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Midland CUSD 7

Marshall County is mourning after Midland CUSD 7 Superintendent Bill Wrenn died over the weekend.

Peoria Public Schools

The Peoria Public Schools board approved a new two-year contract with the Peoria Federation of Teachers Monday night.

OSF HealthCare

A children's emergency room at the OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois is now open 24 hours a day. 

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PBS lovers in the Pekin area will need to be patient if they watch TV over-the-air.

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The Illinois Supreme Court is considering whether smelling marijuana is justifiable cause for police to search someone's car.

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Look for sculptures to begin popping up Donovan Park this year.

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday intended to bring down the cost of insulin.

Peoria County Coroner's Office

Drug overdose deaths dropped again last year in Peoria County. There was a big increase in 2017 thanks to fentanyl laced heroin on the streets. Since then there has been some improvement. Kristin McHugh talks with Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood. Harwood says preliminary data show drug-related deaths dropped significantly in 2019 thanks to harm reduction work by the Jolt Foundation. 

  

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If you watch TV via antenna in the Peoria area, you lost a couple channels after the great January rescan.

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Three Republicans made their cases for why they deserve their party's nomination for the 17th Congressional District this March.

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A withdrawn Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District now claims he's back in the race. But the Illinois State Board of Elections says that's not necessarily the case.

A federal judge banned two Central Illinois men from hunting worldwide after they admitted to breaking federal hunting laws in separate cases.

These Boots Were Made for…Broadway

Jan 24, 2020

On this week’s episode, director Deric Kimler, and featured performer Bryan Blanks join Jenn Gordon to talk about the interactive set, adaptive choreography, and the incredible hand-crafted footwear featured in “Kinky Boots” The Musical – opening January 31 at Peoria Players Theatre.

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Home sales in the Peoria area were down a bit in 2019. But there are also fewer homes on the market.

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A former Streator funeral director who lost his state license after alleged professional misconduct turned himself in Friday on multiple felony warrants. 

William "BJ" Elias, 51, is charged with 14 counts of violating the Illinois Funeral Funds or Burial Act in between 2003 and 2019. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said Elias stole more than $136,000. 

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A pre-professional soccer team will call Peoria home starting this season.

Peoria Heights School District 325

The Peoria Heights School District Athletic Director has resigned after administrators say he sent inappropriate texts and social media messages to recent female graduates.

The Illinois State Board of Elections is correcting information it previously released about non-citizens mistakenly registered under the state's automatic voter registration system who then illegally cast a ballot. 

Fon du Lac Park District

East Peoria might get a swimming pool again...if voters decide they want it. 

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Developer Casey Baldovin is announcing a new project in the Warehouse District. 

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An 80-year-old Peoria woman died Tuesday due to cold weather exposure.

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2019 was a violent year in Peoria. The city recorded 25 homicides — the highest number in more than 30 years.

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A new resident police officer has moved into the East Bluff.

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Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87. 

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The East Peoria City Council took the first step to approve Roy Sorce's application to start up a craft cannabis growing operation off Route 116. 

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A couple is making one of the largest donations in Bradley University's history.

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There's no how-to guide for re-adjusting to civilian life after returning home from war. 

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Illinois Republicans are calling for an immediate hearing after 574 non-citizens were registered to vote through the state's automatic voter registration system. 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Starved Rock State Park lacks a single trail accessible to people with physical disabilities. The "For the Love of Starved Rock" campaign aims to change that.

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