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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
Updated at 7:26 AM

Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius received five years in prison today for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend. The South African Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter, was previously found guilty of culpable homicide, a charge similar to...

Posted at 7:05 AM

Gotham city — Sources close to the Gotham City Police Department have confirmed that the crime rate in the area has nearly tripled in the past month. Many attribute this spike to the recent murders of billionaires Thomas and Martha...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Continuing the effort to define what makes a good teacher, I’m following the advice of my most recent informant, which was “ask the kids.” In answer to the teacher question, I was told about a science project developed by two teachers in an...

Updated at 12:13 AM

So, funny things happen when you pray to be more loving. You get more opportunities to love — even when you’d rather not. That’s what happened to me at least when someone side swiped our car. The mirror and half the hubcap are gone...

Updated at 12:06 AM

These are trying times for Illinois school districts. Curriculum and testing changes are putting educators and students under extra pressure to reach higher goals. Their performance is being judged more closely than ever.  

Updated at 12:02 AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois have fallen 10 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average that...

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