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Caterpillar's earnings dropped in the third quarter, but still beat Wall Street's expectations.

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Peoria Public Schools will replace city police officers with armed school security at the high school level.

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Gov. JB Pritzker warns every region in the state is still on the wrong trajectory for COVID-19 cases.

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Illinois is trending in the wrong direction on COVID-19 case counts--and the Peoria area is no exception.

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The Tri-County area has set a new one-day mortality record for COVID-19 deaths.

The Federal Correctional Institution in Pekin
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Tazewell County is reporting a major COVID-19 outbreak at the Federal Correctional Institution in Pekin.

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The City of Peoria has been chosen to participate in a nationwide program examining ways to confront budget issues from COVID-19 and to assist economic recovery.

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Craig Moore wasn’t sure how the public would respond after his record store was closed for 2 1/2 months this spring due to the state’s coronavirus lockdown.

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It looks like most Peoria Public Schools students will be able to go back to class sooner than expected.

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Bradley University students won't get a spring break next semester. But they'll get a longer winter break to compensate.

Provost Walter Zakahi announced Friday that Bradley will cancel the traditional March 15-19 spring break as a COVID-19 exposure reduction measure. The spring semester will begin Jan. 27, a week later than usual.

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Nine employees of the Peoria City/County Health Department play a vital role in the community's COVID-19 battle. They're contact tracers--tasked with figuring out how the virus is spreading in Peoria County, and containing it.

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said the continual back-and-forth on additional coronavirus stimulus aid is unfair to the American public.

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The pandemic has drastically changed how we watch movies. That's having a big impact not only on movie studios, but also theaters and streaming platforms.

Rural America Is Feeling The Pandemic Pain

Oct 4, 2020

Problems that existed in Illinois small towns and across rural America have been made worse by the coronavirus outbreak, said the director of the Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

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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.

It appears Bradley University's new post-quarantine restrictions on student activities have taken a big bite out of COVID-19's spread on campus.

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Trick-or-treating will be allowed in Peoria on Halloween, but that doesn't necessarily mean officials are recommending it.

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OSF HealthCare is adapting lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to expand breast cancer screening to low-income and minority women.

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.

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