PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over an Illinois gas pump sticker mandate. Beginning July 1, all Illinois gas stations will be required to place a 4×8 inch sign on pumps that reads: “Illinois has suspended the inflation adjustment to the motor fuel tax through December 31, 2022. The price […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — This weekend is Independence Day weekend, meaning many fireworks shows, professional or amateur, and dry weather is causing heightened concerns of fires among first responders. As of now, fireworks shows in Bloomington are going on as planned and according to emergency personnel, there’s always a concern for fires starting due to […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A close three-way race for two seats on the Peoria Public Schools Board is sending Greg Wilson back for a second term. Greg Wilson, president of PPS School Board, secured the victory on Tuesday’s night election with 1,551 votes. He said he is grateful for a second term. Newcomer Paris McConnell […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) is offering free microchip installations for your pet. Director of PCAPS, Becky Spencer, said they see an influx of pets lost around the Independence Day holiday. “We’re really trying to promote this program now because the 4th of July is the time when more […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) is staying in Congress for a fourth term. LaHood overwhelmingly won Tuesday’s primary election for the newly redrawn 16th Congressional District, fending off three challengers. He currently represents the 18th Congressional District, which was eliminated during redistricting. “I’m gratified and humbled that the voters in the new […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday morning voted unanimously to approve the demolition of Hale Church in the West Bluff. The historic church, built in 1890, was purchased by the KDB Group last summer with hopes of restoring the church to its former glory. It is located at 401 West […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Bloomington man was arrested Monday in relation to an armed robbery that occurred at a business near Ireland Grove Road and Black Oak Boulevard on May 18. According to a Bloomington police press release, 29-year-old Antoine L. Williams was taken into custody by members of the Bloomington Police Department’s Street […]
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Drivers can expect a change in traffic patterns at the Pinecrest Drive/Interstate 74 work zone starting Thursday, June 30. According to an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) press release, motorists traveling north on Pinecrest will be directed to use the new pavement in the right lane. Southbound traffic will not […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Bloomington man was arrested on several gun-related charges and resisting arrest Tuesday. According to a Bloomington police press release, police conducted a traffic stop near Wylie Drive and Valley View Circle at approximately 11:50 p.m. During the stop, officers developed probable cause to search the vehicle and occupants. While searching […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — OSF HealthCare announced Wednesday the dates that they will be offering COVID-19 vaccines for children six months old to four years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for children under the age of 5 earlier this month. More than 13.5 million children […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the victim of a shooting near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street Tuesday. According to a press release, 32-year-old Michael Davis Jr. was located by officers outside, not breathing and without a pulse at 4:11 p.m. First responders began life-saving measures and transported Davis to OSF […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Governor JB Pritzker signed two bills into law Wednesday afternoon, both of which were sponsored by local Peoria Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth. House Bill 4813: Providing healthy school lunch options HB 4813, which is effective immediately upon today’s signing, increases access to nutritious, well-rounded food options in schools across Illinois. “Students deserve […]
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – In the heart of downtown East Peoria lies what some consider to be the city’s oasis for shopping. It is a business district cemented across from city hall, huddled with restaurants, retailers, and residents. “The Levee District has been a great asset to East Peoria and not just East Peoria […]
(WMBD) — Out of the five Republicans who ran to face Democratic incumbent US Rep. Lauren Underwood, Scott Gryder garnered the most votes in Tuesday’s primary. Illinois’ 14th Congressional District previously encompassed counties from Joliet up to Waukegen; after the 2020 redistricting cycle, however, it now trends from DeKalb down through Joliet and Peru. Underwood […]
(WMBD) — Normal town councilman Scott Preston has won in the GOP primary election for the House of Representatives’ 91st district. He faced veteran James Fisher in Tuesday’s primary. Moving forward, Preston will continue to campaign for his head-to-head general election with Democratic primary winner Sharon Chung.
(WMBD) — Out of four Republicans competing to represent Illinois’ 105th district, Dennis Tipsword came in first place in today’s primary election. The seat was previously held by Deputy House Minority Leader Dan Brady, who is not seeking reelection as he is running for another position. The 105th district used to begin outside of Downs, […]
(WMBD) — Alexi Giannoulias secured a victory in today’s Democratic primary for Secretary of State, setting him up to face Republican Dan Brady in the general election. Giannoulias topped the list of Democratic candidates that included Chicago city clerk Anna Valencia, Chicago alderman David Moore, and Sidney Moore. Valencia had previously been endorsed by current […]
(WMBD) — Tazewell County Treasurer Mary Burress has lost to local anesthesiologist Bill Hauter in their race to represent the newly drawn 87th House district. The district previously included parts of Tazewell, Logan, and Menard counties. The redrawn district now reaches parts of Tazewell, McLean, Logan, Macon, and Dewitt counties. Dr. Hauter will run unopposed […]
(WMBD) — McLean County Board Member Sharon Chung has won the Democratic primary for the House of Representatives’ 91st district. She faced Karla Bailey-Smith, who previous ran for the House’s 88th district in 2020. Chung will face Republican Scott Preston in the general election on November 8, 2022.
(WMBD) — In a crowded primary to be Illinois’ next US Senator, Kathy Salvi has come out on top to face incumbent Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November’s primary. Coming in second is Peggy Hubbard, who made news recently after admitting that she attended the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th, 2020. Sen. Duckworth […]
(WMBD) — Tom DeVore came out on top in today’s Republican primary for the office of Attorney General, sending him to face incumbent Kwame Raoul in November’s general election. DeVore is best known in downstate Illinois for litigating cases against COVID-19 mitigations such as stay-at-home orders and mask mandates. DeVore’s vote count surpassed those of […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The Bloomington Firefighters Union posted on Facebook Wednesday morning that they had dispatched at least nine emergency vehicles to a structure fire at Market and Lee streets. This was later confirmed in the Fire Department’s press release. Arriving units reported to an active fire on the third floor of the building […]
(WMBD) — In this year’s most crowded Democratic primary, Rockford meteorologist Eric Sorensen pulled ahead to secure her spot on November’s ballot against Republican Esther Joy King. Sorensen secured more votes than his five Democratic challengers, including former state representative Litesa Wallace, Rockford alderman Jonathan Logemann, and community advocate Marsha Williams. Incumbent US Rep. Cheri […]
(WMBD) — Political newcomer Travis Weaver will continue the legacy of his father, former State Sen. Chuck Weaver, as he advances to the general election for Illinois’ 93rd House district. Incumbent and Pekin mayor Mark Luft conceded Tuesday evening prior to the race being called. Weaver previously worked for Caterpillar before announcing his campaign, and […]
(WMBD) — Nikki Budzinski has won the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 13th Congressional district. The IL-13 seat was previously held by Republican Rodney Davis prior to 2020’s redistricting cycle. Davis lost the GOP primary in his new district, IL-15. Budzinski will face an undeclared winner from IL-13’s Republican primary in November’s election.
TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Everyone in the Tazewell County Board District 2 race advanced Tuesday. The second district, which covers Groveland, Morton, Elmgrove, Tremont, Dillon and Hopedale has seven spots for the county board. Maxwell Schneider received 3,527 votes, Greg Menold received 4,663 votes, Roy Paget received 2,216 votes, Nick Graff received 3,894 votes, […]
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Voters in Pontiac voted against a service occupation tax Tuesday. 798 voted for the tax and 1,026 voted against it. It is more commonly referred to as a Municipal Sales Tax. The one percent increase would have given revenue to public infrastructure, property tax relief and city operations.
(WMBD) — Esther Joy King has won the Republican primary to represent the 17th district in the US Congress. King, an Army Judge Advocate General, faced Charlie Hemlick, a self-proclaimed “America First” conservative. Incumbent US Rep. Cheri Bustos announced in 2021 that she would not be seeking reelection.
(WMBD) — State Rep. Dan Brady has overcome billionaire-backed John Milhiser to secure a spot on November’s ballot for the office of Secretary of State. Milhiser is a member of the GOP “slate” backed by former Illinois businessman Ken Griffin. Milhiser conceded Tuesday evening before the race was called. Brady has served in the Illinois […]
FULTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The six candidates who ran to fill the seven District 2 board seats Tuesday all advanced to the general election. Barry Beck received 454 votes, Triston Eddlemon received 304 votes, Jared C. Heller received 735 votes, Lauren Southwood received 716 votes, John Spangler received 658 votes and Karl L. Williams […]
(WMBD) — In an intense battle of incumbents after the 2020 redistricting cycle, incumbent Rep. Mary Miller has beat out fellow incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis for Illinois’ 15th Congressional District. Davis has served in Congress since 2013, while Miller just recently finished her first year. The two have fired shots at each other in the […]
(WMBD) — Incumbent US Rep. Darin LaHood will retain a seat–albeit in a new district–after beating three challengers in Tuesday’s primary election. LaHood has served in Congress representing Illinois’ 18th Congressional district since 2015. After 2020’s redistricting cycle, he was moved into the new 16th district. The 16th district was previously represented by Adam Kinzinger, […]
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Tuesday, all candidates for the Putnam County Board at large seat race will advance to the general election. On the Republican side, James D. Shurts Jr. received 326 votes, Jaye Debates received 343 votes, Joseph King received 312 votes, Steven O Malavolti received 386 votes, and Jeffery R. Purtell received […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead and police are looking for a suspect after a shooting near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street Tuesday. According to a Peoria police press release, officers responded to a victim with a gunshot wound at approximately 4:11 p.m. Officers immediately started life-saving measures that were taken over by […]
(WMBD) — State Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) has won the GOP primary in the gubernatorial race. He will face Gov. JB Pritzker in November’s general election. Bailey has surged ahead over other top contenders Jesse Sullivan and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin in past weeks, and secured an endorsement from former President Trump this past weekend.
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Foster families around Illinois will soon be getting more help from the state. Initially, there was a three percent increase in monthly funding going back to families from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. It’s to offset increased costs of living, however, that increase will be even bigger. “The […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A utility company is helping those who protected and served our country.Ameren Illinois held a veterans outreach event at Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois in Peoria today. This program allowed veterans to come in and learn about programs to reduce their energy bills. Ameren Illinois handed out new LED bulbs and […]
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — After eight years, Broadway Lounge in Peoria is entering its final act. Andrew Driscoll, who has performed on Broadway in New York City, owns the business and the property itself, located at 316 SW Washington in downtown Peoria. In true Broadway form, he said he is announcing the closing seven weeks […]
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Folepi Building in East Peoria on Tuesday was abuzz with voters eager to cast their primary election ballots. In Illinois primary elections, voters choose a party ballot upon arrival, then select their candidates. They are not required to pre-register parties. “You know what they say – If you don’t […]
ILLINOIS (WMBD) — The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Illinois a final grant of $194,762,750 for upgrades to the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, IL. The funds will be used to reconstruct the campus and replace the veterans’ home with a 210-bed skilled care facility. The facility will also provide 80 rooms […]