Tim Shelley | WGLT

Tim Shelley

Tim Shelley is the Assignment Editor and Digital Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.

Before venturing into the world of radio, Tim worked as Assignment Editor and later Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WEEK-TV for several years.

Tim was also the editor for three weekly newspapers covering much of Tazewell and Woodford counties.

He was born in Peoria, and is a graduate of East Peoria Community High School, Illinois Central College and Bradley University.

When not covering the news, Tim enjoys playing his guitar, reading up on American and ancient Roman history, and spending time with his friends and family.

Tim also collects the works of Elmer M. King - Peoria history rocks!

UPDATED 8:30 P.M. | Rita Ali leads Jim Montelongo by 43 votes in the race to become Peoria's next mayor after the final tally of mail-in ballots postmarked on or before April 6.

Police say a man suspected in several recent robberies has struck in Peoria County.

The Peoria area is expecting an unusually late snowfall event heading into Tuesday.

Currently, 174 people are hospitalized for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in a Peoria-area hospital, including 46 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units. Those are the highest hospitalization rates since Dec. 23, 2020.

A Marshall County firefighter has died after suffering severe burns in a fire at a family property over the weekend.

Rita Ali now leads Jim Montelongo by 39 votes in the still-contested race to become Peoria's next mayor.

A Peoria man faces 20 years in prison for the 2019 murder of his 6-month-old daughter.

After several months of discussions, the Peoria City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve  development of a new car wash at Glen and University.

Peoria County Election Commission Executive Director Tom Bride says his office is following all state laws and rules regarding mail-in ballot tabulation.

COVID-19 variants are now becoming commonplace.

UPDATED 6 P.M. | Illinois is temporarily pausing usage of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Rita Ali's lead over Jim Montelongo grew to 35 votes in the latest tally of mail-in ballots, which are set to determine who becomes Peoria's next mayor.

Bradley University will offer two days of COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students next Monday and Tuesday. 

The university's health services department received 1,000 Moderna doses from the Peoria City/County Health Department for distribution on campus. 

Clinics will be held in the Markin Center Performance Court from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 12 and 13. 

Second doses will be administered the week of May 10, shortly before students head off for summer break. 

Voters in Peoria's First District spoke loud and clear on their desire for a new representative around the horseshoe.

For the first time in 22 years, Jim Ardis won't have a seat saved for him around the horseshoe in the Peoria City Council chambers.

Barring anything unexpected, East Peoria will bring back recycling this year.

A recap of the April 6 election from the WCBU newsroom. Tim Shelley reports.


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Washington Mayor Gary Manier will keep that title for the next four years after narrowly fending off a challenge from Ward 1 Alderman Lilija Stevens.

Denise Jackson defeated 1st District incumbent Denise Moore by a decisive 70% to 30% margin on Tuesday night.

The Peoria mayoral race is still too close to call. Jim Montelongo leads Rita Ali by just 73 votes in the race to become Peoria's next mayor, with 100% of precincts reporting.

The Tri-County area opened up universal COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for people ages 16 and older on Monday. While officials say most people should take whichever vaccine is offered to them, 16 and 17-year-olds must be a little choosier.

The day has finally arrived. Peorians are about to select the city's next mayor.

For decades, Dr. Harold Kasimow kept his Holocaust survival story largely to himself. He didn't feel he had the right to tell it. 

Ray LaHood is no longer the chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Board of Trustees.

The Housing Authority of Champaign County's newest affordable housing complex is 115 miles away from the next-nearest property it manages. Here's why the agency is setting up camp in Marshall County.

A rural Peoria County health care provider hopes to soon offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the surrounding community.

Former Peoria Congressman and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reportedly needed money for home repairs when he took $50,000 from the associate of a foreign national in 2012.

A network of volunteers keep watchful eyes on water quality in streams and rivers across Illinois. You'll soon have a chance to join them.

The U.S. Department of Justice says former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood took undisclosed foreign money while serving in President Barack Obama's administration.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood says he's now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But for those hesitating to roll up their sleeves, he said not to take his word for it.

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