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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
Updated at 2:04 AM

Confidence. That’s what the East Peoria’s baseball team took into its regional semifinal game with Morton Wednesday afternoon. Seeded ninth in its IHSA Class 3A Metamora Regional, the Raiders used momentum gained from Monday’s 7-3 win over Metamora to catapult an upset of No. 1-seeded Morton in a 6-3 win Wednesday.

Updated at 2:02 AM

It’s been quite the journey for Colton Underwood since his 2010 senior year at Washington Community High School.

Updated at 1:59 AM

Sebastian Fuller made it part of his Friday night routine to run through opposing Mid-Illini defenders during his time as a Pekin Dragon.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Disney’s bastardization of classic children’s literature reaches its nadir with “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” a headache inducing menage of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Underland characters tossed into a cacophonous tempest of family squabbles and...

Posted at 1:01 AM

House Speaker Dennis Hastert molested high school students, Senate Whip Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge and left a woman to die, Sen. John Edwards funneled campaign funds to provide for his baby mama and self-righteous Sen. Larry Craig sought male...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Move over, Seabiscuit. Take a back seat, Secretariat. Here’s a real down-home, rags to riches, shaggy horse story. It’s a documentary on the feisty runner named Dream Alliance who today enjoys a comfortable life in retirement, but about 15 years...

Posted at 1:01 AM

The 47th entry in the “X-Men” franchise (just kidding, but it’s easy to lose track) stays with the younger series of actors playing the Marvel mutants. You know, the ones with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Charles Xavier and Magneto, not...

Updated at 12:25 AM

Hooray! Joss (Jes Macallan) survived Wilson (

Updated at 11:07 PM

WASHINGTON — About 100 area residents got their first look Thursday at proposed improvements to the dangerous U.S. Route 24 and Nofsinger Road intersection.

Updated at 11:03 PM

A day after a chaotic Illinois House approved a budget plan that critics said was $7 billion out of balance, the Democrat-dominated chamber approved it all over again.

Updated at 9:48 PM

PEORIA — It sounded strikingly different than the diesel roar of a modern-day D8 dozer, but the rhythmic chug emanating from the idling tractor still contained a signature element of its mechanical descendant.

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