Olivia Streeter

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Olivia Streeter is an intern at WCBU. The Illinois State University student joined WCBU in 2020.

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The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District is entering into a partnership with Chicago-based Transdev to manage and operate its CityLift paratransit and CountyLink rural transportation services.

W.E. Sullivan's via Facebook

Local restaurants and bars are taking a step back to reevaluate how--or if--they are going to continue operating under Gov. JB Pritzker's newest Tier 3 mitigations.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With COVID-19 spread's now exponentially increasing in every region of the state, all 11 regions will move into Tier 3 restrictions on Friday. With the new mitigations in place, certain businesses and entities are going to have to again rethink the way they operate.

The Tazewell County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health are opening a temporary mobile COVID-19 test site this weekend  in Washington.

Daniel Musisi / WCBU

Local blood collection workers at the American Red Cross say the organization needs to beef up safety and worker protections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

East Peoria Festival of Lights via Facebook

East Peoria is inviting people to watch its annual Festival of Lights Parade in person later this month, despite surging COVID-19 cases regionally.

Central Illinois restaurants and bars only have a couple days to adapt to new bans on indoor service as COVID-19 cases surge across the region.

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Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Many young people are casting their first-ever ballots this November in what's shaping up to potentially be one of the highest-turnout elections in recent memory.

Courtesy Mike Bailey

You may have noticed several new carved limestone pieces adorning the Peoria Heights Sculpture Walk along Prospect Avenue and the Rock Island Trail.

Peoria Area Community Events Santa Claus Parade

The Annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Peoria won't be stopped by the pandemic, but it probably will look very different than the previous 132 celebrations.

Methodist College will roll out a new Bachelor of Science in Medical and Life Sciences degree in the spring semester of 2021.

Bradley University

More people are looking for a distraction from life's troubles right now. Bradley University assistant professor of interactive media Tim Hutchings knows that firsthand — and he's created his own solution.

The Peoria Public Library is joining a growing number of public libraries across the country in adopting a fine-free policy, effectively eliminating barriers to the library’s multimillion-dollar collection of resources and materials.

COVID-19 is drastically changing the day-to-day lives of people around the globe and right here in central Illinois. That includes individuals experiencing homelessness, who have had the services they rely on for survival altered greatly.