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IL-Winners - WEEK.com: Peoria-area News, Weather, Sports

03-21-18 01:34,, By The Associated Press Here is a list of winners of races in Illinois. Governor JB Pritzker, DemGovernor Bruce Rauner (i), GOPAttorney General Kwame Raoul, DemAttorney General Erika Harold, GOPU.S. House - District 2 Robin Kelly (i), DemU.S. House - District 3 Dan Lipinski (i), Dem

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-21 09:46:00

Poured gasoline and burning gas can sparked house fire early Monday

PEORIA - Two men threw a burning gas can at a house in the 1500 block of West Widenham Street early Monday, according to the Peoria Police Department. The northeast corner of the residence was engulfed in flames when police arrived at the scene at 3 a.m.. The gas can was also burning about 15 feet a

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-20 17:39:13

Peoria County appointed-auditor referendum too close to call

PEORIA - It's not yet clear whether Peoria County voters want the office of auditor to be appointed. After see-sawing back and forth all night in the election returns, results Tuesday night showed voters defeating a proposal to do so 11,023 by 11,009, a margin of 14 votes. However, at least "a coupl


Pekin woman arrested after car wedged on Peoria sidewalk

A Pekin woman was ticked for driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses after her car was wedged between a wall and fire hydrant in the Warehouse District on St. Patrick's Day. Police said Mary E. Schneider, 42, of Pekin was arrested after her car was found on the sidewalk in the 700

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-19 23:05:00

Nick in the AM: Proposed Frostwood Parkway liquor store faces neighborhood opposition

Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, March 21. Almost Home Wine & Liquors looks like it's a long way from opening in Northwest Peoria, if it ever does. The proposed bottle shop at 6818 N. Frostwood Parkway has received a frosty response from some area residents and merchants, not to mention the cit

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-21 13:03:47

Peoria Police: Attempted Abduction Reports are False

Peoria Police says social media posts asserting attempted abductions in the area are false. In fact police say the posts that started on Friday are absolutely false. Police say they spoke to the original poster and it was determined her Facebook account was hacked. But apparently the modern-day rum


Junius Rodriguez wins close race for 18th district

Eureka College professor Junius Rodriguez wins the Democratic nomination for the Illinois 18th Congressional district. It was an extremely close race between Rodriguez and Former Morton High School techer Brian Deters. Deters called the Rodriguez campaign to concede last night. Junius reacted to the

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-21 06:17:00

Police chase leads to crash; several taken to hospital

East Peoria and Peoria police chase a stolen car before it crashes late Sunday night. East Peoria officers were responding to another traffic stop when they apparently spotted the stolen car. Witnesses tell the Peoria Journal Star that a high speed chase across the river into Peoria followed. IDO


2 arrested for involvement in fight at Golden Corral

PEORIA, Ill. - Two people have been arrested after a large fight took place at the Golden Corral in Peoria. The fight occurred just after 7 p.m. on Sunday. Police arrived on the scene to find food splattered across the restaurant. Officers arrested 31 year-old Tarrance Jones and 37 year-old Kendric

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-19 23:00:30

Monthly bills to continue for West Peoria garbage customers

WEST PEORIA - Voters Tuesday rejected a change in the way they pay for their garbage service. The vote against the change was 411 to 248. "It's a shame, really," Mayor Jim Dillon said Tuesday night. "We'll just have to deal with it." The referendum asked voters to impose a garbage collection tax of

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-21 03:48:01

Several juveniles charged for stealing vehicle

PEORIA, Ill. - Three juveniles from Peoria are facing charges after getting involved in a car crash from over the weekend. On Sunday, an off-duty officer noticed a suspicious vehicle driving through neighborhoods in Washington. The officer called East Peoria Police dispatch and advised them that, af

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-19 18:59:44

IL-Dem-StSen-Contested - WEEK.com: Peoria-area News, Weather, Sports

District 8 0 of 165 precincts - 0 percent Ram Villivalam 0 - 0 percent Ira Silverstein (i) 0 - 0 percent David Zulkey 0 - 0 percent Caroline McAteer-Fournier 0 - 0 percent District 20 0 of 151 precincts - 0 percent Iris Martinez (i) 0 - 0 percent Bart Goldberg 0 - 0 percent District 27 0 of 149 prec

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-20 17:46:00

Lane closures start Wednesday on part of northbound University in Peoria

PEORIA - Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, city contractor Horowitz Construction will set up a daytime lane closure of the right lane of northbound University Street between West Forrest Hill and West Florence avenues. Construction will continue for about two days, weather permitting, according to the P

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-20 23:41:22

Two men arrested after Golden Corral brawl

PEORIA - Chairs were thrown and arrests were made when a fight broke out at Golden Corral on Sunday night. Terrance Jones told police he was at the restaurant celebrating his grandmother's birthday when people tried to fight him at about 7 p.m. Video footage showed four men became involved when Jone

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-20 04:08:51

Three teens involved in Sunday night wreck at War Memorial and Knoxville

PEORIA -Three teens were believed to be involved with a two-vehicle accident that occured late Sunday night at War Memorial Drive and Knoxville Avenue. The teens, 15, 16 and 17, are believed to have been in a stolen car that crashed into another vehicle as they were fleeing from East Peoria police,


IL-TopRaces-Glance-Sum - WEEK.com: Peoria-area News, Weather, Sports

Governor Dem - Primary 0 of 10,119 precincts - 0 percent JB Pritzker 0 - 0 percent Chris Kennedy 0 - 0 percent Daniel Biss 0 - 0 percent Bob Daiber 0 - 0 percent Tio Hardiman 0 - 0 percent Robert Marshall 0 - 0 percent Governor GOP - Primary 0 of 10,119 precincts - 0 percent Bruce Rauner (i) 0 - 0 p

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-20 16:50:00

PPS teacher resigns from district amid allegations of sexual assault

PEORIA, Ill - Peoria school leaders take action after a teacher was accused of sexual assault. At Monday's school board meeting members accepted the resignation of Phillip Earhart. Earhart is a Richwoods teacher accused of criminal sexual assault. Police are still investigating a possible relationsh

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-20 03:10:55

Lawmakers continue push for Peoria Ag Lab funding

PEORIA, Ill. - Several lawmakers are coming together to call on President Trump to once again scrap plans to close the Peoria Ag Lab. The Trump Administration's fiscal year 2019 budget proposed closing 12 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) laboratories, includin

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-19 17:29:55

Pritzker makes stop in Peoria hours before polls open

Gubernatorial candidates were doing some last minute campaigning in central Illinois. Two democratic contenders for the state's top job visited the Peoria area. We caught up with J.B. Pritzker, who has certainly spent some money on his gubernatorial campaign, having now spent almost $70 million. His

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-20 07:13:00

PPS board accepts resignation of Richwoods teacher accused of sexual assault

PEORIA - Peoria Public Schools board members accepted the resignation of a Richwoods High School teacher arrested in February, accused of criminal sexual assault involving a 17-year-old female student. Board members unanimously approved the resignation of Philip Earhart. "After careful consideration

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-20 03:48:44