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Man from Normal killed in crash after police chase

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The McLean County Coroner has identified a man who was killed in a car crash following a police chase last month. Coroner Kathleen Yoder identified the deceased as 22-year-old Jordan Cason. She determined that Cason died from blunt force injuries caused by his SUV striking a power pole. He was the […]
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Victim of deadly Bloomington crash identified

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The victim of a deadly crash in Bloomington was identified Wednesday. According to a Bloomington police Facebook post, the coroner identified the victim as 22-year-old Jordan T. Cason of Normal. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. on June 24 near the...
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Two downtown Peoria streets will change from one-way to two-way

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Big changes are coming to two of downtown Peoria’s busiest streets next year. Adams Street - from Walnut to Hamilton, and Jefferson Avenue - from Walnut to Fayette, will soon change from one-way to two-way streets. The project will also install bike lanes...
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Driver from Normal identified following fatal crash in Bloomington

The McLean County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the driver who died after he crashed into a tree while eluding police following another crash moments earlier. Coroner Kathy Yoder identified the driver as Jordan Cason, 22, of Normal. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. June 24, hours after the early morning crash in Bloomington.
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Grand jury indicts Peoria man on murder charges

PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria man charged with committing the city’s ninth homicide this year has now had his charges solidified by a grand jury. Peoria County Court records indicate a grand jury has indicted Stephen Coaxum, 34, on counts of First Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
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UPDATE: ISP trooper crashes into Creve Coeur gas station

CREVE COEUR, Ill. – We’re learning more about an accident Wednesday morning about an accident in Creve Coeur involving an Illinois State Police squad car. State troopers are now telling 25 News the accident at Freedom Gas in Creve Coeur just before 7:00 a.m. happened as a trooper was responding to a call, lights and sirens activated.
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Bloomington’s Washington St closed effective immediately

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Westbound Washington St. at Main St. in Bloomington will be closed effective immediately due to utility work. The section of Washington St. will be reopened as soon as work is completed, said the City of Bloomington’s Public Works Department Wednesday. This story will be...
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Desper Arrested For Theft Of Railroad Property

Evansville Western Railway has signed a complained against a Peoria man for theft. On Tuesday morning, an officer with the Carmi Police Department arrested 35 year old Dylan Gene Desper after he was observed loading railroad property to his trailer to sell for scrap. He was taken to the White County Jail where bond was set at $100. He paid bond and was released. Desper is being charged with theft and criminal damage to property.
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Bond set for Peoria woman charged with murder

PEORIA, Ill. – Bond has been set at $1 million for a Peoria woman charged with murder in connection with the city’s 11th homicide of the year over the weekend. Peoria County Circuit Court records indicate a judge Tuesday also granted Kaitlyn Taylor, 24, a Public Defender, and scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 28th.

From the Farm: Grain market collapse

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Grain markets, financials, energy stocks and much of the market fell hard Tuesday. After the July 4 holiday, investors began pulling money from the market on recessionary fears. “Anytime they are looking for inflation, commodities usually rally. So they’ll put money into those commodities,” said Kent Stutzman of Advance Trading in […]
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Man arrested for alleged car theft, driving on to CIRA landing strip

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The Bloomington Police Department announced Wednesday that they have arrested a Chicago man for allegedly stealing a vehicle and then driving it onto a landing strip at Bloomington’s airport. Police allege that Stephon Carter, 33, drove a stolen Black Audi A6 through a fence...
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Normal man identified after single-vehicle fatal crash June 24

BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - The identity of a man killed in a single-vehicle crash in Bloomington on June 24 has been released. The McLean County Coroner’s Office says the man was Jordan T. Cason, 22, of Normal. He was pronounced deceased at 3:55 a.m. at the intersection of...
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Peoria leaders call for more action to combat violence

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria leaders are calling for more action and solutions when it comes to combating violence. Seven months into 2022, and the city is clocking in at 12 homicides. Although Peoria had 16 homicides at this time in July last year, those in the community said...
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Two streets in downtown Peoria getting upgrades

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Adams Street and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Peoria are both one-way streets that are getting converted to two-way streets in the next few years. The current streetlights on Adams and Jefferson are pedestal-mounted and will be updated to mast arm to improve visibility and safety. The project also includes striped bike lanes to the existing directions of travel, as well as corner bump-outs to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance.
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Loved ones remember 19-year-old Quinton Scott, Peoria’s 12th homicide victim

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Loved ones are remembering the life of 19-year-old Quinton Scott. He is the 12th homicide in Peoria this year. “He had a purpose and I feel like his impact on us was everything,” said Marcellus Sommerville, CEO of Peoria’s Friendship House. Scott...
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4th of July weekend violence in Peoria: 3 shootings, 2 killed

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — It was a violent Independence Day weekend in Peoria. Three separate shootings resulted in Peoria’s 11th and 12th homicides of the year: Mariah Moss, 21, and Quintin Scott, 19, were killed on Saturday and Monday, respectively. There was also a shooting outside Big Al’s...
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