Crime

A state disciplinary commission said Tazewell County's former public guardian used money he was supposed to be managing for others' benefit for himself. 

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission said Matthew Stropes illegally steered more than $30,000 he was managing for three men with disabilities while serving as the county's public guardian between his appointment in 2009 and 2019. 

The Bradley University Police Department said someone was robbed at gunpoint on campus Thursday evening.

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Three people were found murdered in the small Livingston County village of Cullom on Christmas Day.

UPDATE: The fugitive has been found.

ORIGINAL: The Minier Police Department is asking residents to lock their doors and windows due to a wanted fugitive in the area.

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UPDATED:  A missing Deer Creek man whose remains were found Monday in rural Tazewell County died of blunt force trauma, according to autopsy results.

Thirteen members of Peoria's Bomb Squad gang were convicted on federal racketeering charges Tuesday.

The charges alleged the 13 men engaged in murder, attempted murder, assault, and arson as part of their gang activities. 

The federal jury found Eugene Haywood, 25; Raevaughn Rogers, 20; Kenwan Crowe, 21; Ezra Johnson, 24; Jahlin Wilson, 23; Andre Neal-Ford, 21; Lance Washington, 23; Torieuanno White, 25; Sherman Williams, 25; Lloyd Dotson, 29; Keith Gregory, 20; Mytrez Flora, 25; and Kentrevion Watkins, 21; all guilty.

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Tazewell County deputies have arrested a 52-year-old Sunnyland man for the murder of a missing Morton man.

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A 22-year-old Mapleton man faces multiple animal cruelty and burglary charges linked to a string of disturbing incidents across rural Peoria County.

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office said Dahlton B. Deal was arrested Friday for burglary, criminal trespassing, four counts of disorderly conduct, and six counts of animal cruelty.

Police believe Deal is responsible for a number of raccoon and opossum hangings in the Glasford and Trivoli areas over the last six months.

Deal was taken to the Peoria County Jail.

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First District Councilwoman Denise Moore's press conference calling for "aggressive action" on state site selection laws for clubs following an early morning homicide was interrupted when the club's owner showed up. 

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Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the November death of a local woman is a homicide. 

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Six children were removed from a Lexington Hills apartment Wednesday after they were found alone.

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The city of East Peoria is warning citizens to lock up their vehicles after a burglary spree near ICC Friday morning. 

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All five juveniles who escaped from Galesburg's Mary Davis Home last month are now in custody.

A Peoria man wanted in connection with a November shooting in South Peoria was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals.

Tyshan Gayton, 23, was the suspect in a Nov. 1 shooting in an alley behind a house in the 2400 block of W. Malone. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries, but survived.

Gayton fired shots when members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to take him into custody in the 400 block of E. Republic on Nov. 7.

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A 75-year-old Peoria woman is dead after a suspected elder abuse incident.

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Agents with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Department raided a Peoria business on Wednesday.

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The Peoria Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly stole a van with a 6-month-old infant inside.

An Illinois Appellate Court threw out the child pornography conviction of a former Peoria police officer Tuesday.

The second suspect in the slaying of a Princeville couple pleaded guilty but mentally ill Monday.

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One of the individuals injured in a shooting in northwest Peoria Saturday night has been arrested in connection with the crime.

State law bans registered sex offenders from social media websites during their probation period, which for some, can last for decades.

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A bench trial is underway for 22-year-old Jose Ramirez, who is accused of murdering his parents last year. Both were Bradley University employees.

The Peoria County Coroner says a 6-month-old girl died from a lack of oxygen to her brain. 

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A 20-year-old Peoria man faces murder charges in connection with the death of his 6-month-old daughter.

An Illinois Department of Corrections parole officer from Knox County was charged with official and sexual misconduct.

The Illinois State Police said Garrick Randolph, 52, faces two counts on each charge. On August 12, a female parolee reported Randolph sexually assaulted her in her Galesburg home. A second parolee interviewed by officers also said Randolph sexually assaulted her. 

Randolph was arrested on Oct. 23. He posted bond the same day. Each warrant was for $75,000 bond. 

A jury found 14-year-old Zaveon Marks guilty of one count of first degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon in the shooting death of 16-year-old Zarious Fair last summer. 

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The suspect in an alleged attempted murder incident in South Peoria has died. 

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was involved in a 9-year-old Goodfield boy's livelihood 14 times since his birth.

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The Peoria Police Department is looking for a key witness to a fatal hit-and-run accident over the weekend.

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The Peoria Fire Department is asking residents to keep an eye out for suspicious activity after several arson incidents this month.

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