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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

Benedictine University in west suburban Lisle (Credit: CBS)

Benedictine University Eyes Arizona Campus

While the west suburban Lisle institution has no plans to leave town, a proposal up for approval this week could result in the private Catholic nonprofit school establishing a campus in Mesa, Ariz.

01/07/2012

Chicago Wolves

Wolves Sink Peoria Rivermen In 4-3 Win

Jordan Schroeder’s rebound goal with 46.2 seconds left in overtime lifted the Chicago Wolves to a 4-3 Illinois Lottery Cup triumph over the Peoria Rivermen Monday night at Carver Arena.

12/26/2011

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Study: Caterpillar Expansion To Boost Economy By $260M

A group that promotes downstate business says Caterpillar’s investment in building more machines in East Peoria and Decatur will pay over and over again.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train To Chicago Halted In Central Illinois

An Amtrak train headed for Chicago was halted Tuesday morning when it hit a utility truck on the tracks in central Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Strip Club

Suburban Cop Suspended For Peoria Strip Club Fight

A southwest suburban police officer is in trouble with his own department, and two other officers might be in trouble too, following a trip to a law enforcement conference downstate.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Considers Rail Service To Peoria

Amtrak officials say they are exploring rail service to an area of the state that has traditionally felt left out of the transportation loop.

WBBM Newsradio–04/20/2011

Doug Oberhelman

CEO: Caterpillar Is Staying In Illinois

Following a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn, the chief executive officer of Caterpillar says the company is staying in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

One of the four gargoyle statues installed Thursday at Peoria's Bradley University. (Duane Zehr / Bradley University)

Gargoyles Make Appearance Atop Peoria Building

Bradley University decorates the top of a new campus building with four stone-carved monsters.

03/31/2011

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Caterpillar CEO: We’re Not Leaving Illinois

Was it a false alarm? Peoria-based Caterpillar now says it has no plans to leave Illinois.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

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