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A new winery has won final approval from the Washington City Council to open.

The Galesburg City Council opened the doors to recreational cannabis sales.

This is the second in a four-part series about how the USDA’s trade relief payments are playing out in Central Illinois. It was produced by WCBU and WGLT.

Some of the items you put in residential recycle bins — glass and certain plastics, in particular — is going directly to landfills. That's because the recycling market is at a low ebb right now.

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With no discussion, the East Peoria City Council approved a 3 percent sales tax on recreational cannabis sales Tuesday evening.

A group of men incarcerated at the Peoria County Jail completed the Jobs Partnership Re-Entry Program, which aims to help them find work upon release.

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Illinois Campaign Season Opens Tuesday

Sep 3, 2019

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Officials at the University of Illinois are investigating a report of a noose found in an elevator at Allen Hall, a student dorm in Urbana.

This year, lawmakers approved a slew of new legislation intended to address Illinois’ teacher shortage. But Mark Klaisner, the new president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, said school districts across the state are still struggling to fill open teaching positions.

The Illinois Department of Labor is gearing up to help business owners with the new ‘no salary history’ law, which takes effect Sept. 29. The measure prohibits employers from asking applicants what they made in a previous job. 

Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley said a man was found dead in the Illinois River in East Peoria on Saturday.

A new report from NPR Illinois and ProPublica shows the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has protected the reputation of several members of the faculty accused of sexual harassment.

Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s tenure crossed the 100-day mark. She marked the ocassion by giving a speech laying out the city's significant fiscal problems, but stopped short of saying precisely what she wants to do to fix them.

The Peoria Police Department is seeking a 26-year-old man for his alleged involvement in Thursday's shooting in Central Peoria.

Police said Jyair Williams is connected to the shooting in the 3100 block of N. Isabell. Williams is considered armed and dangerous.

An adult male was found in a backyard nearby with gunshot wounds. His condition is considered life-threatening.

Thomas Jefferson Primary School and St. Philomena School were briefly locked down after the shooting. 

Williams is 6'2", 162 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

An attorney for Zaveon Marks, the 14-year-old accused of shooting Zarious Fair, argues he can’t be sentenced to more than 40 years in prison.

Bradley University Women's Head Basketball Coach Andrea Gorski will be on the Hilltop at least through the 2023-24 season.

Gorski signed a multi-year contract extension. She came back to Bradley in 2016 to coach her alma mater's team. 

In Gorski's first three seasons at the helm, the women's basketball team has produced three first-team All-MVC performers. That's the same number of Braves selected in the 15 years before Gorski's return.

She also led the women's team to its best season in a decade last year. 

American Red Cross volunteers are headed to Florida to help out with the Hurricane Dorian response. 

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Steve Hausler makes his directorial debut at Peoria Players Theatre with the regional premiere of Tarzan, The Musical. The show, based on the 1999 animated Disney film scored by Phil Collins, incorporates eye-catching sets and costuming, fly-systems, and unique staging to bring to life the story of Tarzan and Jane.  Themes of family and self-discovery abound in this high-flying production.

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has broken his leg, and his office says he doesn’t know how it happened.

Several people in the Chicago suburbs are suing two medical companies for allegedly releasing unsafe levels of a cancer-causing gas into their communities.


A Stark County man was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges.

Rodney A. King, 50, of Wyoming, was arrested for possession and dissemination of child pornography by the Illinois State Police and taken to the Stark County Jail. 

Police seized digital equipment from King's house and vehicle on a search warrant. They found several child pornography items, according to police. 

King is set to make an appearance Friday at the Stark County Courthouse in Toulon. 

Pritzker Ordered to Bedrest After Fracturing Thighbone

Aug 29, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a hairline fracture on his left thighbone and a doctor has ordered rest for four to six weeks. 

A Woodford County Sheriff's Deputy is OK after their vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 39.

Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword said deputies responded to several 911 calls around 4 a.m. Thursday reporting a driver heading south in the northbound lanes of I-39. 

One deputy stopped northbound traffic as the other attempted to find the wrong-way driver. The deputy found the driver near Minonk, and their vehicle was struck head-on by the driver, 69-year-old Stephen C. Vogler of Granville, as the deputy was coming to a stop.

This week, we recap an ongoing NPR Illinois/ProPublica investigation into complaints of sexual harassment on the University of Illinois' flagship campus.  Reporter Rachel Otwell details the findings.

After a deadly outbreak at the Quincy Veterans' Home, Illinois is taking steps to address Legionnaire's Disease.  But is the state on the right track?  An expert will join us.

And indications are that more mosquitoes could be in our future.  

That and more on this episode of Statewide.

A 25-year-old Mackinaw man believed to be murdered in California died from blunt force trauma to the head.

An adult man is in life-threatening condition after he was shot Thursday morning in Central Peoria. 

Peoria police responded to the 3200 block of N. Isabell just after 7:45 a.m. Officers found a vehicle in the 31oo block with gunfire damage. A man seen near the vehicle fled after spotting police.

Witnesses said they saw a suspect vehicle fleeing the area after the shooting, according to police. 

Police spread out to look for the fleeing man. A gunshot victim was found in the backyard of a house in the 31oo block of N. Twelve Oaks. He was taken to the hospital.

Salveo Health and Wellness in Canton has received approval from state regulators to begin selling recreational cannabis on Jan. 1 at its current site.

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