Peoria man indicted in connection with June 2021 shooting in South Peoria
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Peoria County grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment against a Peoria man in connection with a shooting more than two years ago. Trevion Johnson, 28, is now charged with a single count of aggravated battery in connection with the June 16, 2021, incident in the 2200 block of South Oregon Street in South Peoria.
IL peoria's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around peoria..
Pekin buys former funeral home as it eyes future options for City Hall
Pekin City Council meetings may soon be held in a former funeral home. The council voted 4-2 on Monday to purchase the Woolsey building at 301 Broadway St. for $550,000. City Manager John Dossey wrote in a memo that the city is currently strapped for space as staff has grown.
Metamora surprises, D-I showdowns: What we learned from Thanksgiving basketball tournaments
Thanksgiving tournaments are over giving way to the grind of the high school basketball regular season. Here are eight things we learned during last week's tournaments — and a look ahead to some of the games coming up this week. Everything will be fine for Metamora boys. Metamora lost....
Discover Peoria's Top 3 Must-Visit Bakeries
In this article, we explore three exceptional bakeries in Peoria. Have you had the chance to visit any of these delightful spots yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Peoria man paroled from death row in Illinois convicted of attempted enticement of a minor
An Illinois man was recently convicted by a federal jury for attempted enticement of a minor in mid-November as part of Project Safe Childhood, according to an United States Attorney's Office Central District of Illinois news release. Jeffrey D. Parmly, 60, Peoria, Ill., was convicted of attempted enticement of a...
A Toulon insurance agent says this is the hardest market in 40 years. Here's why
John Leezer has been selling insurance since 1982 when he joined his father’s independent insurance agency in Toulon, the Stark County town some 40 miles northwest of Peoria. “The insurance market is generally viewed as either hard or soft. Right now, it’s the hardest I’ve seen in 41 years...
Two new cannabis dispensaries are coming to East Peoria. Here's what we know
Two new cannabis dispensaries are scheduled to open in East Peoria. A NOXX dispensary is set to open "before the end of the year" at 300 S. Main Street, according to East Peoria director of development and planning Ty Livingston. Cloud 9 brand dispensary is also opening a location at...
Pekin city council eyes possible expansion with purchase of building
In a contentious 4-2 vote, the Pekin City Council approved the purchase of the Woolsey Building at 301 Broadway Street for $550,000 during Monday’s meeting. According to Pekin City Manager John Dossey, the building’s garage will be used for the storage of snow removal equipment. In the long...
Barbeque Brilliance: An Exploration of Peoria's Top 5 BBQ Hotspots
This article presents a list of five exceptional barbecue joints in Peoria. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
4 new Republican candidates emerge for Peoria's state Senate seats
Monday was candidate filing day in Illinois, and of Peoria's four key races, only its two state Senate races will have more than one candidate running. Here's who is running in the 2024 primaries to represent Peoria. Illinois 46th Senate District. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Dave Koehler will defend his seat...
La Rose: A Town Blossomed from Railroad Dreams and Prairie Roses
In the sweeping panorama of American history, the enchanting town of La Rose stands as a charming footnote, born from the Santa Fe Railroad's vision in 1887. Originally named 'Pink' to honor the wild prairie roses gracing its landscape, the town's identity soon blossomed into 'La Rose,' reflecting a French-inspired elegance and the romantic spirit of the era. This verdant spot in Southern California's vast history is a testament to the transformative influence of railroads on the nation's development, and the simple, enduring beauty of nature that first inspired its settlers.
Illinois quick hits: Cold impacts rail commute; new home listings in Peoria
Cold impacts rail commute A blast of cold air will stick around for another day in Illinois. Temperatures will be nearly 20 degrees below average Tuesday in many parts of the state. Frozen switches resulted in massive delays for commuters in the Chicago area. Metra reported delays by up to 55 minutes for some trains because of switch problems. Temperatures are expected to warm up as the week progresses. ...
Marquette Heights Men's Club: Fostering Community Spirit in Central Illinois
The Marquette Heights Men's Club (MHMCCI) stands as a beacon of community involvement and spirit in Central Illinois. This non-profit organization brings together men over 18 from Marquette Heights and surrounding areas, with a strong commitment to enriching the community. Famous for their annual Steak Fry, MHMCCI hosts a variety of events that provide residents with a platform to connect and actively participate in local development.
Leons and the Bradley Braves visit conference foe Murray State
Bradley Braves (6-0) at Murray State Racers (2-3) BOTTOM LINE: Murray State hosts Bradley in a matchup of MVC teams. The Racers are 2-1 in home games. Murray State has a 0-1 record in games decided by less than 4 points. The Braves are 1-0 on the road. Bradley ranks...
Why are fewer new homes being built in Greater Peoria?
Home sales in Greater Peoria are declining, with a dropoff of almost 14% over the first three quarters of this year compared to 2022. The Peoria Area Association of Realtors says low inventory is largely responsible for the decline, and that a slowdown of new home construction has contributed to that low inventory.
Here's why Peoria schools officers could get body cameras and how much it would cost
PEORIA – Peoria Public Schools administrators are considering a plan to equip school resource officers with body cameras. “Anybody that does this work needs to have some checks and balances and some monitoring, so I'm all on board for these body-worn cameras for our officers,” said Demario Boone, director of public safety for Peoria Public Schools. ...
BU President answers questions about academic restructuring at student forum
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — As the deadline date for the final decision on Bradley University’s budget cuts approaches, university President Stephen Standifird and Provost Walter Zakahi answered questions from students at a forum this afternoon. Questions were raised about the impact the cuts would have on students in...