5:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

State senate looking at electronic tracking limits

The Illinois Senate is considering limits on the ways law enforcement can use electronic tracking information. Both privacy advocates and police are in favor of the change.

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5:58 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Proposed IL law considers reading kids Miranda rights

Illinois lawmakers are considering what steps police should have to take before questioning kids at school.

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10:17 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Police arrest ‘key player’ in Peoria home invasions

Peoria Police say they’ve arrested a key player involved in a rash of home invasions.  Chief Steve Settingsgaard says 43-year-old Perry Rosetto was arrested after fleeing from officers Monday.  Settingsgaard says the Peoria resident dropped multiple duffle bags with stolen items from several home invasions.  He says a tip from Crime Stoppers led to the arrest:

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7:15 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Officials expand entry zone for some Washington residents

Washington residents who do not live near heavily-damaged areas can now make efforts to return to the city.  The town of about 15,000 was heavily damaged following Sunday’s tornados and storms.  Washington Police Chief Don Volk says the nighttime curfew will stay in place for the city:

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:26 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Peoria police warn of bank scam text message

The Peoria Police Department is warning of a fake text message scam involving Southside bank.  They say residents may have received a fake text concerning the ‘deactivation’ of their bank accounts.  The bank is automatically shutting down card numbers that appear to be compromised.  But no financial losses have been reported so far. 

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1:12 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Hotline number for Peoria home invasion information

Residents can now call a special hotline with any information on a rash of home invasions in Peoria.  The hotline number is 494-8288.  

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5:35 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner

Peoria Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the murder of a nightclub owner.  Bryan J. Stewart is charged with murder and aggravated arson in the death of Todd Scholl.  Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds and died prior to a fire in a downtown storage area last week.  He owned two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street.

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4:37 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Three-vehicle accident involves school bus, minor injuries

A three-vehicle accident involving a car, a school bus and a cab sent multiple people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. None of the six District 150 students on the bus were injured. Peoria Police Lieutenant Scott Cook says initial information shows the car likely ran a red light and struck the cab, which then hit the school bus. Lieutenant Cook says the crash is still under investigation.  

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4:46 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development

The City of Peoria is getting federal funding to recruit or re-hire six police officers. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the $750,000 in funding. It’s part of the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program.  

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5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Police prepare for IL concealed carry

Although concealed carry is on the books in Illinois … it'll be months before anyone can obtain a permit to actually carry a firearm in public. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, police are already getting ready for the change: 

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