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!

The Peoria Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a suspect considered armed and dangerous.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln said the tornado that briefly touched down about a mile east of the Peoria International Airport on Saturday night caused only minor damage.

A Bradley University student enrolled in the Semester Abroad program has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) is applauding the passage of the CARES Act - the single largest relief package in American history.

The annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe is postponed to late August.

Caterpillar said COVID-19 is beginning to negatively impact the earthmoving giant's supply chain - and warned more facility closures may be on the horizon.

Heartland Health Services is rolling out a mobile clinic this week to provide medical screening and care to local shelters.

Tazewell County is now reporting its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

The Federal Aviation Administration now says the employee who tested positive for COVID-19 in Peoria didn't work in the air traffic control tower.

A family of four was rescued from a fire at the Lexington Hills apartment Wednesday morning.

The Pekin City Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the emergency powers of the mayor and city manager for another two weeks.

The Red Cross says blood donations are badly needed as COVID-19 forces the cancellation of blood drives across the country.

Marshall County is now reporting its first COVID-19 case.

A nascent Peoria whiskey distillery is now switching to hand sanitizer production.

There are three new COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County area confirmed since Sunday.

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said he's working to reduce the number of inmates in close quarters at the jail in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell says he's seen an increase in domestic violence cases as people are forced to spend more time cooped up with each other in close quarters.

Health officials in LaSalle County say COVID-19 is spreading through community contact.

The Federal Aviation Administration said personnel at the Peoria International Airport air traffic control tower tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

Thousands of Caterpillar employees will continue heading to work under Gov. J.B. Prtizker's executive stay-at-home order meant to control the COVID-19 virus.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered Illinois residents to "shelter in place" starting 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7 in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.

The cancellation of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament in downtown Peoria took a toll on the city's hotels.

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association is asking for donations of face masks, respirators, and other personal protective equipment to stockpile now for healthcare workers tackling COVID-19 cases.

A high school student in the LaSalle County village of Seneca tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Knox County is launching its emergency operation center to better respond to COVID-19.

Peoria-area health officials say they're tightening the criteria for who gets tested for the coronavirus.

The Illinois Funeral Directors Association says services should be limited to 10 or fewer people for the time being.

Bradley University students will not be returning to class after spring break. 

Drive-through virus testing
Lynne Sladky / AP

UPDATED 2:55 p.m. | The number of COVID-19 tests being done in McLean County is ticking up slowly, officials said Wednesday, as local health care providers lean more on commercial labs to expand who can get swabbed.

It appears most Peoria County voters prefer to keep the incumbents currently holding the state's attorney and county clerk's offices.

With all precincts reporting, Peoria County State's Attorney Jodi Hoos beat challenger Chris McCall 60 to 40 percent. Incumbent County Clerk Rachael Parker defeated Gabe McLeod with 56 percent of the vote.

All four candidates are Democrats. No Republicans are running for either seat in the November general election.