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)

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)

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

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

Principals Are People Too

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

Actress Polly Bergen Dies At 84

(AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear"...MORE

Media Messages Focus On ISIS

(VIDEO) - (AP) - President Barack Obama used his weekly media message to promote his policies aimed at blunting Islamic State militants...MORE

Medical Pot Deadline Approaches

The deadline for applications to operate medical marijuana cultivation centers is 3:00 p.m. Monday. So, the race is on...MORE

Deadline Nears For Medical Pot Applicants

The application deadline for those seeking permits for cultivation centers and dispensaries is 3:00 p.m. today...MORE

Pope Names New Archbishop Of Chicago

(VIDEO) - (AP) - As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position...MORE

Manhunt for Pennsylvania Suspect Continues

 (AP) - The area of northeastern Pennsylvania where a manhunt for the suspect in a trooper ambush is underway remains cordoned off with a heavy police presence after shots were reported Friday evening. (more)

Police Closing In On Survivalist Shooter

(AP) - Authorities in Pennsylvania believe they are closing in on the self-taught survivalist accused of shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another at a police barracks...MORE

Oktoberfest Hits The Peoria Riverfront

From Beer to Bratwurst, Lebkuchen to Log-Sawing, it's a celebration of all things German...MORE

Ambassador Says US Has Support To Fight ISIS

(AP) - The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday would not name those countries or detail their level of involvement...MORE

Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation

(AP) - The White House was evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion. The incident occurred Friday evening shortly after President Obama and his daughters left aboard a helicopter for the presidential retreat in Maryland, Camp David (more)

Missing Person Found

Kashara Luckett, 18, was last seen getting into a white SUV in the 2800 block of North Peoria Ave. around 1:00 p.m. Friday...MORE

The Science Behind Peace Walk Routes

Usually people try to avoid walking down a city's most dangerous streets, but not these guys. "We select areas where we know...MORE

BU Player Faces Wednesday Court Date

A Bradley men's basketball player will appear in court instead of on the court this week. Senior forward Austin Barnes...MORE

NFL Commissioner: I Got It Wrong

(AP) - At a news conference Friday, Roger Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence...MORE

ISP: Trucker Was Stoned And Speeding

A trooper initially pulled over William Whitelow, 32, early Friday afternoon for speeding in the Morton construction zone...MORE

Insurer Claims Farm Fatalities Up

(AP) - Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double...MORE

Second Man Arrested In White House Entry

(AP) - The Secret Service says a man has been arrested for trying to unlawfully enter the White House, less than 24 hours after a fence-jumper made it all the way into the building on Saturday. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says a man showed up at

New Chief Discusses Change At PPD

Peoria's new Police Chief Jerry Mitchell says he'll put his own stamp on the office, but it will take some time. "I think you have to earn that. I think that over time the officers that I work with, and work for me, will get to know me...MORE

D150 Revises Tentative Budget

A tentative 2015 budget for Peoria Public Schools will be slightly better than expected. The budget...MORE

IDOT Offering Free Biker Course

Motorcycle riding season is in high gear in Central Illinois. And, the Illinois Department of Transportation wants new bikers to take their free training course that is available at 12 different locations throughout Central Illinois...MORE

Driver Rescued From River Arrested

A Peoria man was arrested Thursday after prompting a search and rescue effort in the Illinois River...MORE

Iconic Carhop For Sale

(AP) - A 1952 hot dog stand that is one of the last curbside dining spots in the Peoria area is up for sale...MORE

Members Of Ebola Education Team Killed

(AP) - Guinea's government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead. In a government statement released Friday, authorities said that eight bodies had been found...MORE

Rollover Accident On Rt. 9 Involves Camper

(Photo: WEEK) Debris in the road causes a rollover accident on Route 9 near the Pekin Bridge. Illinois State Police say it happened about 5:30 Thursday evening. A truck pulling a 30 foot camper swerved...MORE

Scots Reject Independence

(AP) -Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders...MORE

Peoria Man Accused Of Beating A Toddler

Authorities believe Akeem Jones, 23, beat the 18-month-old son of his girlfriend at a home in Pekin on August 20...MORE

U.S. Giving Ukraine More Non-Lethal Assistance

(AP) President Barack Obama says $46 million in new assistance that the U.S. will provide to Ukraine's military will help the...MORE

Man Rescued After Driving Truck Into Water

A 35-year old Peoria man was pulled from the Illinois River Thursday afternoon after driving his truck into the water...MORE

Vallas Critiques Rauner Budget Plan

The Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor criticizes a GOP budget plan. Paul Vallas, during an appearance...MORE

Libertarian Candidate Stays On Nov. Ballot

(AP) - A Sangamon County judge today rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.  Judge Patrick Kelley denied GOP attorneys' appeal...MORE

Airport Director Talks Expansion

Month after month, Peoria's Wayne A. Downing International Airport is seeing a record number of passengers. Popular destinations and convenient flights out of Peoria...MORE

Beheadings Thwarted In Australia

(AP) - Police in Australia say they've thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group...MORE

Ukrainian President Visiting White House

(AP) - President Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office today, hours after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress...MORE

A Bipartisan Vote On Arming Syrian Rebels

(AP) - President Obama says a House vote granting authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group. The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday (more)

'This Job Needs Me,' Says New Police Chief

City officials announced Wednesday that Jerry Mitchell had been tapped to fill the vacancy left by former Chief Steve Settingsgaard in June...MORE

Dwyer Arrested on Domestic-Violence Charges

 (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. (more)

Dow Rallies On News From The Fed

(AP) Wall Street likes what it heard from the Federal Reserve today. The Dow finished at a record high -- 17,156 -- after the...MORE

Rauner Releases Plan To Battle "Cronyism"

(AP) Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's plan for ethics reform released Wednesday includes...MORE

Vikings Sideline Adrian Peterson

(AP) - Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" in bringing back Adrian Peterson following...MORE

Candidate Announces Run For Pekin Mayor

Steve Brown wants to be mayor of Pekin. Brown announced his candidacy Wednesday morning on WMBD's Greg and Dan Show. Brown says, if elected, he wants to institute term limits...MORE

New Peoria Police Chief To Be Named

Jerry Mitchell will be Peoria's new Police Chief. Mitchell will officially be introduced...MORE

Hanna City Man Found Dead

The death of a Hanna City man is under investigation. The body of Randall McCabe, 59, was found Sunday afternoon on the living room floor...MORE

President Reiterates U.S. Mission Against ISIS

(AP) President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against...MORE

ISIS Sends U.S. War Warning

(AP) - The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen...MORE

East Peoria Tables Pot Discussion

Three prospective medical marijuana dispensary operators want to do business in the City of East Peoria, but the city says it needs more time...MORE

Councilman Slams Bustos In New Ad

Eric Turner appears in a commercial, paid for by Republican challenger Bobby Schilling's campaign, entitled "How Could You?" The ad features several veterans calling out Bustos for supporting a budget plan that slashes veterans' benefits...MORE

Decision On Fracking Rules Delayed

(AP) A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern...MORE

Union Appeals Rice's Indefinite Suspension

(AP) - The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15

Rauner Slams Quinn's Handling Of Pot Program

(AP) Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot...MORE

Suspect In Trooper's Death Identified

(AP) Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside...MORE

D.A. Taking Stewart Case To Grand Jury

(AP) A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver...MORE

Leaving Open Possibility Of Ground Troops

(AP) The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says that under certain circumstances he would recommend deploying ground...MORE

Weather Hampering Corn Harvest

(AP) - Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have put farmers behind schedule in bringing their corn...MORE

County Board Members Hosting Town Hall Mtg.

A hot topic is up for discussion tonight in Dunlap. Peoria County Board Members Brian Elsasser and Brad Harding are hosting a town hall meeting, where they will give people the opportunity to talk about the potential of a medical marijuana...MORE

Social Security Admin Mailings Resume

(AP) - The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know...MORE

UPS Hiring For The Holidays

(AP) - UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during...MORE

Hagel, Dempsey Defend Obama Military Strategy

(AP) - The nation's top military leader says strikes against Islamic extremists in Syria will be persistent and sustainable as President Obama expands the military campaign to combat the terrorist threat. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman...MORE

Quinn: Hiring Monitor Unnecessary

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans...MORE

Illinois Promoting Railroad Safety

The crossing arms and lights at railroad crossings are meant to keep us safe. But, when drivers disobey state laws associated with railroad crossings, tragedies can happen...MORE

U.N.: Nearly $1 Billion Needed To Stop Ebola

(AP) - The World Health Organization is warning that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks. The estimate comes today as the U.N. health agency said the cost of containing the deadly virus has risen...MORE

First US Strike in Expanded Iraq fight

(AP) - U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants. The US came to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters on Monday. (more)

Peterson Due In Court Wednesday

(AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse...MORE

Durbin Takes Ice Cream Jab At Opponent

(AP) U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking...MORE

Medal Of Honor Ceremony At White House

(AP) President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked...MORE

Accusations Flying In Race For Governor

(AP) Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns took jabs at each other on business and hiring Monday...MORE

Students Sickened By Carbon Monoxide

(AP) About 90 Illinois middle school students were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of...MORE

Suspects In Standoff With Police Identified

Three men allegedly involved in a standoff with police late Saturday night in a Peoria neighborhood have been arrested. Benjamin Farney, 25, Austin Durham...MORE

D150 Prepares For Special Visitor

The secretary-treasurer for the American Federation of Teachers will visit Peoria District 150 schools...MORE

Top U.S. Officials Struggle With ISIS Strategy

(AP) - As members of Congress prepare for votes on arming and training Syrian rebels, some are calling for tougher action against the Islamic State extremists -- while others are worried about entanglement in a new war...MORE

New Coalition Pushing For School Funding Reform

(AP) - Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring. Funding Illinois' Future members include community foundations, civil rights organizations, school officials...MORE

French Meeting Focuses On Defeating ISIS

(AP) - Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France has called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders...MORE

Like Father, Like Son

"This is so cool. It's like history." The historical significance wasn't lost on young George after he and...MORE

Cameron Condemns "Act Of Pure Evil"

(AP) (Photo from The Guardian) The beheading of a Briton by Islamic State extremists has drawn international condemnation and prompted...MORE

American Sentenced To Hard Labor

(AP) A 24-year-old American man got six years of hard labor after being convicted of entering North Korea illegally and trying to...MORE

Bridging The Gap

A town hall meeting featuring representatives of Peoria School District 150 and protest group Change150 didn't solve any issues immediately, but both sides say it was an important step towards making the public school system a better place...MORE

Search Continues for Trooper's Killer

(AP) - Pennsylvania State Police are intensifying the manhunt for the person or persons who ambushed two state troopers outside their barracks Friday night, killing one and wounding the other. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says (more)

US Awards $12M to Illinois Health Centers

(AP) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois. The money is available through the Affordable Care Act. (more)

Grand Jury Felt Peterson Went Too Far

 (AP) - A Texas prosecutor says a grand jury backed a child abuse charge against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after it spent several weeks reviewing "lots of evidence." Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Grant said Saturday. (more)

Obama: U.S. Will Not Fight ISIS Alone

(AP) - President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says under U.S. leadership...MORE

A Great Day For A Parade In Morton

One of the highlights of the annual Morton Pumpkin Festival is always the Pumpkin Festival Parade. It steps off at 10:30 this morning. Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock...MORE

Freshman Enrollment Down In Champaign

(AP) - Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the school. The freshman class enrolled this fall at the Urbana-Champaign campus...MORE

Hunt For A Cop Killer In Pennsylvania

(AP) - State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect. The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday...MORE

Solar Storm Arrives at Earth

(AP) - A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems.  The storm left the sun on Wednesday and first arrived on Earth at 8:55 a.m. CDT, and will continue disrupting the magnetic field through Saturday. (more)

Illinois Welcomes Home Heroes

An program that helps Illinois veterans and active military personnel buy homes has crossed a major milestone...MORE

Were Workers Fired To Shield Governor?

(AP) Fifty-five workers who have been told they're being laid off by the Illinois Department of Transportation claimed in a lawsuit...MORE

Man Being Questioned In PA Police Shooting

(AP) - Police say a person of interest is being questioned in the ambush shooting outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks that left one trooper dead and another injured. A state police spokeswoman says a man was being questioned...MORE

NFL Star Turns Himself In, Then Released

(AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank...MORE

Union: Guards Knew About Escape Plan

(AP) The union representing Ohio guards says prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates scrambled...MORE

Third "Peace Walk" Scheduled

Peoria's Don't Shoot effort takes to the street. The third in a series of five Peace Walks begins at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Morton Square Park...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)

(AP) - The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White H

(AP) - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infan

Advanced Medical Transport, which provides service for Peoria's hospital sy

Pekin's "Night Out" is all about the kids. And, there'll be plenty of them

(AP) A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier s

Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan celebrated Principal Ap

(AP) - A federal judge has ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate

(AP) - Police aren't confirming reports that a gunman has been shot and kil

A Eureka man is in the Tazewell County Jail for allegedly robbing a Washing

A scare for employees at an East Peoria Caterpillar plant. Workers in Build

(AP) - The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare

(AP) - Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee is being remembered as one

(AP) - Attorneys are returning to court in a federal lawsuit over hiring in

(AP) - The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airpor

(PHOTO-WEEK) The village ambulance service is facing a hefty deficit. A ref

(AP) - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hun

Peoria Police investigating a shooting on Peoria's Southside. Shot Spotter

One District 150 student is taken to a hospital after an accident involving

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