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

    Thursday Sep 20 | 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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."


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. Illinois hospital uses new app to communicate with EMSRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Twiage app was created to foster better communication between emergency responders in the field and personnel in the hospital emergency room. The OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center began using the app on March 1 with the help of Eureka-Goodfield and six other EMS providers in central Illinois, The Journal Star reported.


  17. More \232aRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Journal Star reports that this is the first time the national show has been held in Peoria. It occurs annually after a series of regional shows and competitions.


  18. Central Illinois roadway named for fallen Navy SEALRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A roadway in the central Illinois city of Chillicothe has been named in honor of a Navy SEAL killed in action last year. The Journal Star reports that state lawmakers this week officially designated Illinois Route 29 as the Senior Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens Memorial Highway.


  19. Illinois man awaits sentencing in nearly $100K elder fraudRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    An Illinois man is set to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to charges that he defrauded an elderly person out of nearly $100,000. The U.S. Attorney's office in Peoria says the case of 42-year-old Deryl Wright of Pekin is one of 250 defendants across the country to be charged as a result of a coordinated effort by federal and local law enforcement agencies to combat elder fraud.


  20. Peoria jurors convict woman of murder, armed robberyRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Jurors in Peoria have convicted a 21-year-old woman of participating in a robbery that left a 63-year-old man dead. The Journal Star reports that Samantha P. Gordon of Peoria cried Thursday when the verdicts were read to charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in Peoria County court.


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