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PCHS student receives aviation scholarship  Woodford Times

Jayson Presley of Pekin has received a scholarship for flight training through the EAA Chapter 563 of Peoria and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program, ...



7 ways to pay for college  Woodford Times

Sarah Good TeenLife.comThis article appears in College Prep 2019. It can be fun to daydream about college: the ivy-draped campus, making new friends in the ...



Metamora High School orchestra pays tribute to veterans  CIproud.com

METAMORA, IL. - Orchestra students at Metamora Township High School hosted a special concert called The Salute to Veterans. The community was invited to ...



Plenty of fireworks at Peoria Speedway  Woodford Times

PEORIA — It may not have been the night of racing Peoria Speedway was expecting to host, but that doesn't mean it was a dull night at the bullring on ...



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.



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.



Police find 3 'persons of interest' in Metamora shooting threat  Peoria Journal Star

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



Students work it out in an exercise class just for them  Woodford Times

WASHINGTON — Non-stop noise and laughter permeated what was a relatively quiet afternoon last week at Five Points Washington. All the commotion came ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Entrepreneur Kim Blickenstaff buys Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Kim Blickenstaff, who is already remaking a portion of the Peoria Heights downtown, is adding a historic part of Peoria to his list. The Illinois native ...



Pekin woman imprisoned for meth conspiracy  Woodford Times

A third Pekin resident convicted of conspiring to sell high volumes of powerful meth was sentenced Tuesday to 64 months, more than five years, in federal prison ...



Bower is Huntley's trump card - Sports  Woodford Times

EAST PEORIA -- For the first time in school history, Huntley High School is a state champion.The Red Raiders softball team took home the Class 4A state ...



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.



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 ...



East Peoria woman dies in motorcycle accident  Woodford Times

MORTON — A 55-year-old East Peoria woman died after a motorcycle accident at 1927 E. Jefferson, outside of Morton on Saturday morning, according to the ...



Machine Gun Preacher to visit central Illinois  Woodford Times

Sam Childers' story has been immortalized in his 2009 book “Another Man's War,” and in the 2011 movie “Machine Gun Preacher.” But in the late 1990s, his ...



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.



Aaron Camp  Woodford Times

Aaron Matthew Camp, 30, of Peoria, passed away at 3:56 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a courageous, ...



Peoria marijuana dispensary plans to expand  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Recreational marijuana users will likely be able to legally purchase the drug at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie in the not-so-distant future. “We are ...



Woodruff High grad donates $1 million to Peoria Riverfront Museum  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The Peoria Riverfront Museum received a $1 million donation from a Woodruff High School graduate and his wife, officials there said Tuesday.



Tornado warning in effect  Woodford Times

According to the National Weather *Service*, a tornado warning is in effect. TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT - SW TAZEWELL CO. 540 pm Update: Tornado ...



STEVE STEIN’S SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Flairty catches on at Carl Sandburg College  Woodford Times

The Carl Sandburg College softball team won its first Arrowhead Conference championship this season, and Erin Flairty helped lead the charge for the Chargers ...



Chiefs walked-off by Bandits in 1-0 pitching duel  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The Peoria Chiefs ended up in the weird position of watching a walk-off celebration by the opposing team on their home field Thursday.Quad Cities ...



Tornado watch for Tri-County Area extended to midnight  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Tornadoes were spotted in Fulton and McDonough counties as severe weather struck central Illinois for the second time this week.Damage to ...



Kevin Deppert  Woodford Times

Kevin Ronald Deppert, 60, of Tremont passed away at 6:03 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at home. Born in Pekin on July, 1, 1958 to Ronald Deppert and ...



UICOMP student chosen for NIH research program  Woodford Times

PEORIA – Jeremy Huckleby, a second-year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, is one of 50 students selected for the ...



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 ...



Bettie Laier  Woodford Times

Bettie F. Laier, 84, of Pekin, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Sunday, June16, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. Born March 7, 1932, in Peoria to Charles V.



Robert Falkingham  Woodford Times

Robert W. “Big Bird” Falkingham, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Pekin. Born Sept. 21, 1948, in Peoria to William Bishop and ...



Illinois Central College lands $5.1 million in capital bill  Woodford Times

EAST PEORIA — Schools and *service* agencies around central Illinois are already learning how they'll benefit from the recently passed state capital construction ...



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 ...



Pekin YWCA summer camp will offer learning through play  Woodford Times

Summer learning loss, the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of a summer vacation, can be prevented through summer school attendance ...



Dora Lohnes  Woodford Times

Dora Jean Lohnes, 93, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin. Born Oct. 27, 1925 in Berry, Ill. to Glenn and ...



Steamboat Days carnival moves to Pekin because of flooding  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The carnival must go on, and as such, the rides often associated with Steamboat Days will move across the river to Pekin because of the flooding on ...



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, ...



Stephens Fiddes McGill and Associates named to top-10 list  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The law firm Stephens Fiddes McGill and Associates has been named among the top 10 Illinois personal injury law firms for client satisfaction.



Scholarships to be presented at Marshall airport Fathers Day fest  Woodford Times

LACON — The Lacon man who practically personified the Marshall County Airport for half a century will be remembered in a new way Sunday at the 52nd ...



Heartbroken: Washington hoops coach Kevin Brown dies at 50  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Washington Community High School boys basketball coach Kevin Brown died Tuesday night at home.Brown, 50, had been battling brain cancer.



Peoria Count Board has 2 months to replace Brady, Sonnemaker  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The deaths of State's Attorney Jerry Brady and County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker mean the County Board has 60 days from each man's death to name ...



Illinois River at Peoria expected to crest at 28 feet Monday  Woodford Times

PEORIA — If the Illinois River at Peoria crests at 28 feet, as it is expected to do so around 2 p.m. Monday, it will be considered "major flood stage" and would ...



Eureka College softball keeps making history  Woodford Times

FULTON, Mo. — The Eureka College softball team rallied to history Friday in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.Washington product ...



In This Moment comes to Peoria Civic Center  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Metal band fans can look forward to a visit from In This Moment as they make an appearance at the Peoria Civic Center on Oct. 8.Tickets for the show ...



Dunlap School Board ballot shrinks to 10 candidates - News  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The ballot for Dunlap District 323 School Board is a little smaller, with only 10 candidates seeking four seats.A Peoria County election board ...



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 ...



Philip Lockwood: The ultimate Steamboat Hall of Famer  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Undoubtedly the most instrumental person in the successful 46-year run of the Steamboat Classic is Philip Lockwood. Nobody is more deserving of ...



Former Pekin Mayor McCabe settling into private life  Woodford Times

Former Pekin Mayor John McCabe can sum up how he is filling his time as a private citizen in one word: volunteering. “(There are) a number of different things ...



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 ...



Bittersweet to some, old open MRI removed at OSF Glen Park  Woodford Times

PEORIA — A small crowd gathered to watch as the old MRI machine at OSF HealthCare Center for Health — Glen Park was removed Monday morning.



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.



EP man accused as child sex predator  Woodford Times

A rural East Peoria man could go to prison for decades if he's convicted of preying on two minor girls for sex over three years. Levi Robertson, 38, was indicted ...



GOLF: It's tee off time for Best Ball registration  Woodford Times

It's time to sign up to play in the annual Robert B. Monge Best Ball golf tournament, which will be held July 25-28 at Sunset Hills Golf Course in Pekin.



New Whataburger owners plan to expand popular fast-food chain  Woodford Times

Texas-based fast-food chain Whataburger is now the property of a Chicago investment firm.BDT Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in San ...



Movie review: Sandler doesn’t try in ‘Murder Mystery’  Woodford Times

Murder Mystery,” Adam Sandler's latest action comedy, definitely isn't the most disastrous work to come out of the comedian's recent partnership with Netflix, but ...



Stay Tuned: The complicated Dutton family returns in season two of ‘Yellowstone’  Woodford Times

A Western returns, the Wallendas walk across Times Square, Apollo 11 gets a documentary and the Democratic presidential hopefuls take to the debate stage.



Paul West - Obituaries  Woodford Times

Paul Willis West, 70, of Manito, passed away at approximately 5 a.m. on May 15, 2019, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice. He married Rhonda Tisdale on July ...



Nick in the AM: Shaun Livingstons NBA retirement looking more likely  Woodford Times

Good morning, troops. It's Friday, June 14.A few months ago, Golden State Warriors supersub Shaun Livingston said he was pondering retirement once this NBA ...



WRESTLING: Small lineup, big accomplishments for Morton  Woodford Times

Small but mighty. That's a trite but true way to describe the Morton wrestling team, which has overcome problems caused by a lineup filled with empty slots to ...



Morton star scores 19 in IBCA All-Star game  Woodford Times

PONTIAC — Morton standout Tenley Dowell led the way for area players on Saturday at the IBCA All-Star games.Dowell, who led the Potters to the Class 3A ...



Smoke killed five in Goodfield mobile home fire  Woodford Times

GOODFIELD — Smoke inhalation killed five people, three of whom were children, in a horrific mobile home fire late Saturday night near Goodfield, the Woodford ...



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) ...



Mackinaw Valley Vineyard seeking to put the ‘fun’ in fund-raiser  Woodford Times

The Mackinaw Valley Vineyard winery in Mackinaw invites area residents to dust off their tambourines, bongo drums, and hula hoops to celebrate the beginning ...



Peoria airport sets March passenger record — again  Woodford Times

PEORIA — March keeps becoming busier at Peoria's passenger airport. The Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport set another record for ...



Ameren proposes small rate decrease in state agency filing  Woodford Times

COLLINSVILLE — Ameren Illinois is proposing a $7.22 million decrease in rates next year in a proposal filed Thursday with the Illinois Commerce Commission.



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 ...



Pekin man killed in two-vehicle accident in Fulton County  Woodford Times

BANNER — A Pekin man was killed and two people were injured last weekend as the result of a two-vehicle accident southwest of Banner, authorities stated.



More action, but no resolution for prominent East Peoria rubble pile  Woodford Times

EAST PEORIA — An enduring dispute about a semi-famous pile of concrete failed to reach a conclusion last week — or much clarity, for that matter — after the ...



Real-estate transactions: July 6, 2018 - News  Woodford Times

These transactions, recorded the week of June 25, are compiled from information on file with the respective counties. They represent sales of $78000 or more.



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 ...



Nick in the AM: Scottie Pippen claims ex-Peorians 5-year-old vandalized mansion  Woodford Times

A former NBA superstar's lawsuit against a Peoria native and her husband took a more youthful turn last month.Scottie Pippen claims the 5-year-old daughter of ...



Area marijuana dispensaries could begin recreational sales in January  Woodford Times

Recreational marijuana will, likely, be legal as of January 1, 2020. However, that doesn't mean new recreational retailers will be open for business. Per the ...



Alberta Wotton  Woodford Times

Alberta Frances Wotton, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:06 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin. Born December 16 ...



Poison ‘spice’ produces prison term for Pekin woman  Woodford Times

A Pekin woman will serve an 8 ½-year prison term for her role in selling synthetic marijuana that sickened numerous people two years ago. Rachel Spires, 31 ...



Guilty Pleasures cupcake bakery opens in the Levee District  Woodford Times

EAST PEORIA — The locally-owned Guilty Pleasures Cupcake Bakery will open in the Levee District on Saturday. Located at 328 W. Washington Street near ...



Lacon man roots out massive morel mushrooms  Woodford Times

Morel mushrooms are a hot commodity this time of year in central Illinois. Every spring, morel enthusiasts eagerly stalk their favorite hunting grounds to root out ...



Creve Coeur man imprisoned for child sex assaults  Woodford Times

A Creve Coeur man was sentenced Monday to a combined 23-year prison term for sexually preying on a young girl a decade ago. Several other young women ...



Minier man charged with family sex assault  Woodford Times

A Tazewell County grand jury indicted a Minier man last week on charges he sexually preyed upon a family member throughout most of her teenage years.



Home fire on Adams is quickly extinguished  Woodford Times

PEORIA — A home fire at 2719 NE Adams, causing an estimated $30000 in damages, was extinguished within 10 minutes Sunday afternoon by Peoria ...



Peoria council to begin budget talks, seeks input from residents  Woodford Times

PEORIA — City Council members will begin crafting plans for their 2020 and 2021 budgets this month, and citizens will soon be asked for input, online and in ...



Downtown Peoria food cart offers opportunity for TCRC  Woodford Times

PEORIA — It was a sunny day as Eddie Schierer counted money at the Tazewell County Resource Center food cart as Downtown Peoria workers walked by, ...



Illini baseball season ends at NCAA regional  Woodford Times

OXFORD, Miss. — The Illinois baseball team's season ended Saturday when Jacksonville State rallied for a 7-5 victory in the Oxford regional of the NCAA ...



LHS Chosen For Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival  Lemont, IL Patch

LHS Competes At Illinois SuperState - Lemont, IL - Lemont, which previously participated in this event in 2001 and 2017, is scheduled to perform at 5:45 p.m. on ...



Two WW II vets will mark D-Day anniversary in France  Woodford Times

PEORIA — For Gene Neeley and Dale Bonney, it's a trip of a lifetime. The two World War II veterans left for France on Wednesday afternoon, on their way to the ...



Dear Monty: Fixing a leaky basement can be tricky  Woodford Times

Reader question: ​We own a 45-year-old home in a development. The house is well-built, with a full basement and sits on more than a half-acre of land.



New UnityPlace coalition to transform central Illinois behavioral health system  Woodford Times

PEORIA — The shortage of psychiatrists and other behavioral health professionals in central Illinois is one of many issues the newly created UnityPoint Health ...



Nick in the AM: Busey Bank changing focus of remodeled branch in North Peoria  Woodford Times

When a Busey Bank office in Peoria reopens from remodeling, it won't return to being a retail branch.The office at 6699 N. Sheridan Road is to open this summer ...



Dear Monty: Is earnest money returned in a failed real estate transaction?  Woodford Times

Reader question: If we paid our good faith money to the agent, and the deal doesn't go through, do we still get that money back?Monty's answer: This subject is ...



Movie review: ‘Toy Story 4’ falls short of duplicating emotion  Woodford Times

Like the elastic toy Dachshund Slink, “Toy Story 4” stretches the franchise to an almost-breaking point. It explores the same themes - embracing life's transitions.



North Central College keeps its 15K streak alive at Steamboat  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Matt Osmulski successfully defended his title in the Steamboat Classic 15K on Saturday, and at the same time kept a winning streak intact for North ...



Cars We Remember: Superchargers, turbochargers and nitrous oxide  Woodford Times

Q: Greg, I think I can stump the professor. Who was the first racer to utilize a GM 6-71 blower? I have a six-pack riding on this. Also, what do you feel is better?



Knight: Feeling Dad on Father’s Day  Woodford Times

No one ever called me “Junior.” But since I was named after Dad, for years family and friends who sought to distinguish us called us Bill and Billy, or even Big Bill ...



Peoria PlayHouse Childrens Museum celebrates four years with Superhero Bash  Woodford Times

PEORIA — Every good birthday party entails a theme, and the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is no exception.The Peoria PlayHouse celebrated its fourth ...



UnityPoint Health offers new treatment for carotid artery disease  Woodford Times

PEORIA — A new treatment for carotid artery disease with a lowered risk of procedure-related stroke is being performed at UnityPoint Health-Methodist Hospital.



Auto insurance varies by ZIP code  Woodford Times

When it comes to automobile insurance, where you live determines your cost as much as what you drive or how you drive it.The average American pays $1470 ...



Maple Leafs prepared for the next step  Geneseo Republic

Things can change fast on the diamond. After three consecutive regional titles, the Geneseo baseball team had to overhaul the roster during a season plagued ...



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