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December 02, 2015

Inmate Dies At Satellite Jail, Foul Play Not Suspected

Champaign County Sheriff's Dan Walsh says Toya Frazier 45, of Savoy, was found not breathing in her cell early Tuesday evening, and later pronounced dead at Carle Hospital.  Sheriff Dan Walsh believes that a medical issue is the likely cause, but Illinois State Police will investigate the matter.  A preliminary autopsy didn't reveal a cause of death.

 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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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.

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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