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Tory Dahlhoff

Tory Dahlhoff has a varied background in multimedia production that includes TV and film, radio, print, and graphic design. He has also worked in the field of community and economic development in the Greater Peoria region with a focus on agriculture, food systems, and rural matters. He holds a bachelor's in Journalism from Bradley University and is currently pursuing a master's in Community Economic Development at Western Illinois University.

He is originally from Belleville and landed in Peoria in 2012 following years living and working in media production in both Chicago and Los Angeles. He is a husband and father of three adorable kids. He plays guitar and enjoys some occasional side work as a touring musician.

Of the 43 states recently reported by the Brennan Center for Justice to be facing a wave of new bills aimed at tightening voting rules, Illinois is not one of them.

Building a new home in Peoria’s North Valley now comes with a 10-year property tax abatement.

On her small family farm outside Princeton, Ill., Rachel Berry, founder and CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association, stands in front of a giant bale of hemp stalks that resembles an oversized bird’s nest. She pulls a small hardcover book from a basket full of various goods made from the fiber and woody pulp of hemp stems.

Homeowners in the City of Peoria can now legally market their homes as short term rentals on platforms such as Airbnb but only after obtaining the appropriate license.

In this WCBU Black History Special, you'll hear some of our best reporting about the people who brought us to where we are—and what we can learn to better decide where we go next.

Morale is “low” within the Peoria Fire Department’s workforce, according to Assistant Fire Chief James Bachman.

In the basement of the Legacy Building in El Paso, Illinois is a small corner room with a wall of cinderblocks filling a doorway that once led to the street above. Around 125 years ago locals entered here for a shave and a chat with their barber, David Strother.

The City of Peoria is exploring the creation of a new tax increment financing district (TIF) in an effort to spur development at the long-vacant southeast corner of War Memorial Drive and University Street.

OSF HealthCare administered just over 4,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines over the last three weeks in the Tri-County region, according to Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Overton.

When Peoria resident Zaxton Johnson heard the city will begin road construction this spring in front of their home on South Western Avenue, he was quick to name his top repair priority.

The Peoria City Council delayed Tuesday night’s vote for the proposed tax abatement program in Peoria’s North Valley over concerns related to the required removal of dozens of properties from an overlapping TIF district.

First District city council member Denise Moore has withdrawn a proposal before the Peoria City Council to approve the use of $550,000 in TIF funds to purchase a former grocery store building at 210 S. Western Ave.

Bars and restaurants in the City of Peoria are getting some relief for overhead expenses this year with a 50% reduction in liquor license renewal fees.

It's not just high school athletes feeling the scholarship pinch during the pandemic.

Public health recommendations are causing changes to many families’ Thanksgiving plans this year. But the pandemic also has had an impact on how area social service organizations distribute Thanksgiving meals to families struggling to keep food on the table.

Fourteen-year Democratic incumbent Dave Koehler of Peoria is the winner of the race for Illinois’ 46th Senate district with 54% of the vote.

The term “regenerative agriculture” sounds wonderful...or for many maybe just more fancy talk for the latest sustainable agriculture movement.