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Peoria police searching for suspect in shooting

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-18 01:20:38

Local sex offender indicted on federal charges of child sexual exploitation

The Tuesday indictment alleges Hewitt engaged in the sexual exploitation of three minor victims. At the time of the alleged offenses, Hewitt was required to register as a sex offender, as a result of a 2014 conviction in Woodford County.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-17 22:46:26

Peoria County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scams from fake officers

"We do NOT request or accept bond money via phone, and we do NOT have anyone by that name working at the Sheriff’s Department," the office said.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-17 23:46:26

Washington man indicted for child porn after Facebook notified local police of messages

The affidavit alleges Ingram lived nearby the minor victim and had discussed meeting in person in the Facebook messages. If convicted for receipt of child pornography, the statutory penalty for each count is five to 20 years in prison, and up to lifetime supervised release upon release from prison.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-17 23:02:57

Pekin police looking for man regarding Walmart theft

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Peoria and Tazewell County among the courthouses in Illinois to get "one of the best" portraits of Lincoln

PEKIN -- A reproduction of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln before he lived in the White House will grace the Tazewell County Courthouse after an unveiling ceremony next Tuesday.And a similar print was unveiled Wednesday at the Peoria County Courthouse.There’s a significant difference between most de

MSN.COM - 2018-10-18 00:21:23

Lawsuit filed by Pritzker campaign staffers alleges racial discrimination

CHICAGO - Just weeks before the November elections, 10 current and former workers for Democratic candidate for Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker filed a civil lawsuit against his campaign Tuesday, alleging racial discrimination and harassment.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-17 17:36:16

Princeton HS investigating allegation of inappropriate employee-student relationship

When informed of the possible relationship, the school district turned over the investigation to the school resource officer and the Princeton Police Department, Superintendent Kirk Haring said.

WEEK.COM - 2018-10-17 10:28:03

Study: More children placed with relatives in Illinois foster care system

PEORIA -- The number of minors in Illinois' foster care system inched upward over the last few years, while the number of licensed adults caring for non-related foster children significantly dropped, according to a national study released this week.The data reported by The Chronicle of Social Change

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-10-17 22:00:00

A new parcel fee may be on the way to Peoria

PEORIA, Il. -Peoria council members are staring down a$6-million budget deficit next yearand city employees are looking for answers.Tuesdaynight, the city approved the possibility ofassessinga fee on every parcel of landthat is supported by a building.According toCityManagerPatrickUrichthe more than

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-17 20:58:07

Pekin's 16th Annual Night Out Against Crime

Businesses and organizations from the Community have donated money to make this event free and fun for all ages, with the primary focus being on the children in the community. Participants can expect games, bouncy houses, carnival rides, cottoncandy, a giant rock climbing wall, balloon animals, face


Landmarks Illinois' grant provides nearly $42,000 to support historic preservation projects

Five grants, totaling $10,000, have been awarded through the Preservation Heritage Fund and five grants amounting to $31,900 were awarded through LI’s WWI Monument Preservation Grant Program. Individual grant amounts range from $1,500 to $10,000 each.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-16 20:58:54

New south Peoria grocery store provides produce and cooked food

The business' owner, Katie Couri Rodolphi, said most of the food comes from within state lines.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-16 23:22:51

Peoria Fire Department announces new smoke detector law

PEORIA, Il. -94 people have been killed in a house fire so far this year inIllinois, but newlegislationhopes to decrease those numbers. Starting in 2023allIllinoishomes,apartmentsand hotels built within the last 30 years will be required to have a new smoke detector.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-16 20:58:39

Crews battling fire at Carlock business

CARLOCK — Multiple crews are at the scene of a major fire at a Carlock business.Heavy, black smoke can be seen pouring from J&J Performance Powder Coating, located at 410 E. Washington St.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-10-16 17:40:00

Police looking for male suspect in Eastland Mall burglary

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, a female employee at JC Sales inside the mall reported a black male forced open the rear door of the store and removed two bank bags from her purse, which she kept in an employee-only area of the store. The employee heard the commotion and walked to the rear of t

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-16 21:29:07

Mega Millions jackpot now $868M, 2nd largest in US history

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The already-giant Mega Millions prize is now at $868 million after a drawing Tuesday night turned up no winners.Lottery officials raised the estimated jackpot, which had been $667 million.The next drawing will be Friday. If someone wins the jackpot, it would mark the second-l

WEEK.COM - 2018-10-17 00:56:20

Carlock business destroyed after a fire

Crews responded after 12 p.m. when employees say they heard popping noises. Only two employees were inside when the fire happened, both got out safe. It took crews over an hour to put out the fire, with five departments responding. Investigators say the building is a total loss.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-10-17 05:09:19

Loved ones gather in Havana to remember Canton man and missing woman

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Diplomats stage UN protest during US event on Cuba - Breitbart

About 15 diplomats shouted “Lift the blockade of Cuba!” and noisily pounded tables at the UN’s Economic and Social Council while the US representative, Kelley Currie, struggled to be heard.