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 97-year-old silent film once thought lost forever was recently rediscovered amidst a collection of old film reels donated by a Peoria man to the Chicago Film Archives.

Tazewell County is now considered to be at a "coronavirus warning level" by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The long-envisioned Hanna City Trail could bring new economic development opportunities to western Peoria County, but time is running out to secure the 25-mile long corridor.

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Peoria County Jail appears to be abating.

Former Peoria TV reporter Denise Jackson is running for the 1st District City Council seat.

Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien

For Mary O’Brien, the physical symptoms of COVID-19—that persistent headache, congestion, extreme fatigue—were nothing compared to the emotional and social price she paid.

It's clear Peorians have strong opinions on the Columbus statue in upper Laura Bradley Park after the park district listened to more than 90 minutes of public comments at a forum on the monument's future on Wednesday.

The Dunlap school board surprised many students, parents, and teachers last week when it approved a full return to school this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of a hybrid "condensed" option that would have sent students home to learn remotely in the afternoons.

Each of the Tri-County health departments reported record single-day increases in new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

An attendee of the Aug. 1 special Peoria Heights Village Board meeting to discuss the future of its fire department tested has positive for COVID-19.

Village Administrator Dennis Sutton said the person diagnosed was wearing a mask and social distancing. That person is now quarantining All attending the Saturday meeting were informed, Sutton said.

If you've voted in a recent election, you may have received a vote-by-mail application in the mail recently.

Food insecurity and the invasive Asian carp are two familiar, longstanding issues in Peoria. But a new stakeholder group believes they've discovered a way to use one problem to solve another.

An Arizona woman was killed and two juveniles were injured after an accident Monday afternoon outside Bartonville.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and record single-day counts of new cases, hundreds of people gathered along the East Peoria riverfront last Saturday for the annual "White Trash Bash."

Three people are dead after a vehicle and an ambulance collided early Saturday morning in rural Woodford County.

Peoria County has dropped out of the state's list of "coronavirus warning level" counties. But Peoria City/County Health Department Monica Hendrickson said that's not necessarily good news.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said processing of about 3,800 COVID-19 tests at Pekin's Reditus Labs are delayed "beyond the appropriate laboratory testing and reporting window."

Three additional detainees at the Peoria County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19.

Caterpillar's second quarter sales and revenues declined 31 percent year-over-year, the company announced Friday.

The Dunlap School Board rejected a condensed schedule that would have limited in-person learning in favor of a more "face-to-face" approach.

West Central Illinois is just a few days away from implementing new COVID-19 restrictions if trends don't begin to reverse.

One Peoria medical clinic doesn't want your insurance card. Instead, it's working under an alternate membership-based payment model called "direct primary care."

The public will have its chance to weigh in on the Peoria Park District's ongoing discussion on whether or not the Christopher Columbus statue should be removed from Laura Bradley Park on the West Bluff.

Work on the fifth Peoria Police Resident Officer home is now completed.

The Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino's parent company sustained a 75 percent year-over-year revenue plummet in the second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois Central College is launching a new equity initiative aimed at helping low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students earn a higher education credential.

Bradley University said a COVID-19 outbreak among 12 students was traced back to a small, off-campus gathering where no mask-wearing or social distancing happened.

Concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are leading college sports associations to delay or cancel the start of their fall 2020 sports seasons.

The Peoria City/County Health Department is issuing a health advisory after state public health officials declared the county one of four statewide currently at a "warning level" for the coronavirus.

Wildlife Prairie Park is unveiling six new lodging cabins near the elk and bison pasture.

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