Blood Donations Down This Summer

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

Missing Emails Part Of IRS Probe

(AP) - A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service is expanding to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official...MORE

Investigation Into Quinn Program Stalls

(AP) Illinois lawmakers have not decided how to move forward with their investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-violence program...MORE

Inmate Says Wife's Murder Was "A Present"

Nathan Leuthold apparently told a fellow inmate at the Peoria County Jail he killed his wife...MORE

Traffic Jams Expected At Country Shows

If you'll be picking up someone from the country shows at Ravina On The Lakes this weekend, be prepared to deal with lots of traffic when the last show of the night...MORE

BMW Announces Recall

(AP) - BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem...MORE

Medical Marijuana Program One Step Closer

(AP) - The Skokie Democrat who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana legislation is praising state officials and Gov. Pat Quinn for moving deliberately on regulations...MORE

Juror Dismissed From Leuthold Trial

Testimony is underway in day three of the Nathan Leuthold trial in Peoria County Court. Leuthold is accused...MORE

Legislators Look At Changing Prison System

(AP) - A legislative committee is gathering information on ways to address Illinois' prison population. The Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee heard more than three hours of testimony...MORE

Police: Leuthold Never Seemed Concerned

Nathan Leuthold never showed any emotion, even when graphic images of his slain wife were displayed in the courtroom, as the first full day of testimony in his murder trial came and went...MORE

Gov. Candidates Bank Campaign Funding

(AP) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has banked about $12 million for his November re-election bid. The Chicago Democrat released his second-quarter campaign finance report. It shows Quinn raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June. (more)

Popular Business Returns To Peoria, Adds Jobs

Running Central opened its new location at 311 Water Street in Peoria's Warehouse District Tuesday morning...MORE

Pekin Ordinance Targets Rental Properties

The goal of a new Pekin ordinance is simply to reduce crime. The Crime Free Housing Ordinance focuses on rental properties. One benefit of the ordinance will be better communication...MORE

Washington Appoints New Fire Board Member

Washington's City Council has appointed a  new representative to the city's fire board. William Gallaway was nominated by Mayor Gary Manier...MORE

Jobs Cut At Scott AFB

(AP) - Nearly 300 jobs are to be cut at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois. The...MORE

Home Sales Rebound In 2nd Qtr

The Peoria Housing Market shakes off slow start to 2014. The Peoria Area Association of Realtors reports...MORE

Affair Set Stage For Murder, Prosecutors Say

The high-profile trial of Nathan Leuthold, accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day 2013, is underway...MORE

Gaza Air Strikes Resume Despite Cease-Fire

(AP) - The Israeli military says it has resumed airstrikes on Gaza after Hamas militants violated a de-escalation brokered by Egypt...MORE

Good News On U.S. Employment

(AP) - Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has some good news for Congress this week about the health of the labor market...MORE

Temporary Cease-fire Between Israel and Hamas

(AP) - Both Israel and Hamas say they are seriously considering a cease-fire proposal presented by Egypt. Egypt's three-step plan would have the cease-fire to go into effect within 12 hours of "unconditional acceptance" by the two sides. (more)

Ex-Husband Of Murdered Woman Kills Himself

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll confirms the body of Daniel Wilson, 51, was found Monday morning in a car at a marina...MORE

UPDATE: Charges Filed In Fatal Crash

East Peoria police say Jacob Lehmkuhl, 22, was taken into custody not long after the crash, which happened near the intersection of Meadows Ave. and Pleasant Hill Road around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Lehmkuhl so far has only been cited for DUI...MORE

D150 Board Pres. Reacts To Applicant List

District 150's school board president says she is pleasantly surprised at the list of eight applicants...MORE

Sophanavong Wants To Retract Plea

A Peoria man sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife says he wants to retract his guilty plea. 45-year old old Phouvone Sophanavong says he got the wrong advice from lawyers...MORE

Accused Murderer's Trial Begins

Jury selection for Nathan Leuthold’s trial is set to begin Monday at the Peoria County Courthouse..MORE

Obama Transportation Stalemate

(AP) - President Barack Obama will press Congress this week to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states...MORE

Quinn Pushing For Gun Safety Act

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition...MORE

Peoria Goes Dark

Ameren Illinois crews turned off the lights for much of the area just after 4:30 a.m. Sunday...MORE

D150 Adds Another IB School

It will now be called Sterling International Baccalaureate Middle School. Sterling is only Illinois...MORE

Israel Defends Mosque Attack; Gaza Death Toll 135

(AP) - Israel is defending its airstrike against a Gaza mosque, saying Hamas was hiding rockets there, right next to another religious site and civilian homes. Releasing an aerial photo of the mosque, the Israeli military said Gaza militant groups (more)

Ameren's 'Code Of Silence' Inconsistent

 Ameren Illinois says it was following corporate protocol when it asked that news of a planned power outage for some of downtown Peoria not be released to the general public, but that protocol isn't holding up in other cases...MORE

Leave The Fishing Pole At Home

This weekend's Flying Fish Bowfishing Tournament in East Peoria will require a bit more skill than just holding a pole. Teams from across the Midwest will use arrows and nets...MORE

Petelle Applies For D150 Seat

Laura Petelle wants back on the Peoria District 150 school board. Petelle is one of eight people to apply...MORE

Dist. 51 Supt. Going To Dist. 50

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

Peoria's Shaun Livingston Signs with Golden State

The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Shaun Livingston to the contract agreed to last week. The Warriors...MORE

Earthquake Strikes Japan

(AP) - A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami...MORE

Back To Cleveland

(AP) - LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated...MORE

Ameren Keeping Peoria In The Dark

Ameren Illinois is shutting off the power for downtown Peoria this weekend, an action the utility is apparently trying to keep under wraps...MORE

D150 Deadline Approaches

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

Senator Sounds Off On Immigration Overload

(AP) - Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico. According to Kirk, 429 unaccompanied minors are now living...MORE

Scammer: Pay Up Or Go To Jail

Law enforcement says a scammer is trying to get you to pay to stay out from behind bars. At least one person in the Peoria area has been targeted by the scam. Officials say the caller claimed to be with the Illinois State Police, (more)

Obama: US Willing to Negotiate Israel Cease-Fire

(AP) - President Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, (more)

Taxes, Probe Highlight Campaign Visits

Politicians visited Peoria Thursday to talk about two different topics. Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Paul Vallas wants Republican candidate for Governor...MORE

Peoria Remembers Bruce Saurs

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

The Heart Of Illinois Fair Is Back

The Heart of Illinois Fair is offering special online ticket packages for the first time to honor its 65th year. Advance sale ticket deals...MORE

Texas Gunman Charged With Capital Murder

(AP) - Authorities say a gunman who killed four children and two adults in suburban Houston has been charged in their deaths. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman says 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell persuaded...MORE

Unemployment Apps Down, Job Market Improving

(AP) - Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years...MORE

State Making Timely Payments To Schools

(AP)-- Illinois has broken its streak of late grant payments to schools for the first time since 2007. State Superintendent Christopher Koch praised the news in a letter to school officials...MORE

Montessori Makes Offer On Old School

The City of Peoria and District 150 Schools may have a buyer for the Old Washington school building on Moss Avenue. The Montessori Children's House...MORE

Several Children Killed In Texas Shooting

(VIDEO) - (AP) - Six people are dead, including four children, after someone opened fire at a home in a normally quiet neighborhood in the northern Houston, Texas suburb of Spring...MORE

Fire Board Member Quits - No Quorum Left

The Washington Fire Board now does not have enough members to hold any vote concerning Fire Chief Mike Vaughn's contract...MORE

Two Stars Staying With Blackhawks

(AP) The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain Jonathan Toews and star forward Patrick Kane...MORE

Another Reason To Hate Mosquitoes

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

President Has No Plans To Visit Texas Border

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

National Guard Airmen Return To Peoria

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

District 150's Hiring Drivers

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

New PR Job 'Unrelated' To Twitter Scandal

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

Snowden Wants To Stay In Russia

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

Sparks Fly At Fire Dept. Board Meeting

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

Violence Erupts On Gaza Strip

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

Two Deputies Hurt In Pekin Junction Crash

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

State Police Could Battle Chicago Violence

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

New Twist To An Old Scam

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

Fourth Applicant For D150 Board Seat

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

President Plans Border Crisis Meeting

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

Help For Cellphone Bill Savings

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

Section Of University St. Remains Closed

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

Housing Authority Seeing Record Number Of Buyers

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

Fire Chief Supporters Appeal To City Council

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

Obama Asks For $2 Billion For Migrant Crisis

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

One Man Hospitalized, Another Arrested In Shooting

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

Lickiss Interested In D150 Board Seat

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

Suspect In 2 Killings Appears In Court

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

Rutherford Fires 3 Administrators

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

Washington Residents Rally Around Fire Chief

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

Pope Begs For Forgiveness

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

Area Cities Awarded State Disaster Relief

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

Democrats Out-Fundraising Republicans

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

Three Dead In Mexico, Guatemala Quake

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

International Flyers: Power Up In The U.S.

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

Birth Control Question To Appear On Ballot

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

Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon Dies

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

Merkel: Allegations Of U.S. Spying

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

Signs Of Life In Washington's Economy

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

Fire Displaces Apartment Complex Residents

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

New Boater Safety Regulations In Illinois

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

Fatal Rowhouse Fire In Philadelphia

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

A Dozen People Injured In Glen Oak Mishap

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

Central Illinois Celebrates A Red White and BOOM

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

NATO Expansion On Hold

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

Ryan Talks About The Death Penalty

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

Subject Of Manhunt Arrested In Wisconsin

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

Don Saltsman Dies At 80

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

Nathan Davis Wins Firecracker 5000

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

Troopers Beefing Up Holiday Enforcement

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

Governor Signs Military Support Expansion

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

Putin Wants Better Relationship With U.S.

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

Peoria Police Ready For Large July 4th Crowd

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

Several Injured By Fireworks Show Mishap

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

Cold Case Investigation Continues

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

Detective: Dad Wanted Child-Free Life

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

'Hard Charge' Takes The Money And Runs

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

Adler Applies For Board Seat

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

Staying Afloat On The Fourth

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

Peoria Police Prepare For July 4th Traffic

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

Woman Sentenced For Scalding Child

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

Despite More Jobs, Unemployment Apps Higher

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

Traffic Changes For Red White and BOOM

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

PHA Plans Redevelopment At Old School

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

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

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

State Police Looking For Murder Suspect

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

Overcash Seeking D150 Board Seat

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

Flights to US; Airport Security Increased

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

Honoring Ray LaHood

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

Few Complaints About Peoria VA Clinic

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

Teacher's Union Backing Quinn

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

EP Police Stress Patience For July 4th

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

Former Governor Released From Supervision

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

Hiring Surge Is A Good Sign

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

Arrests Made In Cold Case Homicide

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

LaHood Honored With His Own Highway

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

Benghazi Suspect To Appear In D.C. Court

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

Hotel Management Switch Approved

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

Delavan Council Approves Medical Pot Facility

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

The Ship Has Sailed

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

Oberweis Asking For Several Debates

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

Wolstenholm Resigns, Wolfmeyer President

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

Council To Vote On Hotel Management Change

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

Obamacare Facing Huge Data Problems

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

Quinn Signs Same-Day Registration Bill

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

Leuthold Evidence Will Not Be Suppressed

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

Delavan Board Approves Zoning Changes

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

Obama Focuses On Fixing Infrastructure

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

Storms Slam Central Illinois

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

City Tears Down Hoarder's Home

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

Gov. Unhappy With Supreme Court Ruling

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

Leave It To The Professionals

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

More Troops Heading To Iraq

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

'Fair Share' Union Fees Ruled Unconstitutional

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

Religious Objections Upheld

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

Illinois Releases 5-Year Plan

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

Experts Say Pistorius Was Sane During Killing

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

Quinn Shows Support For Gay Pride

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

Storms Heading Our Way, Tornado Watch In Effect

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

Obama To Nominate New VA Chief

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

Redistricting Group Pledges To Try Again

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

Results Show Voters Are All Bark, No Bite

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

President Requesting Border Funds

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

Report: VA Sites Falling Short In Female Care

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

Congressmen Offer Reward For Missing IRS Emails

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

Benghazi Terror Suspect Pleads "Not Guilty"

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

Accident Injures Washington Woman

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

Governor Quinn Vetoes Illinois FOIA Legislation

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

Bellevue Resident Told To Remove Nativity Scene

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

Blood Donations Down This Summer

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

(AP) Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any i

(AP) Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital constr

(AP) The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that

It was a bittersweet victory for the parents of Denise Leuthold as their da

Peoria School District 150 is working on updating its sex education curricu

(VIDEO) - (AP) - Illinois State Police say five people were killed and five

The man accused of murdering his wife in their North Peoria home has been f

The District 150 school board gives Superintendent Grenita Lathan a two-per

(AP) Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's continuing hi

(AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will allow minor

Santana is bringing "The Corazon Tour" to the Peoria Civic Center Arena Tue

The jury in the Nathan Leuthold murder trial began its deliberations around

In closing arguments of the Nathan Leuthold murder trial Monday afternoon P

(Update) Nathan Leuthold, accused of murdering his wife Denise on Valentine

One woman is dead after a one-car crash in Peoria County. Authorities say a

A two-percent raise for District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan will be

(AP) When it comes to the jobs question in Illinois' gubernatorial race, Go

(AP) Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on t

Greg's Big Black Couch

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