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A suspect is in custody after a man was found in a car with a life-threatening gunshot wound on Saturday evening in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

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Three Michigan men were arrested Friday after a business burglary at Northwoods Mall.

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PMP Fermentation Products is a company with some 50 employees operating on the Peoria riverfront, overlooking a public housing project and the RiverPlex Recreation Center.

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A review of cases from the past two months has led to Peoria County adding 16 more COVID-19 fatalities to its total since the start of the pandemic.

In this WCBU Black History Special, you'll hear some of our best reporting about the people who brought us to where we are—and what we can learn to better decide where we go next.

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LaTrina Leary and Frank Abdnour will have to wait at least another week before finding out which one of them won the Democratic primary for Peoria Township supervisor.

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The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is awarding a $950,000 grant to the City of Peoria through its Illinois Rebuild: Shovel Ready program to help fund rehabilitation of the former Tabor property on the city's South Side.

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On this week’s episode of Out and About, Bill Conger joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the reopening of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Find out about the exciting renovations that have happened during the shutdown, as well as three new exhibits opening on March 6, including 101 Treasure of the Peoria Riverfront Museum,  American Story: Bronzeville to Harlem, and American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall. Learn more at The Peoria Riverfront Museum.

  

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If the name "Jerry Milam" means anything to you, it's probably because you know something about the Golden Voice Recording Studio he and his wife founded in South Pekin. That's where bands like REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Head East recorded some of their biggest albums.

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Richwoods High School freshman MiKayla Young was thrilled to participate in a Black History 365 International Virtual Student Forum earlier this week to discuss the importance of teaching Black history in schools.

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With the addition of more than 4,000 administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the past day, the Tri-County has surged past the 100,000-shot mark.

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If you're looking for an example of why every vote counts, look no further than the Peoria Township Supervisor Democratic primary election, where challenger LaTrina Leary currently leads incumbent Frank Abdnour by just one vote.

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The expansion of the 1B phase of COVID-19 vaccinations includes pregnant women. While the Tri-County area isn't yet expanding eligibility, other areas of the state may choose to begin that expansion starting Thursday.

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Tri-County health officials reported 61 more COVID-19 cases in Wednesday’s daily update, but for the second consecutive day, the region saw no new fatalities added to the death toll.

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Heading into the final weeks of his tenure, outgoing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis said Wednesday the city is showing signs of emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, but challenges remain.

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Gov. JB Pritzker says Peoria County is a leader in the state's COVID-19 vaccination effort.

“No one will love us if we don’t love ourselves.”

The incumbents in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Peoria City Council Districts will move to the April 6 general election.

UPDATED 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY | With 100% of the vote in, At-Large City Councilwoman Rita Ali and current 4th District Councilman Jim Montelongo are the two Peoria mayoral candidates advancing to appear on the April 6 general election ballot.

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A state grant of almost $860,000 will allow Peoria Public Schools District 150 to help students and families from communities adversely impacted by the war on drugs.

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Peggy and Brian McFeeters are starting the Reward Resilience Dyslexia Scholarship fund that, along with their daughter and her husband, was created to financially support a Morton High School graduate who struggles with dyslexia.

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More than 25,000 residents of Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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The Peoria Federation of Teachers is going public with its concerns about the March 1 return to school after Peoria Public Schools administration declined to bargain over several issues deemed outside the union's purview.

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Morale is “low” within the Peoria Fire Department’s workforce, according to Assistant Fire Chief James Bachman.

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In the basement of the Legacy Building in El Paso, Illinois, is a small corner room with a wall of cinderblocks filling a doorway that once led to the street above. Around 125 years ago, locals entered here for a shave and a chat with their barber, David Strother.

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Two men from Tazewell County became the latest Tri-County deaths linked to COVID-19, while the region moved closer to 34,000 coronavirus infections – and to 100,000 administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The rehabilitation of a low-income Peoria apartment complex is wrapping up. But the lengthy waitlist suggests there may be more demand than supply for affordable housing in the city.

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Running a small business is hard. Those challenges are compounded for Black small business owners. WCBU Student Reporter Jordan Mead explores how local entrepreneurs are breaking down those barriers.

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As Illinois moves past the 2 million mark for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Tri-County area also continues to reach vaccine milestones, approaching 90,000 administered doses and eclipsing 20,000 people getting their second doses.

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The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about an increase in COVID-19 scammers trying to swindle people in the Peoria area.

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