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  THOMSON, Ill. (AP) - A nontraditional family of bald eagles is caring for three eaglets that hatched this spring in a nest along the Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois.

  CHICAGO (AP) - A top Chicago prosecutor says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it won't be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring out its scope.

Enclosures around large dumpsters at businesses in the city of Peoria may not be constructed with any type of wire. The city council unanimously approved regulations to ban wire and chain link fences to hide refuse containers.

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A Peoria man is facing a murder charge following a Sunday night stabbing.

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An industrial fire closed a portion of Peoria's Southwest Adams Street Friday afternoon.

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A Peoria woman stabbed in the neck during a Thursday afternoon fight is dead. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 19-year-old Charee A. Alexander died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at 2:05 p.m. Friday.

This week, we're talking with Jimmy Bridgeman, the owner of Rock Solid Studios in Dunlap; and with musician David McDonald. Bridgeman says he started his studio in an affort to provide a quality recording facility for local musicians. They've since expanded to add songwriting workshops amd open-mic nights, and their "Coffeehouse sessions." Those combine elements of a recording studio and a small performance venue.

Woman Stabbed in Large Fight at a Peoria Park

Apr 12, 2019

Peoria Police are investigating a stabbing Thursday at Schmoeger Park.

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SPRINGFIELD - Federal authorities have a message for taxpayers as April 15 approaches:  Tax fraud can land you in prison.

The Woodford County community of Goodfield is still largely trying to understand a fire that killed five people Saturday night.

This week, we're talking with Marty Wombacher, about this weekend's performance of "The Marty Monologues." He's the writer behind the "Meanwhile Back in Peoria blog," and the show features his stories of growing up in Peoria in the 1960s.

The performance incorporates local musicians Sarah Marie Dillard and Brandon Mooberry.

After the Peoria performance, Wombacher will present the show in Chicago and  New York.

"The Marty Monologues" will be performed Sunday night at 7:00 at the Apollo Theater in downtown Peoria.

Aurora Police Department

CINCINNATI — DNA tests disproved a teenager's claim that he was an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago, the FBI said Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - One of the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent the high-voltage power line from being strung across the property of unwilling landowners.

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The governors of three Midwest states ravaged by March flooding say they will pushing for more control over management of the Missouri River that borders their states.

Aurora Police Department

CINCINNATI (AP) -  Police in the Illinois hometown of a boy missing since 2011 say they can't yet confirm that he is in fact a teenager found wandering in Kentucky.

Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

Newcomers prevailed in several key races in Peoria and Tazewell Counties in the election Tuesday.

ISP and State Mourns Death of Troopers

Apr 1, 2019
Illinois State Police

Funeral services are planned for one Illinois State Police Trooper, as many are still trying to comprehend the death of another early Saturday morning.

This week, we're talking with Jonathan Wright, Editor-in-Chief of Peoria Magazines. The company is launching a new publication, "Peoria Magazine," that will combine their coverage of business, lifestyle, and the arts in central Illinois. The new magazine will combine the features that were previously available in the company's "Art and Society" and "Interbusiness Issues" publications. It also incorporates new features and contributors.

PeoriaBallet.com

This week, Jenn Gordon talks with Wendy Thomasson and Jorge Laico of the Peoria Ballet. They discuss the upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland and Paquita. Lewis Carroll’s classic story is transformed into a charming ballet. This family friendly adventure will transport you to a colorful fantasy world full of exhilarating fun! Plus, one of the ballet world’s all time classics – Paquita.

Peoria Council Tables Plan to Bill for Some Accidents

Mar 27, 2019
City of Peoria

The city of Peoria will not ask motorists involved in traffic accidents to reimburse the city...at least not yet.

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The Peoria Fire Department could respond to 2400 fewer calls a year. That’s according to a study by Fitch and Associates. Those calls are non-emergency medical calls like assistance in lifting a person who has fallen.

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  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An audit has criticized the state's response to the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy veterans' home that caused 13 deaths.

Bradley University

A national publication says Bradley University’s game design program is among the best.

MARSTON, Mo. - A Missouri man jailed in Texas is now charged with killing a woman at an Interstate 55 rest area in October.

Bradley University

This year’s dance is over for the Bradley Braves men’s basketball program. The team fell to 2nd-seed Michigan State Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College is partnering with Peoria Public Schools to discuss racial justice and equity.

IL Priest Abuse List Has 29 Peoria Names

Mar 21, 2019
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  CHICAGO - Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state's six dioceses. It includes 29 men who served in the Peoria Diosese.

UnityPoint Health

The three major mental health service centers in the greater Peoria region are creating a new organization aiming at bringing new resources to bare on behavioral healthcare.

Authorities believe a medical issue caused the death of a woman found in a parked car along Interstate 74 Tuesday.

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It’s Fix-a-Leak Week. The annual Environmental Protection Agency program aims to raise awareness of small water leaks and other water issues in homes and businesses.

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