Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 10:14 AM

EAST PEORIA— Though Caterpillar Inc.’s massive cost-cutting plans immediately target management employees, plant workers do not expect to escape unscathed, said Randy Smith, president of United Auto Workers Local 974.

Updated Sep 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM

EUREKA — GOP presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker laid out his Day One plan to "wreak havoc on Washington" in a speech Thursday at Eureka College, the alma mater of President Ronald Reagan.

Updated Sep 6, 2015 at 7:20 PM

EAST PEORIA — The motorcyclist who died in an accident Saturday afternoon in East Peoria has been identified as a Mackinaw resident.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 9:19 PM

PEORIA — As the state budget stalemate drags on, the struggle for area agencies to keep programs operating is growing with each passing day.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Although school has started there is still plenty of nice weather ahead to get out and enjoy the festivals and special events in central Illinois. Here are some of the events coming up.

Posted Aug 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM

NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that may be unsafe because they could possibly spoil before the "Best When Used By" date.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM

PEORIA — Layoffs continued at Caterpillar Inc. this summer as the company announced the elimination of 475 employees, including 300 in the Peoria area, Tuesday afternoon.

Posted Aug 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

EUREKA — For the second time this month, West Nile virus has been detected in Woodford County.

Posted Aug 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

EUREKA — A Eureka College building has been awarded LEED silver status, making it the first on campus or in Woodford County to obtain the environmentally friendly designation.

Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 8:06 PM

EAST PEORIA — Gov. Bruce Rauner pitched the key elements of his "Turnaround Agenda" to the state’s African-American business owners Thursday.

Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Remnants from a wrecked squad car have yet to reveal what caused the accident late Monday that killed a Tazewell County Sheriff’s deputy as he responded to a call for help.

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