Washington

Police Extend Curfew Following Tornado

Nov 17, 2013

UPDATED

In the aftermath of Sunday's tornadoes, the City of Pekin will once again enforce a  9pm to 6am curfew for areas on Sheridan from 2nd  to 8th street, including areas north between those streets to Lakeside. Pekin Police will continue to heavily patrol all damaged areas. Residents are encouraged to call the following numbers if they need assistance, or are wanting to volunteer. This is a hotline that went live Thursday set up by the Emergency Operations Center.

Homeowners (needing assistance) 309-698-5001

Volunteers 309-698-5002

Work on Centennial Drive complete

Nov 1, 2013

Local, state and federal officials held an official ribbon cutting to mark the completion of Centennial Drive.  The more than three-mile stretch of road connects East Peoria and Washington.  East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the six-phase project is vital to both cities:

Post shutdown, sigh of relief from state investors

Oct 17, 2013

With the federal shutdown over and a government default averted, investors breathed a sigh of relief Thursday.  That includes the people responsible for investing billions of dollars on behalf of Illinois state government. 

Washington Police Chief moving on to Canton

Jun 5, 2013

Washington’s Police Chief is moving on to another job. Mayor Gary Manier confirmed on Facebook Wednesday that Jim Kuchenbecker is retiring, and becoming the Director of Public Safety with the city of Canton.

UnityPoint Health-Methodist held held a ribbon cutting for its new 13-thousand-square-foot clinic in Washington Friday. Dr. Gary Knepp is the Chief Medical Officer at UnityPoint Health. He says the $4 million Family Medicine clinic in Washington coordinates with the main hospital thanks to synchronized electronic medical records. This allows the clinic to view patient information and provide better care.

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