Peoria, ILPeoria Journal Star

Owner of Northwoods Mall in Peoria files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Washington Prime Group, the Columbus, Ohio-based owner of Northwoods Mall in Peoria and 102 other shopping centers, has filed for bankruptcy. Washington Prime filed Chapter 11 late Sunday, after struggling for more than a year with a pandemic that crushed mall revenue and traffic. "The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant...
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Galesburg, ILGalesburg Register-Mail

Police: Galesburg man stabs self accidentally after robbery

GALESBURG — A Galesburg man was life-flighted to Peoria with serious injuries after accidentally stabbing himself following a robbery early Sunday, according to a police report. Officers responded to the 300 block of Locust Street at 12:34 a.m. following a call of a self-inflicted stab. Upon arrival the victim, a...
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Creve Coeur, IL1470 WMBD

Police investigate shots fired at Club Cabaret

CREVE COEUR, Ill. — A shooting outside Club Cabaret left two people injured early Sunday morning, though their injuries were described as non-life-threatening. At approximately 1:22 a.m., Creve Coeur Police were called to the 1000 block of N. Main Street, after a complaint of overflow parking onto adjacent properties. Officers...
Fulton County, ILCanton Daily Ledger

Lemonade on a warm, spring day

CANTON—Sisters Sophee,7 and Sohnja, 9, Kelson are pictured with Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies. The sisters sat up a lemonade stand, raising $153 after only four hours according to their mom, Vanessa.
Creve Coeur,

Two injured after Sunday morning shooting outside Club Cabaret

CREVE COEUR (HOI) — Two people are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting outside Club Cabaret early Sunday morning. At around 1:22 a.m., Creve Coeur Police responded to the club, at 1047 North Main Street, after a complaint of overflow parking onto adjacent properties. Officers heard multiple...

Peoria High School reports 99% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Peoria High School rose to 99 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a Illinois Business Daily analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 80 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent of...

Two South Peoria garages destroyed by fire

PEORIA, Ill. (HOI) -- In a span of four hours, two South Peoria garages go up in flames. Both broke out in the 2100 block of West Antionette, with one breaking out around 11 PM Sunday night, and the other happening around 3 AM Monday. A nearby home was not...
Peoria, IL1470 WMBD

Update: Two garages destroyed by fire overnight

PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria Firefighters responded to a pair of garage fires Sunday night and early Monday morning. Around 11 p.m. Sunday, crews found a garage on W. Antionette Street, near S. Madison Park Terrace, fully engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. Fire Battalion...
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4 Movies that were filmed in Peoria

Peoria is the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, and the largest city on the Illinois River. This city was established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria was later labeled by the Peoria Historical Society to be the oldest European settlement in Illinois. It was originally known as “Fort Clark.”

Henry and Stark County Health Department Announces 70th COVID-19 Death

A man in his 60s became the 70th Henry County resident to die from COVID-19 on Friday. The Henry and Stark County Health Department made the announcement of the man’s death on the same day that the state of Illinois moved fully into phase 5 and the full re-opening of the state of Illinois. On Friday, restrictions on public gatherings, on the number of people who could be in bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses were fully lifted by order of Governor J.B Pritzker. The movie to phase 5 followed the continuing downward trend of COVID-19 infection numbers which has dropped to around 2% of all COVID-19 tests conducted in the state over the last week.
Peoria, IL1470 WMBD

PPD placards educate public about personal fireworks

PEORIA, Ill. — What’s legal and what’s illegal?. Peoria Police are canvassing the city again this year, posting red placards in its neighborhoods to help educate citizens about personal fireworks. “Individuals found in violation of the City of Peoria Fireworks Ordinance are subject to a $250 fine,” according to Public...
Knox County, ILGalesburg Register-Mail

Health officials expand rural vaccine access in Knox County

GALESBURG — After weeks of operating out of the former Bergner’s-turned-Knox County Vaccine Center, the Knox County Health Department is making its way out of Galesburg. This month, the health department is moving into smaller communities in the county for clinics that will serve smaller towns like Wataga, Maquon and Oneida.

Geneseo band director Steve Scherer to retire

Steve Scherer has remained “a band kid” through his entire life, right up to his retirement at the end of the recent school year as band director at Geneseo High School. He was raised on a farm in Metamora and said he was taught many good values from that upbringing.
Knox County, ILGalesburg Register-Mail

Knox County Health Department resumes in-person services

GALESBURG — After over a year of reduced services outside of the emergent needs of COVID-19, the Knox County Health Department is re-establishing all in-person services at the Health Department and Community Health Center. This comes after “steady improvement in metrics,” the Health Department said in a press release announcing...