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Illinois Treasurer to Return More Unclaimed Property

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About 63,000 people across Illinois will receive some mail including a check from the Illinois Treasurer. It’s called the Money Match Program.

 

A new law this year allows the cross-agency use of certain electronic records. Specifically, the Illinois Department of Revenue tax database will be used to match with the Treasurer’s list of people who have unclaimed property.

 

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CHICAGO - Illinois State Police will be out this week issuing tickets and handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state. 

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CHICAGO - A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.

CHICAGO - Chicago State University is receiving a $1.3 million federal grant to increase minority participation in science, technology, engineering and math.

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A Peoria woman is dead following a two-vehicle collision near Edelstein.

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CHICAGO - The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community.

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A Peoria man is in custody in connection with the weekend death of Thomas Whitby. 39-year-old Daniel Jablonski was arrested for First Degree Murder Saturday.

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  CHICAGO - The candidates for Illinois governor are clashing over taxes during their first televised debate.

 

Democrat J.B. Pritzker says he wants to change Illinois' flat tax to a graduated system, in which the highest earners are taxed at a higher rate than middle-class and low-income households. But he won't say what the new rates should be. He says it should be negotiated with the Legislature.

 

This week, Nathan Irwin talks with George Stelluto, conductor of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra; and with violinist Catherine Cho. The PSO opens its new season with a concert that includes the "Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra" by Max Bruch, a piece that incorporates Scottish folk songs. The program also includes the Seventh Symphony by Antonin Dvorak. Stelluto says that the composers represent a trend in the late Romantic era, to draw on the influences of traditional folk music.

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A Creve Coeur police officer shot a charging dog Wednesday morning.

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A Creve Coeur man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing his brother. 32-year-old Tony Spears was charged with aggravated domestic battery following a fight early Wednesday morning.

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Those interested in learning more about solar energy have an opportunity Saturday. Homeowners and businesses across the state include several locally are participating in the Illinois Solar Tour open houses from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD - A federal judge has refused to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination against female doctors at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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CHICAGO - Jon Burge, a former Chicago police commander who was linked to numerous cases involving the torture of suspects, has died in Florida.

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A large water main break near the intersection of Main and Adams in Peoria has downtown traffic rerouting this morning.

Peoria City Council Discusses Budget Deficit

Sep 19, 2018

The Peoria City Council Tuesday night had a first look at a $6-million deficit in next year’s city budget. An increase in pension costs and a drop in sales tax revenue are responsible for nearly 40% of that projected shortfall.

WHEATON - A former member of a Christian college football team has settled his lawsuit against the school and four of five teammates accused of attacking him.

NEW ORLEANS - McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

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JACKSONVILLE - The wife and daughter of a central Illinois man imprisoned for murder and arson have been charged with joining the inmate to steal from a relative.

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The Peoria County Board has filled its District 10 vacancy. Greg Johnston was appointed last week to fill the seat Stephen Morris resigned in July. Johnston is president of Johnston Investment Counsel. He will serve on the Budget Subcommittee and Health Committee until a new District 10 board member is elected.  Republican Matt Shane and Democrat Robert Reneau are vying for the seat in the November general election.

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Peoria police have made an arrest in connection with a Labor Day Weekend shooting. 22-year old Jamal J. Younger was arrested Monday afternoon for First Degree Murder in the death of Jordan Allison.

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  CHICAGO - The video of the Laquan McDonald shooting is so central to the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke that jurors watched it at least five times during the initial day of testimony.

 

The first was just 15 minutes into opening statements Monday.

The footage from the October 2014 shooting shows the white officer open fire as the black teenager walks away from police with a small knife in one hand. McDonald was shot a total of 16 times.

 

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Peoria Public Schools is implementing its heat schedule Tuesday through Thursday.

ROSEMONT - The driver of a car struck and killed a construction worker on a suburban Chicago interstate.

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CHICAGO - A convicted felon from California accused of shooting and wounding a suburban Chicago police officer during a traffic stop is being held without bond.

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago police sergeant and another man have been charged with robbing two gas stations at gunpoint.

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AURORA - Self-respect and empowerment will be the theme of a free "Keep It Positive" workshop for teen girls at West Aurora High School.

Our guest this week is William Butler, Exectuive Director of the Contemporary Art Center. Their new exhibit features the work of Detroit artist Steve Prince. His work includes prints and drawings in black and white, often inpsired by historical and religious themes.

Tonight, Prince and CAC artist Preston will be collaborating on a drawing. Later this weekend, Prince will also offer a monoprint workshop on Saturday, and a gallery talk on Sunday.

The exhibit goes on display tonight, with an opening reception tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

UnityPoint Health-Pekin Sees Significant Makeover

Sep 13, 2018
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  UnityPoint Health-Pekin is getting a series of updates.

It's Moving Day for Peoria's Elections Office

Sep 13, 2018
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It’s the long-awaited moving day for the Peoria Election Commission. The agency started the move from its SW Adams Street office Wednesday night.   

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