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!

Central Illinois can officially permit limited indoor dining and bar service again, as the region moves back to Tier 1 mitigations.

A Canton woman was found dead in a South Peoria garage following a fire Friday morning.

With Gov. JB Pritzker officially allowing Region 2 to move back to lighter COVID-19 restrictions, some businesses are now able to reopen their doors to customers--again.

Knox County will begin vaccinating frontline essential workers and people aged 65 and older next week.

Nearly half a million cannabis arrest records were expunged in the first year of recreational cannabis legalization in Illinois. Ten counties, including Peoria and Knox, are years ahead of schedule in automatically expunging all eligible records.

The next wave of COVID-19 vaccinations is slated to begin in the Peoria area next week--and it's a big one.

Bradley University students returning to campus for the spring semester will be quarantining again. But it won't look exactly the same as last fall's hunker down.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Our top story concerns local law enforcement concerns about a new criminal justice reform bill winding its way through the Illinois General Assembly. Hear from Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell and Tazewell County Sheriff Jeff Lower. You'll also hear about the ongoing process to replace retired state Sen. Bill Brady.

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Our top story concerns deferrals of dental work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from one Peoria dentist who will tell you why that's a bad idea. You'll also hear from CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs. The Peoria mass transit agency didn't get through 2020 without some struggles, but Roelfs says they're still a lot better off than agencies in other cities.

The Peoria Housing Authority is tapping a Rockford-area firm to provide private security services at its properties.

The Tri-County area is considering temporarily pausing or slowing down its requests for more COVID-19 vaccines because most of the region's top-priority clients have received a shot, or even gotten their second dose.

Police and rioters clash
JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood on Friday said President Donald Trump does bear responsibility for Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, while Rep. Cheri Bustos said she supports efforts to remove Trump from office before Inauguration Day.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood on Friday said President Donald Trump does bear responsibility for Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, while Rep. Cheri Bustos said she supports efforts to remove Trump from office before Inauguration Day. 

The Fulton County Health Department is busy distributing its first 200 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine after a shipment arrived earlier this week.

A Peoria woman is dead after she fell into the Illinois River while kayaking Thursday.

The parent company of WEEK-TV and Heart of Illinois ABC is up for sale.

Rioters at the capitol
Jose Luis Magana / AP

Illinois lawmakers of both parties are condemning insurrection after pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Illinois lawmakers of both parties are condemning insurrection after pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Congress should immediately impeach and remove President Donald Trump from office.

Chillicothe may consider rolling back its enforcement of Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars next month.

As the deadline looms to redraw state legislative districts for the next decade, Illinois House Republicans are making a last-ditch effort to take the process out of the hands of lawmakers and place the onus on a new independent commission.

The city of Galesburg is off to a violent start this year, with a murder and a string of shootings reported in just the first five days of 2021.

Galesburg police said Rachel Likes, 26, was found in the driver's seat of her car in the 300 block of West First Street around 5 p.m. Monday. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and was later pronounced dead at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Maquesha Ramsey, also 26, was arrested in connection with the shooting; she's being held at the Knox County Jail.

A ultraviolet robot under development in Peoria could be an affordable and safe sanitation option for hospitals, offices, and other indoor spaces.

The former Heddington Oaks nursing home will serve as a distribution site for COVID-19 vaccines.

Hospital patient in bed
Jae C. Hong / AP

McLean County is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the community's total probable and confirmed cases to 11,355.

The Peoria Police Department is releasing more information about a Saturday night brawl that forced officers to briefly shut down Northwoods Mall.

A Peoria baby will see her first Christmas after her life was saved by an innovative new medical treatment.

The Peoria area dodged a post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases, mainly thanks to people following guidance to avoid large holiday gatherings with extended family.

Seven fatalities in Woodford County account for half of the deadliest single day in the Tri-County area since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Peoria man faces aggravated arson charges after a fire at the Sterling Towers high-rise last week.

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