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Peoria Mayor Defends Police Raid Over Twitter Parody Account

Peoria’s mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that the comments posted online were “absolute filth.”

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(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

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

GOP Congressman Schock Won’t Run For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has decided to forgo a run for Illinois governor and instead seek re-election to Congress, the three-term congressman’s campaign manager said Thursday.

04/26/2013

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Wolves Shut Out In Peoria

Each of the Chicago Wolves’ last three visits to Peoria have ended in a shutout. This time, it was Chicago’s turn to suffer the whitewash with a 3-0 loss Saturday night in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest at Carver Arena.

03/23/2013

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Best Holiday Escapes Near Chicago

Although a sunny vacation in the dead of a Chicago winter seems like the incarnation of bliss, sometimes it’s nice to get away but still be near home during the holidays. You may not escape the temperatures, but you can enjoy an escape from the city with these nearby destinations.

12/08/2012

Workers prepare Hostess Twinkies for packaging at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility April 20, 2005 in Schiller Park. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Twinkies Could Disappear If Hostess Liquidates Amid Labor Strife

The flagship Hostess product, the Twinkie, was invented by Schiller Park bakery manager James Dewar in 1930 under a precursor company, Continental Baking Co.

11/15/2012

Chicago Wolves

Wolves Fall 4-1 In Peoria

The Chicago Wolves surrendered four unanswered goals in the third period to drop a 4-1 Illinois Lottery Cup contest to the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena Friday night.

10/26/2012

Chicago Wolves

Wolves Doubled Up By Peoria Rivermen, 4-2

The Chicago Wolves and Peoria Rivermen traded goals through 40 minutes, but the Rivermen grabbed two third-period tallies to earn a 4-2 preseason victory Friday night.

10/05/2012

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Unemployment Rate In Chicago Down From Last Year

The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area fell to 8.8 percent in August from 10.5 percent a year earlier and down from 9.2 percent in July.

09/27/2012

Daniel Noe, of Peoria, went missing in 1978, after telling his parents he was hitchhiking from Washington state to the Chicago area to go back to college at Northwestern University. His family feared he had become a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, but DNA evidence confirmed he had died on a mountainside in Utah, where his body was found in 2010. (Photo Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Memorial Service To Be Held In 1978 Cold Case

Family members of an Illinois man who went missing 34 years ago will finally lay his remains to rest.

09/23/2012

Daniel Noe, of Peoria, went missing in 1978, after telling his parents he was hitchhiking from Washington state to the Chicago area to go back to college at Northwestern University. His family feared he had become a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, but DNA evidence confirmed he had died on a mountainside in Utah, where his body was found in 2010. (Photo Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Gacy Probe Helps Solve Unrelated Case Of Missing Peoria Man

Cook County Sheriff’s investigators trying to identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated case of a missing man from Peoria, whose body was found on a mountainside in Utah two years ago.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

U.S. Marines of the 782 company from Fort Bragg, South Carolina, walk towards their barracks upon landing at Saudi Dhahran air base on Aug. 21, 1990, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, which led to the Gulf War in early 1991. A U.S.-led multi-national force repulsed Iraq from Kuwait during the "Desert Storm" offensive and a cease-fire was signed 28 February 1991.  (Photo credit: GERARD FOUET/AFP/Getty Images)

Peoria Researcher Looking Into Causes, Effects Of Gulf War Syndrome

The story of the returning veteran never ends. A researcher in Peoria is investigating Gulf War Syndrome, more than twenty years after the end of Operation Desert Storm.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

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LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed Rail

Want to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Illinois State Police have issued an AMBER Alert for 1-year-old Moriah Milan (left) and 2-month-old Audermar Peterson (right). Police say they were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Nyway Abbaa, in Peoria on May 10, 2012. (Credit: Illinois State Police)

AMBER Alert For Missing Peoria Children

Illinois State Police have issued an AMBER Alert about two missing babies who were abducted by their mother in Peoria Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

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After Dozen Years On Run, Couple Arrested After ‘Most Wanted’ Tip

A dozen years on the run for a couple from Illinois has ended in a small town outside Phoenix.

05/07/2012

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Caterpillar Selling Distribution Business

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to sell off a distribution and support business to a Canadian company for $465 million.

01/21/2012

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