A Joint Service of Bradley University and Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

2 people arrested on attempted murder charges in Pekin


Two people face attempted murder charges after an elderly man was beaten last month in Pekin.

Pekin police officer Billie Ingles said police responded July 12 to a robbery report in the 2300 block of Broadway Road, where officers found the injured man.

Following an investigation with the Illinois State Police, Pekin officers arrested Gage Burgess and Savanna McKinley on Thursday for attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and aggravated battery in connection with the incident.

Bond is set at $1 million for both Burgess and McKinley.

Community support is the greatest funding source for WCBU. Donations from listeners and readers means local news is available to everyone as a public service. Join the village that powers public media with your contribution.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.