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Council candidates weigh in on Peoria riverfront

In our continuing coverage of issues leading up to the election of five At-Large members to the Peoria City Council on April 2, the Journal Star is asking each of the 10 candidates on the ballot to respond to a series of questions. This is the third in the series. All but City Councilwoman Beth Akes


Hatching new Peoria businesses in the Nest

PEORIA — Wanted: workers to share open office space in Peoria’s Warehouse District willing to take advantage of a small room for pitches, fiber Wi-Fi and wordless background music for $100 a month.


Beaver Dam Police investigating shooting of Illinois woman as a homicide

Beaver Dam Police Department released the identity of a shooting victim who died on Saturday. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the shooting incident in the 300 block of East Third Street in Beaver Dam led to the death of Stacia F. Hollinshead from Sycamore, Illinois. Poli

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This is how some Peorians spent their first Sunday of Spring

PEORIA, Il - The first Sunday of Spring came in full with showers, which kept most people indoors. "I thought it might be a little more sunny but it's cool. We usually come to a coffee shop on Sundays to kind of a cool place to hang out," said Jaime Casinova.


After boy's death, Illinois governor points to 'gross mistakes'

CHICAGO (AP) - An autopsy on a 2-year-old Chicago boy found bruises and old rib fractures, but records show state child welfare workers never reported injuries despite numerous visits.


Luciano: Serving eviction notices, deputy sees roaches, feces and other shabbiness

PEORIA — First, Scott Schraeder got hit by the stench. Then he was struck by the sight. Altogether, it punched him in the gut. Schraeder, 45, is a 16-year veteran of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. Less than two years ago, the deputy became part of the departmental detail that serves eviction no


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS — Someone in Illinois is $1 million richer after Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. No one picked all of the right numbers, but several players did match all five white balls, including players in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and


Illinois State Police are hiring

ILLINOIS – Illinois State Police are hiring! They posted on Facebook saying “Do you have what it takes? We are looking for the best.”. You can apply online through May 31st to become a State Trooper. The upcoming class is set for October, but that could change. Apply at www.illinoistrooper.ca.


One person shot at Gulfport, Ill. bar, police search for suspect

GULFPORT, Illinois (KWQC) - UPDATE: The Burlington Iowa Area Crimestoppers has released grainy images of a person of interest in a shooting at a Gulfport bar Sunday morning. In a Facebook post, Crimestoppers said the shooting happened at Club Expose in the 200 block of Egon Road. Calls and texts to


Peoria home, total loss after fire

No one was home early Saturday morning when a Peoria house was completely destroyed by a fire. At 3:19am, Peoria Firefighters and Paramedics got to the scene, in the 2400 Block of West Malone – Battalion Chief Clint Kuhlman explained the smoke was so heavy crews had to temporarily evacuate the home


5 New Foreclosures In The Peoria Area

PEORIA, IL — Are you hoping to buy a new house, but don't want to break the bank? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosed homes in the Peoria area might be just the place to start!


Saturday morning fire destroys house in Peoria

PEORIA — Fire destroyed a home at 2418 W. Malone St. early Saturday morning. Fire crews were on the scene at 3:19 a.m., but Battalion Chief Clinton Kuhlman said the fire appeared to have been burning an extended period of time before the fire department was notified.


Return to NCAA tournament brightens future for Bradley

PEORIA — Bradley’s best basketball this season came in the final six weeks when a 9-2 finish propelled the Braves into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006. It was an earlier six-week 2-9 stretch, though, that greatly determined the Braves’ eventual fate as a No. 15 seed and a meeting w


There's more than experience versus youth in Peoria schools race

PEORIA — Voters in the Peoria Public School District cannot complain about the range of choice in the two-person race for one five-year term on the school board. Or as challenger Chase Klaus puts it:


Peoria resident officers aim to become part of neighborhoods

PEORIA — At its core, say officers Adrian Aguilar and James Hodges, being a resident officer in a neighborhood is really about one thing. "The ability to talk to people and to be calm and collected. To build basic relationships. As a neighborhood officer, I try my best to do that," said Aguilar, who


Lightning strike creates major power outage

MARION, IL – More than 7,700 customers of Ameren Illinois are without power on Saturday as of 10:40 PM. An Ameren spokesman says lightning struck a substation causing lines to go down.


AutonomouStuff engineer to talk at BU

PEORIA — Joe Buckner, director of engineering at AutonomouStuff, the Morton firm that develops software and engineering services for driverless vehicles, will speak at the Peplow Pavilion of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center on the Bradley University campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The program is presented b


Teams from across the world came to Peoria for annual ‘First Robotics’ competition

Forty teams from all over the world were right here in the River City to compete in the 6th annual “First Robotics” competition. Called a “sporting event for the mind” the three-day event showcases robots designed and uniquely built by the respective teams.


Open Burning And Free Car Seat Checks In East Peoria

Burning may only occur during daylight hours, and must be dry material to produce as little smoke as possible. A burning ban will be placed when winds or gusts reach up to 10 mph or more.

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Storm glad to be done playing Peoria

PEORIA — The Quad City Storm won their first game of the season on opening night against the Peoria Rivermen. They likely didn't realize at the time how much they should savor those victories that were too few and far between this year.