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A FREEZE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING, OVERNIGHT LOWS AROUND 25

Police Investigating Pekin Armed Robbery


Police say the USCO Gas Station located at 801 S. 2nd Street in Pekin was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night. Officers were dispatched to the scene around 11:30 p.m...MORE

Halloween And Sex Offenders


A Halloween reminder from law enforcement.  Before you take your kids Trick-or-Treating, you should log onto the Peoria County Sheriff's Office website and click on Offender Watch. "You can go to the page and draw a circle within a mile...MORE

IL Schools Report Has New Features


(AP) - The latest report card on Illinois schools is out, offering parents and school administrators a host of new features and benchmarks to pore over. Among the new statistics in Friday's report on the 2013-2014 school year...MORE

Recovery Begins At Wichita Crash Site


(AP) - Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Jet fuel from the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air burned so hot...MORE

First Freeze Warning for The Midwest


Our first taste of winter temperatures arrives this weekend. Temperatures will drop nearly 20 degrees below the normals for this time of the year. A freeze warning is in effect for Friday night and early Saturday morning, and may be extended into Sunday (more)

Accused Cop Killer Captured


(AP) Authorities say they have captured a man accused of killing one Pennsylvania State trooper and seriously injuring another...MORE

Bustos Fires Staffer For 'Unacceptable' Comments


The campaign of Rep. Cheri Bustos' challenger, Bobby Schilling, released audio this week in which a staff member is heard making insensitive remarks about residents of Rockford...MORE
 

Quinn Brings $3-Million To Bradley


Governor Pat Quinn has announced investments toward private colleges and universities in Central Illinois...MORE

Renovations At City Hall Going Well


A major renovation project for the City Council chambers is more than halfway complete...MORE

Rauner Relying On Women


(AP) Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race between...MORE

At Least 4 Dead After Kansas Plane Crash


(AP) - Authorities say at least four people are dead after a small plane lost power and crashed...MORE

Lt. Governor: Still Time To Vote Early


Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon says the state's expanded early voting options just make sense. Early voting options now include registering to vote and casting a ballot on the same day...MORE

Ebola Nurse Goes For A Bike Ride


(AP) - A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise...MORE

More Medical Marijuana Patients To Apply


(AP) - Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card. The department begins accepting applications from that group starting Saturday...MORE

U.S. Economy Continues To Grow In Q3


(AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years...MORE

Police Cite Driver In Washington Crash


An East Peoria woman is cited for a fatal accident at North Main and Rt. 24 in Washington on Sunday afternoon. Tazewell County officials say it appears that Michelle Paranto was driving too fast...MORE

San Francisco Giants Win World Series in Game 7


(AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. (more)

Schock: Ebola Response Lackadaisical


Congressman Aaron Schock of Peoria thinks the Obama administration should have taken a more decisive stance...MORE

Police Investigating Pekin Daycare


Authorities are looking into allegations of abuse and neglect at St. Paul Wonderland Childcare...MORE

Driver In Fatal Crash Pleads Guilty To DUI


Prosecutors say Jacob Lehmkuhl's blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when he rolled his truck in East Peoria back in July...MORE
 

AP Review: Hospitals Not Ready For Ebola


(AP) An Associated Press review of readiness at U.S. hospitals and other medical facilities shows that the nation's health care apparatus is...MORE

Hockey Player Talks About Gruesome Injury


Huntsville Havoc hockey player Justin Cseter says he feels fine after suffering a gruesome injury on the ice...MORE

Hagel Approves Ebola Quarantine For Troops


(AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. The move goes beyond precautions...MORE

Libertarian Gets Union Cash In Governor's Race


(AP) - The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor is receiving financial help from an unexpected source - one of the unions campaigning against Republican Bruce Rauner...MORE 

Defiant Nurse Ready To Sue Over Quarantine


(AP) - A nurse from Maine who's in voluntary isolation after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she's ready to go to court if the state tries to quarantine her. Kaci Hickox tells NBC's "Today" show...MORE

Man Arrested For Shootings On S. Kneer


A Peoria man is arrested for a shooting Monday night that sent two people to the hospital. 20-year-old Courtney Blakes has been charged with two counts of attempted murder. Police say Blakes had a previous relationship with 19-year-old...MORE

Chrysler Recalling Over 566,000 Vehicles


(AP) - Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability...MORE

Former Youth Pastor Indicted For Child Porn


A former Pekin youth pastor, already charged with sexual abuse of a child, is now indicted on child pornography charges. Nicholas Lawrence, 26, was arrested in August for allegedly having sexual contact with a child...MORE

City Council Divided On Video Gambling


The Council came away from its Tuesday night meeting with no new regulations after a lengthy debate and three failed vote attempts...MORE

Frat Sign Draws Ire Of Administration


(AP) Members of a University of Illinois fraternity are expected to meet with the administration soon to discuss a sign they posted during...MORE

Cargo Rocket Bound For ISS Explodes


(AP) A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after...MORE

30,000,000 Copies?


Peoria Public School's fleet of copiers is generating 30-million copies per year. The number was presented...MORE

Peoria Taking Offers For Downtown Lot


An agreement to redevelop Peoria's historic Madison Theater and the city-owned lot next to it...MORE

State Defends Timing Of Announcement


(AP) An Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity spokesman says the timing of a decision this week by Cronus Chemical to build a...MORE

City To Look At New Video Gambling Regulations


The Peoria City Council is slated to look at three options, each more strict than the last, at its meeting Tuesday night...MORE

Washington Fire Chief Serves His Last Day


 (WEEK-News25) - Washington Fire Chief Mike Vaughn, announced that he will be stepping down as Fire Chief, taking effect on November 1st. However, the Washington Fire Board said Tuesday.. was Vaughn's last day as chief. (more)

Peoria Police Investigating Car Burglaries


Over the last weekend, several cars in Central Peoria were targeted by thieves...MORE

Restoring A Piece Of Peoria's History


(VIDEO) - A monument honoring Peoria World War I veterans is rededicated after its restoration. The 25-foot tall monument...MORE

Bombing Suspect's Friend Convicted Of Lying


(AP) -A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tshokhar has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack...MORE

Wichita State The Team To Beat In MVC


Wichita State is tabbed as the preseason favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference men's and women's basketball...MORE

Rep. Clyburn To Speak At NAACP Event


(AP) - The highest-ranking African-American in Congress is scheduled to speak at an NAACP banquet in East Peoria. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina is set to attend the annual Freedom Fund Banquet...MORE

Tazewell County Accident Victims ID'd


Tazewell County officials have released the names of  three people killed in two accidents Sunday afternoon. Amy Hardin, 24, of Washington, died at the scene of a 4-car accident at Rt. 24 and N. Main in Washington. Two women were killed...MORE

Africa Needs Thousands More Health Workers


(AP) - The president of the World Bank says that Ebola-effected countries in West Africa need at least 5,000 more health workers to effectively fight the epidemic. Jim Yong Kim says he's worried about where those health care workers can be found...MORE

Peoria Police Investigate House Shooting


(Photo by WEEK-News25) Two people were hit by gunfire on Peoria's south side. Police say a suspect fired shots into a house at 1834 S. Kneer around 7:15 Monday night, striking two occupants. (more)

Quarantined Nurse Headed Home To Maine


 Quarantined nurse expected to arrive at Maine home   (AP) - A nurse who over the weekend was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after helping Ebola patients in West Africa is expected to arrive at her home...MORE

Police: Shooter Lured Victims By Text


(AP) Investigators say the gunman responsible for a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims...MORE

Illinois Working To Clarify Ebola Quarantine


(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn and state health officials detailed Illinois protocols Monday for monitoring travelers with no symptoms from...MORE

Economy The Focus As Election Approaches


(AP) Illinois' gubernatorial candidates are focusing on the economy, with Gov. Pat Quinn touting his jobs record and Republican Bruce Rauner...MORE

Not All Quarantines Are Created Equal


(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois approach to Ebola quarantine is better than one in New Jersey where an American nurse was...MORE

Separating Ebola Science From Fear


17th District U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) says she is using her medical experience to evaluate...MORE

Teen Faces Attempted Murder Charges


Jalen Clark, 18, of Peoria, was booked into the Peoria County Jail on Sunday on attempted murder charges for a shooting near the intersection of Sheridan Road...MORE

Quarantined Nurse Being Released In NJ


(AP) - New Jersey Health Department says a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released. The state says Kaci Hickox has been symptom-free for 24 hours and will be taken on a private carrier to Maine...MORE

Three Dead In Tazewell County Accidents


The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police are investigating a four vehicle crash about 2:15p.m. Sunday at the intersection of N. Main and Route 24 in Washington. A 24- year-old woman died...MORE

Second Teen In WA School Shooting Dies


(AP) - Friday's shooting at a high school in Marysville, Washington state has claimed another life. Officials at an area hospital say 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Her parents issued a statement saying, "We are devastated...MORE

Biden Campaigning In Illinois


(AP) - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden plan to be in Illinois to campaign for state Democrats ahead of next month's election. The Vice President is expected to attend a rally in support of U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos...MORE

Cardinals Outfielder Dies In Car Crash


St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Oscar Taveras, one of the team's brightest young stars, died in an automobile crash in his native Dominican Republic Sunday. He was 22...MORE

Celebrating A Man And His Music


Dan Fogelberg fans from across the country gathered in Peoria Saturday for the...More

Hockey Player Recovering From Gruesome Injury


The Peoria Rivermen's second game of the season was stopped 6:23 into the second period after a skate clipped an unprotected part of Havoc forward Justin Cseter's leg...MORE

Israeli Minister: U.S. Relations In "Crisis"


(AP) - A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed...(MORE)

State Farm Seeks Permission For Drone Use


(AP) State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters...MORE

Two WA Shooting Victims Related To Gunman


(AP) -  More details are emerging about a Washington state student who officials say killed one classmate, wounded four others and then took his own. Officials say two of the victims were the cousins...MORE

WHO: Ebola Cases Pass 10,000


(AP) - The U.N.'s World Health Organization says that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died. WHO has said repeatedly that even those very high figures are likely...MORE

Illinois Requiring Mandatory Quarantine


(AP) - The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a 21-day quarantine for those who've had direct contact with West Africa Ebola patients. Illinois' action on Friday follows that of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York...MORE 

Peorians Warned Of Scam Involving Teens


Peoria Police have received information about a possible scam involving teenagers telling people that they are raising money for a school fundraiser...MORE

Royals Take 2-1 Lead In World Series


(AP) - Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night...MORE

Washington Public Services Manager Fired


Bill Bimrose's dismissal comes about a week after two workers were injured in an on-the-job accident...MORE

California Deputies Killed, Suspect Arrested


(AP) A sheriff's spokeswoman says an assailant has shot and killed two sheriff's deputies in...MORE

Washington State High School Shooter ID'd


Authorities north of Seattle say a student opened fire in a high school cafeteria Friday morning, killing at least one person and...MORE

Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Crash


A Washington man is facing DUI charges after a fatal crash...MORE

South Side Park Gets Revamped


A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, where a new, firefighter-themed playground now stands...MORE

Body ID'd As Missing College Student


(AP) Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student...MORE

Dallas Nurse Free Of Ebola


(AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus...MORE

The Rivermen Back On The Ice


Friday night's home opener for the Peoria Rivermen hockey team is dedicated to "Mr. Hockey", the late Bruce Saurs, who passed away last July at the age of 88. "When he helped bring back the Rivermen and saved it for the second time,&qu

Police: High School Shooter Dead


(AP) Police in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle...MORE

School Shooting In Washington State


(FoxNews) Shots have been fired inside a high school in Marysville Washington...MORE

Washington Fire Chief Resigns


Washington Fire Chief Mike Vaughn has announced his resignation. After months of contract negotiations, Vaughn believes the board had no intent of reaching an agreement. (more)

Hachet-Wielding Suspect Shot By NYC Police


(AP) - New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight...MORE 

Judge Dismisses IRS Lawsuits


(AP) - A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government...MORE

Fourth US Ebola Case Reported


(AP) - A New York doctor who traveled to West Africa to treat Ebola patients is infected with the disease. Dr. Craig Spencer had served in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. Officials say he developed a fever on Thursday and reported it immediately. (more)

Man Arrested For Taking Bullet Into Courthouse


A man who's no stranger to law enforcement is facing more charges after he was allegedly caught carrying live ammunition in the Peoria County Courthouse...MORE

Ferguson Leaker Still A Mystery


(AP) Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to...MORE

Ameren Projects Lower Heating Costs


Stable prices are forecast for heating your home this winter. Ameren Illinois says their customers can expect natural gas prices to be below the national average for a second year in a row...MORE

CAT Reports Improved 3Q Results


Caterpillar announced Thursday profit per share of $1.63 for the third quarter of 2014, compared...MORE

Prime Minister Visits Site Of Ottawa Shooting


(AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has visited his country's National War Memorial in Ottawa, where a soldier was killed yesterday by a gunman who then stormed the nearby Parliament. Harper laid a wreath...MORE

Governor Will Comply With Hiring Monitor


(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll comply with a court-ordered monitor to review hiring at his administration's Department of Transportation. The Chicago Democrat spoke to reporters Thursday in Carbondale. A federal judge ordered...MORE

Peoria Jobless Rate Drops


Peoria's unemployment rate is down considerably from a year ago. According to The Illinois Department of Employment...MORE

Illinois Receives $100 Million In Back Taxes


(A-P)-- Officials say Illinois has received $100 million in sales taxes owed by gas station owners who didn't pay all they owed. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's special prosecutions bureau...MORE

Illinois Creating Ebola Task Force


Governor Pat Quinn says the task force will be made up of medical experts, emergency responders, and public health officials. The group of experts will have several important responsibilities, "Facilitating communication, sharing information...MORE

Canadian PM: Shooting Was Act Of Terrorism


(AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says two attacks on Canadian soldiers this week will "lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts" to keep the country safe and work with Canada's allies...MORE

Armed Robbery on Peoria's North Side


A fast-food store in Peoria is held-up.   A masked gunman robbed the McDonalds at 7720 N. University after 11:00 Wednesday night. The suspect - armed with a handgun - fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of cash from a safe. (more)

Man Jumps White House fence Arrested


(AP) - The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents (more)

Principals Are People Too


Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan celebrated Principal Appreciation Week Wednesday by visiting...MORE

Royals Even Up Series With Giants


 (AP) - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series (more)

Canadian Parliament Shooter ID'd


(AP) A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial...MORE

Main And University's Impact Examined


Advanced Medical Transport, which provides service for Peoria's hospital systems, studied roughly 1,400 calls to see if the new Main and University intersection had any impact on response times...MORE 

Pekin Police Ready For Night Out


Pekin's "Night Out" is all about the kids. And, there'll be plenty of them at the Avanti's Dome Thursday night. "One of our big goals is to interact not with just the community, but with kids in our community," ...MORE

Judge Orders IDOT Hiring Monitor


(AP) - A federal judge has ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation...MORE

Canada's Parliament Locked Down After Gunfire


(AP) - Police aren't confirming reports that a gunman has been shot and killed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa -- where there was gunfire at the country's National War Memorial and then inside the Parliament building...MORE

Masked Robbery Suspect Identified


A Eureka man is in the Tazewell County Jail for allegedly robbing a Washington convenience store while wearing a gorilla mask....MORE

EP CAT Plant Evacuated During Fire


A scare for employees at an East Peoria Caterpillar plant. Workers in Building LL...MORE

U.S. Airbag Warning Expands


(AP) - The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...MORE

Former Washington Post Editor Dies


(AP) - Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee is being remembered as one of the nation's great journalists. Bradlee died Tuesday at his home in Washington at the age of 93. President Obama calls Bradlee a "true newspaperman"...MORE

Attorneys Back In Court For IDOT Hiring Suit


(AP) - Attorneys are returning to court in a federal lawsuit over hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation. Anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman has asked for a court-appointed monitor of hiring as part of a lawsuit filed in April...MORE

Airport Checks Expanded, More Ebola Training


(AP) - The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere...MORE

Peoria Heights Ambulance In Jeopardy


(PHOTO-WEEK) The village ambulance service is facing a hefty deficit. A referendum on the November ballot will ask Peoria Heights residents to approve an increase in property taxes...MORE

Game 1 Goes to San Francisco


(AP) - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener. (more)

Peoria Police Investigate Southside Shooting


Peoria Police investigating a shooting on Peoria's Southside. Shot Spotter notified police of shots fired near 1508 Adrian Hinton Ave near DuSable before 8:30 Tuesday night. Police found one person on the ground with at least one gunshot wound...MORE

Student Injured In School Bus Crash


One District 150 student is taken to a hospital after an accident involving a school bus. The bus...MORE

JFL Coach Gets Team Under The Lights


A youth football team is getting ready to experience "Friday Night Lights," although it'll happen on a Wednesday...MORE

Police Shoot At Suspect In Gorilla Mask


One bullet left a police officer's gun as authorities in Washington gave chase to an armed robbery...MORE

North Korea Releases American Detainee


(AP) American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into...MORE

More Big Name Support For Illinois Dems


(AP) Former President Bill Clinton says he's supporting the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin because...MORE

Ebola Vaccine Trials Coming Soon


(AP) - A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December...MORE

Staples Security Breach


Staples says it's looking into a potential credit card data breach and it's been in touch with law enforcement officials. The office supply retailer says if it turns up any data discrepancies...MORE

Bellevue Trustee Arrested For Road Rage


Aaron Lannert, 34,  allegedly started a fight with a cab driver Saturday night in Bartonville, and was stabbed in the shoulder by the driver. Lannert was taken to the hospital for treatment, then was booked into the Peoria County Jail...MORE

Possible New Owner of Downtown Peoria Hotel


There is talk of a new owner of Peoria's Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Since the federal indictment of Orlando businessman owner Nikesh Patel on fraud charges, the fate of the Peoria Hotel has been unknown...MORE

PA Shooting Suspect Spotted Again


(AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania school district is closed after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. Officials in the Pocono Mountain School District announced the decision...MORE

Oscar Pistorius Receives Sentence


(AP) - Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has be sentenced to a maximum of 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013. The judge in a South African court read the sentence...MORE

Clinton Will Campaign For Quinn


(AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn's campaign says Clinton will discuss Illinois' economic "comeback"...MORE

Keeping Nurses Safe While They Treat Ebola


(VIDEO) - UnityPoint Health emergency room nurses are practicing donning and removing the equipment they would wear...MORE

Faulty Air Bags Lead To Massive Recall


(AP) The government is telling drivers to take this recall seriously..MORE

Murder Suspect Leads Police To Bodies


(AP) The mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of...MORE

Peoria Voters Show Up At The Polls


The Peoria Election Commission says it is seeing steady traffic on the first day of Illinois' early voting. In the first three hours of the polls being open, 164 people had voted...MORE

President Urging Americans To Vote Early


(AP) President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections...MORE

Farmington Schools Harnessing The Sun


The Purple and Gold of Farmington Community Unit School District 265 is going green. The district has announced the beginning of a solar energy project...MORE

CAT Foundation Investing In Ebola Fight


In the wake of the Ebola crisis, the Caterpillar Foundation is providing an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment already made to the ONE Campaign for its work in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease...MORE

Ebola Monitoring Continues In Dallas


(AP) - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas. Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people...MORE

High Bond For Woman Charged In Stabbing


Janay Hayes, 25, of Peoria, charged with a fatal stabbing over the weekend, is being held on $1 million bond. Hayes is in custody at the Peoria County Jail for the murder of Cadman Coates...MORE

Ebola Fears Easing In Dallas


(AP) - A monitoring period passes for those in Dallas, Texas who had close contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man that died of Ebola at a Texas hospital. Also a scare aboard a cruise ship has ended with the boat returning to port...MORE

CDC Revising Safety Protocols


(AP) A federal health official says revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include protective...MORE

Remains Found In Search For Missing Student


(AP) Virginia authorities are conducting forensic tests to confirm that human remains discovered by searchers in a rural...MORE

Early Voting Gets Underway


(AP) - Illinois voters can cast their ballots from Monday through Nov. 2 at sites around the state. The Illinois State Board of Elections website has a database to help voters find their assigned polling places. Early voting locations include libra

Fire Department Remembers The Fallen


The names of the 16 Peoria Firefighters killed in the line of duty...MORE

President Stumping For Governor Quinn


(AP) President Barack Obama is returning to Chicago in an effort to help Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn survive a tough re-election...MORE

Wayne McClain Memorial Scheduled


A memorial service for former Manual head boys basketball coach and former Illinois assistant Wayne McClain will be held in Peoria...MORE

Woman Arrested In Fatal Stabbing


A Peoria woman was arrested Saturday after a man was fatally stabbed in her apartment...MORE

Obama Urging Calm Over Hysteria


(AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States can't just cut itself off from West Africa...MORE

Frost Advisory Sunday Morning


Frost advisories were issued over Illinois, Indiana and western Ohio. Clear skies and light winds will allow low temperatures to drop in the middle 30's overnight. As a result..we may see our first frost of the season in the area. (more)

Peoria Man Murdered On His Birthday


Police say a man was murdered at a northwest Peoria apartment complex on his 24th birthday. Officers were called to the Lexington Hills apartments a little after 6:00 a.m. Saturday by a report that someone had been stabbed...MORE

Smoothie Day At Rolling Acres


The United States Department of Agriculture brought a message of healthy eating to students at Peoria's Rolling Acres Middle School...MORE

SCOTUS Allows Texas Voter ID Law


(AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election...MORE

Woman Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle


A pedestrian accident claims a life of a Peoria Woman. Beverly Binkele, 76, was stuck by a vehicle in the 2300 block of West Forest Hill...MORE

Illinois Forming Ebola Task Force


(AP) Illinois' public health chief says Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered the creation of a statewide task force meant to strengthen the state's...MORE

Concerns About Police Body Cameras


(AP) Law enforcement officials in Illinois are asking lawmakers to come up with a state law governing the use of body...MORE

Lt. Gov. Hopeful Meets With Area Women


The Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti, met with area women business leaders Friday morning...MORE

Record Growth Continues At PIA


 September represents the seventh straight month of the best growth in the airport's history, with 51,820 people choosing the airport for their travel...MORE

President Obama Will Appoint Ebola Czar


(AP) - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response...MORE

CAT Exhibit Celebrates Manufacturing


Caterpillar, Inc. has opened an exhibit that is meant to showcase a 90-year legacy of manufacturing and the people behind it. "Manufacturing Traditions" is on display...MORE

Dallas Lab Worker Quarantined On Cruise


(AP) - Obama administration officials say a Dallas nurse who handled a lab specimen of a Liberian man who died of Ebola is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean...MORE

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges


(AP) - A former Peoria band teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a high school student. Maury Beelman, 34,  faces three to seven years in prison for his plea on Thursday to aggravated criminal sexual abuse...MORE

Lawmakers Discussing Police Body Cams


(AP) - Members of the Illinois Legislature are to discuss how a proposed eavesdropping law would affect police use of body cameras. The Illinois House Judiciary Committee will meet Friday...MORE

Cardinals' Season Ends by the Bay


(AP) - Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship (more)

Ebola Hotline Activated


The Illinois Department of Health has activated the state's Ebola hotline...MORE

Louisville Slugger Moves On Deck


A large number of officials gathered along Orange Prairie Road north of The Shoppes at Grand Prairie Thursday for the groundbreaking for the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex...MORE

Red-White River Jam Friday


Basketball and entertainment will tip-off the Bradley Basketball season Friday on Peoria's Riverfront. Bradley's Department of Athletics will host its first Red-White River Jam...MORE

Police Looking For Missing Person - UPDATE


The Peoria Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a missing person...MORE

Manhunt Underway After Deputies Shot


(AP) Authorities are conducting a massive search in McHenry County for a man suspected of shooting two sheriff's...MORE

Firefighters Climbing For A Cure


Peoria Firefighters will be taking the stairs for a cause. On Friday, crews from Firefighters Local 50 will be raising breast cancer awareness with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Teams of two, donned in full turnout gear...MORE

Illinois' Student Population Changing


(AP) - The Illinois State Board of Education has released statistics showing that more than half of public school students in the state are considered low-income, and for the first time less than half of public school students are...MORE

Lawmakers: 'False Assumptions' On Ebola


(AP) - A Republican House chairman says government health officials in the United States made "false assumptions" about the country's level of preparedness to handle Ebola cases here...MORE

Ebola Screenings Begin At O'Hare Airport


(AP) - Customs and health officials at O'Hare will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting...MORE

Cardinals Down 3-1 in NLCS


(AP) - Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series. (more)

Ebola Hotline Being Established


(AP) Illinois health officials plan to launch a hotline to answer the public's questions about Ebola...MORE

D150 Board Members Say No To Change150


The Peoria District 150 school board will not be represented when Change150 holds its second town hall meeting. The meeting in District 2 of Peoria Public Schools...MORE

Turbulent Day On Wall Street


(AP) Stocks ended a wild day of trading mostly lower as indexes recovered much of an early plunge...MORE

Bruce Weber Speaks Of Wayne McClain


A Peoria basketball legend has died. Former Manual High School boys basketball coach Wayne McClain died Wednesday afternoon...MORE

Sports Complex Construction About To Begin


A groundbreaking ceremony for the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex is set for 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the facility's site along Orange Prairie Road, just north of the Shoppes at Grand Prairie...MORE

U.S. Stepping Up Ebola Response


(AP) - The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. Ebola patients are not considered contagious...MORE

Great American Shakeout Set For Thursday


"Drop, Cover, and Hold On" during an earthquake. That's the drill for the "Great American Shakeout". The Peoria Fire Department is asking everyone to take part in the exercise Thursday...MORE

Stocks Plummeting


(AP) Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively...MORE

CDC: 2nd Ebola Patient Was On Frontier Flight


(AP) - Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the next day...MORE

Local Hospital Prepared For Ebola Outbreak


OSF St. Francis Medical Center is prepared to deal with the deadly Ebola virus. "It's inevitable that someone is going to be showing up in our facility who could potentially have Ebola...MORE

2nd Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola


(AP) - The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive...MORE

Giants Beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate Wild Throw


 (AP) - A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday for a 2-1 lead (more)

Weighing Restrictions On Video Gambling


The Peoria City Council is considering imposing tougher restrictions on video gaming cafes. The council approved a temporary moratorium on video gambling cafe approvals, but is looking at requiring a certain level of sales of food and drinks...MORE

D150 Supt. Talks Student Achievement


Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan presented an update on student achievement to the school board Monday. Lathan talked about the results and procedures...MORE

5 Teens Charged in Ice Bucket Prank


(AP) - Charges have been filed against five teens accused of dumping a bucket of urine, tobacco and spit on an autistic teen who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity. Each of the five teens was charged in juvenile court (more)

Undocumented Ivy Leaguer Stuck In Mexico


(AP) A Harvard University junior who left the United States hoping to save his dying mother is now unable to...MORE

Panel Still Considering "Fracking" Rules


(AP) An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it...MORE

United Way "Rebuilding Hope"


Survivors of the November 17 tornado in Washington are hoping their experiences will help others who go through a similar ordeal...MORE

Illinois Is Home To One Big Bovine


(AP)- What's 6-foot-4 and weighs over 2,000 pounds? An extraordinary cow from Orangeville, Illinois. Blosom's been certified as the World's Tallest Cow. Her owner Patty Hanson received an email from Guiness World Records...MORE

WHO: Ebola Crisis Much Bigger Than Anticipated


(AP) - A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward says if the response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up...MORE

PAAR Reports Steady Third Quarter


The Peoria Area Association of Realtors reports steady growth in the local housing market. PAAR reports there were 1,440 homes sold during the third quarter of 2014...MORE

Chrysler Recalls SUV's


(AP) - Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners. The recall...MORE

President Meeting With Allies On Militant Fight


(AP) - President Obama and his military commanders are meeting with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. The daylong meeting comes as the White House tries to tout progress...MORE

German Hospital: UN Worker Dies Of Ebola


(AP) - A German hospital says an international member of the United Nations' medical team who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures." The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig...MORE

Nurse Given Plasma From Survivor


(AP) - A Dallas nurse who has Ebola has been given plasma to fight the virus taken from the blood of a doctor who beat the disease. The Rev. Jim Khoi, pastor of the Fort Worth church attended by Nina Pham's family, said she received a transfusion (more)

Witness Rescues Man From House Fire


A house fire in Peoria Heights could have been much worse had it not been for a passerby willing to step up in a time of crisis...MORE

Rauner Idea Raising Eyebrows Of Unions


(AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says his idea to create so-called "right to work zones" also means...MORE

Fire Chiefs Honor Peoria Investigators


The Illinois Fire Chief's Association began its annual conference in Peoria by honoring two local firefighters. Peoria Division Chief Philip Maclin and Arson Investigator Bradley Pierson...MORE

District 709 Planning For The Future


Morton-Groveland District 709 School officials think it's time to talk about updating the district's buildings. "School districts can do things like add onto buildings, and (they're) continuing to do that, but at some point you have to...MORE

Victim Of Washington Fatal Accident Identified


A Bloomington man is dead after being hit by a vehicle near Washington. Tazewell County Coroner Jeff Baldi says Brian Epping, 55, was standing on the side of Route 24 at Nofsinger Road...MORE

FAA: Aurora Facility Back On Track


(AP) - Federal officials say they've restored full air traffic operations at a suburban Chicago control center that was damaged in a deliberately set fire...MORE

Another Ebola Case In Dallas


(AP) - Health officials say a health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test...MORE

Illinois Firefighters Converge On Peoria


The Illinois Fire Chief's Annual Conference gets underway Monday at the Peoria Civic Center. Two Peoria Fighters are being honored at opening ceremonies. Arson/Fire Investigators Division Chief Phil Macklin...MORE

CDC Asking Hospitals To "Think Ebola"


(AP) Federal health authorities are telling the nation's hospitals to...MORE

Disco Ball Comes Crashing Down At Nightclub


Police say a large disco ball that hangs from the ceiling of Club Berlin broke free from the wire holding it up early Saturday morning...MORE

Protests In St. Louis Coincide With NLCS


(AP) - A protests is slated today in downtown St. Louis over Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere. It's scheduled just hours before the Cardinals' opener in the National League Championship series.

Stepped-Up Ebola Screenings Begin


(AP) - A stepped-up Ebola screening program that checks the temperature of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York's Kennedy International Airport. The effort to screen travelers from the three West African countries...MORE

Rauner Releases Tax Returns, Quinn Reacts


(AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has released his 2013 federal and Illinois income tax returns. The returns show the multi-millionaire and his wife, Diana, earned nearly $61 million last year...MORE

Kmart Latest Victim of Data Breach


 (AP) - Sears Holdings Corp. is announcing a data breach at its Kmart stores that started in early September. The parent company, which also operates Sears stores, says that Kmart's information technology team detected the breach on Thursday. (more)

Rauner Picking Up Endorsements


(AP) Three major Illinois newspapers have endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner over Gov. Pat Quinn...MORE

State Department Warning Of Reprisal Attacks


(AP) The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for Americans traveling abroad, saying it sees a heightened risk of...MORE

Change150 Gearing Up For Spring


Weeks away from the November 4 General Election, Change150 is already looking ahead to next spring. The protest group that formed...MORE

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Underway


The Red Cross is targeting Peoria homes considered high-risk for fires. Red Cross volunteers, Peoria Firefighters, and the West Central Neighborhood Association will be canvassing neighborhoods...MORE

Dog Lovers Unite This Weekend


"That's what we're all about, helping animals in need," said Kitty Yanko with The Peoria Humane Society...MORE

4 Days Of Protests Planned In St. Louis


(AP) - Organizers say thousands of activists from around the country will be in the St. Louis area starting today, for four days of rallies, marches and civil disobedience to protest the August 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old...MORE

Email Scammers Latch On Ebola Scare


(AP) - The Illinois attorney general is warning residents of possible email scams related to the Ebola outbreak. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday that emails claiming to be an "Ebola pandemic update"...MORE

Candidates Stick To Script In Debate


There were plenty of jabs, but no surprises as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off in the only downstate Illinois gubernatorial debate of the election season...MORE

Dairy Queen Says Data Breached at Stores


(AP) - Dairy Queen says that its payment systems were breached by hackers who may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates. The ice cream and fast food chain says 395 of its stores (MORE)

Ebola Test Negative for North Texas Deputy


(AP) - State health officials say the Dallas County sheriff's deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the disease. Michael Monnig was released from a Texas hospital Thursday, one day after he went to a health clinic complaining (more)

Water Co., City Suspend Franchise Talks


Officials announced Thursday that the two sides had reached an impasse in negotiations to alter their current agreement, which forces the city to consider buying Illinois American Water every five years...MORE
 

Children's Rights Activists Win Nobel Prize


(AP) - Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two "for their struggle against the suppression of children...MORE

Dow Suffers Worst Losses Of The Year


(AP) It was another wild ride for the stock market as the Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest plunge of...MORE

Pere Marquette Developer Retiring


With the downtown Peoria hotel complex finally completed, Gary Matthews is hanging it up at the age of 72...MORE

"Blitz Build" In East Peoria


(VIDEO) - A group of volunteers started work Thursday to help an East Peoria family start a new chapter in their lives. Catholic Holy Family Society...MORE

Lawyer Defends Alleged ISIS Wannabe


(AP) An attorney for a 19-year-old American accused of trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria says the government doesn't have...MORE

Pedestrian Killed In Accident Indentified


An accident near Rome claims the life of a Chillicothe man.  Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says James D. Crutcher, 52, was observed...MORE

Investing In Peoria's Students


Peoria Promise is breaking down the barriers to higher education. The privately funded program gives Peoria high school graduates a chance to go to college, or get workforce training...MORE

Police: Officer Fatally Shot Man In St. Louis


(AP) - Authorities say an off-duty police officer has fatally shot a man who fired on him in south St. Louis. St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins says the 32-year-old police officer was working a secondary security job...MORE

Donovan Golf Course To Close


Peoria golfers will hit the links on one less golf course next year after the Peoria Park Board voted 6-1 Wednesday to close Donovan Golf Course...MORE

6,300 Apply For Illinois' Medical Marijuana


(AP) - Illinois doctors have signed off on Illinois medical marijuana for patients with cancer, severe fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. Those are the most frequent health problems...MORE

Ebola Airport Screening Begins Saturday


(AP) - The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the additional layer of screening (more)

Hillary Makes Appearance For Quinn


(AP) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has made a quick public appearance with...MORE

Second Texas Ebola Case Possible


(AP) Emergency responders in suburban Dallas say a patient "exhibiting signs and symptoms" of Ebola claims to have had contact with...MORE

Illinois' Top Doc Addresses Ebola Concerns


The head of the Illinois Department of Public Health spoke with the the media on Wednesday, the same day the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States had died...MORE

OSF Healthcare System Continues To Grow


OSF Healthcare System and Mendota Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement...MORE

Man Accused Of Stealing From Jewelry Store


Johnnie Higgins, 59, allegedly took about $1,500 worth of goods from a display case at Helzberg Diamonds on Monday evening...MORE

Pekin PD Unveils New Traffic Unit


(VIDEO) - Pekin residents will now see police officers on motorcycles for the first time in decades. Two patrol officers...MORE

1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed In U.S. Is Dead


(AP) -  Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning. Duncan arrived in Dallas Sept. 20 from Liberia and fell ill a few days later. He was sent home after an initial visit to the emergency...MORE

Gubernatorial Candidates Squaring Off In Peoria


Incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are set to appear in a debate in Peoria Wednesday night...MORE

U.S. Agents To Monitor Travelers For Ebola


(AP) - The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas...MORE

State To Address Ebola Preparedness


(AP) - Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. He plans a Wednesday afternoon...MORE

Hillary Clinton Making Chicago Stops


(AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to be in Chicago on Wednesday to deliver two speeches. The Park Ridge native and possible 2016 presidential contender...MORE

Syrian Groups Make Dramatic Appeal


(AP) - Syrian human rights groups are calling on the world to save the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group...MORE

Increase In Illinois High Schoolers Taking A-P


The State Board of Education says more than 23-percent of 11th and 12th grade students took the A-P exam this spring. That's up from 10.5-percent from just a decade ago. "We are also seeing an increase in the number of Hispanic students in part

Sierra Leone: Bodies Left In The Streets


(AP) - The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation says bodies of Ebola victims have been left in the streets because of a strike by burial teams, who complain they have not been paid...MORE

NLCS Rematch Between Cardinals & Giants


(AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship (more)

Canada Votes to Join Coalition


(AP) - The Obama administration is welcoming Canada's decision to provide fighter aircraft and other support for the coalition effort to thwart Islamic State militants in Iraq. Canada's Parliament authorized airstrikes against the militant group

Another "Blood Moon" On The Rise


Part two of a rare series of astronomical events is about to take place...MORE

"Walk A Mile In Her Shoes"


Bradley University students found a unique way Tuesday to raise awareness of domestic violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month...MORE

Stocks Plunge


(AP) The stock market closed sharply lower Tuesday as investors worried that global economic growth is...MORE

Man Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing, Arson


Instead of trying his luck at trial, a man pleads guilty to murdering a Peoria nightclub owner...MORE

East Peoria Wants Your Junk


The City of East Peoria's Fall Clean-up Week is underway through Friday. The special collection is open to homeowners whose garbage is picked up by the city. Commercial properties and businesses, as well as multi-family housing units are not include

New Ebola Concerns Worldwide


(AP) - Concerns are growing about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, now that a nurse in Spain has become the first person known to have contracted the virus outside West Africa...MORE

St. Louis Cardinals Head From NLDS to NLCS


(AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have played themselves into the National League Championship Series by beating Clayton Kershaw for the second time in the five days. Matt Adams launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Redbirds (more)

First Lady Stumping For Governor Quinn


(AP) - Michelle Obama is scheduled to make an appearance in Chicago Tuesday for  Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid. She's expected to speak at the University of Illinois...MORE

Shooting in South Peoria Injures One


Peoria Police confirm to WMBD News, one man was shot in the 1600 block of South East Lane after 9:30 Monday night. Reports indicate one of the men was shot in his side, and the other was hit with glass while sitting in a vehicle. (more)

Equipment Trouble Causing Delays At O'Hare


(AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration reports that arrivals and departures at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are being delayed because of issues with air traffic control centers' phone...MORE

Long Wait Over For Many Gay Couples


(AP) Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way by turning away several appeals...MORE

PACVB: Peoria Hotel's Future Uncertain


The head of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau says his clients are "nervous" about the future of a downtown Peoria hotel. Four Points by Sheraton...MORE

Experimental Drug Used On Ebola Patient


(AP) A North Carolina drug maker is providing an experimental antiviral drug to a patient being treated for Ebola in...MORE

FBI: Illinoisan Tried To Join ISIS


(AP) A suburban Chicago man has been charged with trying to travel overseas to support the Islamic State...MORE

Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage Appeals


(AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion...MORE

Honoring Fallen Firefighters


East Peoria Firefighters remember those that gave all. The Celtic Pipes and Drums played "Amazing Grace" during the 28th annual Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday. Four East Peoria Firefighters have died in the line of duty, between 1959

SNL Alum's Peoria Show Being Rescheduled


Comedian Jim Breuer's show at the Limelight Eventplex was scheduled for Sunday night.

But, the  former Saturday Night Live star's performance was postponed over the weekend after Breuer learned that his sister had died.

Limelight's Danny Cash tells WMBD's Greg and Dan that anyone with tickets for the show should hold on to them.

But, if you can't make it to the

5th Ebola Patient Arrives In Nebraska


(AP) - A specially equipped plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has landed in Nebraska, where he will be treated...MORE

Feds Probe Power Steering In Ford Cars


(AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of power-assisted steering failure in three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models. The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion...MORE

Time Running Out For Voter Registration


(AP) - Election officials say there are two days left for regular voter registration ahead of Nov. 4. Illinois residents who have a driver's license or state ID can register online...MORE

President Will Be Briefed On Ebola Patients


(AP) - The director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says he's scheduled Monday to brief President Obama on the Ebola situation in the U.S. The condition of a Liberian man who started showing Ebola symptoms in the U.S. is worsening...MORE

Busy Time Of Year For Pumpkin Expert


(AP) Each year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie...MORE

Dr: Ebola Outbreak "Extraordinarily Unlikely"


(AP) Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert says...MORE

Ebola Patient Getting Worse


(AP) The man being treated for Ebola at a Dallas Hospital has had a setback...MORE

Scammers Posing As IRS Officials


(AP) The Illinois Attorney General's office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers posing as...MORE

One Person Dead After Crash Near Mapleton


One person was killed and another injured after a car versus semi accident on Rt. 24 & Powell Road near Mapleton. Authorities say the crash involved 3 vehicles around 11:40 Saturday morning. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 86-year old Her

2nd Earliest Snow on Record for Peoria


The National Weather Service in Lincoln received offical reports of flurries and sleet in the Peoria metro area. One official observer in Peoria reported light snow. In this case, this would mark the first time snow has fallen on October 4th in Peoria. (more)

Owner Of Peoria Hotel Arrested


The Chairman and CEO of a group that owns a Peoria hotel is arrested in Florida. Nikesh Patel, 30, of Alena Hospitality is accused of...MORE

Fire In Washington Apartment Building


A scare for residents of a Washington apartment building. Washington firefighters were joined by other agencies to put out a fire at 1021 East Adams St....MORe

Woman Struck By SUV


A woman was taken to a hospital after being struck by an SUV. The incident occurred around 7:00 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West Glen Avenue...MORE

Bradley Basketball Player Suspended


A Bradley basketball player facing domestic violence charges will miss the first three games of the...MORE

Ebola Patient's Apartment Disinfected


(AP) - A family that was living in the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick has been moved to...MORE

ISIS Releases Grisly Video


(AP) An Internet video appears to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage...MORE

From Richwoods H.S. To The State Dept.


A 1988 graduate of Richwoods High School came home to share her story of leadership and empowerment. Nakita Washington is Director of Global Programs in...MORE

Fire At Flight 93 Memorial


(AP) - A fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania has burned three administrative buildings. National Park Service...MORE

Preservation Award For Pere Marquette


The renovation of Peoria's Pere Marquette Marriott hotel gets some statewide recognition. Landmarks Illinois will present the hotel its President's Award for Rehabilitation...MORE

FAA Chief Tours Aurora Radar Facility


(AP) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration visits an Aurora communications center that was sabotaged by a fire that shut down Chicago's two international airports...MORE

Manual Academy Lockdown


Manual Academy was placed on lockdown after a report of shots fired in the area. Peoria Police say Shotspotter indicated the shots...MORE

U.S. Jobless Rate Falls To 6-Year Low


(AP) - U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs last month, a burst of hiring that drove down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. The mostly positive government report...MORE 

Miranda Lambert Coming To Peoria


Country Superstar Miranda Lambert is coming to the Peoria Civic Center. Lambert's "Certified Platinum" Tour is making a stop in Peoria on Saturday, February 21st...MORE

NBC Cameraman Tests Positive For Ebola


(AP) - An American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment...MORE

Pekin Mother Fighting For Clean Air


A Pekin woman is part of an effort to get the state to crack down on coal-fired power plants in Illinois. For Robin Garlish, the fight is personal...MORE

City Of Washington: We'd Rather Help Than Fine


The city has sent letters to roughly 370 residents whose properties are still showing signs of disrepair nearly a year after last November's tornado, saying they need to clean up or face $100-a-day fines...MORE

Peorian Charged With Battery Of Officer


(AP) - Authorities have charged a Peoria man who they say punched a code enforcement officer in a marked city vehicle. Ervin Allen, 21, was charged in Peoria County court Thursday with vehicular invasion and aggravated battery...MORE

Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase & Co


(AP) - JPMorgan Chase says a recent cyberattack compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. According to a regulatory filing, the stolen formation includes names, (more)

Ebola Patient's Relatives Quarantined


(AP) A Dallas judge says four relatives of the U.S. Ebola patient are being confined to their home, under armed guard, because they...MORE

LaHood: Youth Program Money Diverted


Illinois Senate Republicans claimed Thursday local programs for at-risk youth are suffering from a loss of funding. State Senator Darin Lahood...MORE

Obama Likes Quinn's Economic Ideas


(AP) President Barack Obama has outlined a plan for growing the U.S. economy that mirrors Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's strategy for...MORE

High Interest In Medical Marijuana


State officials have released the number of applications for medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries. There were seven applications...MORE

More Trouble In The Air


For the second time in less a week, flights in Illinois are being interrupted...MORE

Pink For A Purpose


When October rolls around, we see a lot of pink. Health officials say Breast Cancer Awareness Month hopefully serves as a reminder for women to get a mammogram. But, there's more to it for the Susan G. Komen Foundation...MORE

Get Informed About Illinois' Referendums


With election day about a month away, the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria wants the public to learn about referendums on the November ballot...MORE

President Obama Back In Illinois


(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn is getting some help from President Barack Obama as the Democratic governor seeks his second full term. Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Quinn Thursday morning before pushing his economic message during an afternoon...MORE

Health Officials Watching For More Ebola Cases


(AP) - Hospital officials in Dallas say the man diagnosed with Ebola was sent home the first time he went to the hospital because information that he had just come from Africa was not widely shared...MORE

Operations At Chicago Airports Improving


(AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says that despite the sabotage last week at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center, air traffic controllers managed more operations at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday than at any other airport...MORE

Man Accused Of Attacking City Employee


The victim, a code enforcement officer, was parked on Russell Street Tuesday afternoon when she spotted Ervin Allen, 21, driving his jeep the wrong way down the one way street...MORE

OSF/CAT Monitoring Ebola Risk


While state public health officials do not expect the Ebola virus to reach Illinois, officials from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Caterpillar...

Some Washington Residents Face Fines


Washington city officials say they've entered a "new chapter of recovery." The city says as much in a certified letter...MORE

Secret Service Director Resigns


(AP) Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House...MORE

South Peoria Has Its Resident Officer


Residents in South Peoria have a direct connection to the Peoria Police Department after Officer Christopher White...MORE

Walk To Help Find A Cure For Diabetes


Finding out you're diabetic changes your life. Just ask Colton Myers, 17, a Senior at Washington High School. "It didn't really hit me until about a month or two afterwards when I kinda realized, oh you're not joining the military...MORE

Flights Still Being Canceled Nationwide


(AP) - Chicago Department of Aviation data show flights are still canceled at O'Hare International Airport after sabotage last week at a suburban air traffic control center. The department said Wednesday morning that O'Hare (more)

Heavy-Hitters Stumping For Quinn


(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy-hitting Democrats with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner enters its crucial last month...MORE

Lawmakers Want Secret Service Boss Out


(AP) - Two senior lawmakers are urging Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job. Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland say they've lost confidence and trust in the ability of Julia Pierson...MORE

Peorian Sentenced To 25 Years For Murder


Darcy Morris, 37, of Peoria, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of another man last July. Morris has pleaded guilty to one count of first degree murder for the death of John Dunnigan. Peoria Police say Dunnigan tried...MORE

Secret Service Discloses CDC Breach Of Security


(AP) - Despite more than three hours of questioning by lawmakers Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another security breach that occurred just days before a knife-carrying Army veteran climbed over the White House...MORE

Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Pay


(AP) - An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid. A panel of judges from the First District Appellate Court found...MORE

Accused White House Intruder Was a Threat


 (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat. (more)

A Workshop That Could Save Your Life


The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is hosting "Protect Yourself", a free public workshop at...MORE

Deadly Disease Reaches The United States


(AP) Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for...MORE

Warehouse District Deemed "Historic"


What that means, financially speaking, is that property owners who want to renovate buildings in the Warehouse District are eligible for a 25% federal tax credit and a 20% state tax credit...MORE

Beheading Suspect Could Face Death Penalty


(AP) The man accused of beheading a co-worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant last week could face...MORE

Gov. Touts HealthCare Act Enrollment


(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn is highlighting what he calls a successful first year of the Affordable Care Act in...MORE

Fixing The Funding Formula


Bruce Rauner says Illinois needs to change the way it pays for schools. The Republican gubernatorial candidate says that's one of the first things he'll tackle if  elected in November. "School districts, like Peoria, aren't getting...MORE

Mayor Manier Supports Gov. Quinn


In a new television ad out Tuesday, Washington Mayor Gary Manier shows his support for Governor Pat Quinn. Manier, who is a Republican, says "I felt compelled to support Governor Quinn after all he has done for the City of Washington...MORE

Secret Service Boss Grilled Over Breach


(AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way well into the executive mansion will never happen again...MORE

Schools Looking At The Cost Of Nov. Tornado


All of Washington's school districts are putting their heads together to figure out a way to recoup millions of dollars lost as a result of last year's tornado...MORE

O'Hare, Midway Nearing Normal Capacity


(AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt. The FAA said Tuesday morning that data through midnight showed...MORE

Pact Signed Between Afghanistan And U.S.


(AP) - Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. At a ceremony today in the capital, Kabul...MORE

Secret Service In The Spotlight Over Breach


(AP) - Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are expected to turn up the heat on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson when she appears before them today. She'll be pressed to explain the high-profile security breach...MORE

Dallas Hospital Monitoring Patient for Ebola


(AP) - A Dallas hospital says it is isolating a patient who is showing signs of having the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms (more)

Come Hungry And Full Of Ideas


Buy a bowl of soup, and get a vote to help the community. That's the idea behind Peoria Community Against Violence's "P-Town Soup" event Tuesday night at the East Bluff Community Center...MORE

Afghanistan To Sign Troop Deal


(AP) - A senior adviser to U.S. President Obama says Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year...MORE

First Med Pot Approval Letters Sent


(AP) Officials say the first approval letters have been sent to Illinois patients who've applied to use...MORE

New Details On Man's Jaunt Through WH


(AP) The Washington Post and New York Times say the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than...MORE

State Police Warn Of Fall Road Danger


(AP) The Illinois State Police is warning drivers to be aware of deer this fall, especially in rural parts of the...MORE

Durbin Seeking Control Center Investigation


(AP) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt...MORE

The Battle Over School Funding


(AP) House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to...MORE

PIA Dealing With After Effects Of Shutdown


If you are scheduled to fly out of Peoria International Airport this week, you'd better check in with your airline early.  That's the advice of Gene Olson, Director of Airports...MORE

U.S. Doctor Admitted To NIH For Ebola


(AP) - An American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been admitted to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near Washington...MORE

Accused Air Traffic Control Arsonist In Court


(AP) A suburban Chicago man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage...MORE

Grain Tour Brings Foreign Buyers To Illinois


(AP) - Buyers from nine countries will travel to Illinois to shop for grain and grain-related products as part of what the Department of Agriculture is calling a "reverse trade mission."...MORE

Rauner Donates To The Left And Right


(AP) - Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife have given millions of dollars to causes on both ends of the political spectrum. His family's foundation has given $19 million in the past 15 years to groups...MORE 

Deadly Volcano Eruption In Japan


(Fox News) - The bodies of more than 30 people believed to be dead have reportedly been discovered near the summit of an erupting volcano in central Japan...MORE

British Warplanes On 1st Approved Mission


(AP) - Britain's Ministry of Defense says warplanes have taken off for their first combat mission over Iraq since Parliament approved airstrikes targeting the Islamic state group. The Tornado GR4 aircraft took off from RAF Akrotiri...MORE

U.S.-Led Air Strikes Hit Syrian Provinces


(AP) - Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has carried out several airstrikes targeting Islamic State group positions in northern and eastern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the air raids overnight took place in four...MORE

Officer Shot In Ferguson


(AP) - St. Louis County police say a Ferguson officer was shot after encountering two suspects at a community center who fired at him during a foot chase...MORE

4 Killed In Oklahoma Bus Crash


(AP) - Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say four members of a college women's softball team have been killed and at least 15 others injured after a North Central Texas College bus collided with a semi...MORE

Quinn, Rauner Address Illinois Millennials


(AP) Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have made their case to become Illinois' next governor before a crowd of about 1,500 younger voters...MORE

Flights Resuming After Shutdowns In Chicago


(AP) - The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt. At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000...MORE

Chelsea Clinton Is A New Mom


(AP) - Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky...MORE

Herget Bank To Become Busey Bank


First Busey Corporation is announcing plans to acquire Herget Financial in Pekin. The two banking companies...MORE

Local Officers Help Take Back Drugs


It's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and local law enforcement is helping to dispose of unused or expired "meds" at a number of collection sites from 10:00...MORE 

Flights Resume After Fire


(AP) - Flights were taking off and landing at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports late Friday after the shutdown of a suburban air traffic control facility where authorities say a contract employee started a fire. However, delays are from 90 min (MORE)

Aurora Fire Delays Peoria Flights


(VIDEO) - "It's going to be kind of a messed up day, I think." The director of the Peoria International Airport says that's because...MORE

Teenager Sentenced For Shooting


He's been alive for 16 years, and he'll spend the next 16 behind bars. Robert Sanders is going away for shooting a 14-year-old in the chest last year...MORE

Denmark Joins Fight Against ISIS


(AP) - The Danish government says it is joining the coalition to strike at the Islamic State extremist group, sending seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in airstrikes against the group in Iraq...MORE

Quinn "Grateful" For Presidential Visit


(AP) President Barack Obama is expected to be in Chicago next week to support Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election...MORE

New Police Chief Promotes Eddlemon


The Peoria Police Department is making another position permanent. New Police Chief Jerry Mitchell has appointed Captain Mike Eddlemon as his Assistant Chief. Eddlemon has been serving as interim...MORE

Steinem For Quinn


(AP) - Famed women's rights activist Gloria Steinem is throwing her support behind Gov. Pat Quinn and...MORE

Ardis Elected To IML Board


Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis has been elected to his 9th term as a Vice President on the Illinois Municipal League Board Of...MORE

Walking With A Purpose


The last of five scheduled Peace Walks steps off at 6 o'clock tonight at Proctor Recreation Center on...MORE

Schilling: The Tape Does Lie


(VIDEO) - The war of words in Illinois' 17th District Congressional race turns into a war of advertisements. Republican Bobby Schilling is challenging an ad...MORE

Pizza Delivery Driver Stabbed


A Bacci's Pizza employee tells police she was mugged while making a delivery to a home on Peoria's south side...MORE

Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes


(AP) The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month has released a video apologizing...MORE

Police: Beheading Suspect Pushed Islam


(AP) Police say the man who beheaded a woman with a knife at an Oklahoma food processing plant had tried to convert several...MORE

Firefighter Sentenced on Arson Charges


 (AP) - A former volunteer Williamsfield firefighter who was convicted of several counts of arson earlier this year has been sentenced to jail time and probation. Blake Walsh, 24, received a sentence Wednesday of six months in jail. (more)

Big Time Comedians To "Recognize Richard"


Peoria is in for an epic night of comedy to "Recognize Richard." D.L. Hugley, Cedric The Entertainer, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, and Mike Epps, who is playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming movie about him...MORE

FBI: ISIS Executioner ID'd


(AP) The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and...MORE

MLB Champ Delivers Strong Message In Peoria


Eight-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 4-time World Series champion Darryl Strawberry delivered a "message of hope"...MORE

Terrorist Attack Averted?


(AP) A senior Obama administration official says no one in the U.S. government is aware of a plot for an attack on subway systems...MORE

Attorney General Holder Resigning


(AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder's departure...MORE

Applications For U.S. Unemployment Rise


(AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign hiring will remain...MORE

BU's Barnes Faces Charges In Court


A Bradley University basketball player charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery charge appeared in Peoria County Court Wednesday. BU senior forward, Auston Barnes, 22, was charged last week for an incident at his home on August  11th...MORE 

Former Big Leaguer Visits Peoria


Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry will be speaking at the 40th annual Mayor's Prayer Luncheon in Peoria Thursday at the Pere Marquette. Strawberry will discuss his MLB career, his personal challenges...MORE

O'Hare Reclaims World Title


(AP) - Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has reclaimed its title as the world's busiest airport for the first time since 2004. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement Wednesday in Chicago...MORE 

Man Apprehended in Student Abduction


(AP) - Police say they have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Wednesday that 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is in custody in Galveston, Texas. (more)

Councilwoman Wants More Med Pot Input


The Peoria City Council is asking staff to develop a policy toward more public input into the location...MORE

UK May Join in Airstrikes in Iraq


(AP) -British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will ask Parliament to approve joining international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. But Cameron did not mention the prospect of also joining the U.S.-led international airstrikes (more)

Governor Blasted For "Secret Program"


Bruce Rauner's running mate came out swinging during a visit to Peoria Wednesday. "When it comes to public safety, Pat Quinn has broken...MORE

Sandwich Maker Suffers Security Breach


Jimmy John's is the latest company to fall victim to a hacker. The company says it learned on July 30th of a security breach...MORE

Peoria's Kmart Closing Its Doors


A Peoria bargain store is closing for good. The Kmart store at 901 W. Lake Ave. will close to the public...MORE

Officials: Inmate's Escape "Unacceptable"


(AP) Illinois Department of Corrections officials Wednesday called an inmate's escape from a southern Illinois prison...MORE

Quinn Agrees To Stall IDOT Layoffs


(AP) - Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court agreement by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration. Quinn's lawyers agreed late Monday...MORE

Nascar Star Will Not Be Charged


(AP) A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint...MORE

Obama Seeks International Cooperation Against ISIS


(AP) - President Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death." Obama told the assembled leaders...MORE

Lakeview Center Receives State Grant


Illinois is making a significant investment in Peoria Parks. "We're gonna invest $2.5 million dollars in the Peoria Park District's Lakeview Recreation Center," ...MORE

Vandalia Escapee Caught


(AP) - An inmate who escaped from a southern Illinois prison is back in custody. Marquis Battice, 21, made his way over the fence...MORE

Police Investigating Shooting, Armed Robbery


A shooting on Peoria's East Bluff lands one person in custody and one injured. At least 10 shots were fired in the area Frye & Central after 9:00p.m...MORE

IL Candidates Spend Big Money On Ads


(AP) - If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there's concrete proof. Illinois has seen a roughly 30 percent increase in the number of TV ads and the money spent...MORE

Obama To Address U.N. General Assembly


(AP) - President Obama's speech to the United Nations General Assembly today will likely focus on U.S. efforts to defeat the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. After weeks of launching strikes against militant targets...MORE

Protecting Crime Victims In Illinois


Advocacy groups are pushing for the passage of a proposed mendment to the state constitution that they say would increase accountability for Illinois courts and provide better protection of crime victims' rights...MORE

Grammy Nominee To Perform At Bradley


Wiz Khalifa will perform in concert on Friday night November 14th at Bradley's Renaissance Coliseum...MORE

Soda Makers Pledge To Cut Calories


(AP) Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next...MORE

Emanuel Pushing Sentencing Law Reforms


(AP) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor...MORE

Peoria County Facing Budget Deficit


The Peoria County Board is beginning its fiscal year 2015 budget negotiations. Administrator Lori Curtis Luther...MORE

Obama Claims Unity Behind Airstrikes


(AP) - President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes...MORE

Bradley Institute Will Honor LaHood


The Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University will honor Peoria's former Congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The university says that LaHood will receive the Henri de Tonti Award...MORE

Fight The Flu, Get Your Shot


With flu season right around the corner, the Peoria City/County Health Department suggests getting your flu vaccine early. "With our flu season typically running November through May...MORE

Number Of Ebola Cases Continues To Climb


(AP) - New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up...MORE

School Bus Hits Pole


A school bus sideswiped a utility pole near the intersection of Krause and Ligonier in Peoria...MORE

US Starts New Offensive in Syria


(AP) - The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven. (more)

A Call For School Funding Reform


The head of a local school district is joining a coalition of superintendents and education advocates...MORE

Candidates Talk "Common Sense" Gun Laws


(AP) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner both endorse what they call "common sense" in gun laws, but disagree...MORE

US and Partners Begin Airstrikes in Syria


(AP)- BREAKING NEWS: The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria. The aerial effort against the extremist group Islamic State has been expanded from Iraq into Syria. The Pentagon says the operation involves warplanes from the U.S. (MORE)

The Number Of Homeless Children Rising


Illinois saw a record number of homeless students during the 2012-2013 school year. More than 50,000 children had no consistent living arrangement, an increase of 17 percent over 2011-2012...MORE

Fire At A Peoria Plant


A fire started at Archer Daniels Midland on Edmund St. around Noon Monday...MORE

ISIS Calls For Civilian Deaths


(AP) - The spokesman of the Islamic State militant group says his fighters are ready to face a U.S.-led military coalition and is calling on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight...MORE

Accused White House Intruder In Court


(AP) A federal prosecutor in Washington says investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in a search of the car of...MORE

Local Candidate May Take Votes From Rauner/Quinn


(AP) - The Libertarian candidate running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance to win the November election. But Chad Grimm could pull votes away from Republican...MORE

Responders Practice For Real Emergencies


The Fondulac Park District Police and the United States Coast Guard are hosting a full scale emergency preparedness exercise. The emergency drills will involve multiple local and state agencies...MORE

Police Investigating Pekin Armed Robbery


Police say the USCO Gas Station located at 801 S. 2nd Street in Pekin was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night. Officers were dispatched to the scene around 11:30 p.m...MORE
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