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Morale is “low” within the Peoria Fire Department’s workforce, according to Assistant Fire Chief James Bachman.

A Canton woman was found dead in a South Peoria garage following a fire Friday morning.

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The Peoria County coroner has identified the man found stabbed to death in a North Peoria home.


After a year that saw nationwide protests condemning police brutality, the Peoria Advisory Committee on Police-Community Relations is hoping to use 2021 to continue building trust in local law enforcement.

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Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III announced earlier this week that he will retire on Jan. 22, capping a 26-year career with the Peoria Police Department and nearly three years as its leader. Marion recently reflected on his tenure with WCBU reporter Joe Deacon.

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Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III is retiring next month.

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

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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.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

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.

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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.