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More Recalls From General Motors

(AP) Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims...MORE

Quinn Backs Funding For Presidential Library

Gov. Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library and museum, despite budget woes.

NCLB Waiver Granted To Illinois

Illinois has joined 42 other states, along with Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, in getting a waiver from some of the mandates set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act...MORE

Ordinance Reminder In Tazewell County

(AP) - Tazewell County is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first responders can find them in an emergency. The Tazewell County Board approved...MORE

Vinyl Making A Resurgence

Peoria record shop owners are gearing up for Record Store Day Saturday, a day when artists and bands big and small...MORE

Il. Medicaid Paid Millions To Dead People

  (AP) - An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records...MORE

Twitter Raid Leads To More Parody Accounts

Call it an “unintended consequence.” Several new parody Twitter accounts for Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis have popped up this week in the aftermath of what some social media users dub “@Peoriamayor-gate.” The controversy was sparked...MORE

Child Hit By Car

It was a scary situation, but a child is expected to be okay after being hit by a car in Peoria's North Valley...MORE

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Man Found

James Diegel, 80, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, went missing Friday evening. He was found in Manito...MORE

Pipeline Decision Delayed

(AP) The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue...MORE

I.C.C. Matching Students With Manufacturing Jobs

Illinois' unemployment rate is one of the highest in the nation, but there are still manufacturing jobs here left unfilled. Mike Sloan, Dean of Agriculture and Industrial Technologies at Illinois Central College, says manufacturing is the second...MORE

Ferry Investigation Focused On Captain

Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.  Prosecutors say they've also requested arrest warrants...MORE

Leuthold Murder Trial Pushed Back

A judge sets a new trial date for a Peoria man accused of murdering his wife on Valentine's Day last year. Nathan Leuthold's trial was scheduled to begin on May 5th...MORE

Guides Killed In Mt. Everest Avalanche

At least 12 Sherpa guides are dead in an avalanche Friday morning on Mt.Everest. The cascade of snow hit the group as they were fixing ropes for other climbers...MORE

Changing The Rules For Medical Marijuana

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.  Patients would pay $100 a year to apply...MORE

Affordable Care Act Reaches 8 million

(AP) - President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. .(more)

Shooting Suspect Arrested

Peoria Police arrested Adrian Jackson Thursday afternoon. The 21-year-old is accused of shooting a woman in the...MORE

Bank Robbery Suspects Caught

(News 25 photo) The Peoria County Sheriff's Department says Kevin Angus, 26, and Josh Wernsman, 24, have been taken into custody in connection with the robbery of Glasford State Bank...MORE

Hefty Price Tag For Record Winter

The City of Peoria spent about $2.1 million clearing the streets of snow and ice this winter...MORE

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies

(AP) - A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87....(more)

Real Estate Tax Bills Going Out Soon

Peoria County Real Estate Tax bills will be mailed out Wednesday, April 23rd...MORE

Retired Lawyer Comes Back For Landslide Lawsuit

Carl Reardon, who once served as the City's attorney, came out of retirement to help 28 residents of East Peoria's Pinecrest Hills subdivision whose houses were affected by a massive landslide on April 17, 2013...MORE

Committee Approves Funds For Obama Museum

(AP) An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President...MORE

Illinois Jobless Rate Continues To Fall

Unemployment in Illinois is at its lowest level since 2009. The State Dept. of Employment Security says jobless rate dropped in March to 8.4 percent...MORE

Help "Turners" Become A Hit!

Everyone's got a dream...Travis Lipski's is to make a movie. The local guy is producing "Turners", a movie about 5 home healthcare workers, all on his own, and he's looking for investors. Lipski says he started the project...MORE

EP Landslide Victims File Lawsuit

Residents of four East Peoria houses affected by a landslide a year ago are among 28 homeowners suing the city of East Peoria. They want the city to pay for all the necessary arrangements so the houses can be...MORE

Jobless Claims Still At Pre-Recession Levels

 The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. The Labor Department says that the four-week average of applications...MORE

Fake Twitter Account Leads To Arrest

(AP) - Police trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor have raided a house and seized computers. Three people at 1220 N. University St. were taken for questioning, as were...MORE

Search For Survivors Continues In South Korea

A crew member of the South Korea ferry that sank says an evacuation order was not issued immediately because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel...MORE

Hearing Set In Rutherford Lawsuit

Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are expected to appear in court to ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former employee.  A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in U.S. District Court...MORE

Tax Rollback Could Hurt Addiction Programs

Advocates for drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs say a $28.6 million budget cut is ill-timed as heroin and methamphetamine use climbs in Illinois...MORE

Peoria Police Investigating Shooting

Peoria Police are trying to piece together a shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon. A little after 4 o'clock a shooting victim was found in a...MORE

Cemetery Traffic Issues In Chillicothe

Would you interrupt a funeral for a Big Mac? For some drivers in Chillicothe, the answer is apparently, yes...MORE

Senator Kirk Promotes Stroke Research Funding

(AP) - Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is promoting efforts he says should be taken to reduce the incidents of stroke and treat those afflicted by the illness.  (more)

Music Filling The Air Near Courthouse

It's an annual tradition outside the Peoria County Courthouse. More than 12,000 students will perform, exhibit and demonstrate their...MORE

PCAPS: Don't Pick Up Chicks This Easter

Giving chicks and bunnies as Easter gifts is a common practice, but it's one that most animal rights organizations would like to see go away...MORE

Psych Evaluation Ordered For Boston Suspect

(AP) The man who was arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line yesterday -- carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker -- is reported to have told an officer that it was...MORE

Pekin Police Make Car Burglary Arrest

Pekin Police make an arrest in connection with recent car burglaries. Gabriel Thompson, 18, of Pekin was arrested Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Florence. Thompson is charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, criminal...MORE
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Strip Club Tax Brings In Less Money

(AP) - Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the "pole tax"...MORE

Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast

At least four people are confirmed dead, but officials in South Korea fear the death toll could get much higher following the sinking of a ferry off the southern coast. Nearly 300 people are unaccounted...MORE

BBB Warns Of Bogus Emails

(AP) - Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information. Officials of the Better Business Bureau say hackers send emails about online...MORE

Man Charged For Boston Bomb Hoax

(AP) - Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device... (more)

Dist. 150 Announces Principal Assignments

Peoria School District 150 announces the promotion of several administrators to principals for the 2014-15 school year. The promotions were approved by the school board Monday night as part of its Human Resources Report...MORE

Legislators Talk Expanded Gambling

Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation. State Rep. Bob Rita is the sponsor of the latest attempt...MORE

Lawyers Ask Judge To Drop Rutherford Lawsuit

(AP) - Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an ex-employee alleging sexual harassment and forced political work on state time...MORE

Local Man Praised For Volunteer Efforts

Aubrey Atkinson was lauded Tuesday at UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital's 42nd annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet at Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria...MORE

CityLink To Host Open House

Officials plan to discuss the proposed North Side Transfer Zone on Wednesday afternoon...MORE

At Least One More Season For Stadium

There will be football at Peoria Stadium at least one more season. "This coming fall Peoria Stadium will serve as the home football field for Peoria High, Manual Academy and I believe for a lot of what Peoria Notre Dame does...MORE

Make Washington's "After Prom" Special

Prom is just around the corner for Washington Community High, and so is the "After Prom Party".  Julia Sander, with the Washington "After Prom" commmittee, says the event is all about providing a fun and safe environment...MORE

PAAR Reports Sluggish First Quarter

The long, cold, harsh winter takes its toll on area realtors.  Peoria Area Association of Realtors president Tonya Burris says first quarter home sales were down almost 19 percent...MORE

Cubs To The Suburbs?

(AP) Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts thinks a move to the suburbs might be lucrative but says...MORE

CityLink Expands Bus Service on Sunday

It will be a welcome convenience for Peoria residents starting in June. The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District will offer Sunday bus service for the first time since the service was established in 1970. CityLink will run nine routes in Peoria, with

Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later

Between 2:30 and 3 o'clock this afternoon eastern-time, a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence will be held at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark the one-year anniversary of the explosions...MORE

Dist. 150 Board Approves RIF's

It's a Reduction in Force, or the educational term for layoffs. The Peoria District 150 school board has approved the layoffs of 198 employees for the 2014-15 school year. That total includes 66 full-and-part-time time...MORE

Rain & Cold Slow Illinois Corn Planting

(AP) - State agriculture officials say wet, cold weather has kept Illinois farmers out of their fields this spring. The Illinois Department of Agriculture contends Monday in its weekly crop report that typically about 10 percent of the statewide ..(MORE)

Thousands Of Family Keepsakes Returned

In the five months since the devastating Washington tornado, volunteers have reunited hundreds of families with more than 5,000 photographs, documents and...MORE

Quinn Promotes Housing Program In Peoria

The program provides a low-interest loan, plus down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time home buyers...MORE

Chicago Man Loves Soda, Hates Taxes

(AP) Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn't want to pay a 22-cent tax on...MORE

Papers Win Pulitzer For NSA Stories

(AP) The Washington Post and the Guardian have won Pulitzer Prizes in public service for revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort...MORE

Blood Moon On The Rise

It's a good night to stay up late and watch the sky as a blood moon kicks off the rare astronomical event known as a tetrad...MORE

Reductions In Force On D150 Board Agenda

The annual Reduction in Force within Peoria Public Schools will take place Monday. The school board will approve issuing pink slips to teachers and staff to bring manpower within the means of a budget that projects an $8-million deficit the end of next s

Thieves Targeting Unlocked Cars In Pekin

The Pekin Police Department is warning residents of a rash of car burglaries, in which most of the vehicles were unlocked...MORE

Schock Hosting Soldier's Movie Premiere

Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock brings a screening of "Travis: A Soldier's Story" to the Peoria Riverfront Museum's Giant Screen Theater Monday night.  The film is a documentary about US Army...MORE

Quinn Touting Help For First-Time Home Buyers

Governor Pat Quinn will be making a stop in Bartonville Monday afternoon to talk about his "Welcome Home Illinois" loan program for first-time homeowners...MORE 


Pope Poses For 'Selfies' After Service

(AP) Tens of thousands of Romans, tourists and pilgrims have joined Pope Francis in...MORE

Strong With The Force, The Library Is

The Fondulac District Library in East Peoria transformed over the weekend for Star Wars Day...MORE

Deadly Gun Battle In Eastern Ukraine

(AP) Ukraine's interior minister says one security officer has been killed and five others have been wounded in a gunfight with pro-Russian militia...MORE

Police Looking For Alleged Shooter

Peoria police have identified the suspect in the shooting on the city's south side Friday night. Police say 21-year-old Adrian L. Jackson is wanted for aggravated battery with a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm...MORE

Feds End Showdown With Nevada Rancher

(AP) Federal land managers abruptly ended the roundup of cattle on public land in southern Nevada owned by a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority, citing a "serious concern" for the safety of employees and the public...MORE

Obama Reiterates Call For Equal Pay

President Barack Obama is stepping up his call for equal pay for women, reinforcing a top election-year issue for Democrats eager to mobilize women to vote...MORE

Simon Raising Awareness Of Sexual Assault

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is coming to Peoria to raise awareness on sexual assault and domestic violence.  Simon will visit the Center for Prevention of Abuse...MORE

Beer Fest Offers Hundreds Of Varieties

If you know the difference between Lager, Pale Ale, and Stout...you're ready for the Peoria Jaycees International Beer Fest! The 22nd annual event is going on Saturday at Peoria's Expo Gardens...MORE

Woman Shot on Peoria's Southside

Peoria Police search for a suspect after a woman was shot on Peoria's southside. At 9:15 Friday evening, police responded to a shooting at 2213 Malone. ..(More)

Fort Hood Victim Honored

The body of an Army sergeant killed in last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, has arrived in a small southern Missouri town for a weekend funeral. Sgt. Timothy Owens was originally from Effingham.

Road Rage Suspect Surrenders

The Bartonville Police Department says Steven Debis Jr. of Hanna City, walked into the police department and asked to speak with someone regarding...MORE

Civil Rights Celebrated In Peoria

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) delivered a passionate speech as Bradley University commemorated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act...MORE

Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arrested

Peoria Police made an arrest Friday in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries...MORE

Quinn And Rauner Go Head-To-Head

(AP) Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have attacked one another for their record and positions on education...MORE

Survey: Concussion Protocol Lacking

(AP) A survey of school nurses suggests most Illinois schools don't have protocols for when to allow students who've suffered concussions back into...MORE

Truck Slams Into House In Morton

Three people are taken to the hospital after a truck crashes into a house in Morton.  Emergency crews were called to 73 Fox Creek Court around 10:30pm Thursday...MORE

County Board Defers Vote On DDC Deal

The County Board on Thursday said there were too many unanswered questions to approve a $25,000 contribution to the Downtown Development Corporation...MORE

'Peoria Shops Washington' This Weekend

The City and the Chamber of Commerce are asking Peorians to support businesses whose bottom lines were impacted by the Nov. 17 tornado...MORE

Commander Scott Altman Back In Pekin

It's not often that the famous person your school is named after actually gets to visit the school, but, that's exactly what's happening Friday at Scott Altman Primary School in Pekin.  WMBD's "Greg and Dan" asked the Pekin...MORE

World Famous Banjo Player Plays In Peoria

He's probably the best known banjo player in the world...Bela Fleck is in town to play with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Some District 150 students are having the chance to hear him play...MORE

Deadly Bus Crash In California

Authorities say nine people have been killed in a three-vehicle crash that has shut down north- and south-bound traffic on Interstate 5. California Highway Patrol dispatcher Curtis Pahlka says authorities received a report of the crash at 5:41 p.m...MORE

Sebelius Leaving HHS Post

(AP) - The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act..MORE

Shooter Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

Dieuseul Brown, 26, was accused of fatally shooting Kelsey Coleman on April 5, 2013...MORE

Rep. Chapa LaVia Apologizes for 'Half' Remark

House Minority Leader accepts her apology, but says racially-charged, or otherwise "hurtful," comments need to stay out of legislative debate...MORE

Bill To Streamline School Funding Advances

(AP) Legislation that makes sweeping changes to Illinois' public school funding is progressing in the Illinois Senate, but changes are likely before...MORE

Stocks Take A Big Tumble

(AP) The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2011 as investors dumped biotechnology shares and other industries that have soared over the...MORE

CBS Reveals New Late Show Host

(AP) Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host...MORE

Police Report "Rash" Of Vehicle Burglaries

Peoria Police warn residents of what they call a "rash" of vehicle burglaries in the Richwoods Area. This includes neighborhoods bordering War Memorial Drive, Northmoor and University. Also affected are neighborhoods along...MORE

Still No Motive For Stabbings At High School

(VIDEO) - (AP) - What motivated a stabbing rampage at a Pennsylvania high school remains a mystery, with the teenage suspect's attorney calling him a good student who got along with others. Sixteen-year-old Alex Hribal faces...MORE

Schock Wants Lerner Prosecuted

Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18) joined a majority of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday in referring Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the...MORE

Another Signal From Deep In The Indian Ocean

 An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. The coordinator of the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft...MORE

IL Senate Oks Retirement Savings Program

A proposal giving private-sector workers access to a retirement savings program has cleared one half of the Illinois Legislature.   The state Senate passed the measure 30-22...MORE

Gunfire Erupts on Peoria's South Side

Peoria Police were busy tracking down several reports of shots fired around 8:30 Wednesday night. Shot spotter alerted police to 11-15 shots fired in the 2300 block of West Starr...MORE 

Illinois Stepping In To Help With Disaster Relief

Iliinois legislators passed an intra-state natural disaster relief package. The State of Illinois will provide a new legislation package that will help local communities respond to the aftermath of the November 17th tornadoes...MORE

LaHood Touts Pro Bono Legal Services

LaHood was the keynote speaker at a Wednesday luncheon hosted by Prairie State Legal Services, a not-for-profit law firm serving 36 counties in northern and central Illinois...MORE

Madigan Pulls Tax The Rich Plan

(AP) Michael Madigan's spokesman says the Illinois House speaker is withdrawing a plan to tax millionaires in the state...MORE
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