Peoria city council discusses 2019 budget

Peoria city council discusses 2019 budget

PEORIA, Ill. (HO) -- "You can't put a skeleton on a diet. We have to find revenue to pay our bills." Those are the words of one Peoria city council member referring to the city's ongoing budget crisis. Another added that there are no easy answers to fix

Mike Miletich
Peoria residents now able to pay Stormwater Utility online

Peoria residents now able to pay Stormwater Utility online

Tuesday the City of Peoria announced a new way to pay your stormwater utility bill.

Molly Jirasek
Arrest made in 21-year-old man's shooting death

Arrest made in 21-year-old man's shooting death

22-year-old Jamal J. Younger was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Jordan Allison. The shooting happened Sunday, Sept. 2, at around 2:45 A.M. in the 2300 block of North Peoria, near Archer. Police responded to the shooti

Molly Jirasek
Bob Seger to play Peoria next January

Bob Seger to play Peoria next January

Rock legend Bob Seger will stop in Peoria for his Farewell Tour. Peoria Civic Center General Manager Rik Edgar made the announcement Tuesday on 1470's Greg and Dan Show. The rocker will play Peoria on January 22, 2019. Tickets go on sale on September 28.

Tim Shelley
Bergner's returns as an online storefront

Bergner's returns as an online storefront

Bergner's is back - but only digitally, so far. The store's website was updated over the weekend with a message from parent company Bon-Ton's new president, Jordan Voloshin of CSC Generation. Voloshin said his company was "inspired by the opportunity to r

Tim Shelley
Woman hit by vehicle in Peoria

Woman hit by vehicle in Peoria

Monday night Peoria Police were called to the scene of an incident near the intersection of Linn Street and Arcadia Avenue.

Molly Jirasek
Illinois Army National Guard sending help to North Carolina

Illinois Army National Guard sending help to North Carolina

Ten Illinois Army National Guard soldiers and two helicopters are heading from Peoria and Kankakee to help states hit by Hurricane Florence. Gov. Bruce Rauner deployed the crews to North Carolina from Peoria's 238th Aviation Battalion and Kankakee's 1st B

Tim Shelley
Peoria apartments sustain damage in early Thursday fire

Peoria apartments sustain damage in early Thursday fire

Four apartments sustained smoke damage in an early morning blaze on N. North Street. The Peoria Fire Department arrived to 1314 N. North around 5:30 a.m. to find light smoke showing from a two-story apartment house. Crews found a fire in a lower apartment

Tim Shelley
John "Cougar" Mellencamp playing in Peoria

John "Cougar" Mellencamp playing in Peoria

John Mellencamp is playing at the Peoria Civic Center next year. The rock legend will begin his tour in his native Indiana next February before embarking on a journey across the United States. Mellencamp is slated to play Peoria on February 15, 2019. Tick

Tim Shelley
Central Peoria apartments damaged in fire

Central Peoria apartments damaged in fire

A Central Peoria apartment complex sustained about $80,000 in damages after a fire Wednesday afternoon. The fire department responded to 2805 W. Larchmont around 3 p.m. to find thick, black smoke pouring from the sliding door of a second-story apartment.

Tim Shelley
UPDATE: Man killed in accident on Route 24 near Bartonville identified

UPDATE: Man killed in accident on Route 24 near Bartonville identified

A man presumed to be in his late 30s died Tuesday night after he was struck by a car on U.S. Route 24 near Bartonville. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said the man was walking north on Route 24 near the intersection with Mendenhall Road when he was s

Mike Miletich
Peoria Sam's Club reopen after fire

Peoria Sam's Club reopen after fire

The Peoria Sam's Club is now reopen, two days after a fire caused more than a million dollars in damages. A Sam's Club spokeswoman said the store reopened Wednesday morning and is back in business. An oven caught fire Monday afternoon, causing smoke damag

Tim Shelley
Ardis weighs in on downtown hotel auction flop

Ardis weighs in on downtown hotel auction flop

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is weighing in after the auction for two downtown hotels failed to garner any bids in a Tuesday auction. "It's just going to be a long-term time for us to recover," said Ardis. "The seven million dollars isn't calculated in the budg

Tim Shelley
Peoria council rejects funding study on pension costs

Peoria council rejects funding study on pension costs

Raise taxes or cut services -- that's the choice Peoria’s city manager is giving council members. The city's growing budget deficit is compounded by its public safety pension obligation. City Manager Patrick Urich told council members Tuesday night

Tim Shelley
Delta cutting flights to Detroit at PIA

Delta cutting flights to Detroit at PIA

Peoria International Airport is losing nonstop service to Detroit this fall. Delta Air Lines will end its two weekday roundtrip flights to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on November 27. The airline will continue flights to Atlanta and Minneapolis. “We

Tim Shelley
Robbery reported near Bradley campus

Robbery reported near Bradley campus

The Bradley University Police Department is issuing a safety alert after a robbery near campus early Wednesday morning. Police responded to the 1600 block of W. Main, near the intersection with N. Parkside Dr., around 3:40 a.m. on a robbery report. A man

Tim Shelley
Peoria likely to lose out on millions in Pere Marquette hearing Friday

Peoria likely to lose out on millions in Pere Marquette hearing Friday

The city of Peoria is likely out more then $7 million after no bids came in on the Pere Marquette and adjoining Marriott hotels. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich said a federal judge will likely certify union pension fund INDURE Build-to-Core as the hote

Tim Shelley
Durbin endorses local county clerk, sheriff candidates

Durbin endorses local county clerk, sheriff candidates

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was campaigning in central Illinois for Democratic candidates in local races. He stopped in McLean County Monday to endorse Nikita Richards for County Clerk, then traveled to Peoria to endorse Brian Fengel for Peoria County sheriff.

Tim Shelley
Peoria Heights man's death under investigation as a homicide

Peoria Heights man's death under investigation as a homicide

A Peoria Heights man found dead Sunday in Peoria likely died of internal bleeding. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 62-year-old William K. Edwards was pronounced dead just before 12:30 a.m. Monday. Edwards' body was found inside a detached garage

Tim Shelley
Emotional surprise for local kindergarten teacher

Emotional surprise for local kindergarten teacher

Teachers often impact students more than words can explain. That's exactly what one local mom has to say about the kindergarten teacher who has taught two of her children. 

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:24 am CDT