Hundreds served each week.
Bowling alley filled with supportive fans.
Store sees increase in sales and participants.
The Cumulus radio group is excited to announce “The Nightmare before Christmas has transformed into Radio 4 Relief, an all-day live music event benefitting the Red Cross and tornado victims.
EUREKA - Principal Richard Wherley had known the results of State Farm's Celebrate My Drive Contest for days.
Normal Resident Convicted In Operation Prairie Eagle
Bloomington Driver Pleads NOT GUILTY in DUI Case
Brighter November Job Report but 41 Percent of Increase in Govt. Jobs
State Offering Food Assistance to Tornado Victims
Tree of Lights UPDATE
New Poll: Voters Want to Change New Health Care Law
NORMAL - The Baby Fold is asking for the community’s help to make children’s wishes come true this holiday season.
"Our customers are gone."
It's in the Festival of Lights Building
BLOOMINGTON – Students at Central Catholic High School traveled around the world without even leaving the classroom.
MORTON - A local nursing home receives a boost of holiday spirit.
MORTON - IDOT says all ramps at the Morton Avenue I-74 interchange and lanes on Morton Avenue are reopened.
BLOOMINGTON - The YMCA is opening its doors this weekend.
The city has established a fund for tornado victims.
PEORIA - The students at Limestone Walters Elementary School are rebuilding hope for a local teacher who lost their home in the Washington Tornado.
MORTON – At Morton Junior High, Mrs. Heller's eighth grade science was given a special assignment for the holidays.
BLOOMINGTON - Senior Josi Banales has taken an active role in student activities on campus, since she started in 2010.
WASHINGTON - The annual lighting of the tree has taken place for many years in Washington’s downtown square, but this year, the ceremony held a special context.
NORMAL - It's a part of the game of baseball we don't often think about: traveling and housing.
Truck Driver Critically Hurt in Accident
Pekin Man Convicted of Child Beating
Peorian Indicted on Murder-Kidnapping in Pekin
Governor Signs Controversial Historic Pension Reform
Intermittent Lane Closures on Route 150
Update on Improving I 74 near Morton
Apartment Fire in Bloomington
Local Unemployment Increases
PEORIA - Christmas may be the last thing on the minds of those affected by last month’s tornadoes.
BLOOMINGTON - The Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal is offering families a chance to get into the holiday spirit.
PEORIA - With the holidays approaching the fire department is reminding you to be safe when decorating with lights.
PEORIA HEIGHTS - A man is charged today in connection with what undercover agents call a major indoor marijuana growing operation.
One-way streets change to two-way
Hundreds still have to pick up mail because mailboxes, houses are gone.
More than 40 homes have been deemed uninhabitable.
Nelson Mandela, the former South African President has died. The anti-aparthied leader and political prisoner spent 27 years behind bars and became South Africa's first black President.
Local Fast Food Employees Strike For Higher Wages
Authorities investigate the cause of a tank explosion near Edelstein, Illinois
BLOOMINGTON - More than two weeks have passed since a powerful tornado swept through Central Illinois. Since then, thousands of volunteers have reached out, to help families pick up the pieces.
BLOOMINGTON - Thousands of rock n' roll fans flocked to Bloomington Wednesday night to jam for a cause.
Bloomington Driver Indicted for Fatal Accident
Country Financial Paying Storm Claims
Midwest Central Hosts Money Raising for Storm Victims
Traffic Changes in Pekin
Dispatch released the frantic 911 calls from November 17th. Imagine being the person who had to answer them.
NORMAL - Give food, get a reward.
He comes to Peoria from a five year stretch as CEO at a museum in Colorado.
If you live in Peoria, you have one extra week to get your yard waste picked up.
More than a dozen Bears players visited the high school and helped volunteers with the clean up.
Our central Illinois lawmakers are weighing in on Tuesday's vote.
25 children from Crittenton Center's Child Development Center visit Stocking Stuffer Store at Northwoods Mall
PEORIA - Walters Brothers Harley Davidson has been helping Toys for Tots for the past 25 years
WASHINGTON – Communication is critical to saving lives in moments of tragedy.
WASHINGTON - A local company is warming the hearts of victims with a classic American meal.
NORMAL - Police say they received the first call just before 5 a.m. that vandals had broken into parked cars near a series of apartment buildings on Greenbriar Drive.
BLOOMINGTON - You've probably seen electric cars on the streets or on the TV screens, but student groups at campuses like ISU'S are turning their attention to another type of energy: solar.
NORMAL - “Bigs” and “Littles” met at Redbird Arena, where the children got to celebrate the holiday season.
East Peoria Ending Tornado Debris Pickup
Two Bartonville Teens Indicted
Lawmakers-Politicians React to Pension Reform
Governor Reacts to Pension Reform
Mitsubishi Motors Reports Huge Sales Hike
Lucky Day for Danvers Man
PEORIA - Illinois’ largest indoor farm show kicked off today in Peoria.
BLOOMINGTON - Unit 5’s school superintendent no longer faces a traffic ticket for passing a stopped school bus.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois General Assembly today narrowly approves a major overhaul of the state government worker pension system.
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Making sure kids have something to unwrap on Christmas...
Property taxes slashed by 50 percent
The Washington Fire Chief nearly lost his life while alerting others of the incoming tornado.
The latest on donations.
Thrive Capital Partners, Inc. and Impact Hub - Peoria are no longer doing business.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois legislature has approved a plan to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension deficit. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Senate voted 30 to 24 while the House voted 62 to 53 in favor of the plan.
SPRINGFIELD - Before lawmakers met to debate the pension proposal, there were some tense moments across the street. Mail containing a suspicious substance was opened at the Governor's Office of Citizen Assistance.
WASHINGTON - A Facebook page is set up to reunite pets with their owners.
Tazwood Center for Wellness is offering counseling services for those who may be battling Post Traumatic Stress Disaster after November's tornadoes.
Organization introduces program to mentor children during the holidays
PEORIA - On Cyber Monday, holiday shoppers are searching for the best online deals of the year. But while shoppers clicked away, a Supreme Court decision raises questions if online shoppers should pay tax.
PEORIA - In Peoria, teachers and retirees are rallying against the pension proposal.
PEORIA - Shoppers are asked to keep safety on their minds this year.
NORMAL - On Monday night, council approved an agreement to help operate the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network through the town.
NORMAL - Isaiah Roberts' career at ISU is winding down. When he crosses the stage Dec. 14, he'll do so as its youngest graduate ever.
Peoria Teen Sentenced for Shooting
Jury Selection in Aggravated Battery Case
Bloomington Woman Found Dead
Hanna City Store Sells Winning Ticket
Police Issue Holiday Safety Tips
State Police Conducting Special Patrols in December
One Injured in Peoria House Fire
Weekly Gas Prices Lower in Peoria
Intermittent Lane Closures on Route 116
Moving Lane Closure on Business 24
Free counseling is available in Washington.
NORMAL - A local organization is asking for the community’s help.
Once cleared through the city, residents in Washington can start construction.
BLOOMINGTON - Three local businesses were victims of a beak-in over the weekend.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Those affected by last month’s tornadoes who live in any of the disaster declared counties can now apply for federal aid.
It's been just over two weeks since an EF-4 tornado tore through Washington. The Mayor talks about the town's recovery.
GERMANTOWN HILLS - District 8 State Police say the hard goodbye to moustaches.
PEORIA - Local public libraries host many holiday activities for families.
Donations reach record levels for Stuff-a-Bus campaign
The Red Cross has two mobile units open to help storm victims.
This is the fourth year the German-American Society has put on Kriskindlmarkt.
The annual Peoria Pops Orchestra Holiday Concert in Washington helps tornado victims get in to the holiday spirit.
A local man wanted to help victims in a way he said wasn't already being addressed.
Free counseling will begin on Monday in Washington.
It's your last chance to get tickets for the concert and dinner.
When you can help next.
Hundreds collected already.
Someone bought out the house for tornado victims
"The importance of this day is really to get Washington together and to support Washington."
BARTONVILLE - This weekend you can have some family fun and help those affected by this month’s tornadoes.
PEORIA - The holiday spirit is lighting up downtown Peoria Friday.
WASHINGTON - The city of Washington is calling for more responsibility by insurance companies for recovery efforts.
WASHINGTON - Another person is dead from injuries sustained during the vicious tornadoes earlier this month.
PEORIA - While holiday shoppers race to the stores for the best deals of the year, police are keeping a close eye on where they park and boosting patrols to help people with disabilities.
Here's what you need to know.
Too dry or too wet, Central Illinois has had it's fair share of wild weather.
Families make it a tradition to go the day after Thanksgiving.
PEORIA - Find out which floats won...
PEORIA HEIGHTS - A small group of animal protesters says they've had enough with real furs.
PEORIA - Thanksgiving may have been a big eating day for you, but some people aren't just shopping to work it all off.
PEORIA - The retail world gets a big boost with Black Friday sales over this holiday shopping season. It's a time where shoppers are starting earlier and earlier.
NORMAL - ISU art professor Claire Lieberman went with a team of 26, from 14 different countries, into the wilderness.
PEORIA - Many big stores opened up with doorbuster sales Thanksgiving night.
Raider Nation hosts Turkey Day
Many rode out the holiday in Washington
Part of the community effort to rebuild.
Almost 3,000 meals delivered
SPRINGFIELD - A fix for the state's $100 billion pension crisis could be just around the corner.
DOWNS - The Tri-Valley community prepares for the state championship.
WASHINGTON – On November 17, Miles Walsh watched his house crumble before his eyes, like many Washington residents.
BLOOMINGTON - Your dreams of thanksgiving dinner might include a deep fried turkey, but firefighters have a few tips to get you ready for however you plan to indulge for the holiday.
GRIDLEY - We often think of firefighters as heroes, and perhaps as those who live to serve and never give up. The town of Gridley is saying good bye to a man who did that and more...
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington preschoolers collect donations for Clare House.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Aaron Schock hosts a Thanksgiving luncheon for Washington residents.
Two New Polls Show Obama Approval Rating Dropping
Mapleton Man Waives Hearing on Home Invasion Case
Bloomington City Attorney Retiring
Rebuilding will soon begin in Washington.
PEORIA - CityLink is gearing up for the holiday and has modified their hours.
Five men are in custody for a string of home invasions in the area.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Now that federal aid has been approved, storm victims can begin applying.
Bud Garber calls it a "miracle."
CHICAGO - After more than a year of stalled talks, our state's top lawmakers say they have reached a deal on pension reform. Political leaders met in Chicago this morning to continue their ongoing negotiations. Now they say they're ready for a vote.
ROANOKE - Woodford County authorities are investigating the suspicious and unnatural death of a 17-year old Roanoke girl.
South Side Mission prepares to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day
A Canton man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of burglary.
PEORIA – The city of Peoria will not pursue a buy-out of privately owned, Illinois American Water.
PEORIA - Another night, another major breakthrough in the investigation into numerous Peoria home invasions.
Local organizations are teaming up to feed the hungry this holiday season.
PEORIA - Five people are now in custody for a string of home invasions across Peoria dating back to the summer.
CARLOCK - Volunteers are preparing for a special ceremony at Carlock Elementary. It’s a time to reflect back and show students a slice of what life was like when it first opened.
Peoria Council Okays Budget-Rejects Water Co. Buyout
Federal disaster aid will be coming to Tazewell and Woodford counties.
McLean County Jury Rules Defendant Sexually Dangerous
Pekin Resident Pleads Guilty in Federal Drug Case
Peorian Indicted for Robbery and Att. Robbery
IDOT Suspends Non Emergency Roadwork During Thanksgiving
Intermittent Lane Closures
Federal Approval for Tornado Disaster Relief
Small Business Saturday
Free meals for workers
Mans best friend found alive
It's called "Blooming the Cherry Tree"
PEORIA - The Red Cross emergency command center has set up shop in the Peoria Civic Center.
PEORIA - The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will take the stage tonight to raise money for storm victims.
BLOOMINGTON - “Rock To The Rescue” concert has grown even bigger
It's been nine days since tornadoes tore through central Illinois. City officials in Washington said progress is being made.
Peoria Police have one man in custody. They believe three others are involved.
NEW YORK, NY - Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Perry Sook rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York City Tuesday to celebrate 10 years of trading on NASDAQ. Nexstar is the parent company of WMBD-TV.
PEKIN - There is no longer a curfew in Pekin.
PEORIA - There is an arrest involving Peoria's recent string of home invasions.
BLOOMINGTON - More than 100 members and their parents enjoyed the early holiday dinner, with everything from turkey with all the fixings to desserts.
NORMAL - School District Unit Five of Mclean County is taking to the phones to test the viability of a proposed county wide sales tax.
BLOOMINGTON - For nearly two years, the city of Bloomington has been trying to solve an issue with its garbage.
Five Acts Added to Tornado Relief Concert
Peoria Teen Convicted of 2008 Armed Robbery
Driver Pleads NOT GUILTY to DUI in Officer's Death
Pekin Police Lift Curfew
BLOOMINGTON - A unique item is back up for sale at Miller Park Zoo.
NORMAL - It’s still a little early to see Santa’s helpers, but traffic was stopped in Uptown Circle today for a special project.
East Peoria Chamber and City Helping Tornado Victims
Washington Tornado Information
Intermittent Lane Closures
NORMAL - Renovations at ISU’s Student Health Services are officially complete.
Peoria Gas Prices Rise Slightly
WASHINGTON - A Texas-based organization is helping those in Washington who may be shoeless following the storm.
WASHINGTON - The Peoria Humane Society brought out its therapy dogs to Washington today.
JOPLIN, MO -In May of 2011, an EF-5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri destroying nearly a third of that city and claiming one hundred sixty one lives. Mark Rohr was the city manager of Joplin at the time. He's written a book of what happened in Joplin. It's called Joplin - The Miracle of the Human Spirit.
PEORIA - The American Red Cross teams up with Brewer Distributing for blood drive.
WASHINGTON - Another round of debris removal in Washington takes place Monday.
Many American Red Cross volunteers from neighboring states are spending several days in Washington.
An Illinois leader is investigating a very popular Facebook page that was designed to help victims of Washington's storm.
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today asked President Barack Obama to declare 15 Illinois counties major disaster areas to help people and businesses recover from a violent outbreak of tornadoes across the state on Nov. 17.