Mike Waight, who has been coming to the Midwest Cigar Summit for five years, exhales smoke from his cigar Friday while taking part in the annual event sponsored by the Gentleman's Cigar Society of Peoria.
PEORIA — Twenty percent of Peoria School District 150 students were suspended from school at least once last year. The total number of out-of-school suspensions increased after steady declines since 2009.
PEORIA — It took 178 years but the Flanagan House is finally getting central air.
PEORIA — Scholarly silence was nowhere to be found at the Lincoln Branch Library Friday morning. Instead, the pulsing rhythm of R&B music filled the airy addition at the historic Carnegie Library as nearly 200 children attended the annual summer reading program bicycle raffle.
BARTONVILLE — With the owner of the 115-year-old Bowen Building preparing to default on a loan from the village at the end of the year, it appears certain that the last remaining building on the former Peoria State Hospital grounds will be demolished sometime in 2016.
After more than 13 years in local, military and federal jails or prisons, a former West Peoria resident is home in his native Qatar. Ali Sahleh Kahlah al-Marri, 45, was spirited out of the United States on Friday, two days before he was scheduled to be released from a maximum security prison in Florence, Colo.