Peoria-founded selfie studio celebrates one year anniversary of opening its doors
A selfie studio in the Northwoods Mall will be commemorating their success in their first anniversary celebration on April 1 by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and mixer. It’s A Vibe Selfie Studio was founded by Peoria natives LaToya and Johnny Jorden. As a family owned business, they have incorporated the importance of an experience into their business.
Peoria updates Cares Customer Portal and App
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria launched an update to the Peoria Cares Customer Portal and App Monday. According to a press release, the update will offer an interactive map to see where cases are in progress or completed. Issues that can be submitted to the app include: potholes, illegal...
Bradley University to end COVID-19 vaccine requirement
PEORIA, Ill. – COVID-19 vaccine requirements at Bradley University are soon coming to an end. 25 News reports the requirement will end on May 11th for students, faculty, and staff. The university says the decision came “after careful consideration of the latest public health guidance, and is consistent with...
Gas prices continue to rise in Peoria
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The average gas price in Peoria has risen 2.4 cents a gallon in the last week. According to a GasBuddy survey of 148 gas stations in Peoria, the average price of gas is currently $3.65 a gallon Monday. This price is 13.7 cents a gallon...
Pekin Mayoral race is on, early voting open
PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — In eight days, local elections will have people lined up to fill out their ballots, but off-year elections traditionally have lower turnout than the primaries. Local officials are saying the numbers look better than previous years, however. In 2021, a total of 9,385 people turned...
Peoria-area gas prices increase slightly
PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria-area gas prices are slowly trickling up. GasBuddy reports that the average price of a gallon of unleaded in the area is around $3.65. The average is 2.4 cents higher than last week and 13.7 cents higher than one month ago. But it’s 82.9 cents lower than a year ago at this time.
Cost inflation means Peoria County will likely need to amend budget for Health and Human Services campus construction
Construction on the new Peoria County Health and Human Services campus could begin as soon as next month. The new campus will consolidate the offices of the Peoria City/County Health Department, Peoria County Coroner's Office, and Peoria County Regional Office of Education into a new building on the site of the current health department.
Arson causes damage to South Peoria home
PEORIA, Ill. – Another Peoria home has suffered damage from a fire ruled to be arson. This one happened early Sunday morning near Westmoreland and Krause in South Peoria. Crews say when they arrived around 2:45 a.m., fire was showing on an exterior wall, believing it was started that way intentionally.
Two Peorians charged with fraud related to COVID relief, unemployment insurance
A federal grand jury has indicted two Peoria residents for alleged fraud. The two are accused of wrongly obtaining pandemic-related and unemployment benefits through the Paycheck Protection Program. They were indicted on Tuesday, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois. Andre Johnson, 25,...
Remembering Tessa Sutton
DUNLAP, Ill. – You might say it was a difficult week this past week for local sports — or, more specifically, those who followed and loved their student athletes. Drew Fehr and Dylan Bazzell — Prairie Central athletes — died in an accident in Colorado. Then,...
38th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition brings global art to Peoria's galleries
The 38th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is decorating the walls of multiple Peoria galleries with 134 pieces from 109 different artists through Friday, Mar. 31st. Peoria Art Guild Curator John Heintzman says the competition was started by Ernest Freed. He hoped to give families access to affordable original...
Villain you'll 'love to hate': Actor from East Peoria has role in upcoming comedy movie
East Peoria native Zach Scheerer will appear in the highlight of his acting career in a movie due out this fall. Scheerer said recently he had "just finished a film where I star as the main villain" opposite Jaime Pressly, Ty Simpkins, Britt Robertson, Cierra Ramirez, Wendie Malick and others. Andy Palmer directs.
Dry, but cooler to open the last week of March
PEORIA (25News Now) - How about those 60s yesterday? Hopefully you got the chance to enjoy the mild weekend weather. Temperatures have dipped into the low 30s this morning. A below average Monday is on tap, with highs near 50° under partly cloudy skies. The average high temperature for this date in Peoria is 56°.
Catch Us This Week At Jersey Mikes Month Of Giving
Eat A Sub, Support Easterseals Central Illinois! Jersey Mike’s Celebrates 13th Annual “Month of Giving”. Join us LIVE at Jersey Mikes at East Peoria Levee District on. East Peoria, IL (March 20th, 2023) – Easterseals Central Illinois is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs in East Peoria for the 13th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to support local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to support the work of Easterseals Central Illinois at the restaurant located in the East Peoria Levee District. Since the beginning of this partnership, Jersey Mike’s in East Peoria has donated over $40,000 to Easterseals Central Illinois.
Lebanese Food Festival returns to a delighted crowd
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria got a taste of the Lebanese culture Sunday as a popular food festival returned. The Lebanese Food Festival has been going strong for 45 years. Coordinator Cathy Kouri said all proceeds from the event raise money for Peoria’s Saint Sharbel Church. She said...
Ben Zobrist Inducted Into Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame
Former Cub Ben Zobrist is being honored in Peoria. The Eureka native was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend at the Peoria Civic Center. Zobrist graduated from Eureka High School in 1999 before playing 14 seasons in the major leagues. With the Cubs, he was named the 2016 World Series MVP.
Weather alert: National Weather Service issues hazardous weather outlook for central and west central Illinois
Residents in central and west central Illinois are being urged to stay alert as the National Weather Service issues a hazardous weather outlook for the region. The alert was issued by the National Weather Service in Lincoln, IL at 12:01 pm CDT on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Saturday Night @ Thyme Kitchen + Craft Bar
Live, from Peoria, Illinois, it’s Saturday Night, starring this week’s host, Thyme Kitchen + Craft Bar and featuring special guest stars, Tami, Brendan, Ben and Brock. Now please welcome, all the way from the Warehouse District in beautiful downtown Peoria, this week’s host, Thyme Kitchen + Craft Bar!
Washington mayor discusses Mississippi’s recovery process
WASHINGTON, Ill. — Having gone through an EF-4 tornado on Nov. 17, 2013, Washington, Illinois Mayor Gary Manier knows the recovery process for Mississippi and Alabama will be long after deadly tornadoes struck there over the weekend. “It’s just a tragedy. Dealing with the loss of life is something...
Dunlap High School games, practices canceled Tuesday, Wednesday to give time to honor Tessa
DUNLAP (25News Now) - Games and practices at Dunlap High School are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday to give time to honor Tessa Sutton. Sutton was scoring varsity goals as a freshman for the Eagles. However, late in her freshman season, Sutton was diagnosed with cancer. She died Friday afternoon, just...
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