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WIQI News Archives for 2022-08

Man arrested after allegedly pushing kids out of a moving vehicle

The Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested a a man who was witnessed pushing a 4 and 6 year-old out of a moving vehicle. 

According to police, on August 3, sheriffs deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Park St. in Gilman for a report that Jesse K. McGhee, 40 of Gilman was seen pushing children out of a moving vehicle. 

Police report one of the victims sustained injuries from the incident. 

Officers say McGhee fled the scene before they arrived, but after further investigation he was located and taken into custody.

McGhee was charged with two counts of domestic battery, two counts of reckless conduct, two counts of endangering the life of a child and violation of an order of protection after being served. 

 

McGhee was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and released. 

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police news 8/4/2022

On July 27 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Samuel Tutwiler, 21, of Harvey. According to police reports, Tutwiler was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Tutwiler was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On July 27 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Joshua Schroeder, 37, of Catlin. According to police reports, Schroeder was wanted on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant charging him with fraud. In addition. Schroeder was wanted on an outstanding fugitive from justice warrant from Louisiana. Schroeder was transported to the Iroquois County Jail to await extradition back to vermilion County and later to Louisiana.

 

On July 29 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Terrance Cunningham, 2, of Rantoul. According to police reports, Cunningham was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charity him with two counts of violations of an order of protection. Cunningham was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On July 30 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jason M. Stephens, 39, of Ambia, Indiana. According to police reports, Stephens was charged with speeding more than 28 mph over the limit, driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest. Stephens was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond.

 

On July 31 Nicholas J. Manning, 33, of Danville turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail. Manning was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for aggravated DUI. Manning also has two outstanding out of county warrants and remains in custody in lieu fo bond.

 

On Aug. 1 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Lauri J. Gregorash, 49, of Peotone. According to police reports, Gregorash was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a forgery charge. Gregorash was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond.

 

 

On July 30 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single-vehicle accident that occurred on County Road 1700 North approximately two tenths of a mile east of County Road 850 East. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Kamari A. Sanders, 23, of Chicago, was eastbound on 1700 North. Sanders stated that he swerved to avoid a westbound vehicle and struck the guardrail of the bridge and then crossed over the road and entered the north ditch, striking a road sign. There was more than $1,500 in damage to the vehicle. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported.

 

On July 30 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single-vehicle accident on County Road 200 North just west of County Road 200 East. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Keanan A. Crabb, 22, of Loda, was eastbound on 200 North and failed to reduce speed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle then crossed the westbound lane and entered the north ditch striking a drain and caused more than $1,500 in damage to the vehicle. Airbags were deployed. Third party witnesses observed Crabb leave the scene eastbound on foot with his dog. A short time later, Crabb called to report that his vehicle was stolen. Crabb was issued citations for leaving the scene of an accident, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while license suspended. No injuries were reported or observed.

 

On Aug. 1 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single-vehicle accident on County Road 1800 East at the intersection with County Road 3150 North. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Eric S. Edwards, 52, Watseka, was traveling south on 1800 East. Edwards stated that he fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle then proceeded through the stop intersection of 3150 North and enter dot south ditch. The vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

Iroquois Memorial Hospital Welcomes Jaelyn French, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC to IMH Medical Group Clinics in Watseka and Kentland

 Iroquois Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Jaelyn French, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC to the IMH Medical Group Clinics in Watseka and Kentland. Jaelyn is an ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with substantial experience in various healthcare settings. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She further pursued her commitment by earning an advanced degree in Nursing at Chamberlain University in Tinley Park, Illinois, graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Jaelyn has experience working in Intensive Care, Cardiology, Hospice, and Palliative Care. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, ANA - Illinois, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is also BLS, ACLS, PALS certified by the American Heart Association. As a nurse practitioner, Jaelyn is dedicated to providing truly compassionate, patient-centered care for each one of her patients. Through working together and involving each patient in their healthcare, she helps them work towards a healthy, proactive lifestyle, keeping quality of life at the forefront of care. She is now seeing patients at the IMH Medical Group Clinic in Watseka on Mondays and Thursdays and the IMH Medical Group Clinic in Kentland on Tuesdays and Fridays. Most insurances are accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Watseka at 815.432.5411 or Kentland at 219.474.5464.

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