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Morning Update (05-06-2021)
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Drive Home: 05-05-21
Stories included an update on a deadly car crash Tuesday evening, three men being arrested in connection to a shooting near a local school, and rapid response vaccination teams headed to the local area.
Drive Home: 05-04-21
Stories include the swearing in of a new mayor in Peoria, a discovery recount for the mayoral election being postponed, and a group of GOP state representatives calling for hearings after a report on a local veterans home revealed all.
Drive Home: 05-03-21
Stories include a severe thunderstorm watch being in effect, an update on a crash left two minors dead, and an arson being investigated at the Women's Care Center in Peoria.
Morning Update (05-03-2021)
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Drive Home: 04-30-21
Stories include Cheri Bustos announcing she will not seek another term in Congress, Esther Joy King announcing her run for Congress, and a crime alert involving catalytic converters.
Morning Update 4-30-21
Local health experts are still recommending the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after a recent pause. Travel is up in central Illinois and local airport directors say they're seeing longer lines. There could be a new park above I-74 in Peoria.
Drive Home: 04-29-21
Stories include a popular event in West Peoria getting canceled, three people arrested in connection to car break-ins and thefts in Germantown Hills, and Peoria Riverfront Museum extending free passes for students and families.
WMBD News2Go Morning Update 04-29-21
Illinois loses a congressional seat. Local vaccine clinics are going mobile and setting up at some high schools. Local contractors meet to discuss the next steps in the redevelopment of Taft Homes in Peoria.
Drive Home: 04-28-21
Stories include a house fire in Peoria, Gov. Pritzker announcing a $15 million investment to create manufacturing training in downstate IL, and a tease to President Biden's first joint speech to Congress.
Morning Update 04-28-2021
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the State could move into the "bridge phase" of his Restore Illinois plan within the week. This all depends if the COVID-19 trends continue, like more vaccinations, low positivity rates, and enough beds stay available in our State's hospitals. Gov. Pritzker is coming under fire by Republicans after they say he lied about how he'd vote on a redistricting map proposal made by lawmakers. In 2018 before being in office, Gov. Pritzker said he would veto any map proposed or created by "legislators, political party leaders, and/or their staffs or allies." Now Republicans are saying...
Drive Home: 04-27-21
Stories include the potential for entering the bridge phase of Gov. Pritzker's reopening plan, the national spotlight being on Peoria, and Jim Montelongo officially filing for a recount in the Peoria mayoral election.
Morning Update 04-27-2021
Illinois will lose a Congressional seat after the 2020 Census data was announced Monday. A Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be available in Tremont Thursday-Sunday, and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) has announced her virtual guest for President Biden's Joint Address to Congress.
Morning Update 04-26-2021
OSF Healthcare facilities are back online after the healthcare system experienced a state-wide power outage. Peoria Chiefs tickets go on sale this week, and this week you can drop off electronics for recycling in Peoria County
Drive Home: 04-23-21
Stories include a local fraternity helping to sign people up for vaccines, a man accused of running over BLM protestors in Bloomington entering a plea deal, and two scams the Secretary of State is warning residents about.
Morning Update (04-23-2021)
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Drive Home: 04-22-21
Stories include police identifying the remains of a Peorian missing since 2019, ISU graduate students continuing to fight for what they're calling a fair wage, and Bloomington offering free bulk pick up to residents.
Drive Home: 04-21-21
Stories include an arrest for a man involved in multiple local robberies, a tease towards a digital exclusive report on local private schools, and an update on the Peoria mayoral race.
Morning Update 04-21-2021
Guilty on all three charges. The former Minnesota police officer who killed George Floyd heard his verdict Tuesday afternoon, and is now in custody.
Drive Home: 04-20-21
Stories include a jury conviction in the Derek Chauvin trial, an update on the Peoria mayoral election, and a bank robbery in Elmwood.
Morning Update (04-20-2021)
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Drive Home: 04-19-21
Stories include the governor activating the Illinois National Guard in Chicago, a new assistance program in Peoria, and some Central Illinois festivals returning to traditional formats.
Morning Update (04-19-2021)
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Drive Home: 04-16-21
Stories include a deadly crash Friday morning, an update on the Peoria mayoral election, and an old school building finding new purpose in Peoria.
Morning Update 04-16-2021
Tri-County health officials warn the area if we don't continue to social distance, our region could take a step backward. Health administrator Monica Hendrickson says a step back seems likely. State Sen. Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) has announced a $10 million grant to launch Distillery Labs -- the Peoria hub of the Illinois Innovation Network. There's now a second victim after a late March shooting on West Wilcox near N. North Street. 27-year-old Brian Bruce Jr. died in the hospital yesterday, 25-year-old Demarcus Ferrell died at the scene.
Drive Home: 04-15-21
Stories include an update on a shooting victim, an Illinois Wesleyan University fraternity being suspended, and a large event coming to the Peoria Civic Center.
Morning Update 04-15-2021
A daughter allegedly shoots her father inside Hogs N Dogs on Farmington Road, a Quincy man is charged with intent to distribute meth, and we bring you the latest update to the Peoria mayoral race.
Drive Home: 04-14-21
Stories include police identifying the body of a man who was found dead in the woods near Forest Hill and Molleck, a suspect being named in a shooting that took place at a bar Wednesday morning, and a country duo replacing Morgan Wallen at Tailgate N' Tallboys.
Morning Update 04-14-2021
A new car wash is coming to a high-traffic area in Peoria. Pekin Police arrest a man in connection to a homicide and arson. And we give an update to local Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinics being rescheduled or changed.
Drive Home: 04-13-21
Stories include a body found by a man hunting mushrooms in Peoria, a temporary pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in Central Illinois, and what started as a fire investigation led officers to a suspected killer.
Morning Update 04-13-2021
The race for Peoria's next mayor continues, Peoria Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man, and the Tazewell County Health Department announces a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Thursday.
Drive Home: 04-12-21
Stories include an update on the Peoria mayoral election, a Peoria mayoral race candidate questioning the county's mail-in ballot counting process, and a resource officer at Normal Community West High School arrested for a DUI.
Morning Update (04-12-2021)
-Kewanee man dies in Peoria County car crash https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/top-stories/traffic-alert-il-rt-78-at-white-rd-closed/ -Suspect arrested, victim identified in Bloomington homicide investigation https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bloomington-police-investigating-homicide-near-seminary-and-oak/
Drive Home: 04-09-21
Stories include a 5K and walk to help preserve and renovate the Peoria Stadium, Bloomington Police investigating a homicide, and a new antigen drive-thru test site in Woodford County.
Morning Update (04-09-2021)
-Man arrested in connection to February shooting in Peoria https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/man-arrested-in-connection-to-february-shooting-in-peoria/ -Ali takes lead in Peoria mayoral race, results still pending https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/ali-takes-lead-in-peoria-mayoral-race-results-still-pending/ -Veterans Parkway roadwork expected to last until Halloween https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/veterans-parkway-roadwork-expected-to-last-until-halloween/
Drive Home: 04-08-21
Stories include a former Peoria business owner heading to federal prison, Bloomington gaining national attention today, and an update on the Peoria mayoral election.
Morning Update (04-08-2021)
-Peoria Police respond to shooting at Taft Homes https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/happening-now-peoria-police-responding-to-a-shooting-at-taft-home/ -Lockdown lifted at Peoria High School after incident involving unloaded gun https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/incident-at-peoria-high-school-involving-unloaded-gun/ -Arrest made in North St. shooting https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/arrest-made-in-north-st-shooting/
Drive Home: 04-07-21
Stories include Peoria High being on lockdown Wednesday morning, a fiery fallout following last night's election results in Bloomington, and an update on the Peoria mayoral race.
Morning Update (04-07-2021)
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Drive Home: 04-06-21
Stories include Illinois State University officials looking for their 20th president, A Peoria summertime classic expected to return this summer, and a reminder that we are Your Local Election Headquarters covering the top races from the General Election tonight.