Jon Sandage 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."