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2 charged with armed robbery in Paxton incident

According to the News-Gazette,  Two men were charged Monday with attempted armed robbery for allegedly forcing their way into a Paxton man’s apartment with the intent of robbing him of cash and a video game console.

Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said Matthew M. Williams, 18, of rural Paxton, and Tyler R. Davis, 23, of rural Penfield, allegedly forced their way into 122 1/2 S. Market St., Apt. C, on Thursday night looking to rob one of the apartment’s tenants, Austin R. Jennings.

The 21-year-old Jennings, however, wasn’t there. Instead, he was at the Ford County Jail.

Jennings was arrested at 3:10 p.m. earlier that day after Paxton police found hypodermic needles, drug paraphernalia and ammunition in his apartment while assisting the Ford County Probation Office with a checkup on Jennings, Bane said.

About five hours later, Paxton police responded to a 911 call from Jennings’ girlfriend, who said two men — later identified as Davis and Williams — had forced their way into the Market Street apartment. She said the men were looking for Jennings, and when they found out he wasn’t there, they threatened her with a baseball bat as they demanded cash and/or a video game console, Bane said.

The robbers left when the woman called 911, Bane said. Nothing was stolen from the apartment, and the woman was not injured, Bane added.

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Nominations sought for First Citizen

The Danville Chapter of AMBUCS is accepting nominations for its 82nd annual First Citizen Award. The award is given to a Danville Area man or woman who has contributed significantly to the betterment of the community through a single or multiple projects, personally or professionally.
Mail nominations by March 20 to AMBUCS First Citizen, c/o Natalya Bourn, PO Box 1095, Danville, IL 61834 or e-mail to

Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, February 9, 2015

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DACC to host NJCAA Division II men’s national basketball tournament for the 22nd year

According to Just the Facts, for the 22nd year, Danville Area Community College and the city of Danville will again host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament at the DACC campus on March 17-21, 2015.

More details to come.

Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 Brick Project Fundraiser Raffle

The Brick Project Fundraiser is selling tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.  Tickets can be purchased at the District Office located behind the High School or at home HS boys’ basketball games.  Please call 217.283.6668 with any questions.

Drawing will be held on Friday, February 20th at the Boys’ Basketball game during halftime of the varsity game.  (need not to be present to win)
All proceeds go towards the District Brick Project initiative.

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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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