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 2021-10-22 12:27 

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Get ready to "Stuff-A-Bus" to help a local organization give back to the community...

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 2021-10-22 12:25 

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Lighting up the Murray Baker Bridge for World Polio Day...
 2021-10-22 04:33 

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Prep Football Round-Up for Oct. 21, 2021: Peoria High Outlasts Notre Dame...

Peoria High Outlasts Notre Dame, 40-35...

 2021-10-22 04:20 

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Tri-county health leaders pre-order Pfizer pediatric vaccines in preparation for kids ages 5-11...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Tri-County health leaders say there are already plans in motion to start vaccinating children in the 5 to 11 age range against COVID-19. This initiative comes after Pfizer announced its vaccine is effective in adolescents in th...

 2021-10-22 04:13 

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Prep Volleyball Recap for Oct. 21, 2021...

Highlights from Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament...

 2021-10-22 03:34 

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The Baby Fold in Normal receives recognition as a 2021 'Angels in Adoption' honoree...

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Since 1902, The Baby Fold in Normal has been offering support services to local families in need. "We go where the need takes us, and now we've expanded out to 28 counties, with things like foster care, and adoptio...

 2021-10-22 03:31 

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Unvaccinated people will likely catch COVID every 16 months on average, study finds...

So just how long will natural immunity last after catching COVID-19? Maybe not as long as you think....

 2021-10-22 03:27 

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition hosting march for Julani Day...

PERU, Ill. (WMBD) — The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson are hosting a march for the once missing Illinois State University grad student, Jelani day. According to a Justice for Jelani Day Facebook post, the march...

 2021-10-22 02:30 

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Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed 1, wounded another on set of 'Rust,' sheriff says...

One person is dead and another wounded after a prop gun misfired on the set of a western movie being filmed near Santa Fe, New Mexico....

 2021-10-21 23:30 

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Texas, Missouri AGs demand White House resume border wall construction...

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) The two state attorneys general who pushed the Biden administration to restart the "Remain in Mexico" program for migrants now want to force him to resume construction of the border wall....

 2021-10-21 23:28 

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Gearing up for winter, Peoria's Neighborhood House hosts annual coat giveaway...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The annual coat giveaway at Peoria's Neighborhood House wrapped up Thursday, Oct. 21. Since the beginning of the month, the group has collected about 500 donated coats. Community members could shop for themselves and their ...

 2021-10-21 23:26 

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The 309 area code must transition to 10-digit dialing by Sunday...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The 309 area code currently allows seven-digit phone number dialing, meaning callers do not have to type in the area code on a phone to make a call. But that is all changing Sunday, Oct. 24. The Federal Communications Commissio...

 2021-10-21 23:24 

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Run Forest! 'The American Runner' passes through Peoria on his journey to the coast...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is running from San Francisco to New York City, raising money for The Brain Foundation for brain disease research. Wednesday, Oct. 21, he passed through Peoria along his journey. Jordan Moon calls himself "The Ameri...

 2021-10-21 23:16 

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CDC panel backs expanded booster rollout: Here's what comes next...

Millions more Americans are closer to getting a COVID-19 booster as influential government advisers on Thursday endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation's vaccines....

 2021-10-21 22:28 

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Slain Champaign officer's widow endorses GOP calls for tougher sentences on repeat gun offenders...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Amber Oberheim, the widow of slain Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim, visited the Illinois statehouse on Wednesday to endorse Republican calls for tougher prison sentences for repeat firearms offenders, and to inc...

 2021-10-21 22:20 

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Tri-county updates show 57 new cases of COVID-19, 2 additional deaths...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The tri-county COVID-19 updates reported 57 new and probable cases in the area Thursday. Peoria County reported 29 new cases, bringing the county's total to 27,081 with 403 deaths. In Tazewell County, there were 22 new case...

 2021-10-21 21:48 

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Brian Laundrie update: Remains found in Florida park identified as Gabby Petito's fianc...

After more than a month of searching, the remains of Brian Laundrie were found in the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday, the FBI has confirmed....

 2021-10-21 21:36 

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Democrats push for ERA ratification; Republicans call it 'redundant'...

Members of Congress say discrimination against women is a constant issue in the United States....

 2021-10-21 21:21 

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Illinois ranked in top five states with best drivers in the country...

ST. LOUIS Illinois is the fifth-best driving state in the country, that's according to QuoteWizard, one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces. QuoteWizard analyzed data from two million car insurance quotes from drivers across the ...

 2021-10-21 21:15 

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Lawmakers concerned FAA not implementing safety reforms...

On the three year anniversary of the first 737 max jet crash lawmakers in Washington held a hearing due to concerns that require safety reforms aren...

 2021-10-21 21:01 

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Garland defends DOJ monitoring violence against school officials...

Attorney General Merrick Garland was grilled for hours by lawmakers Thursday as he defended a recent Department of Justice decision to monitor threats of violence against local school officials....

 2021-10-21 20:42 

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More than 130 city employees — mostly from Chicago Fire Department — file suit against city, state over vaccine mandates...

CHICAGO — More than 130 city workers, mostly from the Chicago Fire Department, filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a judge to find that the state's and city's COVID-19 vaccination mandates for public employees are unconstitutional. The lawsuit w...

 2021-10-21 20:36 

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SNAP (food stamps) benefits see largest increase in history...

The additional assistance is available to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries....

 2021-10-21 20:32 

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Wheels O' Time Museum hosts 'pandemic' exhibition...

DUNLAP, Ill. (WMBD) — The Wheels O' Time Museum on Woodside Drive in Dunlap opened an exhibit in May dealing with the pandemic. Leaders at the museum posted on their social media accounts early this year asking the community to send in photos th...

 2021-10-21 20:28 

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WATCH LIVE : Tri-County health officials hold COVID-19 press conference...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria City/County Health Department held a press conference at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21....

 2021-10-21 20:22 

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MISSING AND ENDANGERED: Florida toddler may be headed to Peoria, police say...

MARION COUNTY, Fl. (WMBD) — The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to locate a missing one-year-old boy Thursday. According to a Sheriff's Office press release, Julius Urueta is considered missing and endangered. Th...

 2021-10-21 18:25 

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Peoria Rivermen prepare for first game of the season after 593 days...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — It's been more than 18 months off the ice with no games for the Peoria Rivermen. "It's been 593 days since we played a game here at carver arena," said Rogers. The Rivermen are getting ready to lace their skates...

 2021-10-21 17:56 

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Gabby Petito case: Remains found during Brian Laundrie search were 'bones'...

The remains will likely not be identified Thursday, a medical examiner confirmed to NewsNation...

 2021-10-21 17:42 

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Woodring trial day 1: Fellow officers take the stand to describe the fatal incident...

LEWISTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Four members of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department took the stand Thursday in a trial for a man accused of killing one of their own. Nathan Woodring is being charged with first-degree murder after being accused of sho...

 2021-10-21 17:16 

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McLean County reporting more than 55% of population fully vaccinated...

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Health Department is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 22,901. At this time, 211 individuals are isolating at home, and an additional 22,408indivi...

 2021-10-21 16:43 

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Man charged in nearly 30-year-old suburban Chicago slaying...

NILES, Ill. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the nearly 30-year-old murder of a woman at a suburban Chicago YMCA. DNA evidence was used to charge Richard J. Sisto, 72, in the 1992 strangulation of Helen K. Cardw...

 2021-10-21 16:41 

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One-stop medical center opening in Peoria Monday...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Solvera Health leaders hosted an open house Thursday, Oct 21, and are opening the facility Monday, Oct. 25. Placed in the old Golden Corral on University Street near War Memorial, the facility is open Monday through Friday from...

 2021-10-21 16:25 

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What Americans fear most, according to their Google searches...

(NEXSTAR) — From clowns to public speaking, people have a wide range of phobias that keep them up at night. Just in time for Halloween, Your Local Security compiled a list of the top phobias in the United States based on Google searches. This year&#...

 2021-10-21 15:28 

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'Strong possibility' human remains found at park belong to Brian Laundrie, family attorney says...

After weeks of searching, authorities located partial human remains in the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday, along with items that the FBI said belong to Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the murder of his fiance Gabby Petito....

 2021-10-21 14:58 

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Newsfeed Now: FBI finds remains at Florida reserve in Brian Laundrie search; White House plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11...

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....

 2021-10-21 14:56 

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Big Game Bound Week 7: Shorthanded Browns face critical TNF matchup as we preview this week's NFL slate...

INDIANAPOLIS It's Week 7 of the NFL season. After the Jaguars' dramatic win in London last week, only one winless team (Lions) and one undefeated (Cardinals) remain. This week's schedule kicks off with the Browns (3-3) hosting the Broncos (3-3...

 2021-10-21 14:52 

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WATCH: State officials join Heartland Community College, Rivian to unveil new electric vehicle training ground...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Heartland Community College (HCC), and auto manufacturer Rivian are coming together to offer the first look at the new Electric Vehicle Energy Storage (E...

 2021-10-21 14:24 

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Rape and murder charges filed after a woman and dead body found in Evansville home...

Dispatchers say officers were called to the scene in the 1800 block of Stinson Avenue near James Avenue just after 11 p.m. Tuesday for a possible kidnapping....

 2021-10-21 14:12 

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CIProud Workday | 10/21/21...
 2021-10-21 13:36 

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University of Kentucky fraternity member found unresponsive dies of 'presumed alcohol toxicity'...

A first-year University of Kentucky student died after being found unresponsive at a fraternity house....

 2021-10-21 13:34 

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Facebook planning to change its name, report says...

The new name is reportedly a closely-guarded secret....

 2021-10-21 12:51 

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Local women coming together, aiming to make a difference...
 2021-10-21 12:50 

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A new clinic to help central Illinois cancer patients | Ask the Doc...
 2021-10-21 04:22 

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Prep Sports Recap for Oct. 20, 2021...

Soccer regional, sectional highlights...

 2021-10-21 04:06 

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Dee-Mack Ready to See Name in Playoff Pairings Again...

Chiefs will make playoff field for first time since 2017...

 2021-10-21 03:30 

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Peoria filling its police vacancies next year, hiring 30 officers...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The city of Peoria is taking steps to increase its public safety positions. The city is working to fill all of its police vacancies by hiring 30 officers over the next year. "We're allotted 220 officers, that's what...

 2021-10-21 03:24 

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Bloomington's Home Sweet Home Ministries is planning to provide nearly 600 Thanksgiving meals to elderly and disabled...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Thanksgiving Day means a lot to leaders with Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington. The shelter for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness was founded on Thanksgiving Day back in 1917. This year, the o...

 2021-10-21 01:35 

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Bloomington breaks ground on new O'Neil Park pool...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Former and current city leaders gathered Wednesday to officially start the project on O'Neil Park's new pool. Wednesday, Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe, the city manager, and current/former city council members dug the shov...

 2021-10-21 01:35 

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E-sports gain popularity among McLean County high school, college students...

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — Competitive gaming or E-sports has gained growing popularity in the last decade nationwide. Many high schools and colleges offer video gaming teams or clubs and are starting to treat them as they would a traditional...

 2021-10-21 01:13 

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Check your onions now: CDC identifies cause of massive salmonella outbreak...

A salmonella outbreak that has been traced to 37 states across the country is being caused by fresh whole onions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an update Wednesday....

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