2017 Top Ten Most Viewed Stories

Here is ciproud.com's top 10 most viewed stories from 2017.

  1. Snow and bitter cold moving in to central Illinois: It was only December and yet all of central Illinois saw it's first glance of the winter season, with some area's getting a few inches of snow.
  2. Correctional officer stabbed at Pontiac prison: An inmate stabbed a corrections officer in the head with a sharp object during a day-shift at the prison. The inmate was eventually subdued and the officer was transported to the hospital.
  3. Male body found in Pekin
  4. Skeletal remains consistent with 13 year old male: The Tazewell County Coroner's Office confirmed the skeletal remains, that were found south of Pekin, were consistent with that of a 13 year old adolescent male. Eventually leading to it being Robert Bee Jr.
  5. Law enforcement at Caterpillar HQ: Federal agencies executed search warrants at Caterpillar facilities in Peoria, East Peoria, and Morton on March 2. The raid was a result of ongoing questions about Caterpillar's tax activity in relation to its Swiss subsidiary, CSARL.
  6. 8 year old death prompts closure of schools: Northview and Parkside Schools were closed Wednesday following the death of 8-year-old Jennifer Glynn. The autopsy results came back inconclusive but showed she tested positive for the flu. As a safety precaution the schools were temporary closed.
  7. Coroner confirms identity of remains found in Tazewell County to be of Robert Bee: In September the Tazewell County Coroner confirmed the remains, found on a property near Route 29, were of Robert Bee Jr.
  8. Schools closed due to possible shooting threat: The schools involved were Metamora Township High School, Riverview Grade School, Germantown Hills Grade School, St. Mary's School Metamora, and Easterseals Central Illinois Learning Academy and Black Partridge Day School.
  9. Driving in left lanes
  10. Peoria issues CSO warning for Illinois River: The city urged residents to stay out of the Illinois River due to a combined sewer overflow.

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