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Fulton County ESDA

A woman was killed Friday after a vehicle drove into her apartment in Farmington.

Farmington firefighters and police responded to Farmington Manor Apartments just after 10 a.m. to find a vehicle that had driven through a wall. 

Emergency responders began to treat the woman injured in the incident, but she died before a LifeFlight helicopter could arrive. 

The driver of the vehicle in the incident told police his foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas, according to a release from the Fulton County ESDA.

The Peoria Police Department is seeking a 26-year-old man for his alleged involvement in Thursday's shooting in Central Peoria.

Police said Jyair Williams is connected to the shooting in the 3100 block of N. Isabell. Williams is considered armed and dangerous.

An adult male was found in a backyard nearby with gunshot wounds. His condition is considered life-threatening.

Thomas Jefferson Primary School and St. Philomena School were briefly locked down after the shooting. 

Williams is 6'2", 162 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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An attorney for Zaveon Marks, the 14-year-old accused of shooting Zarious Fair, argues he can’t be sentenced to more than 40 years in prison.

Bradley University Women's Head Basketball Coach Andrea Gorski will be on the Hilltop at least through the 2023-24 season.

Gorski signed a multi-year contract extension. She came back to Bradley in 2016 to coach her alma mater's team. 

In Gorski's first three seasons at the helm, the women's basketball team has produced three first-team All-MVC performers. That's the same number of Braves selected in the 15 years before Gorski's return.

She also led the women's team to its best season in a decade last year. 

Gorski is a 1992 graduate of Bradley University. 

National Weather Service

American Red Cross volunteers are headed to Florida to help out with the Hurricane Dorian response. 

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WCBU2 and 103.5 FM are currently down due to an equipment failure. 

WCBU's main channel and streaming for WCBU2 are not impacted by this failure.

We're working hard to restore service. Replacement equipment has been ordered and should be ready for installation next week.

In the meantime, 103.5 FM will broadcast WCBU's main channel.

Please contact WCBU General Manager RC McBride with any questions at rcmcbri@ilstu.edu

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Steve Hausler makes his directorial debut at Peoria Players Theatre with the regional premiere of Tarzan, The Musical. The show, based on the 1999 animated Disney film scored by Phil Collins, incorporates eye-catching sets and costuming, fly-systems, and unique staging to bring to life the story of Tarzan and Jane.  Themes of family and self-discovery abound in this high-flying production.

DirecTV customers, your local CBS and Fox programming is back. 

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A Stark County man was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges.

Rodney A. King, 50, of Wyoming, was arrested for possession and dissemination of child pornography by the Illinois State Police and taken to the Stark County Jail. 

Police seized digital equipment from King's house and vehicle on a search warrant. They found several child pornography items, according to police. 

King is set to make an appearance Friday at the Stark County Courthouse in Toulon. 

Pritzker Ordered to Bedrest After Fracturing Thighbone

Aug 29, 2019
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a hairline fracture on his left thighbone and a doctor has ordered rest for four to six weeks. 

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An adult man is in life-threatening condition after he was shot Thursday morning in Central Peoria. 

Peoria police responded to the 3200 block of N. Isabell just after 7:45 a.m. Officers found a vehicle in the 31oo block with gunfire damage. A man seen near the vehicle fled after spotting police.

Witnesses said they saw a suspect vehicle fleeing the area after the shooting, according to police. 

Police spread out to look for the fleeing man. A gunshot victim was found in the backyard of a house in the 31oo block of N. Twelve Oaks. He was taken to the hospital.

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Salveo Health and Wellness in Canton has received approval from state regulators to begin selling recreational cannabis on Jan. 1 at its current site.

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A Woodford County Sheriff's Deputy is OK after their vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 39.

Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword said deputies responded to several 911 calls around 4 a.m. Thursday reporting a driver heading south in the northbound lanes of I-39. 

One deputy stopped northbound traffic as the other attempted to find the wrong-way driver. The deputy found the driver near Minonk, and their vehicle was struck head-on by the driver, 69-year-old Stephen C. Vogler of Granville, as the deputy was coming to a stop.

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A 25-year-old Mackinaw man believed to be murdered in California died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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A recent report illustrates just how much harder it is for people who aren’t white to get small-business loans.

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The city council last night got a first look at a revitalization plan for the MacArthur Highway corridor on the city’s South Side. 

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Donald Trump will take action to soften the effects of oil refinery exceptions for blending corn-based ethanol in motor fuel. 

Illinois’ recent innovation bump could be a sign of bigger trends to come. 

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You may have seen Monte de Gallo’s art while driving around Peoria recently. 

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You may be able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage while at a movie theater in the near future. 

OSF HealthCare employees will have available parking when its new mission headquarters opens in downtown. 

Governor J.B. Pritzker has appointed Tremont attorney Tom Brewer as Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Tazewell County. 

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It’s been a long journey back to the stage for the Barn III Dinner Theatre Conklin Players in Goodfield. 

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The Peoria Riverfront Museum will be celebrating Medal of Honor Day next year. 

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Every East Peoria grade school students will now get the chance to visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum this year - at no cost to them. 

CREDIT COLLETTE VACATIONS

Portugal and Its Islands featuring the Estoril Coast, Azores, & Madeira Islands

March 27 to April 8, 2020 $4,499 (double occupancy); $5,099 (single); $4,469 (triple) Informational Meeting

Meet with representatives from Collette Vacations and Peoria Charter to learn more about the trip.

There is cost to attend the meeting and no obligation to travel. Bradley Global Communications Center Room 212 (map) Sept 16 5:30-6:30pm RSVP to Melissa Libert at 309-438-2257 or mmboehn@illinoisstate.edu.

Prices include roundtrip Bloomington-Normal/O'Hare transfers by Peoria Charter Travel, roundtrip air from O'Hare, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, 13 days, 18 meals, professional Collette tour managers and local guides, local transport, and 12 nights in centrally located hotels. 

Lake County, CA Sheriff's Office

Police in California are investigating the murder of a Mackinaw man.

The Lake County, Calif. Sheriff's Office received information on Saturday regarding a stolen vehicle related to Grant David Whitaker, 25, of Mackinaw. The vehicle was found at a Dollar General in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., about two hours northwest of Sacramento. 

Whitaker's family said they believe he got into a fight with his traveling companion, 21-year-old Mavrick Fisher of Elko, Nevada. They hadn't heard from him since. 

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A team of Illinois chemists are developing a more environmentally friendly form of polyurethane, a hard-to-recycle polymer that’s used in a variety of everyday products.

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A Woodford County library system is tackling fake news.

A recreational cannabis dispensary is heading to Galesburg. 

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