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BREAKING NEWS: Three vehicle crash shuts down Route 24

GLASFORD, Ill. (WEEK) — A three vehicle accident has caused Route 24 near Glasford to be shut down in both directions.The Peoria County Sheriff confirms to 25 News that the crash involves two vehicles, and a semi.No further details have been released.We have a crew headed to the scene, and will have

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-19 11:50:49

VIDEO: Peoria police release dashcam video of fatal officer-involved shooting

WARNING: The video contains graphic images and language some may find disturbing.The Peoria Police Department has released dash camera video documenting the officer-involved shooting death of 19-year-old Luis Cruz in July.On Thursday, Peoria County State’s Attorney Jerry Brady said the shooting of C


School discipline: Which Metro Peoria districts reported suspending the most boys?

Peoria School District 150, Limestone Community High School District 310 and Pleasant Valley School District 62 reported the highest rate of boys suspended for any reason during the 2016-17 school year in Metro Peoria, according to the latest report from the Illinois State Board of Education.In this

PEORIASTANDARD.COM - 2018-11-19 00:00:00

Train enthisiasts gather in East Peoria for the Train Fair

EAST PEORIA, Il - The train community is a growing hobby, and they want to entice the younger generation to also get excited about locomotives.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-19 00:34:32

34th Parade of Lights kicks off East Peoria Festival of Lights

LED lights lit up the streets in East Peoria with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, dinosaurs, and even the Energizer Bunny. A 95-foot smoke breathing dragon weaved in an out as the parade went down Washington Street.

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-18 03:05:33

Local churches partner to give 200 thanksgiving meals to the community

The two locations we chose are two strategic locations in our city that are known as food deserts. The accessibility to food is very slim out here so we wanted to provide the means where people didn't have to go far to look for it and we wanted to be able to make sure that they have a full thanksgiv

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-17 22:58:20

Next stop Peoria: Train fair comes to River City

The annual Train Fair pulled into the River City on Sunday.Sponsored by the River City Railroad Club the fair was held at Illinois Central College.Vendors came out to give shoppers a chance to build their collection or maybe buy a fun holiday gift.For many, being a railroad enthusiast is a lifelong

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-19 00:19:41

Public defenders argue that gun permits are unconstitutional

PEORIA — Two public defenders from Peoria County say requiring permits to carry firearms outside the home is unconstitutional.The Peoria Journal Star reports that defense attorneys Chandra Justice and Mark Rose have filed motions in several cases in which defendants are charged with felony aggravate

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-11-17 21:03:00

Netflix drops new series 'Prince of Peoria,' showcases River City in episodes

The writers of the show, Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton, based the show off of a prince who wants to live a normal American life.


Date for murder trial to be set in December

Shannon Hastings suffered more than 100 stab wounds, according to autopsy results for the 27-year-old victim from East Peoria.Her body was found May 21, 2017, by an employee of Econo Lodge on Brock Drive, but authorities believe the victim may have died several days earlier.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-17 17:00:00

Domestic violence incident ends in stabbing

CREVE COEUR, IL - According to a press release from the Creve Coeur Police Department, at approximately 11:50 PM, November 16th, Creve Coeur police responded to a call of domestic violence.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-18 01:22:41

Geneseo girls basketball rolls to victory over Peoria Christian

GENESEO, Ill. - Geneseo improves to 4-0 on the season with the 71-6 victory.The Maple Leafs will play in the Geneseo Thanksgiving Tournament championship on Tuesday, November 20th against Annawan.

OURQUADCITIES.COM - 2018-11-18 04:00:32

Washington family gets a new home in honor of 5 year tornado anniversary

"Now we are able to put all of our money to our home become more stable and not be stuck with a home that we can't call our own," said Lee Miller, home owner.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-17 22:53:20

East Peoria cable show hunter indicted for poaching deer

Christopher Brackett, 41, hosted “Fear No Evil” on the Outdoor Channel. In 2013, prosecutors said he shot and killed two bucks in Indiana and brought a buck back to Illinois. Indiana law at the time only allowed hunters to kill one antlered deer per season.


Peoria native creates the Bandit Ball

John Hinnen, a man born and raised in Peoria, came to the networking event to meet other like-minded individuals. John has created a product, he calls a "bucket filler," one that will bring joy to all those who use it, and something fun for anyone who loves sports.


College senior petitioning for seat on Peoria city council

A college senior will throw his hat in the ring for Peoria City Council.Aaron Chess, a Peoria native and Western Illinois University student, intends to run for an at-large seat next year.Friday, Chess canvassed the city's south side for signatures to secure his name on the ballot. He needs roughly


Another Round of Winter Weather Saturday

Peoria, IL - It's safe to say that the month of November has been off to a cold and snowy start. In just the first two weeks of the month, Central Illinois has seen three rounds of accumulating snow which has brought the region 2-8 inches of snow. Now, just as the snow from the last storm has begun


Peoria Public Schools sees benefit of social emotional learning in student success

Not because they can't learn or a lack of trying, but because they're dealing with issues they're too young to handle like violence, poverty, and stress as a kid.


Increased Peoria County patrols planned for busy Thanksgiving week

“Wearing your seat belt is second nature for most, but we’re looking for the few Illinois motorists who skip this lifesaving step,” said Sheriff Brian Asbell. “During Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the year, motorists on Peoria County roads can expect to be ticketed if they are unbelted.”


Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation’s capital has died.