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Police: No foul play, danger to public suspected in Pekin death

The cause of death for a man found dead near a former grocery store in Pekin died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Monday. A body was found in a wooded area behind the former Aldi grocery store in the 2300 block of Broadway on Saturday. Police said there does not appear to be

WEEK.COM - 2017-09-18 19:28:00

Pekin landlords miffed over proposed license law

The city's police chief heard some pointed questions and comments last week when he met with landlords to discuss a proposed law that all residential rental properties be licensed, with attached fees, and regularly inspected. "Do we get to vote on it?" one landlord asked. Without a valid reason, "Yo


No foul play in Pekin man's weekend death

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Pekin man found Sunday behind a closed building in the 2100 block of Broadway. John L. Dupage, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene after police received a report of the discovery shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tazewell County Coroner Jeff Baldi said an autopsy


CROSS COUNTRY: Pekin runners spring into action at Detweiller Park

Pekin cross country runners made some noise Saturday in the Richard Spring Invitational at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Paige Arseneau and Brody Brockwell had the best finishes among area runners in the girls and boys races. Each 64-team field had a mostly Class 3A lineup. Arseneau was 25th in 18:35.

MORTONTIMESNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 19:28:29

Hurricane Harvey delays Pekin recycle cart order

Hurricane Harvey is partially to blame for the late deliveries of new Pekin recycling carts - the company that manufactures them was damaged by the storm and the carts will not arrive until early October. The city in early September started collecting the small red bins used for many years for recyc

PEKIN DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-18 19:00:00

Police investigating body found in Pekin

PEKIN, Ill. - Pekin police are investigating a body found behind the former Aldi store on Broadway. The man's body was discovered Saturday, September 17 around noon. Police are not releasing his name, but say they do not think there was foul play involved. This story will be updated.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-17 19:29:20

Armed robberies reported at Peoria chicken restaurants

Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA - Police are investigating armed robberies Monday at two fast-food chicken restaurants. The robberies occurred within 30 minutes of each other but in different parts of town, according to Peoria Police Department spokeswoman Amy Dotson.

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-09-19 02:19:13

Police: Three people pronounced dead during Tuesday morning structure fire

BLOOMINGTON - Three people are dead after a fire on Brittany Court in Bloomington. According to the Bloomington Police Department, they were pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m. by representatives from the McLean County Coroner's office. The name of the victims have not been released until authorities notif

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 15:34:47

The Latest: Mexico earthquake death toll rises to 61

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 5 p.m. The governor of Mexico State has announced six more earthquake deaths, bringing nationwide total to 61. Gov. Alfredo del Mazo had earlier announced two deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey said the ma

WEEK.COM - 2017-09-19 21:52:00

Peoria police surveying residents about crime

There's a possibility you could see a higher police presence in your neighborhood over the next couple of weeks. Peoria Police are doing a survey about crime in the River city. The Peoria police chief says even though homicides are down increased incidents of violence and more illegal weapons are b

WEEK.COM - 2017-09-19 02:53:00

Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is among 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission is based in Pittsburgh and announced the w

WEEK.COM - 2017-09-19 07:15:00

Mother captured after case aired on 'The Hunt'

(CNN) - A mother accused of abducting her son nearly three years ago was captured the day after her case was profiled on HLN's "The Hunt with John Walsh." On Monday, Maria Cabrera-Gutierrez was arrested in Raymond, Washington, said Michael Harpster, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Philadelphia

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 09:29:32

OSF offering free car seat check

EAST PEORIA, IL - OSF Healthcare Children's Hospital of Illinois is offering parents a free seat check. It's part of Illinois Child Passenger Safety Week. The seat check will take place Saturday, September 18th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kohl's in East Peoria. Certified technicians will be on hand

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-18 23:32:20

Washington leases office space for special census workers

WASHINGTON - The city will pay $800 per month plus utilities to lease office space in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center for U.S. Census Bureau employees and temporary workers conducting a special partial census. The City Council approved the lease agreement Monday. Jon Oliphant, Washington's planning

MORTONTIMESNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 03:50:30

Polls say these are the supporters Trump is losing

(CNN) - The focus on whether President Donald Trump's political base is splintering may be missing an even more important crack in his foundation. Even as Trump faces a geyser of discontent from conservative leaders over his recent legislative overtures toward Democrats, previously unpublished resul

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 10:29:00

Year round classes could be coming to Peoria Public Schools

The rush of excitement many kids have for the last day of school could arrive much later if Peoria Public Schools decides to adopt a "balanced schedule." This new schedule would replace the standard nine months of in-session classes and the typical two and a half months of summer vacation, with a pr

WEEK.COM - 2017-09-19 06:59:00

San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

(CNN) - An outbreak of hepatitis A has sickened 421 people and killed 16 in San Diego County between November and September, officials say. Additionally, 292 of the 421 have been hospitalized as a result of the viral infection, which causes inflammation of the liver. Over the previous five years, th

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 21:55:04

Rutgers students create ride-sharing rickshaw for refugees

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - For millions of displaced refugees living in camps, the ability to survive and rebuild their lives often depends on transportation. Without it, refugee families are unable to get to hospitals, send children to schools, go to local job centers, even shop for food and everyday ne

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 21:47:45

Ryan Owens Dog Tags returned to Veteran's Memorial

CHILLICOTHE, Ill - The dog tags of a fallen Navy SEAL have been returned to the Veteran's Memorial in Chillicothe. Chillicothe police were notified of U.S. Navy Seal Ryan Owens dog tags missing from a sculpture commonly known as a Battle Field Cross sometime after a POW/MIA ceremony at the Veterans

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 21:16:31

Congressmen arrested protesting outside Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Three congressmen were among a group of protesters arrested outside Trump Tower on Tuesday, where they were participating in a demonstration in support of immigrants and protections recently ended by the Trump administration. Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Raul Grija

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 20:41:27