PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces up to three years in prison after being convicted of illegally giving his son an assault-style rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people in 2018 at a Waffle House in Tennessee.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ RLI Corp. (RLI) on Wednesday reported earnings of $47.9 million in its first quarter.
The Peoria, Illinois-based company said it had profit of $1.05 per share. Earnings, adjusted for investment costs, came to $1.43 per share.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A man killed his grandmother by crushing her skull and face with a hammer, a prosecutor said during a bond hearing for the accused.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jason Ramos described the scene during the bond hearing Friday for Cody Krause, 28.
TREMONT, Ill. (AP) — An off-road recreational vehicle carrying seven people crashed with a pickup truck at a rural intersection in central Illinois, killing two of the riders, police said.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois city has agreed to a financial settlement to end a lawsuit filed by the family of a suspected bank robber who officers fatally shot during a 2017 standoff.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Rienk Mast had 22 points and 11 rebounds as Bradley won its seventh straight home game, easily defeating Valparaiso 79-55 on Saturday night.
Connor Hickman had 14 points for Bradley (17-13, 11-7 Missouri Valley Conference).
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Malevy Leons tied his season high with 21 points as Bradley topped Illinois State 72-64 on Saturday.
Leons converted all 12 of his free throws. He added nine rebounds.
Terry Roberts had 18 points for Bradley (16-12, 10-6 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A second arrest has been made in the shooting death last year of an Illinois teenager whose body was found in a car that had crashed in Cedar Rapids.
Stacey Shanahan, 41, of Davenport, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory and obstruction of prosecution in the July 2021 death of 15-year-old Tyliyah Whitis, of Peoria, Illinois, The Gazette reported.
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Rienk Mast finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds to power Bradley to a 67-52 victory over Indiana State on Sunday.
Mast knocked down 8 of 14 shots for the Braves (12-10, 6-4 Missouri Valley Conference).
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A jury's paperwork mix-up resulted in a central Illinois judge announcing a not guilty verdict in a murder trial, only to inform the defendant minutes later that he had in fact been convicted.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois school district has extended students' winter break by one week to give administrators more time prepare for in-person learning as the omicron variant fuels a surge in COVID-19 cases.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Police in Peoria were searching for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of two women in separate incidents early Saturday.
According to the (Peoria) Journal Star, one of the women was shot at 2:01 a.m.
MAPLETON, Ill. (AP) — A contractor working at a Caterpillar Inc. foundry in central Illinois fell to his death when he apparently stepped off a ladder at the plant, authorities said.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 10-year-old central Illinois boy has died days after he was struck by a pickup truck in a hit-and-run while riding his bicycle, authorities said.
Troy Erving died Friday morning after being declared brain dead, said Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.
WASHBURN, Ill. (AP) — A solar energy project proposed in central Illinois would use some 100,000 solar panels and have the capacity to power the equivalent of 10,000 homes, officials say.
The 35-megawatt project would be located on a 223-acre site just north of Washburn, northeast of Peoria.
WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The King of Rock n’ Roll is back in the building.
An Elvis Presley bust that was swiped from a central Illinois bar has been returned after the story of its theft attracted international attention.
WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Somebody who ain't nothin' but a hound dog has made off with an Elvis Presley bust from a Central Illinois saloon.
The Peoria Journal Star reports that the theft of the King of Rock n' Roll from atop the bar of Jimmy's Bar in West Peoria happened sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Peoria has recorded 26 homicides this year, which breaks at least a 30-year record.
Police said they responded to a shooting Friday evening where a male was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated a former Peoria police officer's child pornography conviction, finding that an appellate court erred when it ordered a new trial two years ago.
DEPUE, Ill. (AP) — Efforts to change the roughly 200-year-old racist name of a creek in northern Illinois have gained traction.
An 11-mile (18-kilometer) waterway in the DePue area was named Negro Creek after the DePue area’s first Black settler built a cabin at the mouth of the creek in 1829, according to the The (Peoria) Journal Star.
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man suspected of shoplifting died after he fell into the Illinois River while apparently trying to hide near a U.S. Coast Guard station, authorities said.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The mayor said Peoria is at a “breaking point” after three shootings so far this week, the city's 23rd homicide in 2021 and a major fight at a high school.
More than a dozen people from the school district, city hall and other groups stood with the police chief at a news conference Tuesday, the Journal Star reported.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria man has pleaded guilty to his role in a street racing crash that killed four young women last year when their car plowed into a tree at high speed.
Jerome Polnitz, 43, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Peoria County Circuit Court to one count of aggravated street racing, the ( Peoria) Journal Star reported.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The name of a Peoria school will change from Thomas Jefferson to a civil rights activist.
The school board unanimously dropped Jefferson during a meeting Monday night. The school will be known as C.T.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2019 paid a $40,000 fine for allegedly making misleading statements to federal agents about a loan and failing to disclose it on ethics forms, according to the U...
CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man is accused of threatening the life of former President Donald Trump, a U...
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man suspected in a domestic violence incident early Tuesday after he stabbed and wounded the officer during a traffic stop, police said...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Two central Illinois residents have been indicted on a federal charges alleging that they defrauded a boat dealership and others out of more than $2 million...
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — A judge set a $5 million bond Friday for a state corrections officer who's charged in the Christmas Day shootings of his wife, adult son and another man in a small eastern Illinois community...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — In the art world, Monte de Gallo wants to be the next big thing.
His massive, metal animal sculptures have been popping up in Peoria. As the mammoth menagerie keeps expanding, curious passersby keep asking the same question: What's going on?
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Good morning, troops. It's Tuesday, July 30.
For close to half a century, Ed Hammond has been there. On your Peoria-area radio dial and just about everywhere else.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Six months ago, seven strangers were brought together through a common desire to determine their path in life.
On July 8, they stood together as a family, having completed the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program, thus marking the end of another PeoriaCorps Program.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who abducted a visiting Chinese scholar from a bus stop and killed her at his apartment...