12-year old killed in homicide was PPS student

PEORIA (HOI) -- A 12-year-old boy killed last Wednesday in his own home was a Peoria Public Schools student. Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the boy as Deshawnteris Edwards of Peoria Monday afternoon. "A 12-year-old from Trewyn has been shot," Harwood said. "It's heartbreaking. It really is heartbreaking. I can't imagine...
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Farmington, ILCanton Daily Ledger

Farmington man discovers interesting item on eBay

FARMINGTON—eBay Inc., is a multinational e-commerce corporation where one may buy or sell just about anything. David Giagnoni, Farmington, said recently he purchased a dollar bill on eBay but, as he explained it’s not just an ordinary bill, “The serial number on the bill, which is real, is the zip code for Farmington, 61531.”
Peoria, ILPeoria Journal Star

Appeal on weapons charge won by Peoria man, but murder conviction remains

PEORIA — A Peoria man's 14-year sentence on a weapons charge has been dropped after a ruling by appellate judges. But he'll still likely remain in prison for decades. That's because the three-judge panel sitting in Ottawa left intact Darrin C. Hardimon's murder conviction and the 80-year prison term that accompanies it.
Peoria, ILCentral Illinois Proud

Juvenile victim of Wednesday morning homicide in Peoria identified

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The name of a 12-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday morning has been released. Deshawnteris Edwards, 12, was pronounced dead at OSF St. Francis Medical Center at 5:44 a.m. after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. Wednesday, July 21, just after 5 a.m., the Peoria...

Authorities release name of Peoria boy shot to death last week

PEORIA (WEEK) - Authorities are releasing the name of a 12-year old boy fatally shot last Wednesday and are declaring his death a homicide. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Monday the victim was Deshawnteris Edwards, who lived in the 3000 block of West Seibold Street where the shooting took place early that morning.
Peoria, IL1470 WMBD

Peoria man sentenced to federal prison for gun theft

PEORIA, Ill. — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 5 1/2-years in federal prison for stealing nearly 100 guns, including one that that was used in a mass shooting last summer. The guns were stolen from a pair of gun stores in Galesburg and Monmouth two years ago. Keith...
Peoria, IL1470 WMBD

Non-profit announces plans to renovate Peoria’s Madison Theater

PEORIA, Ill. — An effort to restore the historic Madison Theater in downtown Peoria is taking shape. Plans to reopen the theater, built in 1920, would be part of a larger project that would relocate the Two25 restaurant, which closed earlier this year, from the Mark Twain Hotel to the Madison Theater Building.
Peoria, ILCentral Illinois Proud

Peoria Public School parents share mixed feelings on mask requirement

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – In August, Peoria Public School students and staff will return to the classroom, and they will do so while wearing masks. But, parents are sharing mixed reactions to the decision. **Both parents for this story were interviewed prior to the CDC confirming changes to its recommendations...
Henry County, ILStar Courier

Henry County Court: Preliminary hearings for the week of July 26

Lavell Coleman, 30, of Peoria, appeared on Class X felony delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine, and Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of meth. Following testimony from Black Hawk Area Task Force Inspector Shawn Lay, probable cause was found. Coleman remains jailed on $150,000 bond.

Always A Brave On To TBT Third Round

PEORIA, IL – Always A Brave is still dancing in The Basketball Tournament after pulling away for a 70-50 win in the second round of the TBT Illinois Regional against No. 15 seed Jackson TN Underdawgs in front of a revved up home crowd Monday night at Carver Arena. The...