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  1. Peoria-area festivals get rolling with Dunlap Days, Erin Feis, Lincoln Balloon FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Although school has started there is still plenty of nice weather ahead to get out and enjoy the festivals and special events in central Illinois. Here are some of the events coming up.

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  2. Caterpillar lays off 300 employees in the Peoria areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Layoffs continued at Caterpillar Inc. this summer as the company announced the elimination of 475 employees, including 300 in the Peoria area, Tuesday afternoon. Nearly half of the Peoria-area layoffs will come from Morton, where village Mayor Ronald Rainson confirmed Tuesday afternoon that 145 of the 300 positions affected will be from the Morton logistics center.

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  3. Increased interest in home births puts demand on Peoria-area midwives Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    "Brande fills up so fast that people joke that moms have to be peeing on the stick and calling her at the same time to get Brande as a midwife," said Amie Hernandez, who will become the area's second practicing certified nurse-midwife who performs home births after receiving her license by October. Her practice, Servant's Heart Midwifery Services, will be a sister practice to Ruskusky's With Women Midwifery Service.

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  4. Carolyn Bartley, 92, of EurekaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Carolyn M. Bartley, 92, of Eureka, formerly of Peoria and Washington, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Maple Lawn Health Care Center in Eureka.

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  5. Ledgestone Insurance Open most lucrative everRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    "It's neat to see the best players in the world and it's beneficial to them to have the highest purse of all-time," tournament director Nate Heinold said. Ten courses - Bradley Park in Peoria, Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Kennel Lake, Megiddo at Westwood Park and Northwood Park in Morton, McNaughton and Sunset Hills in Pekin, two at Lake Eureka and Washington Park in Washington - will be utilized.

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  6. Excitement building for Washington-Metamora alumni game Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Game time is - "This is Washington and Metamora. I knew it would be a huge game," said Jim Linsley, spokesman for the Washington team and one of the driving forces behind the game.

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  7. Rep. Cheri Bustos shares Medicare and Social Security anniversary cake in PeoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos commemorated the 50th anniversary of Medicare and the 80th anniversary of Social Security by sharing birthday cake Thursday with residents of a Peoria County nursing home. Bustos applauded Social Security as the greatest lifter of senior citizens out of poverty in U.S. history and Medicare for enabling health care for those who need it most, and renewed her commitment to protect those programs.

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  8. Duck races move to East Peoria Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The 27th Annual Duck Race to benefit the Center for the Prevention of Abuse is migrating to East Peoria this year. This year's race will be held at EastSide Centre and feature 30,000 ducks floating down a hill on a slip-n-slide.

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  9. Duck Race moving to EastSide Centre this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    There will be a new slip-n-slide at EastSide Centre Aug. 29, but it will not be a part of Splashdown Water Park. Rather, the new 750-foot slide will be for the 27th annual Duck Race, the largest fundraiser for the Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria.

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  10. Marijuana garden in East Peoria home raided Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    An East Peoria man "knew he was in a lot of trouble" when his landlord and a police officer burst through the door of his locked rental home Saturday. An East Peoria man "knew he was in a lot of trouble" when his landlord and a police officer burst through the door of his locked rental home Saturday.

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  11. St. Jude Runs fundraising events collect $4.5 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    After 34 years, St. Jude Runs continues to grow, bringing in $4.5 million in 2015 for the children and families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With more runners than ever, the 38 fundraising and running events collected $4,554,018 to support treatments and research at the St. Jude hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and at affiliate clinics such as the Jim and Trudy Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic in Peoria.

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  12. Gas prices fall 7.3 cents per gallon in past week Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    August 3- Average retail gasoline prices in Peoria have fallen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 148 gas outlets in Peoria. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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  13. St. Jude Runs fundraising events collect $4.5 million Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    After 34 years, St. Jude Runs continues to grow, bringing in $4.5 million in 2015 for the children and families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With more runners than ever, the 38 fundraising and running events collected $4,554,018 to support treatments and research at the St. Jude hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and at affiliate clinics such as the Jim and Trudy Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic in Peoria.

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  14. Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock appears in court to fight possible contempt citationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock spent part of the last two days in federal court in Springfield, fighting an effort by federal prosecutors to have him cited for civil contempt for allegedly being slow to turn over campaign and congressional documents. The effort appears to have paid off, with a transcript of the court hearing provided to the Journal Star showing prosecutor Tim Bass detailing a "temporary resolution."

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  15. Illinois tourism numbers climbed in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Speaking at the Caterpillar Visitors Center, tourism director Cory Jobe noted that the number of visitors - and travel dollars - was up in Illinois in 2014 compared to the previous year. There were 109.4 million visitors to Illinois last year, up from 105.7 million in 2013.

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  16. Aaron Schock appears in court to fight possible contempt citationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock spent part of the last two days in federal court in Springfield, fighting a possible civil contempt citation for allegedly failing to turn over campaign and congressional documents prosecutors are seeking through a subpoena. Schock and his attorney, George Terwilliger, appeared at a hearing Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, Sharon Paul, a spokeswoman for the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.

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  17. St. Jude Memphis to Peoria run kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A caravan of 25 motor homes stretched across the Murray Baker Bridge on Tuesday morning headed east, marking the beginning of a five-day journey for nearly 200 supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The runners will make the drive, about six and a half hours by car, on Tuesday before they begin the 465-mile return by foot in the 34th Annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run.

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  18. Authorities investigating shooting in LaroseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    On July 26, at approximately 4:41 a.m., the Marshall County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call about a possible shooting at 208 Railroad St. in Larose. Marshall County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the residence a short time later, and discovered a deceased white male, later identified as Darrin W. Lancaster, 43, Larose, lying in front of the residence.

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  19. Ban on recreational boating on Illinois River continues Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    For nearly a month, boaters in central Illinois have been barred from being on the Illinois River stretch through the Peoria area. "We continue to monitor river levels daily and evaluate the need for river restrictions based on the risk posed to recreational boaters due to extreme high water conditions," said Lt.

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  20. 5K Kida s Dash added to Kidsa Day Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The second year of the Crittenton Centers Kids' Day event at the Levee District features a few new events this year. The event, in its ninth year , will feature a few runs this year for kids and adults.

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