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Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty


(AP) - The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia (more)

EPA Says No To PCBs


(AP) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will block the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over an aquifer that...MORE

'Cautiously Optimistic' About Don't Shoot


Law enforcement officials say an anti-gang violence initiative has helped lower crime numbers in Peoria, but the battle continues to rage on...MORE

Judge Rules Against LA Clippers Owner


(AP) A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team...MORE

Mother Nature Keeping West Nile At Bay


(AP) Experts say what has so far been a cool, wet summer is probably limiting West Nile virus in Illinois...MORE

Medicare Finances Improve


(AP) - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted...MORE

D150 Wants Buy-In To New Sex Ed Policy


"We have morals, but that's neither here nor there. This is a health crisis." Peoria School District 150 Director of Special Education, Maureen Langholf, says that is why...MORE

CityLink Hosting Transfer Center Open House


The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) is giving riders a second chance to learn about a potential North Side Transfer Center. Consultants for CityLink's North Side Transfer Zone project...MORE

More Strikes On Gaza


(AP) - The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip. The strikes broke a relative lull...MORE

Making A Case For Raising Minimum Wage


(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure. Quinn and other Democrats spoke at a Chicago campaign event...MORE

Compromise On VA Health Program


(AP) - House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees will today unveil...MORE

Change150 President Done With Peoria Schools


Change150 president Jim Powell announced on a blog post that he's putting his kids in private school. The reason, he writes, is to escape the stress put on his family by what he describes as ineffective, and damaging, district management...MORE

'Don't Shoot' Update Scheduled For Monday


Peoria law enforcement officials are set to discuss the next phase of an anti-gang violence initiative...MORE

Police Search For Shooting Suspect


The Peoria Police are looking for a man wanted for attempted murder, among other charges. Police have identified the man as 33-year-old Robert D. Luckett after a Saturday morning shooting...MORE

Hamas Rejects Truce, Fires At Israel


(Fox News) Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting...MORE

D150 Board Interviews Next Week


The Peoria District 150 school board has scheduled a series of meetings next week to interview the eight applicants...MORE

Stormy Weather On The Way


The National Weather Service is forecasting strong to severe storms throughout the Central Illinois area...MORE

Huckabee To Attend "Sizzle and Swizzle"


Former Arkansas Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be in Peoria next month. Huckabee will be the main event...MORE

Real Concerns About Fake Cops


Sometimes, it's not a cop. That's a painful lesson learned by a man who was pulled over by what appeared to be an unmarked police SUV on I-55 near Litchfield late Tuesday night...MORE

Missing Woman Contacts Family


A Peoria woman reported missing this week is safe...MORE

12-hour Humanitarian Cease Fire in Gaza


(AP) - Despite fruitless attempts by diplomats to achieve a weeklong truce in the fighting in Gaza, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease fire to begin Saturday morning. (more)

Budget Woes For The River City


It's going to be a lean few months for the City of Peoria as it tries to recoup an expected $2 million deficit...MORE

Destructive Beetle Jumps Quarantine Zone


(AP) The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in Peoria and Tazewell counties...MORE

Israel Says No To Temporary Truce


(AP) Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in...MORE

A Busy Morning For Firefighters


No one is hurt, but several people are left without a place to live after a pair of unrelated fires...MORE

Event Offers Free School Supplies


Dream Center Peoria is ready to hand out 3,000 backpacks to District 150 students through an event called "Backpack Peoria."...MORE

Anne Fox Retiring From Red Cross


Following 31 years with the Central Illinois Region of the American Red Cross, Anne Fox will retire...MORE

Peoria Woman Reported Missing


Peoria Police are asking the public's help to find a missing Peoria woman. Felicia Kennedy, 28, was dropped off at Logan School...MORE

Area Chamber Helps Peoria Girls


The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce steps up to help two Central Peoria girls. 1470 & 100.3 WMBD reported the girls' lemonade stand that was stolen earlier this week...MORE

Extra Innings For Sports Complex Development


Plans for the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex will have to round the bases again after a key deadline was missed...MORE

Man Robbed by Fake Police on I-55


Illinois State Police say a driver was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield by men who impersonated police officers. According to the Belleville News-Democrat the man told police he was pulled over around 10 p.m. Tuesday (more)

Rock Island Trail Is Complete


A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Rock Island Greenway Bridge, which spans over North Knoxville Ave. in Peoria to connect the Rock Island Trail...MORE

Detweiler At Dark To Benefit JDRF


The running event known as "Detweiler at Dark" steps off Friday night on the cross country course at Peoria's Detweiler Park. It's an annual fundraiser...MORE

State Department: Russia Attacking Ukraine


(FOX NEWS) Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict...MORE

Profit Up, Revenue Down In Cat's 2Q


While second quarter sales and revenue at Caterpillar were down slightly compared to last year, profit was up. Cat reports profit per share...MORE

Quinn Slams Rauner For "Dishonest Ad"


(AP) The Republican candidate for Illinois governor's most recent campaign ad is being called into question for tailoring headlines from news stories to look more...MORE

MO Crash Kills 3 From Benson


Three members of a Woodford County family are dead, while another is hospitalized, after a head-on crash in Missouri. Dead are:(MORE)

Fire In Peoria Basement


Fire in the basement of Peoria apartment house. It took firefighters less than 15 minutes to get the blaze under control...MORE

Missing Plane "Probably Crashed"


(AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over northwestern Africa...MORE

Home Invasion Sentencing Delayed


The sentencing of a man linked to a series of home invasions in Peoria is delayed after his attorney withdraws from the case. Stefan Crayton...MORE

Pekin House Fire


A house fire is reported in Pekin. Pekin firefighters were called to 1305 Jerome Street about 1:35 a.m. Thursday...MORE

Lemonade Stand Stolen


A summertime staple has been soured by a ne'er-do-well...MORE

FEMA Provides Fire Grants in Illinois


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $1,607,356 in grants to eight communities in Illinois. The funding will support and improve the capability of each department to respond to fires and other types of emergencies. (more)

FAA Lifts Ban on US Flights to Tel Aviv Airport


(AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday (more)

Peoria City Council Making Due


The Peoria City Council's Tuesday night meeting looked more like the set of a strange new game show than a forum in which serious business was being conducted, an unintended consequence of the panel having to take its show on the road...MORE

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Discussed


(AP) A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on...MORE

Attorneys Didn't 'Play For The Camera'


The lawyers involved in the high-profile trial of Nathan Leuthold say expanded media coverage didn't affect the way they argued the case...MORE

Crash Victims' Bodies In Netherlands


(AP) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed...MORE

Anti-Violence Program Gaining Momentum


Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy says Don't Shoot is working. More details of the continuing anti-gun crime effort will be explained...MORE

Retirees Fight Proposed Development


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

Chiefs, Police Handing Out Free Baseballs


The Peoria Chiefs, with the help of Peoria Police, are handing out free baseballs to kids. Officers will hand out 750...MORE

Blood Donations Down This Summer


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

Downtown Peoria Hotel Remains Closed


When will Four Points by Sheraton reopen in downtown Peoria? The hotel's been closed since last October for renovations. It was originally scheduled to be back in business in February. A hotel official tells the Journal Star the hotel, and its 116 r

No Evidence On Who Shot Down Malaysia Flight 17


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

Conflicting Rulings On Healthcare Law


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

Repairs Coming To Roads And Bridges


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

More Airlines Canceling Flights To Israel


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

Victim's Family Relieved By Leuthold Verdict


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

D150 Revising Sex Education Policy


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

Driver Charged In I-55 Crash


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

Leuthold Found Guilty Of Murder


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

D150 Supt. Gets 2% Raise


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

Rauner Not Giving Up On Term Limits


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

Medical Pot OK For Kids With Epilepsy


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

Santana Coming To Peoria Oct. 7


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

It's In The Jury's Hands Now


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

State: Leuthold Executed His Wife


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

Leuthold Will Not Testify In His Defense


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

Woman Killed In Peoria County Crash


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

Supt. Pay Raise On D150 Agenda


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

Economy Remains Focus Of Governor's Race


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

"Maverick" Dies At His California Home


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

Governor Says He Believes In Redemption


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

RJ Reynolds Ordered To Pay $23.6B In Damages


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

Crash Site Monitors Hampered By Rebels


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

Housing Authority Delays Greeley Project


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

Raber's Packing Company Recalling Beef Jerky


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

Bikers Riding For A Cause


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

Leuthold's Web Searches Included Murder


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

Quinn Signing "Ban The Box" Legislation


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

Leuthold, Aina Discussed Murder Case


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

CityLink Making Changes In Pekin


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

Hours Of Police Interviews Angered Leuthold


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

Peoria Shooting Suspect Arrested


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

Putin Calls For Peace


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

IL Supreme Court Won't Hear Term Limits Appeal


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

Missile Downed Airliner; Unclear Who Launched Strike


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

Leuthold Frustrated During Police Interview


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

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza


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

State Unemployment Rate Dips Again


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

Pastors Take The Stand In Leuthold Trial


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

Renewed Effort Seeks More Minority Businesses


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

Traffic And Parking Rules For Music Fest


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

Report: Malaysian Jet Shot Down


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

West Nile Virus Found In Peoria County


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

Hockey Fans Saying Goodbye To Bruce Saurs


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

Gaza Cease-Fire Over, Fighting Resumes


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

Illinois Running Out Of Room For Trash


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

Leuthold's Alleged Mistress Testifies


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

Woodford County Health Dept. Warns of West Nile


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

Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty


(AP) - The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia (more)
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(AP) - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's

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