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Peoria Woman’s Family Wins Malpractice Suit Against OSF HealthCare

(From 25 News) – A Peoria County jury found OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center guilty of medical malpractice. A Chicago Firm, representing a 64-year-old woman who died in July, 2012 says the hospital rushed a surgical procedure.

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Peoria man sentenced for 2015 home invasion, murder of 14-year-old boy

PEORIA - A Peoria man will spend at least 20 years in prison for a home invasion that left a 14-year-old boy dead. Friday, a judge sentenced Dontarius Berdin to 21 years for aggravated battery. He is required to serve 85 percent of that sentence.


Peorians shared vows at plantation along river in Florida

Tshibanda Mpoyo and Jennifer Lopez of Peoria were married at a plantation on Crystal River, at Crystal River, Fla., on Dec. 16, 2017. "We wanted to have a wedding next to some kind of water, just because we really enjoy being around bodies of water. The groomsmen came on a boat and the resort had ka


Peoria Civic Center in its full capacity Saturday as it hosts 5 different events

PEORIA, Il - The Peoria Civic Center was at full capacity Saturday while it hosted 5 different events throughout the day. "This is definitely our busy season, the Spring time here all the way through May. We'll have a busy building every weekend. We love it to be like this every weekend," said Jess


Peoria Police Make Shooting Arrest

A Peoria man has been arrested in connection with an alleged shooting incident near Taft Homes. Police say Maurice Irby, 19, was arrested Tuesday night during a traffic stop in the 1900 block of NE Adams Street.

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Peoria Notre Dame High School mourns loss of ‘great leader’

A shadow of grief has gathered over the area in the wake of the sudden and unexpected death of a celebrated Peoria school principal. Peoria Notre Dame High School principal and coach Randy Simmons was pronounced dead in his home on North Avalon Place Feb. 19.


Trio of innovation opportunities could help reshape Peoria

Chris Kaergard of the Journal Star Steve Tarter of the Journal Star @SteveTarter — PEORIA — A new chapter may start for a city with an old tagline. "If it plays in Peoria, it'll play anywhere" is a line that's gotten a lot of mileage over the years, referring to the city's ability to represent middl


East Peorians created their own wedding on the beach

Whitney and Cody Young of East Peoria were married in Orange Beach, Ala., on May 15, 2018. "We stayed at White Caps Condominiums and created our own wedding on the beach behind our condo. Photographs were taken by Tara Lintz Photography out of East Peoria, and she traveled to our destination wedding


Arrest made in Taft Homes shooting

PEORIA — A North Valley man was ordered held on $350,000 bond Thursday on charges he shot another person in the leg near Taft Homes this week. Maurice M. Irby, 19, of 146 Wayne St., appeared in Peoria County Circuit Court on Thursday, charged with aggravated battery and possession of a weapon by a f


City of West Peoria Transportation Committee met February 20

City of West Peoria Transportation Committee met Feb. 20. 4. Approval of minutes from regular meeting – January 16, 2019. http://cityofwestpeoria.org/files/2215/5024/9506/2019_02_20_Transportation_Committee_Agenda.pdf.


Peoria couple wanted a location that was intimate, beautiful, memorable

Tyler and Melissa Eathington of Peoria were married on the southern coast of California at Rancho Palos Verdes, on Nov. 3, 2017. "We picked this location for several reasons but above all we wanted to start off our marriage with a weekend that was truly intimate, beautiful, and memorable.


3 ID Kelly as Easter shooter

GALESBURG — Three people fingered Jonathan Kelly as the man who shot a woman in Galesburg last Easter. "There is no doubt in my mind that Jonathan Kelly shot two to three" times, Doug Bailey testified Friday in Knox County Circuit Court at Kelly's trial for the murder of Jenni McGruder, a 26-year-ol


Samaritan Ministries named 'Best Christian Workplace'

Peoria-based Samaritan Ministries has been named a "Best Christian Workplace" by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. It's the 11th straight year the health care sharing ministry that employs more than 350 people has received the designation.


Former Catholic priest faces new charges after abusing boys in Illinois, Missouri and California

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A former Catholic priest is facing new charges a decade after being declared sexually violent and admitting he abused about 30 boys in Illinois, California and Missouri.


Travel Advisory from the Illinois State Police

Due to a crash at Route 1 and Ernst Road, traffic is shut down in both directions. Please choose an alternate route for the time being.


State trooper involved in overnight southern Illinois crash

Effingham — AnIllinois State Police trooper was struck early Saturday morning by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, according to a state police news release. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Raney Street and Fayette Avenue in Effingham.


Trouble Free Heating and Cooling featuring a tiolet that sanitizes with a touch of a button

PEORIA, Il - Trouble Free Heating and Cooling is informing the public of new types of systems for taking care of your home. They are displaying a new cool new technology, a toilet that cleans itself.


Cocaine and a handgun found in search

PEORIA — A police raid of a Central Peoria house on Wednesday netted one arrest, crack cocaine and a handgun, according to a Peoria Police report. Billy Moore, 47, of 2418 N. Peoria Ave., was ordered held on @250,000 bond on the charges of was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon,


No Criminal Charges In Fatal Shooting By Illinois Officer

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office decided not to criminally charge Elgin police Lt. Christian Jensen


Garry Moore visits the Salvation Army Child Care Center to honor Black History Month

PEORIA - Storyteller Garry Moore joined the Salvation Army Child Care Center Friday night bringing children together to honor Black History Month. Moore is a frequent guest of Peoria area schools and community centers. He uses this invitation to weave stories and play music for children in attendanc