Aventine Renewable Energy Names Alex Toro Director of Engineering
Alex Toro has been named director of engineering for Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., to lead the engineering departments of the company?s four ethanol plants. These include a 100-million-gallon wet mill and a 60-million-gallon dry mill in Pekin, Illinois.
Pekin Police complete investigation of former youth pastor
PEKIN, Ill. -- The former Pekin youth pastor facing prosecution in Peoria County for alleged sex crimes against children could soon be facing more charges.
No. 2 Mediapolis too much for Lady Panthers
MEDIAPOLIS ? Until Tuesday night, the Pekin girls' basketball team had grown accustomed to blowing teams away, winning by an average margin of 24 points through the first five games of the season. Particularly impressive was the Lady Panthers' defensive effort in the early going, holding teams to just 33.8 points per game. Then the Lady Panthers traveled to Mediapolis to play the Class 3A No. 2 ...
Pekin pulls away late from Highland
PACKWOOD ? The Pekin girls? basketball team continues to roll as it improved to 5-0 with a 56-40 drubbing of Highland Friday night at home. Despite the lop-sided final score, Highland was in the game until late in the fourth quarter. In fact, the Huskies led the Lady Panthers 15-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Panthers outscored the visitors 17-7 in the second to take a 29-22 lead ...
Larger Counterfeit Bills a Problem in Central Illinois
The Pekin Police Department says they have seen more fake $100 passed around in the past couple weeks.
Menard County grain elevator celebrates renovation
ATTERBERRY ? Two years ago, the elevator here was a small operation with only trucks to haul the grain. Now it's doubled in storage and has railcars gearing up to take loads as far as Pekin and Peoria. Keith Hufendick, CEO of the Prairieland FS Inc., said that since rennovations began at the Atterberry Grain Elevator in spring 2013, the facility has become unrecognizable. Prairieland FS has ...
Shop With A Cop
Police take kids on a shopping spree in Pekin.
Quick Read: Banks' share of local markets
Last week, The News-Gazette explained how Busey Bank's merger with Pekin-based Herget Bank would affect banks' shares of deposits in the Peoria area. This week, we'll turn closer to home to examine what share of deposits various banks have in the Champaign-Urbana and Danville metropolitan areas. read more
Pekin authorities bring Christmas early to local kids
PEKIN, Ill. -- Kids in Pekin went on a pre-Christmas shopping spree Saturday, courtesy of local authorities.
Central Illinois town to vote on funding for Asian carp study
The Pekin City Council in central Illinois will meet on Monday to vote on a proposal to conduct a study on Asian carp. The study would determine whether the Asian carp could be sold in stores.