Thousands visit Veterans Park every day through New Years
"Let It Snow!"
Learn which side donated the most to Salvation Army.
Shoppers finish off Christmas lists in East Peoria
It's a law they say many forget, but could save your life.
Driver receives four citations.
The ministry is planning on handing out around 600 meals Christmas day.
The building at 407 Center Street is being torn down for safety reasons.
Despite the weather, flyers remain hopeful they'll be home in time to celebrate with family.
It’s the 25th year for the lunch in Pekin.
It is with heavy hearts that we report this news: WMBD 31 has just learned a 19 month old boy was pronounced brain dead at OSF St. Francis.
Injures Girlfriends 19 month old Child
PEORIA - River City snow crews are already at work, preparing for Tuesday’s rain and snow.
BLOOMINGTON - It's turned into a waiting game between the City of Bloomington and State Senator Bill Brady.
NORMAL - Four residents at an apartment complex are out of their homes, at least temporarily.
Santa and his elves deliver gifts to sick children.
Two young kids are recovering tonight after they were allegedly robbed in Pekin.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect Wednesday for portions of central Illinois.
An 18 year-old man is recovering from burn injuries.
With just two days to go until Christmas, the Salvation Army is receiving quite the last minute donation. During her kettle bell ringing shift this morning Kroger Manager, Debbie Neaumann, donated $1,000 to the Red Kettle Campaign.
Bell ringers are just about everywhere you go, right now. One local ringer is the running for bringing in donations the longest, and maybe the most enthusiastic about his job.
Caterpillar is taking the next step in its possible downtown campus development.
Buddy Guy to Open for the Country Music Star
EAST PEORIA - This is the 11th year for the "12 Hours of Giving" Holiday Blood Drive.
Police across the country are on high alert today following the shooting deaths of two officers in New York City, including right here in central Illinois.
Scattered showers hang around through the overnight. Wintry weather could be on tap for Wednesday.
EAST PEORIA- The twelve hours of giving blood drive is underway.
BLOOMINGTON - Police are investigating an afternoon shooting in the city.
BLOOMINGTON - Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for his role in a series of east side burglaries
Neighborhood Love wants elderly to feel appreciated around the holidays.
One local business explains how it meets a growing need.
One 17-year-old dead following accident.
High school dedicates "Leon Groover Press Box"
A teenager has died, following an Saturday evening car crash near Peoria's Detweiller Park.
PEORIA - The Peoria Police Department is on the finds an abducted 11 year old in Louisiana.
BLOOMINGTON - The City of Bloomington is asking its citizens for feedback about what should be prioritized in the coming year.
PEORIA - Five local celebrities, including WMBD's Maria Chandler, took turns reading the classic novel at United Presbyterian Church.
TAZEWELL COUNTY - According to CDC, two to three times more people are injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents between Thanksgiving and New Year's than any other time during the year.
Police say it was stolen.
The Peoria Area Food Bank releases numbers; says more people are showing up for free food services in 2014.
Record year for donations.
First United Methodist Church Peoria's Loaves & Fish Ministry serves needy to celebrate 20 years.
BLOOMINGTON - An annual Bloomington holiday tradition had a record-setting day of deliveries Saturday.
WASHINGTON D.C. - The ABLE Act was signed by President Obama Friday.
PEORIA - The canned food drive started in the 1960's.
PEORIA - 500 kids received gifts, provided by U.S. Cellular.
A record number of households in Illinois are dependent on food stamps.
The organization, raising money for depression awareness and suicide prevention, raises nearly $140,000.
A recent study shows Peoria in the top ten for most dangerous cities in Illinois, but police and local residents seem optimistic about where the city is heading.
A recent study shows hospitalizations jump after Christmas.