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 2021-03-07 03:46 

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Prep Basketball Roundup for March 6, 2021...

Prep Basketball Roundup for March 6, 2021...

 2021-03-07 02:48 

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Shootin' the Breeze with Your Local Weather Authority Episode 3 Reference Page...

This week's episode meteorologists Chris, Molly, and Adam discuss how they make forecasts. Each one has a different method for their forecast. Deciding on what data to look through or ignore comes down to what each forecaster is looking for and expect...

 2021-03-07 01:09 

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KELLAR PRIMARY SCHOOL P.T.O PRESIDENT IS HELPING PEORIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS GAIN ACCESS TO FILTERED WATER...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Public Schools' water fountains have been off limits since COVID-19 safety protocols were put into place, leaving students without access to drinking water during the day. With students back in the classroom, Mike Mu...

 2021-03-07 00:52 

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Maple Syrup season is here: Camp Wokanda starts the bottling process...

CHILLICOTHE, Ill. (WMBD) — If you see blue tubes weaving through the trees at Camp Wokanda in Chillicothe, it's a sign that maple syrup season has begun. The nature center harvests thousands of gallons a year to yield around 100 gallons of sweet...

 2021-03-07 00:48 

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Peorians enjoy warm weather, sunshine on Grandview Drive...

PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. (WMBD) — Saturday was a beautiful day in Central Illinois. After cold temperatures, snow, and ice in February, some Peorians said March is already looking warmer. "Just the fresh air and to feel the warm sun. Not being that ...

 2021-03-07 00:46 

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Peoria Riverfront Museum reopens since closing in March, highlights new installation from Preston Jackson...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The doors are back open Saturday at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. It's been closed to the public since November due to COVID-19. "I read it in the newspaper this morning and then I saw that it said 'today's the ...

 2021-03-06 22:36 

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Havana man drowns after being trapped in sunken equipment...

FULTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — A Havana man has died after the excavator he was driving slid into a lake Friday, March 5. Dale Branscum, 58, was operating an excavator at Otter Creek Sand and Gravel when the equipment slid into the strip mine lake. He...

 2021-03-06 22:33 

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Man rescued from icey lake in Galesburg Friday night...

GALESBURG, Ill. (WMBD) — The Galesburg Fire and Police Departments had an eventful night Friday, March 5, when they rescued a man who fell through the ice on Lake Storey. At approximately 6:44 p.m., the departments responded to find the man in the m...

 2021-03-06 21:50 

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Senate approves President Biden's COVID-19 relief plan, headed back to House for final approval...

After an all-night session, the Senate gave President Joe Biden...

 2021-03-06 19:21 

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IDPH announces 2,565 new cases of COVID-19, 50 additional deaths...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,565 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 50 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,197,267 cases, including 20,750...

 2021-03-06 18:20 

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Senate passes COVID-19 relief bill after 25 hours in session...

CORONAVIRUS by: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleary-eyed lawmakers worked through a mountain of amendments Saturday as the Senate plodded toward passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats say is cruc...

 2021-03-06 15:56 

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Second man charged in deaths of northern Illinois couple...

WAUKEGAN, Ill (AP) — A northern Illinois man arrested Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery in Gurnee has been charged with first-degree murder in the December deaths of a Beach Park couple, authorities announced Thursday. Derenell Hill, 35,...

 2021-03-06 15:44 

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Do Facebook and Twitter silence conservatives? Data shows they actually dominate...

On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he was joining Sen. Bryan Hughes...

 2021-03-06 04:47 

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Prep Basketball Recap for March 5, 2021...

Boys basketball highlights Friday...

 2021-03-06 03:59 

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Oscar Mayer Weinermobile brings smiles to Washington...

WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled into Washington's historic downtown square today, attracting dozens of fans young and old. Although hot-dogs weren't able to be served, employees handed out coupons, the si...

 2021-03-06 03:58 

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Washington's American Legion Post 100 continuing Fish Fridays through Lent, hoping to get more volunteers...

WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The American Legion Post 100 is finding itself with a good problem. The organization is in the middle of its annual Fish Fridays, an annual event where volunteers and members prepare fish dinners and fisherman's platter...

 2021-03-06 02:26 

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Work begins to replace Pinecrest bridge over I-74 in East Peoria...

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) An overpass that has posed issues for some truck drivers is being replaced, beginning Friday, March 5. Constructed 62 years ago, IDOT officials say the bridge on Pinecrest Drive over I-74 is due for renovations. "It was built ...

 2021-03-06 02:11 

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Crash closes part of I-74...

BRIMFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — Part of I-74 was closed due to a rollover crash Friday, March 5. According to Peoria County Authorities, both East and Westbound lanes of I-74 are blocked near mile marker 75 due to a rollover crash. This story will be updat...

 2021-03-06 02:03 

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State lawmakers urge Governor Pritzker to reevaluate restrictions on children's museums...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is urging Governor J.B. Pritzker to reevaluate how children's museums are allowed to operate in Illinois. State Senator Jason Barickman (53rd District-R), State Senator Dave Koehler (46th Distr...

 2021-03-06 01:59 

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One dead after crash in Fulton County...

FULTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — A woman is dead after a Semi truck overturned in Fulton County Friday, March 5. According to Illinois State Police's preliminary investigation, the crash happened around 10:45 p.m. near Sweeney Road and Illinois Rout...

 2021-03-06 00:24 

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Local leaders competing to take a pie in the face for charity...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local leaders are raising money for charities as part of the "It Pies in Peoria" fundraiser. The fundraiser is being held by the Peoria Jaycees. Voting started on March 3, and will last until March 10. Sixteen local lea...

 2021-03-06 00:08 

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Midwest Food Bank receives donations of quarter pounders, McRibs from McDonald's...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Golden Arches are donating food to Peoria's Midwest Food bank. The faith-based organization received 50 cases of McDonald's Quarter Pounder patties along with 23 cases of McRibs. The food is part of a larger donatio...

 2021-03-06 00:04 

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Non-profit hopes to plant 10,000 trees around Normal later this spring...

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — The Ecology Action Center (EAC) in Normal got its roots 50 years ago and to commemorate the milestone, they're setting an ambitious goal. The EAC hopes to plant 10,000 trees around Bloomington-Normal and McLean County this ...

 2021-03-05 23:50 

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Job numbers up in US, Biden says more needs to be done to help Americans...

Despite a surprising surge in employment last month in the United States, President Joe Biden says there...

 2021-03-05 23:49 

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Citizens encouraged to take survey on Bloomington Police Department...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The City of Bloomington is asking residents for their input for who qualifies as the city's next police chief. Activist group Not in our Town and The City of Bloomington's Public Safety and Community Relations Boar...

 2021-03-05 23:29 

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Only 1 child died of flu this season down from nearly 200...

There was only one pediatric death during the 2020-2021 influenza season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report....

 2021-03-05 23:27 

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Peoria Riverfront Museum re-opens Saturday with new exhibits...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Riverfront Museum is opening its doors Saturday, March 6, after a year of pandemic closures. On Friday morning, March 5, the museum held a presser honoring local artist Preston Jackson for his work, "From Bronzev...

 2021-03-05 23:26 

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Dunlap Ecstatic Over First M-I Girls Basketball Title...

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 2021-03-05 23:12 

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Senate Republicans' vote-a-rama slows Biden COVID relief bill...

Republicans are again stalling a vote on President Biden...

 2021-03-05 22:22 

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Minimum wage shot down from American Rescue Plan as 'vote-a-rama' is in full swing...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On Friday, the Senate started the debate on the $1.9-trillion COVID relief plan. "The American Rescue Plan will be one of the largest anti-poverty bills in recent history," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)...

 2021-03-05 22:08 

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Chef Mark sauts tasty mushroom sauce to accent open-face beef tenderloin sandwich...

Open Face Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches with Mushroom Saut on Gorgonzola Toast By: Chef Mark Shoopman, CEC, CFBE of Lutheran Hillside Village Makes four sandwiches Ingredients: 1-pound Beef tenderloin cut into four 4-ounce medallions 4 Each Sliced rustic Fre...

 2021-03-05 21:50 

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Man charged with killing mother and children found dead in St. Louis...

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 2021-03-05 21:22 

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Can I finally see my grandchildren? Vaccinated Americans wait for advice...

More than 27 million Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to keep waiting for guidance from federal health officials for what they should and shouldn't do....

 2021-03-05 20:38 

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Breast milk of vaccinated mothers may protect babies from COVID-19, study suggests...

Mothers who have received the COVID-19 vaccination have antibodies in their breast milk that may protect their infants, according to a new study....

 2021-03-05 20:38 

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Furrever Friends Friday 3/5/21 Part 1...
 2021-03-05 20:37 

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Furrever Friends Friday 3/5/21 Part 2...
 2021-03-05 20:09 

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Tri-county update shows 39 new cases of COVID-19...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The tri-county COVID-19 update reported 39 new and probable cases in the area Friday, March 5. Peoria County reported 23 new cases, bringing the county's total to 17,114 with 285 deaths. In Tazewell County, there were 15 ne...

 2021-03-05 19:43 

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Third-degree murder count against ex-officer in Floyd death could be reinstated...

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death, handing a potential victory to prosecutors, but setting up a possib...

 2021-03-05 19:12 

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Live or Let Die: Transplants only option as more suffer alcohol-induced liver failure...

Historically, the health care industry has denied liver transplants to those who have been sober less than six months. That can be a death sentence....

 2021-03-05 18:23 

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More than 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — Illinois health officials have reached a milestone in administering 3,125,425 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, approximately 443,700 doses total have been allocated to the federal government's Pharmacy Partn...

 2021-03-05 18:06 

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Senate prepares for COVID-19 relief bill voting marathon Friday...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) On Capitol Hill, Democrats are trying to pass President Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief plan, but Republicans brought the entire process to a grinding halt Thursday night. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell promised Republicans ...

 2021-03-05 17:42 

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Senate nears COVID-19 relief bill votes as Dems push ahead without GOP support...

The Senate on Friday steered toward a voting marathon on President Joe Biden...

 2021-03-05 17:19 

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McLean County reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19, 94% of hospital beds in use...

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Health Department is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 14,626. At this time, 164 individuals are isolating at home, and an additional 14,267 indiv...

 2021-03-05 16:29 

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Steak 'n Shake replaces table service with self-serve kiosks...

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) — Steak 'n Shake will no longer be as you knew them. Its parent company said they are making a pandemic pivot transitioning the popular Steakburger and shake eatery into a quick-service restaurant. "Steak 'n Shake is in ...

 2021-03-05 16:18 

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CDC chief urges Americans to 'double down' on COVID-19 prevention measures...

White House officials plan to brief Americans on the latest COVID-19 pandemic response efforts Friday, closing out a week in which several states started making major changes to ease restrictions....

 2021-03-05 16:17 

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Maia Chaka becomes NFL's first Black female official...

Maia Chaka has made history as the first Black female official in the NFL....

 2021-03-05 16:12 

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Newsfeed Now: Police reform debate heads to Senate, kidnapped Louisiana boys found in Florida...

In this edition of Newsfeed Now, the debate over police reform moves to the Senate after the House passes a measure named after George Floyd, and two brothers kidnapped from Louisiana are found in Florida....

 2021-03-05 16:01 

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Staff at Peoria Riverfront Museum excited to open their doors Saturday...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Riverfront Museum will hold a press conference Friday morning to preview new exhibits ahead of their re-opening Saturday. The museum will be open after almost a year of being closed due to COVID-19. The museum's ...

 2021-03-05 15:41 

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ON THE RECORD: Sen. Tammy Duckworth says the American Rescue Plan will be passed before unemployment benefits run out...

WASHINGTON D.C. (WMBD) — Will additional unemployment benefits run out in mere weeks and when will Americans see another round of stimulus checks? Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said the American Rescue Plan could be approved by this week or the nex...

 2021-03-05 14:53 

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Amazon celebrating International Women's Day | Brandi Neloms...

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