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!

If you watch TV via antenna in the Peoria area, you lost a couple channels after the great January rescan.

Three Republicans made their cases for why they deserve their party's nomination for the 17th Congressional District this March.

A withdrawn Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District now claims he's back in the race. But the Illinois State Board of Elections says that's not necessarily the case.

A federal judge banned two Central Illinois men from hunting worldwide after they admitted to breaking federal hunting laws in separate cases.

Home sales in the Peoria area were down a bit in 2019. But there are also fewer homes on the market.

A former Streator funeral director who lost his state license after alleged professional misconduct turned himself in Friday on multiple felony warrants. 

William "BJ" Elias, 51, is charged with 14 counts of violating the Illinois Funeral Funds or Burial Act in between 2003 and 2019. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said Elias stole more than $136,000. 

A pre-professional soccer team will call Peoria home starting this season.

The Peoria Heights School District Athletic Director has resigned after administrators say he sent inappropriate texts and social media messages to recent female graduates.

The Illinois State Board of Elections is correcting information it previously released about non-citizens mistakenly registered under the state's automatic voter registration system who then illegally cast a ballot. 

East Peoria might get a swimming pool again...if voters decide they want it. 

Developer Casey Baldovin is announcing a new project in the Warehouse District. 

An 80-year-old Peoria woman died Tuesday due to cold weather exposure.

The East Peoria City Council took the first step to approve Roy Sorce's application to start up a craft cannabis growing operation off Route 116. 

A couple is making one of the largest donations in Bradley University's history.

There's no how-to guide for re-adjusting to civilian life after returning home from war. 

Illinois Republicans are calling for an immediate hearing after 574 non-citizens were registered to vote through the state's automatic voter registration system. 

Starved Rock State Park lacks a single trail accessible to people with physical disabilities. The "For the Love of Starved Rock" campaign aims to change that.

Five-year-old Jeremiah Wilson went for a swim at the pool on a summer afternoon last June. 

The keynote speaker at Peoria's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon made voting rights the main theme of his address.

The Peoria Civic Center placed bids to host both the IHSA Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments for the next three years.

On this week’s episode, fiber artist Dana Baldwin joins Jenn Gordon to talk about her stunning collection of dresses created out of film strips. The exhibit: Dana Baldwin - Film Dresses, is on display through end of January at the Peoria Art Guild. 


A basketball arcade game manufacturer is celebrating its grand debut in Peoria.

The CEO of Peoria's Children's Home says it's important for non-profits to think like businesses, not charities.

Matt George wrote a new book..."The Nonprofit Game Plan: The Proven Strategy to Nonprofit Success."

George said just like for-profit businesses, non-profits need money to avoid cutting back on services. But he said there is important distinction.

"The difference in a for-profit is you may lose revenue or investors are not happy or the stock goes down. What happens in a not-for-profit, is it could mean life or death," he said. 

Both Peoria County State's Attorney candidates say youth outreach is how the county can begin to reduce its rates of juveniles charged with crimes. 

Peoria International Airport is adding nonstop flights to the Music City. 

Eugene Farrell of Roseville is calling it quits on his campaign for the Republican nomination for the 17th Congressional District. 

Peoria Public Schools is formally cutting ties with a former school resource officer criticized for a racially insensitive social media post.

Illinois isn't typically in play in presidential primaries. Peoria, even less so.

Nobody was injured after a school bus transporting East Peoria high school students was involved in a crash Saturday. 

With a record 25 homicides on the books in the city of Peoria last year, responding to violence and ensuring safety is a key campaign issue for both Peoria County State's Attorney candidates. But both candidates have different takes on how relationships play into that response.

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