WIQI News Archives for 2019-10

Watseka Police Department News 10/31/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 200 block of N Fourth at 10:10 A.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 11:54 A.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 1000 block of E Walnut at 1:07 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Jessica M Hart, 36 Ashkum in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 2:00 P.M. on 10-29-19. Hart was charged with retail theft. Hart posted bond and was released.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 200 block of S Second at 5:19 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of E Ash at 5:33 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of E Hickory at 5:39 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of W Walnut at 6:59 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 7:40 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 10:01

P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of S Belmont at 11:10 P.M. on 10-29-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 700 block of E Walnut at 6:00 A.M. on 10-30-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of S Yount at 11:36 A.M. on 10-30-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1000 block of E Grant at 12:48 P.M. on 10-3c19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a possible DUI on Rt 1 at 6:33 P.M. on

10-30-19.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/29/19

 

Watseka Police responded to a disabled vehicle in the 800 block of W Walnut at 7:05 A.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of E Cherry at 9:52 A.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 100 block of W cherry at 10:06 A.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of W Locust at 10:53 A.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 800 block of N Virginia at 12:18

P.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 700 block of W Walnut at 3:01 P.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police cited Erika Orcutt, 33 Woodland at 3:38 P.M. on 10-24-19. Orcutt was cited for driving while license suspended. Orcutt posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of N Market at 3:44

P.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 600 block of E Locust at 4:26 P.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 100 block of W Cherry at 4:30 P.M. on 10-24-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of W Walnut at 4:46 P.M. on 10-24-19. The driver was given a warning for a tinted license plate cover.

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Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 5:18 P.M. on 10-24-19. According to Police reports a vehicle driven by Corbin L Poole, 20 Battle Ground IN was traveling Westbound on Walnut when he struck a vehicle that had stopped in traffic driven by Russella J Foster, 61 Paxton. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of W Oak at 5:49 P.M. on 10-24-19. The driver was given a warning for faulty taillights.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1400 block of W Walnut at 7:41 A.M. on 10-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of E Creekside Ct at 9:10 A.M. on 10-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of E Locust at 10:59 A.M. on 10-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver on Rt 1 at 3:26 P.M. on

10-25-19.

Watseka Police arrested Cheryl Suchoski, 57 Watseka in the 200 block of E Hickory at 4:40 P.M. on 10-25-19, on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with a writ of body attachment. Suchoski was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of E Locust at 4:46 P.M. on 10-25-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of W Walnut at 11:37 P.M. on 10-25-19. The driver was given a warning for speeding.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of E Walnut at 12:41

A.M. on 10-26-19. The driver was given a warning for driving without headlights.

Watseka Police investigated a possible DUI in the 400 block of W Walnut at 8:37 A.M. on 10-26-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of N Sixth at 9:50 A.M. on 10-26-19.

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Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 500 block of S Third at 6:22 P.M. on 10-26-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of E Walnut at 6:43 P.M. on 10-26-19.

Watseka Police responded to a battery in the 200 block of S Yount Ave at 7:53

P.M. on 10-26-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary attempt in the 500 block of N Second at 3:30 A.M. on 10-27-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a civil disturbance in the 800 block of N Virginia at 12:46 P.M. on 10-27-19.

Watseka Police arrested Tamie R Burnside, 39 Hoopeston in the 400 block of S Cips St at 2:42 P.M. on 10-27-19. Burnside was wanted on a Vermitlion County warrant charging her with failure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended. Once at the Iroquois County jail what is believed to be heroin was found on her person, along with a pipe. Burnside was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Burnside is being held at the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of E Ash at 2:44 P.M. on 10-27-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 600 block of E Locust at 6:38 P.M. on 10-27-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of E Fairman at 2:02 A.M. on 10-28-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of E Hickory at 11:14 A.M. on 10-28-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a threat in the 400 block of N Fifth at 4:35 P.M. on 10-28-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a two vehicle accident in the 100 block of W Walnut at 5:15 P.M. on 10-28-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Jesus C Villagomez, 32 Watseka was driving through the parking lot and

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misjudged the distance between the loading dock and a parked vehicle.

Villagomez then struck the vehicle belonging to Terri L Anderson, Kentland IN. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Third at 6:22 P.M. on 10-28-19.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver in the 1000 block of E Walnut at 6:59 P.M. on 10-28-19.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/25/19

On October 24th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Mickey D. Loniello, age 43, of Woodland,

According to police reports, Loniello was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with Theft over $500. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On October 24th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Cherrica E. Hamby, age 31, of Hoopeston. According to police reports, Hamby was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a Forgery. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On October 24th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Austin M, Rhodes, age 22, of Danforth.

According to police reports, Rhodes was charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Violation of the

Sex Offender Registration Act. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 24th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Roger G, Thompson, age 38t of Milford.

According to police reports, Thompson was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with Theft under $500. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 24th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nechole M. Fisk, age 28, of Milford. According to police reports, Fisk was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with Theft under $500. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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No Shave November

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (October 24, 2019 11:05am)

 

Each year the Newton County Sheriff’s Office participates in NO SHAVE NOVEMBER by allowing Deputies and staff a break from the grooming standards.  Participants make a $25 donation which has gone to the Crisis Center and Kids Hope in the past.  This year we will divide the donations between the two school corporations to be used for student’s lunch accounts/past due accounts.

 

We encourage the community’s involvement.  If you would like to make a direct donation (any amount) you can do so by sending a check to your school choice as indicated below.  Please write LUNCH ACCOUNTS TEAM NCSO on the memo line.

 

Please help us to lend a hand to students and our future leaders.

 

North Newton School Corporation                                           South Newton School Corporation

P.O. Box 8                                                                                           13102 S 50 E

Morocco, IN 47963                                                                          Kentland, IN 47951

Attn: K. Zackfia                                                                                  Attn: A. Bevis

 

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Watseka Police Department News 10/24/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 500 block of S Tenth at 9:21 A.M. on 10-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 100 block of E Washington at 1:14 P.M. on 10-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of S Belmont at 4:00 P.M. on 10-22-19.

 

 
 


Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 400 block of N Second at 12:50 A.M. on 10-23-19.

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 300 block of N Kay at 8:41 A.M. on 10-23-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Christina

M Fassoth, 48 Watseka struck a vehicle that was stopped for traffic driven by Jacob R Barlow, 32 Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of W Walnut at 1:21 P.M. on 10-23-19.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver in the 600 block of N Virginia at 2:28 P.M. on 10-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal parking in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:06 P.M. on 10-23-19.

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department in the 500 block of E Oak at 7:11 P.M. on 10-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of E Fairman at 11:31 P.M. on 10-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of W Walnut at 3:49 A.M. on 10-24-19.

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New Area Code 447

The Illinois Commerce Commission has announced a new area code is coming to central Illinois. The new 447 area code will “overlay” the existing 217 area code to address the depletion of prefixes available for assignment within the region. The first prefix in the new area code will not be introduced until after March 29, 2021.


The 217 area code covers 36 counties in Illinois and includes communities such as Springfield, Champaign, Urbana, Decatur, Danville, Quincy, and Rantoul. The 217 area code is one of the original, eighty-six area codes in the United States, assigned by Bell Laboratories in 1947. It has not undergone any substantive changes to its boundaries nor its dialing patterns since 1951.
 
447 Area Code, 18 Years in the Making
NeuStar (now Somos) under contract by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to administer the nation’s telephone numbering resources, originally filed a petition on behalf of the Illinois Telecommunications Industry seeking a new area code for 217 in June of 2001. On March 6, 2007, in Docket No. 01-0656, the ICC approved the addition of area code 447, to be deployed in the geographic area now served by area code 217. The Commission sought to delay implementation for as long as possible. Ongoing conservation efforts have forestalled the need for the new 447 area code until now.


While many individual 217 telephone numbers remain unassigned, an area code is deemed to be “exhausted” when the last available prefix has been assigned.  While 447 telephone numbers will begin to appear in 2021, there will continue to be an ongoing supply of available 217 telephone numbers in most areas.
 
What Consumers Can Expect Upon Implementation
Current phone customers will retain the original area code. New telephone customers for local phone service, cellular, paging services, and alarms, assigned in the same area may receive telephone numbers in the new overlay area code.


The FCC requires all calls made in the overlay area to be completed by dialing the full, 10-digit number (area code + seven-digit number).  This includes calls currently dialed with seven digits in the existing area code. This requirement does not affect the cost of the call. A local call will remain a local call, and a toll call will remain a toll call, regardless of the number of digits that are dialed to complete it.


Prior to the assignment of numbers in the new area code, customers in the 217 area code will have a six-month period time, between August 29, 2020 and February 27, 2021, to adjust to dialing the additional digits to complete their calls, prior to it becoming mandatory. During this period, consumers are encouraged to update their contact lists and auto dialers to include the 10-digit number. After February 27, 2021, all calls must be dialed with the Area Code + Telephone number.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/22/19

Arrests:


On October 18th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Will County with Dillian Boudreau, age 23, of Peotone. According to police reports, Boudreau was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with burglary. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.
Accidents:


On October 17th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of W. Third and N, Main in Clifton. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Stacie J, Piatt-Vaughn was stopped at the marked intersection on W. Third St. A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old juvenile was approaching the same intersection and failed to notice Piatt-Vaughn stopped at the intersection. The juvenile struck the rear of Piatt_Vaughn's vehicle causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.


On October 19th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in the 600 block of S. Crescent in Gilman. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Keenen Sylvester, age 24, of Gilman was executing a left turn out of the Dollar General parking lot. Sylvester failed to notice a north bound vehicle driven by Daniel E. Tincher, age 56, of Watseka. Sylvester struck Tincher on the drivers side causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

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ISP Arrests

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Ivan Nunez,
20, of Northlake for DUI Drugs; Darion M. Jones, 21, of Savoy for DUI Drugs; Howard L.
Offord III, 23, of Glenwood for Possession of Cannabis more than 100 grams but less
than 500 grams; and Robert L. Dodd III, 29, of Manteno for DUI Alcohol.


On October 18, 2019 at approximately 10:56 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of
speed on I-57 southbound at milepost 322. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke
with the driver, Ivan Nunez. Nunez showed signs of drug impairment. A subsequent
search of the vehicle revealed cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and psilocybin
mushrooms. Nunez was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County
Jail for processing. Nunez was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and
Possession of a Controlled Substance. Nunez was also issued citations for speeding,
possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis less than 10 grams.


On October 20, 2019 at approximately 9:43 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol
in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway at a
high rate of speed on I-57 southbound at milepost 321. The trooper stopped the vehicle
and spoke with the driver, Darion Jones. Jones showed signs of drug impairment. A
subsequent search of the vehicle revealed cannabis and Alprazolam pills. Jones was
placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Jones
was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of a Controlled
Substance, and Possession of Cannabis more than 10 grams but less than 30 grams.
Jones was also issued citations for speeding and improper lane usage.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/22/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 400 block of E Walnut at 8:43 A.M. on 10-18-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of E Ash at 2:29 P.M. on 10-18-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 4:13 P.M. on 10-18-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 100 block of E Creekside Ct at 4:52 P.M. on 10-18-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of E Cherry at 5:39 P.M. on 10-18-19. The driver was given a warning for a registration violation.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 600 block of E Grant at 7:31 P.M. on 10-18-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 400 block of W Walnut at 8:30 P.M. on 10-18-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of E Walnut at 12:51

A.M. on 10-19-19. The driver was given a warning for speeding.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug activity in the 200 block of W Walnut at 11:25 A.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's department with an activated alarm in the 1800 block of US 24 at 11:30 A.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of N Fifth at 12:19 P.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 12:25 P.M. on 10-19-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Marietta L Gellinger, 89 Crescent City was backing from a parking spot when it struck a vehicle driven by Dawn E Garner, 58 Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

 

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of N Sixth at 5:24

P.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of E Cherry at 8:37

P.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 9:10 P.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of S Fifth at 9:21 P.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of underage drinking in the 400 block of N Second at 10:49 P.M. on 10-19-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of E Walnut at 1:06 A.M. on 10-20-19. The driver was given a warning for failure to dim headlights.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:02 A.M. on 10-20-19. The driver was given a warning for speeding.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 12:00 P.M. on 10-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a violation of an order of protection in the 300 block of w Walnut at 3:41 P.M. on 10-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 400 block of N Third at 4:52

P.M. on 10-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 600 block of N Clarence Ave at 8:24 A.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of E Ash at 9:33 A.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of N Second at 11:37 A.M. on 10-21-19

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Watseka Police responded to a report of a found license plate in the 200 block of N Fifth at 11:42 A.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of improper parking in the 500 block of E Porter Ave at 3:05 P.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of E Elm at 3:43 P.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a violation of order of protection in the 300 block of W Walnut at 4:24 P.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of improper parking in the 400 block of N Fifth at 8:28 P.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of E Elm at 9:26 P.M. on 10-21-19. The driver was warned for having a headlight out.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of W  Victory at 9:36 P.M. on 10-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of W Victory at 10:16 P.M. on 10-21-19

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Fatal Crash in Kankakee County

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT
The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police
District 21
WHAT: Double Fatal, Pickup vs. Semi
WHERE: Route 45/52 @ 8500S (Kankakee County)
WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:01 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit One: 2002 Dodge Dakota
Unit Two: 2013 Volvo Truck Tractor-Semi Trailer
DRIVER: Unit One: Clifford J. Moczynski, 34, Kankakee (Deceased)
Unit Two: Timothy L. Glaze, 57, Kankakee
PASSENGER: Unit One: Cynthia Slavin, 60, Kankakee (Deceased)
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the Dodge was traveling
westbound on 8000S. The Semi was traveling northbound on Route
45/52. The Dodge failed to yield at the stop intersection and collided with
Semi. The driver and passenger of the Dodge were pronounced
deceased on scene by the Kankakee County Coroner. The driver of the
semi was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

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Watseka Police Department News 10-18-19

Watseka Police news release 10-18-19

 

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of N Fifth at 6:49

A.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of N Fourth at 7:36 A.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 600 block of S Third at 10:54 A.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 11:46 A.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of E Oak at 4:09 P.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of W Walnut at 5:29 P.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Samantha A McCain, 31 Watseka in the 400 block of E Walnut at 5:41 P.M. on 10-16-19. McCain was charged with battery and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of S Fifth at 7:25 P.M. on 10-16-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of E Walnut at 8:30 P.M. on 10-16-19. The driver was given a warning for driving without headlights when required.

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 100 block of E Oak at 2:01 A.M. on 10-17-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Britnay R Sell, 31 Watseka at 6:48 A.M. on 10-17-19. Sell was charged with 5 counts of forgery. Sell was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 400 block of E Walnut at 8:32 A.M. on 10-17-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of residential burglary in the 200 block of E Sheridan at 10:16 A.M. on 10-17-19.

 

Watseka Police cited Cheyenne T Malak, 21 Watseka at 3:12 P.M. in the 400 block of N Fourth on 10-17-19 for passing a school bus loading/unloading. Malak posted bond and was released.

 

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 500 block of E Walnut at 5:14 P.M. on 10-17-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of S Second at 5:45 P.M. on 10-17-19.

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver on W Lafayette St at 8:06 P.M. on 10-17-19.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/14/19

Watseka Police news release

10-14-19  

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 400 block of N Market at 9:36 A.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 1000 block of W Newell at 9:37 A.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 700 block of W Walnut at 10:20 A.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the 300 block of W Walnut at 11:38 A.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 1000 block of W Newell at 11:45 A.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of order of protection in the 400 block of N Fifth at 11:49 A.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 1100 of E Walnut at 4:35 P.M. on 10-09-19. According to Police reports a vehicle driven by Jamie Farl, 34 Rankin stopped at a stop sign and then pulled into oncoming traffic, striking a vehicle driven by Delsie G Lease, 69 Watseka. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. Farl was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Riverside ambulance was called to the scene for minor injuries.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 400 block of N Market at 4:44 P.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 400 block of N Fifth at 4:46 P.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of N Third at 8:11 P.M. on 10-09-19. The driver was given a warning for improper lighting.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of E Walnut at 9:29 P.M. on 10-09-19.

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Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 400 block of N Fifth at 11:51 P.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 open line in the 500 block of S Fourth at 11:55 P.M. on 10-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 9:02 A.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 9:24 A.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of N Second at 12:15 P.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 2:14 P.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police arrested Damien T Powell, 23 Watseka in the 300 block of E Walnut at 2:53 P.M. on 10-10-19. Powell was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with criminal damage and trespass to motor vehicle. After arresting Powell, Police located 17 cannabis sativa plants on his person, along with a pill. Powell was then charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis sativa plants. Powell was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated a single vehicle accident in the 1700 block of E

Walnut at 2:57 P.M. on 10-10-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Debra L Herscher, 61 Gilman was backing from a parking space and struck a concrete pillar. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 500 block of Martin Ave at 3:04 P.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police arrested Crystal D Hull, 40 Chebanse in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 3:31 P.M. on 10-10-19. Hull was charged with retail theft and posted bond and was released.

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Watseka Police arrested Randell L Johnson, 18 Watseka in the 400 block of E Walnut at 4:51 P.M. on 10-10-19. Johnson was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with criminal trespass and damage to a motor vehicle. Johnson was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:42 P.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 200 block of Yount Ave at 7:51

P.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the 700 block of E Sycamore at 10:29 P.M. on 10-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 1000 block of W Newell at 1:52 A.M. on 10-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 1:47 P.M. on 10-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Market at 1:57

P.M. on 10-11-19.

Watseka Police arrested Jack E Hurd, 62 Goodland, IN in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 3:16 P.M. on 10-11-19 for public indecency. Hurd was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police assisted DCFS jn the 1000 block of W Newell at 4:13 P.M. on 10-

11-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of W Lafayette at 8:07

P.M. on 10-11-19. The driver was given a warning for no taillights.

Watseka Police arrested Jack E Hurd, 62 Goodland, IN in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 9:14 P.M. on 10-11-19 for aggravated assault. Hurd was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 3:36 A.M. on 10-12-19. The driver was given a warning for no taillights.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of E Cherry at 4:12 A.M. on 10-12-19. The driver was given a warning for one headlight.

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Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of E Cherry at 7:20 P.M. on 10-12-19. The driver was given a warning for a stop sign violation.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 700 block of E Sycamore at 3:02 A.M. on 10-13-19.

Watseka Police cited KateLynn M Frye, 25 Watseka in the 400 block of E Walnut at 3:57 A.M. on 10-13-19. Frye was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Frye posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of E Walnut at 4:49 P.M. on 10-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 900 block of N Chicago at 8:37 P.M. on 10-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 open line in the 300 block of E Mulberry at 10:44 P.M. on 10-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 open line in the 300 block of E Mulberry at 11:03 P.M. on 10-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 700 block of W Walnut at 3:53 A.M. on 10-14-19.

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Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group

Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group agents seized 233 cannabis sativa plants at a rural Watseka home on Monday.

 

Richard D. Davis, of rural Watseka, was arrested and charged by the Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office with unlawful production of cannabis sativa plants.

 

The plants were part of an indoor cannabis grow operation with a street value of $230,000, according to KAMEG Director Christopher Koerner.

 

KAMEG agents with assistance from the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant for 2029 East 2300N Road.

 

Three firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia was also seized.

 

The 53-year-old Davis was released from Iroquois County Jail after paying the required bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/9/19

Watseka Police news release 10/09/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 9:51 A.M. on 10-07-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of W Walnut at 10:02 A.M. on 10-07-19.


Watseka Police responded to an ordinance violation in the 300 block of N Eighth at 10:45 A.M. on 10-07-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 400 block of N Veteran's parkway at 2:24 P.M. on 10-07-19.


Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Fifth at 6:40 P.M. on 10-07-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 100 block of N Second at 8:34 P.M. on 10-07-19.


Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 6:36 A.M. on 10-08-19.


Watseka Police assisted DCFS in the 600 block of S Third at 2:08 P.M. on 10-08-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of threats being made in the 400 block of N Fifth at 2:10 P.M. on 10-08-19. 

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 300 block of W Victory at 4:22 P.M. on 10-08-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 200 block of W Hickory at 6:28 P.M. on 10-08-19.

 

Watseka Police investigated a reckless driver in the 200 block of E Walnut at 7:55

P.M. on 10-08-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of W Walnut at 8:32 P.M. on 10-08-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Angela L Morgan, 34 Watseka in the 200 block of N Kay at 8:33 P.M. on 10-08-19. Morgan was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with contempt. Morgan was transported to the Iroquois County jail.


Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of W Walnut at 4:12 P.M. on 10-08-19.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/7/19

On October 2nd, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Jimmy D. Holmes, age 46, of Danville. According to police reports, Holmes was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with driving while license revoked. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On October 3rd, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael P- Lovell, age 49, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Lovell was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear for violation of an order of protection. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On October 3rd, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Stephanie S, Stebbinst age 44, of Milford.


According to police reports, Stebbins was charged with driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol, aggravated fleeing and eluding, speeding and resisting arrest. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On October 3rd, 2019 Milford Police arrested Ricky E. Condon, age 42, of Gilman. According to police reports, Condon was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,

 

On October 4th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Dustin M. Behrends, age 22, of Cabery. According to police reports, Behrends was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass to property. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On October 4th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Donte A. Jefferies, age 19, of Martinton, According to police reports, Jefferies was charged with criminal trespass to state supported land. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On October 4th, 2019 Sheldon Police arrested Danielle M. Weinert, age 34 of Crescent City. According to police reports, Weinert was charged with driving while license suspended. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released,

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Illinois State Police District 21 Arrests 10/02/19

ISP Arrest


Arrest
ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Michael F.
Dolan, 53, of New Lenox for DUI; Kenneth J. Blazek, 83, of Hickory Hills for Aggravated
Battery to a Peace Officer; and Gerardo D. Zavala, 36, of Kankakee for DUI Drugs.


On September 28, 2019 at approximately 6:22 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the
roadway on I-57 northbound at milepost 312. The trooper stopped the vehicle and
spoke with the driver, Michael Dolan. Dolan showed signs of alcohol impairment.
Dolan was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for
processing. Dolan was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued
a citation for improper lane usage.


On September 29, 2019 at approximately 12:25 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was
investigating a crash on Route 50 at 6000N Road in Kankakee County. While
investigating the crash, another vehicle approached the scene traveling northbound on
Route 50. The vehicle drove around the barricades and signs stating that the road was
closed. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle and explain to the driver, Kenneth
Blazek, that the roadway was closed. Blazek continued to drive his vehicle northbound.
The trooper attempted to get out of the way, but was struck by the vehicle. The trooper
did not sustain any injuries from being struck. Blazek drove another 10 yard before
stopping. Once stopped, the trooper placed Blazek under arrest. Blazek was
transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing. Blazek was charged with
Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer and Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer.
Blazek was also issued a citation for disobeying a police officer. 

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OSF HealthCare and Health Alliance join forces

(Champaign, Ill. | Oct. 1, 2019) — OSF HealthCare and Health Alliance are entering a unique partnership to offer new Medicare Advantage health plans for Medicare beneficiaries in 17 central and northern Illinois counties. These plans are designed to further elevate health care and coverage, while serving the specific needs of patients throughout the state.

 

These OSF MedAdvantage plans will offer benefits such as free virtual visits, wellness benefits and no- or low-cost medications. The benefits are intended to serve the whole person, and also include dental, hearing and vision.

 

“To best serve Health Alliance communities, we continually evaluate partnerships and relationships with other organizations focused on the right care at the right time for patients. The partnership between OSF HealthCare and Health Alliance Medicare means our members will have even more options for receiving trusted care from the doctors and care teams they know,” said Jana Perry, Health Alliance vice president of Strategy and Marketing.

 

As Health Alliance grows, it remains committed to providing consumer-focused and integrated care by ensuring alignment with best practice. Affiliation with a provider-led health plan gives patients a simpler, more coordinated health care experience.

 

“The elevated arrangement between OSF HealthCare and Health Alliance Medicare is good for patients and their families, and good for both organizations,” said Bob Sehring, CEO, OSF HealthCare. “The 142 years of experience at OSF HealthCare fits well with the coverage expertise of member-focused Health Alliance. Together we will keep our communities healthy.”

 

The new partnership impacts 2020 coverage options for Medicare beneficiaries in Boone, Bureau, De Witt, Henderson, Henry, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, McLean, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Winnebago and Woodford counties. Medicare beneficiaries in these counties will be eligible to sign up for one of four new Medicare Advantage health plans through OSF MedAdvantage beginning October 15, 2019.

 

Medicare beneficiaries who wish to learn more about new coverage options may attend a free learning event at the location of their choosing. Numerous events will be held across impacted communities throughout October, November, and December. A complete schedule of free learning events, along with plan details is available now at OSFMedAdvantage.org.

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College Changes Everything Month

OCTOBER IS COLLEGE CHANGES EVERYTHING MONTH® IN ILLINOIS


ISAC and Statewide Partners to Offer Free Support Throughout the Fall to Students and Families Navigating the College Application and Financial Aid Process

 

CHICAGO – Students and families are encouraged to take full advantage of the free financial aid and postsecondary planning resources available in their communities as part of College Changes Everything® (CCE) Month this October.  Launched by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) four years ago to support students and families who are completing their college applications and financial aid forms at the same time, ISAC is extending support for the CCE campaign to provide, with its partners, free workshops and activities throughout the entire fall.

 

“The fall is a busy and stressful time for students and families as they embark on a new school year, explore options for education and training after high school, and navigate the financial aid process all at once,” said Eric Zarnikow, executive director of ISAC. “What many families might not know is that there is free, expert support available throughout the state from high schools, ISAC, and community partners to help students make more informed postsecondary choices and access the financial aid for which they might be eligible. Whether a student is considering vocational training or is interested in a two or a four-year degree, there is free assistance available to help them.”

 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the form that determines eligibility for federal and some state and institutional financial aid, becomes available on October 1st for the 2020-21 school year. Because some state aid, such as the Monetary Award Program (MAP grant) is awarded on a first come, first-served basis, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to have the opportunity to receive all the financial aid for which they might be eligible.

 

Between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, CCE activities will include free FAFSA completion and college application workshops, where students and families can fill out college applications and/or complete their FAFSAs right then and there, with direct assistance from college and financial aid experts. Almost 300 high schools in 215 towns and cities in Illinois have scheduled a college application and/or FAFSA Completion Workshop this fall, with more being scheduled every week. Students and parents can check directly with their high schools for events within their own school. Workshops will also be offered at public locations throughout Illinois, supported by the college and financial aid experts at ISAC and their partners.  Visit studentportal/isac.org/events to search by zip code for a free public event near you.

 

Those planning to attend a FAFSA Completion Workshop can check out this handy list of what to bring to the event https://studentportal.isac.org/student-resources/Bring-to-FAFSA-Completion.pdf.

Many statewide workshops are hosted or supported by the ISACorps, recent college graduates who are extensively trained to serve as near peer mentors to high school students navigating the college and financial aid process. The ISACorps also provide free one-on-one assistance to students and families. To find your local ISACorps member, visit studentportal.isac.org/isacorps.

 

Additionally, ISAC will be hosting and providing answers to college-going and financial aid questions during Facebook Live (@ILStudentAssistance) events every Wednesday from Sept. 11 - Oct. 9 and every Thursday from Oct. 3 - Nov. 21 from 7-7:30 pm CST. Personalized assistance is also available through ISAC College Q&A (isac.org/collegeqa), a free text messaging service where students can get answers to their college and financial aid questions sent directly to their phones. The award-winning ISAC Student Portal (isac.org/studentportal) offers free online tools and resources for students, as well as short videos about college and financial aid. ISAC also offers assistance through the agency’s call center, 1-800-899-4722 (ISAC), and its Online Chat service.

 

ISAC supports high schools and counselors who would like to participate in CCE fall activities with a downloadable toolkit, materials and event support. Find out more at collegechangeseverything.org/ccemonth.

 

About ISAC
The mission of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is to help make college accessible and affordable for students throughout Illinois. ISAC provides comprehensive, objective, and timely information on education and financial aid for students and their families—giving them access to the tools they need to make the educational choices that are right for them. Then, through the state scholarship and grant programs ISAC administers, ISAC can help students make those choices a reality. Find us at isac.org and follow us on Facebook @ILStudentAssistance, Twitter and on Instagram @ISACfinaid.

 

About College Changes Everything
College Changes Everything® (CCE) is a college access movement that recognizes that college can be a life changing experience not only for students, but also for families and communities. In Illinois and across the nation, those who obtain education beyond high school not only see a significant impact on their potential career prospects and future salary, but also change levels of poverty, life expectancy, crime and obesity rates in their communities. CCE is an essential part of helping Illinois reach its goal of increasing the proportion of adults in the state with high quality degrees or credentials to 60% by 2025. Find out more and join the conversation at collegechangeseverything.org.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/1/19

On September 27th, 2019 Iroqious County Sheriff's Police arrested Dale T. Mullins, age 38, of Ashkum. According to police reports, Dale was arrested for Aggrevated Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.  

 

On September 29th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Travis H. Creveling, age 27, of Buckley. According to poilice reports, Travis was arrested for Fleeing and driving while license revoked. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On September 30th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Savannah Bell, age 19, of Kankakee. According to police reports, Savannah was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant, charging her with contempt of court. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 30th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Juan Perez, age 22, of Gilman. According to police reports, Juan was arrested for Theft between $10,000-$100,000. Juan was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

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