One dead, multiple injured after two-vehicle crash in Knox County
KNOX COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash near Knox Highway 4 and 15, South West of Galva, Ill., at approximately 2:14 p.m. p.m. on Friday. According to preliminary information from the Knox County Sherif’s Offices, a Red 1994 Pontiac...
Canton man arrested for alleged burglary while on pretrial release
CANTON (25News Now) - A Canton man was arrested Saturday for multiple counts of burglary, having been on pretrial release on other felony charges. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office says Cole T. Hyett, 36, was arrested on the preliminary charges. The sheriff’s office says they utilized GPS technology to...
Garage a total loss during Canton fire
UPDATE (Wednesday, February 28th, 8:30 a.m.) — The Canton Fire Department aided in the response to a garage fire late Tuesday night in Fulton County. According to Fire Chief Mark Hanlin, the fire broke out around 7:20 p.m. on East Linn Street in Canton. The department was aiding the response of Copperas Creek Fire to the scene.
Jury reaches verdict in Daylon Richardson murder case
Jurors in Henry County have reached a verdict in the case of a man accused in the death of Knox County Deputy Nicholas Weist. Daylon Richardson has been on trial since Monday, February 26 on two counts of murder related to the death of Weist in 2022. Richardson was found guilty by a jury in […]
WATCH: Wild buzzer-beater earns Normal Community IHSA sectional basketball title
PEKIN — Basketball buzzer-beaters normally come from long range. Not on this Friday night at Dawdy Hawkins Gymnasium. No. 6-ranked Normal Community shocked No. 5 Quincy, 44-43, to win the Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship after an unlikely play in the final seconds set up an unorthodox buzzer-beating dunk.
Illini Bluffs boys basketball team wins Class 1A sectional championship
ABINGDON — It's been one heck of a basketball weekend for Illini Bluffs. The No. 2-ranked Tigers defeated Camp Point Central 47-35 to win the Class 1A Abingdon Sectional on Friday night. ...
You Gotta Eat: Mike’s Tavern serves up burgers and ‘neighborhood pub’ feel
WEST PEORIA (25News Now) - A West Peoria restaurant is tucked away in the middle of a neighborhood, and it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. For this week’s edition of You Gotta Eat, Standup comic Edgar Sandoval and 25News photojournalist Andrew Best found their way to Mike’s Tavern on North Cedar Avenue.
Local girl delivers sweet treats to area police
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One local girl is trying to lift the spirits of area police departments, through Girl Scout Cookies. Brooklyn operates a lemonade stand over the summer months and uses the funds to buy boxes of cookies to deliver to the police. She is also a Girl Scout herself and has been doing this for three years.
The City of East Peoria wants their community's opinions
The City of East Peoria wants their community's opinions.
How Macomb pulled off one of the biggest comebacks of the IHSA basketball playoffs
CANTON — That’s why it’s called March Madness. Macomb mounted a comeback for the ages, rallying from 17 points down to upset No. 3-ranked Manual, 41-40, in the Class 2A Canton Sectional semifinals on Wednesday night. The Bombers are now a game away from making the Elite Eight for the first time since a 2006 Class A boys basketball state quarterfinal appearance.
Illini Bluffs’ fans hope for back-to-back wins this weekend
PEORIA (25News Now) - It’s a rare double-treat. Illini Bluffs fans are preparing to cheer on the boys and girls basketball teams this weekend. “All season we’ve known that these teams could be great and seeing them succeed in the post season is phenomenal,” said IBHS Principal Dimitri Almasi, an alumnus Illini Bluffs Tiger, who does not take school spirit lightly.
3 men arrested on charges of throwing concrete from overpasses
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple reports of concrete items being thrown from interstate and highway overpasses. An investigation led to the arrest of three men, according to a news release from the department. On February 26th, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 1900 block of West Knox Road, […]
Alleged home invasion leads to chase, vehicle on fire in farm field
Two men are in custody after allegedly breaking into a Fulton County home then fleeing from authorities Monday morning.
Abingdon, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Illini Bluffs High School basketball team will have a game with Central High School - Camp Point on March 01, 2024, 19:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Ribs, pizza and steak: A new American-style buffet is opening soon in the Peoria area
In East Peoria, the branding for Pho Noodle House has given way to signs for Farmer’s Buffet. The building’s electronic sign shifts between two messages: “Pho Noodle open” and “Buffet coming soon.” The online Peoria community has been abuzz with discussion about the anticipated business – with one Feb. 16 Facebook post garnering...
Normal boys basketball beat Quincy during sectional championship game
NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — The Normal Community Ironmen beat out the Quincy Blue Devils at Pekin during their boys basketball sectional championship game Friday. The final score was 44-43. This game was neck and neck from the half when the Ironmen led 17 to 15 and at the third...
Canton's Culinary Treasure: 3 Pizzas You Can't Miss
This article presents three exceptional pizzas found in Canton. Have you had the chance to taste any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below:
Illini Bluffs wins state semifinal in OT, headed to Saturday’s girls basketball state title game
NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — Senior Lily Luczkowiak scored 27 points as Illini Bluffs rallied past Altamont, 60-48 in overtime, to win a class 1A state semifinal girls basketball game at CEFCU Arena. The Tigers trailed by six midway through the fourth quarter. Illini Bluffs (32-4) will play Okawville for...
An Ocean of Delights: The Trio of Seafood Restaurants in East Peoria You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore three exceptional seafood restaurants located in East Peoria. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to leave your comments below.
Central Illinois election officials clarify current status of Donald Trump on primary ballots
PEORIA, Ill. – Despite a ruling from a Cook County judge, election officials in central Illinois say you can still cast a vote for Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Cook County judge Tracie Porter ruled the former President must be removed from the March Republican primary ballot in Illinois. Porter sided with a group of Illinois voters who argued Trump should be disqualified from both the primary and general election ballots, for his alleged role in the January 6th attacks on the U.S. Capitol.