Tim Shelley

Tim Shelley is the Assignment Editor and Digital Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.

Before venturing into the world of radio, Tim worked as Assignment Editor and later Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WEEK-TV for several years.

Tim was also the editor for three weekly newspapers covering much of Tazewell and Woodford counties.

He was born in Peoria, and is a graduate of East Peoria Community High School, Illinois Central College and Bradley University.

When not covering the news, Tim enjoys playing his guitar, reading up on American and ancient Roman history, and spending time with his friends and family.

Tim also collects the works of Elmer M. King - Peoria history rocks!

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of U.S. Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of Pekin. 

The Pekin Republican was elected to the Senate in 1950 after eight terms in the House, and served as Senate Minority Leader from 1959 to 1969.

The Galesburg City Council opened the doors to recreational cannabis sales.

Bradley University Women's Head Basketball Coach Andrea Gorski will be on the Hilltop at least through the 2023-24 season.

Gorski signed a multi-year contract extension. She came back to Bradley in 2016 to coach her alma mater's team. 

In Gorski's first three seasons at the helm, the women's basketball team has produced three first-team All-MVC performers. That's the same number of Braves selected in the 15 years before Gorski's return.

She also led the women's team to its best season in a decade last year. 

Salveo Health and Wellness in Canton has received approval from state regulators to begin selling recreational cannabis on Jan. 1 at its current site.

Illinois’ recent innovation bump could be a sign of bigger trends to come. 

An Illinois resident has died after recently vaping and coming down with a severe respiratory illness.