Peoria

Kristin McHugh

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is celebrating record enrollment. Officials say 244 students attend the medical college, the largest in the school’s history. The newest class-those expected to graduate in 2022-is a record 67. All students in the new class are from Illinois.

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Streets in portions of downtown Peoria will close Saturday afternoon as the St. Jude Runners return from Memphis.

Peoria Public Radio

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

Caterpillar, Inc.

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.

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.

Peoria Standoff Ends Peacefully

Jul 20, 2018
Cody Schindler

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

Peoria officials have terminated a contentious proposal that would have built apartments on part of what is now a public park along the Illinois River.

Kristin McHugh

Reconstruction of the Murray Baker Bridge deck means the heavily traveled Interstate 74 artery will be completely closed in 2020. That’s the proposal outlined by the Illinois Department of Transportation Wednesday.

A jury has been seated in the trial of an Illinois man who is charged with killing his sister-in-law and burying her body in a shallow grave.

The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

Central Illinois grocery shoppers will have fewer choices in the coming months. The Fresh Market announced Monday it’s closing 15 stores across the country. This includes stores in Peoria and Normal.

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Congressman Darin LaHood did a quiet military medal presentation in his Peoria office Monday.

Kickapoo Creek Road is open again in Peoria County.

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The Peoria Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) is seeking a property tax increase for businesses located in the downtown area. The DDC proposal would add $65.00 dollars to the tax bill of a property assessed at $100-thousand.

A judge says the remains of famous Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death.

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The much loved Lydia Moss Bradley statue that graces the circle drive in the heart of Bradley University’s campus is absent, at least for now.

It was EPIC Firefighter Day at the Peoria Fire Department’s Central House. Peoria firefighters and managers hosted 20 EPIC participants.

The Bloomington and Peoria Invest Health teams hosted a day long peer exchange event. The event at the Gateway Building on the Peoria Riverfront included more than 100 people from the region. They shared ideas and strategies to improve overall community health. 

Tanya Koonce

Peoria Police are investigating the death of 43 year-old Timothy Jackson. 

An appeals court has refused to toss corruption charges against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, saying it can't assess whether his prosecution violated constitutional separation-of-powers clauses until after he goes to trial.

The Illinois House has voted against increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21.

A farmers market has opened in central Illinois despite the continued demolition of a riverfront platform.

A University of Illinois alumna says officials should form closer ties with the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and reinvent the university's former mascot. 

The Illinois Senate has approved requiring public schools to teach LGBT history.

Senate OKs Raising Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Apr 25, 2018

The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

Peoria officials will use a state grant to turn downtown office space in the central Illinois community into subsidized housing for the homeless.

The Peoria area housing market remained stable in the first quarter. 

A lawyer for former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says prosecutors are aiming to be the first to imprison a former member of Congress over ambiguous rules the U.S. House set for itself.

Peoria Police Department

Lonnie Smith, 46, made his first court appearance in Pekin Friday on charges that include the drug-induced homicide of Anthony Phillips.

16-year-old Jermontay Brock is charged with first degree murder for the death of Anthony ‘AJ’ Polnitz at a house party last weekend. Brock is being held on $1 Million bond.

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