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Around the Tri States: WIU board meeting postponed; Knox County man charged with battering infant

Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio

WIU board meeting postponed
The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees was scheduled to meet this week at the university’s riverfront campus in the Quad Cities.

But now that meeting has been pushed back a couple of weeks.

The university announced the change late Monday afternoon, saying the delay will allow more time for finalizing budget plans.

The board will now meet October 12 and 13 in Moline.


Man charged with battering infant
A Knox County man is charged with battering his infant child.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive three-month-old infant in an apartment in Henderson.

Emergency responders performed CPR at the scene and the child was life flighted to Peoria.

Treyshawn McLaren, 26, is charged with aggravated battery of a child causing great bodily injury, aggravated domestic battery, and endangering the health of child.

A petition to deny pre-trial release for McLaren was denied in Knox County court, under the SAFE-T Act.

He was released under the condition to have no contact with the victim or any child under age ten and undergo a mental health evaluation.

Arrest in Galesburg stabbing
A Galesburg man is charged with attempted first-degree murder in a stabbing.

Police were called Saturday night to a tobacco store and video gaming lounge in the 1000 block of North Henderson Street.

They found a victim with multiple stab wounds. The victim was life flighted to Peoria.

Jeremiah Bradfield, 27, was apprehended two days later. A petition to deny pre-trial release under the SAFE-T Act was verified by the court, so he remains in custody at the Knox County jail.

Illinois hunters warned against using drones
Illinois’ fall hunting season begins on Sunday, Oct. 1, with the opening of the archery season for deer and turkey.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding people that it’s against the law to use drones for any aspect of hunting or recovery of wildlife.

The department said hunters who use drones could face enforcement action, including the seizure and forfeiture of unlawfully used equipment.

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