Thousands Of IRS Emails Recovered

(Fox News) - As many as 30,000 lost emails from Lois Lerner -- the ex-IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting scandal -- have been recovered by federal investigators...MORE

AP: Obama Broadens Mission In Afghanistan

(AP) - U.S. officials say President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan...MORE

Waiting On A Decision In Ferguson

(AP) - Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown are calling for calm as a grand jury draws closer to a decision in whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of the black 18-year-old. (more)

East Peoria Ready For Festival Of Lights

The Festival of Lights Parade Saturday night is the kick off to East Peoria's holiday events. Officials with the city say the parade and the static displays that open Thanksgiving night...MORE

Strong Quake Hits Japan's Nagano City

(AP) - A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8...MORE

Cosby Shows Canceled In Champaign

(AP) Bill Cosby's two shows next April at a theater in Champaign have been canceled in the wake of allegations the famed comedian...MORE

Here We Go Again

City and Illinois American Water crews are back to work, fixing a series of water main breaks in Peoria as winter rears its ugly head...MORE

Judge: Illinois Pension Law Unconstitutional

(AP) An Illinois judge has ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis...MORE

President Coming To Illinois To Talk Immigration

(AP) President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Chicago area next week to detail his expansive executive action...MORE

House GOP Sues Over Obama Healthcare Law

(AP) - House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Obama took to put his health law into place. The lawmakers say the president overstepped his legal authority. The lawsuit was filed Friday...MORE

Death Toll Rises In N.Y., Flood Threat Looms

(AP) - The death toll from an epic Buffalo-area snowstorm rose to 12 with the deaths of two elderly residents of a nursing home that was evacuated amid concerns of a roof collapse. Erie County officials announced the deaths...MORE 

Water Everywhere At Knoxville/Nebraska

Illinois American Water is working at the intersection of North Knoxville Ave. and Nebraska Ave. to repair a broken water main that gave way early Friday morning...MORE

Obama Heads To Vegas For Immigration Push

(AP) - Expecting an outpouring of Republican criticism, President Obama is firing up an effort to gain support for his executive actions on immigration. The president is starting with a rally today...MORE

Peoria County Board Approves Budget

The Peoria County Board approves next year's 129.4 million dollar budget. A two-year plan will reduce the county's 3.5 million dollar...MORE

Obama: Immigration Plan Is Not Amnesty

In his immigration speech to the nation Thursday night, President Obama said his administration will grant “deferred action” to two groups...MORE

Judge To Announce Ruling On Pension Overhaul

(AP) A Sangamon County judge says he'll rule Friday on the constitutionality of Illinois' pension...MORE

GOP Leader Has A Warning For President Obama

(AP) The Senate's top Republican is warning that President Barack Obama will "come to regret" the steps he'll be...MORE

Thanksgiving Travel To Reach 7 Year High

AAA is expecting the highest volume of travelers for the Thankgiving holiday since 2007. AAA predicts 46.3 million Americans will hit the highway and go 50 miles or more from home to gather around the Thanksgiving table...MORE

Rauner Calling For Temporary Hiring Freeze

(AP) Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze all hiring in the final weeks of...MORE

Red Light Cameras To Stay Put

(AP) A divided Illinois Supreme Court couldn't reach a decision on their legality, so...MORE

CAT Gives Record Amount To United Way

Caterpillar is pledging a record $12.8-million to United Way campaigns across the nation. The money represents $6.4-million...MORE

FSU Shooter Identified As Alumnus

(AP) - A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school. The official told The Associated Press that the shooter was Myron May...MORE

U.S. Unemployment Apps Fall To 291,000

(AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 2,000...MORE

Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83

(AP) - Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's...MORE

Gunman Dead On FSU Campus

(AP) - Police in Tallahassee, Florida say a gunman has been shot dead by officers on the Florida State University campus. One student says he was in his dorm room across from Strozier Library...MORE

Obama To Address Nation On Immigration

(AP)-President Barack Obama plans to sign executive actions on Friday that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million immigrants...MORE

Colonials Outscore and Outlast The Braves

Bradley started strong by scoring 13 of the game's first 16 points and building a 27-12 lead through the first 14:12, but Robert Morris closed the first half on a 18-1 run and carried the momentum to a 68-61 men's basketball victory Wednesday night (more)

Mother Of Child Killed In Crash Asks For Help

"Please help me give Dillon a proper funeral," writes Stacy Fisher, whose son was hit and killed by a truck in Peoria Heights last week...MORE

Bradley Adjusting Its Athletics Budget

A trend of decreasing enrollment prompts Bradley University to take another look at its...MORE

Prepping For Old Man Winter

City, county and state road crews say they are ready for the first significant snowfall of the winter driving season...MORE

Health Department Promoting "Smoke-Out"

The Peoria City/County Health Department wants you to stop "lighting up". Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smoke-Out, and a great time to quit smoking, as well as encourage those you care about...MORE

Treasurer's Race Finally Reaches A Conclusion

(AP) Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs...MORE

University Of Illinois Hires New President

 (AP) - The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen...MORE

Buffalo, N.Y. Pummeled By Snow

(AP) -Officials in Erie County, New York say they're not 100 percent sure that they've rescued everyone who's stranded on roadways in a snowstorm that's left up to 6 feet of snow around Buffalo...MORE

No Date For ISIS War Vote For Congress

(AP) - Republicans and Democrats say the Obama administration is not placing a priority on congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists. Lawmakers say the White House has yet to outline...MORE

Legislative Sessions Under Quinn Winding Down

(AP) - Illinois lawmakers are expected in Springfield for one of two remaining legislative sessions under outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's tenure. The session starts Wednesday and several issues could pop up...MORE

Controversial Oil Pipeline Stalls In Senate

(AP) The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline...MORE

City, County Launch Buy Local Campaign

The City of Peoria and Peoria County are launching a collaborative buy local campaign for Thanksgiving weekend...MORE

Governor Saves Taxpayers A Few Bucks

(AP) Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll rely on private funds to pay for his official portrait that'll hang at the state Capitol in...MORE

Frigid Temps And Pets Don't Mix

Sure, they have natural fur coats, but the director of a local animal shelter says your pets need to come inside as temperatures plummet below zero...MORE

No Charges Against Pekin Daycare

The Pekin Police Department's investigation into St. Paul Wonderland Childcare is complete. After allegations of abuse and neglect, Pekin Police say they found nothing criminal in their investigation...MORE

Pilot In Chicago Plane Crash Dies

(AP) - Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in a small plane crash has died.  The small twin-engine cargo plane crashed...MORE

Three Americans Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue

(AP) - Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton...MORE

NFL Suspends Peterson For The Season

(AP) - The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season. The league said Tuesday it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15...MORE

IL Governor-Elect Says He's Hiring

(AP) - Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is launching a website that will allow individuals to apply for jobs in his administration. The website is www.MakeIllinoisGreat.com. Visitors also can submit ideas to improve the state...MORE

StormReady Honored in Tazewell County

Tazewell County is being honored by the National Weather Service as a StormReady County. The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. StormReady communities have made a strong commitment (more)

Senator Wants Feds To Look Into Election

(AP) U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is requesting a federal inquiry into what he's calling "voting irregularities" and...MORE

Treasurer's Race Still Not Decided

(AP) The race for Illinois treasurer could be decided by fewer than 400 votes and lead to the...MORE

State Of Emergency In Ferguson

(AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand...MORE

Tornado Recovery Continues In Pekin

The recovery from last November's tornado is still going on in Pekin. Most Pekin homes damaged by the EF-2 tornado on November 17th, 2013 have been repaired, or are  still being repaired. The city has issued 163 building permits...MORE

Pausing To Reflect, One Year Later

The recovery continues one year after a tornado struck the communities of Washington, Pekin and East Peoria November 17, 2013...MORE

Woman Robbed At Pekin Riverfront

Pekin Police are looking for two suspects in connection with an assault and robbery on Saturday night. A Pekin woman was attacked while sitting in her car...MORE

Investigation Continues Into ISU Student's Death

Preliminary autopsy results indicate an Illinois State University student's death was caused by hanging. The 18-year old Bartonville man...MORE

U.S. Prepares For Talks With Iran

(AP) - Just back from a whirlwind 10-day trip to Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading across the Atlantic again for nuclear talks with Iran as a November 24 deadline...MORE

Surgeon With Ebola Dies

(AP) - A Nebraska hospital says an Ebola patient being treated in its biocontainment unit has died...MORE

U.S. Officials Confirm American's Death

(AP) - After the White House confirmed the death of American aid worker at the hands of Islamic State group, President Barack Obama said the group "revels in the slaughter of innocents...MORE

Washington Strong, One Year Later

1470 & 100.3 WMBD is joining Washington in reflecting on the year since a devastating tornado tore through the city...MORE

Rebuilding Efforts Going Strong In Washington

(AP) - Officials say most of the buildings that were damaged or destroyed one year ago when a deadly tornado tore through the central Illinois community of Washington will be rebuilt by the end of 2014. Not only do officials estimate that 75 percent...MORE

Doctor With Ebola Being Treated In Nebraska

(AP) A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is now in Nebraska where he's being treated at the same...MORE

President Says "Headway" Was Made At Summit

(AP) President Barack Obama says the past week he spent in the Asia-Pacific region proved to be a "strong week for American...MORE

ISIS Claims Murder Of Another American

(AP) Islamic State group militants are claiming another beheading, this time of captured U.S. aid worker...MORE

Doctor with Ebola Arrives in US

 (AP) - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in the United States for treatment. Dr. Martin Salia landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha on Saturday afternoon and will be transported to the city's Nebraska Medical Center. (more)

Critically Ill Ebola Patient Arriving In US

(AP) - The Nebraska hospital that will treat a surgeon who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone says he is expected to arrive in Omaha Saturday afternoon. The Nebraska Medical Center said that information from those treating Dr. Martin Salia in Sierra Leone (more)

Rt. 116 Accident Results In Power Outage

A crash on Route 116 in East Peoria leaves around 120 Ameren Illinois customers in the dark...MORE

Bradley Men, Women Lose Openers

(AP - some from Bradley University) - Drew Charles scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to help lead Texas-Arlington to an 86-75 win over Bradley...MORE

Woman Guilty Of Stealing From Tornado Victims

(AP) A central Illinois woman has been convicted of felony looting after she collected items from the yard of a retired couple whose...MORE

Woman Shot While Sitting In Car

Peoria Police are searching for two suspects after a shooting in south Peoria. Police say at least 5-6 shots were fired at vehicle in the 1400 block of Widenham around 7 Friday night. A woman was shot in the side while riding in the vehicle. (more)

House Approves Keystone Pipeline, Again

(AP) The Republican-controlled House has sent the Senate a bill approving the...MORE

Byrne "Snookered" The Media One Last Time

(AP) On Friday as news spread that Chicago's only female mayor had died, news organizations scrambled to put out...MORE

Illinoisans Get Second Chance At Health Insurance

(AP) - A second round of enrollment under President Obama's health care law is underway. Saturday marks the start of the open enrollment season for people buying private health policies on the health law's marketplace...MORE

Allegiant Wings Its Way To Orlando

(VIDEO) - Nonstop service from the Peoria International Airport to Orlando-Sanford officially took flight Friday. Orlando-Sanford is the fifth nonstop...MORE

Salvation Army Ready To Light It Up

The holidays can't be that far away now. The Salvation Army is kicking off its 28th Tree of Lights campaign Friday night with the lighting of the LED tree outside Northwoods Mall...MORE

U.S. Postmaster General To Retire

(AP) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says he'll retire Feb. 1 after leading the struggling agency for four years. He made the announcement Friday at a meeting of the Board of Postal Governors...MORE

9th Keystone Bill May Be The Charm

(AP) - The Republican-controlled House is expected today to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow. The bill marks the ninth attempt by the House...MORE

Young Teen Hit, Killed By Truck

A teenager is dead after being hit by a truck in Peoria Heights. Dillon Fisher, 13, was hit by a pickup truck as he rode his bike across War Memorial Drive, near Illinois Ave., around 5:45 p.m. Thursday. He was rushed to the hospital (more)

More Access To NW Peoria Growth Cell

(VIDEO) - City and state officials and a local developer cut the ribbon to open the Orange Prairie Road extension...MORE

Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration Revealed

(AP) As many as five million immigrants living in the United States illegally could be shielded from deportation, under a series of...MORE

ISIS Slams U.S. In Audio Recording

(AP) The leader of the Islamic State group is heard in a newly-released recording, saying that the campaign by a U.S.-led coalition has...MORE

More Bradley Attack Suspects Arrested

Peoria Police say the remaining two suspects behind a series of criminal incidents in and around the Bradley University campus are in custody...MORE

Lawmakers Propose Honoring Lane Evans

(AP) - A bipartisan effort by Illinois members of Congress is underway to name a federal building for the late U.S. Rep. Lane Evans...MORE

UnityPoint Health's Vision For Maternal Care

Expectant moms will soon have new options with UnityPoint Health-Peoria. The health system is moving its Maternity and Obstetrics staff from the Proctor campus to the Methodist...MORE

Governor-Elect Meets With Top Democrats

(AP) - Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has met with top Democratic legislative leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton...MORE

Brown Attorneys Urge Restraint In Ferguson

(AP) - Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint on the part of both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the officer who shot him should face criminal charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray...MORE

Residents Don't Want Fish Plant In Spring Bay

Spring Bay is a town of less than 500, but the people that live there apparently aren't thrilled with the idea of having an potentially smelly Asian Carp processing plant move in. Spring Bay residents packed a Village Hall meeting...MORE

Obama Close To Taking Action On Immigration

(AP) - The White House says President Obama is nearing a final decision on what executive actions he'll take on immigration. Obama has pledged to act on immigration before the end of the year...MORE


Jump In U.S. Unemployment Apps

(AP) - More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive momentum...MORE

DMV Computers Repaired

(AP) — Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker says Illinois' motor vehicle facilities will reopen Thursday...MORE

Peoria County Ranks High On Car Vs Deer List

State officials are warning drivers to be aware of deer this month, especially in rural parts of...MORE

Intersection Facelift OK'd Amid Budget Concerns

The City Council on Tuesday approved plans to turn the intersection of Allen Road and Alta Road into a roundabout...MORE

Quinn, Rauner Have "Cordial" Talk

(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn has called Governor-elect Bruce Rauner for the first time since he lost last week's election to the...MORE

Computer Outage Affecting DMV Sites

(AP) - A computer outage has affected all of the 138 motor vehicle facilities in Illinois...MORE

NYC Window Washers Rescued

(AP) - New York City firefighters have cut window glass and rescued two window washers...MORE

Spacecraft Lands On Comet

(AP) - The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet...MORE

Red Cross: IL Tornado Recovery Ongoing

(AP) - The American Red Cross says recovery efforts are continuing in parts of Illinois hit by deadly tornadoes a year ago. The not-for-profit relief group said Tuesday there are still nearly 500 active cases...MORE

"Big Bang Theory" Mom Dies

(AP) - The actress best known for voicing the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory" has died. Carol Ann Susi's agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, says the actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles...MORE

Congress Considers Emergency Ebola Funding

(AP) - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are holding a hearing today to consider President Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight Ebola. Despite reports that the number of infections is slowing...MORE

Obama Talks Climate & Trade Amid Tensions

(AP) -- President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to play down points of tension between their two nations Wednesday, unveiling a flurry of agreements on climate change, military cooperation and trade, (more)

East Peoria Honors Fallen Soldier

(VIDEO) - East Peoria chose Veterans Day to initiate a new program to honor city residents who died on the battlefield...MORE

City Bracing For Grand Jury Decision

(AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says law enforcement officials have been working around the clock to make sure residents and businesses...

Organization Helping Washington Businesses

A local organization is providing long-term support to Washington businesses nearly a year after the November 17th tornado. Funds From The Heart was initially established to help communities here in the U.S. and around the world...MORE

Peoria Salutes Veterans

(VIDEO) - Peoria's Veterans Day celebration began Tuesday with a parade through downtown Peoria and ended with a ceremony...MORE

Injured Worker Rescued In Pekin

A worker installing a sewer pipe at the Pekin Water Treatment Plant was injured Tuesday morning, and had...MORE

Peoria Events Honor Veterans

The City of Peoria holds its 62nd Veterans Day Parade Tuesday morning. The parade began at Monroe and Bryan Streets,ending at the WWI and WWII Memorial at Adams and Hamilton Streets...MORE

NY Doctor Is Ebola Free

(AP) - There are no longer any Ebola patients under treatment in the U.S. The last person to recover from the deadly virus in this country has been released from a New York City hospital...MORE

Public Reaction To D150 ISAT Scores

Peoria District 150 parents appear before the school board Monday night, accusing the administration of opening old wounds. The meeting allowed the first opportunity for the public to react to ISAT test scores released October 31. Overall, ISAT test sco

Treasurer Wants To Reunite Vets With Medals

(AP) - Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford is again trying to reunite veterans and their families with lost military medals, ribbons, dog tags and paperwork left in unclaimed safe-deposit boxes.

Rutherford says his office has 120 unclaimed military metals in the Capitol vault in Springfield.

He says some of the material may have been put in a safe-deposit box by people who eventually died or

Nurse Clears Ebola Incubation Period

(AP) - A nurse who says she defied quarantines on behalf of all health care workers who are returning from battling Ebola in West Africa is free and clear to begin the next chapter of her life...MORE

Dunlap Makes List Of Top High Schools

A new ranking of Illinois' standardized test scores by the Chicago Sun Times shows Dunlap High School is among the top 20 high schools in the state...MORE

Doctor Wins His Battle With Ebola

(AP) New York City health officials say a doctor who had Ebola has recovered and is scheduled to be released from...MORE

President Sounds Off On Net Neutrality

(AP) When it comes to the issue of "Net Neutrality," the White House is coming down on the side of consumer activists...MORE

Rauner Getting To Know Lawmakers

(AP) Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says he's meeting with every member of the General Assembly...MORE

Explosion Destroys Peoria Home

A Peoria man is burned as a gas explosion destroys his home. Peoria firefighters found the front and sides of the house....MORE

USPS Has Been Hacked

(AP) - The U.S. Postal Service says it's the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised. The FBI and other federal agencies are investigating...MORE

D150 Supt. Has Message For Gov-Elect

Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Grenita Lathan says the state of Illinois is “past due”...MORE

N. Korean Detainee Talks Not About Nukes

(AP) - President Barack Obama says concerns about North Korea's nuclear program didn't come up during negotiations for the release of two Americans. North Korea released two American detainees Saturday after Obama's national intelligence...MORE

Water Main Floods Hyvee Lot

A broken water main near Lake Avenue and Sheridan Road in Peoria flooded the parking lot of the Hyvee Sunday night. The water main had been bubbling up for several days...MORE

Former IL Congressman Phil Crane Dies

(AP) - The chief of staff for Sen. Mark Kirk says longtime Illinois U.S. Rep. Phil Crane has died of lung cancer in Virginia. He was of 84. Eric Elk says Crane died Saturday night surrounded by his children...MORE

IDOC: New Centers For Mentally Ill Inmates

(AP) - A report says Illinois' prison system is ready to create four treatment units and add 350 clinical staff to help improve conditions for mentally ill inmates. The document was filed recently by the Illinois Department of Corrections...MORE

East Peoria To Honor Fallen Soldier

A street sign honoring U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Paul Smith will be unveiled on Veterans Day...MORE

Germany Remembers Fall Of The Berlin Wall

(AP) - Germany is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with concerts, speeches and the release of balloons. The night of Nov. 9, 1989, brought to a climax the fight for freedom by East Germans against the communist regime...MORE

President Announces Attorney General Pick

(AP) - President Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general amid a power shift in the Senate. Obama announcing Lynch's nomination Saturday...MORE

High Court To Hear Health Care Law Case

(AP) - The White House is promising a vigorous defense when the Supreme Court hears a new case involving the health care law. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal that threatens the subsidies that help millions...MORE

Gov.-Elect Rauner Hires Chief Of Staff

(AP) - Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has hired a former top aide to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk as his chief of staff. Mike Zolnierowicz was deputy chief of staff to Kirk before joining Rauner's bid for governor. He was deputy campaign manager...MORE

Teen Wounded In WA School Shooting Dies

(AP) - Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to five the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago. Officials at Harborview Medical Center...MORE

Obama Authorizes 1,500 More Troops

(AP) - A senior military official says that American military advisory teams will now go to Iraq's western Anbar province where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground and slaying men, women and children. (more)

Police Find Suspects In BU Attacks

Peoria police have arrested a handful of teens in connection with a series of crimes committed on the campus of Bradley University. Police said Friday three people had been taken into custody for the incidents reported earlier this week. (more)

Gov-Elect Visits Peoria To Say Thank You

Peoria was among the stops during a statewide fly-around by Illinois Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner. "We're here to say thank you,"...MORE

President To Nominate Next AG This Weekend

(AP) President Barack Obama has chosen a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney...MORE

Man Punches Cashier In Parking Dispute

Peoria police say a man attacked a cashier of the Family Dollar on Northeast Jefferson after he was told to stop parking in the store's lot...MORE

Police Investigating South Side Stabbings

Officers responding to a call of shots fired learn of two stabbing victims. Police responded to the original call...MORE

Sheriff's Office Embracing Social Media

Law enforcement "ride alongs" are getting a 21st century makeover in Peoria County. The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is now doing "tweet-alongs" as a way to share with the public what it's like to ride along...MORE

More Troops Approved In ISIS Mission

(AP) President Barack Obama is authorizing the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to...MORE

PCAPS Celebrating Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

When it comes to adoption, older cats and dogs often get overlooked. But, Peoria County Animal Protection Services is trying to do something about that. "A lot of people think they need to have that puppy or kitten...MORE

Peoria County Added To Ash Borer Quarantine

(AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture has expanded its list of counties on the emerald ash borer quarantine...MORE

U.S. Unemployment Rate At 6-Year Low

(AP) - Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government says employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years...MORE

Obama, GOP Leaders Talk Compromise

(AP) - It's Washington's billion-dollar question: whether President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans can really make nice and forestall ever-greater dysfunction...MORE

Still No Winner In Treasurer's Race

(AP) - It's still too close to call. Days after Illinois voters went to the polls, there is no winner in the race for State Treasurer. Both Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs remain hopeful that uncounted absentee...MORE 

Rauner Previews Top Priorities

(AP) Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says raising the minimum wage is a priority, but only in conjunction with other...MORE

Big Retailer Has Personal Information Hacked

(AP) - Home Depot is revealing that hackers stole 53 million email addresses of its customers. The nation's largest home improvement chain had disclosed in September the breach that compromised 56 million debit and credit cards. (more)

Rollover Crash On I-474

A rollover crash on I-474 is being blamed on driver experience and gusty wind. A Chevy Trailblazer...MORE

Schock, CAT CEO On Rauner Transition Team

(AP) - Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is naming a transition team of advisers that includes...MORE

SOH Lays Out GOP Agenda

(AP) Speaker John Boehner says the Republican-controlled Congress will act to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, make changes in the...MORE

Few Patients Finish IL Medical Pot Apps

(AP) - Thousands of Illinois residents have started their paperwork to use medical marijuana, but only 1,500 have so far submitted all the supporting documents. Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Thursday about 8,000...MORE

LaHood: Rauner's Ready To Get To Work

Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner will take up residence in the Illinois Governor's Mansion in January. Until then, he plans to meet with both Democrats and Republicans to hash out the big issues. State Senator Darin LaHood, of Dunlap...MORE

Former Congressman Lane Evans Dies

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veteran's rights during his 24 years in service...MORE

Republican Majority Touts New Agenda

(AP) - Republican leaders are making their case for a GOP legislative agenda aimed at jobs and the economy. In an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal today, the Republicans include the tax code, terrorism...MORE

BU Students Assaulted By Teens

(AP) - Bradley University officials say a group of teenagers appears to be responsible for several confrontations with, and assaults on students. The university said at least five such incidents happened Monday night on and near campus. None of them res

Governor-elect Rauner Talks with Obama

 (AP) - An aide to Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says the Republican has spoken with President Barack Obama. Rauner defeated Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Quinn's re-election. (more)

Woman Abducted in Philadelphia Found Safe

(AP) - A woman seen on surveillance video being abducted off a Philadelphia street has been found safe outside Baltimore. Police say Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was found in Jessup, Maryland, and the man who took her has been arrested. (more)

Quinn Comes To Terms With Defeat

(AP) Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has conceded to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race...MORE

Obama To Voters: I Hear You

(AP) President Barack Obama is telling Americans who voted for change...MORE

Cops Cautiously Optimistic About Shooting Stats

Police Chief Jerry Mitchell says the numbers are encouraging so far, even though he recognizes that the stats could spike at any moment...MORE

Obama Seeking $6.2B To Fight Ebola

(AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to fight Ebola. The request...MORE

Things About To Get "Hairy" In Pekin

Pekin Police are putting down the razors for a good cause. They are celebrating "No Shave November" to benefit testicular cancer research. "It seems like everybody wants to be able to grow a beard," said Pekin Police Deputy Chief...MORE

Quinn Still Refusing To Admit Defeat

(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn is keeping a low profile after refusing to concede his re-election bid to Republican Bruce Rauner...MORE

Bruce Rauner Heading for Springfield

(AP) - Republican businessman Bruce Rauner has unseated Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, ending Democrats' 12-year grip on President Barack Obama's home state. The matchup between the Winnetka venture capitalist and the Chicago Democrat (more)

A Shift In Control In D.C.

(AP) - Republicans have seized control of the Senate and strengthened their hold on the House in a wave of Election Day wins. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has defeated his Democratic challenger...MORE

Rollover Accident On Rt. 24

There was a two-vehicle crash at Rt. 24 and Nofsinger Tuesday night in Washington. Police say it happened around 6:45 p.m...MORE

State Rep. Mike Unes Retains His Office

It's not easy to take 66 percent of the votes in an election. It's even less easy to take 66 percent of the votes in an election taking place in a district that's historically a stronghold for your opposition...MORE

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Re-elected

(AP) - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has been re-elected to a second term over Democratic challenger Sheila Simon. The Riverside Republican is a former three-term state treasurer and chairwoman of the Illinois GOP. (more)

Bustos Reelected To Congress

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will serve another 2-year term in the U.S. House of...MORE

Schock Elected To Fourth Term In Congress

Congressman Aaron Schock has won reelection in Illinois' 18th Congressional...MORE

White Wins 6th Term as Illinois Secretary of State

(AP) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has easily won a sixth term over Republican Mike Webster. White is already the longest-serving secretary of state in Illinois, a milestone he passed earlier this year. He has held the office since 1999 (more)

Illinois AG Lisa Madigan Elected to 4th Term

(AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been re-elected to a fourth term over Republican candidate Paul Schimpf. The Chicago Democrat had been widely expected to win another four years in the job she's held since 2002. (more)

US Sen. Dick Durbin Wins Fourth Term

(AP) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has defeated Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis to win a fourth term. The Senate's second-ranking Democrat had been expected to keep the seat he's held since 1997. He campaigned as a champion for the middle class (more)

GOP Kicks Off Election Night With Victory

(AP) Republicans are off to a good start on election night with a victory by GOP Senate leader Mitch...MORE

NFL Player Reaches Plea Deal In Abuse Case

(AP) Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child abuse...MORE

Washington Voters Line Up At The Polls

Election judges were gearing up for a busy day leading up to the start of voting on Election Day, 2014. Judges at Five Points in Washington...MORE

Ford Issues 5 New Recalls

(AP) - Ford is recalling more than 202,000 vehicles in North America to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other issues. The largest of five recalls announced Tuesday affects about 135,000 F-150 pickups...MORE

Early Voting Numbers Are Up

Early voting is up by about 900 people from the 2010 election in Peoria. That's a 10-to-11 percent increase according to the Peoria Election Commission. But, the real surprise is...MORE

Iranians Mark Anniversary Of Embassy Takeover

(AP) - Thousands of Iranians are chanting "Down with America" at a major anti-U.S. rally to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran...MORE

BU Expands Nighttime Shuttle Service

(AP) - A nighttime shuttle program at Bradley University has proved so popular officials have added a second "Hilltop Safety Cruiser." The safe-transportation program uses trained students to provide shuttle pickup and drop-off...MORE

IL Ballot Includes Constitutional Changes

(AP) - Illinois voters are considering whether to revise the state Constitution to bolster the rights of voters and crime victims. Also on the ballot Tuesday are questions about increasing the minimum wage...MORE

Appeals Court Takes On NSA Case

(AP) - Three federal appeals judges are stepping into a debate over privacy rights and government surveillance, weighing whether the National Security Agency's phone data collection program...MORE

Arrest Made After Robbery In Parking Lot

Peoria Police arrested one person after strong-arm robbery. The incident occurred in the parking lot of Walmart at 3315 University around 8:30 Monday night. Police searched the area behind Walmart, and found the suspect running along west-bound I-74 (more)

School Reopens After Fatal Shooting

(AP) Hundreds of people lined the streets leading to a Washington state high school as it reopened more than a week after a student...MORE

Florida Girl Shares Anti-Bullying Message

(VIDEO) - "Everyone needs a place to go to talk about what they're going through." Acacia "Tiny" Woodley is hoping to end bullying...MORE

Judge Agrees Khan A Flight Risk

(AP) A U.S. judge says a suburban Chicago man accused of seeking to join Islamic State militants in Syria will remain behind bars pending...MORE

Doctor Dies From Ebola In Sierra Leone

(AP) - Authorities in Sierra Leone say a doctor has died of Ebola - the fifth local doctor in the West African nation to succumb to the disease. The government said Monday that Dr. Godfrey George, medical superintendent of Kambia...MORE

One Day Left To Campaign

(AP) - The Illinois gubernatorial candidates are making the last push for votes ahead of Election Day with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner traveling the state...MORE

"A Night For Richard" A Success

It was a packed house at the Peoria Civic Center Arena Sunday night. "A Night For Richard" comedy show raised enough money to complete the bronze statue of Richard Pryor, and comedian George Lopez says the statue...MORE

Salvation Army Kicks Off Christmas Assistance

On Monday, the Salvation Army in Peoria begins sign-ups for Christmas assistance at the Corps Community Center for toys, food baskets or coats. Parents can sign-up for their families Monday...MORE

Terminally Ill Woman Ends Her Life

(AP) - A woman with brain cancer woman who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under Oregon's law that allows terminally ill people...MORE 

Peorian Killed In Sunday Crash

A single-vehicle accident in Peoria Sunday morning claims the life of a Peoria man. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says Taurus Watkins, 31, of Peoria, was pronounced dead at the scene...MORE

Washington Official Will Speak About Recovery

(AP) - The one-year anniversary of deadly tornado that struck the city of Washington is approaching and the city's administrator is set to provide a retrospective at Western Illinois University...MORE

Ebola Nurse Talks About Quarantine Battle

(AP) The nurse who successfully fought Maine's quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients says...MORE

Voting Booth Decorum Under Scrutiny

(AP) Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on...MORE

UN Panel: Climate Change Is Happening

(AP) The United Nations panel on climate science says climate change is happening, and it's almost entirely due to...MORE

Entering The Home Stretch

(AP) Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are campaigning at Chicago churches in advance of...MORE

NTSB Team Prepares Crash Investigation

(AP) - Federal accident investigators have arrived in California to begin a probe into the cause of an accident that destroyed a prototype space tourism rocket ship during a test flight. More than a dozen investigators in a range of specialties (more)

Peoria House Destroyed By Fire

A fire in a Peoria home causes the roof to collapse. Firefighters found the rear half of the home...MORE

Obama, GOP Spar Over Wages

(AP) - Conflicting views over the trajectory of America are closing out the final week before Election Day...MORE

Time To Fall Back

(AP) - It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Most of the United States is turning back the clock...MORE

Peoria Hts. Accident Results In Gas Leak

The residents of a Peoria Heights home were evacuated after a car hit a gas main. Officials say...MORE

D150 ISAT Scores Down

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its school report card for 2104...MORE

Mexico Judge Orders Release of US Marine

(AP) - A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks says on Friday that the judge decided to release (more)

Stuff-A-Bus Campaign Rolls Back Into Peoria

The effort aims to fill a classic CityLink bus with food items, which will be donated to the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service's food pantry...MORE

Tourism Rocket Crashes During Test Flight

(AP) A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's...MORE

Dow Closes At Record High

(AP) Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month. Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas after...MORE

Ammunition Found Outside Peoria School

Peoria's Thomas Jefferson Primary School was placed on lockdown much of the school day...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

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

Trooper Ambush Suspect Appears In Court

(AP) - A suspect who led police on a seven-week manhunt after a fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks appeared gaunt and battered at his arraignment. Eric Frein answered yes or no questions...MORE

Pekin Man Sentenced For Drugged Child Case

(AP) - A Pekin man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he dropped drug-laced candy on the floor that a 2-year-old boy then ate. Matthew Tarantino, 24, was sentenced Thursday for possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver...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

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

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.

Thousands Of IRS Emails Recovered

(Fox News) - As many as 30,000 lost emails from Lois Lerner -- the ex-IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting scandal -- have been recovered by federal investigators...MORE

(AP) - U.S. officials say President Barack Obama has quietly approved guide

(AP) - Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown are calling f

The Festival of Lights Parade Saturday night is the kick off to East Peoria

(AP) - A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immedia

(AP) Bill Cosby's two shows next April at a theater in Champaign have been

City and Illinois American Water crews are back to work, fixing a series of

(AP) An Illinois judge has ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's wo

(AP) President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Chicago area next wee

(AP) - House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps Pres

(AP) - The death toll from an epic Buffalo-area snowstorm rose to 12 with t

Illinois American Water is working at the intersection of North Knoxville A

(AP) - Expecting an outpouring of Republican criticism, President Obama is

The Peoria County Board approves next year's 129.4 million dollar budget. A

In his immigration speech to the nation Thursday night, President Obama sai

(AP) A Sangamon County judge says he'll rule Friday on the constitutionalit

(AP) The Senate's top Republican is warning that President Barack Obama wil

AAA is expecting the highest volume of travelers for the Thankgiving holida

(AP) Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freez

Greg's Big Black Couch

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

Historically, Washington Shares This Date

By Ken Zurski

The town of Red Bud, Illinois sits in northwest Randolph County on the far southwestern part of the state along Illinois State Route 3, a scenic byway that’s part of the Great River Road...

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