PEORIA - The Peoria County Courthouse Plaza is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at the World Wars One and Two Veterans Memorial.
In Pekin community members are gathering at the Prairie Haven Cemetery to honor the fallen men and women who served in our nation's armed forces.
A little rain didn't stop area athletes from starting this Memorial Day bright and early with a 5k race, the first of its kind.
A list of some of the commemorations across the area.
EUREKA - The mood was typical for graduation day, with the all the highs and lows of finally reaching the finish line, but these students, while still coping with loss, had something special up their sleeves when they took the stage.
Tornado Watch in effect for central Illinois until 1am
Retirement piggy banks are looking pretty empty
First of the season in Central Illinois
Worlds best descend on the river city
Another thousand collected
American Mausoleum hosts annual ceremony
You have to apply for the program, but you get some nice perks from TSA Pre-Check.
Are you grilling out this holiday weekend? Make sure you stay safe.
Lincoln K-8 School unveils a plaque in his memory
How 25 kids raised over $2600
NORMAL - Illinois State University is working to help its students clean up their image.
Students are barking to show off their school work at John Hensey School in Washington.
Lots of boats will hit the water this holiday weekend, and police are reminding you to be careful.
BLOOMINGTON - McLean County caps off a 15 month study on mental health, with a major report.
Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, but there is another sign unique to central Illinois.
DOWNS - A new, controversial statewide test for students in Illinois is already going through some big changes.
Understanding your risk of having a stroke could save your life. What you need to know to stay healthy.
BLOOMINGTON - The weekend in the Twin Cities is going to the dogs.
If you're looking for a pet, why not consider adopting one? It can literally save lives, we'll tell you how.
A 15 year old and a 17 year old have been arrested in Normal.
Today, officials introduced Dr. Nicole Wood.
Crews closed a section of McClure Friday as part of the University Street project.
A local event recognizes those making a difference in the community.
A big congratulations, as another staple of TV news in Central Illinois is saying goodbye.
Peoria Salvation Army holds community luncheon to celebrate "150 Years of Doing the Most Good."
BLOOMINGTON - A Republican candidate to replace Aaron Schock in Congress takes a big step forward.
BLOOMINGTON - Illinois Wesleyan University had the Nepal earthquake victims on its mind Thursday
President Timothy Killeen visits UICOMP
81-year-old Nathaniel Burns was located safe near Dekalb, IL.
OneWater says the funds are needed to maintain drainage pipes
What to do with the intersection of Route 24 and Nofsinger?
The elected officials talk about priorities for their city.
Fire crews battle a blaze in Peoria Thursday morning.
BLOOMINGTON - Until the end of the month, Extreme Motors will donate $5 to "Central Illinois Gold Star Families" for every test drive they give out.
EUREKA - Graduation season is in full swing. When it comes to commencement ceremonies, in just a few years, they could have a different look.
As part of the national "Click It Or Ticket" campaign, officers will have several seat belt enforcement zones along the roads.
The PARCC exam will be shorter and simpler next year.
This was the day mentioned in a threatening note found in a bathroom stall earlier this month.
Central Illinois' own Brushville stops by Living Well just ahead of their big performance at the Heartland Hero Benefit Concert at the Peoria Civic Center.
The City has allocated money for the purchase and installation of 73 lights.
Illinois senators passed the bill to decriminalize possession of the drug. It is now on the governor's desk.
Students in Canton are working to be the kindest school in America through thousands of pairs of shoes.
State Police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in Warren County.
PEORIA - Fire crews battle a blaze in Peoria Thursday morning.