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Police hunt for suspect in deadly Tuesday shooting

PEORIA, Ill. — A shooting reported Tuesday afternoon is confirmed to have been deadly and police are asking the public’s help in finding the suspect. Peoria Police say officers got a shots-fired call in a central Peoria residential neighborhood near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.
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Peoria Police looking for suspect in McClure Avenue Homicide

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead and police are looking for a suspect after a shooting near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street Tuesday. According to a Peoria police press release, officers responded to a victim with a gunshot wound at approximately 4:11 p.m. Officers immediately started life-saving measures that were taken over by AMT and the Peoria Fire department when they arrived on the scene.
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Broadway Lounge closing in August

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — After eight years, Broadway Lounge in Peoria is entering its final act. Andrew Driscoll, who has performed on Broadway in New York City, owns the business and the property itself, located at 316 SW Washington in downtown Peoria. In true Broadway form, he said he...
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Pekin Mayor concedes Illinois House race

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Mayor of Pekin Mark Luft conceded to challenger Travis Weaver following a competitive race for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. Luft released a statement announcing his concession on Facebook. “It’s been an honor to serve as your state representative,” Luft said....
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Outgoing Peoria Sheriff’s hand picked successor takes Republican primary

PEORIA, Ill. — Outgoing Sheriff Brian Asbell’s hand-picked successor had little trouble fending off a challenge from a fellow Peoria County officer to become the Republican nominee for Sheriff. By the time all votes had been cast and counted Tuesday night, Sheriff’s Captain Chris Watkins held a lead...
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Voters choose to abolish City's Civil Service Commission

Voters had their say in whether to keep or abolish the civil service commission for the City of Lincoln. With 13 precincts choosing whether or not to abolish the commission the voters decided to abolish the commission with 1,064 voting yes representing 60.66% versus 690 voting no representing 39.34%. City of Lincoln Street Superintendent...
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Man dies from swimming accident

A 43 year-old man is dead after a he went missing while swimming just south of the 700 block of 1550th St., in rural Lincoln. Fifth Street heading west from Lincoln turns into 1550th St. Logan County Sheriff's Office was called at 1:35 p.m Sunday in regards to a missing...
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7 Tazewell County Board incumbents win Republican nom to defend their seats

Tuesday's Republican primary saw eight candidates running for seven available nominations to represent District 3 on the Tazewell County Board. Billy Brandenberg of Mackinaw was the only candidate in the field not currently serving on the board. At the end of the evening, the newest board member, Sierra Smith of Washington, edged out Brandenberg for the seventh nomination by just 55 votes —1,689 to 1,684. Smith was appointed to the board last month to fill a vacant District 3 seat.
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Multi-vehicle crash in Peoria sends 2 to hospital Monday

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Two people were taken to a Peoria hospital after a multi-vehicle crash near Monroe and Wayne Streets Monday. According to police on the scene, two cars crashed and hit a third parked car. The exact condition of the two people is unknown at this time.
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Tazewell County polls report steady traffic

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Folepi Building in East Peoria on Tuesday was abuzz with voters eager to cast their primary election ballots. In Illinois primary elections, voters choose a party ballot upon arrival, then select their candidates. They are not required to pre-register parties. “You know what...
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Ameren Illinois looking to help local veterans

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A utility company is helping those who protected and served our country. Ameren Illinois held a veterans outreach event at Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois in Peoria today. This program allowed veterans to come in and learn about programs to reduce their energy bills. Ameren...
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Two contractors cited in case of Caterpillar electrician’s death

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Federal workplace safety inspectors have determined that two contractors are responsible for exposing workers to fall hazards, such as the fall that killed Scott W. Adams at the Mapleton foundry last December. OSHA conducted an investigation into Adams’ death, and in doing so, learned that...
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