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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Incident Number: PE: 23-1367

On 05/29/2023, at approximately 8:46 pm, the Peoria Police Department, Peoria Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport responded to 2047 N. Gale Ave. on a shot spotter with five rounds. On arrival at the scene, two victims were located with gunshot...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Peoria County Incident Number: PE: 23-1362

On Monday, May 29, 2023, at approximately 2:43 p.m., officers from the Peoria Police Department were called to the Riverfront, near 300 S.W. Water St., regarding a body found in the water. Upon arrival, officers located a partially submerged body.&nbs...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Become a Foster

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Animal fosters are needed to help animals in a variety of situations.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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All dogs and cats over four months old must be vaccinated against rabies and obtain a tag.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Give the Gift of Life

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Find out more about becoming an organ or tissue donor through the Gift of Hope network.

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Download the Peoria County Clerk App Today!

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Stay connected to the most up-to-date information from the County Clerk’s Office by downloading our App today!! Search Peoria County Clerk Illinois in the App Store or Google Play or click the links below!

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Recording Fee Increase

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The Illinois General Assembly enacted Public Act 102-1135, effective July 1st, 2023, requiring the recorder to increase the Rental Housing Support Program surcharge from nine dollars ($9) to eighteen dollars ($18).

 

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Join the Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity

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This community-led initiative is comprised of more than 100 volunteers dedicated to ending systemic racism in our community.

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

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Get connected to area mentors to help get your great idea off the ground!

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

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Sheriff Watkins has devoted his entire life to serving others, whether serving in the United States Air Force or as a 18-year veteran of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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The Sheriff's Office is continually looking to hire men and women wanting to serve our community, including patrol and correctional officers.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Tax Exemptions

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Qualifying seniors, veterans, and disabled persons may be entitled to property tax relief.

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Peoria County Highway Begins Sealcoating Operations

Throughout this week and next, the Peoria County Highway Department will sealcoat various County roads, conditions permitting. This essential maintenance procedure aims to protect and extend the life of road surfaces, ensuring safer and smoother travel ex...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

$3 million grant to provide post-secondary options for paid apprenticeships

A group of 7 regional partners led by Illinois Central College received an over $3 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Perkins Innovation and Modernization (PIM) Career Connected High Schools Grant Program. The partners incl...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Upcoming Holiday

The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Animal Protection Services (PCAPS), and Highway Department offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

The Peoria City/County Health Department offices will not be affected by the holid...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Lincoln Dinner Recognizes Local High School Seniors

The Peoria Regional Office of Education is proud to announce the Lincoln Senior Award Winners for the 2023-2024 school year. The Lincoln Committee, founded by local community members, worked with local educators to fund the "Lincoln Draws the Line&qu...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Learn with Peoria County Programs for February and March 2024

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Peoria County invites the public to join us for our upcoming Learn with Peoria County classes and tours, made possible in part through Illinois Central College’s Adult Community Programs curriculum.

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Help America Vote Day designated by USEAC for January 30, 2024

The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has designated January 30, 2024, as Help America Vote Day. This day of action is meant to assist election judge recruitment efforts in communities across the country. The Peoria County Election Commis...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

County Facilities Closed 1/22

The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria County Election Commission, Peoria County Animal Protection Services lobby, Peoria City/County Health Department offices, and the Highway Department office buildings are closed today, Ja...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Racial Justice and Equity Community Forum - February 6

The Peoria City/County Joint Commission on Racial Justice & Equity (RJE) will host its second Community Engagement Forum on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the East Bluff Community Center, 512 E. Kansas St., in Peoria. All residen...

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Posted on: January 15, 2024

County Facilities and Courts Open January 16

Peoria County facilities will be open on Tuesday, January 16. This includes courts scheduled for session in the 10th Judicial Circuit in Peoria County Courthouse.

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Peoria County Facilities Closed Monday, January 15 for MLK Holiday

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The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Election Commission, City/County Health Department, and Highway Department offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Landfill Closure on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Waste Management has announced that the Peoria City/County Landfill will be closed this upcoming Saturday, January 13, 2024 due to forecasted inclement weather. Regular hours will resume Monday, January 15, 2024, unless later announced otherwise.

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Peoria County Holiday Closures

Offices across Peoria County will have varying closures throughout the remainder of 2023, plus all offices will be closed on January 1, 2024. Please see below for dates and other notes.

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Juvenile Detention Center found in compliance with annual inspection

The Department of Juvenile Justice conducted an annual inspection of the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center on July 24, 2023, pursuant to 730 ILCS 5/3-15-2(b). The Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center was found in compliance with sections and spec...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Property Tax Prepayment Program Available Through December 29

The Peoria County Treasurer’s Office is once again offering a Real Estate Tax Prepayment Program for 2023 taxes payable in 2024. The acceptance period runs from December 1-29, 2023. All prepayments must be received in the office by that date, ev...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

After Record-Setting Year, Peoria County Starts Holiday Season with Annual String Light Recycling

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It happens every season: people everywhere take their holiday decorations out of the attic and some of the strings of lights refuse to shine. That’s why Peoria County has kicked off their annual Holiday Lights Recycling Program where residents i...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Peoria County Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Peoria County Courthouse, Veterans Assistance Commission, Election Commission, Highway Department offices, and all Peoria City/County Health Department offices are closed this upcoming Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023. As regularly ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2023

Old Galena Road Open from Roundabout to IL Route 29

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Peoria County Highway has reopened Old Galena Road to traffic from Illinois Route 29 to the roundabout. However, crews are still working on the portion of Old Galena Road between Mossville School and Boy Scout Road. Motorists are asked to continue to use ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Peoria County Probation and 10th Judicial Circuit Courts Closed Friday

The Peoria County Courthouse will be open on Friday, November 10, 2023, though some offices within the building will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

The 10th Judicial Circuit Courts will not be in session, but Peoria County Court Administration wi...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Racial Justice and Equity Forum To Be Held November 28

The Peoria City/County Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity (RJE) will host a Community Forum on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 1020 S. Matthew, in Peoria. All residents of Peoria County — incl...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Community Structures Lit Green Next Week in Support of Veterans

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In the week leading up to Veterans Day, multiple entities are joining Peoria County in participating in Operation Green Light, an international initiative to honor military veterans. The Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Dome Planetarium, the Murray Ba...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Peoria County Increases Election Judge Pay

The Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners has increased the daily starting pay of its election judges from $165 to $200 as part of its annual budget. The Peoria County Election Commission is actively recruiting for election judges to serve startin...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Elmore Road Closed at Rail Crossing October 19, 2023

Elmore Road in Millbrook Township will be closed today at the BNSF Railway crossing between Nightingale and Laura Roads. The company has informed the Peoria County Highway Department that the closure is for asphalt work and should be reopened by the end o...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Peoria County Board Approves Budget for 2024

This evening the Peoria County Board unanimously approved Peoria County’s budget for fiscal year 2024, which is January 1-December 31, 2024. 

Highlights include:

  • No property tax increase
  • Fully funded Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pen...
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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Youth Motivational Speaker Coming to Peoria County Schools

The Peoria County Regional Office of Education is excited to announce that motivational speaker and author Jordan Toma will be speaking to students from multiple Peoria County schools on Friday, October 6.

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

County-Wide Voter Registration Card Mailing

The Peoria County Election Commission will be mailing new Voter Registration Cards to all registered voters beginning Thursday, September 28, 2023.  

“This mailing is required under the National Voter Registration Act and helps us to mai...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Brimfield Road Closed September 19 for Grade Crossing Work

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Brimfield Road will be closed for work on the railroad grade crossing, located between IL 90 and Laura Road, on Tuesday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. The closure is expected to last for two days. Motorists should use an alternative route.

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Daily Road Closure at Railroad Crossing Begins Monday

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BNSF Railway will be closing a section of N. Daily Road for grade crossing work starting Monday, September 18, 2023 near Monica; please see the attached map. The road is expected to reopen September 19, conditions permitting.

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Streitmatter Road Closure Begins Monday, September 18

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The Peoria County Highway Department will be closing a section of Streitmatter Road for a crossroad culvert replacement on Monday, September 18, 2023. The closure will be between Holmes Road and Rice Road northeast of Princeville; please see the attached ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Peoria County 2024 Proposed Budget Available for Review

Peoria County has released its 2024 recommended budget. It is available to view online at https://www.peoriacounty.org/395/Budget-Information.

Peoria County Board Members will review and discuss the proposed budget at committee meetings on September 25 and...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Hakes Road Closed at Railroad Crossing

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BNSF has reported repairs are being performed to the railroad grade crossing at Hakes Road in Edelstein. The road will be closed as a result from September 11 through September 12, 2023, conditions permitting.

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Blue Ridge Road closed to all traffic on September 7 and 8

Blue Ridge Road will be closed to all traffic at the railroad crossing on Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 due to work on the railroad tracks. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Princeville Jubilee Road Sealcoating Begins September 7

The Peoria County Highway Department will be starting a sealcoat project on Princeville Jubilee Road on Thursday, September 7, 2023 between US Route 150 and US Route 90.

Motorists are asked to be cautious for intermittent delays, fresh oil, and loose rock....

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

2023 Assessment Notices

The Supervisor of Assessment’s office has sent out over 84,000 assessment notices to Peoria County residents, who should be receiving them this week. Please note no exemptions are applied to these assessment notices. Exemptions are reflected on ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Real Estate Taxes Due September 6, 2023

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Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke would like to remind Peoria County taxpayers that the second installment of real estate taxes is due on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Those paying after this date s may pay at the Treasurer's Office in the Co...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Old Galena Road Paving Continues September 1

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The Peoria County Highway Department has announced that paving on Old Galena Road will continue tomorrow, September 1, 2023. This work will be performed from Boy Scout Road/Neal Lane to the State Street roundabout. Please see the attached map.

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Labor Day

The Peoria County Courthouse, Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria City/County Health Department, Highway Department office, and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. These off...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

West Nile Virus-Positive Bird Reported in Peoria County

The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive bird sample detected in Peoria County for 2023. The positive bird is an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area and individuals should take appropr...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Registration Now Open for Civic Leadership Academy 2023

Peoria County announced today that the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA), an annual program held each fall in conjunction with the City of Peoria, will be returning in September 2023. With an aim to help locals understand governmental functions, the free pro...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

National Pollworker Recruitment Day Encourages Citizens to Be Active Participants in Democracy

The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has designated August 23, 2023, as National Pollworker Recruitment Day. This day of action is meant to assist election judge recruitment efforts in communities across the country. The Peoria County El...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Juvenile Detention Center in Compliance with National PREA Standards

The National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (PREA Standards) require all covered confinement facilities to be audited at least once during every three-year audit cycle. 

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Graham Chapel Road Reopened

Today, the Peoria County Highway Department reopened Graham Chapel Road near the city of Elmwood to all traffic. The road was previously closed for a concrete box culvert replacement. Construction and detour signage will be removed this week, conditions p...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Learn with Peoria County Programs This September Through December

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Peoria County invites the public to join us for our upcoming Learn with Peoria County classes and tours, made possible in part through Illinois Central College’s Adult Community Programs curriculum.

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Third Rabid Bat Identified in Peoria County

Peoria County Animal Protection Services and the Peoria City/County Health Department are advising the public about the potential risk of exposure to rabies after a third rabid bat was identified in Peoria County.

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Ordinance Regarding Access to County Highways Amended

The Peoria County Board unanimously approved a new Peoria County Highway Access Regulation Ordinance, which affects property owners looking to add a new driveway or access point to a county-owned road. Previously, the Peoria County Highway Department prov...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Old Galena Road Paving Begins August 1

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The Peoria County Highway Department has announced that paving on Old Galena Road will begin tomorrow, August 1, 2023. This work will be performed from Boy Scout Road/Neal Lane to the State Street roundabout. Please see the attached map.

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Peoria County Announces Grant Recipients from Start A Business Greater Peoria Program

Peoria County is happy to announce that 13 local entrepreneurs were recently awarded grants of $5000 each through the Start A Business Greater Peoria initiative. The Peoria County Board has allocated American Rescue Plan Act funds to support this program....

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Central Illinois Emergency Expo Returns July 20

The public is invited to the Central Illinois Emergency Expo on Thursday, July 20 at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie from 4-7 p.m. Numerous local emergency response agencies will display their emergency equipment in the parking lot between Dick’s S...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Independence Day

The Peoria County Courthouse, Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria City/County Health Department, Highway Department office, and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

PCAPS Reminds Residents of Pet Safety Around Fireworks and Availability of Free Microchipping

Each year, Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) sees an influx of pets lost around the Independence Day holiday. Loud and unexpected noises, excursions to new places, and seeing new people can all contribute to changes in pet behavior which ma...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Lane Closure on IL-29 Scheduled for Next Week

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Beginning on Tuesday, June 27, southbound IL Route 29 will be reduced to one lane at the intersection with Old Galena Road.  The outside lane will be closed, and traffic will be merged to the inside lane due to concrete and saw cutting work. &...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Pulsifer Road Bridge Reopened

Today, the Peoria County Highway Department reopened the Pulsifer Road Bridge approximately three miles south of the Village of Brimfield. Temporary pavement markings are in place; permanent pavement markings will be installed in the coming week, conditio...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Peoria County Office-Specific Closures for Juneteenth

The Peoria County Courthouse will be open on Monday, June 19, though some offices within the building will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.

The Peoria County Clerk’s Office, Peoria County Circuit Clerk’s Office, and the Regional O...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Juvenile Detention Center in Compliance with Illinois State Board of Education for School Nutrition

On May 22, 2023, the Illinois State Board of Education conducted a site visit at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center for the purpose of a School Nutrition Programs Administrative Review. This Administrative Review contained two sub-reviews referre...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Airport Road Lane Closure Starts Monday

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Southbound Airport Road will be reduced to one lane starting Monday, June 12, 2023.  The lane reduction will occur approximately one-quarter of a mile south of the Dirksen Parkway intersection with Airport Road.  A map showing the closur...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Peoria County Marks 30 Years of Enhanced 9-1-1 Service

On June 15, 2023, Peoria County will observe 30 years of enhanced 9-1-1 service. In that time, 9-1-1 telecommunicators have answered more than 3.1 million 9-1-1 calls for Peoria County. 

“On behalf of the Emergency Telephone System Board...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Local Electric Municipal Aggregation Supplier Information

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Peoria County residents may have received notices regarding Energy Harbor, our new local Electric Municipal Aggregation supplier. Energy Harbor replaced Homefield Energy, whose contract expired last year. With the change in supplier, these notices were ma...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Lane Closure Tuesday, May 30 on Old Galena Road

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Old Galena Road between the State Street roundabout and Boy Scout Road (just north of Mossville) will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, May 30 for paving operations. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers while paving operations are underway. Motorists...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Memorial Day

The Peoria County Courthouse, Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria City/County Health Department, Highway Department office, and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023.

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Lane Closure on Old Galena Road

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Old Galena Road, between the State Street roundabout and Boy Scout Road just north of Mossville, will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, May 23 for paving operations at 6:00 AM. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers while paving operations are underway...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Care & Treatment Board Awards Over $1.5M of Funds for Fiscal Year

This week the Peoria County Board for the Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability announced their funding award recipients for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The awards came to a total of $1,552,275 to be used for funding community progr...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Kevin Lowe Appointed Peoria County Public Defender

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Chief Judge Katherine Gorman has announced the appointment of Kevin Lowe as the Peoria County Public Defender. Mr. Lowe was appointed to fill the Peoria County vacancy created by Nate Bach’s appointment as an associate judge on February 27, 2023...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Peoria County Announces First Grant Recipients from Start A Business Greater Peoria Program

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Peoria County is happy to announce that six local startups were recently awarded grants of $5000 each through the Start A Business Greater Peoria initiative. Of the six businesses selected, two are minority-owned and two are women-owned. The Peoria County...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

First Degree Murder Charges Filed

A Peoria woman was charged today with two counts of First Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, in the stabbing death of James Davis, 50. Bond was set at one million dollars for Lauraine Singleton, 41, Davis’s ex-girlfriend. 

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Lane Closure on Old Galena Road

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Old Galena Road, between the State Street roundabout and Boy Scout Road just north of Mossville, will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, May 16 for paving operations. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers while paving operations are underway. Motorists...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Dog Groomer Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Princeville dog groomer was charged today with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a Class 4 Felony. Stacey Mueller, 41, is being held on a $7,500 bond and ordered to not be in possession of or handle any animals.

Thursday the Peoria County Sheriff’...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Allen Schimmelpfennig Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In “Bodyless Murder” Case

In a first of its kind, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Allen Schimmelpfennig of First Degree Murder, despite never locating the victim’s body.  This is often referre...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Peoria County Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

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The Peoria County Sustainability & Resource Conservation Department will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Expo Gardens in Peoria. This event is open to all Illinois residents by appointment o...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Peace Plays in Peoria at County Courthouse on May 15

The Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration is proud to announce the conclusion of the 2023 season with the Peace Plays in Peoria event.   The orchestras, bands, choirs and visual artists of Peoria High School, Manual High School...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Rabid Bat Identified in Peoria County

The Peoria City/County Health Department is advising the public about the potential risk of exposure to rabies after a rabid bat was identified in Peoria County. Rabies is a dangerous but preventable viral disease that affects the central nervous system o...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Real Estates Taxes Mailed This Week

Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke asks homeowners and commercial property owners to watch their mailboxes, as annual real estate tax bills are being mailed this week. The first installment due date is June 6, 2023, and the second installment due date ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Peoria County Board Votes to Accept Guaranteed Maximum Price for new HHS Campus

At today’s special Peoria County Board Meeting, the Board received and approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the new Health and Human Services Campus by a 15-3 vote, set to be constructed at the former Peoria City/County Health Department locati...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Arts In Education Spring Celebration

Starting April 20th, we continue the 37th Annual Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every weekday through May 15th.  The Peoria County Regional Office of Educ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Pulsifer Road Bridge Rehabilitation Starting April 10, 2023

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The Peoria County Highway Department will start rehabilitation on the Pulsifer Road bridge starting on Monday, April 10, 2023. Work is expected to last into July, conditions permitting. The bridge will be closed during this time.

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Peoria County Facilities Closed for Upcoming Holiday

The Peoria County Courthouse, Peoria City/County Health Department, Veterans Assistance Commission, Election Commission, and Highway Department offices will be closed this Friday, April 7. These departments will reopen on Monday, April 10.

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Monthly Siren Test in Three Counties Canceled Due to Severe Weather Forecast

Peoria County Emergency Management announced today that the routine monthly outdoor warning siren test will be canceled for the month of April 2023. The test has also been canceled for Tazewell and Woodford Counties.

The test was originally scheduled for T...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

UPDATED: Old Galena Road Construction Starting April 6, 2023

Map of Old Galena Road construction and road adjustments

The Peoria County Highway Department will start construction on Old Galena Road on Thursday, April 6, 2023. This project includes new pavement, improved drainage, and the addition of a left turn lane and new traffic signals leading to Mossville Elementary...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Polling Place Change for April 4 Election

The Peoria County Election Commission will utilize Lincoln K-8 School as an in-person polling place in lieu of Woodruff Career and Technical Center for the Consolidated General Election on April 4, 2023.

Voters instead will utilize nearby Lincoln K-8 Schoo...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Peoria Racial Justice Commission Releases First Community Report

The Peoria City/County Joint Commission on Racial Justice and Equity (RJE) will present its first annual report to the community on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 am. This report is the collective work of more than 160 community members who were tasked with...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Graham Chapel Road Construction to Start in Early April

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The Peoria County Highway Department will start construction on Graham Chapel Road near Elmwood on Monday, April 3, 2023. The road will be closed for a box culvert replacement project located a half-mile west of Stone School Road.

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Old Galena Road Construction

Map of Old Galena Road construction and road adjustments

The Peoria County Highway Department will start construction on Old Galena Road on Monday, April 3, 2023. This project includes new pavement, improved drainage, and the addition of a left turn lane and new traffic signals leading to Mossville Elementary S...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Brian Brown Named Director of Probation and Court Services

The Tenth Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce that Brian Brown has accepted the position of Director of Probation and Court Services for Peoria County and will assume his duties on April 17, 2023.  As Director of Probation and Court Services,...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 6-10, 2023

Peoria County’s Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is calling on Peoria County residents to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, whi...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Learn w/ Peoria County Program Continues into Spring and Summer Semesters

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Illinois Central College and Peoria County have teamed up once again to present the Learn w/ Peoria County program, a series of courses free to the public on a variety of topics led by County government employees and officials. Topics include fin...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

2024 Roof Replacement Program Lottery

Homeowners with a roof in need of repair in the 61605 zip code, outside the City of Peoria limits, are invited to apply for Peoria County’s 2024 Roof Replacement Program lottery. The application portal is open now at www.peoriacounty.gov/1287 an...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

State of Illinois Important Code Updates

Click below to read about important changes to the 2021 Illinois Energy Conservation Code and the newly passed EV Charging Act.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Man Charged in Fatal Car Accident

February 16, 2024, Peoria, IL – Today, Vanda C. Terrell, 51, was charged for causing a car accident Wednesday night that took the life of 46-year-old Wardrick Millburn of Peoria. Terrell, who remains hospitalized, was charged with Aggra...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

80-Year Sentence Given in Murder Case

 February 16, 2024, Peoria, IL – In a sentencing hearing today, Jeremy Moore Jr., 21, received 80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his part in the murder of Jerry Snipes Jr., 17, in October 2021. Snipes was s...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Charges Filed Where Stray Bullet Struck Squad Car

February 8, 2024, Peoria, IL –Today, Donte A. Wright, 25, was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Armed Habitual Criminal stemming from a shooting on Gale Avenue on January 26. No one was injured in the shooting, but a st...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Man Found Guilty of Murdering Wife and 8-Year-Old Son

February 7, 2024, Peoria, IL – Today, Rickey J. Payne, 35, was found guilty during a three-day jury trial for murdering his wife, Quardreka Payne, and his 8-year-old stepson, Cael Thornton. It took the jury about two and a half hours to...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Teen Charged in Thwarted School Shooting Threat

February 5, 2024, Peoria, IL – Thanks to quick action from Peoria Police Detectives and a tip from another county, a possible school shooting by a Peoria teen has been stopped. Peoria Police Detectives received a tip that a group of tee...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Inmate Threatens Judge, New Charge Filed

February 1, 2024, Peoria, IL – An inmate who was detained in the county jail earlier this week for firing a gun into a house, now faces an additional charge for threatening the Peoria County Judge who kept him there. This past Monday, T...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Two Charged in Facebook Marketplace Armed Robbery that Resulted in Robber’s Death

January 27, 2024, Peoria, IL – Two men, Sontarrius Williams, 27, and Jalyn Branscumb, 18, were charged with Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony, for a foiled Facebook Marketplace armed robbery on January 15 that left one man dead. The State...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Defendant Guilty of 2021 4th of July Murder

January 18, 2024, Peoria, IL – Today, Eric R. Jackson, 20, was found guilty during a three-day jury trial for First Degree Murder and two counts of Aggravated Battery for a 2021 4th of July shooting in the North Valley that left one man...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Murderer Given 80-Year Sentence

December 28, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Lionell L. Harris, 31, received 80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the shooting death of Daryl Keller, 36, on November 19, 2018, in Peoria’s south end. During the tria...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

14-Year-Old Previously Charged with Murder Transferred to Adult Court

December 27, 2023, Peoria, IL – Last Friday, a Peoria County judge granted the State’s Petition to Transfer to Adult Court for a 14-year-old who was previously charged with murder. Byron A. Jarvis will now be tried as an adult...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Father Convicted of Murdering Eight-Year-Old Son

December 15, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney's office convicted Brandon R. Walker, 42, of First Degree Murder in the death of his eight-year-old son, Navin Jones. Navin ha...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Mom Pleads to Son’s Murder

December 7, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Stephanie L. Jones, 37, pled guilty to one count of First Degree Murder in the death of her eight-year-old son, Navin Jones.  State’s Attorney, Jodi Hoos, handled the plea and mad...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Juvenile Charged as an Adult for Shooting Near Manual High

November 16, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Jimichael Brown, 16, was charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, for shooting a 17-year-old male in the leg near Manual High School on November 9.  Due to his age and the charge...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Man Charged with Murder and Denied Pre-Trial Release

November 14, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Donte Agnew, 21, was charged over the weekend with First Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, for shooting and killing Davion Parker, 18, on February 11, 2023, at the Lexington Hills Apartment Complex. T...

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

Charges Filed in Shooting of Big Al’s Bouncer

October 26, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, a Peoria Man, Tywahnn K. Tillman, 35, was charged with Attempt First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Weapon for a shooting that occurred early Mond...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Woman Charged with Murder for Monday Morning Shooting

October 18, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria woman, TNashia S. Wash, 18, was charged with First Degree Murder for shooting and killing her boyfriend, Roderick Richardson, 30, early Monday morning in the 1200 block of N. Ellis.

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

First Degree Murder Charge Filed in Gas Station Shooting

October 15, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Amorta I. Nelson, 25, has been charged this weekend with First Degree Murder for shooting and killing Antonio Hardy, 33, on September 18 while Hardy was getting gas near the intersection of Sh...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Peoria County Files to Intervene in CO2 Pipeline Case

September 27, 2023, Peoria, IL – Peoria County has filed a petition to intervene in the case involving a company that plans to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline in the county.  In Case Number 23-0475 before the Illinois Com...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

First of Three Co-Defendants Found Guilty of Murder

September 27, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Jeremy Moore Jr., 20, of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, for shooting and killing Jerry...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Man Found Guilty of Killing Girlfriend and Then Setting Her on Fire to Cover It Up

September 20, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Tahir J. Goodman, 29, of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, and Aggravated Arson, a Class ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Murder Charges Filed on 14-year-old Who Shot Teen in the Head in Broad Daylight

September 12, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed three counts of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, against the 14-year-old who shot and killed a Peoria teen last mont...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Man Charged in Shooting at West Peoria Bar

September 11, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Anthony T. Gates, 43, was charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, for a shooting Saturday night at Mikes Tavern in West Peoria that injured a male employee. The victim told deputies wit...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Man Charged in Escape from County Jail

September 7, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Cory W. Bragg, 34, was charged with Escape, a Class 2 Felony, and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, a Class 4 Felony, for his escape from the Peoria County Jail Tuesday night.  The judge set...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Peoria Woman Indicted in Stabbing Death

September 5, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, the Peoria County Grand Jury indicted Cathy A. Logan on First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, for last month’s stabbing death of Tanazisha Green, 26. On August 10, Peoria Police responde...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Murder Charge Filed for Deadly Weekend Shooting

August 30, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Jared R. Williams, 17, was charged with First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, in the shooting death of Mason R. Loy, 21, that occurred over the weekend at Laramie Liquors. On Saturday night, deputie...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Life Sentence Given in Gruesome Beating Death of Ex-Girlfriend

August 24, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Christopher J. Sanders, 45, received the maximum sentence of natural life in prison in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the ruthless and heinous beating death of his ex-girlfriend, Mona R. ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Son Charged with Murdering Mother

 

August 23, Peoria, IL – Today, Avion Tapia, 17, was charged with First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, in the strangulation death of his mother, Vanessa Tucker, 36.  An autopsy confirmed that Tucker died of asphyxiat...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

55 New Counts Filed in Case of Doctor Who Hid Video Camera in Hospital Employee Bathroom

Today, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office added fifty-five new counts of Unlawful Video Recording, Class 4 Felony, on Henry Chang for hiding a video camera in an employee bathroom at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.  ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

OSF Doctor Charged for Hiding a Video Camera in Hospital Employee Bathroom

August 11, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria doctor was charged today with Unlawful Video Recording, a Class 4 Felony, after placing a video camera in an employee bathroom at OSF hospital that recorded multiple female employees using the bath...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Online Traffic Payment “Plead & Pay” Launching in Peoria County

August 10, Peoria, IL – In a joint venture, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office and Peoria County Circuit Clerk’s Office are excited to announce a new online payment option for minor traffic tickets...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Charges Filed for Dogs Left on Boat in Illinois River

August 4, 2023, Peoria, IL – Charges were filed today against three people who left several dogs kenneled inside a boat on the Illinois River earlier this month. Amanda Oneill, 23, Kourtney Recaldini, 19, and Jacob Bees, 22, were charge...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Man Sentenced to 69 Years for New Year’s Day Murder

July 14, 2023, Peoria, IL – In an emotion-filled courtroom today, Robert White was sentenced to 69 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the tragic New Year’s Day shooting of Daniella Jackson and Levi Conway. Con...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Multiple Charges Filed in Shooting Death Over Dice Game

July 9, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Ronnie Simmons, 21, was charged this weekend with First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon for a shooting Thursday night in Peoria that left one pers...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Hearing Held in Beating Death of Grandma During Schizophrenic Episode

July 6, 2023, Peoria, IL – A stipulated bench trial was held this afternoon for Cody A. Krause, 29, who was charged with killing his grandma with a hammer during a schizophrenic episode. A stipulated bench trial is similar to a regular ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Man Charged for Crashing into Police Car

June 29, 2023, Peoria, IL – A Peoria man, Braylan Walls, 20, was charged today with two counts of Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property, and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding after nearly hitting two Peoria P...

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Shooting Victim in Eye

June 29, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, in a tumultuous sentencing hearing, David E. Dillard, 27, received the maximum sentence of 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a shooting caught on camera that left an innocent bysta...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

First-Degree Murder Charge Filed in Death of Peoria Teen

A Peoria man, Tramier Pate, 23, was charged today with First-Degree Murder for shooting Omarius Gates in the back and killing him. Gates was only 14 years old.  

 

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State's Attorney News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Allen Schimmelpfennig Receives the Maximum Sentence in “Bodyless Murder”

Today, in a packed Peoria County courtroom Allen Schimmelpfennig, 30, was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for murdering Gabrial Cook, despite never locating his body. 

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Sentencing in DUI Crash that Killed Bartonville Teen

In an emotionally filled courtroom today, Clayton T. Bell was sentenced to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a DUI crash that took the life of Mia Duseck. The 15-year-old Bartonville teen was one of four passengers in the car that nig...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Man Found Guilty in 2022 New Year’s Day Murder

June 8, 2023, Peoria, IL –Today, a Peoria County Jury found Robert A. White, 28, of Peoria, IL, guilty of First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, in the tragic New Year’s Day shooting of Daniella Jackson, 33, and ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Man Convicted in Gruesome Beating Death of Ex-Girlfriend

June 7, 2023, Peoria, IL –Today, prosecutors with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office were able to convict Christopher J. Sanders, 45, of First-Degree Murder in the extremely brutal and heinous beating death of his ex...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Additional Murder Charge Filed In Case Involving Minor

Additional Murder Charge Filed In Case Involving Minor 

May 19, 2023, Peoria, IL –Today the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office added one count of Second Degree Murder against the 14-year-old who threw a block of concrete at Tony Collier (50) ...

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