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Your invited to an Open House at The New “Family Healthcare of Hoopeston” Clinic

The New “Family Healthcare of Hoopeston” Clinic has opened!  An Open House will be held at the new clinic located at 705 S. Dixie Hwy, on Thursday, February 12th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  The Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:00 p.m.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

February 8th & 9th 2015

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Illinois Department of Public Health Confirms 6 Cases of Measles in Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., is confirming six cases of measles in Illinois.  The first case was a Cook County resident who became ill in late January.  The remaining five cases are associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine in Cook County.  Health officials will continue to investigate the source of the disease, identify and follow-up with anyone who may have potentially been exposed, and be vigilant for new cases.

“The solution to ending measles is simple – get vaccinated,” said Director Shah.  “The vaccine is 97 percent effective upon receipt of two doses.  But the vaccine alone doesn’t provide protection; it is the vaccination that will prevent disease.  I urge everyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine to get vaccinated.”

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State P

WHAT: Traffic Crash (Personal Injury)

WHERE: I-74 Eastbound at milepost 161

WHEN: 02/06/15 at 2:05 am

VEHICLES: (Unit 1) Silver Pontiac Grand AM (2001)

DRIVERS: Timothy H. Fagan, 27, Sterling, Illinois                          

PASSENGERS: 1 Front Seat Passenger

PRELIMINARY: Unit 1 was traveling on I-74 eastbound in the right lane at milepost 161.  Unit 1 traveled off the roadway and into the median.  The vehicle rolled onto its top while in the median.  Unit 1 came to final rest on its top.  Unit 1 driver and passenger became entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. 

TRANSPORTS: The driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. 

SEATBELTS: Seatbelts were worn

CHARGES: Timothy H. Fagan -    Improper Lane Usage
Failure to Reduce Speed
Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Vermilion County Board to discuss money issues

According to the Commercial News, How to deal with cash flow problems in one government fund will be up for discussion Tuesday night at the Vermilion County Board meeting.
Before the board will be an ordinance to establish a $1.5 million line of credit for the Public Safety Building Rent Fund for fiscal years 2015 through 2017. The line of credit, according to the ordinance, is a deal with a cash flow problem in the fund, which includes expenses from the Public Safety Building and the Juvenile Detention Center.
Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron said the loan in part is to deal with as issue of timing. The Public Building Commission requires a $5 million payment in November for the Public Safety Building and quarterly payments by the county for the Juvenile Detention Center.
The county is expecting $5.5 million in real estate taxes, according to figures from the current fiscal year budget. Those funds, Marron said, aren’t expected to be received by the county until after the payment is due the commission.
“We’re trying to authorizing a loan in case we need to borrow money from the general fund short-term,” Marron said on Friday.
The issue of needing the line of credit also is a result of a balance in the Public Safety Building Rent fund in recent years. Former chairman Gary Weinard received approval on a small tax increase in 2013, Marron said, that increased the levy for that fund.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, February 6th - Sunday, February 8th 2015

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Do you live in the Hoopeston area and you are a caregiver for a senior adult? Are you raising a grandchild? Do you need to apply for energy assistance? Do you have questions about Medicare? If so, then representatives from CRIS will now be available in Hoopeston weekly to answer your questions.

Every Thursday at the Hoopeston Multi-Agency, a representative from CRIS Healthy-Aging Center will be available to assist seniors and caregivers with questions and concerns they may have.

CRIS staff will be at the Hoopeston Multi-Agency from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday.  The Hoopeston Multi-Agency is located at 206 S. First St. in Hoopeston. No appointment is necessary to meet with the CRIS staff in Hoopeston.

For more information, or questions about CRIS services in Hoopeston, contact Lisa Rogers at
(217) 443-2999.


Contact: Amy Marchant, CEO – CRIS Healthy-Aging Center – (217) 443-2999

Intern Positions Open with Danville Dans

Coming to a Danville Dans game has been a great experience for the last 27 years. And much of that successful fan experience is due to the talents and enthusiasm of the team’s summer interns.

Dans are currently accepting intern applications for the 2015 team of interns – affectionately known as Danterns! This group of college-age staff members handles all aspects of a Dans games - from pre-game set-up to on-field contests, sponsor relations to working in the press box.

Previous Danterns have used this experience to propel them in their careers during or after college, such as:
Account representative for the Colorado Rockies.
A top sales rep and sports broadcaster with a media group in Springfield.
Staff member with the South Bend Cubs minor league baseball team.
A semester-long internship with IMG collegiate sports marketing company at Duke University.
Sports editor of SIU student newspaper.
Summer intern with the Daytona Tortugas, a Class-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

The Dans are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League and play 30 home games from late May – August. The internship runs from May 23 to August 14. This is an unpaid internship. Danterns may receive a taxable stipend.  Housing is not provided. All Danterns are encouraged to receive college credit for the internship and/or be directly supervised by a professor or advisor from their accredited academic degree program at a university, college or vocational institution during the time of the internship.

Danterns will handle all aspects of game-day operations, such as ticket sales, fan experience, media contacts, and much more. Interns can also focus on tasks related to your major or career goals, such as marketing, sales, sports management and journalism.

Students interested in applying should complete the form at Resumes may also be emailed to

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Paul J. Lingafelter 60 of Watseka turned himself in to the police wanted on a warrant for driving while suspended/revoked. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Iroquois county jail.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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