Police and Courts

A Peoria woman is dead after falling out of an eighth or ninth-story window at the Sterling Towers high-rise.

Peoria first responders were called to the building just before 10:45 a.m. Thursday. Pamela Krasner, 34, was found on the ground and pronounced dead at the scene.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said an autopsy showed Krasner died instantly from multiple blunt force injuries.

The Peoria Police Department and Peoria County Coroner's Office are investigating the manner of her death.

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rollover crash involving Dunlap Fire Chief James Hanson.

Two Stark County men are dead after drowning near Williamsfield over the weekend.

Courtesy Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations is now looking into the 2018 death of a Army National Guardsman in Galesburg.


A man suffered a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound on the East Bluff Thursday afternoon.

Peoria police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend.

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Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride wants to serve on the state's high court for another 10 years.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Gloria Clark-Jackson is telling her brother's story, 50 years after the civil rights activist from Peoria was killed in a Chicago police raid.


A man is dead after an apparent shooting incident at a Peoria apartment complex on Saturday evening.


A Texas man is dead after a stabbing early Wednesday morning at a Galesburg hotel parking lot. 

Galesburg police said the man was stabbed overnight at the Baymont by Wyndham Galesburg, 2285 Washington St.

Gregory Acosta, 28, of Lindale, Texas, was transported to Galesburg Cottage Hospital, and later was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where he was pronounced dead.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Acosta died after suffering severe hemmoraging due to a stabbing injury to the chest just before 5 a.m.


Skeletal remains found on the banks of the Illinois River over the weekend don't belong to any of the three  Peoria County residents who have disappeared in recent years.


The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is investigating after skeletal human remains were found in the Illinois River near Glasford.

Peoria County Jail

A Peoria County sheriff's deputy faces felony charges following a retail theft incident.

The Pekin Police Department might potentially purchase body cameras for its officers as part of a larger technology upgrade.

Pekin Police Dept.

A Pekin man reported missing was found dead in the Illinois River.

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An 18-year-old Peoria man was found guilty Thursday in the 2018 murders of two people at a party near the Bradley University campus.

A teenager is dead after a fiery crash near Brimfield Wednesday night.

Canton Police Dept.

A Canton woman who disappeared on Sunday was found alive in a Fulton County field.

A Woodford County man suffered life-threatening injuries in a semi rollover near Galesburg.

An Arizona woman was killed and two juveniles were injured after an accident Monday afternoon outside Bartonville.

Fon du Lac Park District Police via Facebook

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and record single-day counts of new cases, hundreds of people gathered along the East Peoria riverfront last Saturday for the annual "White Trash Bash."


Three people are dead after a vehicle and an ambulance collided early Saturday morning in rural Woodford County.

Peoria County

Three additional detainees at the Peoria County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

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

A Forsyth man is dead after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 155 near Tremont.

The Illinois State Police said Steven Richards, 48, was headed south on the interstate around 5 p.m. Thursday when his truck veered off the roadway, across the median, and overturned in the northbound lanes.

Richards was ejected from his vehicle.

I-155 was closed until about 7:30 p.m.

The cause of the accident isn't clear. It remains under investigation.

A 60-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a truck on Knoxville Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Peoria County

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said an additional eight detainees at the county jail tested positive for COVID-19 overnight, for a grand total of 29 so far.

Peoria County

The COVID-19 outbreak is worsening at the Peoria County Jail, with 14 new cases confirmed Wednesday.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

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.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

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