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Canton student charged with felony after school threat

A Canton High School student is charged with a class 4 felony after a threat was written on a wall last week.The Canton Police Department said a student confessed to the first message found, but said they were not involved in a second message found in a girl’s restroom days later. The student said t


City of Canton Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will meet November 13

First Item: Case No. 18-010 – Public Hearing for property located at 40 North Park Drive, Canton, Illinois legally described as:


Peoria County Calendar of Events Nov. 14 - Nov. 19 - Chronicle Media

The Crimes of Grindewald MovieBegins Thur. 5 and 8 p.m.Giant Screen Theater,Peoria Riverfront Museum,222 SW Washington St.$10.50 for 2D; $15.50 for 3D at 8 p.m.

CHRONICLEILLINOIS.COM - 2018-11-13 13:00:42

Traffic Alert: I-74 backed up for miles in East Peoria

East Peoria, Ill. - Interstate 74 was backed up from the Murray Baker Bridge to Morton Wednesday morning due to crashes on the bridge.Motorists tell WMBD/WYZZ News it appeared several vehicles were involved in a crash. It caused the westbound traffic to slow to a crawl while the vehicles were remove

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-14 14:37:12

Results of Peoria officer-involved shooting investigation set for Thursday release

This is the third officer-involved shooting in Peoria in recent memory. Daniel El was fatally shot and killed following a traffic stop in South Peoria in February, and Eddie Russell, Jr. was killed in September 2017 after he allegedly robbed a bank before hiding in his parents’ home on Sheffield Dr.

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-13 18:19:59

Former Peoria County Board Member Carol Trumpe Dies | 1470 WMBD

Carol Trumpe, who represented Peoria County Board’s District 15, has died at the age of 83.

1470 WMBD - 2018-11-14 17:01:28

When snow will make driving south of the Quad Cities almost impossible

Winter Storm Warnings are up for the metro-east areas of St. Louis through Friday morning where more than half a foot of snow is expected. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the southern half of Illinois, as well as half of Indiana, the southeastern part of Missouri, along with parts of Ark

WQAD - 2018-11-14 10:38:08

Cold Today, Snow Tomorrow

Today: Temperatures will be in the middle 30s with mostly sunny skies.Tonight: Clear skies early with temperatures falling into the middle 20s.Thursday AM – Thursday PM: Snow is in the forecast for areas to the east of I-55. Guidance is trending with a shift in the low presser system just to the nor

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-14 18:19:33

City of Lewistown City Council met September 11

Roll Call: Present: Aldermen Clark, Kelley, Burget, Foxall, Spotloe and Mayor Elmer Littlefield. Also present: Wendy Martin from the Fulton Democrat, Larry Eskridge from Canton Daily Ledger, City Treasurer Debbie Brown, City Administrator Amanda Woodruff, City Clerk Cindy Goddard, Chief of Police Jo


Crash on War Memorial, I-74 ramp has road backed up in both directions

PEORIA - A Monday night crash at War Memorial Drive and the I-74 Eastbound ramp has traffic backed up in both directions.Motorists in the area are encouraged to take alternate routes.Crashes have also been reported at overpasses on Knoxville Ave. and University St. and Knoxville Ave.The Peoria Polic


Mother and son reported missing, local police need your help

Amanda is a light-skinned black woman, 31 years old, 5'6", 260 lbs, black shoulder-length hair, brown eyes and she was last seen wearing a dark gray sweater and black leggings.


Raber Meat Packing company fire remains undetermined

Flames still continue to burn at the shop that was stocked with 12,000 pounds of product. Current owner Buddy Raber says the State Fire Marshall believes the fire may have started in the smoke house. A 64 year old tradition, Raber hopes to be serving customers by Thanksgiving of next year, but the c


Survivors remember Pekin Tornado five years later

Five years ago this Saturday, November 17th, 2013, was a day central Illinois will never forget. Two, powerful tornadoes ripped through the area causing destruction and death.

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-13 00:23:23

Army Corps of Engineers closing 6 locks on Illinois River in 2020 for major repairs

Closures are planned at the Peoria Lock and Dam in Creve Coeur, the Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, and the Marseilles, LaGrange in Versailles, Dresden Island in Morris and Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet.


Woman being bitten by rabid bat

PEKIN, ILL.(WICS/WRSP) —A central Illinois woman is being treated for rabies exposure after being bitten by a rabid bat.The Tazewell County Health Department confirmed the rabid bat bite this week.The Journal Star reports it was the second rabid bat bite reported in the Peoria area this fall. Late i


'Weird Al' Yankovic to play in Peoria

PEORIA - Comedic singer-songwriter “Weird Al” Yankovic is bringing his "Strings Attatched" 2019 tour to the River City next summer.Yankovic will perform the "rock and comedy symphonic experience" the Peoria Civic Center theater stage on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Frid


Veterans retire dozens of old American flags

“We did a couple dozen flags, we have a lot more to burn that we’ll do at a later date. We just couldn’t do all of them, which is encouraging to see that people repeated that flag enough to turn them in and not just throw them away in the garbage,” American Legion Post 1111 member Scott Corsaut said


Meat packing company lends helping hand to competitor after business fire

“There's people that have been here for a lot of years, our employees are supporting their families,” said Raber. He adds, “I want to make sure they are taking care of and everything works out right. Hopefully we can rebuild and be selling the same products this time next year.


Voters across Central Illinois region reject tax proposals - Chronicle Media

Voters in Peoria, Tazewell and McLean counties turned out to their voting locations in large numbers to settle not only federal and state representation, but also ballot initiatives, referendums and judge retention questions put before them in the Nov. 6.


Canton Union School District Facebook page alludes to second school threat this week

Late Thursday afternoon, a post was made on the Canton Union School District #66Facebook page, alluding to another threat found at the school.