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Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in Decatur.

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The Catholic Diocese of Peoria has removed three long-retired priests from public ministry because of credible allegations of sexual misconduct with children.

The Princeville couple found Tuesday in the Spoon River fought for their lives. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood announced the autopsy findings of Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron Wednesday.

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The Illinois attorney general has ruled against McLean County's attempt to hold closed sessions of the county board Finance Committee to talk about the salaries of the coroner and auditor.

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Authorities have identified the man gunned down on a Bloomington street Tuesday night as 27-year-old Trevonte Kirkwood of Bloomington.

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Bloomington police say an unidentified man has died in a local hospital of an apparent gunshot wound.

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Bloomington Police recovered over 2,500 ecstasy pills and $1,500 in cash inside a residence on South Main Street late last week.

Normal Police are looking for the man who opened fire early Sunday after fights broke out at a large party near Illinois State University.

An Illinois bed and breakfast that refused to host a gay couple’s civil union ceremony is also refusing to a pay a court-ordered settlement. Illinois’ Attorney General is now intervening in the case.


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UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | A 25-year-old Bloomington man was extradited back to McLean County on Thursday to face murder charges stemming from a triple homicide on Riley Drive.

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The Illinois Supreme Court has quelled a two-year legal effort by media organizations to make certain information public in the Kirk Zimmerman murder case. One justice has also filed a dissenting opinion.

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The first drug court began in 1989 in Miami, offering those with addiction issues an alternative route through—and hopefully out of—the criminal justice system.

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Ten current and former staffers are suing Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker's campaign, saying they were harassed and discriminated against because of their race.

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Authorities released the name of a second man killed Sept. 19 in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39.

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Bloomington Police were out in force Tuesday morning on the city's west side after someone was shot.

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A five-hour police standoff in Bloomington ended Sunday with a 3-year-old boy being safely retrieved from a barricaded home and a man being taken into custody.

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McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has released the name of one of three people who were killed in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39 north of Normal early Wednesday.

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Bloomington Police are looking for the public's help finding the man who tried to rob a hotel at gunpoint.

In 2000, Charles Davidson was arrested the day before the 4th of July for a crime he said he didn’t commit. Urbana Police responded that evening to a complaint of fireworks and came upon Davidson, who claims he made the complaint on behalf of his mother. According to court records, police accused the now 68-year-old youth mentor of providing officers with the false last name of “Edwards.” Davidson said “Edwards” was his mother’s last name, and he simply gave police his first name.

The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over whether victims of the illegal drug trade can sue dealers.

Three people were killed Wednesday in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39 north of Bloomington-Normal, authorities said.

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It’s been a year since five former U.S. Cellular Coliseum officials were charged with 111 criminal counts—accused of a running a brazen multiyear fraud scheme that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bloomington taxpayers.

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A former Hudson police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against her former boss and the village, claiming they discriminated and retaliated against her.

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Bloomington Police are reminding drivers to lock their cars following a rash of vehicle thefts.

Bloomington Police have arrested a Wisconsin man in connection with a shooting in Green Bay.

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The City of Champaign has approved settling two lawsuits accusing police of wrongdoing for a combined $3.7 million.

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A Peoria man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal money from recent lottery winnings.

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The lead defendant in the Coliseum fraud case lost two of three rounds in a McLean County courtroom Friday, as a judge rejected attempts to kill the case before trial.

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A former Peoria police officer who was fired for inappropriate social media use says the posts were protected under the First Amendment.

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A new campaign to get drunk drivers off the road hits close to home for a former Illinois State University student.

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