Knox County Jail

A Knox County man faces charges of holding a woman against her will and torturing her for four days at his house.

A Galesburg woman faces first-degree murder charges after allegedly killing her 7-year-old daughter with a knife.

UPDATED 3:15 p.m. | Authorities investigating a fatal shooting in Peoria are asking for the public's help in finding anyone who recently did business with the victim.

Peoria Police

UPDATED 4:50 p.m. | Peoria Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Peoria woman whose body was found Thursday in East Peoria.

Authorities say Christopher J. Sanders, 42, was arrested in connection with the death of Mona Ellison on Thursday evening in the village of New Baden, Ill., 30 miles east of St. Louis.

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Peoria and East Peoria police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman as a homicide.

A 23-year-old Peoria man faces several felony charges after an armed robbery at a West Peoria gas station on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE 3 p.m. Monday | 19-year-old Tyrhon Erving, 19, of Peoria was the victim in Saturday night's fatal shooting at the Hollow Creek Apartments.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says Erving suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body, and likely died instantly.

Peoria police arrested three men in connection for first degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the shooting.

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Officers responded to a call of a man down at Monroe and Lavaille just after 8 p.m.

The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said a group was gathered inside a house when an argument broke out, ultimately leading to the shooting. The suspect ran away before police arrived.


A 29-year-old Peoria man faces first-degree murder charges in connection with a fatal weekend shooting.


Peoria police are investigating after a suspect reportedly fired shots at a plainclothes officer in South Peoria.

The former Tazewell County public guardian's law license is suspended after a state regulatory authority determined he misused funds in that role for his own personal benefit.

UPDATE 3:30 PM: The Amber Alert was canceled after authorities found Noah DelHotal safe.


The Peoria Police Department is investigating a homicide in Central Peoria.


A Peoria man who was shot Monday night while driving on North Knoxville Avenue has died.

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East Peoria Commissioner Mike Sutherland said he's offering a "personal bounty" of $200 to people who report political sign vandalism or theft in the city to the police.


A 22-year-old man faces charges after leading police across several Tazewell County communities in pursuit of a stolen RV.

The Pekin Police Department said John J. Lewis stole an RV in Groveland on Tuesday afternoon. It was spotted headed north on Route 29 near Twin Lakes. The North Pekin and Creve Coeur police departments followed Lewis as he turned onto Wesley Road, then headed south onto Route 29 into Pekin.

Peoria County Sheriff's Office

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell fired two of his deputies Tuesday after they were accused of theft in separate incidents.

Deputy Joshua Carr allegedly took another person's gift bag Sept. 27 from the Tavern on Prospect in Peoria. The theft was later reported by the victim, Asbell said.

A judge sentenced 15-year-old Zaveon Marks to 45 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of 16-year-old Zarious Fair in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood last summer.

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A Fulton County man is charged with the murder of a woman in their home on Sunday.

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A $750,000 federal grant will expand anti-trafficking efforts in 46 central Illinois counties.


The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected homicide in Cuba.

Sheriff Jeff Standard said deputies responded to a medical emergency at 922 E. Jackson St. just before 2:45 p.m. Sunday. Despite attempts at resuscitation, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Standard said the initial investigation led authorities to believe the woman was killed. A suspect was arrested and taken to Graham Hospital in Canton for an unrelated medical issue.

More information is set to be released soon.

An 11-year-old Peoria boy is hospitalized with serious, but non life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run Thursday afternoon.

The Peoria Police Department said a second vehicle was involved in a South Peoria crash that killed four young women on Sunday.

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A Springfield man pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking young women for sex in central Illinois.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 28-year-old Donald Allen of Peoria was the man killed in a shooting Saturday night on the city's South Side.

A man is dead after a shooting late Saturday night on Peoria's South Side.

Peoria police responded to the 1500 block of S. Faraday around 11:15 p.m. on a ShotSpotter report of four rounds being fired.

An adult man was found in the area with a gunshot wound, said police. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. This is Peoria's ninth reported homicide of 2020.

There is no suspect information. Anyone with information is asked to call Peoria police or CrimeStoppers.

Courtesy Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations is now looking into the 2018 death of a Army National Guardsman in Galesburg.


A man suffered a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound on the East Bluff Thursday afternoon.

Peoria police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend.


A man is dead after an apparent shooting incident at a Peoria apartment complex on Saturday evening.