Coroner: Body Found In LaSalle County Is Jelani Day

LASALLE COUNTY – Authorities said Thursday that the body found three weeks ago near Peru, Ill., was missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day of Bloomington. Day, 25, had been missing since Aug. 24, after last being spotted that morning at ISU and at a store in Bloomington. His car was found two days […]

Southern Illinois Town Pins Hopes On River Port Development

CAIRO – Anyone who has driven America’s Interstate highway system is familiar with those standard blue signs near major exits indicating the services available ahead – fuel, food and lodging. Driving south on Interstate 57 in Illinois, approaching the city of Cairo at the state’s southernmost tip, most of the images on those blue signs […]