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Peoria Journal Star
Trump disbands advisory council, but Caterpillar still wants policy roleMatt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA —
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 56 minutes ago
Matt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA — Caterpillar Inc. wants to stay engaged with the Trump administration on economic policy initiatives, despite the dismantling of a White House advisory council over the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
'Stand for Manual' ushers in first day of schoolPam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — The first day of
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 56 minutes ago
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — The first day of school seemed like the last to Jalasha Snipes, an eighth-grader at Manual Academy. “I feel like I just graduated. I feel like the world,” she shouted as she made her way... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Saint John Paul II relic brought to St. Mary's Church in KickapooThomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch EDWARDS — In rec
Peoria Journal Star / Posted an hour ago
Thomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch EDWARDS — In recounting her memories of St. John Paul II, Jenna Alwood recalled seeing him constantly on the television — a giant presence but one filled with joy. For the 43-year-old... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Heights couple robbed; husband injuredAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA HEIGHTS —
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 hours ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA HEIGHTS — A 62-year-old Peoria Heights man was injured earlier this week when he stumbled upon a person in his house. Few details about the man's injuries have been released, but... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Trump disbands council over executive exodus, just as Caterpillar commitsMatt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA —
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 hours ago
Matt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA — Caterpillar Inc. planned to remain on a White House advisory council that other executives abandoned this week in protest of President Donald Trump, but the company's... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
How does Trump not get the Nazi thing?Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil With nothing else sparking se
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 hours ago
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil With nothing else sparking sense in President Trump, maybe we ought to send him buttons. That’s all I can think of, aside from the amazement that he just doesn’t get it. Let's look this... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Thieves take TV, video game console from Peoria homeAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — Thieves
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 hours ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — Thieves took a TV, a PlayStation4 and a fire stick from a Central Peoria home sometime in the past two days. According to a report filed at the Peoria Police Department, the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Ancient games bring kilted brawn to Peoria Irish FestThomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — Roaming
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 hours ago
Thomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — Roaming around the Erin Feis festival grounds on the Peoria riverfront in 2011, Joel Montgomery found himself wandering over to the open field area. He was wearing a kilt. As he... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Old favorites and new imports to the Peoria Irish FestThomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — The con
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 10 hours ago
Thomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — The constant curiosity of the Peoria Irish Fest, formerly known as Erin Feis, each year is the different aspects of Irish culture that are transported to the Peoria... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Woman, grandson robbed in Central Peoria while trying to buy an iPhoneAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — A woman
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 hours ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — A woman and her grandson were robbed at gunpoint by an unknown person Tuesday evening in Central Peoria. According to a report filed at the Peoria Police Department, the woman,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Peoria police investigate damaging of trombonePhil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil Peoria police are investigati
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 11 hours ago
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil Peoria police are investigating the unauthorized fondling of a man’s trombone. The trombone is Sam’s. And he is not happy. His trombone has been brazenly violated — its case ripped asunder, the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Relic of St. John Paul II to tour the Peoria Diocese this weekThomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — Four ye
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 hours ago
Thomas Bruch Journal Star entertainment reporter @thomasbruch PEORIA — Four years removed from its last appearance in Peoria, a relic of St. John Paul II — a pope of lofty magnitude for present day Catholics — will return to the area this week. The... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Elmwood and Princeville girls win livestock 'super bowl' at Illinois State FairAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz SPRINGFIELD — Im
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 hours ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz SPRINGFIELD — Imagine winning the Super Bowl or the World Series all by yourself. That's how Olivia Caldwell of Elmwood described this past week when she was named the grand champion at... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Woodford rezoning for Dollar General still uncertainNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick EUREKA — Dollar General represen
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 hours ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick EUREKA — Dollar General representatives have made two attempts, in two counties, to find a spot along Illinois Route 26 for a new store. Woodford County officials are to make a second attempt at... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Elmwood girl wins livestock 'super bowl,' and Princeville girl also a star at state fairAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz SPRINGFIELD — Im
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 hours ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz SPRINGFIELD — Imagine winning the Super Bowl or the World Series all by yourself. That's how Olivia Caldwell of Elmwood described this past week when she was named the grand champion at... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Peoria kids heading back to school ... already?Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Good morning, troops. It's Wedne
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 hours ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, Aug. 16. Today is the first day of the 2017-18 academic year for students in Peoria and Dunlap public schools. Some other area districts already have begun classes,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Status quo at Peoria-area Applebee's, IHOP restaurantsNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick The International House of Panca
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 hours ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick The International House of Pancakes restaurants in Peoria and East Peoria are open and appear likely to remain that way, at least for now. No official list of IHOP and Applebee's restaurants scheduled... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
When Peoria went crazy over ElvisPhil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil “Rock n’ Roll: Is It a Menace
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 16 hours ago
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil “Rock n’ Roll: Is It a Menace or Harmless Teen-Age Fun?” That 1956 headline seems quaint and comical. But the concern was real, as documented in the Aug. 12, 1956, edition of the Journal Star. The... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Magical Memorial: Northwestern beats Bradley 1-0 in Danny Dahlquist GameJohnny Campos Journal Star sports reporter @johnnycampos59 PEORIA — Ten years
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 22 hours ago
Johnny Campos Journal Star sports reporter @johnnycampos59 PEORIA — Ten years later, it has not gotten any easier for the Bradley soccer team to remember the reason for the ninth annual Danny Dahlquist Memorial Game. Almost 10 years ago to the day,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
As CEOs withdraw, Caterpillar silent about Trump council seatMatt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA —
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Matt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA — After a handful of business leaders openly broke with President Donald Trump over his response to violent white supremacist protests, Caterpillar Inc. chose a different... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Morton football booster club, athletic department will split advertising signs profitSteve Stein of the Journal Star @SpartanSteve MORTON — Profit from the sales o
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Steve Stein of the Journal Star @SpartanSteve MORTON — Profit from the sales of advertising signs that will be placed along the fence at Morton High School's Carper Field will be split 50-50 between a football booster club and the high school's... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Demolition of landslide houses in East Peoria set to beginScott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard EAST PEORIA — St
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Scott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard EAST PEORIA — Stark Excavating won the bid Tuesday night to demolish seven houses in the Pinecrest Hills subdivision on properties severely damaged by a landslide more than four years... Read more
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Sioux City Journal
Natural gas suspected in Lincoln explosion that injured 2on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, following a house explosion on Red Oak Road in Lincol
Sioux City Journal / Posted yesterday
on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, following a house explosion on Red Oak Road in Lincoln, Neb. Authorities say people have been injured in a blast that leveled a home and damaged others nearby in southeast Lincoln. (Amber Baesler/The Journal-Star... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
New law could ease consolidation of Peoria Township into cityChris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEORIA — Legisla
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEORIA — Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday could make consolidating some of the state's more than 7,000 units of government easier — and members of Peoria's City Council... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Mr. Mike's in Lacon changes handsGary L. Smith of the Journal Star LACON — A popular riverfront eatery housed i
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Gary L. Smith of the Journal Star LACON — A popular riverfront eatery housed in a city-owned building has changed hands under a lease transfer approved Monday night by the Lacon City Council. Ali Hedden and husband Rusty Edwards of Lacon took over... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Manual guard Adam Miller transferring to Morgan ParkAaron Ferguson Journal Star prep sports reporter @sports_aaron Manual star poi
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Aaron Ferguson Journal Star prep sports reporter @sports_aaron Manual star point guard Adam Miller confirmed Tuesday he is transferring to Chicago Morgan Park because his family is moving to the area. “My mom was looking for a job and she’s just... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Chris Windom racing in Truck Series at BristolBy Jeff Adams for the Journal Star Canton driver Chris Windom will make his se
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
By Jeff Adams for the Journal Star Canton driver Chris Windom will make his second appearance for the Mittler Brothers in the No. 36 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Windom will... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Delaying baby's first bath can help them stay warm after birthLaura Nightengale Journal Star healthcare reporter @lauranight PEORIA — Waitin
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Laura Nightengale Journal Star healthcare reporter @lauranight PEORIA — Waiting to give babies their first baths can dramatically improve their first few hours of life outside of the womb. Babies are often born covered in a white, creamy substance... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
As CEOs withdraw, Caterpillar stays silent about seat on Trump's councilMatt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA —
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Matt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel PEORIA — After a handful of business leaders openly broke with President Donald Trump over his response to violent white supremacist protests, Caterpillar Inc. chose a different... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Lacon mayor resigns, citing family health issuesGary L. Smith of the Journal Star LACON — Lacon Mayor Ronald Schoof has resign
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Gary L. Smith of the Journal Star LACON — Lacon Mayor Ronald Schoof has resigned, citing family health issues that have consumed a great deal of his time and energy in recent months. “I just ran out of gas,” he said Monday night. Schoof, who just... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Collecting 'Liquid Sunshine' to water Peoria's community gardensLaura Nightengale Journal Star healthcare reporter @lauranight PEORIA — One of
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Laura Nightengale Journal Star healthcare reporter @lauranight PEORIA — One of the challenges faced by organizations trying to boost agriculture on Peoria's south side is irrigation. When vacant lots are converted to community gardens, they often... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Peoria man robbed of $152 at gunpoint on East BluffSteve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — A 37-y
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Steve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — A 37-year-old man told police he was beaten and robbed of $152 Tuesday morning by two armed men wearing masks. The victim told police that he was attacked at 4 a.m. Tuesday in... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
East Bluff group seeking new executive directorSteve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — The ne
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Steve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — The neighborhood-improvement agency in the East Bluff is looking for a new executive director. Lueshand Nunn, board president of East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Alpha Media takes top four spots in Peoria radio ratingsSteve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — WPBG-F
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Steve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — WPBG-FM 93.3, the classic rock station known as the Drive, was the ratings winner once again for the Peoria market. The Drive topped the ratings book in the fall of 2016 and... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Police investigate unauthorized trombone fondlingPhil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil Peoria police are investigati
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil Peoria police are investigating the unauthorized fondling of a man’s trombone. The trombone is Sam’s. And he is not happy. His trombone has been brazenly violated — its case ripped asunder, the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Nebraska gardener creates memorial for cancer victimstransform an unused, sunken corner of Humboldt Lake Park into the Southeast Neb
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
transform an unused, sunken corner of Humboldt Lake Park into the Southeast Nebraska Memorial Cancer Garden, the Lincoln Journal Star reported . Wilhelm sketched a blueprint for the garden in January. The plan she presented to Humboldt City... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Peoria police investigate unauthorized fondling of trombonePhil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil Peoria police are investigati
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil Peoria police are investigating the unauthorized fondling of a man’s trombone. The trombone is Sam’s. And he is not happy. His trombone has been brazenly violated — its case ripped asunder, the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Status quo at Peoria-area IHOP restaurantsNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick The International House of Panca
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick The International House of Pancakes restaurants in Peoria and East Peoria are open and appear likely to remain that way, at least for now. No official list of IHOP and Applebee's restaurants scheduled... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Happy birthday, Scott AltmanNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Good morning, troops. It's Tuesd
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Good morning, troops. It's Tuesday, Aug. 15. It also is the 58th birthday of one Scott "Scooter" Altman, the only astronaut ever to have graduated from Pekin Community High School. He probably also is... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Warning: It may get harder to avoid traffic tickets for passing a stopped school busPam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — With more than 1
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — With more than 100 school buses on the road at least twice a day, Josh Collins estimates drivers illegally pass stopped school buses over 4,000 times a year in the typical school... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
PPS expects to cut deficit to $2 million despite questions about state fundingPam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — Even without kno
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — Even without knowing the exact amount it will receive in state funding, Peoria Public Schools anticipates major reductions in the deficit for the 2017-18 school year. Chief Financial... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Speed humps are among Peoria's tactics to calm trafficSteve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — Speed
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Steve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — Speed humps under construction on Barker Avenue near Bradley University are the latest example of city efforts to calm traffic. The speed hump is just one of the measures used... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Scholar to speak on Ronald Reagan, Fulton Sheen, John Paul II on TuesdayChris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEORIA — A natio
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEORIA — A nationally renowned author and historian will speak Tuesday in Peoria about links between Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan and Bishop Fulton Sheen. Paul Kengor,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Ronda Guyton is first black woman to oversee jailAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — In fron
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — In front of nearly 100 family members, colleagues and friends, Ronda Guyton became the county's first black woman to achieve the rank of captain at the Peoria County Sheriff's... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Speed humps are among city tactics to calm trafficSteve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — Speed
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Steve Tarter Journal Star city of Peoria reporter @SteveTarter PEORIA — Speed humps under construction on Barker Avenue near Bradley University are the latest example of city efforts to calm traffic. The speed hump is just one of the measures used... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Back-to-school means more than ABCs for PPS teachersPam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — Peoria Public Sc
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam PEORIA — Peoria Public Schools is as focused on the emotional impact of other letters of the alphabet as it is on the ABCs. Superintendent Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat and a panel discussion on the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Local flavor in Bloomington Lady Hearts runner-up finish at national championshipsThree former Journal Star-area high school played for the Bloomington Lady Hear
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Three former Journal Star-area high school played for the Bloomington Lady Hearts when they finished second at the Women's Major Softball National Championships over the weekend in Stratford, Conn. Former East Peoria standout and 2014 Journal Star... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
New head jailer a first for Peoria CountyAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — In fron
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — In front of nearly 100 family members, colleagues and friends, Rhonda Guyton became the county's first black woman to achieve the rank of captain at the Peoria County Sheriff's... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Pekin tavern sells $700,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticketChris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEKIN — The winn
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEKIN — The winning ticket for Monday's midday Lucky Day Lotto drawing, worth $700,000, was sold at Pottsie's Place, 303 Margaret St. The ticket, a Quick Pick selection, matched all five... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Pekin tavern sells $700,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticketChris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEKIN — The winn
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEKIN — The winning ticket for Monday's midday Lucky Day Lotto drawing, worth $700,000, was sold at Pottsie's Place, 303 Margaret St. The ticket, a Quick Pick selection, matched all five... Read more
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