On August 1st, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael J. Birch, age 43, of Stookland. According to police reports, Birch was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and speeding, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.
On August 1st, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1500 E. near 1150 N, According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Sean C. Graham, age 30, of Taylorville IL, was exiting a private drive in Woodworth when he became distracted by an insect flying around inside the vehicle. Graham's vehicle crossed 1500 E. and struck a mailbox on the east side of the roadway. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.