Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others.

Organizations in five communities throughout Illinois will divide $11.5 million to help treat children suffering from mental health problems. 

Police say officers shot a University of Illinois student who was spotted near campus with a handgun and refused police to drop the weapon.

A man who can be seen on a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime.

Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness.

An ex-Lithuanian lawmaker appeared faint and had to be helped to a seat in court as a U.S. judge refused to halt her extradition to her homeland, where she says she exposed a network of influential pedophiles.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner are officially reopening the Illinois Governor's Mansion after a more than two-year renovation.

A historic Illinois mansion built in the late 1800s has been sold for $505,000.

Programs that help babies and young children and their low-income families in suburban Chicago are getting nearly $3 million.

This week, we're talking with Debra Mielke of the Illinois Art League, about their annual membership show, which is on display at the Time Gallery in East Peoria.

The exhibit features over 100 pieces, submitted by 57 different League members. Awards will be presented at an opening reception, Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.

Health officials in northern Illinois are investigating several cases of Legionnaires' disease that occurred between June 7 and July 1.

LINCOLN, Ill. - A small aircraft has made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 just north of Lincoln, Illinois.

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Reconstruction of the Murray Baker Bridge deck means the heavily traveled Interstate 74 artery will be completely closed in 2020. That’s the proposal outlined by the Illinois Department of Transportation Wednesday.

A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father.


A small aircraft has made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of Interstate-55 just north of Lincoln.

A jury has been seated in the trial of an Illinois man who is charged with killing his sister-in-law and burying her body in a shallow grave.

The Springfield City Council has defeated an effort to keep homeless people from spending nights outside the Springfield Public Library.

Peoria City Council Talks Budget, Housing, Potholes

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  The City of Peoria wants to modify its current budget because of expected shortfalls in income.

The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

Central Illinois grocery shoppers will have fewer choices in the coming months. The Fresh Market announced Monday it’s closing 15 stores across the country. This includes stores in Peoria and Normal.

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Pekin-area medical professionals will operate a mobile clinic in Puerto Rico this fall.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The FBI is investigating the death of an Illinois prison inmate.

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CHICAGO (AP) - An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Tokyo was forced to return to O'Hare International Airport due to a cracked windshield.

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  Congressman Darin LaHood did a quiet military medal presentation in his Peoria office Monday.

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - A towering oak tree on the grounds of the Rock Island County Courthouse has been cut down. The action comes after a huge branch fell and killed two men watching a fireworks show.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Bloomington’s mayor is dropping plans for an ordinance that would recognize the importance of local immigrants.

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The Peoria Fire Department says arson is the cause of two weekend fires. The first happened early Saturday morning in a vacant home and the second occured Sunday at King Food and Tobacco Mart.

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CARMI - Authorities in southeastern Illinois say they've captured the last two of three men who allegedly broke out of a county jail in mid-June.

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CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago businessman has been sentenced to two years in prison for concealing income to avoid paying more than $800,000 in taxes.

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The Peoria Police Department is investigating the city's 13th homicide of the year. 20-year-old Terence Stone was found shot in the 900 block of West Nebraska around 9:15 p.m. He died less than hour later at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.