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Missing ISU graduate student Jelani Day drowned: coroner

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared before being found dead died from drowning, a coroner said Monday. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did...

Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102

Oct. 13, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor and historian Timuel Black has died at the age of 102. Black died Wednesday, his widow told the Chicago Sun-Times and WLS-TV. Details of his death were not immediately available. ...

Today in History

Oct. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2021. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1985, the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (ah-KEE’-leh...

Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery

Sep. 22, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. The civil rights leader and his wife, Jacqueline, were...

A youth-driven Met fashion exhibit, for a changing world

Sep. 13, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “How do you define American fashion?” It was three years ago, and Andrew Bolton, the longtime curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was pondering that question. He knew he was going to do a major exhibit on American...

Jesse Jackson's wife headed home from hospital after COVID

Sep. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s wife will be released from a Chicago hospital where she has been treated for COVID-19, her family said in a statement Friday. A statement from Jonathan Jackson, one of the couple’s five children, did not specify when his...

Today in History

Aug. 31, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2021. There are 122 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 31, 1980, Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in...

Jesse Jackson's wife out of ICU, still on oxygen for COVID

Aug. 30, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson's wife has been moved from intensive care back into a regular room at the Chicago hospital where she's being treated for COVID-19, her family said in a statement Monday. Jonathan Jackson, one of the couple’s five children, said in...

Jesse Jackson moves to rehab hospital, wife in ICU for COVID

Aug. 27, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been transferred to a hospital focused on physical rehabilitation after receiving treatment for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection while his wife, Jacqueline, has been moved to an intensive care unit, according to a family statement released Friday. ...

Jesse Jackson: Doing 'fairly well' in hospital for COVID

Aug. 24, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Tuesday that he’s feeling "fairly well" and receiving great care at a Chicago hospital after a breakthrough COVID-19 infection. He spoke briefly by phone with The Associated Press from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where...