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Long Story Short — Sept. 24, 2021

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On this week's episode, reporters Sierra Henry and Kelsey Watznauer discuss the missing-person case turned death investigation of Jelani Day, an Illinois State University student who was missing for a month before authorities identified him as the person who was pulled from the Illinois River earlier this month. They also talk homecoming week, the future of retail and history on the move. For more on any of the stories mentioned, visit, or to get the full scoop. Subscribe to Long Story Short for free at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. To read more, head on over to any of our three websites:, and where you can check out subscription information and consider supporting local journalism. Music by Podington Bear.


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