$50M In Donations Unlocks Major Medical Research Expansion In Peoria

A medical research partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois is getting a big boost.

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Report: 'Extreme Heat Days' On The Rise In Illinois And Across The Country

Illinois —and the rest of the country — could soon start seeing more days of extreme heat. That’s according to a report released Tuesday , “Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days”— authored by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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5 Years After Eric Garner's Death, Activists Continue Fight For 'Another Day To Live'

The news that federal prosecutors will not charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, who repeated the phrase "I can't breathe" almost a dozen times while being arrested for an alleged misdemeanor, closed another door for Garner's family and police reform activists seeking accountability. Now, five years after Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk, Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is accused of putting Garner in a fatal chokehold, remains on the force with a desk job. He...

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Peoria Public Schools is partnering with Illinois Central College to help high school students earn dual-credit for college.

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The World Health Organization's director-general has declared the current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international health emergency.

The outbreak in the DRC has killed more than 1,650 people and about 12 new cases are reported daily, according to the WHO.

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams for 10 games without pay over a domestic violence incident in which she allegedly attacked a former girlfriend.

Williams was arrested in April and charged with two felony counts after authorities in Florida say she punched the woman in the head and then threatened another person with a gun.

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The Illinois State Rifle Association is challenging a law requiring more oversight for firearms dealers. 

Stevens, who died Tuesday, was appointed by President Ford and served on the court for 35 years before retiring in 2010. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2011 about his memoir, Five Chiefs.

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A medical research partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois is getting a big boost. 

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Amid the most crucial political crisis to hit Puerto Rico in its modern history, three Puerto Rican musicians have released a protest song that is spreading across the island as fast a

Peoria Public Schools District 150

A former local basketball standout is the new Peoria Public Schools District 150 director of athletics. A.J. Guyton’s appointment was announced Wednesday. He’s responsible for primary and middle school sporting activities.

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Peoria police are investigating the year’s 14th homicide.

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