Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102

CHICAGO — Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor and historian Timuel Black has died at the age of 102. Black’s widow tells the Chicago Sun-Times and WLS-TV that he died Wednesday. Details of his death were not immediately available. Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson called Black “a tall tree in the civil rights […]

ISU’s cybersecurity chief says COVID-19 can bring online threats with more people working from home

NORMAL — A cybersecurity expert at Illinois State University says COVID-19 has made our workplaces less safe — from online threats. Dan Taube is the interim chief information security officer at Illinois State University. He said businesses, schools, banks and others that had large numbers of people working from home are especially vulnerable. “It’s […]

217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 Today’s headlines:  U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is urging her fellow Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly to repeal a law requiring teens seeking abortions to notify their parents or guardians —or else petition a judge. Protests near the Illini Union and Alma Mater on the U of I Urbana campus may […]

Rumors run amok amid police silence in Jelani Day investigation

PERU — The LaSalle County coroner on Tuesday tried to push back on what he called false information circulating about Jelani Day’s death—rumors that have had plenty of room to spread in the absence of almost any information being released by authorities. Listen to this story here. In an interview with WGLT, coroner Rich […]