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A Peoria flight bound for North Carolina landed safely Tuesday after a sudden loss of cabin pressure.

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CHICAGO - Organizers of a march this week that may snarl traffic in one of Chicago's most heavily populated neighborhoods say they don't want the support of the city's mayor.

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CHICAGO - A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty.

UnityPoint Health Reports Data Breach

Jul 31, 2018
Kristin McHugh

UnityPoint Health says a computer breach might have exposed the personal information of more than a million patients.

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CHICAGO  - Less than 1 percent of Chicago's residents have been issued a city ID card since the program launched this summer.

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Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will happen next year because of a delay in the federal review process.

Big Mac Turns 50

Jul 30, 2018
McDonald's Corp.

McDonald's is not messing with the makings of its most famous double-decker burger of 50 years.

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Peoria’s Quest Charter Academy is seeking volunteers for its "Village of Men" to welcome students back to school.

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Deerfield, IL - Caterpillar's second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines.

Chicago has announced a plan to implement far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision.

This week, we're talking with Alex Hunt and Ed Peck, from the cast of "Newsies" at Corn Stock Theatre. The musical is based on the real story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City. Hunt plays "Crutchie," one of the newsies, and Peck plays publisher Joseph Pulitzer. With a cast of more than 100, the show features dynamic, athletic choreography; the music of Alan Mencken; and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Pam Orear directs.

The regional premiere of "Newsies" runs from August 3rd to August 11th at the Corn Stock Tent, in Peoria's Upper Bradley Park.

OSF Gets Boost from New Tax Credit Bill

Jul 26, 2018
Cody Schindler

Historic Tax Credits will benefit OSF Healthcare’s renovation of the former Chase Bank Building. The tax credits are part of a new revitalization program signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner in a downtown Peoria ceremony Thursday.

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Unemployment inched lower in greater Peoria last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the metropolitan area’s June unemployment rate fell to five-percent. That’s slightly better than the 5.2% figure recorded a year ago.

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DANVILLE, Ill.  - Police say investigators believe a now-deceased man killed a young woman inside her eastern Illinois home 38 years ago.

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Pekin’s post office will be renamed in honor of a Marine who died in Afghanistan. The Broadway Street facility will be known as the “Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office.”

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CHICAGO  - A man might have saved himself from serious injury when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard because he had a plastic bucket on his head during a Chicago Cubs game.

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CHICAGO  - Lawyers for a Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald don't want the judge presiding over the case to decide the venue.

A central Illinois freight company and a road salt producer face state allegations of contaminating areas near the Illinois River with toxic chemicals.

The family of a motorcyclist who died after he hit a pothole and was thrown to the ground while riding through Chicago will receive $4 million from the city. 

Kristin McHugh

Peoria Public Schools is honoring the city’s first, black female physician. Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School is the new name of the district’s facility along West Forrest Hills Avenue.

Kristin McHugh

Bradley University’s new business and engineering complex is on track to open next summer. Construction of the 5-story building on Main Street is 45-percent complete. Larry McGuire is Bradley's Director of Facilities Operations. He provided behind the scenes access to local media Tuesday. McGuire says the complex features two distinct sections, each with different support structures.

 

“The concrete side is our college of engineering and its been constructed of concrete to support the requirements within that college,” says McGuire.

President Donald Trump will be visiting an Illinois steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention.

State officials have opened an underpass in Galesburg to ease traffic and improve safety. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named his former general counsel to serve on the Illinois Racing Board.

Kristin McHugh

It’s still unclear what the cause of death was for the 47-year old man found unresponsive in downtown Peoria Saturday evening.

Peoria Standoff Ends Peacefully

Jul 20, 2018
Cody Schindler

A more than 4-hour police standoff ended peacefully today.

This week, Jenn Gordon talks with Rebecca Shulman Herz, with the Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum; and with artist Reenie Charriere. Charriere is the artist in residence at the Playhouse. During her residency, she'll be creating a work of art called "Magic Carpet" in collaboration with members of the community.

Some in the community are questioning the deadly use of force by Peoria Police over-night. 19-year-old Luis Cruz was shot three-times, including once in the head, arm and leg. 

Tanya Koonce

Authorities say a Peoria police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop. Luis Cruz died overnight. The shooting happened just after midnight at West Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and south Blaine Street.

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