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Testimony began Tuesday in the murder trial of 14-year-old Zaveon Marks.

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The National Weather Service is projecting an early season snow for Central Illinois.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through Wednesday morning. Total snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the Tri-County area, with up to 3 inches possible in Galesburg. 

The NWS Lincoln Office said a rain/snow mix will develop Tuesday night, and change to mostly snow later tonight into Wednesday. 

Ground temperatures will remain warm, but some slick spots may develop on secondary roads, bridges and overpasses. 

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A snow removal expert says it is important for plow drivers to use the least amount of salt possible on the roadways to limit environmental impacts. 

Mark DeVries was the keynote speaker at the Snow and Ice Workshop in East Peoria for public works employees on Tuesday. He said once salt gets into the water system, it can have some serious impacts.

“So no matter what we’re using, we want to use only what we need in winter maintenance," he said.  

The chairman of the NCAA board of governors says the association hopes to avoid a court battle against states that are attempting to pass laws aimed at dismantling the NCAA's rules.

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The man who’s spent nearly 60 years behind bars for the grisly murders of three women at Starved Rock State Park will soon be up for parole again.

A 20-year veteran of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office was terminated for unprofessional conduct. 

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The business community is offering its own suggestions for the city of Peoria’s 2020 budget. 

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The Peoria Public Schools board voted 5 to 2 Monday against suspending classroom walkthroughs until the end of the school year.

A state lawmaker has been arrested on a federal public corruption charge, becoming the latest top state Democrat targeted by federal prosecutors.

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A new judge will preside over Peoria County’s 10th Judicial Circuit Court.

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Speakers at a Housing Action Illinois conference in Bloomington say a partnership between the City of Peoria and the Salvation Army is one example of how communities can work to rehouse residents.

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Revolution Global is adding housing to its list of properties in Delavan. 

Retiring state Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) is UnityPoint's newest executive.

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It appears the former flagship Bergner's store at Sheridan Village is destined for the wrecking ball.

Stephen King’s novel and subsequent films adaptations have thrilled audiences for decades. 

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Data compiled by a non-profit environmental advocacy organization shows different sources of tap water face different challenges in keeping it clean.

State Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) is not running for a 6th term.

Unes announced Thursday he is retiring after his current term ends in January 2021.

Unemployment fell across most of Illinois over the yearlong span ending in September. But not in the Peoria region.

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Downtown Peoria's Madison Theater is featured in a new book on abandoned movie theaters.

Many young people leave the Peoria area for other cities when they start out on their own. But around Thanksgiving, they head home.

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A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler. 

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Peoria's WAOE-TV is moving its antenna to LaSalle County. 

In July, the Federal Communications Commission approved Four Seasons Peoria's application to shift the station's main transmission site from Tazewell County to a location not far from Starved Rock State Park.

The antenna move still keeps the MyNetwork TV affiliate on the air in most of the Tri-County area, and the station will remain licensed to Peoria.

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The Peoria Heights Village Board unanimously approved developer Kim Blickenstaff’s plans to revive Al Fresco Park on Tuesday. 

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Lawmakers could soon vote on a measure that would make Illinois the second state to cap insulin costs.

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Four Central Illinois coal plants and a southern Illinois coal mine are slated to close by year’s end.

Environmental advocates say the Clean Energy Jobs Act would create new programs to help workers and communities impacted by the coal facility closures. And they say movement on the legislation is needed now. 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said earlier this month he does not expect action on the legislation during this year’s veto session. 

But State Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) says that is unacceptable. 

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A group of state lawmakers is calling on Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to investigate the sale of student data.

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Caterpillar is reporting a drop in sales and revenues, as well as profit per share.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was involved in a 9-year-old Goodfield boy's livelihood 14 times since his birth.

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The Peoria Police Department is looking for a key witness to a fatal hit-and-run accident over the weekend.

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The Pinecrest Drive overpass above Interstate 74 in East Peoria is set for replacement next year. 

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