Peoria Riverplex

WCBU News

The Peoria City Council may have thrown a roadblock in the purchase of property along the riverfront.

3-year-old Peoria boy drowned in the Illinois River

Jul 20, 2015

  Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says an autopsy has determined a 3-year-old boy drowned in the Illinois River.  The body of Ravante L. Ward was found Friday in the river in Peoria. Ingersoll says the boy was one of eight children brought from a daycare center to a riverside recreation center for a day trip.  Ingersoll says the investigation into the child's death is continuing, and a coroner's inquest will be scheduled.