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Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

Champaign County Sheriff puts restrictions on demonstrations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that citizens will no longer be allowed to protest inside of the Champaign County Courthouse or the Sheriff's Office.According to a press release from the office, the decision was made "in order to maintain integrity, order and decorum a...

10 hour Rantoul hostage standoff ends in suicide

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 2, 2015

According to the Champaign County Sheriff’s website, a standoff in Rantoul “ended via suicide” at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.Police had been searching for Jacob K. Morrissey since Sunday when he allegedly shot his way into a home on Chateau Drive in St. Joseph around 1:30 a.m. and fired a 12-ga...

Champaign County Jail offers digital visitation

By Brittney Nadler

March 13, 2014

Champaign County Jail inmates will now communicate with friends and family through a video screen as the county discontinues the practice of in-person visitations. Following suit with jails in neighboring counties, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office began using a virtual visitation system in mid-Feb...