Bradley University's COVID-19 positivity rate fell nearly by half as it comes out of a two-week, all-student quarantine.

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Nearly seven months of coping with lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many people on edge.

Bradley University is lifting the all-student quarantine on Wednesday, but many COVID-19-related restrictions will remain in place.

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About 4,000 University of Illinois Chicago medical employees are currently on strike statewide, including 150 employees of the College of Medicine in Peoria (UICOMP).

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Bradley University is making good on its promise to step up disciplinary enforcement to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

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At Eureka College, the fall semester is going "so far, so good" despite the new challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson said they're keeping a close eye on Bradley University to see if the two-week all-student quarantine is getting the COVID-19 spread on campus under control.

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Five residents from Peoria and Tazewell counties died this weekend from COVID-19.

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A pandemic within a pandemic: that’s how advocates have described a recent surge in domestic violence. Since stay-at-home measures were first issued in March, reports of domestic violence have skyrocketed across the globe.

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Tazewell County is at a COVID-19 warning level again.

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Bradley University's one-week COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 14.4% as the university experiences a spike in new cases.

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Bradley University is looking to correct the institution's COVID-19 course with a two-week all-student quarantine period.

Bradley University is ordering all students to quarantine and learn remotely for the next two weeks.

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Members of a West Bluff neighborhood group say they're "shocked" and "heartbroken" by the removal of a community garden near the corner of W. Main and Sheridan.

Stark is now one of 29 counties at a state COVID-19 warning level.

Bradley University is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community this week.

From Aug. 28-Sept. 3, a total of 216 tests were administered by Bradley University Health Services. That's fewer than the 250 to 300 tests the university said it would conduct weekly. Results on seven tests are pending.

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The class of 2020 had a lot taken from them by this pandemic. Not being able to finish their senior year was hard enough, but those students who are now college freshmen are struggling with gaining independence during these strange and unpredictable times.

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The president of the Peoria Firefighter's Union said the multiple rounds of cuts to the fire department in recent years are putting the city at risk.

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More people are dealing with negative emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but OSF psychotherapist Bernice Gordon-Young says it's not only OK to feel that way, but you should give yourself permission to do so.

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Could Bradley University adopt the University of Illinois' COVID-19 saliva test? Probably not right away, said Bradley University President Stephen Standifird.

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The first week of Bradley University's fall 2020 semester is done, but there's still a long way to go yet.

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When Dr. Thomas Luft got a stuffy nose in June, he didn't think much of it at first.

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The Showplace 14 movie theater in Pekin closed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it appears that closure may not be permanent.

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The coronavirus outbreak’s huge impact on business, education and sports continues to be felt, but what about the effect the pandemic is having on the way we dress?

Bradley University is reporting a COVID-19 positivity rate of just over 2.5% as the first week of class wraps up.

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Doctors are worried about falling vaccination rates among adults and children during the COVID-19 pandemic as flu season looms on the horizon.

Clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine are underway in Peoria.

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Unlike many other higher education institutions, first-year University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria students are starting off their year entirely remotely.

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After more than two hours of discussion, the Peoria City Council narrowly voted down borrowing $10 million and decommissioning two fire engines to balance a city budget decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said she's working to get more financial relief for Illinois municipalities struggling to keep services going after COVID-19 took a big bite out of tax revenues.