Dana Vollmer / Peoria Public Radio

The Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital is officially open within UnityPoint Health - Proctor.

Western Illinois University

Terrorism is often a family affair. That's according to the director of the Homeland Security Research Program at Western Illinois University.

Peoria City Council Weighs New Truck Parking Rules

Jan 29, 2020
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The Peoria City Council is considering new truck parking ordinances.


A new apartment complex in downtown Peoria will be catered towards tackling local housing insecurity.

Minnesota Public Radio

Sportfish in the Illinois River are dying younger.

Hawkeye Hotels

Peoria's largest hotel is finally open once again.

The downtown Four Points by Sheraton officially reopens Tuesday under the banner of Burlington, Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels.

The 323-room hotel has more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom which accommodates 1,800 people. The hotel also has the Craft309 Kitchen + Bar. 

Peoria County Sheriff's Office

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said a skull and torso found separately in the Illinois River three years ago have been positively identified.

Using Impeachment As A Teaching Tool

Jan 28, 2020
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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. 


Federal Communications Commission Public File

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.

Tim Shelley / WCBU

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.

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

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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.

Dana Vollmer / Peoria Public Radio

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