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  1. Pekin Haunt offers an aggressive response to zombie attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    From 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, patrons can ride through the park, located at 14444 Towerline Drive, in two-story trailers fitted with 20 mounted paintball guns that allow them to dispatch attacking "zombies" back to whatever afterlife they escaped from. The attraction is in its seventh year.

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  2. Nick in the AM: Legendary rock group Kansas to perform at Peoria Civic CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The legendary rock group Kansas has scheduled a performance March 9 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater, according to a news release issued Monday morning. Tickets are to go on sale to the general public Friday.

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  3. FOOTBALL: Senior moments belong to Pekin in win over EPRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Quarterback Nathan Righi ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 28-13 Mid-Illini Conference victory in front of a chilled and sparse crowd at EastSide Centre. Tied 7-7 going into the fourth quarter, Pekin piled up 21 points on a go-ahead touchdown by Dalton Selman, the first TD of his career, and Righi's two scores.

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  4. Officials say roundabouts are working, prepare for moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Traffic circles, roundabouts, rotundas - central Illinois roads have become littered with the nontraditional intersections popularized in the United Kingdom, and traffic engineers say there is no end in sight. In the last five years, five roundabouts have been built in Peoria.

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  5. Former Pekin man skips prison sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Rice, 31, was free on bond and, for the second time in his case, did not appear at his sentence hearing Friday, in which he was given an eight-year term. He was last seen recently in Peoria, where he was treated for a drug overdose, a prosecutor said.

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  6. Long missing, Jesus' hand is restored at Springdale CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - No one knows when the hand went missing on the statue of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount section of Springdale Cemetery, but on Wednesday, rain did not stop cemetery officials from celebrating its return with a dedication ceremony and news conference. “It's been that way as long as I can remember,” said Mark Matuszak, cemetery general manager.

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  7. Ex-Caterpillar group president donates $1M to OSF Foundation Updated Oct 10 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The gift will be used to support neuroscience innovation focused on assistive technologies, improving access to care and aiding in earlier diagnosis to benefit patients with ALS and other complex neurological conditions. Ed Rapp retired as Caterpillar group president in 2016 after being diagnosed with ALS.

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  8. Pekin woman receives new furnace as part of nationwide effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Pekin resident was one of three central Illinoisans to have a new furnace installed free of charge by Fritch Heating & Cooling, part of a nationwide effort by Lennox called Feel the Love. "It's amazing," Lewandowski said as she watched Fritch employees go in and out of her home on 14th Street from the front lawn.

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  9. Illinois bicentennial: Despite headquarters move, Peoria still home...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 7 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Peoria wasn't always a company town. It was a distillery town, a farm implement town and a river town before the Caterpillar Tractor Co.

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  10. SOCCER: Tie will not be on Dragons' holiday gift listRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The latest two were back-to-back. After Pekin and visiting Galesburg battled to a scoreless tie Saturday at Coal Miners Park, the Dragons and host East Peoria played to a 1-1 deadlock in a Mid-Illini Conference game Tuesday at EastSide Centre.

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  11. EP man resentenced in arson caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A plea agreement Thursday took two years off the 12-year prison term an East Peoria man was given for setting an occupied house on fire in that city. Steve Gill, 61, pleaded guilty to residential arson after an aggravated arson charge was dismissed.

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  12. More Tazewell County teens are vaping, a dangerous trend Updated Oct 3 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - A whole new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes, a product many people erroneously believe carry little health risk. Thirty-six percent of 12th graders in Tazewell County high schools have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to the 2018 Tazewell County Illinois Youth Survey.

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  13. Nick in the AM: Peoria-area native dies in Florida murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A man who grew up in the Peoria area died last week in an apparent murder-suicide in his Florida house, according to authorities. Kirk Keithley, 39, shot and killed his 33-year-old wife, Samantha Keithley, before he did the same thing to himself late Sept.

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  14. ICC refines work-based programs at statewide gatheringRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Educators and employers looking to match skills training and students came together Monday at Illinois Central College to refine their efforts. The school played host to a statewide gathering on work-based learning.

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  15. EP man forced sex on homeless girl, jury findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    An East Peoria man will go to prison for forcing sex on a minor girl at the threat of kicking her and her mother out of his home to live again in their car. Two days of testimony convinced a Tazewell County jury Wednesday to convict Robert Rogers, 60, of seven charges that included aggravated criminal sexual assault while in a supervisory capacity of a minor and soliciting to promote juvenile prostitution.

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  16. Nick in the AM: Early-morning fire destroys Washington house Updated Sep 27 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The blaze began shortly before 4:45 a.m. at 414 Peach St., according to Kris Baker, chief of the Northern Tazewell Fire Protection District. A full-fledged conflagration was underway when firefighters arrived minutes later.

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  17. Medical Journal reports on Peoria-area victims of synthetic cannabinoids Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - Thirty-four of the Peoria area Spice users poisoned by rat killer earlier this year are the subject of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. “Our hope is that health care providers who read this will be better prepared to identify symptoms of superwarfarin poisoning and be able to appropriately manage it,” said Dr. Michael Tarantino, a professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, the director of the Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute and a co-author of the series case study.

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  18. East Peoria teacher arrested in battery of studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A teacher at East Peoria Community High School was arrested Thursday for striking a student during gym education class, police said. Tyler, J. Harrison, 30, of Peoria was booked on a charge of misdemeanor battery at Tazewell County Jail.

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  19. East Peoria artist creates with a palette picked from her garden Updated Sep 27, 2018 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    EAST PEORIA - Most artists buy some form of pigment to bring color to their artwork. Kira Santiago grows hers.

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  20. Engineers from Peoria and Iowa rescue puppy chained to rail carRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A puppy was saved from a flatbed rail car by two railroad engineers traveling through Wisconsin after leaving Galesburg late last week. BNSF engineers Michael Ortega and Allen Au, who was working the shift as a conductor, were heading to La Crosse, Wis., from Galesburg last Friday when a train dispatcher asked the duo to check on a rail car of a different train that was stopped in Prairie Du Chien, Wis.

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