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Suspect arrested for Peoria’s fifth homicide of the year

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A man accused of murder is in the Peoria County jail awaiting bond as of Saturday afternoon. Around 11:30 PM March 8, Peoria Police responded to W. Beverly for a ShotSpotter alert. That’s where they found Timothy Foreman, Jr., 40, laying in the roadway with a gunshot wound, pronounced dead at the scene. It marked the city’s fifth homicide of the year. During the investigation, detectives identified Chazier Johnson, 22, as a suspect.
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PPD makes arrest in connection with March homicide

PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria Police, along with U.S. Marshals, arrested a man Friday for the shooting death of 40-year-old Timothy Foreman Jr. According to a release from the PPD, officers located 22-year-old Chazier Johnson on N. Gale Avenue. He was taken in for questioning and subsequently arrested for first-degree murder.
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WATCH: Trump gives speech in Illinois

MENDON, Ill. (WMBD) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Mendon Il. at 7 p.m. Saturday. Trump is expected to endorse Mary Miller for the Republican primary for Illinois’ 15th Congressional District seat. She is running against U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL). During the Rally, Trump endorsed Darren Bailey for Governor […]
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Abortion-right protestors rally in Peoria

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Hundreds of people gathered outside the Peoria County Courthouse with signs and heavy hearts. This is due to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade, which eliminates constitutional rights to abortion in several states. Members of the Peoria democratic socialist of America (DSA) said they...

1 dead in car crash in Bloomington early Friday

BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Bloomington Police say one person is dead after an overnight Friday car crash. In a release, police say that at around 1:25 a.m., officers witnessed a car drive through two red lights on Market Street - at Center and Madison streets. The car had...
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Peoria Police respond to crash at Mcdonald’s

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police responded to an incident at McDonald’s on University Street Friday. According to Peoria Police Lt. Michael Bolan, officers were initially responding to a hit-and-run near Walgreens on University Street. Officers observed a red pickup truck that refused to stop and crashed near Mcdonald’s.
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TAPS seeing increase in pet returns

PEKIN, Ill. — For years, TAPS (Tazewell Animal Protective Society) in Pekin has been finding new homes for pets that are brought to their shelter. But, recently, they’ve seen a significant increase in the number of pets being returned. “Unfortunately, a lot of them, the people are reporting...

Driver dies in crash near Locust and White Oak in Bloomington

A driver who police had earlier tried to pull over was killed in a crash early Friday morning on Bloomington's west side. Bloomington Police said officers tried to pull over a car around 1:25 a.m. Friday after it blew two red lights on Market Street and struck another vehicle at a stop sign. The car didn't stop, and police ended their attempt for a traffic stop. The driver of the stopped vehicle was not injured.

One person dead in single vehicle accident in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON – One person is dead after a single vehicle car accident on Bloomington’s west side. Police were notified of the crash at Locust Street and White Oak Road just before 1:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead, no one else was involved in the...
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Peoria Police arrest man for March Homicide

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police have arrested a man for the death of 40-year-old Timothy D. Foreman Jr. Friday. According to a Peoria Police press release, officers arrested 22-year-old Chazier Johnson for first-degree murder. The shooting occurred on March 8, near W. Beverly Court and Knoxville Avenue, at...

Two rounds of showers and storms on the way

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Chances for needed rainfall return to the forecast tonight and tomorrow before we get a break from the heat and humidity early next week. Additional rain chances will be possible by the end of next week. Tonight:. Showers and storms will be possible late...

Morning and evening showers and storms

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Chances for needed rainfall return to the forecast at times today before we get a break from the heat and humidity early next week. Additional rain chances will be possible by the end of next week. Today and Tonight:. We’ll see some passing showers...

Catholic Diocese of Peoria releases statement following Dobbs Decision, overturning of Roe

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. This ruling has a significant impact on the issue of abortion, which was legalized in the Roe v. Wade decision some fifty years ago. Today’s decision overturns what was previously a federal legalization of abortion and has returned the issue to individual states to decide the matter for themselves. Clearly, there is much more work to be done.

Protesters filled Peoria Courthouse over Roe v. Wade decision

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The courtyard of the Peoria courthouse was flooded with protestors - their signs and chants demanding women’s rights. “If you don’t have autonomy over your body then you’re not a full citizen you’re not free,” Member of the Peoria Democratic Socialist of America Christina Norton said.

Ill. State Police arrest couple after investigating death of 3-year-old

DU QUOIN, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested a couple following an investigation by the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 agents into the death of a 3-year-old girl. According to ISP, 45-year-old Isaac Hill and 41-year-old Katrina Simelton, both from Carbondale, were arrested and charged with...
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Luft, Stoller, Godron-Booth react to Roe v. Wade ruling

PEORIA, Ill. – Some of the area’s local representatives in Springfield are, so far, praising the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe versus Wade, effectively turning the matter back to states. State Representative and Pekin Mayor Mark Luft, in a statement, says he would like to see Illinois...