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  1. Delavan man charged with stealing, burglarizing vehicles in Morton and MinierRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    An 18-year-old Delavan man accused of stealing and breaking into several vehicles during an early-morning crime spree in Morton and Minier has been indicted by a Tazewell County grand jury. Logan W. Darling, of 207 W. Fifth St., was charged March 16 with residential burglary, three counts of burglary, two counts of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of another's credit card.

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  2. Federal agents raid Caterpillar offices as part of tax strategy investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Federal officials seized documents and electronic records from three Caterpillar Inc. facilities, including the global headquarters Downtown, on Thursday morning as an apparent part of a criminal investigation into the company's tax strategy. Investigators from an alphabet soup of federal agencies lined up outside the main administration building, a data center in East Peoria and the logistics center in Morton.  The investigation appears to stem from revelations about the company's tax strategy as outlined in a 2009 federal wrongful termination lawsuit brought by Daniel Schlicksup.

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  3. Like winter, pothole season's been mild Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Like the winter that brought it, pothole season in Tazewell County's larger communities started early and appears in a hurry to end. Washington has already poured about six tons of asphalt-based cold patch into gouges torn from its streets by the mixture of moisture, a hard freeze in December and thaws akin to March since then.

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  4. High school students get hands-on medical training Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Students from four Tazewell County high schools have laid down their pencils for scalpels as they leave behind frogs and worms of past biology classes to explore the human anatomy. The program, Training Tomorrow's Physicians, is sponsored by Tremont Community Unit District 702, UnityPoint Health-Pekin and the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Peoria.

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  5. Officials educate public against tax fraud Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Tax season has arrived, and with it the growing battle between high-tech identity thieves and government agencies out to thwart them. Last year the Illinois Department of Revenue saved $20 million in state tax returns for 31,000 people that otherwise would have wound up in criminals' hands, said IDOR spokesman Terry Horstman.

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  6. Regional effect of Caterpillar move ripples outwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    MORTON - The bombshell news that Caterpillar Inc. was moving its global headquarters to the Chicago area dropped Tuesday morning in the heart of Downtown Peoria. Its ripple effects carried across the region.

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  7. Rivermen opponent Columbus team bus in I-74 rollover accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A charter bus carrying the Columbus Cottonmouths team was in a rollover crash on Interstate 74 on Thursday afternoon as the Southern Professional Hockey League team was on its way into Peoria for a weekend series against the Peoria Rivermen. The Rivermen confirmed it was the Columbus bus, and that players, head coach Jerome Bechard and traveling staff were among a traveling party of 24 from the Georgia-based team.

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  8. Dustin Brown sentenced to 32 years in knife attack, child pornography Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Over his teenage years, Dustin Brown, of Morton, pursued interests with fixations driven by autism - aviation, child pornography and, eventually, mass murder. The latter two led Brown, 20, to the 32-year prison sentence he received Wednesday for possessing child porn, then trying to kill an elderly man who thwarted his knife-wielding assault on a room full of children at the Morton Public Library last year.

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  9. Nick in the AM: Medical-cannabis dispensary to open in East PeoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The NuMed dispensary is to occupy space the Fashion Bug women's clothing store once filled at 504 Riverside Drive. It's in a strip mall located next to the Texas Roadhouse restaurant.

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  10. Tour sheds light on solar-powered homes in Tazewell CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Solar power is a renewable resource. It's free, and once everything is set up, the process is completely self sustaining.

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  11. "The Golden Pumpkin, celebrating 50 Years On The Vine" premiere screening event Oct. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    On Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., WTVP will be hosting a premiere screening event for the WTVP original documentary celebrating 50 years of the Morton Pumpkin Festival at the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center located in Morton. This 30-minute documentary will be shown in full at 7:15 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and opening remarks beginning at 7 p.m. The documentary will also be aired on WTVP channel 46 on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to this event are free, but reservations are required.

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  12. Solar tour provides firsthand look at alternative power supplyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Solar power is a renewable resource. It's free, and once everything is set up, the process is completely self sustaining.

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  13. Attempted murder, child porn cases near endRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A young Morton man may soon accept a lengthy prison sentence that likely would come with his guilty plea to trying to kill an elderly man who fought him to save 16 young children. Dustin Brown's attorney told a Tazewell County judge Friday that he and Brown's prosecutor are discussing a plea agreement to settle both that case and 22 child pornography charges against him.

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  14. Titanic exhibit preview now on display at East Peoria, Morton banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' opens in late fall at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Previews of the exhibit are on display now at Morton Community Bank's Main Bank on Jackson Street in Morton and at Fondulac Bank on Clock Tower Drive in East Peoria.

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  15. Area organizations aim to keep elderly independent Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Imagine needing to get to the grocery store or a doctor's appointment, but having no way to get there. For many seniors, this is a reality.

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  16. Ameren upgrading TC power grid Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Ameren Illinois is upgrading the power grid that furnishes electricity to homes and businesses in Tazewell County to meet growing needs. The company is installing a high-capacity power line and fortifying two substations that serve approximately 13,000 customers in Tazewell County.

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  17. EP City Council bans electronic cigarettes, may consider vape shops exempt Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    City officials will review whether to specifically exempt electronic cigarette shops and stores from an ordinance banning the use of the cigarettes in public places. The ordinance that was approved by the City Council on July 19 is unclear on the topic of an exemption for e-cigarette shops, or vape shops as they are known, and additional language might be necessary, according to City Attorney Scott Brunton.

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  18. Morton considers library cards for non-resident students Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Morton Community Unit School District 709 is working with the Morton Public Library to provide free library cards for students who live outside of the library district. Morton Superintendent Lindsey Hall said the school board listened to a presentation on the agreement and discussed it at the July 12 school board meeting.

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