Tim Shelley

Assignment Editor/Digital Director

Tim Shelley is the Assignment Editor and Digital Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.

Before venturing into the world of radio, Tim worked as Assignment Editor and later Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WEEK-TV for several years.

Tim was also the editor for three weekly newspapers covering much of Tazewell and Woodford counties.

He was born in Peoria, and is a graduate of East Peoria Community High School, Illinois Central College and Bradley University.

When not covering the news, Tim enjoys playing his guitar, reading up on American and ancient Roman history, and spending time with his friends and family.

Tim also collects the works of Elmer M. King - Peoria history rocks!

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Peoria Civic Center this December. 

Seinfeld is set to perform Dec. 19 in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 online and at the Civic Center box office. 

The comedian is perhaps best remembered for his eponymous '90s sitcom of the same name. More recently, he's hosting the Emmy-nominated web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and the Netflix special "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

Tickets for the December show start at $50. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Peoria Civic Center this December. 

Seinfeld is set to perform Dec. 19 in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 online and at the Civic Center box office. 

The comedian is perhaps best remembered for his eponymous '90s sitcom of the same name. More recently, he's hosting the Emmy-nominated web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and the Netflix special "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

Tickets for the December show start at $50. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Peoria Civic Center this December. 

Seinfeld is set to perform Dec. 19 in the Civic Center Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 online and at the Civic Center box office. 

The comedian is perhaps best remembered for his eponymous '90s sitcom of the same name. More recently, he's hosting the Emmy-nominated web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and the Netflix special "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

Tickets for the December show start at $50. 

Tazewell County Board member Jay Hall has resigned from leadership of Pekin AMBUCS after he made controversial comments on social media about teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. 

Orion Weiss and George Stelutto join Jenn Gordon for a candid conversation about Stravinsky, Ravel, and the magic of Paris in the 1920’s. This concert marks the Maestro’s 10th Anniversary with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Internationally acclaimed pianist, Orion Weiss will share the stage with the PSO on Saturday night for a stirring program that will transport you back in time – nearly a century – to the City of Lights.

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Progress is slowly but surely coming along on the efforts to re-open Peoria’s largest hotel. 

Ray LaHood was appointed Thursday to chair the board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. 

Caterpillar, Inc.

Caterpillar financial and accounting employees in Peoria may soon be looking for new work. 

The Peoria County Board approved recreational cannabis business zoning and sales taxes at a special meeting Wednesday. 

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The Civic Center saw $14.9 million in combined ticket sales in fiscal year 2019. That’s the venue’s best take in years. More than 600,000 people attended events at the Civic Center. 

OSF and Caterpillar have only a few days left to come to an agreement on continued hospital and home care coverage for Big Yellow’s employees. 

The Peoria County Board is set to take up two recreational marijuana measures at a special meeting  Wednesday. 

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You’ll soon be able to take a drive down Shaun Livingston Way in Peoria. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the kickoff of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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The Peoria City Council narrowly approved a $90,000, six month contract with the Group O call center to answer questions about public safety pension fee bills that will be sent out soon to property owners.

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The Alexis Scott Campaign came out in force to the Peoria City Council meeting Tuesday to mark her two year disappearance.

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The Peoria City Council approved a three percent recreational cannabis tax at Tuesday's meeting.

Peoria City/County Health Department

The 2018 Peoria County Sexually Transmitted Infection Report found chlamydia and gonorrhea rates are 1.5 to 3 times above the Illinois average. Syphilis rates have spiked by 80 percent. 

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) said she supports uncovering the truth behind President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukranian president, but stopped short of supporting a formal impeachment inquiry. 

Senator Dick Durbin via Facebook

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is calling on the House of Representatives to begin a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

A 3-year-old from Metamora drowned Monday morning in a lake near his family's home.

Luke Rynearson, 3, lived at Lake Wildwood Mobile Home Park on Horseshoe Lane. Family members reported him missing around 7:30 a.m.

Family members said he slipped out without anyone noticing. He was soon found unresponsive and not breathing in a lake.

The child was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood pronounced Rynearson dead just before 10 a.m.

Harwood said there are no signs of trauma or foul play.

Peoria Public Schools Board of Education President Dan Adler is declining to run for another term.

Adler has served on the board since July 2015. 

Adler said he's confident in Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat's leadership of the district. He said he feels it's time to step down and pass on the torch to new leadership so he can spend more time with his family.

He works as an engineer at Caterpillar.

Adler represents District 3 on the school board. Anyone looking to fill the seat must submit their nominating petitions between Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. 

Illinois Central College is leading a nearly 19 million dollar effort aimed at helping people in high unemployment, low-income areas obtain living wage jobs.

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Take a trip aboard the S.S Neverland in this inventively staged prequel to Peter Pan. Jenn Gordon talks with Chad Bradford and Scott Kanoff about this genre-bending bit of theatre that relies on creative staging, movement, and story telling to unlock the audiences imagination on an unforgettable journey with Peter and the lost boys. 

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A woman was fatally shot on Peoria's South Side in the city's 20th homicide of 2019.

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Just two years after Ernie's Dairy Dream re-opened on Peoria's South Side, the business is looking to pick up and leave the city.

The murder case of 14-year-old Zaveon Marks is back in adult court. 

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Activists from across the world are protesting today in an effort to drive governments to address climate change.

Peoria County Jail

The Peoria Police Department has made an arrest in connection with yesterday’s stabbing in the North Valley neighborhood. 

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Developer Kim Blickenstaff is adding yet another project to his plate. This may be his biggest yet.

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