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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. 

 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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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.

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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.

In this June 13, 2012, photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population.
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UI Prof Improves Upon Asian Carp Research

U of I Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Professor Cory Suski's latest research involves juvenile Asian carp.  Like the adults, he says high concentrations of carbon dioxide will make the eight-day old fish also feel 'woozy' and swim away.

Illini football coach Bill Cubit walks the sidelines during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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Illini Football Coach Cubit Signed To 2-Year Extension

The former Illini offensive coordinator, who took over after Tim Beckman's dismissal, will receive $1.2 million a year.  Interim athletic director Paul Kowalczyk said the move "will allow Bill to make decisions regarding the program as the head coach without the interim title, and lead the Fighting Illini into Saturday's game without speculation."