East Peoria Man Gets 70 Years For Stabbing DeathA central Illinois man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another man will likely spend the rest life behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 70 years in prison.
Defense Attorney Admits Former University Of Illinois Graduate Student Killed Chinese ScholarA federal prosecutor has shared with jurors grisly details of how they claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, then brutally beat and killed her.
Openings Set At Illinois Trial In Kidnapping, Killing Of Chinese ScholarOpening statements are set for Wednesday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar, a case closely watched by Chinese students across the U.S.
Jury Picked In Brendt Christensen's Trial In Chinese Scholar's DeathA jury has been selected in the trial of a former graduate student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.
Lawyer Helping Slain Chinese Scholar's Family Follow TrialA lawyer for a Chinese family attending the U.S. trial of an ex-University of Illinois student charged with killing their daughter says he has been explaining to them how the American justice system works.
Climate Experts: Illinois Records 3rd-Wettest May On RecordState climate experts say Illinois had the third wettest May on record and it was the sixth-consecutive month with above-average rainfall.
Disability Advocates Criticize Bradley Over 'Diversity' Job Description; University Vows ChangeBradley University posted a job opening for an Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, however, the the job description stated the candidate "must be able to access non-ADA compliant building."
Peoria PICU Nurse Adopts Baby She Spent Months Caring For; 'The Good Lord Put Us Where We Are For A Reason'Angela Farnan has helped care for the tiniest patients in Peoria for more than 30 years, but when one mother said she could no longer care for her newborn, the pediatric intensive care nurse went above and beyond.
Big Jump In U.S. Catholic Dioceses Naming NamesU.S. bishops are holding a retreat outside Chicago for "prayer and reflection" upon the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
Second Man Charged In College Professor, Husband's DeathTheir son, Jose Ramirez, has also been charged in their deaths. The 21-year-old allegedly beat and stabbed them to death.
Bodies Of Peoria Couple Allegedly Killed By Son Found Near RiverThe bodies of Bradley University professor Susan Brill De Ramirez and her husband, Antonio Ramirez Barron were found near the Spoon River Bridge in Henry County, Ill., authorities said.
Peoria Officer Fatally Shoots 19-Year-Old After Traffic StopAuthorities say a Peoria police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop in the central Illinois city.
Mother Sues Peoria Over Son's Police Shooting DeathThe lawsuit filed in federal court in Peoria late Sunday alleges officers shot Edward Russell Jr. at least 17 times as he lifted a garage door at the family's Peoria home with both hands. He was a suspect in a bank robbery.
Teen Charged In Murder Of Bradley University Student From ChicagoA 16-year-old male has been charged with murder for a shooting that left a Bradley University student from Chicago and a Peoria man dead.
Feds Search Caterpillar HQ In Peoria, 2 Other Company SitesFederal law enforcement officials on Thursday executed search warrants at three Caterpillar locations, including the corporate headquarters in Peoria.