Peoria police warn of IRS-themed phone scam

Aug 5, 2015

Peoria police are warning residents of a new phone scam. The police department reports those involved with the con are pretending to be with the I-R-S or U.S Department of Treasury. The scammers call victims claiming they owe money and must pay immediately. The callers then threaten people with arrest if they refuse. Additional scammers may call the victims as well pretending to be with local police or the D-M-V to support the I-R-S claim. Police say anyone receiving these calls should call the I-R-S directly with any questions or the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Officials warn about ticket scam possibilities

Dec 26, 2014

Some auditoriums and other venues are warning consumers about secondary market ticket brokers.

U of I president warns on pension deal

Nov 26, 2013

The president of the University of Illinois has warned employees about the coming legislative session on pensions. Robert Easter says the deal could be "onerous for public employees."