Crime and Courts

Dana Vollmer / Peoria Public Radio

2019 was a violent year in Peoria. The city recorded 25 homicides — the highest number in more than 30 years.

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A new resident police officer has moved into the East Bluff.

Peoria County

Two people currently detained in Peoria County Jail will be out for the holidays, thanks to a joint effort by the Black Justice Project and Change Peoria.

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Three people are in custody after a man was shot dead outside the Dream Nightclub in South Peoria early this morning.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The public defenders representing 14-year-old Zaveon Marks are asking the state for $25,000 to provide special mitigation expertise during the sentencing phase of his trial.

Testimony began Tuesday in the murder trial of 14-year-old Zaveon Marks.

Dana Vollmer / WCBU

State and federal lawmakers are celebrating the relative success of recent criminal justice reforms. But they admit there’s still a long way to go.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) said it’s hard to tell which way the president is leaning after he again mused about commuting the sentence of former Governor Rod Blagojevich yesterday.