Coronavirus

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.

Bradley University

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

Dr. Thomas Luft
Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

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.

Will The Pandemic Have An Impact On Fashion?

Aug 28, 2020
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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.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

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.

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Bradley University will not reduce tuition or fees for students who take some or all of their classes online this year.

COVID-19 means the return to the Hilltop will look very different for Bradley University students this year.

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Morton District 709 currently reports eight COVID-19 positive students district-wide. Another 96 are currently in quarantine, up from 43 on Friday.

The school bells may be ringing again in the Peoria area, but many students find themselves at home in front of a computer instead of in the classroom.

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Forty-three Tri-County businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from an Illinois emergency grant program.

Brasky's Bar and Grill / Facebook

A Peoria sports bar owner is disappointed by the Big Ten Conference’s decision to suspend college football this fall. 

Peoria City/County Health Department building
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Tri-County health officials reported 170 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend, bringing the region’s total to 2,288 since the start of the pandemic.

The figures announced Monday included 94 new cases in Peoria County for a total of 1,598. Tazewell County added 59 new positives for a sum of 535, while Woodford County’s total increased by 17 to 155. No new deaths were reported.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Tazewell County is now considered to be at a "coronavirus warning level" by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Sous Chef via Facebook

The Sous Chef grocery was slowly growing until the pandemic hit in March—then business boomed.

Peoria County

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Peoria County Jail appears to be abating.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Each of the Tri-County health departments reported record single-day increases in new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

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An attendee of the Aug. 1 special Peoria Heights Village Board meeting to discuss the future of its fire department tested has positive for COVID-19.

Village Administrator Dennis Sutton said the person diagnosed was wearing a mask and social distancing. That person is now quarantining All attending the Saturday meeting were informed, Sutton said.

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