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Intimidation From The Top


A judge's ruling seems to provide hard evidence of fear and intimidation by Dist. 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan. An administrative law judge...MORE

Sports Complex Construction Delayed


A youth sports facility to be built on Peoria's north side will likely not be hosting any events until 2015...MORE

U.S. Slapping Russia With New Sanctions


(AP) President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by...MORE

Dr: Tanned Skin Is Damaged Skin


(AP) The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming...MORE

Ballot Will Include Million Dollar Question


(AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The Democrat signed the proposal Tuesday...MORE

D150 Board Interviews Set To Begin


The District 150 school board is ready to start interviewing prospective board members. There are eight applicants for the District 3 seat...MORE

St. Jude Runners Leave For Memphis


(VIDEO) - The St. Jude Memphis to Peoria run gets underway with the caravan of motorhomes carrying the 175 runners to Memphis. This is...MORE

Bartonville Fire Victim Identified


Bartonville Police and Firefighters were called to 319 Harrison Street around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday for a house fire. When they arrived, they were told a woman was still inside...MORE

House To Vote On Border Crisis Bill


(AP) - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back...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)

Senate To Vote On Highway Funding


(AP) - The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments...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
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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)

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
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