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Governor-elect Bruce Rauner Announces Leslie Munger as Comptroller Selection

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, January 2, 2014

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Hoopeston man held on drug charges

According to the News-Gazette,  A Hoopeston man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $10,000 bond following his arrest Tuesday on drug charges.

Kareem J. Marshall, 34, who listed an address in the 500 block West Elm Street, was charged Wednesday with felony unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis.

Marshall is due back in court on Feb. 3.

According to a police report, Marshall went to the front desk of the Residence Inn, 502 W. Marketview Drive, C, on Tuesday and asked the clerk on duty for a key to a room that was registered to his girlfriend. The clerk reported that Marshall smelled like marijuana and was carrying a large, long duffel bag. The clerk refused to give Marshall the key since he was not a registered guest.

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3 charged in man’s short-lived escape from Vermilion County Jail

According to the News-Gazette, A 20-year-old Danville man was back behind bars Wednesday, one day after escaping from the Vermilion County Jail by posing as another inmate.

Larry Woodard and his friend, Tyler Jones, 19, also of Danville, were both locked in a temporary holding cell at the county jail — with three other inmates — following their arraignments around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Jones, who had been arrested Monday on a traffic warrant, was scheduled to be released from jail following his arraignment.

Woodard was arrested the same day on a warrant for violating terms of his drug court probation, stemming from a burglary conviction.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2014

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Jacobs: Student success a priority at DACC

According to the Commercial News, As Danville Area Community College (DACC) President Alice Jacobs looks ahead to the new year, she said student success is, and will remain, a top priority for the college.
“Student success and degree completion is our major focus and continues to be our focus,” she said.
This past year, DACC was named one of the top 25 Illinois community colleges for degree completion, tying for eighth place.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Miss Hoopeston to be Crowned

Miss Hoopeston 2015 will be crowned on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hoopeston Area
High School Auditorium. The public is invited to hear the candidates’ speeches and watch an onstage
question with evening gown, which will then be followed by the naming and crowning. Admission is
$3.00 per person, with 10 and under free. Support the platform of Miss Hoopeston 2014, Terra
Scharlach, by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Grant Township Food Cupboard and receive
$1.00 off of admission.

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DACC offers GED classes

According to the Commercial News, The Danville Area Community College GED program is accepting registrations for Spring 2015 classes beginning in late January.  Day and evening classes are offered at the Danville campus.  Additionally, a new evening class will be offered at Westville Junior High 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings, and a daytime class will be offered at 9 a.m.-Noon on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the DACC Higher Learning Center in Hoopeston.

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Watseka hospital has ‘very low’ infection rate

According to the Paxton Record,  The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified Iroquois Memorial Hospital that it has performed exceptionally well in preventing hospital-acquired conditions and will not be financially penalized by CMS.

Earlier this year, a report, based on unverified data, circulated that the Watseka hospital was among numerous hospitals in Illinois with a high infection rate.

“We are extremely pleased that CMS has verified that IMH’s infection rate is very low,” said IMH’s chief executive officer, Chuck Bohlmann. “This is a testament to the quality health care provided by our physicians and nurses.”

Twenty-five percent of the hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions will have their payments from CMS reduced by 1 percent.  Those conditions include a group of reasonably preventable conditions, including infections that patients did not have upon admission and developed during the hospital stay.

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