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Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Schock Has Reimbursed Government $122,590, Records Show

Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock resigned in March following media reports about his spending.

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Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Details — And Questions — Emerge About Rep. Schock’s Business Deal With Political Donor

A shell company linked to Aaron Schock paid a political donor $750,000 last year for a warehouse in Peoria, then took out a $600,000 mortgage for the property from a local bank run by other donors.

03/16/2015

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Peoria Twitter Prankster Heads To Federal Court

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter account to spoof Peoria’s mayor.

03/09/2015

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Caterpillar To Stay In Peoria, Expand Corporate HQ

Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman told a crowd of about 200 people Friday that after two years of study, the $55 billion global construction equipment maker will modernize its riverfront complex to include a three-tower building.

02/20/2015

Andrew Wilson saved a girl's life using CPR. (Credit: CBS)

Streamwood Teen Uses CPR To Save Girl’s Life

A Streamwood teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of a girl, thanks to a skill he had but never thought he’d ever use.

02/16/2015

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Peoria Congressman Faces Scandals: Top Aide’s Resignation, ‘Downton Abbey’-Themed Office

Aaron Schock, a downstate Republican, says he’ll cut a check for his office’s redecoration.

02/05/2015

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Best Martin Luther King Day Getaways Near Chicago

A three-day weekend is a great excuse to get out of town for a little bit and Martin Luther King Day is one of the favorites. Here are a few places you can go that aren’t too far outside of the city, but will still give you that feeling of getting away from it all.

01/10/2015

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Meet For First Televised Debate

With less than four weeks before the Nov. 4 election, the two major-party candidates for Illinois governor met in Peoria.

10/09/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Single-A Team Leaves Kane County, Moves To South Bend

The new contract runs through 2018.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

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Move To Canonize Fulton Sheen Hits Snag: Request To Release Body Denied

Archbishop Fulton Sheen died in 1979 and is entombed in New York, where he spent much of his career and gained national fame for his radio and television commentaries. He was born in 1895 in El Paso, a small Illinois town about 30 miles east of Peoria and grew up in a farm family.

09/04/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight To O’Hare Makes Emergency Landing In Peoria

GoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem, and an indication of smoke in the cockpit.

08/22/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Peoria Hosting Asian Carp Fishing Tournament

Peoria officials hope nets and bows and arrows will help deal with Asian carp, which are flourishing in the Illinois River.

07/11/2014

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Man Behind Peoria Mayor Twitter Parody Suing Over Police Raid

Jon Daniel was behind the fake Twitter account @Peoriamayor, posting comments about sex and drugs, among other things. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis called the posts “absolute filth.”

06/12/2014

A home in the 800 block of Greenlawn Avenue where the stepson of a state representative was fatally shot. (Credit: WMBD)

Stepson Of Peoria State Rep. Killed In Early Morning Shooting

The 22-year-old stepson of a state representative died in a shooting early Saturday morning.

05/24/2014

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No Charges Over Fake Peoria Mayor Twitter Account

After Mayor Jim Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the matter, police raided a home last week, seizing computers and hauling residents in for questioning. The action sparked criticism that the mayor had abused his powers and violated free speech rights.

04/23/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Governor Candidates Share Views On Gambling

The four contenders spoke at a Thursday evening forum in Peoria.

01/23/2014

A firefighter searches through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Three Arrested For Looting In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

Three Peoria men are in custody after investigators say they were looting a tornado-damaged home in the central Illinois community of Washington.

12/12/2013

Damage to a car in the worst-hit areas of Washington, Ill., after Sunday's tornado. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Second Washington Resident Dies From Tornado-Related Injuries

The latest victim is 82-year-old Rosamund Allison, who sustained injuries in the Nov. 17 tornado.

11/29/2013

Hannah Warren (Credit: Children's Hospital of Illinois)

Toddler Who Got New Lab-Made Windpipe Dies

A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died. Hannah Warren, who was born without a windpipe, was the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.

07/08/2013

Hannah Warren (Credit: Children's Hospital of Illinois)

Groundbreaking Surgery Gives Toddler New Windpipe

A toddler has a new chance at life, thanks to groundbreaking surgery, performed a few weeks ago at an Illinois hospital.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

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