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OSHA faults contractors for December 2021 fatal fall at Mapleton Caterpillar foundry

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is citing two contractors for the December 2021 death of an electrician at Caterpillar's Mapleton foundry. Scott Adams, 50, of East Peoria died when he fell 24 feet through a hole in the floor while working on a bid to move an electrical junction box as part of a skip hoist construction project.
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Historic tavern The Lodge off 66 has new owners

One of Logan County’s oldest existing watering holes is getting new owners. The bar formerly known as Sugar Creek Lodge and before that Tom’s Lodge, 2265 900th Ave., Hartsburg, on Route 121 has been purchased by Kristi Powell and Randy Jones, both of Lincoln. Powell and Jones purchased...
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VanPelt named to Southeast’s Spring Dean’s List

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI — Kaitlyn Van Pelt, Lewistown, has been named to the Southeast Missouri State University Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2022 semester. Students named to the list earned at least a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, completed at least 12 hours...

Memory of fallen sheriff’s deputy lives on through fundraiser

CANTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - On June 25th 2019, Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum was killed in the line of duty. Saturday, the community came together to prove his memory remains alive. Residents united with the Chisum family for ‘Light the Night Blue’ at Lakeland Park in...

SRC and U of I System hosts Transfer Symposium

CANTON — Spoon River College and the University of Illinois System hosted the third Illinois Transfer Symposium for community college academic advisors, K-12 guidance counselors and others May, 6 at the Canton Campus. "The goal was to come together to talk about issues and solutions to help students of...

OSHA cites 2 contractors in connection with 2021 death at Caterpillar foundry in Mapleton

PEORIA — The federal agency responsible for workplace safety cited two contractors in connection with death of a man at Caterpillar's Mapleton foundry last December.  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration faulted Illinois Crane Inc. and Schaefer Electric, both of Peoria, for safety violations after the death of Scott Adams, of East Peoria, on Dec. 23, 2021. ...

Black Sheep Flower Farm: Flowers, glamping, and community sanctuary all in one

Black Sheep Flower Farm, located in Lewistown about 40 miles from Peoria, is much more than your average flower farm in a rural small town. Established in 2018, owners Ben Moren and Dennis Monn have transformed the space into a beautiful, naturalistic escape for flower lovers, glamping enthusiasts, and anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Local veterans organization raises awareness of Agent Orange

NORTH PEKIN (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Veterans and their families gathered Saturday to raise awareness of Agent Orange and help the veterans who are affected. North Pekin AMVETS hosted a breakfast and silent auction Saturday morning to raise funds for treatment. Agent Orange was a mixture of herbicides used...
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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...
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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...
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Earl “Henry’’ Coryell, 76, of Pekin, Ill., formerly of Lebanon, died Monday, June 20, 2022, in Peoria, Ill. He was born June 9, 1946, in Lebanon, Mo. to Virgil and Grace McDaniel Coryell. On Jan. 14, 1967, he married Edna Yates and on June 27, 2009, he...

Canton girls participate in Illini Girl’s State. Here’s who!

CANTON — June 19, three Canton girls, Kayleigh White, sponsored by Oaks Hines Funeral Home; Roxann Richardson, sponsored by the Canton American Legion Auxiliary, and Emma Barrera, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, left for the campus of Eastern Illinois University to participate in the Illini Girl’s State. The program is sponsored by the Illinois American Legion Auxiliary. Illini Girl’s State is focused on learning about how local and state government operates.

Local event helps people with disabilities learn, enjoy the outdoors

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Kick it up with Camp Big Sky next weekend to help people of any age with any disability and their family members, friends, and caregivers that provide opportunities to access, and discover, learn and enjoy the outdoors. Kickin’ It Up with Camp Big Sky Date: Friday, July 8, 2022     […]

Around the Tri States: Judge killed when bicycle hit by truck; bids over budget for WIU performing arts center; West Burlington pool shooting suspect in custody

A current 8th District circuit court judge and former Schuyler County state’s attorney died after being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle. Illinois State Police said Ramon Escapa, 42, of Rushville was hit from behind while bicycling near Frederick on June 19. He was pronounced dead at the scene.