Peoria Congressman Faces Scandals: Top Aide's Resignation, 'Downton Abbey'-Themed OfficeAaron Schock, a downstate Republican, says he'll cut a check for his office's redecoration.
Best Martin Luther King Day Getaways Near ChicagoA 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.
Quinn, Rauner Meet For First Televised DebateWith less than four weeks before the Nov. 4 election, the two major-party candidates for Illinois governor met in Peoria.
Cubs' Single-A Team Leaves Kane County, Moves To South BendThe new contract runs through 2018.
Move To Canonize Fulton Sheen Hits Snag: Request To Release Body DeniedArchbishop 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.
Flight To O'Hare Makes Emergency Landing In PeoriaGoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem, and an indication of smoke in the cockpit.
Peoria Hosting Asian Carp Fishing TournamentPeoria officials hope nets and bows and arrows will help deal with Asian carp, which are flourishing in the Illinois River.
Man Behind Peoria Mayor Twitter Parody Suing Over Police RaidJon 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.”
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.
No Charges Over Fake Peoria Mayor Twitter AccountAfter 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.
GOP Governor Candidates Share Views On GamblingThe four contenders spoke at a Thursday evening forum in Peoria.
Three Arrested For Looting In Tornado-Ravaged WashingtonThree Peoria men are in custody after investigators say they were looting a tornado-damaged home in the central Illinois community of Washington.
Second Washington Resident Dies From Tornado-Related InjuriesThe latest victim is 82-year-old Rosamund Allison, who sustained injuries in the Nov. 17 tornado.
Toddler Who Got New Lab-Made Windpipe DiesA 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.
Groundbreaking Surgery Gives Toddler New WindpipeA toddler has a new chance at life, thanks to groundbreaking surgery, performed a few weeks ago at an Illinois hospital.