FBI offers $10K for information in ISU grad student’s death

BLOOMINGTON — The FBI is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information on the final hours of an Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river. Twenty-five-year-old Jelani Day was reported missing on Aug. 25. His body was found in the Illinois River about 60 […]

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 […]

The Capitol Will Face Its Biggest Security Test Since Jan. 6 On Saturday

WASHINGTON — With a far-right rally planned for Washington, D.C., on Saturday, the Capitol will face its first large-scale security test since the Jan. 6 attack on the seat of American democracy. Much has changed since the deadly insurrection attempt by supporters of former President Donald Trump: Three new officials oversee Capitol security, Congress has […]

Pritzker Activates National Guard As FBI Warns Of State Capitol Protests

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard amid FBI warnings of potential armed protests at the 50 U.S. state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Crews could also be seen Friday placing plywood over the windows of the Illinois State Capitol building in […]