State Senator Dave Koehler

Democratic State Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria faces a well-funded Republican challenger this year.

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The rhetoric between state Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, and his opponent, Republican Tazewell County Treasurer Mary Burress, is growing increasingly negative in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 election.

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The first project funded by the E.D. Edwards Clean Air Act lawsuit settlement is completed.

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Two candidates for local office gave brief statements making their cases to voters at the League of Women Voters Greater Peoria candidate's forum Thursday night.

You know it's getting close to election season crunch time when candidates start popping up on your local airwaves.

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West Central Illinois is just a few days away from implementing new COVID-19 restrictions if trends don't begin to reverse.

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State Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Ill., said he is donating to a non-profit agency any contributions his campaign has received from power company Commonwealth Edison since 2012.

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Illinois police training centers are struggling to stay open after reforms to traffic fines and fees took a major bite out of their only revenue stream. 

Illinois lawmakers across the political spectrum aren't happy about President Donald Trump's commutation of former Governor Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. 

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vetoed a bill Monday to exempt private aviation repair companies from paying sales taxes on parts through 2024.

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A group of Illinois Democratic lawmakers want to cap insulin prices at $100 per month.

Shrinking Peoria’s food deserts might require thinking differently about grocery stores.

Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

State Senator Dave Koehler is co-sponsoring legislation to expand clean energy efforts.

Peoria Lawmakers React to Governor's Budget Proposal

Feb 21, 2019
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SPRINGFIELD -  Central Illinois lawmakers are reacting to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed $39 billion budget.

Dave Koehler Has New General Assembly Role

Jan 10, 2019
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State Senator Dave Koehler has a new role in the 101st General Assembly. He was named Assistant Majority Leader for the 101st General Assembly.

Pekin Residents Get Fall House Cleaning Option

Sep 27, 2017

The City of Pekin is offering residents a Fall spruce up opportunity October 2nd through the 6th.


It’s designed to help residents get rid of certain unwanted items during regular garbage pick-up days.


Residents are asked to not block roll-out containers for garbage or recycling. Piles must also be contained to a 4 ft by 4 ft area.