UPDATE: Peoria police chief postpones FOP awards ceremony for officers involved in Russell shooting

UPDATE: Peoria police chief postpones FOP awards ceremony for officers involved in Russell shooting

The six police officers involved in the Eddie Russell, Jr. shooting in 2017 have received the Peoria Police Department's Police Valor Award. Sgt. Matthew Lane, and officers Christopher Heaton, Sean Johnston, Ian McDowell, Jason Leigh and Tyler Hodges were

Tim Shelley
Bon-Ton bankruptcy will lead to more than 3,500 job losses in Illinois

Bon-Ton bankruptcy will lead to more than 3,500 job losses in Illinois

The bankruptcy and liquidation of Bergner's parent company Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. will lead to more than 3,500 layoffs in the state of Illinois. The company filed WARN layoff notices for multiple stores with the state of Illinois' Department of Commerce and

Tim Shelley
Travis Reinking breaks silence, says he plans to represent himself

Travis Reinking breaks silence, says he plans to represent himself

The man accused of shooting up a Nashville Waffle House, and killing four people last month has remained stone faced throughout his case. He recently broke that silence when he called a Nashville reporter from jail. Travis Reinking called a reporter from

Tim Shelley
UPDATE: Missing Peoria woman found

UPDATE: Missing Peoria woman found

Peoria police need your help to find a missing and endangered 71-year-old woman. Judith Burton is a white woman, 5' tall, very petite, with blue eyes and short red hair. She was last seen today around 9 a.m. in the area of N. Twelve Oaks in Peoria. She wa

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Driver cited after animal part spillage causes delays on I-74 Wednesday

Driver cited after animal part spillage causes delays on I-74 Wednesday

Hog carcasses and by-products spilled onto the Murray Baker Bridge were responsible for a major traffic backup Wednesday night. Around 5 p.m., a truck tractor pulling a semi-trailer filled with hog carcasses spilled in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 74

Tim Shelley
Bergner's locations in Pekin, Bloomington will soon be up for bids in auction

Bergner's locations in Pekin, Bloomington will soon be up for bids in auction

A New York-based real estate company will auction off the soon-to-be-closed Bergner's locations in Pekin and Bloomington. Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. owns the buildings which currently house the 82,100 square foot Bergner's outlet at East Court Village in Pekin

Tim Shelley
Jamie Schick learns more about the helicopter which saved her life

Jamie Schick learns more about the helicopter which saved her life

This video was captured December 27, a cold morning when first responders were sent to a head-on collision in Deer Creek. And inside this "life-flight helicopter" was a Morton woman fighting for her life. Today, Jamie Schick and her parents got the chance

Old street car tracks found under Knoxville during construction project

Old street car tracks found under Knoxville during construction project

An ongoing construction project on Knoxville Ave. has exposed a little bit of Peoria history. The Peoria Public Library was invited to go along with Illinois Department of Transportation crews to look at old street car tracks found under the road during r

Tim Shelley
Peoria Heights police warn of ongoing phone scam

Peoria Heights police warn of ongoing phone scam

If you get a call from the Peoria Heights Police Department telling you to pay a fine, ignore it. The police department is warning the public of a phone scam currently ongoing. The caller identifies himself as a detective from the Peoria Heights Police De

Tim Shelley
UPDATE: Akeson blasts IDOT over Knoxville design in tweet

UPDATE: Akeson blasts IDOT over Knoxville design in tweet

A Peoria at-large city councilwoman is taking her frustrations with the Illinois Department of Transportation to Twitter. Over the weekend, Beth Akeson tweeted this: undefined undefined In Peoria .@IDOTDistrict4 woks AGAINST people oriented streets-their

Tim Shelley
Peoria Zoo's giraffe Finely moves to Chicago

Peoria Zoo's giraffe Finely moves to Chicago

The Peoria Zoo's juvenile male giraffe, Finely, is moving to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Finely will be paired with an adult female to provide non-breeding companionship for her, the Peoria Zoo said in a press release. Finely left Peoria on Friday, M

Tim Shelley
Peoria Riverfront planning meeting set for tonight

Peoria Riverfront planning meeting set for tonight

Want a say in the Peoria riverfront's future development? Here's your chance. The city of Peoria will hold a kickoff public meeting on Tuesday, May 15 on the Riverfront Master Plan, the planning study for the downtown riverfront area running from the Bob

Tim Shelley
The Roomplace now open at Northwoods Mall in Peoria

The Roomplace now open at Northwoods Mall in Peoria

A new tenant at Northwoods Mall is officially open for business. The Roomplace held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. It's the first store in the Peoria area. And with a grand opening, they'll of course need employees. The Roomplace is hiring for be

Tim Shelley
Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes to play in Peoria

Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes to play in Peoria

A major league pitcher is back in Peoria to pitch with his old minor league team. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes will start his rehabilitation with the Peoria Chiefs starting during Monday's game versus the Clinton LumberKings. Reyes missed the la

Tim Shelley
UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in fatal accident identified

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in fatal accident identified

A man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle on Friday night just north of Peoria's downtown. Police, firefighters and Advanced Medical Transport responded to the 600 block of NE Adams just after 9 p.m. The middle-aged African-American man was taken to

Tim Shelley
Peoria Heights police situation "clear and safe"

Peoria Heights police situation "clear and safe"

Police had their guns drawn at a Peoria Heights home Friday evening. When our crews arrived on Best St., police were pointing their weapons at a house, but packed up and left shortly after our arrival. undefined Police on scene directed our questions to P

Molly Jirasek
Race for the Cure to bring thousands to Peoria Saturday morning

Race for the Cure to bring thousands to Peoria Saturday morning

Expect to see a sea of pink shirts around the Metro Centre Saturday as thousands of women race to fight against breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the walk starting at 8:05 a.m. The event will wrap up ar

Tim Shelley
Peoria man accused of assault, rape at Northern Illinois University: report

Peoria man accused of assault, rape at Northern Illinois University: report

A Peoria man is charged with raping a fellow student at Northern Illinois University after she sent him a social media message saying she was lonely. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle reports the freshman female student was working on an art project for finals i

Tim Shelley
Several Central Illinois high schools rank among state's best: report

Several Central Illinois high schools rank among state's best: report

Several Central Illinois high schools made the grade for the top 100 in the state. U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools 2018 list included several area schools. Richwoods High School in Peoria ranked 50th, with an 81 percent graduation rate. Tre

Tim Shelley
Peoria police opening substation inside Northwoods Mall

Peoria police opening substation inside Northwoods Mall

The Peoria Police Department is opening a substation inside Northwoods Mall. Police said the office space is located near Sears on the upper level of the mall. Northwoods is providing the space to the police department free of charge as a community servic

Tim Shelley