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Peoria City News

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:18:22 GMT
5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence  -  Peoria Public Radio
In the new federal education law, states are asked to use five measures of student success. The first four are dictated by the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Three are related to academics — like annual tests and graduation rates. The fourth ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:44:54 GMT

Police investigating overnight shooting  -  CIproud.com
Peoria police are investigating an overnight shooting with one victim. It happened before 3:30 Thursday morning in the 1000 block of McClure. Police confirm there is one victim; a man who was shot in the chest. There is no word on a suspect at this time.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:34:20 GMT

Driving the scenic byway  -  Washington Times-Reporter
The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway started in 2005 with donations from six portal communities — Pekin, Havana, Peoria, East Peoria, Princeton, Ottawa and Canton, and some federal funds. It runs through 300 miles of Illinois highways in 10 ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:16 GMT

Sunrise Mountain's height looms large in first round  -  YourWestValley.com
West Valley Preps- Sunrise Mountain vs Thunderbird 11/02. Sunrise Mountain's Kaylee Ford (#2) bumps the ball against Thunderbird Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria. (Jacob Stanek/ West Valley Preps). Buy this photo.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:50:27 GMT

Peoria Bars to Stay Open an Extra Hour  -  CIproud.com
Peoria Bars can stay open for an hour extra. People in Peoria will be able to celebrate an hour longer tonight after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. Bars in the River city will be able to stay open, for an extra hour, only if ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:35:55 GMT

Peoria Cubs fans prepare for possible World Series win  -  CIproud.com
Chicago Cubs fans packed Peoria bars Wednesday night as the Cubs faced the Indians in the final game of the 2016 World Series. Jan McAllister of Jan's Tap says being a Cubs fan is a family thing: "My grandpa said stick with them so that's what we're ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:02:34 GMT
ICC volleyball team advances past Lincoln in five sets  -  Peoria Journal Star
EAST PEORIA — Despite dropping the first two sets in Wednesday's NJCAA District semifinal, the Illinois Central College volleyball team managed to battle back to beat Lincoln in five sets at Loren Ramsey Gym. ICC narrowly dropped its first set and ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:02:34 GMT
Meth defendant from Farmington sentenced to federal prison  -  Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA — With luck, Nathan Walker will be freed from prison for making and selling meth in Tazewell and Fulton counties by the time he turns 25. Walker, 19, of Farmington, has not seen much good fortune in his life, his federal judge said Wednesday ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:40:19 GMT
Intoxicated man tells Peoria police two attackers took his clothes  -  Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA — A naked man was found knocking at a door early Wednesday morning after reportedly being attacked by two males. According to the Peoria Police Department, officers responded shortly after midnight Tuesday to a report of an intoxicated and ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:26:15 GMT
Rivermen romp to 5-1 win in day game at Evansville  -  Peoria Journal Star
EVANSVILLE, IND. — The Peoria Rivermen rolled into an Education Day morning game Wednesday and schooled the expansion Evansville Thunderbolts. The Rivermen got goals from newcomers Ryan Keller and Nick D'Avolio and scored five times ...