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  1. Peoria Civic Center loses $520,000, less than expectedRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 26 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Journal Star reports the Civic Center Authority Board reviewed numbers late last week for the fiscal year that ends Aug. 31. Officials avoided a repeat of 2014, when they were hit with an $875,000 loss. In 2015, they switched to an in-house food and beverage service and better attendance helped.

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  2. War memorial nears fundraising goal in Peoria CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A memorial to soldiers from Illinois' Peoria County who served in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq is nearing a fundraising goal. The Journal Star reports the memorial will be titled "Final Salute."

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  3. Peoria to host 2016 Illinois Republican conventionRead the original story

    Friday Jul 10 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Peoria County Republican Central Committee will be the local host of the event May 20-22, 2016. It will be at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette.

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  4. Peoria man gets life sentence in wife's stabbing deathRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 9 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Peoria man has been sentenced for a second time to life in prison in the 2010 stabbing death of his estranged wife. The Journal Star reports Clarence Thomas told Judge Steve Kouri that he wanted to appeal after he was sentenced Wednesday in Peoria County court.

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  5. Well-known acts keep low profile while rehearsing in PeoriaRead the original story

    Monday Jul 6 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Journal Star reports country music star Luke Bryan rehearsed for two days at the Peoria Civic Center. His crew and 20 equipment-filled vehicles were in Peoria for eight days without attracting much attention.

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  6. Peoria ready to welcome food trucks to downtown, other areasRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Peoria Journal-Star reports the City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses. Assistant City Manager Chris Setti says about six operators have expressed an interest.

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  7. Peoria police start using upgraded digital radios on TuesdayRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The department will start using its new digital radio interface on Tuesday morning. The Peoria Fire Department will follow on June 23. The Journal Star reports that the digital system upgrade replaces analog infrastructure that's been in place for decades.

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  8. More Read the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The American Federation of Teachers is announcing an initiative to fund career and technical education in New York and four other cities. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Peoria, Illinois, counterpart Mayor Jim Ardis will join AFT President Randi Weingarten to discuss the five-city partnership on Thursday.

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  9. Exotic dancer sues Peoria area strip club over minimum wageRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    An exotic dancer from the Peoria area has filed a federal lawsuit against the strip club where she works claiming the business is violating state and federal labor laws because it doesn't pay her a minimum wage. Aleigha Woods filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Peoria.

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    Jun 1, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Some Caterpillar retirees are scrambling to comply with a recent request by the Peoria company to provide proof of dependency for family members to continue receiving health insurance. The Journal Star reports that affected former employees include 92-year-old Jordan Wieland, a tool designer who worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 44 years before retiring three decades ago.

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  11. Peoria Public Library adds digital movies, music serviceRead the original story

    May 9, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Peoria Public Library patrons have free access to more than 8 million songs and 5,000 movies through a new digital service. The Journal Star reports the service is called Freegal .

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  12. Years in the making, Richard Pryor statue to stand in PeoriaRead the original story

    May 2, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A years-long effort to honor comedian Richard Pryor with a statue in his hometown of Peoria is coming to a conclusion. Sculptor Preston Jackson unveils the 9-foot bronze statue Sunday in the Warehouse District.

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  13. 2 teenage brothers arrested in beating of womanRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Two teenage brothers have been arrested on accusations they followed a 25-year-old woman off a bus in Peoria and beat her after she said they were being disruptive. The two 18-year-olds were arrested Tuesday and booked into Peoria County Jail.

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    Apr 30, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Legislation that would allow mental health information of college students to be shared with parents is being considered by the Illinois Senate. The bill stipulates colleges would only share information with a student's permission and if students were found to be a danger to themselves or others.

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  15. Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    This photo taken on March 18, 2015 shows the grave of James Duffy, center, World War I soldier and Boston Marathon winner of 1914 at the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery in Vlamertinge, Belgium. Duffy won the 1914 Boston Maratho... .

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  16. Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honoredRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows. But one century after his death and in the days leading up to Monday's Boston Marathon, Duffy's grave has been honored with a scattering of wooden memento crosses, the drawing of an athlete, and a running bib.

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  17. Illinois catering employee admits stealing wedding giftsRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing a couple's gifts while she worked for a caterer at their wedding reception. The Pekin Daily Times reports 28-year-old Cherish Prins of Washington admitted in court Monday that she forged and cashed at least one check the couple received at their East Peoria wedding Aug. 9. Tazewell County prosecutors filed a theft charge one month ago.

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  18. Jim Thome to be inducted into Peoria hall of fameRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    It's not quite the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but Jim Thome says his induction into a central Illinois equivalent is still highly meaningful for him and his family. The Journal Star reports the Peoria-born, former Chicago White Sox star will be inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame on April 11. His father, grandfather, uncle and aunt were standout athletes and are already in the hall.

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  19. Bradley University officials report malware computers breachRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Bradley University officials say the security of the school's computers have been breached, possibly compromising social security and other identity information of employees, former employees and retirees. Officials announced late Monday an internal investigation in recent days found malicious software on two university computers containing personal identifiable information.

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  20. Police: Masked man invades mother's home near PeoriaRead the original story

    Mar 28, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Police say they have arrested a 27-year-old knife-wielding man who broke into his mother's home in central Illinois and tied her up in an attempted robbery. Pekin police spokesman Mike Eeeten says a masked Austin Smith was arrested Friday afternoon 90 minutes after fleeing his mother's home without any money.

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