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 Tri-County area has set a new one-day mortality record for COVID-19 deaths.

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell fired two of his deputies Tuesday after they were accused of theft in separate incidents.

Deputy Joshua Carr allegedly took another person's gift bag Sept. 27 from the Tavern on Prospect in Peoria. The theft was later reported by the victim, Asbell said.

Pekin's congressional delegation is calling on the federal Bureau of Prisons to test all staff and inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution after a COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed there last week.

Democratic State Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria faces a well-funded Republican challenger this year.

Rich Brodrick is the new interim chief of the East Peoria Police Department.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride wants voters to retain him for another 10-year term. But some Republicans are opposing him with a multimillion dollar advertising blitz in the final days of his campaign.

At-Large Peoria City Councilman Zach Oyler has entered an Alford plea to disorderly conduct as part of an agreement to have other charges stemming from a July 2019 domestic incident dropped.

In an unusually uncompetitive race for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, there is unusually harsh rhetoric coming from a major party candidate.

Jim Ardis will not seek a fifth term as Peoria's mayor next spring.

A judge sentenced 15-year-old Zaveon Marks to 45 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of 16-year-old Zarious Fair in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood last summer.

A Fulton County man is charged with the murder of a woman in their home on Sunday.

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is launching a new campaign to highlight Black-owned businesses in central Illinois.

The rhetoric between state Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, and his opponent, Republican Tazewell County Treasurer Mary Burress, is growing increasingly negative in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 election.

It looks like most Peoria Public Schools students will be able to go back to class sooner than expected.

A $750,000 federal grant will expand anti-trafficking efforts in 46 central Illinois counties.

The Illinois State Police and Galesburg Police Department are investigating after a man was found dead in Cedar Fork.

William D. Avery, 57, was found dead in the creek near Bickerdyke Bridge just before 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

It's unclear how Avery died. ISP crime scene investigators were called to process the scene.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected homicide in Cuba.

Sheriff Jeff Standard said deputies responded to a medical emergency at 922 E. Jackson St. just before 2:45 p.m. Sunday. Despite attempts at resuscitation, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Standard said the initial investigation led authorities to believe the woman was killed. A suspect was arrested and taken to Graham Hospital in Canton for an unrelated medical issue.

Bradley University students won't get a spring break next semester. But they'll get a longer winter break to compensate.

Provost Walter Zakahi announced Friday that Bradley will cancel the traditional March 15-19 spring break as a COVID-19 exposure reduction measure. The spring semester will begin Jan. 27, a week later than usual.

Nine employees of the Peoria City/County Health Department play a vital role in the community's COVID-19 battle. They're contact tracers--tasked with figuring out how the virus is spreading in Peoria County, and containing it.

A teenager is believed to be responsible for a hit-and-run incident that left an 11-year-old Peoria boy seriously injured.

More bones were found Wednesday at the Illinois River near Glasford.

Artist Preston Jackson is on a mission to create three busts memorializing the late civil rights leader C.T. Vivian.

The East Peoria City Council has approved plans for a second recreational marijuana dispensary.

The council voted 4-1 to Tuesday approve Roy Sorce's proposal to open a dispensary at 300 S. Main St., in the shopping center across from Kroger. Commissioner Mike Sutherland voted no, as he has on all previous cannabis-related ordinances before the council.

A previous location closer to Sorce's cannabis craft growing operation on North Main was rejected due to its proximity to a daycare.

The first project funded by the E.D. Edwards Clean Air Act lawsuit settlement is completed.

Until last week, Ameren Illinois credited solar panel users at night for delivering excess energy generated by sunshine. But a new policy removes a credit for that delivery, a move that advocates say harms the nascent industry.

An 11-year-old Peoria boy is hospitalized with serious, but non life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run Thursday afternoon.

It appears Bradley University's new post-quarantine restrictions on student activities have taken a big bite out of COVID-19's spread on campus.

Trick-or-treating will be allowed in Peoria on Halloween, but that doesn't necessarily mean officials are recommending it.

First District Councilwoman Denise Moore is running for another four-year term.

The former Biehls commercial dry cleaners on Industrial Road is now home to a whiskey distillery.