Holiday hoops, champion wrestlers and more: Vote for Journal Star athlete of the week
After plenty of solid winter sports performers over the last week, here are the Journal Star high school athlete of the week nominees for Nov. 20-25. Head to pjstar.com/sports to vote. The poll closes at noon Friday. Information about the nominees is below. If you have a nominee for the...
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Cass; Champaign; De Witt; Fulton; Knox; Logan; Macon; Marshall; Mason; McLean; Menard; Morgan; Peoria; Piatt; Sangamon; Schuyler; Scott; Stark; Tazewell; Vermilion; Woodford.
Candidate filing begins Monday
PEORIA (25News Now) -As the election cycle begins, election candidates will line up at their county clerk’s office to file their paperwork to run for office. The filing period will be from November 27 - December 4. Candidates will provide their statement of candidacy, proof of filing for a statement of economic interest, and their petition signatures.
Central Illinois' first snow of the season to continue through afternoon
Central Illinois residents who woke up to a winter wonderland on Sunday morning should use caution if they hit the road, the National Weather Service at Lincoln said. Light snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches could result in slippery conditions, particularly on less-traveled roads, bridges and overpasses, it said.
Weekly Safety Report: DUI, Homicide, Crash, Officer Injury, Shots Fired, and Shooting Suspect in Peoria County, Illinois
This week in Peoria County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include a Mapleton man facing up to 30 years in prison for repeated DUI offenses, the 24th homicide of the year reported by Peoria Police, a car crashing into a semi with the driver being extricated, a Peoria Police officer injured during a weapons incident, shots fired in a residential area, and the search for a shooting suspect in South Peoria.
State urges full protection for respiratory viruses as Peoria-area COVID hospitalizations rise
(25News Now) - Hospitalizations for illnesses linked to COVID-19 are on the rise in 20 Illinois counties, including Peoria and Tazewell, prompting state public health officials to remind the public to get fully protected from respiratory viruses. Peoria, Tazewell, Fulton, Marshall and Mason counties are listed at a medium level...
Peoria County kicks off annual String Light Recycling Program
PEORIA (25News Now) - Peoria County just kicked off its annual Holiday Lights Recycling Program where you can get rid of old, broken or unwanted strings of lights in an environmentally friendly way. Peoria County has been offering this program since 2012. Last year, the program collected and recycled a...
COVID hospitalizations up in the area, says IDPH
CHICAGO, Ill. – State officials are sounding a cautionary alarm as they claim a few counties in Illinois, including in this area, are seeing an uptick of COVID-19 and respiratory virus cases. The CDC says Peoria and Tazewell Counties are among 20 counties statewide that are at a “medium”...
Mapleton man faces up to 30 years in prison for alleged repeated DUI
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Mapleton man faces up to 30 years in prison for allegedly driving while intoxicated after having multiple DUI convictions. Rodney S. Bowman, 57, is accused of being under the influence of alcohol in the 7000 block of West Wheeler Road on June 17. The indictment, returned Tuesday afternoon by a Peoria County grand jury, also states he has five prior DUI convictions.
Peoria County Residents Encouraged to Recycle Holiday Lights in Annual Program
Peoria County has started its yearly Holiday Lights Recycling Program, urging locals to recycle old or broken holiday lights. The program, partnered with the Forest Park Nature Center and local libraries, aims to facilitate recycling. Last year, the initiative managed to recycle 1,179 pounds of string lights, thus reducing landfill waste. The program started in 2012 with County employees and opened to the public in 2014.
Company withdraws proposed pipeline running through Tazewell County but plans to refile
Wolf Carbon Solutions U.S. announced Monday that the company has moved to withdraw its current certificate application with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Wolf intends to update and refile its application in early 2024. The application requests a certificate of authority for the development and operation of the Mt. Simon Hub, a 260-mile carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline system that would transport CO2 emitted from industrial facilities for permanent storage.
ADM-linked CO2 pipeline pulls application, refiling expected next year
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — After filing a permit application in June of this year, Wolf Carbon Solutions has withdrawn its application to build a CO2 sequestration project with plans to reapply next year. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has been considering whether to allow the company to build a...
Grand jury charges man with February homicide
PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria County grand jury has charged a man recently arrested with a February homicide. The grand jury Tuesday indicted Donte Agnew, 21, with First Degree Murder. Agnew was arrested in Indiana November 9th – he was one of two people allegedly involved in the February...
Peoria County Board - County Health Committee met Oct. 24
Here is the agenda provided by the committee:1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Minutes* September 26, 2023 3. Informational Items / Reports / Other Minutes / Updates* Board of Health* Care and Treatment Board* EMA*...
Peoria County Coroner releases name of city's latest homicide victim
Peoria County Coroner releases name of city's latest homicide victim.
Peoria County Coroner identifies victims of fatal crash on Route 150 in Kickapoo Township
The Peoria County Coroner's Office announced the names of two victims from a fatal car crash on Route 150 Friday night. A Facebook post from the coroner's office identified the victims of the crash as Pamela Spencer, 76, Edelstein, Ill., and Chester Lien, 67, Macomb, Ill. Peoria, Ill.:Two schools briefly...
Survival Flight added as EMS provider for OSF Saint Anthony’s, OSF Medical Group
Survival Flight provides emergent and non-emergent patient transportation via ground and air transport. Survival Flight is now providing emergent and non-emergent patient medical ground and air transportation to and from OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center for Riverbend region residents. “Adding Survival Flight to our roster of EMS service providers...