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 2021-04-18 21:09 

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Otters at Georgia Aquarium test positive for COVID-19...

An unspecified number of otters have tested positive for COVID-19 at Georgia Aquarium....

 2021-04-18 21:07 

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West Peoria community is hands-on for new Whittier Primary School playground...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Giving children the chance to play in West Bluff. Community members and local college students are getting their hands dirty restoring an old playground. Bradley University's Civil Engineering and Construction Department ha...

 2021-04-18 20:42 

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MANHUNT: Former Travis County detective a suspect in deadly northwest Austin shooting...

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene, which took place at the intersection of Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway....

 2021-04-18 20:17 

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More Texans would support Matthew McConaughey for governor over Greg Abbott, poll shows...

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 2021-04-18 19:02 

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Peoria Park District Earth Week event gets children excited about trash...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Sunday morning, April 18, children were excited about trash. Peoria Park District organizers gave volunteers equipment to pick up litter around the Proctor Recreation Center. The full location for the litter pickup event was ab...

 2021-04-18 17:13 

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More than 8 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in Illinois...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — More than 8 million Illinoisans are now protected against COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced. A total of 8,054,634 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of midnight. The seven-day rol...

 2021-04-18 15:16 

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Environmentalists cheer new Illinois safeguards on coal ash...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Environmentalists are cheering rules that Illinois regulators have adopted to govern toxic byproducts from burning coal. The Illinois Pollution Control Board last week approved guidelines for detecting and cleaning up harmfu...

 2021-04-18 12:59 

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Can you travel with kids if you're fully vaccinated?...

With summer travel plans heating up as the country continues to see vaccination numbers rise, many are eager to hit the road....

 2021-04-18 03:33 

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Prep Sports Roundup for April 17, 2021...

Prep Sports Roundup for April 17, 2021...

 2021-04-18 00:04 

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Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market goes outdoors early for Spring Fever Market...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — On what was supposed to be the last day of indoor season for the Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market, Saturday's market went outside anyway. People enjoyed the market outside of the McLean County Museum of History...

 2021-04-18 00:02 

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Friends & family of Rica Rountree remember the young girl on what would have been her 11th birthday...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — On Saturday, April 17, loved ones remembered Rica Rountree, a Bloomington girl who was killed in 2019, with a day of play. It's just two days after what would have been Rountree's 11th birthday. Family and friends ...

 2021-04-17 23:59 

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Peoria German American Society brings seasonal markets back to the area...

DUNLAP, Ill. (WMBD) — The Lidenhof of Peoria and the German American Society welcomed the spring season with their first Fruhlingsmarkt or spring market on Saturday. The festival took place in Dunlap at Hickory Grove Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on A...

 2021-04-17 23:52 

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Easterseals 5k kicks off a week-long fundraising effort...

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Community members filled the streets of the Levee District Saturday, April 17, running, walking, or rolling to raise money for Easterseals Central Illinois. The Run.Walk.Roll 5K kicks off a week's worth of fundraisers ...

 2021-04-17 21:22 

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Fourth stimulus check: Nonprofit sees additional payments as vital...

"One year of stimulus checks lifted Americans out of poverty during the pandemic," the group said in a tweet Thursday. "As it turns out, direct cash payments do indeed work."...

 2021-04-17 21:06 

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Peloton treadmill could kill small children and pets, consumer agency warns...

NEW YORK — A popular Peloton product could cause serious injuries or death for small children and pets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday. The CPSC issued a warning to consumers about the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after...

 2021-04-17 18:40 

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Washington Police looking for missing teenager...

WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The Washington Police Department is asking the public for help locating a missing-endangered teenager Saturday, April 17. According to a Washington Police Facebook post, Starr Sardinha was last seen Friday, April 16 in Peor...

 2021-04-17 18:09 

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Illinois health officials report 3,194 new cases of COVID-19, 23 deaths...

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 3,194 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, including 23 additional deaths. The deaths were reported in the following counties: Alexan...

 2021-04-17 15:25 

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One injured in early morning hit-and-run...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police and Fire departments responded to a hit-and-run near Flint St. and Drury Lane early Saturday, April 17. According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson, police were dispatched at approximately...

 2021-04-17 14:47 

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Peoria Police release more information about Friday shooting...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police released more information about a shooting that occurred in the area of Fayette and Madison Friday, April 16. According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson, police responded to the shooting arou...

 2021-04-17 14:22 

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Will your kids need to be vaccinated?...

With more than half of Americans now at least partially vaccinated, many are wondering: Will kids need the vaccine, too?...

 2021-04-17 13:50 

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Prince Philip's funeral live updates: The Duke of Edinburgh being laid to rest at Windsor Castle...

Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of "courage, fortitude and faith" on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century....

 2021-04-17 13:18 

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One dead after single-vehicle crash in Fulton County...

FULTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead after a vehicle crashed just west of County 19 Highway early Saturday, April 17. According to a press release on the Fulton County Sheriff's Facebook page, Fulton County Deputies responded to the cras...

 2021-04-17 04:11 

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Plans for new downtown park in the works...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — In a private meeting at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, a Peoria developer proposed the plans for a park elevated above I-74 downtown. Kim Blickenstaff and his team designed the concept for "Interplay Park" in just two wee...

 2021-04-17 04:01 

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2 injured in shooting near Northwestern Mutual building...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police responded to a shooting near the Northwest Mutual building on Jefferson Ave. and Fayette St. Friday, April 16. According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson, the shooting happened around 10:02 p...

 2021-04-17 03:46 

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Week Five Prep Football Roundup...

Week Five Prep Football Roundup...

 2021-04-17 01:54 

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UnityPoint Health joining Gift of Hope to spread the message of organ donation...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — April is National Donate Life Month and UnityPoint Health Central Illinois is partnering with Gift of Hope, encouraging the public to consider organ donation. The two organizations are showing appreciation for those who have sa...

 2021-04-17 00:40 

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'Unfair' application process preventing some Illinois live venues from applying for needed federal grants...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Some Illinois live venue managers say the application process for a federal grant program designed to help them recover from the pandemic is shutting them out. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program is established by the E...

 2021-04-17 00:34 

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'This violence must end': Calls for action on Capitol Hill after latest mass shooting...

Reactions were swift in Washington on Friday after a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indiana left several people dead and several others injured....

 2021-04-16 23:57 

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Distillery Labs executive director presents at Rotary on $10 million grant from state...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — $10 million is coming from the state of Illinois to launch Distillery Labs in downtown Peoria. It's a place that will help local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. The executive director of the new Distiller...

 2021-04-16 23:07 

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Normal Police looking for missing man...

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — The Normal Police Department is asking the public for help locating a missing man Friday, April 16. 34-year-old William Darwin of Normal was last seen in the Joliet area Monday, April 5. Anyone with information is encouraged to...

 2021-04-16 23:05 

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White House COVID-19 Response Team announces additional funding to fight COVID-19 variants...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With COVID-19 variants posing a threat to the U.S., the White House's coronavirus response team is advising Americans to stay vigilant and funding new efforts to fight the changing virus. White House COVID-19 Response Seni...

 2021-04-16 22:45 

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Pekin's first cannabis dispensary opens...

PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — A cannabis company opened its second location in central Illinois on Friday, April 16. It's the first dispensary in Pekin and is owned by nuEra Cannabis, which already has a shop in East Peoria. The company opened a location...

 2021-04-16 22:34 

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High school students raise more than $47,000 for EasterSeals Central Illinois...

BARTONVILLE, Ill. (WMBD) — It's the highlight of the year for the students at Limestone Community High School. Now in its 45th year, Limestone students hold contests over several weeks to raise money for EasterSeals Central Illinois, a service p...

 2021-04-16 21:38 

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Group seeks to build trust in health care among vaccine-hesitant...

Dana Dornsife, the founder and CEO of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, said people of color often don...

 2021-04-16 21:16 

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Paycheck Fairness Act passes in House, faces uphill battle in Senate...

House Democrats are celebrating the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill designed to close the gender wage gap....

 2021-04-16 21:15 

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Chef Mark grills chicken and mango kebobs with andouille sausage and spicy ginger sauce...

Grilled Chicken and Mango Kebobs with Andouille Sausage and Spicy Ginger Sauce By Certified Executive Chef Mark Shoopman, CEC, CFBE Ingredients for Cooking the Kebob: 12 each boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 2-inch chunks 4 each fresh mangos, pe...

 2021-04-16 20:50 

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Local doctor speaks to the importance of colon, rectal screenings...

The following post contains content paid for by advertisers. The opinions and views expressed belong to their sponsors and not those of Nexstar Broadcasting Inc, this station, or their affiliates or employees. PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The third leading...

 2021-04-16 20:24 

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Ali gains 2 more votes over Montelongo in Peoria mayoral race...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Dr. Rita Ali is continuing to maintain her lead over competitor Jim Montelongo in the race to become the next mayor of Peoria. As of Friday, April 16, Ali currently leads by 41 votes, a two vote increase from the last update We...

 2021-04-16 19:46 

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Invasive 'Jumping Worms' spread in Illinois and Missouri...

They jump! An invasive species of worm is wriggling its way into the Midwest. They may damage crops, forests, and displace other creatures....

 2021-04-16 19:33 

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US setting up $1.7B national network to track COVID-19 variants...

The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday....

 2021-04-16 19:29 

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Tri-county update shows 266 new cases of COVID-19, 4 additional death...

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The tri-county COVID-19 update reported 266 new and probable cases in the area Friday, April 16. Peoria County reported 170 new cases, bringing the county's total to 21,086 with 301 deaths. In Tazewell County, there were 86...

 2021-04-16 19:21 

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Furrever Friends Friday 4/16/21 Part 1...
 2021-04-16 19:20 

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Furrever Friends Friday 4/16/21 Part 2...
 2021-04-16 17:38 

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Data breach reveals US police, public officials donated to Kenosha shooting suspect...

Data stolen from a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that police officers and public officials donated to pay for alleged Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter Kyle Rittenhouse...

 2021-04-16 17:35 

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Dream Team: Olympic shot put hopeful coached by wife...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) Joe Kovacs is the reigning Olympic silver medalist in the shot put. He's also a favorite for another medal in Tokyo. From the weight room to the throwing circle to the kitchen, it's hard to find Joe without his wife, Ashley t...

 2021-04-16 17:12 

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IDPH announces 3,866 new cases of COVID-19, 21 additional deaths...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,866 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,296,381...

 2021-04-16 17:09 

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Can my employer legally ask if I received the COVID-19 vaccine?...

The COVID-19 pandemic has, in the words of Greg Skordas, a lawyer in Salt Lake City, "created all kinds of special circumstances and special exceptions to the rules that we...

 2021-04-16 16:08 

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McLean County reporting 95 new cases of COVID-19, 93% of hospital beds in use...

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Health Department reported 95 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 16,642. At this time, 644 individuals are isolating at home and an additional 15,730 individual...

 2021-04-16 15:51 

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Texas Roadhouse constructing new location in Bloomington, opening fall 2021...

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Bloomington residents will soon have a new option for dining out. Texas Roadhouse has announced it will open a new location in late August or early September, pending weather. Officials say they have been attempting to bui...

 2021-04-16 15:24 

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Newsfeed Now: At least 9 people dead after shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility; Pfizer CEO says 3rd COVID-19 shot possible...

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)- At ...

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