Questions remain in Jelani Day’s death. Lawyer Ben Crump calls on FBI to intervene

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is demanding that the FBI take full control over the investigation into the death of Jelani “J.J.” Day. “As we approach 100 days without any answers, we are demanding that the FBI investigate this matter as a hate crime,” Crump said at a news conference on Friday. “The family is losing confidence in […]

Threats cause concerns at two local high schools

Updated at 4:30 p.m. CHAMPAIGN – School officials have lifted a lockdown at Champaign Central High School, which was imposed Friday after several fights broke out. Unit 4 spokesperson Stacey Moore says police were called after a large group of students rushed out of the school and one student claimed that a gun was involved in […]

Illini women fall to #25 Florida State 67-58

CHAMPAIGN — The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team lost 67-58 to No. 25 Florida State Thursday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Cold shooting, turnovers and bench scoring hurt Illinois throughout. Head coach Nancy Fahey says the team was competitive until the Lady Seminoles turned up the defensive pressure. “We did a great job on […]

MLB owners are looking for the ‘status quo’ in the lockout of players

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball owners have locked out their players, after the collective bargaining agreement between the two sides expired on Wednesday night. The lockout means that no new contracts can be signed and that players cannot access team facilities, among other things. Illinois Newsroom’s Brian Moline talked about MLB’s labor situation with […]

217 Today: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 Today’s headlines: The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday reported the highest number of new positive COVID tests since December first of last year. High vaccination rates and strategic testing have been the University of Illinois’ answers to staying safe as the end of the COVID-19 pandemic remains out of […]