31st Annual Louie Louie Parade & RiverJam
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Sister Jean Throws First Pitch at Cubs Home Opener

Sister Jean fires the first pitch at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Nice! — CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) April 10, 2018

31st Annual Louie Louie Parade & RiverJam

St. Jude Louie Louie Parade & RiverJam – Run, Ride, Drive and March! “Since 1987, Central Illinois has been kicking off the summer with the St. Jude Louie Louie Parade and RiverJam in downtown Peoria with the sole purpose of raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We have raised over $300,000 for St. Jude […]

Conor McGregor Turns Himself in to NYPD

“A spokesman for the NYPD said McGregor, 29, has not been arrested but could face charges of assault and criminal mischief. The investigation is ongoing.McGregor was seen in social media videos throwing a dolly through one of the bus’ windows as it arrived at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for a media day. Artem […]

Join ESPN at the Peoria Chiefs

Join 96.5 ESPN at the Peoria Chiefs game on Friday, May 4th as they take on South Bend at 6:30pm! There will be Star Wars giveaways, a fireworks extravaganza and more! Visit for tickets, game times and all upcoming promotions including half price ticket Mondays, Two for Tuesdays, Bang for Your Buck Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays and […]

Four States May Ban Tackle Football

  “In May, a California state committee will discuss the Safe Youth Football Act, which would similarly ban tackle football for players younger than 12, according to a recent New York Times report. In New York, a corresponding proposal is named after John Mackey, a former NFLPA president who died at 69 following a dementia diagnosis. Most recently, […]

Congratulations Morton Junior High School!

Congratulations to Morton Junior High School boys for advancing to the State finals in Wrestling! 96.5 ESPN and Central Illinois are proud of you!!!

Listen to Cubs Baseball #EverybodyIN

HEY CUBS FANS! 96.5 ESPN will be updating you on their progress all season long!  #EverybodyIN  

Baby Giraffe at Peoria Zoo Named

Last month, a baby giraffe was born at Peoria Zoo. Thus far she has remained nameless… until now! The public has raised over $3,000 by voting and has chosen the new name to be Zara!

Danica Patrick Retires

Danica Patrick has retired from NASCAR, but not before she got her ‘good luck’ kiss from Aaron Rodgers. If their relationship wasn’t official before, it is now! Danica crashed during stage 2 of the 2018 Daytona 500 and couldn’t finish the competition. To read more, CLICK HERE!     CREDIT: HOOKUP, TMZ