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!

A man is dead after a hit-and-run accident in South Peoria just after midnight Monday.

The Peoria Police Department responded to the 2300 block of W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. around 12:15 a.m. to find a man down in a driveway. Police said it appeared he was hit by a vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The man was identified as 58-year-old John Harvey of Peoria. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

The Peoria Fire Department pulled six people and a number of pets out of a Peoria home filled with carbon monoxide on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead in a vehicle in a Central Peoria driveway early Sunday morning.

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 in Peoria County late Saturday night.

The city of Peoria will likely temporarily allow restaurants and bars to set up outdoor seating on private property, sidewalks, or even the street.

A Peoria man is facing felony charges in Woodford County after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop into the flooded Illinois River.

Woodford County Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword said Anthony Huynh, 23, was pulled over on Route 23 near Roanoke Concrete around 10 p.m. Thursday on a traffic violation.

Huynh fled the scene in his vehicle as a deputy approached on foot. A car chase continued until Huynh drove his vehicle onto Collins Lane, which is currently closed off to traffic due to river flooding. Tipsword said Huynh drove his vehicle into the river.

The city of Peoria has negotiated a tentative $1.5 million settlement to end a lawsuit filed by the family of murder victim Kayla Fannon.

Bradley University is offering buyouts to all full-time employees in an effort to trim costs as the institution faces a grim upcoming year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Illinois River is expected to hit major flood stage in Peoria by Friday morning. Cities aren't waiting until then to start preparing.

Peoria's new state-run COVID-19 testing site opens this Saturday. One perk - less intimitating nasal swabs.

The Dunlap School District's new offices should be completed by this fall.

Restaurants and bars are busily preparing to open back up for business outside next Friday.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the young boy killed yesterday in a shooting police deemed accidental.

A child has died after a shooting deemed accidental in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The East Peoria City Council gave an initial nod towards allowing businessman Roy Sorce's special use permit to process Asian carp caught in the Illinois River into bait.

A new 4-story, $45 million mixed use development appears to be officially on the way to East Peoria's Levee District.

The city of Galesburg is considering joining the Restore Heart of Illinois phased reopening plan led by Peoria.

It's getting harder for health departments to convince people who were in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient to stay at home and self-quarantine.

Peoria hospitals are now offering the experimental drug remdesivir as a treatment option for certain COVID-19 patients.

Morton Mayor Jeff Kaufman said while he likes both the Restore Heart of Illinois and Tri-County regional reopening plans, there's a major stumbling block that makes him wary of adopting it without the governor's blessing - liability.

Peoria officials said Friday they'll be ready to implement their regional phased reopening plan in the next week or so.

Bradley University President Stephen Standifird is appointing a "Return to Campus" team to prepare for probable scenarios in the upcoming school year.

The Peoria County Board approved a 10.5 percent across the board cut to its 2020 budget as COVID-19 takes a bite out of incoming revenues.

Peoria officials declined to take any new questions on the Restore Heart of Illinois phased reopening plan at the regularly scheduled COVID-19 press conference Thursday.

The Tri-County region saw perhaps its largest one-day tally for COVID-19 testing at its community-based collection sites thus far on Wednesday.

A 22-year-old man is dead after a shooting in Peoria on Wednesday evening.

Demolition of the former Bergner's at Sheridan Village has begun, marking the end of the iconic Central Peoria department store building.

The 11-county "Heart of Illinois" subregion plans to implement its own, speedier reopening plan independently of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "Restore Illinois" plan, which lumps Peoria in with the Quad Cities and Rockford in reopening phases.

Bradley University will no longer require students to submit their standardized test scores to be considered for admission.

After weeks of deliberation, the Peoria City Council is authorizing the city manager to draft operational cuts of up to $10 million to balance this year's city budget.