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 2020-10-31 03:47 

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Peoria Company Ready to Give Cross Country Runners Closure with Championship Races...

CHILLICOTHE, Ill. (WMBD.WYZZ) — No tricks, all treats. Peoria's Adam White thinks he has a pretty good idea how his invitation-only 2020 XC Championships will be received. "If the kids are smiling, if their parents are smiling, I think that ...

 2020-10-31 03:19 

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District 87 announced the passing of retired swim coach...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Bloomington School District 87 announced the passing of retired teacher and swim coach Bob Loy. Loy retired in 2017 after serving as the head coach for the boys and girls BHS swim teams for 38 years. Loy was named the Nati...

 2020-10-31 02:46 

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Art Inc. host Dia De Los Muertos fundraising event...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Artist ReEnvisioning Tomorrow hosted their second annual Dia De Los Muertos fundraiser Friday. The virtual event was hosted by Carolina Huser and Christine Barre Kemper. The event shared culture and music. It also paid tribute ...

 2020-10-31 01:46 

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One Dead after go-cart semi accident...

SPRING BAY, Ill. (WMBD) — Traffic was delayed after a truck struck a go-kart while traveling northbound on Route 26. Illinois State Police on the scene confirms that one man has died in the crash. It happened at the intersection of Illinois Route 26...

 2020-10-31 00:23 

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Peoria's CJ Elger Makes it To World Series...

Richwoods grad CJ Elger helped Tampa Bay make World Series...

 2020-10-31 00:01 

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Fall Practice Over, Waiting Begins for IHSA Basketball Season...

Basketball players await decision on winter season...

 2020-10-30 23:55 

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Senior Runners Look Forward to Final IHSA Sectional Meets Saturday...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — The high school cross country season comes to a close with Saturday's sectional meets. It also marks the final time senior runners will compete for their schools in cross country. The Illinois High School Association c...

 2020-10-30 22:52 

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Local realty group presents Crittenton Centers with donation...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Peoria realty group is helping a local charity make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday morning, agents with REMAX Traders Unlimited realty group in Peoria presented the Crittenton Centers with a check for $500. Th...

 2020-10-30 22:32 

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Battling false information: Where to go for facts before Election Day...

Election Day is now just days away and, with so much information and so many candidates, some voters may be wondering where they should go for the facts before filling out their ballot....

 2020-10-30 22:18 

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Northwoods Mall hosting socially-distanced, drive thru Halloween trick or treat...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — With COVID-19 cases surging in much of the United States, Americans are finding ways to celebrate Halloween in a safer manner. Saturday afternoon, Northwoods Mall is hosting a drive-thru candy crawl in the parking lot near the ...

 2020-10-30 22:15 

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TV news anchor gunned down in Downtown Juarez...

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) The Chihuahua Attorney General has assigned a special unit to investigate the murder of a Juarez television news anchor....

 2020-10-30 21:58 

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Despite record turnout, Dems worried about voter suppression...

Democrats in battleground Ohio say Republicans in their state and across the country are trying to make it harder for Americans to vote, but Republicans say that...

 2020-10-30 21:48 

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Community members apply for grants to make 30-mile bike path in Chillicothe a reality...

CHILLICOTHE, Ill. (WMBD) — A group in Chillicothe is working to bring the community together through more than 30 miles of bike trails. "There's nothing, nothing like it today in Chillicothe," said Jeff Admire, the chairman of the bike t...

 2020-10-30 21:37 

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Lawmakers urge seniors to stay safe when voting during the pandemic...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With Election Day just a few days away, lawmakers want seniors to cast their votes safely. "We've got to make sure we're taking every step possible to allow them to vote as they have in so many elections," Penn...

 2020-10-30 21:27 

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Whip up 'Little Halloween Pumpkins' with Chef Mark...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — In celebration of All Hallow's Eve, dig in to some little Halloween Pumpkins packed full of spice. The from-scratch recipe made by Certified Executive Chef, Mark Shoopman, CEC of Lutheran Hillside Village. Ingredients 1 eac...

 2020-10-30 21:17 

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CI Hero: Chillicothe South Elementary teachers keep remote and in-person learners on the same page...

CHILLICOTHE, Ill. (WMBD) — Two kindergarten teachers, along with a student-teacher, cater the class curriculum to both in-person and online students. This week's CI Hero shows how South Elementary School educators keep 5 and 6-year-old's lea...

 2020-10-30 21:17 

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Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash goes astray...

More than a million tons a year of America...

 2020-10-30 21:13 

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Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows...

Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation....

 2020-10-30 21:10 

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Local agencies stay prepared for disaster emergencies through training and simulation on Friday...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — On Friday, local agencies in Peoria prepared for the worst during disaster training at the Peoria International Airport. Director of Airports Gene Olson said typically 26 agencies and hundreds of participants would be involved....

 2020-10-30 20:43 

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CDC lifts ban on US cruises...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday the resumption of cruise ship operations in U.S. waters....

 2020-10-30 20:18 

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Live: Pres. Trump, Biden to campaign across the Midwest Friday...

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are scheduled to appeal to voters at campaign events across the Midwest Friday....

 2020-10-30 19:26 

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WATCH LIVE: Pritzker gives daily COVID-19 update as Region 2 reports 8% positivity...

CHICAGO (WMBD) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to give an update on how the state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The press conference will take place in the Blue Room on the 15th floor of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Pritzker mentioned R...

 2020-10-30 19:16 

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Tri-County update shows 125 new cases of COVID-19, one additional death...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local health departments reported 125 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Friday's Tri-County COVID-19 update. Peoria County reported 40 new cases, bringing the county's total to 4,906 with 70 deaths. In Tazewell County, ...

 2020-10-30 19:08 

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Walmart puts guns, ammunition back on display at US stores...

A few days after removing ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing "civil unrest" in some areas, Walmart says those items will be back on store shelves....

 2020-10-30 18:31 

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Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam...

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. The U.S. Attorney's office in...

 2020-10-30 18:23 

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Daylight saving: Here's when you need to set your clocks back...

The annual change comes in the middle of the night, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed....

 2020-10-30 17:25 

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Illinois reporting record COVID cases; third time this week...

It comes as the state says it reached a new record of the number of daily tests conducted, reaching 95,111....

 2020-10-30 16:20 

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Another COVID-19 death and 88 new cases in McLean County...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — On Friday, the McLean County Health Department reported one COVID-related death and 88 new cases of the virus. According to the report, the victim was a woman in her 80s and was associated with a long-term care facility. T...

 2020-10-30 16:05 

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Second stimulus checks: How negotiations went from optimistic to ugly...

This time last week, Republican and Democratic leadership remained somewhat optimistic a coronavirus relief deal including more direct payments to Americans could be reached in a matter of days. But all that quickly changed......

 2020-10-30 15:16 

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Watch Live: Fall streaming season is here and with it, some changes...

The fall streaming season is here and services are making big announcements....

 2020-10-30 15:09 

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Newsfeed Now: Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in Mich., Wis....

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends. (NEXSTAR/AP) &...

 2020-10-30 14:22 

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Furrever Friends Friday! Gardinia, Carrie, Peewee...

PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — Welcome to Furrever Friends Friday! This week we have Gardinia, Carrie, and Peewee!...

 2020-10-30 14:19 

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Lil Wayne gets backlash after showing support for Trump...

Hip hop icon Lil Wayne is receiving criticism after publicly showing support for President Donald Trump on Thursday....

 2020-10-30 14:18 

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Louisville police officer files lawsuit against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend...

A Kentucky police officer has filed a lawsuit against Breonna Taylor...

 2020-10-30 14:17 

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Furrever Friends Friday! Chevy, Amarillo, Buhla...

PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — Welcome to Furrever Friends Friday! This week we've got Chevy, Amarillo, and Buhla! You can contact TAPS no-kill animal shelter at 309-353-8277 or visit tapsshelter.org if you're interested in adoption any of them!...

 2020-10-30 14:01 

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Illinois restaurants visited by police for defying state's order against in-door dining...

Illinois bars and restaurants who are defying Governor J.B. Pritzker's Wednesday order of no indoor dining are getting visits from police. A bar owner in New Athens says she's had enough and is rebelling against the COVID restrictions....

 2020-10-30 13:56 

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McRib is back: McDonald's fan-favorite available nationwide for first time since 2012...

McDonald...

 2020-10-30 13:41 

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 2020-10-30 12:32 

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In The Kitchen | Pumpkin Chili...

Pumpkin Chili A sweeter chili with a few surprise ingredients! Ingredients 1 teaspoon canola oil1 pound 93% lean ground beef or ground turkey breast1 medium green pepper, chopped medium onion, chopped1 Tablespoon minced garlic1 15 ounce can low sodium bla...

 2020-10-30 08:45 

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Firearms stolen from Creve Coeur gun store...

CREVE COEUR, Ill. (WMBD) — Multiple firearms were stolen from Thompson's Trading early Thursday morning. According to the Creve Coeur Police Department, it happened at 2:00 am. A total of nine firearms were stolen. Four of the firearms have been...

 2020-10-30 03:31 

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Peoria City-County Racial Justice & Equity Commission approved, leaders encouraging public to apply...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — City and county leaders are taking steps to address racial issues in the community. In a joint meeting between the Peoria City Council and County Board Thursday night, both groups unanimously approved a Peoria City-County Racia...

 2020-10-30 02:50 

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Extra Effort: Nataya Boulware Diving In Head First at Bloomington High...

Bloomington High School diver wins weekly...

 2020-10-30 02:34 

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Woman in labor refuses hospital until husband drives her to polling place first...

A pregnant Florida woman didn...

 2020-10-30 02:06 

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PCAV hosts P-Town Soup Carry Out and Drive Through...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Community Against Violence hosted its annual P-Town Soup event at the East Bluff Community center Thursday. P-Town Soup Chairman Sharon Draper said they made several changes to the event due to COVID-19. This year's ...

 2020-10-30 01:14 

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Governor Wants Basketball Moved to Spring, IHSA Plans to Stay Course...

Players just want to play, whenever the season is determined...

 2020-10-30 00:18 

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Paws Across Pacific: Historic animal rescue flight provides hundreds of Hawaii shelter animals with forever homes...

Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities came up with the perfect solution, the largest pet rescue flight in history....

 2020-10-29 23:51 

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Fauci: Life as we knew it won't return until 'many, many months' into 2021...

The nation...

 2020-10-29 23:13 

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Bass Pro Shops to offer Santa's Wonderland...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A day with Santa Claus isn't something else you have to cross of the list this year. Bass Pro Shops announced it is continuing its tradition to allow families to take a picture with Santa. From November 7 through Christmas ...

 2020-10-29 23:10 

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Big Time Sports: Wisconsin-Nebraska canceled, OSU and Penn State square off in Happy Valley...

INDIANAPOLIS It's only week two of the Big Ten football season and the schedule is already being affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin-Nebraska game has been canceled after several positive tests in the Badgers' program, includi...

 2020-10-29 23:08 

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Voters concerned ballots won't be counted, election leaders say every vote counts...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Central Illinois voters are expressing their worries regarding uncounted ballots. Peoria County election leaders said this year early voting is strong and mail-in ballots are coming in at a historical rate. Thomas Bride, Execut...

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