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Annual Pekin Township Thanksgiving dinner set for Wednesday

Thanksgiving will come a day early for diners at Pekin Township's annual Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be held at the Pekin Township building, 420 Elizabeth, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. This year's menu consists of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll

WEEK.COM - 2017-11-22 02:35:00

Donations top $1,000 for Pekin family

Donors have brought a Pekin woman and her five children more than one-third toward their goal of staying in their home after Nov. 27. The family, however, still needs $1,555 in online donations through a GoFundMe account to meet the $2,700 in back rent their landlord requires by then, according thei


Pekin communication firm recognized with multiple awards

PEKIN - McDaniels Healthcare Marketing, a communication firm located in Pekin, recently received eight Pinnacle Awards. The awards, which recognize excellence in healthcare marketing and public relations, are granted by the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations. Randall McDa


Former Pekin cop faces second trial

Tazewell County prosecutors plan to try a former Pekin police officer again on charges he slapped a handcuffed teenager several times after the youth insulted him. A mistrial was declared when a jury failed to reach a verdict in August in the felony case against Nathan Ujinski, who was dismissed fro


BREAKING: Overnight shooting leaves one man dead

A man is dead following an overnight shooting in Peoria. Around 10:45 last night Peoria Police were called to the 1100 block of East Gift street for reports of a male armed with a gun running down the street. Officers then found a male victim on the 1200 block of East Virginia. He was taken to OSF H

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-11-22 11:21:31

Man fighting for his life after overnight shooting in Peoria

A man is fighting for his life after an overnight shooting in Peoria. It happened around 10:45 PM Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Gift Avenue in Peoria. Police were called after getting a call of a man armed with a gun, running down the street. Additional calls noted a man yelling in the street.

WEEK.COM - 2017-11-22 09:55:00

Woman killed in Logan County crash

A woman is dead after a two-car crash on Interstate 55 in Logan County. It happened around 9 PM Wednesday, just a mile east of the 55/155 interchange The state police say a Dodge, driven by 26-year-old Adriana Rodrigues, was heading southbound, when she left the roadway, and went through the med

WEEK.COM - 2017-11-23 13:06:00

Lawsuit filed in connection with deadly officer-involved shooting in Rockford

The family of the man, involved in a deadly incident that claimed the life of a Rockford police officer earlier this month, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The Rockford Register Star reports that Eddie Patterson's family filed the lawsuit Monday against the city of Rockford, claiming the offic

WEEK.COM - 2017-11-21 15:54:00

Greater Greenville, Main Street settle into new, bigger home

Main Street Greenville and the Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association on Friday bid adieu to Washington Avenue as they began moving into their new home at the corner of Hinds and Central streets. Throughout the day, electricity, phone and Internet technicians worked to connect the


Cops: Friendly's strong-arm robbery staged by employees

Brunswick police allege a strong-armed robbery Nov. 17 at the Friendly's Express at 2401 Gloucester St. was an inside job. According to police, the theft was allegedly staged by the very employee who told investigators a man snatched the store's deposit bag from her hands and ran away. Police allege

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 19:12:00

Sheriff: Inmate caught after 2nd jail escape within 3 weeks

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same county jail in Alabama twice within a three-week span. The Coosa County Sheriff's office in Alabama said early Wednesday that 27-year-old Shane Anthony Vernon was taken into custody late Tuesda

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 12:00:01

Library program invites students to read to therapy dogs

Dogs don't judge. Dogs only listen. Every month, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries hosts a "Reading to the Dogs" event and encourages parents to bring young students to the library to read aloud to therapy dogs and practice their literacy skills. "It helps them with their comprehension," said Karen Lar

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Laurendeau honored for volunteer efforts

Gene Laurendeau of Brunswick was recently named Volunteer of the Quarter by the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Auxiliary. Laurendeau joined the Health System's Brunswick Auxiliary in June 2016 and volunteers several days a week in the surgical services' central prep and recovery ar

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Golden Isles residents share their gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time when the community comes together and reflects on why it is thankful. Glynn County residents have also stepped up this year by both volunteering and donating, said Wright Culpepper, executive director of local charity organization FaithWorks Ministries. "The main thing is I'm

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Gratitude tops Thanksgiving fare and local fire stations

As everyone sits down to turkey, dressing, gravy, string-bean casserole and the like, dang if the alarm doesn't start blaring. They will have to answer that. It is all part of being a firefighter on duty during the Thanksgiving Day shift. John Tyre, a veteran of the Brunswick Fire Department, recall

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Amity House offers shelter and empowerment

The Glynn Community Crisis Center has served the Golden isles since 1983 with the free, confidential services it provides to victims of domestic violence and their children. Thanks to generous donations to the crisis center, children and families who reside at Amity House, the center's emergency she

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

WWII vet served in Women's Army Corps

Today's veteran: Mary Owens, 98 Born: Thomasville Residence: St. Marys Service: Women's Army Corps, three years Duties: Chemical warfare instructor Rank: Second Lieutenant Recognitions: World War II Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal Duty stations: Fort Des Moines, Iowa; Camp Van Dorn, Miss., Thomasv

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-11-22 05:00:00

Arlington police going off-road with newest vehicle

ARLINGTON - Arlington police have been called trailblazers before - now they'll have the wheels to prove it. Police added an all-terrain vehicle to their fleet that will allow them to deploy to remote wooded areas where patrol cars can't go. The new $8,984 Polaris Sportsman 570 was donated byArlingt

MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM - 2017-11-22 09:30:00

Marysville Food Bank makes sure turkey dinners for all

MARYSVILLE - Tis' the season to give back. With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, that means giving turkeys and a shopping cartload of trimmings to families and individuals at the Marysville Community Food Bank to help put food on their table through the holidays. The food bank expects to dis

MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM - 2017-11-22 09:30:00

Parks director grand marshal of holiday parade

MARYSVILLE - The "Father of Merrysville" has been named grand marshal for the holiday parade. Mayor Jon Nehring has named Jim Ballew, the man behind the city's "Merrysville for the Holidays" celebration, the grand marshal. The parks director has shepherded the festival since its start 29 years ago w

MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM - 2017-11-22 09:30:00