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Gloria Gilliland - Obituaries  Woodford Times

Gloria Joan Rebuffoni Gilliland, 81, formerly of Pekin, died Sept. 2 at her home in San Francisco, CA. She had long struggled with Parkinson's disease. She and ...



Joseph Bennett  Woodford Times

Joseph “Joe “Daniel Bennett, 78, of Pekin, passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Heddington Oaks in Peoria. Born September 17, 1940 in ...



Bill Tinsley: Changing the rules  Woodford Times

It is always important to know the rules in anything we do. We have rules at school, rules at work and rules at home. We establish laws to govern traffic: speed ...



Barbara Wagner - Obituaries  Woodford Times

Barbara J. “Barb” Wagner, 56, of Pekin, passed away 7:25 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 at Pekin Manor. She was born Oct. 21, 1962 in Pekin to Ralph Lee and ...



Metamora coach fired from position, says the school district is “retaliating”  CIproud.com

A Metamora father is outraged after he says he was wrongly fired from coaching 6th graders at Metamora Grade School.



UPDATE: Germantown Hills boy, 12, found safe after going missing  Woodford Times

GERMANTOWN HILLS — Trent Guth has been found safe.The Woodford County Sheriff's Office has called off the search for the 12-year-old, who went missing ...



PDGA Worlds: How to watch  Woodford Times

The PDGA World Championships got underway earlier today, Tuesday, Aug. 13. If you can't get away from work during the day, or make the trip to central Illinois, ...



PDGA Worlds: Day 1 leaderboard  Woodford Times

After the first round of play, there is a crowd at the top of the men's division and ground to be made up in the women's at the PDGA World Championships.



Peoria-area schools cancel classes after social media threat of possible shooting  The State Journal-Register

METAMORA — High school and grade-school districts in Metamora and Germantown Hills canceled classes Tuesday following a social-media threat about a ...



History, rides, food and more part of Old Settler’s Days  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

METAMORA — Metamora and surrounding area residents will be able to be part of an almost-120-year-old tradition this summer.Old Settler's Days takes place ...



East Peoria school secretary allegedly stole from PTO fund  Woodford Times

PEORIA — A secretary at Riverview Grade School in East Peoria was arrested this week for allegedly taking money from the school's PTO fund. Chief Deputy ...



Area Memorial Day ceremonies planned  Woodford Times

East Peoria VFW plans Memorial Day ceremony The East Peoria VFW Post 2078 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.



Meals on Wheels looking to expand Tazewell County services  Woodford Times

PEKIN — A Peoria-based community *service* organization that provides Meals on Wheels to senior citizens in Peoria and Tazewell counties, is hoping to ...



14 Peoria area schools 'exemplary' on Illinois Report Card data  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Fourteen schools in the Tri-County Area have been listed as "exemplary" on the new Illinois Report Card, released this week by the Illinois State ...



Federal court denies school district’s request to dismiss Metamora father’s lawsuit  CIproud.com

A federal court has decided a lawsuit against a local high school will go forward.



Positive West Nile Virus test in Woodford County  Woodford Times

EUREKA — A dead crow found in the Metamora area has tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Woodford County Health Department. It is the ...



USDA declares agricultural disaster across Illinois  Woodford Times

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has officially declared an agricultural disaster in all 102 Illinois counties. This news comes after heavy flooding across the ...



LOCAL HISTORY COLUMN: The Tazewell County Poor Farm  Woodford Times

Previously, this column told of the means by which the poor of Tazewell County were provided for during the early years of the county's history, before the ...



Ask Pastor Adrienne: I’m afraid to send my kids to school  Woodford Times

Q: Dear Pastor,This year was the first year of my life I put my kids on the school bus with hesitation. School shootings have stolen my peace.A: I'm confident you ...



Backpacks filled with school supplies to be donated to area students  Woodford Times

Students in Peoria, Chillicothe and Washington will be able to pick up free backpacks filled with school supplies this Sunday at local TCC and Wireless Zone ...



Minier Corn Daze schedule announced  Woodford Times

It may be the dog days of summer, but the Corn Daze will be here soon. The Kiwanis Club has announced the 2019 Corn Daze schedule, and the festivities ...



Blood donors needed, all types - News  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has an immediate need for donors following a period in which more of the blood supply was used at ...



Director of band and instrumental music provides gift to music history in Metamora  Woodford Times

METAMORA — For 100 years, music has played an important part at Metamora Township High School and bands have been a part of the school for 85 or those ...



PDGA Worlds: Round 3 recap  Woodford Times

Paul McBeth is shooting for -50 during the PDGA Worlds, and with two rounds left he certainly has a shot. McBeth leads the men's division while shooting -32 ...



Criminal enterprise puts Pekin woman in prison  Woodford Times

A Pekin woman was imprisoned Monday for four years with her guilty plea to stealing items from a storage facility and seeking to sell them online. Pamela Wall ...



Eating green  Woodford Times

Verde sauce is green. If we are speaking in general terms, that's about all we can say, because the source of that color varies. Verde appears nearly everywhere ...



Five arrested for stolen car found in North Peoria  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Five people were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a stolen car, Peoria police said. At about 3:45 a.m., officers observed a stolen Dodge ...



PDGA Worlds: Day 2 leaderboard  Woodford Times

Familiar faces are making their way back to the top of the leaderboard as we move into day three of the PDGA World Championships. Still sitting at the top of the ...



Haylee Benassi  Woodford Times

Haylee LouAnn Benassi, 23, of Pekin, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Pekin. She was born Dec. 29, 1995, in Peoria to David G. and Janice L.



Pritzker appoints broadband advisory group  Woodford Times

Karrie Butterfield of Payson knows the frustrations of dealing with broadband *service* in rural areas.The co-owner of an investment advisory firm, Butterfield said ...



Missing Peoria man found  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Police have found a 44-year-old man, who went missing on Wednesday.Joshua Dean had been reported missing after last being seen in the 500 ...



Midstate College to cease operations next month  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Midstate College, which traces its Peoria roots back more than 160 years, will close permanently next month. The school, owned by the Bunch family ...



Mystery Machine plays the Vineyard  Woodford Times

The Mystery Machine will play Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL-9, Mackinaw, Ill., for the first time later this month. Mystery Machine is made up of members ...



Real-estate transactions: Jan. 4, 2019 - News  Woodford Times

These transactions, recorded the week of Dec. 24, are compiled from information on file with the respective counties. They represent sales of $78000 or more.



Metamoras Pat Ryan picked for high school football coaches hall of fame  Peoria Journal Star

Longtime Metamora football coach Pat Ryan on Monday was named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame class for 2016.



Peoria woman ejected from car in early morning DUI crash  Woodford Times

BAY VIEW GARDENS — A 35-year-old Peoria woman was cited for driving under the influence after an early morning crash in rural Woodford County on Friday.



Peoria unveils streamlined Online Budget Challenge  Woodford Times

PEORIA — As city leaders craft next year's budget, they're again asking for public input.And they're hoping that this year's Online Budget Challenge website is a ...



Tornadoes touch down in Woodford and Knox counties  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Two twisters were confirmed in central Illinois Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather *Service* in Lincoln.The first touched down at 3:15 ...



Caterpillar announces 3 new vice presidents  Woodford Times

DEERFIELD — Caterpillar Inc. announced three new vice presidents who will take their positions effective May 1. In a release detailing the changes, teh ...



Walgreens plans to close 200 U.S. locations  Woodford Times

Walgreens will close dozens of locations in the coming months, becoming the latest retailer to trim its U.S. footprint.About 200 stores in total are expected to be ...



Morton Metalcraft workers to hold reunion - News  Woodford Times

MORTON — Former employees, retirees and their families will gather from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood St., for a Morton Metalcraft ...



Entire city of Eureka under boil order - News  Woodford Times

EUREKA — All residents of Eureka are under a boil order.The city's water distribution plant suffered a chlorine feed failure, requiring officials to flush the entire ...



Washington Library unpacks the 40 whacks  Woodford Times

In New England, specifically the south coast of Massachusetts, the story of Lizzie Borden is a local legend. Now, the tale is making its way to central Illinois.



The joy of harvest  Woodford Times

When Americans get excited about squash, it isn't usually for the stems. We eat the fruits — thin-skinned zucchini or hardened winter squashes — and ...



Filmmaking culture is growing in Peoria  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Politics compelled Allison Walsh to make her first film.“I was in my last year at Bradley University during the 2016 election,” said Walsh, 25, during a ...



New Cardinal license plates coming to Illinois  Woodford Times

The St. Louis Cardinals play their home games on the wrong side of the Mississippi River to officially qualify as an Illinois sports team. But Illinois Secretary of ...



Area residents weigh in on U.S. mass shootings and area safety protocols  Woodford Times

In the wake of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, it seems difficult to find an area resident who does not believe mass shootings have become ...



Manito Transit is trucking into Morton - News  Woodford Times

MORTON — Manito Transit is moving its North American headquarters from Bloomington to Morton. The office will be in the Growmark Tank and Truck Center at ...



Family: First paycheck led to teens shooting death  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Zarious M. Fair was gunned down on an East Bluff street after receiving his first paycheck, his family said Thursday night.The 16-year-old was shot ...



Voters increase sales tax for Woodford County schools  Peoria Journal Star

EUREKA — The second time was the charm for a Woodford County Schools Facilities Sales Tax.The tax passed with 65 percent of the vote. With 100 percent of ...



Peoria Historical Society launches bus tour to recognize notable women  Woodford Times

PEORIA — For decades women were expected to live in the shadow of men.While many women were *content* in their roles of homemaker and caretaker, others ...



Nick in the AM: Heart of Illinois Fair to have its first queen competition  Woodford Times

Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, May 1. The Heart of Illinois Fair in Peoria has been held for 70 years. But it's never crowned a queen, apparently. At least ...



Bill Tinsley: Miracle of life  Woodford Times

My daughter was born the year I turned 40. With two sons already 13 and eight, we were not expecting another child. In fact, the doctors told us that having more ...



German youth exchange makes connections in Peoria  Woodford Times

PEORIA — German citizen Lukas Schenk was starting his first day at City Hall when he stumbled into a problem — he didn't know how to work the shower.



New law tackles old TV disposal, but local recycling options remain limited  Woodford Times

PEORIA — A new state law regulating the recycling of electronic devices has already taken effect, but it's still not quite time to wrestle that big-screen television ...



East Peoria police announce Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign  Woodford Times

As Illinoisans get ready for Labor Day celebrations, the East Peoria Police Department has announced plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, ...



Two dead after house explosion in Rapatee, near Fulton-Knox county line  Woodford Times

RAPATEE — Two are dead after a house "exploded" in Rapatee on Sunday.Knox County Sheriff Dave Clague said a house in the southern part of Knox County, ...



COLLEGE SPORTS: They were classroom stars at Monmouth  Woodford Times

Several local student-athletes at Monmouth College were named to the Midwest Conference All-Academic team for the 2018-19 academic year. To be eligible ...



Gene Cornwell  Woodford Times

Gene R. Cornwell, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 9:52 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at UnityPoint Health — Methodist in Peoria. Born Nov. 28, 1960, in ...



Pekin boy’s Gift of Hope gives new heart to Minnesota girl  Woodford Times

Former Pekin resident Cazmirr “Cash” Landers' last gift to the world was literally a gift of hope. When Landers, 2, drowned in a swimming accident last year, his ...



Third Eye Blind to play Peoria Civic Center on Nov. 23  Woodford Times

Third Eye Blind's upcoming fall tour will include a stop at the Peoria Civic Center on Nov. 23.The tour is in conjunction with the release of the group's new album, ...



Human, three dogs rescued from South Peoria house fire  Woodford Times

PEORIA — A South Peoria house fire late Friday resulted in one person transported to a hospital, according to authorities.The blaze began about 11 p.m. at ...



Illinois River flood projection rises to 28 foot crest  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The river's rise has caused concern and worry among homeowners, business owners and city officials throughout the area, but a few people are ...



Washington Chamber welcomes UnityPoint Clinic Express  Woodford Times

The Washington Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member. On Aug. 2, 2019, UnityPoint Clinic Express became a member of the chamber as a ...



Real-estate transactions: May 31, 2019 - Entertainment & Life  Woodford Times

These transactions, recorded the week of May 20, are compiled from information on file with the respective counties. They represent sales of $78000 or more.



Rita Schuck  Woodford Times

Rita Sue Schuck, 59, of Pekin, passed away at 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her home. Born May 6, 1960, in Peoria to Richard and Sandra (Jordan) ...



Pekin family starts fundraiser for Type 1 diabetes research  Woodford Times

Mike Kaufmann fears that he could have lost his son Drake. It was almost two years ago, the younger Kaufmann was 6-years-old and had been looking ...



USDA cuts forecast for Illinois crop production  Woodford Times

SPRINGFIELD — This year's Illinois corn crop could be as much as 17 percent smaller than last year's crop, while soybean production could fall as much as 21 ...



Tremont man to take command of Springfield Air Guard wing  Woodford Times

A Tremont man has been named commander of the 183rd Air National Guard Wing based in Springfield.Col. Donald K. Carpenter will oversee the 900 Air Guard ...



Ticks in Illinois found to have Heartland virus  Woodford Times

Last summer, a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, according to a news release from the Illinois Office of Communication and ...



Bill easing access to military records for families signed into law  Woodford Times

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday making it easier for family members and researchers to look at military discharge papers.It's meant to close a gap in state ...



Area felon charged with handgun, fighting police  Woodford Times

A Peoria man could be imprisoned for years for allegedly possessing a firearm as a felon for the third time and trying to disarm the police officers who arrested ...



Peoria police offer Halloween tips  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The Peoria Police Department reminds the public that trick or treating on Halloween should be held between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday.PPD tips for ...



First look at the new Robert Bee docuseries  Woodford Times

One of the more high-profile cases in recent Pekin history is getting a second look, and over the weekend the world got a first look at the project. Documentary ...



Creve Coeur kids cruise-in to benefit OSF Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center  Woodford Times

An annual Creve Coeur Kids Cruise-In and Car Show on Sunday will aim to offer families a good time while fundraising for OSF's Pediatric Diabetes Resource ...



Jeff Shuford: Why brand positioning should be part of your company’s digital marketing strategy  Woodford Times

The more you understand about how others perceive your company, the more knowledge you have to improve your company's future. Too many business ...



St. Jude Runs strides for a cure  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Twenty five years ago, Bridget Wallace was diagnosed with leukemia at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Peoria.on Saturday, she stood ...



LOCAL HISTORY COLUMN: ‘Leader of the Band’ Lawrence Fogelberg  Woodford Times

The Pekin Public Library's Local History Room collection naturally focuses on Pekin's history, but the collection also encompasses a wider geographical circle of ...



Pritzker has signed 370 bills thus far, vetoed 3  Woodford Times

SPRINGFIELD — The General Assembly passed 599 bills this legislative session, and Gov. JB Pritzker signed 370 of them and vetoed just three as of Monday ...



Gunfire halts high school football game in Rockford  Woodford Times

ROCKFORD — The Freeport-Auburn season-opening football game came to an abrupt end Friday night when gunfire rang out and spectators fled.Early reports ...



Networx: Do you have to have a fence around a pool?  Woodford Times

Of course you want to keep your swimming pool safe. But how exactly? For instance, do you have to have a fence around a pool - and if so, what are the ...



Bradley University President Gary Roberts announces retirement plans  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Bradley University President Gary Roberts will retire shortly after the next academic year finishes, the school announced Monday morning.



10 years in prison for former EP youth pastors sex assault  Woodford Times

A former East Peoria church youth pastor began a 10-year prison term Thursday with his guilty plea to sexually assaulting a teenage youth over four years.



Lacon expects wind tower procession to begin Wednesday  Woodford Times

LACON — Beginning Wednesday, people driving in and through downtown Lacon on weekday mornings can expect to encounter some unusual congestion ...



Two local veterans reflect during tour of D-Day sites  Woodford Times

PEORIA — For more than a week, two central Illinois men have been on a sight-seeing tour like no other. And yet, when they got to the beach, it wasn't to frolic ...



Peoria program inspires anti-homelessness efforts elsewhere  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Keri Kraemer says her escape from homelessness is on track.Kraemer, who is taking classes to become a medical coder, attributed her progress to ...



A different honor flight: Group keeps revered aircraft flying  Woodford Times

PEORIA — He flew helicopters in the U.S. Army but says flying a B-17G is unlike anything he has ever experienced. The heavy bomber, an iconic symbol of ...



The Sunday Basketball League makes its return  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The Sunday Basketball League has made its return this year after a five-year hiatus.Andrew McMorrow and Matt Cunningham started the Sunday ...



Fire causes $10,000 damage at Churchs Chicken on Western Avenue  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Peoria firefighters and paramedics were called to a structure fire at 500 S. Western Ave. around 2:29 a.m. Monday.Church's Chicken restaurant is ...



Manito Popcorn Festival worth the trip for out-of-towners, says festival co-chair  Woodford Times

Manito's signature annual event is set for the end of August this year. According to Dorothy Kreiling, co-chairperson of the 2019 Manito Popcorn Festival ...



GOLF: Men’s City final four includes 5-time champion  Woodford Times

The four semifinalists in the 84th annual Pekin Men's City Golf Tournament have a combined six tournament championships between them. Tim Sheppard owns ...



North stars: Toronto wins NBA championship  Woodford Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured Canada's first NBA championship with their most remarkable road win yet in the ...



Summer Camp Music Festival offering two-day passes  Woodford Times

CHILLICOTHE — If you can't spend three days at Summer Camp, but want more than just Sunday's offerings, the popular music festival at Three Sisters Park is ...



IEPA issues a warning about blue-green algae  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health issued a warning Wednesday about blue-green algae growth in ...



Man on meth hid in storm drain - News  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Firefighters had to use pry-bars and rope to rescue a man trapped in a storm drain Thursday afternoon in North Peoria.Shortly after 2 p.m., they were ...



As flood waters recede, Pekin offers ample boating, fishing opportunities  Woodford Times

While the Illinois River has begun to recede after last month's flooding, it has caused a delay in the start of summer boating season for local mariners Half of ...



Two plead to robbing a police informant  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Two men, accused of robbing a confidential informant, have pleaded guilty to federal charges that send them to prison for many years.Dominick ...



Architectural plans for South Peoria seem solid - News  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Plans for revitalization of the MacArthur Highway Corridor and South Village Neighborhood finally appear to be approaching reality.“We are very ...



UnityPoint starts Pekins first reach out and read program  Woodford Times

UnityPoint Health has launched a Reach Out and Read site at UnityPoint Health Pediatrics – Pekin East to provide a literacy program for needing families.



New EP Ashley HomeStore Outlet part of new concept  Woodford Times

Outlet by Ashley HomeStore became the newest member of East Peoria's business community Thursday, and celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ...



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