Here is a synopsis, provided by the Champaign County sheriff's office, of the events that began Sunday in St. Joseph and ended early Tuesday with an apparent suicide of Jacob Morrissey.
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Champaign County state's attorney Julia Rietz on Tuesday issued this description of a stalking case to which Jacob Morrissey pleaded guilty in September:
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Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jacob K. Morrissey, 26, Mahomet, was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at a residence at the 1200 block of East Clark Street.
Sangamon Valley firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a report of a working fire at Flowers Etc. in Fisher.
Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Coile said firefighters were called just after 2 a.m. to the two-story house at 208 W. Wabash St., which was fully engulfed in flames.
"They had lit a fire on the steps going up to the second floor, which is what they've done every time."
"I think the entire university leadership just looks dysfunctional."
Come Dec. 31, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti will present legislators with a package of proposals aimed at saving money by consolidating local government and reducing unfunded mandates.
A half century after completing a magazine piece that had frustrated and disappointed him, Gay Talese was honored at the 21 Club for his landmark Esquire story on Frank Sinatra.