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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
Updated at 1:16 AM

This week we recall the life of one of Pekin’s World War II veterans. His name was Thomas Carson Abbey (1911-1999), and for many years he lived with his wife Catherine Louise Harms Abbey (1919-2001) at 905 St. Julian St. Thomas Abbey was born in Peoria of a family that had previously lived in Pennsylvania. His first wife was Ellen Elizabeth Dorman (1914-1951) – he and Ellen had a daughter named JoEllen Florence (1934-2012), but they later divorced.

Updated at 1:14 AM

Welcome back, Normal West softball team. The Wildcats came to Pekin on April 2 for a non-conference doubleheader against the Lady Dragons and dedication of Pekin’s new field.

Updated at 1:11 AM

The Normal West girls soccer team moved on to the Elite 8 with a 2-0 win over Morton in the IHSA Class 2A East Peoria Sectional championship Friday night.

Updated at 1:09 AM

Abby Potts is often seen but not heard on the softball diamond. The Pekin senior has been at every game, worked hard at every practice and made every adjustment the coaches asked of her during her four-year-tenure as a Dragon.

Updated at 1:06 AM

Last fall, a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court was described in this way by Justice Elena Kagan, "as clear a constitutional violation as a court is ever going to see."

Updated at 1:02 AM

After hanging up from a two hour-phone call with my cable TV provider, much of it spent waiting for a human, I immediately got an email asking me to fill out a customer service survey.

Updated at 12:41 AM

After 14 years of housing the county’s homeless population, the Harry J. Rust Transitional Center will be receiving some much needed upgrades.

Updated at 12:37 AM

With Memorial Day being Monday, one local honor society of American veterans will be doing what they’ve done in Tazewell County for nearly 80 years — honoring and promoting the well being of veterans and their families.

Updated at 12:36 AM

Seven Illinois House Republicans – including three from the Springfield area — are asking Gov. Bruce Rauner to return to the bargaining table with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union.

Updated at 12:34 AM

With just days left in the spring session, chances appeared to grow Friday that Illinois will begin its second year without a permanent budget in place.

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