Dave Reynolds, Journal Star

Dave Reynolds

Journal Star

Peoria City Township, IL, United States

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After 38 years, Journal Star sportswriter Dave Reynolds says goodbye

After 38 years of covering sports at the Journal Star in Peoria, the time has come to say farewell for Dave Reynolds. → Read More

Farm accident ends the short life of ‘cool kid’ from Illinois

BRADFORD —On Election Day afternoon, Kassie King received a phone call at her office desk at an auction house in the small Stark County town of Toulon.It was her maternal grandmother calling with disturbing news about her little brother, 13-year-old Kaden Wall."She told me to sit down and stay calm," King, 26, said. "She said there was an accident on the farm. ‘It’s Kaden, and it’s not good.’ I… → Read More

Funeral scheduled for 13-year-old Bradford boy who died in farm accident

BRADFORD — Kaden Thomas Wall, 13, of Bradford will be buried Monday following his death last week in a farming accident near Bradford.A 10 a.m. → Read More

Mix of snow, rain in forecast for central Illinois on Monday

PEORIA – A mixture of snow and rain could start early Monday morning in the Peoria area, but it shouldn’t cause any roadway issues for the morning rush hour."We could have a mix most of the morning before switching to all rain in the afternoon," said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Geelhart. "But we’re not really looking for any accumulation. It won’t cause any travel… → Read More

Mix of snow, rain in forecast for Peoria on Monday

PEORIA – A mixture of snow and rain could start early Monday morning in the Peoria area, but it shouldn’t cause any roadway issues for the morning rush hour."We could have a mix most of the morning before switching to all rain in the afternoon," said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Geelhart. "But we’re not really looking for any accumulation. It won’t cause any travel… → Read More

One dead, 17 injured in western Illinois hayride accident

NAUVOO – A hayride accident Saturday night in rural Hancock County near Nauvoo killed a 32-year-old Hamilton woman and hospitalized 17 people with injuries, most of them children 12 and younger.The driver of the double-axle tractor trailer, 41-year-old Wayne York of Nauvoo, was cited by Illinois State Police for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.Three of those hospitalized were… → Read More

Peoria man who died in mini-bike crash loved to fix engines for South Siders

PEORIA — Eddie Bolen owned a big heart and a love for small engines.So said his girlfriend, Holly Wade, about the 40-year-old Peorian who was killed in a two-vehicle accident Friday night on the city’s South Side.According to Peoria police, the mini-bike Bolen was driving collided with an SUV when Bolen reportedly failed to stop at the intersection of Ligonier and Marquette streets. When Peoria… → Read More

Peorian who died in mini-bike crash loved to fix engines for South Siders

PEORIA — Eddie Bolen owned a big heart and a love for small engines.So said his girlfriend, Holly Wade, about the 40-year-old Peorian who was killed → Read More

17-year-old arrested in shooting death of Donnie Allen in Peoria

A 17-year-old has been arrested for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Donnie Allen. → Read More

17-year-old arrested in shooting death of Donnie Allen

A 17-year-old has been arrested for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Donnie Allen. → Read More

‘Grief is a long journey’: Family, friends mourn deaths of 4 Peoria women

PEORIA – Margaret Williams sat grief-stricken in her folding quad chair Monday on the sidewalk leading to the front entrance of Manual Academy on Griswold Street.Tears streamed down her face into her light blue face mask as she remembered her 18-year-old daughter, Diamond, one of four Manual graduates who died early Sunday morning in a horrific single-car crash at Washington and Darst streets,… → Read More

’Grief is a long journey’: Family, friends mourn deaths of 4 young women in Peoria

PEORIA – Margaret Williams sat grief-stricken in her folding quad chair Monday on the sidewalk leading to the front entrance of Manual Academy on Griswold Street.Tears streamed down her face into her light blue face mask as she remembered her 18-year-old daughter, Diamond, one of four Manual graduates who died early Sunday morning in a horrific single-car crash at Washington and Darst streets,… → Read More

4 young women killed in South Peoria wreck were Manual graduates

PEORIA – Four Manual Academy graduates were killed early Sunday in South Peoria in a one-vehicle accident.The victims – all young women – have been identified as Jazzman Burns, 22, a 2016 graduate; Quanylan Thomas, 19, a 2019 graduate; and 18-year-olds Tyesha Thomas and Diamond Williams, both 2020 grads.The crash occurred sometime before 3:45 a.m. at Washington and Darst streets.Jane Kresl, a… → Read More

Peorians gather to protest fire station cutbacks: ’This is about public safety’

PEORIA – For Peorians Dave Weidner and Lynn Martin, the City Council’s recent vote to decommission Far North Peoria Fire Station 20 is a → Read More

Macomb woman dies in Warren County single vehicle crash

MONMOUTH – A single vehicle crash in rural Warren County early Saturday evening has claimed the life of a Macomb woman, 67-year-old Cleaster Maye. → Read More

LaSalle County reports 21 new COVID-related cases

OTTAWA -- LaSalle County reported 21 new cases Sunday from the disease coronavirus causes.Nine of the cases were either teenagers or in their 20s, the LaSalle County health department announced. Another eight were in their 30s or 40s.A pandemic total of 1,244 positive tests has been reported for the county. There were two more recovered patients for a total of 666. → Read More

The short, well-lived life of Brimfield’s Aaron Miller

BRIMFIELD — The first day of Aaron Miller’s junior year of high school was the last day of his life.Wednesday morning began for Miller like every other first day since pre-school, as his mom Michele posed him for a photo outside the front of the family’s house in Brimfield. This time, though, at the end of the day, 16-year-old Aaron Miller never made it home.He spent Wednesday night like he had… → Read More

Visitation set for 2018 El Paso-Gridley High graduate

GRIDLEY – Morgan Ryder packed a lot of life into her 20 years.A visitation for Ryder, who died in a weekend wreck in Woodford County along with → Read More

Funeral announced for Jared Seggerman; ’The kid didn’t know a stranger’

MINONK – There’s nothing like a mother’s love for her child.As well as Kelly Christ Seggerman knew her son, Jared "Seggy" → Read More

Funeral, visitation set for ’workaholic’ Seth Unruh

A visitation is set for Friday morning for 19-year-old Seth Unruh, one of the three young people who died in a two-vehicle crash in Woodford County. He → Read More