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Bloomington man arrested for selling illegal narcotics

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - A Bloomington man is sitting in jail after getting arrested for selling illegal narcotics. On Friday, March 16, Bloomington Police arrested 39 year-old Ruban Watson after a search warrant was served in the 2300 block on 25th Street. About 24.6 grams of crack cocaine (worth $2,880

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-19 21:31:04

Police chase leads to crash; several taken to hospital

East Peoria and Peoria police chase a stolen car before it crashes late Sunday night. East Peoria officers were responding to another traffic stop when they apparently spotted the stolen car. Witnesses tell the Peoria Journal Star that a high speed chase across the river into Peoria followed. IDO

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-19 14:16:00

Man from Normal faces child pornography charges

BLOOMINGTON - A man from Normal faces a $1 million bond following a weekend court appearance on charges he reproduced child pornography. Papy Maniwa, 41, faces four Class X felony counts. According to McLean County court records, the distribution of several pornographic videos were tied to his inter

WJBC.COM - 2018-03-19 07:08:36

Several juveniles charged for stealing vehicle

PEORIA, Ill. - Three juveniles from Peoria are facing charges after getting involved in a car crash from over the weekend. On Sunday, an off-duty officer noticed a suspicious vehicle driving through neighborhoods in Washington. The officer called East Peoria Police dispatch and advised them that, af

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-19 18:59:44

Police: Pounds of cocaine butter found in bust

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) - Investigators say a drug bust ended in a Bloomington man's arrest. Police in Bloomington's Patrol Division and Vice Unit served a search warrant at a house in the 2300 block of 25th Street, seizing .86 ounces of cocaine, close to 6 ounces of cannabis, 13 pounds of cannabis

WAND TV - 2018-03-20 05:10:00

Man charged with child pornography

BLOOMINGTON - Bond was set at $1 million Saturday for a Normal man charged with reproducing child pornography using social media and a cellphone. Papy M. Maniwa, 41, is charged with four Class X felonies on the charges, which involve children younger than 13. Maniwa must post $100,035 to be released


Normal council bids emotional farewell to retiring city manager

NORMAL - Normal Town Council members sang the praises of their retiring city manager Mark Peterson, who is capping what Mayor Chris Koos said was a "flawless run." "Frankly Mark, I'm going to really miss working with you," said the mayor. "It's going to be hard," Koos said. Peterson said there have

WJBC.COM - 2018-03-19 23:04:39

2 arrested for involvement in fight at Golden Corral

PEORIA, Ill. - Two people have been arrested after a large fight took place at the Golden Corral in Peoria. The fight occurred just after 7 p.m. on Sunday. Police arrived on the scene to find food splattered across the restaurant. Officers arrested 31 year-old Tarrance Jones and 37 year-old Kendric

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-19 23:00:30

Unit 5 receives "early warning" designation from SBE

NORMAL - The State Board of Education has released its annual financial report for fiscal year 2017, and one local school district has received an "early warning" designation. Unit 5 is the only school district in the area to have an "early warning," which is the second lowest ranking. Superintenden

WJBC.COM - 2018-03-18 08:20:52

Random Acts of Kindness: Dead battery, then a good Samaritan

My husband and I were shopping at Kohl's in East Peoria and we got into our car and the battery was dead. We were ready to call our towing insurance and a kind man asked if we needed the battery jumped. The weather was so miserable that day and we are both elderly, so we were thankful for the good S

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-18 21:27:38

Blm-Nor Area Convention Visitors Bureau - Ad from 2018-03-19

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PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-19 21:08:38

Manhunt begins for shooting murder suspect

Keshon McClinton, 18 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police say they've identified a murder suspect in a deadly shooting investigation. They say an arrest warrant is now active for 18-year-old Keshon L. McClinton, one of three people officers originally say they wanted for "critical information" in the M


Bloomington-Normal students take part in anti-gun walkout

NORMAL - More than 300 students took part in a 17-minute rally outside Normal Community High School on Wednesday morning as part of a national school walkout to protest gun violence. A similar protest was staged inside Bloomington High Schools and many other schools across the country. The protests


Winning lotto ticket sold in Bloomington, not yet claimed

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) - If you bought a lottery ticket in Bloomington, you need to check it! A $250,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket was sold at a grocery store. The drawing was Monday evening, and the winner has not yet claimed the prize. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at Jewel-Osco, 2201 E.


No decision made on whether to raze Gettysburg Drive apartments damaged in fire

Buy Now In this March 7 file photo, officials sift through the wreckage of the apartment building fire at 1101 Gettysburg Drive to determine the cause of the Feb. 10 fire that destroyed the building.DAVID PROEBER, THE PANTAGRAPH BLOOMINGTON - Landlord Wayne Pelhank's insurance carrier has not determ


Lottery ticket sold Monday in Bloomington worth $250,000

BLOOMINGTON - The Illinois Lottery suggests checking your Lucky Day Lotto ticket, especially if you bought it Monday in Bloomington. The lottery says a ticket purchased at the Jewel-Osco on Oakland Ave. on Monday matched all five numbers, earning the ticket holder $250,000. If that's you, the lotter


Man faces charges after being hit by vehicle

CREVE COEUR - A man in serious condition after being hit by a car now faces charges. Around 8:30 Monday night, police got a call about a vehicle hitting a pedestrian on the 600 block of South Main Street, near Lucky Break. The pedestrian was identified as 50-year-old Joseph Gilles. Witnesses say he