Murray Baker Bridge

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Fire and Rescue Divers recovered the body of the man who jumped from the Murray Baker Bridge Thursday morning.

The unidentified man stopped his westbound car on the Murray Baker Bridge about 7:10, exited on the passenger side, continued to bridge wall and jumped. Three more cars traveling westbound then crashed in a pileup. The series of events snarled I-74 traffic in both directions.

Those attending the fireworks Friday on the Illinois Riverfront can expect ramp and bridge closures along I-74.

LaHood gets city street named after him

Nov 4, 2013

A former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and long-time Congressman now has a road named after him in the city of Peoria. City officials unveiled the so-called Honorary Secretary Ray LaHood Roadway at the intersection of Main and Monroe streets.