PEKIN - A former youth pastor is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child sex abuse. Nicholas Lawrence worked at several churches in the area, and according to published reports, for months he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl he met through his work. Lawrence pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He faces 60
PEORIA - In a world of constantly being on-line and plugged-in, one group is feeling a little left out. But one organization is making sure they stay connected. And the dedication and patience of its leader, is making them our CI Heroes. Eighty-eight year old Marilyn Setterlund has five kids and a dozen grandkids and great grandkids, but she's having
ILLINOIS - Former U.S. Rep Aaron Schock is calling a new report about his ties to Peoria-area donors "more nonsense." The Chicago Tribune raised new questions about Schock's spending and ties to Darren and Becky Frye. They were major donors to Schock and other Republicans, and also helped the former congressman with travel, allowing him to use one of their
Authorities in Galesburg are continuing to investigate a body found in a burning home over the weekend. Firefighters say it happened just before 8 a.m. on Sunday in the 1200 block of Day Street. They were called to the fire after loud banging was heard. They found out it was ammunition inside the house, going off because of the heat.
PEORIA - Many have different reasons to celebrate Memorial Day. "I was an Army Nurse World War II over in the Philippines," Nora Leman said. "My brother was over in Korea in combat for quite a while. He ran into some problems over there. He's my hero," Chuck Noack said, who is also a Korean War Air Force Veteran. The