A plea deal could keep a Bloomington man out of prison following a deadly drunk driving crash.
One person is dead in Peoria's first homicide of the year. Police are on the scene of a shooting on the city's south side.
One on a car and another on the first floor of a home
A lot of kids took their history lessons to the streets of Peoria today for the annual Freedom March.
Community leaders, politicians and residents packed the Civic Center to hear the words of Martin Luther King Jr. through Harry Belafonte.
A group of central Illinois attorneys tells WMBD that hundreds of people in the state have been wrongly convicted of felonies. Now, they’re trying to help.
Organizers prep the Civic Center for a giant-sized playground.
During the annual legislative breakfast, all three levels of government say the budget deficit will make it a tough year.
In order to fix roads and bridges in central Illinois, an increase in a gas tax may be necessary.
The closing of 2 southeastern facilities will add hundreds of jobs to the area.
A member of Peoria’s city council is taking steps to cut down a problem she said is continuing to grow in her district: dumping.
At the intersection of Lincoln and Griswold streets, a new sign is up honoring Coach McClain.
The city will have to change its ordinance before the ride-sharing company can start up in Peoria.
A new record is set at Peoria International Airport.
The park district’s board of trustees took action to prevent more erosion issues on world's most beautiful drive.
It's been more than a year since former governor Pat Quinn signed the state's medical marijuana pilot program into law, but it could be another six more months before the controversial drug is available in the state.
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Peoria is getting steeple work done.
A measles outbreak in California has reignited the vaccination debate, and one local pediatrician says she always recommends immunizations.
City council members were back at “home” Tuesday night, meeting in the official council chambers for the first time in about a half a year.
P.R.O.M. is a program the Illinois Department of Transportation is holding to make sure teen drivers don’t get distracted out on the roads.
Snowy sidewalks make it tricky for pedestrians to get around town.
Fire rips through a Normal apartment building, displacing four college students.
It seems Bruce Rauner has at least one thing going for him: he represents change in the minds of some Illinoisans.
ArtsPartners Initiative wants sculptors to submit their work for the new event.
He talks to an enthused crowd just days before his inauguration.
President Obama proposes two years community college for free, but community leaders say it may be easier said than done.
A Washburn two story home is a total loss after a fire this morning.
Jobless at the start of the new year. That’s a reality for 100 Caterpillar employees in East Peoria.
This week's dumping of snow and switch over to dangerously cold temperatures hit some businesses a little harder than usual.
A high school junior tells WMBD she’s afraid to go to school each day.
Number 31 Ryan Newman’s car gets its new paint, well, more like a giant adhesive sticker.
We tag along with one Jimmy John’s delivery driver as she delivers sandwiches in below zero weather.
The Fondulac District Library is launching a new program today. It offers free and confidential counseling for those in the area who need it.
Haddad’s Downtown gets to serve its famous gyros and meatball sandwiches during the Governor’s Inaugural Concert.
The kitchen that feeds those in need daily is installing its new dishwasher.
Two Peoria County Board Members held a public meeting to discuss the possibility of an affordable housing development near their districts.
Roads are clearing up but the wind is blowing it around, causing some visibility concerns.
A local doctor is being disciplined for malpractice, but the action comes years after he performed a surgery removing the completely wrong organ.
The department approves nearly $200,000 for a new project.
Peoria’s Planning and Zoning Commission approves a plan that gives the company flexibility to develop a six-block campus.
2014 is in the books. Before we get too far into this new year we don't want to forget about the stories that moved us last year.
One local nonprofit says they may have to start cutting programs and jobs due to this significant cut.
A group is hoping to show support to police officers.
A man driving a garbage truck walked away with only minor injuries after his truck rolled over on Route 6 in Peoria.
Pekin police are investigating an overnight shooting on the city's south side.
Multiple fire crews responded to a house is in the 1700 block of W Lincoln Tuesday night.
A 25 year old man has died after crashing a dirt bike in a field near the South Pekin area.
Pekin police arrest a 21 year-old woman who they say stabbed her ex-boyfriend.
Police are on the scene of a reported shooting at the Villa Bordeaux apartments.
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.