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2018 home sales: South Pekin price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


Snoop Dogg to headline Illinois State Fair

Ill. (KWQC) - Three acts have been announced for the Illinois State Fair this summer and the headliner will be Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg joins Dan + Shay and Pentatonix for the fair.


Pekin Public Library returns to full services after extensive flood restorations

Restoration work at Pekin Public Library was completed Feb. 15, two-and-a-half months after flooding damaged sections of the facility. An unexpected storm brought massive flooding to downtown Pekin Dec. 1, 2018, said Jeff Brooks, Pekin Public Library director. A combination of wakes from passing veh


Tazewell County Sheriff's Office Teddy Bear Drive a success

TAZEWELL COUNTY - The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office held its 13th annual Teddy Bear Drive on Friday. The goal was to fill East Peoria Police Department cars with teddy bears for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center patients. The drive was held in the East Peoria Target parking lot.


Tazewell County prepares for busy April election day

Two mayoral races will highlight a busy Tazewell County Consolidated Election slate April 2. In East Peoria, John P. Kahl will be running against Timothy J. Jeffries for mayor and Norman Sales, Stephen Matheny Daniel S. Decker, Mark Hill, Rocio Matthews, Michael Lee Sutherland and Seth D. Mingus wil


Report: N Pekin-Marquette Heights spent $8,441 per student in 2017-18

Spending per pupil at N Pekin-Marquette Heights School District 102 is up 17.1 percent from five years ago, according to a Peoria Standard analysis of district finances. The Illinois State Board of Education 2017-18 report card shows the Tazewell County school district spent $7,210 per pupil in 2013


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois

The CDC is confirming CWD in central Illinois. Federal regulators yesterday released a list of counties with confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease. The list comes with a warning that people should not eat any meat from a deer with CWD.


Cocaine and a handgun found in search

PEORIA — A police raid of a Central Peoria house on Wednesday netted one arrest, crack cocaine and a handgun, according to a Peoria Police report. Billy Moore, 47, of 2418 N. Peoria Ave., was ordered held on @250,000 bond on the charges of was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon,


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws

Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.


9 Illinois State Troopers hit when handling roadside incidents

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) -- Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the ‘Move Over’ Law, mandates when approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, you must slow down and move over.


Man shatters school bus windows, drives off

PEORIA — A male driver who honked at a school bus turning onto Western Ave. shortly after noon on Wednesday got out of his car and smacked the bus door windows when both vehicles stopped at the intersection of Main Street and Farmington Road, according to a Peoria Police report.


PPD searching for suspect in a rash of armed robberies in Peoria's second district

PEORIA, Ill - Peoria Police are on the hunt for a suspect in the city’s second district. This after they’ve received four reports of armed robberies within the past 2 weeks.


BC Barbecue introducing ‘hog wings’ to Pekin riverfront

Before holding their official opening Feb. 14, Brian and Jess Battles, co-owners of BC BBQ, decided to test the waters of the Pekin riverfront. The results were beyond encouraging.


Former Wedgewood Swim & Tennis Club goes to auction

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — The former Wedgewood Swim & Tennis Club in Northwest Peoria is now on the auction block. The 7.7 acre club includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, several buildings, and a parking lot. Kiesewetter Auction Service of Creve Coeur put up the property for online bidding on Tuesday


Woman finds feces on her car door

PEORIA — A Peoria woman found feces from a used diaper smeared on her driver’s side car door Wednesday morning, according to a Peoria Police report. The car was parked behind the victim’s apartment in the 3400 block of North Kingston Drive. The victim reported the vandalism was reported shortly befo


Luciano: In Snideness, even Willie York gets ripped

As winter’s chill continues, we offer a cold-hearted edition of Random Axe of Snideness. Another satisfied customer: Another dumb news article. — Shawn. I’m not sure which one you’re talking about. Regardless, I’m thinking of putting that line on my tombstone, a final tribute to my Snideness faithfu


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.