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.
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.
Jesse White, Illinois' longtime Secretary of State, was a student at Alabama State College (now Alabama State University) in Montogomery during the 1950s, and took part in the bus boycott combatting segregation on city buses.
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.
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.
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."