Jelani "J.J." Day, 25, was last seen on Aug. 24 entering the Beyond/Hello dispensary in Bloomington. Authorities on Sept. 23 said his body was found in the Illinois River. 

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Among the attendees is the Rev. Jesse Jackson. This burial comes 10 days after the family held a funeral service at Danville High School to honor the Illinois State University grad student.

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Anyone with information on Jelani Day's death is asked to call 815-433-2161.

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Hallie Bezner, attorney for Day’s family, also told The Pantagraph: “I think that people read between the lines to try to have some conspiracy that doesn't exist."

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State law enforcement officials told The Pantagraph on Sunday that DNA backlogs did not slow down confirmation of the body found in the Illinois River last month as Jelani Day.

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Teachers at Danville High School saw great potential in Julani Day.

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During Jelani Day's celebration of life, his four siblings sing a tribute backs by a community choir. READ MORE HERE.

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Carmen Bolden Day says to work does not end with laying her son to rest. READ MORE HERE.

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“You’re not going to forget his name because I’m not going to let you,” Carmen Bolden Day said on Saturday. 

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Pantagraph journalists spent last week in Danville speaking to those who knew Day, and they described him as big-hearted, hard-working and on a path to success. 

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“He will never be forgotten, Dr. Jelani J.J. Day,” mother Carmen Bolden Day said at the event. "They're going to remember Jelani's name forever.”

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"Thank you for realizing Jelani was important, not just to us, he was important to everybody," his mother, Carmen Bolden Day, said. 

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BLOOMINGTON — A change.org petition asking for state and federal authorities to investigate the death of Illinois State University graduate st…

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The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office announced this afternoon a person of interest sought by Peru Police has been cleared by investigators and is not a suspect in the case.

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Bloomington police Officer John Fermon during a press conference discusses the search for Jelani Day, the Illinois State University student wh…

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Missing ISU student identified after body found near Peru. READ MORE HERE.

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A body found floating in the Illinois River in LaSalle County has been identified as that of missing Illinois State University graduate studen…

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Authorities on Thursday said a body discovered in a river nearly three weeks ago has been confirmed as a graduate student missing from Illinoi…

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Jelani Day, a 25-year-old graduate student at ISU, was last seen the morning of Aug. 24 walking into the Beyond / Hello in Bloomington, accord…

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"We always say here, see something, hear something, know something, say something. Someone out there has seen, heard or knows something."

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BLOOMINGTON — The president of Illinois State University during her annual address to the campus community spoke about a graduate student who …

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BLOOMINGTON — A GoFundMe page to raise money for finding a missing Illinois State University student has generated $12,503 as of Monday.

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BLOOMINGTON — The search for a missing Illinois State University graduate student has continued into its fourth week.

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Authorities are investigating after body was recovered Saturday morning from the Illinois River near LaSalle-Peru.

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"I want you to know, Jelani is not dead and we will find him," said his mother, speaking to a crowd of supporters on Friday night. 

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Carmen Bolden Day, mother of missing Illinois State University student Jelani Day, speaks at an event Friday night in support of the search for him.

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BLOOMINGTON — For Carmen Bolden Day, no amount of money is worth keeping if she can’t have her son back.

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Carmen Bolden Day, mother of Jelani Day, recounts the last phone call she had with her son prior to his disappearance. Several people gathered…

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BLOOMINGTON — Police, family and friends continue to search for Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day after he went missing la…

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BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington police said Friday that officers are continuing their search for Illinois State University graduate student Jelani J…

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Jelani J.J. Day was reported missing Wednesday by his family and an Illinois State University faculty member.