• Illinois Art Station celebrates one year paper anniversary

    NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) -- The Illinois Art Station decided to celebrate its Aniversario de Papel or Paper Anniversary with Conexiones Latinas de McLean County. This anniversary makes one year of the art station being in its building on Vernon Avenue. The event included music from Venezuelan artist Maria Alejandra Rodriguez and Latin-inspired food. Guests were []

  • Eureka College celebrates 100th Homecoming

    EUREKA, Ill. (WMBD) -- Eureka College has a host of events to celebrate their 100th Homecoming. On Thursday, there was a pep rally to kick off the weekend. Friday the college hosted a 1920s-themed alumni award ceremony. Saturday the day begins with the Run with Reagan 5K Race followed by the Athletic Hall of Fame []

  • HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Farm-to-cup coffee at Café Santa Rosa

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- Marta Vidal and her family are bringing Colombian flavor to their Peoria coffee shop, while helping those back home. The Vidals own Café Santa Rosa, a coffee shop in Peoria, and a 25-acre farm with 60,000 coffee trees in El Hato, Colombia. Marta Vidal, owner and general manager of Café Santa []

  • Peoria city officials preparing for potential immigrant influx

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- The City of Peoria is in the early stages of planning a collaborative community task force to handle a potential influx of immigrants shipped from the southern border. Nearly 1,000 immigrants have arrived by bus to Illinois, mostly in Chicago. "Nothing has been indicated to us that anything imminent is coming []

  • Bartonville pigs ready for their forever farm

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- Remember those pigs that were found in Bartonville? All six of them are ready for their forever home, but there's a catch: it has to be a farm. The six pigs are being temporarily housed at Peoria County Animal Protection Services. PCAPS staff said the four adults and two piglets are []

  • Nexstar to host live statewide telecasts of two debates between democratic, republican candidates for IL governor

    IRVING, TX – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced Friday that it will host two multi-market live telecasts of debates between the major party candidates running for Governor of Illinois, Democrat J. B. Pritzker and Republican Darren Bailey. The first debate, "YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR'S DEBATE," []

  • Leaders discuss war in Ukraine at Bradley University Thursday

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- As the Russian war in Ukraine escalates, two dignitaries were in Central Illinois talking about how the fighting is impacting economies and human lives. Thursday night, the Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosted the current ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S., and John Herbst, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. The []

  • Peoria police sergeant recognized as ‘Las Primeras’ in Illinois

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- A Peoria police sergeant gained special recognition Thursday. According to a Peoria police Facebook post, Sgt. Ruth Sandoval was recognized as one of "Las Primeras" in law enforcement in Illinois. She was recognized during the first annual Latinas in Law Enforcement Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon at Elgin Community College. Sandoval is one []

  • Open for Business: Casa De Arte celebrates Hispanic heritage

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) - There’s a place where local art, music, food and Hispanic culture meet. Just head on down to Peoria’s Warehouse District. "We wanted to have some place where we could have you know new artists, local artists show their work and have some drinks," said Arturo Vargas. He, alongside his wife, Carmen, []

  • 95 new citizens take oath in Peoria

    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- It was a warm welcome for 95 new United States Citizens Friday afternoon. The 95 newly naturalized citizens took the oath of allegiance at the Peoria Riverfront Museum as part of a naturalization ceremony. The citizenship candidates originate from 31 nations. "Every one of you, every one of us has a []

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