Havana teenager battling cancer surprises everyone at homecoming

Havana teenager battling cancer surprises everyone at homecoming

One high school freshman spent the past couple months thinking she would not be able to dance the night away at homecoming with her friends because of her condition, but defied the odds and is giving Cinderella a run for her money.

Stephanie Rodriguez
BREAKING - Homicide investigation launched after body found in Peoria

BREAKING - Homicide investigation launched after body found in Peoria

A man's death is being investigated as a possible homicide after the cause of death was found to be 'suspicious trauma.' Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood reports the man's body was discovered in a home on the 200 block of NE Rock Island in Peoria, arou

Mason Dowling
KROGER CLOSURES: Local woman takes four-hour bus ride to get food

KROGER CLOSURES: Local woman takes four-hour bus ride to get food

Imagine spending a day on the bus just to get groceries. One Peoria woman, without her own transportation, said that is her new normal. Earlier this year, two Kroger stores closed on Harmon Highway and Wisconsin Avenue leading many to complain it turned t

Monica Murphy
Oktoberfest 2018 kicks off on Riverfront

Oktoberfest 2018 kicks off on Riverfront

It might still be September, but it is already time for Oktoberfest in the Heart of Illinois.

Stephanie Rodriguez
Local neighborhoods raises money for school safety fund

Local neighborhoods raises money for school safety fund

Dunlap High School's homecoming game was Friday, but the night was not all about football.

Stephanie Rodriguez

Sex Trafficking Numbers Continue To Rise

MGN 36,000 cases of human sex trafficking have been reported across the U.S. According to the Center for Prevention of Abuse, 80 percent of human trafficking in the state of Illinois happens right here in our area. The Peoria Fire Chief, Tony Ardis, said

World Alzheimer's Day: Focusing on your health, too

World Alzheimer's Day: Focusing on your health, too

Alzheimer's is a disease which torments some of our worst fears, especially knowing there's no treatment or cure. "You don't want to see a loved one suffer," said Olivier Kha, Care Navigator for the Peoria Alzheimer's Association. "We know that one day, w

Mason Dowling
Local National Guard Aids in Hurricane Relief

Local National Guard Aids in Hurricane Relief

A group of National Guard Soldiers returned to Peoria last night after serving in North Carolina for the last week. Governor Bruce Rauner sent two units from Illinois to aid in Hurricane relief. Five soldiers from Peoria flew on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter

One of 3 victims of I-39 crash ID'ed

One of 3 victims of I-39 crash ID'ed

The McLean County Coroner has identified one of three people killed in a crash on Interstate 39 near Hudson on Wednesday. Coroner Kathy Davis said Guy Favorite IV, 43, of St. Charles, Mo. was identified scientifically. The coroner's office is still workin

Tim Shelley
Addison Russell on leave from Cubs after ex-wife's abuse allegations published

Addison Russell on leave from Cubs after ex-wife's abuse allegations published

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after his ex-wife published abuse allegations in a lengthy blog post. The allegations against Russell first became public in 2017. MLB said the blog post wi

Tim Shelley
Illinois ranks 4th in fatal house fires study

Illinois ranks 4th in fatal house fires study

A new study of fatal house fires so far this year shows Illinois among the deadliest states. Using data from the U.S. Fire Administration, ASecureLife said Illinois is fourth on a list for most fatal house fires per capita. Only Texas, New York and Pennsy

Tim Shelley
Mastiff Shot by Police in Creve Coeur Recovering from Injuries

Mastiff Shot by Police in Creve Coeur Recovering from Injuries

Yesterday morning in Creve Couer a family's dog was shot by police. A neighbor saw two dogs off of their property and called police and animal control. Before animal control arrived, the police officer that was on scene was confronted by the larger of the

Bobby Oler
Arson believed to have started Peoria house fire

Arson believed to have started Peoria house fire

PEORIA, Ill. (HOI) -- Peoria firefighters believe a late night house fire in Peoria was intentionally set.

Boil order issued after small water main break in Peoria

Boil order issued after small water main break in Peoria

PEORIA, Ill. (HOI) -- About 50 Illinois American Water customers are under a boil order until further notice, after a water main break.

Thousands of butterflies land in Toulon woman's yard

Thousands of butterflies land in Toulon woman's yard

A corn and soybean farmer from Toulon got the surprise of a lifetime when her backyard was filled with much more than just some colorful changing leaves.

Mike Miletich
Police, community meeting in West Peoria

Police, community meeting in West Peoria

While some citizens who attended a town hall meeting said they understand police have a job to do, they wanted to be better kept in the loop. "Letting us see that you are human and that you do want to help us," said one citizen, Kimberly McGhee. We asked

Monica Murphy
City Budget Woes - Possible Potential Public Safety Cuts

City Budget Woes - Possible Potential Public Safety Cuts

Peoria's $6 million budget deficit has left City Council scrambling to find ways to reverse the slide. For years the city has tried to stay away from public safety... now they may not have a choice.

Kaitlin Pearson
McLean Co. VA clinic to ease access to veteran benefits

McLean Co. VA clinic to ease access to veteran benefits

The now-vacant Employment Security office off Hamilton Street in Bloomington will serve a new purpose: the site of the McLean County VA Health Clinic. That clinic means new opportunities, and less burden on the only other VA clinic in the Heart of Illinoi

Mason Dowling
Illinois State announces 'McLean County Scholarship' at State of University address

Illinois State announces 'McLean County Scholarship' at State of University address

McLean County students who hope to be future RedBirds have a new scholarship to apply for.

Bobby Oler
Illinois non-profit hospitals to stay off the property tax rolls

Illinois non-profit hospitals to stay off the property tax rolls

Illinois non-profit hospitals won a big victory Thursday when the state Supreme Court agreed with a lower court's decision exempting them from paying property taxes. In a unanimous decision, the court upheld a section of the state's property tax code exem

Tim Shelley