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 […]
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 […]
Criminal justice expert says the Jelani Day death investigation lacks evidence to warrant an FBI takeover
NORMAL – A law enforcement expert says it’s rare, but not unprecedented, for the FBI to take over a local investigation. That’s what the family of Jelani Day wants. The Illinois State University graduate student drowned in the Illinois River near Peru, authorities said. But it’s not clear how Day got in the water. It’s been […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the Capitol led to the death of five people. Some lawmakers and others worry that it was just the beginning of what’s to come.