Jesse Jackson’s Wife Headed Home From Hospital After COVID

CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s wife will be released from a Chicago hospital where she has been treated for COVID-19. A statement Friday from Jonathan Jackson, one of the couple’s five children, doesn’t specify when his 77-year-old mother, Jacqueline, would be released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jackson,  a famed civil rights leader and […]

Emmett Till Marker In Mississippi Toppled But Not Vandalized

JACKSON, Miss. — An Emmett Till historical marker in Mississippi will be repaired after being knocked off the pole that supports it. That’s according to Allan Hammons, president of an advertising agency that made the sign. A previous version of this metal sign was vandalized and another Till historical marker in the area was shot […]

217 Today: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois’ governor says COVID cases among school students are likely higher than what official numbers show. Central Illinois U.S. Representative Darin LaHood says two top Biden administration officials should resign over the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Officials at Planned Parenthood Illinois Action say they’re preparing to help patients […]

Changing The Rock Dust Applied To Farm Fields Could Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

SHELDON — Agriculture is responsible for more than 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and some in the industry are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One of those efforts is replacing the kind of crushed rock farmers use to neutralize their soil’s acidity, from limestone […]