Jon Sandage McLean County To Restore Jail Visitation June 1 By Eric Stock • May 29, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage has announced the county jail will allow visitors again starting Monday. Parsing Executive Order Enforcement Not Easy For McLean County By Charlie Schlenker • May 11, 2020 Jeff Smudde / WGLT The McLean County state’s attorney and sheriff said it’s not so easy to say how they will enforce executive orders from Gov. JB Pritzker. Advocates Push For Free Video Calls In McLean County Jail During COVID-19 By Eric Stock • May 1, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said Friday he has strengthened a lockdown at the county jail following a public demonstration that he said has made the facility less safe for inmates. McLean County Jail On Lockdown Due To COVID-19 By Eric Stock • Apr 15, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage has placed the jail on a 23-hour-per-day lockdown since last week to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Community Orgs Call For Decarceration, Housing During COVID-19 Crisis By Breanna Grow • Mar 26, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage has said he does not plan to release inmates at the McLean County jail in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. McLean County Sheriff Pushes Pritzker On Ending Cash Bail, Immigration Policy By Eric Stock • Mar 3, 2020 Colleen Reynolds / WGLT Radio McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage is joining the chorus of law enforcement officials in Illinois who are urging the state not to end cash bail. McLean County OKs Cannabis Tax, Sets Portion For Mental Health By Eric Stock • Feb 18, 2020 Jeff Smudde / WGLT McLean County plans to use a portion of revenue from a new sales tax on recreational cannabis to pay for mental health services, based on a plan the County Board adopted Tuesday. McLean Co. Sheriff: Jail Expansion Fully Operational By Eric Stock • May 22, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said the jail expansion became fully operational earlier this month as staff and inmates have been moving into the new space. Sheriff Says No To Recreational Cannabis Bill, Home Growing By Mary Cullen • May 13, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said Monday that legislators missed the mark on the proposed legislation to legalize recreational cannabis. McLean County Jail Expansion Seeks 'Softer' Feel For Special Needs Inmates By Eric Stock • Nov 20, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on a nearly $40 million jail expansion. Police, Health Officials React To New Opioid Bills By Eric Stock • Aug 29, 2018 Rick Bowmer / AP Medical professionals in Illinois now have to undergo training on how to safely prescribe opioids. Sheriff: New Opioid Program Offers 'Help Not Handcuffs' By Mary Cullen • Aug 1, 2018 Mary Cullen / WGLT The McLean County Sheriff’s Department rolled out a new program Wednesday to tackle the county's opioid epidemic that's taken 78 lives since 2015. Sheriff Asks U.S. Marshals For Security Review After Courthouse Stabbing By Eric Stock & Ryan Denham • Jul 19, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said Thursday he’s asked the U.S. Marshals to review courthouse security after a defendant snuck a knife into the building and stabbed himself after being convicted of a sex crime. Funks Grove Suspect Leaves Trail in Court Records, Online By Ryan Denham • Jul 9, 2017 Courtesy Two suspects in the Funks Grove slaying remained jailed Sunday as authorities again raised the possibility of more arrests and the victim’s daughter—now charged with murder—came into sharper focus. Police Seek Public's Help to ID Body Found Near Nature Trail By Ryan Denham • Jul 3, 2017 Courtesy / McLean County Sheriff's Office McLean County authorities are seeking the public’s help identifying the woman whose body was found Sunday near a nature trail northeast of McLean. Woman's Body Found in Woods Southwest of Bloomington By Ryan Denham • Jul 2, 2017 Ryan Denham / WGLT Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was found Sunday night by two people walking a nature trail northeast of McLean. Police called her death "suspicious."