News Headlines – December 5, 2017

Last Updated on December 4th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: About 150 Illinois citizen-soldiers are back home after a deployment to Puerto Rico. Bloomington Police are investigating a deadly stabbing.

>>Illinois Guard Unit Back From Puerto Rico

(Peoria, IL) — It’s back to normal for about 150 Illinois citizen-soldiers. Members of the 933rd Military Police Company, based in Fort Sheridan, returned to Peoria on Saturday. The troops spent four weeks in Puerto Rico helping the island recover from Hurricane Maria. Governor Rauner was on-hand to welcome the troops home.

>>Bloomington Police Investigate Deadly Stabbing

(Bloomington, IL) — Police in Bloomington are not calling it a murder, yet. Officers say they are looking for answers about a deadly stabbing on Saturday. BPD commanders say they got a call from a local hospital about someone who’d been stabbed. The man died at the hospital. Investigators say they are asking the public for help in finding leads in the case.

>>Rock Island Survey Shows Support For Quality Of Life Projects

(Rock Island, IL) — There are a lot of people in Rock Island County who say they want to see more quality of life projects. But they aren’t saying how they want to pay for them. The Rock Island County Forest Preserve District asked more than 12 thousand people their opinions about future projects last month. Just about 800 responded, and the Forest Preserve last week said that those people said they want to more parks, more exhibits at the Niabi Zoo, and more hiking and biking trails.