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Work on the fifth Peoria Police Resident Officer home is now completed.

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As Peoria makes national headlines after 13 people were wounded in an eruption of gun violence Sunday morning, a group dedicated to tamping down on crime is pleading for more community involvement.

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Police say a "roving street party" is to blame for a shooting on Peoria's Riverfront that left 13 people injured early Sunday morning.

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Peoria Community Against Violence member Lisa Snow is urging anyone with information on Sunday morning’s Riverfront shooting incident that injured 13 victims to come forward and assist the police investigation.

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The Peoria Police Department is looking for an 18-year-old man in connection with a Saturday night shooting at an apartment complext near downtown.

Updated 11:30 a.m. - The Peoria Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that injured 13 victims early Sunday morning on Peoria's Riverfront.

The Peoria Police Department is investigating two shootings early Saturday morning which left one man dead and two others injured.

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The Peoria Police Department has officially opened a resource center in the East Bluff.

Seven people were shot in four different shooting incidents overnight in Peoria.

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A coalition of Peoria community groups requesting the disciplinary records of several police officers involved in fatal incidents, say they're not satisfied with the statement released Wednesday night by Chief Loren Marion III and the police union.

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Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III fielded several questions about usage of force Tuesday before the Peoria City Council unanimously passed a resolution condemning the policing actions leading to George Floyd's death.

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A peaceful protest drew around 100 participants to the Peoria Police headquarters yesterday to bring attention to policing incidents in recent years that resulted in the death of black residents of Peoria.

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Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis said the civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd's murder could make the city council reconsider its budget considerations in terms of police and fire cuts.

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The murder of George Floyd is renewing difficult conversations about police brutality and racism in communities around the country and world — and Peoria is no exception.

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Eleven arson fires. 23 ShotSpotter alerts. 87 rounds fired. Nearly 50 business burglaries. Two people shot. And a Peoria Police Officer seriously injured in a traffic accident. That's Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III's tally of the chaos which took place in the overnight hours.

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Black leaders in Peoria are condemning the violence that broke out overnight, arguing it detracts from the message protestors are trying to send.

The city of Peoria has negotiated a tentative $1.5 million settlement to end a lawsuit filed by the family of murder victim Kayla Fannon.


Peoria Police made an arrest in connection with a weekend shooting.

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Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said people have largely complied with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order so far, but he is seeing increasing signs of impatience.

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Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion said more people are going outside in groups as the weather warms up. But he's asking people to adhere the governor's stay-at-home-order.

A four-hour long standoff with the suspect in a pair of incidents over the weekend died Tuesday with his apparent suicide by gunshot in a North Valley home.

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Peoria police are investigating the city's first apparent homicide of 2020. 

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

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A federal arbitrator is ordering the city of Peoria to rehire a police officer fired in 2018 for racially insensitive social media posts.

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Police are investigating after someone reportedly fired a gunshot into a house near the Bradley University campus. 

Three suspects reportedly knocked on the door of a house in the 1400 block of Main on Monday night just before 10 p.m. When the resident opened the door, a suspect pulled out a handgun and fired a shot into the hallway.

The suspects then fled east in a red sedan. No injuries were reported.

The suspects are described as black males between ages 14 and 18. They were wearing large black puffy jackets, black pants. One wore a white knit hat. 

Bradley University President Gary Roberts said there will be "noticeably heightened law enforcement visibility" on and around the campus as crime concerns mount. 

A number of incidents, mostly armed robberies involving handguns, have been reported near the campus. The latest incident last week involved a victim unaffiliated with the university robbed at gunpoint on the sidewalk between Westlake Hall and Bradley Hall. 

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

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.

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

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