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 In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, right, speaks about first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks on at left
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News Local/State
December 01, 2015

Chicago Police Superintendent McCarthy Fired

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has been fired after widespread criticism for his handling of a high-profile shooting of a black teenager that led to white officer being charged with first degree murder.  Protesters have been calling for McCarthy's dismissal.

Jacob Morrissey mugshot.
News Local/State
December 01, 2015

Standoff In Rantoul Ends In Apparent Suicide

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jacob K. Morrissey, 26, Mahomet, was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.  A report from the Champaign County Sheriff says Morrissey appears to have shot himself while in the attic of a Rantoul home late Monday night. 

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News Local/State
November 30, 2015

UIC Suspect Arrested In University of Chicago Threat

The University of Illinois at Chicago says a student living off campus, 21-year old Jabari R. Dean, is in custody related to a threat at the University of Chicago Monday. It led to the school canceling all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus.  Dean is charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

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