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Luciano: Treasure hunter finds fun in returning lost belongings

Zeke Miers is a human lost-and-found.You might think of him as a treasure hunter, but he’s more of a memory restorer. The 74-year-old culls watches,

When local Lebanese set out the spread, you’ll find delights such as tabbouleh, hummus, kibbeh, shawarma and falafel.How about a beer to wash that

Luciano: Lebanese cuisine gets a kick with Beirut Beer

When local Lebanese set out the spread, you’ll find delights such as tabbouleh, hummus, kibbeh, shawarma and falafel.How about a beer to wash that

When local Lebanese set out the spread, you’ll find delights like tabbouleh, hummus, kibbeh, shawarma and falafel.How about a beer to wash that

Luciano: Lebanese cuisine gets a kick with Beirut Beer

When local Lebanese set out the spread, you’ll find delights like tabbouleh, hummus, kibbeh, shawarma and falafel.How about a beer to wash that

The last time Caterpillar decided to move its headquarters, Peoria smiled.Yet the excitement wasn’t just about location. It involved Cat’s

Luciano: With Cat's last HQ move, Peoria was all smiles

The last time Caterpillar decided to move its headquarters, Peoria smiled.Yet the excitement wasn’t just about location. It involved Cat’s

Easter brings renewal, except for the monthly dumping of reader love known as Random Axe of Snideness.Another satisfied customer: Get a life and a real

Luciano: Take cover! It's raining dogs and Cats and Snideness

Easter brings renewal, except for the monthly dumping of reader love known as Random Axe of Snideness.Another satisfied customer: Get a life and a real

Sometimes we tempt fate.And sometimes fate lets us off easy.No one knows that better than Sue Weideman, 70, of Peoria. She clearly recalls the day, as if

Luciano: Getting off easy after driving around with killer Richard Speck

Sometimes we tempt fate.And sometimes fate lets us off easy.No one knows that better than Sue Weideman, 70, of Peoria. She clearly recalls the day, as if

Part 2 of 2In early 1967, Peoria County’s new courthouse still sparkled, a perfect location for a blood-drenched trial.In late 1966, a Cook County

Luciano: The world's eyes turn to Peoria and the Richard Speck trial

Part 2 of 2In early 1967, Peoria County’s new courthouse still sparkled, a perfect location for a blood-drenched trial.In late 1966, a Cook County

Part 1 of 2With the eyes of the world riveted on a Peoria courtroom, the nursing student could not bear to look at the butcher who had killed her eight

Luciano: The 1966 Richard Speck massacre changed America

Part 1 of 2With the eyes of the world riveted on a Peoria courtroom, the nursing student could not bear to look at the butcher who had killed her eight

Mary Mack perseveres.As a child, she lost her mother. As a mother, she lost her husband. As matriarch, she has never lost her tenacity.She supported a

Luciano: Peorian Mary Mack turns 108 and counting

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Jax Billeter got booted from Sparky’s Ringside Bar & Grill.Blame the government. The removal floored Sparky’s regulars, who love Jax.

Luciano: So, a dog walks into a bar ...

Jax Billeter got booted from Sparky’s Ringside Bar & Grill.Blame the government. The removal floored Sparky’s regulars, who love Jax.

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