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Illinois city of Peoria records 30-year record for homicides

Illinois city of Peoria records 30-year record for homicides

1 day ago   |   WGN TV

PEORIA, Ill. - The city of Peoria has recorded 26 homicides this year, which breaks at least a 30-year record. Police say they responded to a shooting Friday evening where a...
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Peoria records 30-year record for homicides

2 days ago   |   ABC

It's the first year in at least 30 years that the city has recorded more than 25 homicides, according to reports.
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Former Illinois police officer's child porn conviction reinstated

Former Illinois police officer's child porn conviction reinstated

4 days ago   |   WGN TV

PEORIA, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated a former Peoria police officer's child pornography conviction. John McCavitt was convicted in 2016 of possession of...
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Examining progress of Pirates prospects in Arizona Fall League

Examining progress of Pirates prospects in Arizona Fall League

5 days ago   |   Post Gazette

Seven Pirates prospects are playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. Here's what we've seen out of them thus far.
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Country star Travis Tritt cancels shows at venues with COVID vaccine, testing and mask policies

Country star Travis Tritt cancels shows at venues with COVID vaccine, testing and mask policies

7 days ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

MARIETTA, Ga. - Country music legend Travis Tritt announced Monday that he is cancelling several shows at venues with COVID safety measures, calling mandatory vaccines and test...
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Man suspected of shoplifting falls into Illinois River, dies

Man suspected of shoplifting falls into Illinois River, dies

22 days ago   |   WGN TV

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Authorities say a central Illinois man suspected of shoplifting died after he fell into the Illinois River while apparently trying to hide near a U.S. Coast...
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1 teen dead, 1 wounded in Englewood shooting

1 teen dead, 1 wounded in Englewood shooting

3 monthes ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - Two teens were shot, one fatally, in Englewood, according to Chicago police. Two boys, 15-year-old and 17-year-old, were in the backyard of a home on the 6800 block...
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90-year-old Peoria man walks thousands of miles to fight childhood cancer

3 monthes ago   |   ABC

"If the donations keep pouring in and my legs hold up, I'm going to continue walking," Dean Troutman said.
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After 50-year 'war on drugs,' has anyone won?

After 50-year 'war on drugs,' has anyone won?

3 monthes ago   |   Arizona Daily Star

Eugene Haywood was just 15 when he sold his first crack rock on the streets of Peoria, Illinois.
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Officials: 3 of 4 inmates caught after Illinois jail escape

Officials: 3 of 4 inmates caught after Illinois jail escape

3 monthes ago   |   WGN TV

LEWISTOWN, Ill. - Three of four inmates who escaped from a county jail in western Illinois have been captured, officials said. Jesse Davis, 35, Cody Villalobos, 26, and Eugene...
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