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East Peoria Times Courier
Fire heavily damages rural homein unincorporated Groveland Township, said East Peoria Fire Chief Alan Servis.H
Fire heavily damages rural home
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 10 hours ago
in unincorporated Groveland Township, said East Peoria Fire Chief Alan Servis.His department responded to assist North Pekin firefighters, while firefighters and tanker trucks from several other area departments were also called in, Servis... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Dragons crowned by KnightsFinal: Richwoods 10, Pekin 4Summary: Richwoods raced out to a 3-0 lead in the f
Dragons crowned by Knights
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 10 hours ago
Final: Richwoods 10, Pekin 4Summary: Richwoods raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of Friday’s non-conference baseball game against Pekin. The Dragons answered back with a run in the bottom of the first with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Wes... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Kroner's many faces of all those raceswants to be a cross-country coach. She’ll have plenty of firsthand knowledge t
Kroner's many faces of all those races
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 11 hours ago
wants to be a cross-country coach. She’ll have plenty of firsthand knowledge to share with her future runners. The Pekin native ran her second marathon on Saturday and was timed in 3:12:08. She didn’t know it was going to turn into an... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Artists make way to Pekin for Congressional art competition Posted Apr. 30, 2016 at 1:48 PM Illinois’ 17th Congressional District was re
Artists make way to Pekin for Congressional art competition
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 19 hours ago
Posted Apr. 30, 2016 at 1:48 PM Illinois’ 17th Congressional District was represented by high school artists Saturday during the first showcase held by Rep. Cheri Bustos.Of the 40 artists... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Federal inmates practice getting outonce their often-lengthy terms end and they take their first steps back into th
Federal inmates practice getting out
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted yesterday
once their often-lengthy terms end and they take their first steps back into their communities.He joined 20 inmates at Pekin’s Federal Correctional Institution who took part in a “reentry simulation” that an FCI Pekin official said Friday will... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
From the History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Two snapshots of the Illinois River waterway Two weeks ago, we explored a remarkable aspect of the natural history of the
From the History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Two snapshots of the Illinois River waterway
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted yesterday
Two weeks ago, we explored a remarkable aspect of the natural history of the Mackinaw River in Tazewell County. One of the publications we used was the... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Pitching ‘A pleasant surprise’ for Mortonmound he leads the team in most categories.In the sophomore’s last start, the P
Pitching ‘A pleasant surprise’ for Morton
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted yesterday
mound he leads the team in most categories.In the sophomore’s last start, the Potters won by 10-run rule in a 10-0 win over Pekin. Massaglia finished the game 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, while also throwing a no-hitter.He’s been lights out... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Pekin Police conduct raid on house, confiscate televisionPEKIN, Ill. -- Pekin Police were busy Friday raiding a house. It happened on t
Pekin Police conduct raid on house, confiscate television
Central Illinois News Center / Posted yesterday
PEKIN, Ill. -- Pekin Police were busy Friday raiding a house. It happened on the 1000 block of S. 3rd Street. Police could be seen questioning someone and carrying out evidence, including a flat-screen TV. It is unclear why the raid was... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Federal inmates practice getting outonce their often-lengthy terms end and they take their first steps back into th
Federal inmates practice getting out
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted yesterday
once their often-lengthy terms end and they take their first steps back into their communities.He joined 20 inmates at Pekin’s Federal Correctional Institution who took part in a “reentry simulation” that an FCI Pekin official said Friday will... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Council approves budgetThe city of Pekin will have a budget for its next fiscal year with no changes t
Council approves budget
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
The city of Pekin will have a budget for its next fiscal year with no changes to its garbage fees, and yard waste will remain available to the residents.The budget was approved by a 5-2 vote from the City Council Thursday.Although it won’t be a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Former Mooseheart pedophile fighting state's move to commit himhave him committed indefinitely under the state's Sexually Violent Persons Comm
Former Mooseheart pedophile fighting state's move to commit him
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
have him committed indefinitely under the state's Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. Chad E. Wahl, 46, formerly of Pekin, was arrested in March 1992, convicted in early 1994 and sentenced to 21 years in prison for sexually assaulting and... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Man charged with child sex assaultA 26-year-old man could be imprisoned for years if he’s convicted of predatory
Man charged with child sex assault
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
A 26-year-old man could be imprisoned for years if he’s convicted of predatory sexual assault involving a 3-year-old Pekin boy and his older sister.Jesse Pfanz, of 2841 Allentown Road, was ordered held on $75,000 bond when he was charged in court... Read more
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Chillicothe Times Bulletin
Local doctors give views on physician shortages in Illinoisefficient for patients and more readily available for them and provide better c
Local doctors give views on physician shortages in Illinois
Chillicothe Times Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
efficient for patients and more readily available for them and provide better continuity and lower their costs,” he said.Pekin HospitalDr. Gordon Cross, medical staff president at Pekin Hospital, invited Todd Sagin, MD JD, to speak at the... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Peoria man accused of stealing, selling $20,000 worth of employer's computer equipment Posted Apr. 24, 2016 at 9:33 PM PEKIN — A Peoria man allegedly stole and sol
Peoria man accused of stealing, selling $20,000 worth of employer's computer equipment
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 3 days ago
Posted Apr. 24, 2016 at 9:33 PM PEKIN — A Peoria man allegedly stole and sold more than $20,000 worth of computer equipment over 1½ years from an East Peoria... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Woman indicted on charges in drug-induced death of East Peoria manparaphernalia.• Daniel J. Bryant, 29, 111 Fahey Hollow Road, East Peoria; theft
Woman indicted on charges in drug-induced death of East Peoria man
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 3 days ago
paraphernalia.• Daniel J. Bryant, 29, 111 Fahey Hollow Road, East Peoria; theft.• Ronlee E. Chism, 18, 2004 Market St., Pekin; residential burglary and aggravated battery of a peace officer.• Jacob G. Collins, 33, 3120 Sheridan Road, Pekin;... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Meet Carlo Rolan, Pekin High's first trans-woman cheerleaderPEKIN, Ill. -- It was just another Wednesday with the girls for Carlo Rolan. Sh
Meet Carlo Rolan, Pekin High's first trans-woman cheerleader
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 3 days ago
PEKIN, Ill. -- It was just another Wednesday with the girls for Carlo Rolan. She was hanging out, having a good time after hearing some great news: she made the cheerleading squad. That's big for the soon-to-be junior because it makes her the first... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Macomb BoE, union negotiations still in progressConstruction Co., out of Galesburg, for repaving work on the Washington St. gym
Macomb BoE, union negotiations still in progress
McDonough County Voice / Posted 3 days ago
Construction Co., out of Galesburg, for repaving work on the Washington St. gymnasium parking lot. • Accepted a $379,400 bid from Vanguard Contractors Inc., out of Pekin, for health-life safety work to be completed at the junior-senior high s... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Pekin blood drive draws friendly competition between firemen, police, sheriff's officePEKIN, Ill. -- It was a battle of the badges Wednesday in Pekin. The Pekin Fir
Pekin blood drive draws friendly competition between firemen, police, sheriff's office
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 3 days ago
PEKIN, Ill. -- It was a battle of the badges Wednesday in Pekin. The Pekin Fire Department, Pekin Police Department, and Tazewell County Sheriff's Office faced off in a blood drive for the American Red Cross. They held the event in the city council... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Pekin man accused of predatory criminal sexual assaultPEKIN, Ill. -- A Pekin man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old
Pekin man accused of predatory criminal sexual assault
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 3 days ago
PEKIN, Ill. -- A Pekin man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy while the boy's 8-year-old sister watched. Jesse Pfanz, 26, faces charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child. Pfanz was... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Tazewell coroner denies FOIA requesta legal opinion produced by the county.As a result, the cause of a reportedly v
Tazewell coroner denies FOIA request
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
a legal opinion produced by the county.As a result, the cause of a reportedly violent death April 18 of a physician in his Pekin Hospital office remains undisclosed.The Daily Times on April 20 filed a request under the Illinois Freedom of... Read more
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The Fairfield Ledger
Pekin, Van Buren finish first, seventh at Rocket RelaysEDDYVILLE — The Pekin Panthers’ boys’ track team won the Rocket Relays in Eddyv
Pekin, Van Buren finish first, seventh at Rocket Relays
The Fairfield Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
EDDYVILLE — The Pekin Panthers’ boys’ track team won the Rocket Relays in Eddyville on Tuesday with 154 points. Van Buren was also in attendance and finished in seventh place with 43.5 points. Pekin’s relay teams swept through the competition as... Read more
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Newton Daily News
PCM, Colfax-Mingo finish third, fourth at Rocket RelaysJacob Lietz and Colin Lourens, helping the Tigerhawks finish right behind the M
PCM, Colfax-Mingo finish third, fourth at Rocket Relays
Newton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Jacob Lietz and Colin Lourens, helping the Tigerhawks finish right behind the Mustangs in the large-school team standings. Pekin won the Class A Division standings with 154 points. BGM finished second with 100, and the Mustangs were 1 1/2 points... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Pekin City Council seeks to balance budgetTo obtain a balanced budget for the next fiscal year, the city of Pekin will ha
Pekin City Council seeks to balance budget
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
To obtain a balanced budget for the next fiscal year, the city of Pekin will have to make some adjustments to offset a number of deficits.The City Council on Monday heard a budget presentation by Interim City Manager Sarah Newcomb on what rates and... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Outside firm will search for city managerThe first step in selecting a new city manager is underway after the Pekin City
Outside firm will search for city manager
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
The first step in selecting a new city manager is underway after the Pekin City Council approved Monday an outside firm to conduct the search.Former City Manager Darin Girdler resigned Jan. 28. His replacement should be selected by the council by... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Local doctors give views on physician shortages in Illinoisefficient for patients and more readily available for them and provide better c
Local doctors give views on physician shortages in Illinois
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
efficient for patients and more readily available for them and provide better continuity and lower their costs,” he said.Pekin HospitalDr. Gordon Cross, medical staff president at Pekin Hospital, invited Todd Sagin, MD JD, to speak at the... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
PCHS finalizes seven-period dayPekin Community High School officials have finalized plans for a seven-period s
PCHS finalizes seven-period day
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 4 days ago
Pekin Community High School officials have finalized plans for a seven-period school day starting with the 2016-17 school year that gives students more choices and brings the district into compliance with the state’s physical education... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
PCHS finalizes seven-period dayPekin Community High School officials have finalized plans for a seven-period s
PCHS finalizes seven-period day
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
Pekin Community High School officials have finalized plans for a seven-period school day starting with the 2016-17 school year that gives students more choices and brings the district into compliance with the state’s physical education... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Charles BeachMarch 19, 1931, in Peoria to James Isaac and Stella Bell Cole Beach, he married
Charles Beach
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 5 days ago
March 19, 1931, in Peoria to James Isaac and Stella Bell Cole Beach, he married Marilee J. Babcock Aug. 4, 1957, in Pekin. She survives.Also surviving are three sons, Donald C. (Michael) Beach of Belchertown, Mass., Terry L. (Rebecca) Beach... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Young boy hit by a car released from hospitalPEKIN, Ill. -- A young man hit on his bike by an alleged drunk driver is now ou
Young boy hit by a car released from hospital
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 5 days ago
PEKIN, Ill. -- A young man hit on his bike by an alleged drunk driver is now out of the hospital. The 14-year-old had serious injuries after he was hit while riding in Pekin. He was on a bike trail and was crossing 7th street when the vehicle hit... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Indiana State Police arrest 11 people following drug seizuresDanny Moore, 24, of Salem, Indiana (maintaining a common nuisance, possession o
Indiana State Police arrest 11 people following drug seizures
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
Danny Moore, 24, of Salem, Indiana (maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a syringe) 5. Logan P. Norris, 18, of Pekin, Indiana (visiting a common nuisance, possession of a syringe) 6. Richard D. Plaskett, 19, of Memphis, Indiana... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Pekin man charged with sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman PEKIN — A Pekin man will go to prison for decades, perhaps life, if he’s conv
Pekin man charged with sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
PEKIN — A Pekin man will go to prison for decades, perhaps life, if he’s convicted of charges filed Friday that he invaded an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulted her.Richard... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Woman indicted on charges in drug-induced death of East Peoria manparaphernalia.• Daniel J. Bryant, 29, 111 Fahey Hollow Road, East Peoria; theft
Woman indicted on charges in drug-induced death of East Peoria man
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
paraphernalia.• Daniel J. Bryant, 29, 111 Fahey Hollow Road, East Peoria; theft.• Ronlee E. Chism, 18, 2004 Market St., Pekin; residential burglary and aggravated battery of a peace officer.• Jacob G. Collins, 33, 3120 Sheridan Road, Pekin;... Read more
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Greenwich Time
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner spe
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking
Greenwich Time / Posted 6 days ago
2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner speaks to students of Delavan High School in Pekin, Ill., and other community members about trends in underage drinking and drug usage. Also at the meeting were students... Read more
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The News-Times
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner spe
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking
The News-Times / Posted 6 days ago
2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner speaks to students of Delavan High School in Pekin, Ill., and other community members about trends in underage drinking and drug usage. Also at the meeting were students... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner spe
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner speaks to students of Delavan High School in Pekin, Ill., and other community members about trends in underage drinking and drug usage. Also at the meeting were students... Read more
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Connecticut Post
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner spe
EXCHANGE: Delavan students aim to reduce underage drinking
Connecticut Post / Posted 6 days ago
2016 photo, Peoria Human Service Center Recovery Specialist Chris Schaffner speaks to students of Delavan High School in Pekin, Ill., and other community members about trends in underage drinking and drug usage. Also at the meeting were students... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
The St. Jude dream-home giveaway was a successSchaab of Peoria takes home the prize of his and hers Apple watches. Rick Mill
The St. Jude dream-home giveaway was a success
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 6 days ago
Schaab of Peoria takes home the prize of his and hers Apple watches. Rick Miller of Tremont won a $1,000 Target gift card. Pekin resident Robert Render won a $1,000 Amex gift card. A Brizo faucet package went home to Carl Williams Jr. of P... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Drug homicide leads Tazewell indictmentsparaphernalia.• Daniel J. Bryant, 29, 111 Fahey Hollow Road, East Peoria; theft
Drug homicide leads Tazewell indictments
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
paraphernalia.• Daniel J. Bryant, 29, 111 Fahey Hollow Road, East Peoria; theft.• Ronlee E. Chism, 18, 2004 Market St., Pekin; residential burglary and aggravated battery of a peace officer.• Jacob G. Collins, 33, 3120 Sheridan Road, Pekin;... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
PCHS student’s medallion design winsEach year the Marigold Festival Committee peruses Pekin Community High School a
PCHS student’s medallion design wins
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
Each year the Marigold Festival Committee peruses Pekin Community High School art students’ designs for the glass Marigold Medallion, a disc that is sought by many people as a part of the Marigold Festival each year.The selection has been made and... Read more
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examiner.com
Sears, Kmart closing in 26 states: List of stores, liquidation sales datesStreet, Danville Kmart, 1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg Kmart, 17355 To
Sears, Kmart closing in 26 states: List of stores, liquidation sales dates
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
Street, Danville Kmart, 1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg Kmart, 17355 Torrence Ave., Lansing Kmart, 2909 Court St., Pekin Kmart, 3840 46th Ave., Rock Island 8. IndianaKmart, 3216 E Third St., Bloomington Kmart, 3525 Grantline Road, New... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Coroner withholds death informationresults of an autopsy involving a reportedly violent death.Dr. Jeff Baldi’s dec
Coroner withholds death information
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 7 days ago
results of an autopsy involving a reportedly violent death.Dr. Jeff Baldi’s decision not to reveal the tentative cause of a Pekin physician’s death Monday in his office at Pekin Hospital conflicts with his previous practice in other cases, including... Read more
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examiner.com
Sears and Kmart list of 78 store closings: Liquidation sales start this monthStreet, Danville Kmart, 1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg Kmart, 17355 To
Sears and Kmart list of 78 store closings: Liquidation sales start this month
examiner.com / Posted 8 days ago
Street, Danville Kmart, 1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg Kmart, 17355 Torrence Ave., Lansing Kmart, 2909 Court St., Pekin Kmart, 3840 46th Ave., Rock Island IndianaKmart, 3216 E Third St., Bloomington Kmart, 3525 Grantline Road, New... Read more
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Newsmax
Sears, Kmart Closings to Continue With Over 70 More Announced This WeekFive." Three states will lose six Kmart stores each. Illinois will lose stores
Sears, Kmart Closings to Continue With Over 70 More Announced This Week
Newsmax / Posted 8 days ago
Five." Three states will lose six Kmart stores each. Illinois will lose stores in Chicago, Danville, Galesburg, Lansing, Pekin, and Rock Island, noted the Sears Holding statement. Ohio will also lose six Kmart stores, located in Ashtabula, Eaton,... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
From the History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Why do we call it ‘Five Points’? A few weeks ago, a Pekin Public Library patron asked two “pointed” questions:
From the History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Why do we call it ‘Five Points’?
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
A few weeks ago, a Pekin Public Library patron asked two “pointed” questions: Why is the V-intersection of Court Street and Broadway, located on the north side of... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Pekin police department offers a 'front-seat' look The Pekin Police Department offered a chance for users on social media to see
Pekin police department offers a 'front-seat' look
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
The Pekin Police Department offered a chance for users on social media to see what it is like to ride along with an officer.Public Information Officer Mike Eeten brought his camera along with him... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Fostering pet’s dreamsthat TLC Fosters have found homes for nearly 400 dogs and cats.With no shelter
Fostering pet’s dreams
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
that TLC Fosters have found homes for nearly 400 dogs and cats.With no shelter headquarters, the group partnered with Pekin Animal Hospital for all its animals’ veterinary needs.“(Pekin Animal Hospital) has been really good to us,” Coan said.... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Spruce Up Pekin postponedPekin residents will have to hold off on disposing some of their larger items t
Spruce Up Pekin postponed
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
Pekin residents will have to hold off on disposing some of their larger items this year due to Spruce Up Pekin being postponed.The event, that would have entered its 25th year, will not be happening in May, Interim City Manager Sarah Newcomb... Read more
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Chillicothe Times Bulletin
10 Sears and 68 Kmart stores slated to close including those in Pekin and Galesburg NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday that it will close 68
10 Sears and 68 Kmart stores slated to close including those in Pekin and Galesburg
Chillicothe Times Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday that it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability. The stores... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
After six years with the city of Pekin, Brown takes top job in Morton Posted Apr. 22, 2016 at 6:41 PM Pekin Economic Development Coordinator Leigh
After six years with the city of Pekin, Brown takes top job in Morton
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
Posted Apr. 22, 2016 at 6:41 PM Pekin Economic Development Coordinator Leigh Ann Brown has accepted a job as Morton’s Executive Director of the Morton Chamber of Commerce and the... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Coroner withholds death informationresults of an autopsy involving a reportedly violent death.Dr. Jeff Baldi’s dec
Coroner withholds death information
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
results of an autopsy involving a reportedly violent death.Dr. Jeff Baldi’s decision not to reveal the tentative cause of a Pekin physician’s death Monday in his office at Pekin Hospital conflicts with his previous practice in other cases, including... Read more
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