Add Illinois to the list of cities and states that have quite a few gripes with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On March 4, FEMA once again denied the state of Illinois assistance in recovering from the Nov. 13 tornado, showing just how...
Rebecca Richardson needs 100,000 signatures by April 5 for the petition to go to President Obama. Her petition began after a letter she posted on Facebook about friends and neighbors' frustrations with FEMA went viral.
Hours after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Illinois disaster aid related to the Nov. 17 tornadoes, the state of Illinois announced that half a dozen state agencies will be pooling funds to help local governments rebuild.
Bi-partisan effort by Illinois delegation failed to win appeal
According to his case files, Robert Belsly showed little effort to comply with the rules set out for him in probation sentences over the past 18 months. In one instance, the files indicate, he virtually flaunted his refusal.
Federal Judge James Shadid, however, sentenced Lucious Turntine, 24, to two years instead of the five requested for assaulting the corrections officer last May while he was housed in the Tazewell County Justice Center awaiting prosecution for the armed...
Marshall Stone, 28, of 104 W. Jefferson St., Washington, began a 6-1/2-year prison term with his guilty plea March 4 to a Class X charge of home invasion, which carries up to 30 years behind bars.
A 96-year-old Peoria man who set a record on the music charts will be among those honored at the Green Shoe Studio Awards at 7 p.m. March 15 in the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.
The Washington girls basketball team took another big step forward Feb. 24. The Lady Panthers remained alive in the ever-shrinking postseason pool with a 45-34 victory over Geneseo in the Class 3A Chillicothe Regional semifinals.
THREE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS 1. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash will be making a stop in Peoria on their latest tour on March 12. The Crosby, Stills & Nash tour kicked off on March 4 in Richmond, Va. 2. The trip formed in 1969, playing...
Every year, Mayor Gary Manier presents the Washington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Washingtonian.
The city’s warning sirens will blare Tuesday for the first time since the Nov. 17 tornado that destroyed or severely damaged more than 1,000 homes.
Surprise! There might actually be some suspense at this year’s Oscars ceremony. Sure, some of the major categories – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor – look like sure bets. But the Best Picture contest has developed into a three-movie...
The Washington Chamber of Commerce will host Good Neighbor Days at the end of May instead of the Cherry Festival.
This week I thought I’d take you back to the pages of the Tazewell Courier from 1974.
Records are made to be broken. The Washington wrestling team annihilated its all-time marks last week.
“After a disaster like this, about 40 percent of small businesses won’t survive the next two years,” said Washington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chevie Ruder.
While the Night Train Tour may focus on country singer Jason Aldean’s latest album, “Night Train,” opening act Florida Georgia Line showed that they are more than ready to tour on their own Feb. 22 in Bloomington. The tour made a ...
At 10 a.m. March 5, the city will return to the regular monthly testing schedule of its warning sirens.
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