloat On The Fourth

Common sense and courtesy. The Coast Guard says boaters on the Illinois River before and after UnityPoint Health Methodist Proctor Red, White and Boom will have a more enjoyable...MORE

Peoria Police Prepare For July 4th Traffic

The man in charge of Peoria's traffic control surrounding UnityPoint Health Methodist Proctor Red, White and Boom has called the exodus from downtown "organized chaos" in the past...MORE

Woman Sentenced For Scalding Child

A mother who threw boiling water on her young daughter will serve the better part of a decade in prison. Tiffany Fortune, 33, will serve seven years behind bars for aggravated battery of a child. The Peoria Heights woman, sentenced Wednesday, threw the h

Despite More Jobs, Unemployment Apps Higher

(AP) - The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor...MORE

Traffic Changes For Red White and BOOM

In Peoria, police will block Water Street to vehicular traffic between State Street and Hamilton beginning at...MORE

PHA Plans Redevelopment At Old School

The Peoria Housing Authority has released designs for the first phase of the Taft Redevelopment project. Some Taft residents would be relocated to housing at the old Greeley school...MORE

Why Drive, When You Can "Park And Ride"?

CityLink is providing continuous shuttles from Evergreen Square to the Glen Oak fireworks Thursday starting at 6:30pm. Buses will return to the Evergreen Square...MORE

State Police Looking For Murder Suspect

Illinois State Police investigators are asking for any information into a death investigation that occurred on Tuesday, July 1st at the Willow Creek Rest stop on I-39...MORE

Overcash Seeking D150 Board Seat

Former Morton District 709 school board member Nancy Overcash wants to be on the Peoria District 150 school board. Overcash...MORE

Flights to US; Airport Security Increased

(AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States. The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say Wednesday (more)

Honoring Ray LaHood

A six mile stretch of I-74 through Peoria is now the Ray LaHood Highway...MORE

Few Complaints About Peoria VA Clinic

(AP) The lack of a waiting list for patients at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Peoria put it on a list of VA locations in need of...MORE

Teacher's Union Backing Quinn

(AP) An influential teacher's union has endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election over Republican Bruce Rauner...MORE

EP Police Stress Patience For July 4th

Get there early and don't be in a hurry to leave. Those are main tips if you're planning to watch UnityPoint Health Methodist Proctor Red, White and Boom...MORE

Former Governor Released From Supervision

(AP) - Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption...MORE

Hiring Surge Is A Good Sign

(AP) - A private survey shows U.S. business hiring surged in June, a sign of stronger economic growth. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 281,000...MORE

Arrests Made In Cold Case Homicide

Peoria police believe they have found three suspects in a murder that happened nearly a decade ago...MORE

LaHood Honored With His Own Highway

Get ready to drive down Ray LaHood Highway. A portion of I-74, from the Murray Baker Bridge to the Sterling Avenue Exit in Peoria, is being renamed in honor of the former Transportation Secretary...MORE

Benghazi Suspect To Appear In D.C. Court

(AP) - The government says the Libyan militant taken into U.S. custody in the Benghazi attacks was motivated by his extremist ideology. According to a court filing Tuesday night, Ahmed Abu Khattala  was a commander...MORE

Hotel Management Switch Approved

he City Council on Tuesday night approved letting First Hospitality Group take over the Pere Marquette and Courtyard hotels from Marriott, International...MORE

Delavan Council Approves Medical Pot Facility

It's called a Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center, and it's one step closer to being built in Delavan. The Delavan City Council officially says it wants the facility there...MORE

The Ship Has Sailed

A World War II ship is not going to dock on Peoria's riverfront...MORE

Oberweis Asking For Several Debates

(AP) Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis wants U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to agree to seven debates prior to the November election...MORE

Wolstenholm Resigns, Wolfmeyer President

Sue Wolstenholm was not on the District 150 school board very long. No sooner did Wolstenholm take her place on the panel, she resigned less than 30 seconds later. Wolstenholm read...MORE

Council To Vote On Hotel Management Change

The City Council is set to discuss the proposed management change for the Pere Marquette and adjacent Courtyard by Marriott at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday...MORE

Obamacare Facing Huge Data Problems

(AP) - The government's health care fraud watchdog says the Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage...MORE

Quinn Signs Same-Day Registration Bill

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing Illinois voters to register on Election Day...MORE

Leuthold Evidence Will Not Be Suppressed

Evidence found by police in Nathan Leuthold's home can be used in court. Leuthold is accused of murdering his wife Denise in their home on Valentine's Day 2013. Leuthold's attorney tried...MORE

Delavan Board Approves Zoning Changes

Delavan is a bit closer to becoming a hub for medical marijuana in Central Illinois. Monday night, the city's Zoning Board forwarded a recommendation to make zoning changes to accomodate building...MORE

Obama Focuses On Fixing Infrastructure

(AP) - President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges...MORE

Storms Slam Central Illinois

A weather system ahead of a cold front caused severe thunderstorms, as they moved across Illinois Monday evening...MORE

City Tears Down Hoarder's Home

 A small crowd of neighbors watched as city crews tore down the house at 3523 N. Knoxville Monday morning...MORE

Gov. Unhappy With Supreme Court Ruling

(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn says he's "disappointed" in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers...MORE

Leave It To The Professionals

Maybe you've heard them going off in the neighborhood already. But, most fireworks are illegal in Illinois. Area police departments are already fielding calls...MORE

More Troops Heading To Iraq

(AP) - President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad...MORE

'Fair Share' Union Fees Ruled Unconstitutional

(AP) - The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union...MORE

Religious Objections Upheld

(VIDEO) - (AP) - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover...MORE

Illinois Releases 5-Year Plan

(AP) - The state agency charged with helping Illinois' economy has released a new five-year plan it hopes will help the state add jobs...MORE

Experts Say Pistorius Was Sane During Killing

(AP) - A panel of mental health experts says Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year...MORE

Quinn Shows Support For Gay Pride

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended the Gay Pride Parade in Chicago, lauding the state's same-sex marriage law that he signed...MORE

Storms Heading Our Way, Tornado Watch In Effect

The National Weather Service has placed the Peoria area into a Moderate risk for severe weather...MORE

Obama To Nominate New VA Chief

(AP) - President Barack Obama is selecting former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald as his choice to be secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonald...MORE

Redistricting Group Pledges To Try Again

(AP) A group hoping to change the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is acknowledging flaws in its failed campaign while...MORE

Results Show Voters Are All Bark, No Bite

(AP) Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member...MORE

President Requesting Border Funds

(AP) President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border...MORE

Report: VA Sites Falling Short In Female Care

(AP) Illinois' Department of Veterans Affairs sites insist they have the resources to tend to the fast-rising ranks of female veterans despite...MORE

Congressmen Offer Reward For Missing IRS Emails

Two Texas Congressmen are offering a $1 million reward for the recovery of former IRS director Lois Lerner’s missing emails, or a $500,000 reward for information concerning their whereabouts...MORE

Benghazi Terror Suspect Pleads "Not Guilty"

(AP) The Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy. Ahmed Abu Khattala made his initial appearance in federal court in the nation's capital on Saturday...MORE

Accident Injures Washington Woman

A rollover accident sends one car into a corn field and one person to the hospital. The single vehicle crash occurred before 5:00 p.m. Friday on Rt. 91 near...MORE

Governor Quinn Vetoes Illinois FOIA Legislation

(AP) - Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've made it more difficult for members of the public to obtain large numbers of records under the Freedom of Information Act. Quinn vetoed the measure Friday. It was sponsored by House Majori

Bellevue Resident Told To Remove Nativity Scene

(From WEEK News 25) - Mary Powers watches over her lawn that's causing quite the controversy. The Bellevue resident received a notice from her landlord...MORE

Peoria Camp Counselor Arrested, Fired

A man's been fired from his job as a camp counselor with The Peoria Park District and is facing criminal charges after...MORE

R&B Singer Bobby Womack Dies

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, had died. He was 70. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat confirmed Friday that the singer had died (more)

Rauner Says Voters Should Be Allowed To Decide

(AP) Republican Bruce Rauner says hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents who support legislative term limits should get...MORE

Wolstenholm To Resign Tuesday

The Peoria District 150 school board seat now held by Laura Petelle will officially become vacant Tuesday, July 1. Sue Wostenholm, who defeated Petelle...MORE

Judge Rules Against Ballot Measures

(AP) A Cook County judge has ruled that signature-driven ballot measures calling for legislative term limits and a new political redistricting process can't...MORE

D150 Board To Choose New President

Rick Cloyd will not be president of the District 150 school board starting July 1. Cloyd says he will not seek another one-year term at the post. "In the last few years, each of the presidents...MORE

Darryl Strawberry To Speak In Peoria

A former major league outfielder is coming to Peoria. Darryl Strawberry will be the guest speaker during the 40th annual Mayor's Leadership Prayer Luncheon Sept. 25th...MORE

Robo Rumble Returns To Riverfront Museum

For a second year in a row, robotics technology will be on display at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday. FIRST robotics teams from Peoria...MORE

Vishing Scam Targets Busey Bank

Officials with Busey Bank say they have received numerous complaints this week from Peoria area customers about calls and texts...MORE

Dillard Resigning From Legislature

(AP) - An Illinois state senator says he'll resign in July before becoming chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority...MORE

Ukraine Signs Deal With EU

(AP) - Ukraine has strengthened ties with the European Union by signing a trade and economic deal. President Petro Poroshenko says it may be the "most important day" for his country...MORE

Rauner's Stance On Gay Marriage Criticized

(AP) - Gay rights supporters are using the upcoming Chicago Pride Parade to draw attention to Republican Bruce Rauner's statements that he would have vetoed Illinois' same-sex...MORE

City Rethinking Busy North Peoria Intersection

Around 60 people attended a public hearing Thursday night to learn more about plans to improve Alta Road and Allen Road...MORE

Illinois Is Cracking Down On Bullying

(AP) - Illinois' public schools will have to instate anti-bullying policies under a new law that Gov. Pat Quinn has signed...MORE

Millions Of Dollars To Arm, Train Syrian Opposition

(AP) President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the...MORE

Peoria Unemployment Down Year To Year

The Peoria Metro Unemployment Rate for May was 7.2 percent, one percent lower than...MORE

USA Advances Despite Loss To Germany

(AP) - Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans...MORE

Outdated Intersection To Get Facelift

Peoria officials want your input on improving the Allen/Alta Road intersection...MORE

Howard Baker Dies

(AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker Jr., who asked what President Richard Nixon knew about Watergate, has died. He was 88. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander confirmed...MORE

SCOTUS Limits President's Appointment Power

(AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of...MORE

Millions Hitting The Road For July 4th Holiday

Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more. That's up about...MORE

"Highly Likely" Missing Flight Was On Autopilot

As the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane shifts farther south, Australian officials are confident that the plane crashed while on autopilot...MORE

Store's Rezoning Request Denied In Pekin

Dollar General will not relocate to Pekin's West Campus, for now. A development company, RSBR Investments, wants to move the bargain store to the site of the old Pekin High...MORE

Should Psychologists Write Prescriptions?

(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed off on a measure that allows psychologists in Illinois to prescribe medication to patients. The governor signed the legislation Wednesday...MORE

Emails: IRS Official Targeted GOP Senator

(Fox News / AP) Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner targeted a sitting Republican senator for a proposed internal audit...MORE

Kerry Warns Of Raising Tensions In Iraq

(AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Mideast nations against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten already-tense sectarian divisions...MORE

Speaker Plans To Sue President

(AP) Speaker John Boehner says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by...MORE

Rauner Flip-Flops On Minimum Wage

(AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he supports letting voters weigh in on whether Illinois' minimum wage should...MORE

Texts Sent Before Deadly Shooting Revealed

Newly-released text messages show the gunman in a fatal shooting at a crowded East Peoria bar was frustrated about a child custody issue, but never made overt threats...MORE

D150 Board To Elect New Leadership

The Peoria District 150 school board will vote for a new president during its next meeting Tuesday, July 1. The meeting is the board's reorganization session...MORE

Court Victories For Gay Rights Advocates

(AP) For the first time, a federal appeals court has ruled that states must allow gay couples to marry...MORE

Workers Killed In Pekin Accident Identified

Two co-workers killed in an industrial accident in Pekin Tuesday have been identified as Dean Stone, 29, of Pekin...MORE

Steffen Retiring From OSF Saint Francis

The President and CEO at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is stepping down. Keith Steffen is retiring the end of this year. Steffen, who turned 66 in April...MORE

Band Teacher Indicted On Sex Charges

A Peoria Dist. 150 teacher is indicted for an alleged sexual relationship with a student. 34-year-old Maury Beelman, a band teacher at Roosevelt Magnet School, is charged with criminal sexual assault...MORE

Dueling Rallies At City Hall

Supporters and opponents of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis' decision to send police after the creator of a parody Twitter account voiced their opinions at a pair of rallies outside City Hall on Tuesday evening...MORE

June Rainfall Nearing Record Amount

Peoria has already received more than twice its normal amount of rainfall for the month of June. The National Weather Service says 7.8 inches...MORE

Actor Eli Wallach Dies

He was one of the best method actors in Hollywood. Actor Eli Wallach has died in New York City at the age of 98. Eli Wallach is best known for his supporting roles in movies like "The Magnificent Seven"...MORE

Compromise Reached On LST 325

The Peoria City Council has approved making an offer on bringing an historic warship to the riverfront, but it comes with a catch...MORE

Sanctions Against Russia Could Be Delayed

(AP) - Obama administration officials say sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals...MORE

Industrial Accident Kills Two

Emergency officials are investigating a deadly on-the-job accident in western Pekin...MORE

Appellate Court Backs D-150 School Board

The Illinois Appellate Court says the Peoria School District 150 Board legally dismissed fifty teachers during a reduction-in-force...MORE

The Death of Derrick Booth Jr. Ruled A Homicide

A coroners jury has ruled the death of Derrick Booth Jr. as a homicide. Booth was killed last month in the 800 block of South Greenlawn of Peoria. Police say Sean Walls shot Booth in the chest while on a porch. Walls turned himself into Police two days

Illinois Soldier Laid To Rest

(AP) A 19-year-old soldier who was killed in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in suburban Chicago...MORE

Woman Guilty Of Stealing From Girl Scouts

A Morton Girl Scout leader pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft. 36-year-old Suzanne Ostrom has been sentenced to 10 days...MORE

Peoria Changing Up Polling Places

Do you know where you're voting in the November election? Not so fast...The Peoria Board of Elections is mailing out updated voter registration cards...MORE

In Defense Of Mayor Ardis

Various public officials have received an email calling for a rally in support of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and his decision to have police investigate a Twitter account that depicted him as a drug user and a sexual deviant...MORE

IRS Grilled On Lost Emails

(AP) - The head of the IRS says he's seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the agency's targeting...MORE

Beaman Wants An Outside Judge

(AP) - An Illinois man who was imprisoned before DNA evidence cleared him of murder says he wants a judge outside his judicial district to hear his lawsuit...

Source: James To Become A Free Agent

(AP) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract...MORE

Kerry Hands A Dire Warning to Iraq

(AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry says an "existential threat" in Iraq means the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms. Speaking in Baghdad on Monday, Kerry said the risks of a Sunni insurgency (more)

Delavan To Talk Pot

The first public hearings for a proposal to erect a marijuana processing facility in the small Tazewell County town are set for next week...MORE

Kraft Foods Issues Velveeta Recall in Midwest

(AP) - Kraft is recalling its Velveeta cheese product from Walmart stores. The reason for the recall is due to the cheese product lacks the proper amount of preservatives. Kraft Foods Group Inc. said the cheese product was sent to three Walmart distribut

Deadly Collision In East Peoria

Police say a Peoria Charter Coach bus plowed into Christopher Bobinski, 37, at the intersection of East Washington St. and Veterans Drive in East Peoria around 12:05 a.m. Sunday...MORE

Getting The Lead Out

The Peoria City/County Health Department is working to rid older homes of lead-based paint--specifically in the city's poorest neighborhoods...MORE

President Talking Paid Leave For New Moms

(AP) President Barack Obama says many American women can't even get a paid day off to give birth...MORE

Evansville Going Down With The Ship?

If the City of Peoria votes to try to bring the warship LST 325 to the Peoria Riverfront, it won't be easy. An Evansville man has created a "Keep LST 325...MORE

Illinois Voters To Weigh In On Minimum Wage

(AP) - A stroke of Gov. Pat Quinn's pen has put on the November ballot a measure asking voters if Illinois should boost the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour...MORE

Kerry: Confronting Threat Of New War

(AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq, where a nation that saw the departure of American troops just three years ago now faces threat of a civil...MORE

"When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors"

That's the advice from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency during Lightning Safety Awareness Week...MORE

President Warns Of Spillover In Middle East

(AP) President Barack Obama says the threat from al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow and spill over into other countries in the region...MORE

Washington Street Roundabout To Open

Peoria drivers will soon have another roundabout to enjoy, or to look at in confusion the first time they...MORE

Memorial Set For Lawmaker's Daughter

(AP) Memorial arrangements have been announced for Lisa Radogno, the daughter of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno...MORE

Governor Signs Health Legislation In Peoria

(AP) Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at bringing doctors and nurses out of retirement to help as volunteers in...MORE

Illinois Soldier's Funeral Planned For Monday

(AP) - A funeral will be held Monday for an Illinois soldier who was one of five American service members killed in Afghanistan this month by a U.S. airstrike called in...MORE

Sunni Fighters Expand Offensive in Western Iraq

(AP) - Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing two strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side. (more)

Bradley University Hosts "Break Away"

(AP) - Bradley University is teaming with Illinois State University to host an "Alternative Break Citizenship School" this summer. The national Break Away movement teaches college students...MORE

Drawing The Line On Iraq

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he's drawing the line when it comes to the President sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. "I'm going to watch that very, very carefully,"...MORE

Mission Of Mercy Continues In Peoria

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock will attend the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic at the Peoria Civic Center...MORE

Boy Knocked Out As Bike Hits Van

(VIDEO) - Two kids were rushed to a hospital Friday afternoon after their bicycle slams into a van on Peoria's south side. "There's an indentation in the door...MORE

Sunni Militants Seize Second Iraqi Town

(AP) - The mayor of a town northwest of Baghdad says it has fallen into the hands of Sunni militants, the second to be captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the mainly Sunni Anbar...MORE

Pentagon Seeks Protection In Sending Troops

(AP) - The Pentagon says the U.S. is seeking a written agreement with the Iraqi government to insure that the teams of special forces going in will have appropriate legal protections. Iraq's refusal to sign..  (more on this story)

Durbin Hosts VA Roundtable

The Bob Michel Outpatient Clinic in Peoria was one of several Illinois VA facilities flagged in an audit. A VFW representative says if there is a problem...MORE

Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Clerk

Pekin man is behind bars, accused of threatening to kill a clerk as he robbed a gas station...MORE

I-74 Accident Victim Dies

A Morton man died Thursday night from injuries he suffered in a one-car crash earlier in the day. Richard Ulrich, 79, died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center...MORE

Salvation Army Needs Your Bikes!

The Salvation Army is looking for new and gently used bicycles. On Saturday, they are holding their 14th Bikes For Kids event at Junction City...MORE

Fire At West Peoria Business

Fire in a West Peoria laundromat. Firefighters were called to a fire at Hilltop Laundromat at Western and Callender about 7:50 a.m. Friday...MORE

U.S. House Wants To Curb NSA Spying

(AP) - The House has voted for new curbs on government spying on Americans a year after the revelations about the National Security Agency surveillance. In a surprise vote...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

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

Laura Petelle wants back on the Peoria District 150 school board. Petelle i

(AP) - A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the n

(AP) - LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells S

Ameren Illinois is shutting off the power for downtown Peoria this weekend,

This weekend's Flying Fish Bowfishing Tournament in East Peoria will requir

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

(AP) - Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on t

Law enforcement says a scammer is trying to get you to pay to stay out from

(AP) - President Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is

Politicians visited Peoria Thursday to talk about two different topics. Dem

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

The Heart of Illinois Fair is offering special online ticket packages for t

(AP) - Authorities say a gunman who killed four children and two adults in

(AP) - Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving do

(AP)-- Illinois has broken its streak of late grant payments to schools for

The City of Peoria and District 150 Schools may have a buyer for the Old Wa

(VIDEO) - (AP) - Six people are dead, including four children, after someon

Greg's Big Black Couch

Watch Greg Batton in a series of oddly uncomfortable celebrity interviews on his "Big Black Couch".

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