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Violence in Peoria

WCBU's coverage of ongoing violence in the city of Peoria and how community leaders are responding to it.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of gun violence in the Peoria area, we want to hear your story. Contact us at news@wcbu.org.

Anti-Violence Resources

There are several Peoria-based groups and agencies actively trying to address violence and its aftermath. Here are several resources:

Peoria Community Against Violence

Lights On, Peoria (Peoria Teen Center - Peoria Public Schools)

Peoria Police Resource Center (East Bluff) - (309) 839-1221

House of Hope - (309) 407-7734 ext 2

Illinois CARES Line - 800-345-9049

Crisis text line - Text HELLO to 741741

Have something we should add to the list? Contact us at wcbupeoria@ilstu.edu.

Mother’s War On Violence is a podcast hosted by Yolanda Wallace, an Urbana native who lives in Peoria, Illinois. Yolanda lost her son, Jon Buckley, to gun violence in 2006. Her organization, Mother’s War On Violence, and this podcast aims to help families stop violence. This podcast is a co-production of WCBU Peoria Public Radio.