ROCKFORD (WREX) — As temperatures drop to their lowest this year, homeless people face life-threatening conditions. That’s why SecondFirst Church created The Overnight Café. It opened its doors earlier than normal on Thursday to get people off the streets before the wind kicked up to 40-plus mile per hour gusts.Continue Reading

PEORIA (WEEK) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to multiple life prison terms for trafficking young women for sex. The Department of Justice said Franshon Stapleton, 48, ran his prostitution enterprise from a Champaign motel and used women recruited from Peoria, Champaign and Sangamon counties. In a release, StapletonContinue Reading