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Nick Vlahos

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Peoria, IL, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Why this multimillion-dollar company thrives in an Illinois town with only one restaurant

The multimillion-dollar corporation has facilities in countries around the world, but southwest Bureau County is home. → Read More

A sports bar has been proposed for this Peoria block, but the police don't want it there

Peoria police cited a high number of nearby shootings in arguing against city approval of liquor sales there. → Read More

A new breakfast and lunch restaurant has opened in OSF HealthCare's downtown headquarters

The daytime, weekday restaurant is to be one of two new eateries planned for the headquarters building that opened early this year. → Read More

This former Peoria TV reporter is going national as a new NBC News correspondent

The Dunlap High School graduate spent the last seven-plus years as a reporter and anchor for a TV station in Portland, Oregon. → Read More

Metamora man, 84, identified as victim in fatal 2-vehicle crash over the weekend

The car accident happened about 12:30 p.m. March 26, according to the Woodford County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

2-year-old boy is third victim has died as the result of a UTV crash in Tazewell County

The collision with a pickup truck happened March 19 about four miles south of Tremont. Embree died from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries. → Read More

A new store is to fill part of the old Bergner's space at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie

The new At Home store opening in Peoria is part of a Texas-based national chain that has more than 200 outlets. → Read More

After stint on 'The Bachelor,' this Peoria-area reality TV star is newly engaged

After his stint on "The Bachelor," the Washington Community High School graduate came out as gay about a year ago. → Read More

This Peoria site is providing a key ingredient for a local brewer's new beer

The wheat beer, to go on sale next month at John S. Rhodell Brewery in Peoria, is to be made from sap gathered at Camp Wokanda near Mossville. → Read More

'Make sure it can run for 80 more years': What new owner plans at an iconic Peoria tavern

Sean Kenny is making improvements to the 80-year-old Central Peoria bar, including a new roof and adding draft beer to the menu. → Read More

Vehicle strikes, kills 53-year-old pedestrian in Bureau County

The crash happened Saturday night in Neponset, located about 50 miles north of Peoria. → Read More

Peoria police seeking suspect in fatal overnight shooting near Knoxville, McClure avenues

The shooting happened not long before midnight, according to the Peoria Police Department. → Read More

Why a proposed shed business caused Peoria officials to worry – and led to new standards

After much deliberation among city officials, Cook Portable Warehouses plans to establish its first Peoria-area company-owned outlet. → Read More

Peoria man pleads guilty in 2021 burglary of downtown gun store

Corey A. Brooks was accused of burglarizing Pinnacle Gun and Ammo, 710 Main St., Peoria. He pleaded guilty this week. → Read More

A new food court option is coming to Northwoods Mall in Peoria

Mr. Dough lasted about a year in the food court of the Peoria mall. Now, a new restaurant will take its place at the Northwoods Mall. → Read More

Postgame fights at Peoria Sectional take an hour to subdue. Here are the details

It took public-safety personnel from four departments about an hour to restore order in and around Renaissance Coliseum at Bradley University. → Read More

Peoria Catholic bishop retires on his 75th birthday; his heir apparent succeeds him

Formerly a suburban-Chicago priest, Louis Tylka has been Bishop Daniel Jenky's heir apparent for almost two years. → Read More

A ruling has been made in the Julianna and Ben Zobrist divorce case

The wife of the Eureka native and former Chicago Cubs player admitted she had an affair with their pastor, according to past court filings. → Read More

Specializing in meat, this Peoria BBQ location is beefing up with salads and desserts

Trailin' Smoke BBQ has partnered with two recently established businesses to expand its product line. → Read More

Peoria road conditions: Light snow, ice from Thursday storm make for slippery commute

Not much snow was reported Thursday at the Peoria international airport, but some suppertime ice affected driving. → Read More