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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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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...
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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.

Peoria grocery store lowers gas prices during ‘Fuel Frenzy’

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Pain at the pump took a brief pause Friday as a local grocery store brought its fuel prices down nearly 70 cents. For a couple of hours, HyVee of Peoria welcomed drivers to fill up for $4.61 a gallon. The store manager said they went as low as they could go on the price.
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Silent abortion-rights protestors rally in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Several neighbors in Bloomington flooded the McLean County Museum of History Friday after the Supreme Court made the monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Silent abortion-rights protestors covered the stairs of the museum Friday, holding signs and expressing their frustrations. Multiple speakers talked about...
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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...

Peoria’s Tri-County Urban League receives ICJIA grant

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A local nonprofit just received a big grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Peoria’s Tri-County Urban League got just over $68,000, which leaders say will go toward educational programs and job training. The organization teaches people how to achieve economic empowerment,...

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...

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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Peoria Catholic Diocese reacts to Roe v. Wade decision

PEORIA, Ill. – There’s more work to be done. That’s what Catholic Diocese of Peoria Bishop Louis Tylka says on Friday’s Roe versus Wade-related decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Tylka describes life as “a gift from God” and that the Catholic Church has “proclaimed the...

In Peoria area, Roe v. Wade's downfall evokes strong reactions

The Supreme Court announced Friday the national decision to overrule the long-recognized Roe v. Wade, tightening laws around women's health care and reproductive rights. This means abortions will become illegal in many U.S. states. Central Illinoisans are expressing mixed feelings about the decision. Some are saying this is a step...

PHS Students Attend HOBY (photos)

Two Prophetstown High School students recently attended a youth leadership camp at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Il. and came away impressed and excited by the experience. Jeremiah Kochevar and Heather Huizenga spent last weekend at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership(HOBY) seminar. The students joined around 70 other students from...

Cermak caps off stellar season with ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Illinois State baseball third-year sophomore outfielder Ryan Cermak became the first Redbird to be named an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glover, as announced Wednesday. Cermak, who originally came to ISU as a shortstop and pitcher, was named the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-MVC honors for the second-straight season. Cermak was also an All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team recipient.