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  1. Christensen's trial will be moved to Peoria: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | WAND-TV Decatur

    PEORIA, Ill. The trial of the man accused of kidnapping and killing University of Illinois student Yingying Zhang will reportedly be moved to Peoria.


  2. Central IL man gets 48 years for death during kidnappingRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 21 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal recent lottery winnings. The Pantagraph reports 30-year-old Danny Smith Jr. of Peoria learned his punishment Tuesday after pleading guilty to felony murder in the December 2016 death of 41-year-old Maunds Bryant of Normal.


  3. Planned Illinois River dam projects will stall barge trafficRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning several repairs projects for Illinois River dams that could interrupt barge traffic for much of summer 2020. The six projects announced by the Corps of Engineers extend from the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet to the LaGrange Lock and Dam near Versailles.


  4. Missing Illinois professor, husband feared dead; son chargedRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities say a 21-year-old Illinois man has confessed to killing his parents who have been missing since the weekend. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said Monday that Jose Ramirez is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron.


  5. Search on for missing Bradley University professor, husbandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A central Illinois sheriff says a search is underway for a Bradley University professor and her husband who are missing after a possible violent struggle in their home. The Peoria County sheriff says deputies found blood inside the rural home of Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron after being called there Sunday night by a relative about a possible burglary.


  6. Major water main break in PeoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A spokesperson from Illinois American Water said work to repair and reopen this stretch of Main St. will last until next week.


  7. Peoria Fire Department not contacted in 4 fatal firesRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Journal Star reports that Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis says he blames that reluctance on four fire deaths in Bartonville and West Peoria over the past 11 years. A recent time-response analysis by the newspaper found that in each of the fatal fires, Peoria firefighters were not called to the scene.


  8. 5 Peoria officers on paid leave following deadly shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    One officer fired his weapon, hitting Cruz three times. Cruz was shot in the head, an arm, and a leg.


  9. Mural of Lincoln may soon adorn Peoria County CourthouseRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Abraham Lincoln soon could be keeping an eye on the Civil War memorial statue next to the Peoria County Courthouse. The Journal Star reports that officials have approved putting a mural that bears the likeness of the 16th president on a courthouse wall for the Big Picture Street festival.


  10. Work to start on excavating Peoria Co. rock slideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The job was too extensive for the Peoria County Highway Department. So, Stark Excavating of Peoria will do the work.


  11. Cleanup of massive central Illinois rock slide beginsRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Excavation equipment rumbled last week along Kickapoo Creek Road to start removing boulders, earth and trees that have been blocking traffic between Harmon Highway and Bartonville. The county has seen rock slides before but officials say they have never seen anything like what happened on May 31 when a bluff gave way and sent rock, soil and trees tumbling from as high as 50 feet above the roadway.


  12. Remains of former Archbishop can be moved to IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The remains of famous Roman Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death, a judge said. Joan Sheen Cunningham, 90, believes moving her uncle's remains to Peoria, Illinois, will improve his cause for sainthood.


  13. The Latest: $11 billion to road improvements over 6 yearsRead the original story

    May 29, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last year expanding state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions . But there's no funding yet and a group of about 10 mostly Republican House members told a news conference Tuesday they won't support it.


  14. Man charged in shooting death of Bradley University studentRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A teenager charged with first-degree murder in the April 8 shooting death of a man now faces the same charge in the slaying of a Bradley University student who was killed in the same incident. The Journal Star reports that the first-degree murder charge filed against 16-year-old Jermontay Brock of South Peoria in the death of 18-year-old Nasjay Murry comes days after Brock was charged with killing g 22-year-old Anthony Polnitz.


  15. Teen charged in connection with fatal shooting at partyRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Peoria teenager is being held in lieu of $1 million bond in connection with a weekend shooting that left two people dead, including a Bradley University student. Peoria officials said Thursday the 16-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of one of the victims, 22-year-old Anthony Polnitz of Peoria.


  16. Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic marijuana dealersRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Peoria County sheriff is asking the public for more help combatting a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell pleaded at a Tuesday news conference, "Please, please, anyone with information please contact us."


  17. Bradley student, Peoria man killed in shooting at partyRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities say an 18-year-old Bradley University student from Chicago and a Peoria man were killed in a shooting at an off-campus party. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood pronounced pre-med student Nasjay R. Murry and 22-year-old Anthony Polnitz dead early Sunday.


  18. Illinois motorcycle ride to honor reservists killed in IraqRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A central Illinois motorcycle club is holding an annual ride to honor 30 local Army reservists who were killed or injured in Iraq more than a decade ago. The Journal Star reports the ride will begin at noon Monday at the American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville.


  19. Group wants to restore 1866 Civil War memorial in PeoriaRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The memorial was dedicated in October 1866 before a crowd of 30,000 on the current Peoria County courthouse grounds. It was dismantled in the 1960s.


  20. Free man dies after decades in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    PEORIA, Ill. A man who insisted he didn't commit a murder he spent decades behind bars for died after his release from prison.


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