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    Peoria Police need help finding suspect in vehicle theft25 News Now1 DAY AGO

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    Stolen car pulled from Illinois River25 News Now1 DAY AGO

    More than 60 shell casings found in Sunday shooting where two vehicles were hitCentral Illinois Proud12 HOURS AGO

    WMBD/WYZZLocal sports recap for July 9, 2024PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Matthew Zobrist is keeping the family pipeline to Bradley open. The Metamora senior announced his commitment to play college football at Bradley on Tuesday. His father Aaron was a Bradley star in the mid-1990’s and is a member of the BU athletics hall of fame. The 6-5 guard is the cousin […]

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    Peoria-area students to visit one of Peoria’s sister citiesPEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Peoria-area students will be visiting Freidrichshafen, Germany, one of the River City’s four sister cities. The students depart on July 10 and will be gone for three weeks. Last year, students from Friedrichshafen were hosted by...

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    Peoria city council delays Highly Flavored liquor license vote for a second timePEORIA, Ill. – The wait will be even longer now for a decision on a liquor license for Highly Flavored’s proposed move to downtown Peoria’s Twin Towers. Two weeks ago, city council deferred action on a motion to deny the license for the restaurant. Council approved deferring the issue to its August 13th meeting.

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    Goodwill’s Reality Check prepares kids for adult challengesPEORIA (25News Now) - Goodwill of Central Illinois hosted its annual Reality Check on Tuesday offering participants a hands-on look at the challenges of adulthood. Reality Check offers young people a chance to see what a month as an adult looks like. Kids, ages 11-18, learn what it’s like to have a job, pay bills, raise children, make a budget and the many other responsibilities that come with ‘adulting’. Tuesday’s event was at Goodwill Commons on War Memorial Drive in Peoria.

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    25 News NowNew ICC programs bring AI to the classroom

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    WMBD/WYZZMetamora’s Matthew Zobrist picks BradleyMETAMORA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Like father, like son. Metamora senior-to-be Matthew Zobrist announced he will play college basketball at Bradley on Tuesday. Zobrist is the son of former Bradley standout Aaron Zobrist, who played for the Braves from 1993-97 and is a member of the BU athletics Hall of Fame. “My dad stepped off to […]

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    Secretary of state offering Spanish translation for CDL written testSecretary of state offering Spanish translation for CDL written test.

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    Peoria teens indicted for recent shootingPEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Two men have been indicted by Peoria County grand jury for their alleged involvement in recent shootings. According to court records, 19-year-old Christopher Polnitz Cleary faces three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm while 18-year-old Camarion Puryear faces one charge of aggravated unlawful use of weapons.

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    Six local students awarded scholarships at BradleyPEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Bradley University announced on Tuesday that six local students have been awarded full-tuition scholarships. According to a Bradley news release, the scholarships are part of its Hometown Scholars Program. “We at Bradley are thrilled to present Hometown Scholars awards to these deserving students who have...

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    25 News NowRain continues tonight, additional storms tomorrow

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    More than 60 shell casings found in Sunday shooting where two vehicles were hitPEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Officers with the Peoria Police Department recovered dozens of shell casings Sunday evening after responding to an intersection where at least two SUVs were struck by gunfire. According to a report filed at the police station, officers went to the intersection of North Linn Street...

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    Wake Up Tri-Counties St. Jude Kewanee to Peoria Run Fundraiser with Julie WagesLocal runners are joining together again for the annual St. Jude Kewanee to Peoria run to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Julie Wages joined Wake Up Tri-Counties to talk about the St. Jude run and fundraising efforts. The 2024 St. Jude Kewanee to Peoria Run is on July 20th and runners will leave from Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehab, located at 110 E. 10th Street, around 5 AM. All money raised by the runners, organizers, and fundraisers goes to the kids. Julie Wages thanked local businesses for sponsoring things needed for the run, such as Gatorade and shirts, so that all money raised by the group goes to the kids at St. Judes. There is still time to donate and help the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you are awake at 5 AM, the runners will be escorted through town from E 10th Street to Peoples National Bank across from Wal-Mart, where they will take a break before heading towards Stark County on Highway 34/78. Come out and cheer them on their long run for an excellent cause.

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    25 News NowFull Gospel Church of Praise -9th Annual Skirt Swap

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    Journal Star'Southern inspired' brunch restaurant is coming to Peoria. Here's what to know A Peoria storefront that once housed Blu-Ray movies will soon feature brunch and bloody marys. Bloody Mary Brunch Company is working to open in the former Family Video – situated at 708 W. Glen Ave. The business is described as a place where customers will find "a Southern inspired, premium breakfast, brunch and...

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    WCIAU of I ends contract with Peoria Charter after more than 20 yearsCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Transportation for University of Illinois Athletics will be changing lanes effective immediately. The U of I announced it will not be using Peoria Charter’s services anymore for the first time in more than 20 years. Peoria Charter was informed on June 19th that the university would not be using their services […]

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    Union organizer hopes to adopt gender initiative at their convention in AugustJo Ganieany joined a union 25 years ago as a drywaller with Peoria Local 157, within District Council 30, a part of the International Union for Painters and Allied Trades. "To be honest with you, it was the money and the benefits," Jo Ganieany said in a phone interview with WVIK. "Being able to make a liveable wage on my paycheck as a single mom raising my children. That was what led me to the union trade."

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    25 News NowSupreme Court ruling allows smaller municipalities to consider fining unsheltered people

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    Community Players Presents: Mary Poppins | Good Day Central IllinoisCommunity Players Presents: Mary Poppins | Good Day Central Illinois.

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    Journal StarPetersen Health plans to sell 33 facilities for about $136M, documents showEditor's note: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect date for Petersen Health Care's sale hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, in Delaware. Peoria-based Petersen Health Care is close to finalizing an agreement with a Delaware-based limited liability company on a $116 million sale of all but five of the company's facilities put up for auction July 2. ...

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    Journal StarWinnie the Pooh voice actor, pro wrestling icon coming to Peoria for annual Quad ConThe Quad Con Comic and Toy Show is returning to Peoria this month, and it is bringing guests from across the entertainment spectrum like former pro wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts and iconic animation voices Jim Cummings and Lizzie Freeman. Roberts is best known as a wrestler with...

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