Annual Boat Party Goes Ahead In East Peoria Despite COVID-19 WarningsDespite a concerning uptick in coronavirus cases in Illinois lately, an annual party happened as planned in downstate East Peoria this weekend.
Advocates Say System Failed 4-Year-Old Tate Thurman, Whose Abuse, Death Chillingly Reminds Advocates Of AJ Freund CaseWhile the AJ Freund story made national headlines, some child advocates say another case – that of 4-year-old Tate Thurman – has eerie similarities as it unfolds in Central Illinois.
State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado DamageGov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.
Study: Caterpillar Expansion To Boost Economy By $260MA group that promotes downstate business says Caterpillar’s investment in building more machines in East Peoria and Decatur will pay over and over again.