Illinois public health officials say a central Illinois woman has died after using synthetic marijuana.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the most recent victim was in her 30s. He says she was a resident of Stark County, but died at a Peoria hospital. No additional details regarding the death have been released.

Red Cross hoping to avoid summer blood shortage

Jul 10, 2014

The American Red Cross in Peoria is hoping to prevent the summer shortage of blood that typically comes as area residents go on vacation. The local chapter is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation centers and blood drives.

Red Cross in urgent need of blood

Jul 9, 2013

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood. The Peoria area organization is asking for platelet and blood donors of all types.