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Shots fired at Railroad Days
GALESBURG, Ill (KWQC) --The Galesburg Police Department is investigating shots fired incident that took place at Railroad Days Saturday night.Police say the incident happened Saturday around 9:30 p.m. No one was injured and there is no threat to the public. This is an ongoing investigation. Check ba
Body of missing Milan girl found in Mississipi River
The body of Maci Jade Chavez, 5, of Milan, was found Saturday morning in the Mississippi River. The news was first reported on Facebook in a post by her mother, Melisssa Chavez-Huston.It was confirmed by Sgt. Tony Petreikis, with the Illinois Conservation Police, and by Rock Island County Coroner B
Deadly encounter in Normal: 'Not supposed to happen like this'
Soon, the narrow hallway outside Harrison’s family apartment in Normal was filled with gunfire — just feet away from families with kids up late watching cartoons. Neighbors called 911 to report gunshots and men running around. Harrison chased his visitors into a nearby stairwell, where authorities s
MORE AT FOUR: Pekin joins 10 municipalities in lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
PEKIN - The city of Pekin, along with 10 other Illinois municipalities, filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and prescribers alleging these certain groups attributed to the growing opioid epidemic. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court back in May, asserts that "the e
A new indoor Nerf arena opens in Peoria
PEORIA, Ill. - Starting Thursday, there will be one more activity available for your kids to participate in during this summer.
Police: Positive interaction needed 'now more than ever'
BLOOMINGTON — Police handed out stickers, fist bumps, coffee and doughnuts at the Bloomington Farmers Market on Saturday morning — along with the message that they are here to help.Public outreach, such as Saturday's “Coffee with a Cop,” is important so people get to know police “in a different way,
Campustown sushi restaurant "temporarily closed"
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Peoria police remind parents about teen curfew
For those 13-to-16, Sunday through Thursday curfew is 11 pm until 6 am. and from Friday to Saturday, they can stay out until midnight.
Bloomington police searching for missing 18-year-old
Alexandria Macon, 18, was last seen Wednesday by her foster parents around 3 p.m.
Bloomington to hold prayer walk Sunday
Woman charged after death of two-week-old son
According to Court records, when Hollie woke up, the baby wasn’t breathing and she called police.
Could the House's version of the Farm Bill affect SNAP?
On Thursday, the House passed its version of the Farm Bill. But with changes to programs under the bill, there's concern for people in Central Illinois.
15 Tri-County homes received quality of life upgrades to their houses
"Can't stand," says Ron. "Can't do nothing, and I'm bound to this bed. Now I'm out of here... finally."
Storm Summary - A Week of Heavy Rain and Strong Storms
Central Illinois experienced its first heat wave of the season between June 15th and the June 18th where temperatures reached the mid-90s with heat index values over 100°. By midweek, the heat was gone but strong thunderstorms brought heavy rain, gusty winds and even a few tornadoes to Central Illin
Madigan announces multi-state lawsuit over family separation policy
CHICAGO, Ill. - Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 10 other attorneys general, announced on Thursday they are filing a lawsuit against the federal administration's policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border.
Soybean prices continue to fall
First, with all the rain and added moisture in Central Illinois this past week, crops are projected to have a bountiful yield in the fall. The higher the yield, the lower the crop prices.
Peoria law enforcement pens letter on Russell Jr. shooting and outrage over police award
The letter states Russell Jr., "an armed bank robbery suspect ... emerged from the home with a loaded handgun and charged officers, ignoring orders to drop his weapon."
Bergner's employee accused of marking down prices for family member
In a written statement, the employee says, "I made a terrible choice by not ringing up prices completely and also put some items in bags that I failed to ring up $500-$1,000."
Nick in the AM: Multi-vehicle accidents multiply on new Spring Valley bridge
Earlier this week, Nick in the Morning reported about the opening to traffic of a bridge across the Illinois River north of Peoria. The new span carries Illinois Route 89 between Putnam County and the city of Spring Valley, in Bureau County.
No more chickens in East Peoria
EAST PEORIA, Ill. - In a 4-1 decision the East Peoria City Council voted against allowing community members to keep chickens at their homes. Council Commissioners said that while its great people are raising the animals, they don't want them raised within city limits.