PEORIA - D's Paint and Body Shop and Farmer's Insurance donated the 2006 Ford Taurus to the lady, who looks over her three grandchildren
Authorities say the ice melt helped with the recovery.
PEORIA - Junior League of Peoria themed their sixth annual "Frolic with the Fairies" Mother - Daughter Tea and Style Show to an enchanted forest
ELMWOOD - It has been four years since a tornado went through Elmwood.
Help make life a little easier for Washington residents.
Pays tribute to Peoria's rich basketball history.
44th annual World Affairs Council
PEORIA - Over 250 students took part in the 2nd annual "Bootcamp" put on by the E.L.I.T.E. Program
Kai Lefler sentenced to 50 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of Robert Kilgore.
The Elmwood community is cooking up sweet treats this weekend for the Taste of Elmwood.
A historic hometown staple is projecting into the future.
It’s time to spring forward, which means an hour less of sleep on Saturday night, so be sure to set your clock.
Today we asked the GOP candidates for governor “What is your stance on the “full legalization” of marijuana in Illinois?”
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.
Moody's Downgrades Peoria's Bond Rating
Oneida Man Sentenced for Galesburg Murder
Jefferson Street Lane Closures in Peoria
I 74 Lane Closures
If you think tattoo artists are the type that like rebel against authority, meet the guys at American Inkwell.
NORMAL - The Children's Discovery Museum is getting ready to celebrate 10 years in Uptown Normal, but before those big plans can happen
NORMAL - After a long winter, spring is starting to show signs of life; and for retailers in the Town of Normal, that's not a moment too soon.
NORMAL - The Town of Normal is being recognized for its "green" energy work.
NORMAL - U.S. officials are now "stepping in" to the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine after the Crimean parliament announced its plans to join Russia.
The Peoria Housing Authority identifies another potential property for Taft Homes redevelopment today.
NORMAL - Unit Five's four-month long search, to replace retiring superintendent Dr. Gary Niehaus officially ended Thursday.
Today we asked the GOP candidates for governor “What would you do to address the environmental threat of the Asian Carp in the Illinois River reaching Lake Michigan?”
We asked ISU students if they're going to be able to warm up for spring break.
County ordinance hopes to curb illegal body art establishments.
Peorian Sentenced for Caterpillar Theft
Former McLean Co. Circuit Clerk Employee Sentenced
Peorian Sentenced for Washington Robbery
Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops
Chicago Tribune Endorses Bruce Rauner
As farmers come out of hibernation, one Mason County farmer tells how the frost his impacting his work.
The show that everyone is talking about will be shown on the big screen at The Peoria Riverfront Museum.
PEORIA - Thousands of volunteers will pick up canned goods for those in need.
PEORIA - Old Man Winter is still causing trouble for homeowners wanting to prep for spring.
PEORIA - More than 90% of people go undiagnosed with sleeping disorders.
Sean Foster will replace Joy Allen as the new principal.
Fifth grade students from across District 87 are displaying their creations.
The Voices for Illinois Children group released a report which shows health trends for children across the state.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidates: Residents Leaving Illinois
Fox News Poll: Obama's Approval Hits New Low
District 150 students prepare to enter the real world.
Metamora woman dies in two-car crash.
The City of Peoria and District 150 are exploring options to sell the property.
Manual students learn science from UICOMP medical students
Bloomington Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Arson
Illinois Attorney General Advises Counties on Same Sex Marriage
Law to Support ATV Owners Passes Il. Senate
Driving Smoking Ban Ready for Final Il. Senate Vote
Canton Store Sells Lucky Day Lotto Ticket
Sheila Simon is voting for independent maps, creating new legislative districts.
With or without FEMA's help, the State of Illinois is bringing aid to central Illinois.
Under the current formula, FEMA can't grant disaster assistance to Washington. Lawmakers hope to change that.
It's the third business with Chinese ties to move to the Pumpkin Capital
Meet the candidates.
BLOOMINGTON - The season of Lent is a time where many give up certain bad habits, or relent of them.
EL PASO - In July, an El Paso family lost their father and husband, after he was shot one afternoon while working in his yard. On Thursday, Woodford County...
How social media is affecting the public's psyche and the dissemination of meteorological information.
The Tazewell County Health Department is proposing a body art ordinance that will help its inspectors crack down on unregulated facilities.
WMBD 31 and Fox 43 are your Local Election Headquarters leading up to the primary elections. We'll be hearing from our local county sheriff candidates over the next two weeks on why they think they're best for the job and your vote. We're starting in Putnam County. Current Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle is facing Granville Police Chief Kevin Moore in the March 18th primary. We should mention Kevin Moore declined our invitation to attend tonight's forum.
East Peoria residents have a new way to report all kinds of issues that may come up in their day to day lives.
WASHINGTON - The festival was named "Good Neighbor Days" until 199, when they renamed it "The Cherry Festival:.
PEORIA - The long running award ceremony was put on by the YWCA for the last 36 years - recognizing women leaders in the community.
PEORIA - The council hopes that this would speed up an already lengthy process for those looking to develop in the city.
PEORIA - The planned agreement would extend their contract age from 5-20 years.
The Tazewell County communities affected by the November's tornadoes were denied funding in January and appealed the denial.
Brittin Haury has been the big sister for Tariah James since June of 2011...
Peoria Police Warn of IRS Phone Scam
Chinese German Company Coming to Morton
Mitsubishi Motors Sales Up Slightly Year to Date
Koehler Bill To Prevent Tipping Off Criminals Moves Forward
Sex Offender Registration Bill Passes Il. Senate
FEMA Denies Tornado Assistance for Second Time
The candidate the group supports is dropping out of the race. Why it will support her anyway.
Month of Giving at Jersey Mike's
Students at Washington High School react to the first Washington tornado sirens test since November.
From NATO to oil prices...
The program is expanding to include Bloomington residents.
A 25 year old man has been arrested.
The local ambulance service is operating without taxpayer dollars, but needs some support.
$8.2 million in building bonds is on the ballot in Princeville. The money will go toward construction projects the school needs to complete.
New artwork at the Peoria International Airport is now being displayed.
Bloomington Man Died of Blunt Force Injuries
Peoria Gas Prices Rise
PEORIA - 2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund talked to Bradley students about how the modern image of women can lead younger girls in to eating disorders.
NORMAL - Students at Kingsley Junior High are getting ready for a marathon session of sorts, taking the ISAT tests.
NORMAL - For months, Normal residents have been waiting for the hole in the ground near Uptown Circle to be filled.
Peoria Teen Sentenced on Weapon Charge
Canton Man Sentenced on Drug Charge
MidState College Freezes Tuition
Ends on March 15th.
Meet the candidates...
You may soon need your doctor’s permission to buy cold and allergy medicine.
Coleen Moore will be taking over the position.
The clerk's office will start issuing same sex marriage licenses on March 24.
Where can you donate your nonperishable food items this year? Find out here.
PEORIA - A new addition has been brought to the RiverPlex that will challenge not only your strength but also your mind.
PEORIA - It's Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
WMBD 31 Programming Alert: WMBD 31 will broadcast the Republican Gubernatorial Debate tonight from 7:00-8:00PM. WMBD 31 will broadcast the two normally scheduled CBS shows as follows:
How Paws 4 Healing helps patients
PEORIA - Crews were called to the 800 block of E. Virginia at around 4:30 Sunday evening.
PEORIA - Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association hopes to raise $25,000 at their 25th annual Spaghetti Dinner.
PEORIA - The First Lego League of Peoria won the Illinois State competition by developing an idea for an app that can detect electricity in a given area.
Washington Illinois snow plows working double duty with tornado cleanup and snow removal.
UPDATED - Coroner says he was a 22-year-old Bloomington man and has scheduled an autopsy for Monday.
A preliminary list of snow totals around Central Illinois.
PEORIA - Fourteen teams of students from grade school to high school competed against one another.
PEORIA - Easter Seals raised over $2,439,743 dollars at this year's telethon.
Career Fair Helping to Increase Minority Participation in Trades
Distribution center in Pekin hands out donations to tornado victims.
29th annual RV Show brings thousands to downtown Peoria.
Starts Sunday night.
PEORIA - The Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is joining with the University of Illinois College of Engineering for cutting-edge research.
A massive fire takes 12 fire departments to put out. Found out how it started.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka spoke to Crittenton Centers about
Search Resumed for Missing Bernadotte Man
Riverview Grade School-Spring Bay Settles Contract
UPDATED- Boil Advisory for Portion of East Peoria has been lifted.
PEORIA - The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has voted to oppose the proposed one percent sales tax referendum for Peoria County schools on the March 18th ballot
Many Local Fire Departments Receive Funding
State Police Prepare for Concealed Carry License Mailing
Freezing cold temps and even colder icy water, but the action is heating things up outside at Maui-Jim today.
Today we asked candidates “The state’s temporary income tax increase is set to expire at the end of the year from the current five percent to 3.75 percent. Do you support the tax expiring or do you support keeping the tax?”
Pekin police is reminding citizens not to park on the street when it’s snowing.
Another round of snow will bring several inches of accumulation to central Illinois this weekend.
In November, community members gathered signatures for a petition. With the goal to change the current nine ward alignment into five larger wards, with three at-large aldermen.
Applicants from a nationwide pool can apply for projects they believe can improve their communities. Forty winners will be given $25,000 grants for those improvements.
NORMAL - Illinois State University Police are investigating an alleged incident outside the home of the university’s president in late in 2013.
While it is an important fundraiser for the organization, it’s also a big party, celebrating the many milestones children reach every day, thanks to the therapy they receive. We’re introducing you to one young lady who has been receiving services since she was born, but is still surprising people with her progress.
PEORIA - The job of a custodial worker is at the center of a protest against the Peoria Civic Center.
PEORIA - As the announcement of Roy’s departure settles for students, many are taking the time to say "thanks" to their principal.
Former state senator Dale Risinger will serve through the end of 2014.
Coroner's Jury Rules on El Paso Man's Death
Peorian Sentenced for 2013 Homicide
Two Bloomington Men Plead Guilty in Federal Court
West Virginia Driver Arrested in Knox County
Knoxville Trail Bridge Set in Place
Weekend Work on I 74 Postponed
Lanes Reopened near Peoria Water Main Break
New Poll: GOP Has Edge in Mid Term Elections
Durbin, Kirk, Schock Seek FEMA Funding
Today we asked the four Republican candidates for governor “What do you support that would create a better economic climate in Illinois?”
BLOOMINGTON - A McLean County representative is joining a task force to help cut down on an illegal drug problem in Illinois.
BLOOMINGTON - By next week, McLean County could be offering marriage licenses to same sex couples.
TAZEWELL COUNTY - Local farmers are hoping for a warm-up, otherwise planting season might take a hit.
LEROY - For the last year and a half, Downs has relied on the McLean County Sheriff's Department to patrol its streets, but that's only for about 26 hours each week.
Principal Roy is leaving Notre Dame, but the students believe they should be given a clear reason as to why he isn't finishing the year.
PEORIA - Parking fees may change at a Peoria staple this summer.
A new company has latched on to the vacant Aldis building.
More than a thousand students are in Pekin for a Regional Robotics Competition.
The annual Central Illinois Recreational Show is preparing for a big weekend at the Peoria Civic Center.
PEORIA - The city of Peoria has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving a Peoria police officer.
Thanks to a grant, Peoria County fire departments will get a new radio system.
The location of the former Aldi on Peoria’s South Side Could soon be home to a new grocery store.
Missing Bernadotte Man's Boat Found
Bloomington Man Sentenced for Solicitation of Murder
Normal Resident Named in 9 Count Drug Indictment
It does a comprehensive overview every year about problems specific to Peoria County.
The study is mandated by the Affordable Care Act; hospitals have to gather this data every three years.
New Polls Show Rauner Leading in GOP Governor Race
Uninsured Opposition to Obamacare Reaches All Time High
Friends and family of fallen Pontiac police officer, Casey Kohlmeier, gather in Springfield today.
What they're learning...
Washington officials urge residents to be aware that sirens will go off at 10 A.M. on Tuesday.
Big changes are coming to Washington Community High School. Find out more here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Uptown Normal is gaining attention at the national level.
NORMAL - School lunches aren't always known for being nutritious, but government regulations are making them healthier every year.
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington's latest budget proposal could cut into the way people spend their time.
Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight as wind chills fall between -10 to -20
The Peoria Police and Peoria County Sheriff's Department are joining forces to teach more than 50 area schools how to be prepared, should a shooting incident ever occur.
A cemetery tax is on the ballot for those living in the Metamora Township.
Police discovered a missing teenager in Peoria after a five month search.
East Peoria Man Victim of Apparent Electrocution
PEORIA - Both the city, Expo Gardens, and surrounding neighborhoods came to an agreement that will help with noise.
PEORIA - The Peoria City Council voted to decrease rates in city decks/lots and increase meter rates.
PEORIA - If you showed a CWTC flier to the Monical's in Peoria and Pekin, the pizza place donated twenty percent of your bill to the workshop.
BLOOMINGTON - For the second straight year, an Illinois Wesleyan academic team is headed to a national tournament.
Road Closures in Normal
Route 116 Lane Closure
How you can report potholes to the city so the can be repaired.
What it would use the money for
Today we ask the candidates: “Are you satisfied with the direction we’re going in solving the pension crisis? And what would you be doing differently?”
Kim Schlau lost her daughters back in 2007
On a national level, they're a disappearing group, but at Illinois State University, Gamma Phi Circus has never been stronger.
The search for a missing Bernadotte man is called off for the day.
Registration begins on March 19th.
It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Student Counseling Services is taking steps to help students deal with body image issues.
The students at Limestone wrapped up their two weeks of fundraising for Easter Seals. Did they reach their goal?
The Easter Seals are kicking off an exciting, brand new fundraiser in April.
Mother Nature is getting the best of Sand Ridge Community Church.
PEORIA - Increase in demand and a halt in funding has forced Easter Seals to look for potential federal grants.
PEORIA - Many students who live in West Peoria have had to pay for their card, because they are not Peoria residents.
PEORIA - While many are still upset with how the administrations handles business, others say they have made great strides over the last few years.
Peorian Sentenced for Threatening Cops
Peorian Preparing for Murder Retrial
Peoria Murder Suspect's Trial Moved to May
Peoria Gas Prices on the Rise