PEORIA - It's a popular game played with heavy duty machines--part of a new strategy by Caterpillar to reach a broader audience. WMBD's Eugene Daniel shows us why its a big hit.
PEORIA - CityLink honors one of their own with "Passenger Appreciation Day"
Running Central sees more business.
Karissa previews events happening in central Illinois this weekend
Illinois' infrastructure received a sub-par C-minus grade from the ASCE. Quinn proposes ways for improvement.
PEORIA - This will be the seventh year for "Hands Around the Courthouse".
Canceled blood drives lead to shortened supply.
What is left in the fields following the Washington tornado and how is that impacting farmers?
Over the past month, big box stores have announced they plan to close 1,500 stores. Peoria's American TV closed this past month. One local expert gives us insight as to why.
The show that everyone is talking about will be shown on the big screen at The Peoria Riverfront Museum.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka spoke to Crittenton Centers about
A new company has latched on to the vacant Aldis building.
Normal Resident Named in 9 Count Drug Indictment
Washington officials urge residents to be aware that sirens will go off at 10 A.M. on Tuesday.
Police discovered a missing teenager in Peoria after a five month search.
New water main means better water pressure for Peoria residents.
Local musicians celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show with a gala tribute concert.
A four year old Bloomington girl died Friday from massive blood loss and multiple dog bites.
Driving conditions remain treacherous, causing IDOT to close several roads across the state.
WEST PEORIA - Many grocery stores are having a hard time re-stocking shelves, as many people are packing up on essentials during the winter storm.
BLOOMINGTON - The Salvation Army is making sure families in need have a happy holiday this year.
PEORIA - ADM is asking drivers to use caution near its local plan this weekend.
PEKIN - One week after a devastating typhoon hit the Philippines, much needed support has arrived, but leaders say more help is needed for the country to rebuild.
EAST PEORIA - The local branch of the NAACP is celebrating culture and progress.
EL PASO - A local teen from El Paso-Gridley High School feels more like a movie star than a student.
BLOOMINGTON - A partnership between the McLean County Health Department and Walgreens pharmacy is giving people without insurance the chance to get a flu shot.
BLOOMINGTON - Monday night, the council voted in favor of a severance agreement for Todd Greenburg.
BLOOMINGTON – There’s new information following the arrest of an off duty city officer for allegedly driving under the influence.
BLOOMINGTON - A holiday extravaganza dedicated to helping area children in need returns next week with a number of new surprises.
BLOOMINGTON - The American Red Cross of the Heartland is honoring citizens who go above and beyond to serve others.
BLOOMINGTON - A top leader with the United States Chamber of Commerce says while the Affordable Care Act has a number of problems, the plan will likely continue but needs major changes.
NORMAL - A Twin Cities veteran is in the spotlight.
BLOOMINGTON - A display, dedicated to fallen Illinois heroes, is empowering the community to honor their memory.
BLOOMINGTON - Operation Santa has reached a major milestone this Veterans Day.
KNOX COUNTY - A 26 year old has been found guilty of stabbing a 23 year old Galesburg man to death.
NORMAL - Illinois State University is searching for suspects involved in a theft reported after Saturday’s home football game.
NORMAL - A violent week in Peoria and across the nation has leaders evaluating their emergency response plans.
BLOOMINGTON - A conference focused on creating affordable housing for those in need, is working to balance bigger numbers with current funding.
BLOOMINGTON - The American Red Cross has named a new interim executive director in Central Illinois.
BLOOMINGTON - It's been less than a week since cuts to the food stamp program took effect nationwide, but families are already feeling the pinch.
NORMAL - Residents are one step closer to having a Hyatt Place hotel, pool, and fine dining restaurant located uptown.
PEORIA - After months of waiting, Jeffrey Inman's life is about to change.
PEORIA - A city wide campaign to stuff a local bus with food for the holidays is back in action and thanks to your support donations keep coming in.
PEORIA – The Marriott Pere Marquette has been open less than a year, but its hospitality is spreading into the community.
PEORIA - How you can receive help or give help.
HUDSON - A McLean County tradition is back in action.
PEORIA – The holidays are right around the corner and a group of local bikers are doing their part to make a difference for children in need.
PEORIA - Dozens of people hit the streets with gloves and garbage bags in hand.
MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - A local man is embarking on a mission to save his life, before it’s too late.
EAST PEORIA - A local dentist is working to give veterans something to smile about.
BLOOMINGTON - Halloween is on the horizon, so officers are promoting safety.
NORMAL – A wall of color is brightening people’s spirits at the Community Cancer Center.
PEORIA - Soggy weather could be in store on Halloween.
NORMAL - When it comes to healing, a local woman is putting fashion forward.
BLOOMINGTON - The city is looking at new ways to fund garbage pickup and it could mean homeowners will pay more for the service.
BLOOMINGTON – Authorities found 11 marijuana plants and 55 grams of high grade cannabis in the basement of John Keller’s home this year.
HEYWORTH – Students at Heyworth High School are lending a hand at harvest time.
NORMAL – Students at Illinois State University are collecting teddy bears for local children.
NORMAL – Two ISU cheerleaders will soon be tying the knot.
BLOOMINGTON – The city has confirmed Todd Greenburg is on leave, but details surrounding the decision are scarce.
Peoria Bank Robbery Getaway Driver Sentenced
HANNA CITY - Families wanting to get extra use out of their Halloween costumes have a chance to do so.
PEORIA - In observance of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, two facilities are promoting good health in November.
BLOOMINGTON – Officers are looking into a gunfire incident at a motel on the city's west side.
Normal Community West High School history teacher John Bierbaum is being honored by the state.
PEORIA - One man is in the hospital following a stabbing in the River City.
Silver lining to the shutdown
BLOOMINGTON - The Salvation Army is offering veterans in need the assistance to change their lives.
BLOOMINGTON - A local business is raising awareness and support in the fight to end breast cancer.
BLOOMINGTON - The Salvation Army is taking action to keep the community warm this winter.
BLOOMINGTON - Signups for the Affordable Care Act are underway, a plan that's bringing big changes to the medical field.
BLOOMINGTON - In person appointments with a counselor began Tuesday, with many coming in for assistance.
NORMAL - A report released by Amtrak this week shows Bloomington-Normal is one of its busiest destinations in Illinois.
BLOOMINGTON – A local charity says the number of people coming through its doors for help has steadily increased, making this holiday season even more challenging.
BLOOMINGTON - A new era in outdoor dining is taking shape.
BLOOMINGTON - Bicyclists had a reason to celebrate at Bloomington’s city council meeting Monday night.
NORMAL – A new reporting system launched by Normal Police is providing greater transparency to the public.
Since getcoveredillinois.gov launched, the site is reported to be operating smoothly.
PEORIA - Police say heavy traffic is partly to blame for a five car accident in the River City Sunday afternoon.
PEORIA – A heads up to drivers in the River City, flashing yellow signals are coming your way.
PEORIA - Drivers are asked to be patient and cautions when traveling this route.
The Illinois LINK system was part of Saturday's shutdown in 17 states.
PEORIA - Authorities say a fire at 2511 W. Malone started in the kitchen.
PEORIA - An inconvenient day for link card users in Illinois.
PEORIA COUNTY - The accident occurred just after 10 Saturday morning near mile post 77.
PEORIA – Authorities discovered the body of 31 year old Carnell Ashford deceased behind a vacant home in the 1400 block of Perry Avenue Friday morning.
PEORIA - All gold medalists from Saturday's Sectional Tournament move on to the State Tournament.
BLOOMINGTON - A local man found good fortune at just the right time.
BLOOMINGTON – A Central Illinois native is bringing his craft back home.
BLOOMINGTON - The American Red Cross has announced its 2013 Heroes of the Heartland Award winners.
Normal Driver Killed in Car-Truck Accident
BLOOMINGTON - After a wild weekend downtown, the focus is shifting from crime to alcohol regulation.
BLOOMINGTON - A local cemetery is opening its gates for an event that puts a unique spin on education.
NORMAL - A planned burn at a vacant hotel is called off after the fire got too hot too fast.
The Village Board decides against allowing video gambling in Morton.
Military technicians at the 182nd airlift wing are back to work, but their paychecks may still be in question.
BLOOMINGTON - A violent video of a fight captured in downtown raising questions about safety and nightlife.
BLOOMINGTON - An autopsy reveals the victim was likely unresponsive prior to the blaze.
BLOOMINGTON – Drivers say it’s a bargain. compared to costs just one month ago.
BLOOMINGTON - A busy night for police after a sold out concert leads to unruly behavior.
BLOOMINGTON - A household hazardous waste collection drive is back in McLean County for its second straight year.
NORMAL - Illinois State University is celebrating homecoming in a big way this year.
Traffic is delayed on Interstate 55 near the Market Street exit.
Some central Illinois students have had good behavior, so they get to hold a flash mob.
A CNN news crew was in the River City Thursday to get opinions about the government shutdown.
The Mexican Consulate Mobile Unit from Chicago is serving hundreds of people in Peoria.
Clarence Linsley, the founder of Washington's Lindy's Downtown Market, passed away on Sunday. His sons remember his legacy.
A Grundy County woman is suing LaSalle County because of a strip search deputies performed that she said was unnecessary.
More than 200 technicians have been furloughed at the 182nd Airlift Wing.
A Bradley University Professor who specializes in the American government explains the inaction.
The online marketplace for health coverage is officially open.
Bradley University Associate Professor Dr. Craig Curtis answers questions we have about a Government Shutdown. He also compares it to the last shutdown, in 1996.
Dunlap Fitness unexpectedly shut its doors earlier this month. Owners said it would reopen the business on Sept. 30, but that is no longer happening.
The U.S. has not experienced a government shutdown since 1996, but if lawmakers don't reach a deal by midnight we could experience it again.
A spokesperson for Caterpillar confirms that layoffs are occurring in the Peoria area.
BLOOMINGTON - The McLean County Health Department will begin taking individual appointments starting October 15th.
BLOOMINGTON - A lack of money for Illinois schools has one lawmaker offering a new solution.
BLOOMINGTON– The Central Illinois Regional Airport is in the midst of a facility upgrade.
BLOOMINGTON - There's some positive news for drivers this fall.
BLOOMINGTON – The classic cup of Joe is being honored.
SPRINGFIELD - The state's "Get Covered Illinois" Help Desk says it’s prepared to take action when enrollment opens October first.
MORTON - A local veteran and his family are in the national spotlight after being selected for a Habitat for Humanity home.
The annual Fine Art Fair event offers visitors more than 100 artists and an array of work.
More than 400 runners and walkers took off Sunday afternoon, in the first-ever Get in Gear race.
A popular Peoria food stop is shutting its doors until 2014.
PEORIA COUNTY - The driver of a motorcycle is in the hospital following a crash Saturday afternoon.
PEORIA - The family of a local man killed by gunfire is asking for the community's help in remembering him.
LOGAN COUNTY – A Toulon mother is out on parole after being accused of abandoning her newborn in a ditch last year.
The #1 best-selling author visits the Peoria Public Library on Saturday.
One person was shot in the 1700 block of North Great Oak Road on Friday night.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made a stop in the River City Saturday to announce funding for central Illinois infrastructure. We also asked him about the state's pension crisis and his issue with paying legislatures.
More than 1,000 athletes took part in the kind of race that is sweeping the nation.
Bloomington Police are releasing information for the public on a convicted sex offender.
Peoria Police are releasing new information regarding arrests and crime statistics.
Walmart will hire thousands of people to help with a very busy holiday season.
NORMAL - The devastation in Kenya is creating shock waves in Central Illinois.
Easter Seals held a learning session with Congressman Aaron Schock on Tuesday.
BLOOMINGTON – A local outreach organization is being recognized for utilizing talents some say, get better with age.
If Congress doesn't take action, the federal government will run out of money on October 1.
BLOOMINGTON – Local residents are encouraged to conserve water after weeks of little to no rain.
Joe Waugh, Sr., threw out the first pitch on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
NORMAL - In a matter of days open enrollment begins for the long awaited Affordable Care Act.
Our full length interview with Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard. In it, he speaks about what's coming up next month with the "Don't Shoot" initiative.
The Children's Home is taking precautions with its more than 400 employees often in some of Peoria's dangerous neighborhoods.
BLOOMINGTON - A move to streamline trash pickup in Bloomington could send some people in search of a private waste collector.
Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard said the string of violent crimes are mostly gang related.
BLOOMINGTON - Congressman Rodney Davis is seeking another term in the 13th district.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says the right lane of I-74 westbound at Washington Road between Morton and Goodfield will be closed.
Police believe a man shot in his home was hit by stray bullet from another attack.
PEORIA - City police are on the scene of a late night homicide.