East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
Updated at 9:06 PM

A third person was charged Thursday with taking part in a meth-making operation in a Pekin motel room last month.Tristan Smith, however, was not accused of taking the lead role of meth "cook," despite claims by his sister that he manufactured the drug at the Mineral Springs Motel.

Updated at 8:58 PM

A group of Republican lawmakers attempted to turn up the election-year heat Thursday on the state’s chief fiscal monitor, demanding that Auditor General Frank Mautino answer questions about his campaign spending as a...

Updated at 8:57 PM

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Donald Trump told a crowd at his first campaign rally since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for president that he had better knowledge of equipment produced by Caterpillar, Inc. than its employees...

Updated at 7:27 PM

EAST PEORIA — Right before she died, well-known East Peoria educator, volunteer and philanthropist Margaret "Peg" Bahnfleth assumed her assets were worth about $1 million. She was wrong.

Posted at 5:00 PM

Vague insinuations and sometimes puzzling claims from Donald Trump have become commonplace on television and in speeches. On Tuesday, for instance, he suggested to Fox News that his rival Ted Cruz's father might have helped President John Kennedy's...

Updated at 4:34 PM

Superhero movies have become staid, derivative and devoid of purpose, a malady that reached its nadir with the stultifying “Batman v Superman.” Like the aged, limp-hitting New York Yankees, the genre desperately needs new blood. A spark. A beating...

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