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Congressmen Talk Bipartisan Issues at Bradley

Mar 29, 2018

Two Illinois Congressmen talked bi-partisan politics and policy Wednesday at Bradley University. The Institute for Principled Leadership and Dirksen Congressional Center sponsored the event. 

OSF and PPS Team Up for Post-Trauma Recovery

Mar 29, 2018

OSF HealthCare and Peoria Public Schools are partnering to create a Trauma Recovery Center at Trewyn School next year. The center is designed to offer victims of violent crimes and other extreme situations wrap-around services to help them survive and prosper post-trauma.

Study Shows New Demand for Downtown Peoria Housing

Mar 29, 2018

Demand for downtown residential opportunities in Peoria is on the rise, according to a new study.

Some advocates are pushing for an Illinois constitutional amendment to change how legislative districts are created in the state.

Cody Schindler / WCBU

Richwoods High School was a part of a national conversation on school violence Wednesday. Students participated in a sit-in, lining the hallways of the school. 

A lawsuit against the city of Peoria and several police officers that alleged they conspired to falsely prosecute the plaintiff has been dismissed.

Peoria to Implement Stormwater Utility Fee in June

Mar 14, 2018
Abby flat-coat / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Flickr

The city of Peoria needs to fund repairs to some 400 stormwater problem areas, costing about $17 million. That is in addition to paying for a fix for the city’s combined sewers that empty stormwater and sewage into the Illinois River during heavy rainfall. Along with a possible sewer rate increase, the stormwater fee could help the city bring in additional revenue for upcoming projects.  

Peoria is Ready for March Madness

Mar 9, 2018
Tanya Koonce

It’s IHSA March Madness kickoff weekend in Peoria. The two weekend run of the event started Friday. It’s the 23rd year the boy’s basketball tournament is being hosted in Peoria. 

An Illinois man is set to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to charges that he defrauded an elderly person out of nearly $100,000.

Jurors in Peoria have convicted a 21-year-old woman of participating in a robbery that left a 63-year-old man dead.

Illinois will get $1.7 million in federal grants for six anti-poverty programs.

200 Years on Display at PRM

Feb 2, 2018

The Peoria Riverfront Museum debuts a new display Saturday. The Bicentennial Exhibit includes more than 200 objects. 

Emergency Advanced Life Support Expanded in Peoria

Jan 30, 2018

The Peoria Fire Department has an expanded advanced life support presence in the city. A new pilot program was authorized by Peoria Area Emergency Services. 

18th District Congressman Darin LaHood is back to work in Washington D.C. Tuesday. The Peoria Republican says he believes Congress cannot let the government shut down.

Peoria police have a 29-year-old man in custody for the 2nd homicide of the year.

The Peoria Zoo is looking for help naming its newest resident. 

Authorities say they've arrested the former hotel owner of what was Peoria's Four Points at Sheraton. 

The Human Service Center of Peoria has started distributing free opioid overdose kits to the public in an effort funded by a federal grant.

The National Weather Service continues to issue wind chill advisories for parts of northern and central Illinois as the state sees frigid conditions.

The new year will be one of big decisions in Illinois.

A Peoria man convicted of beating and severely burning  a 2-year-old girl by putting her into a scalding hot shower to punish her has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Illinois Bicentennial Flags Fly

Dec 4, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Communities across the state raised a very special flag Monday. The Illinois Bicentennial flag raising happened at municipal and county buildings and complexes over the noon hour. It also served as the kick-off of the state’s yearlong bicentennial celebration at the local level.

Tanya Koonce

Faith and city leaders in Peoria are encouraging people to shop-on with a sense of safety over the busiest holiday shopping times of the year. That was the message after the melee last Saturday night at Northwoods Mall near the new amusement venue, Round 1. 

More than two dozen Illinois libraries are receiving grants to help young students develop skills in technology, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution.

DuPage County

A 43-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a suburban Chicago woman more than 20 years ago.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is appealing a recent lower-court decision allowing prosecutors in his corruption case to take the Peoria Republican to trial on 22 criminal counts.

A federal judge in central Illinois has tossed two counts in a 24-count indictment of former Rep. Aaron Schock, including a wire fraud allegation, but he still faces serious charges.

43-year-old man previously accused of attempting to cash forged checks belonging to a suburban Chicago woman who died in 1994 has been charged with murder.

A federal judge in central Illinois is standing by one of his findings in the theft-of-government-funds case against former Rep. Aaron Schock.

Caterpillar Visitors Center Gets New Name

Oct 19, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Caterpillar Visitors Center has a new moniker coinciding with its five-year anniversary. It’s now the Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center. 

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