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!

OSF HealthCare hospitals, doctor's offices, and home care services will soon no longer accept Medicaid and Medicare patients enrolled in a Meridian-managed plan.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker vetoed a bill Monday to exempt private aviation repair companies from paying sales taxes on parts through 2024.

Severe staffing cutbacks are overwhelming the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement efforts. 

Governor J-B Pritzker says he's "appalled" by reports of forced student isolation in Illinois schools and promised immediate action.

Governor J.B. Pritzker shot down the suggestion of amending the Illinois Constitution to address the state's public pension funding deficit.

A Peoria Democrat says the people of the 17th Congressional District need another option in the March 2020 primary besides incumbent Rep. Cheri Bustos. 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the Clean Energy Jobs Act is unlikely to come up for a vote in the fall veto session.


Driving into Elmwood on Illinois Route 78, signs of the artist Lorado Taft are everywhere.


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is calling on the House of Representatives to begin a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

A group of Illinois Democratic lawmakers want to cap insulin prices at $100 per month.

Governor J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will join Planned Parenthood in turning down millions of dollars in federal Title X funding for reproductive health services as long as a new “gag rule” remains in effect. 

Illinois corn farmers are on track to see their worst yields in more than 20 years. 

An environmental advocate says the new Illinois coal ash pollution law comes at a good time. 

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) said she hopes former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before a House committee tomorrow sheds more light on his report into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.