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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-5696 Morgan
Date & Time: October 29, 2014   1:46am
Location: 500 blk N Market
Arrested: Skyler Cannon (22) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers checked out with the subject at the above location.  A computer
check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant through the Vermilion Co
Sheriff’s Dept.  He was taken to HPD, processed and then later transported to
the PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.

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Vermilion health department flu clinics to resume

According to the News-Gazette, Flu shot clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department will start again Wednesday, now that more flu vaccine has arrived.

The health department was forced to postpone some of its clinics earlier this month after it used up its vaccine supply and more vaccine on back-order hadn’t yet arrived.

Flu shots for adults will be available at the health department at 200 S. College St., Danville on the following dates.

— 8:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Oct. 31, Nov. 3 and Nov. 5.


— 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12.

— 3-6:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

Appointments can be made for those ages 6 months through 18 years to get a flu shot through the health department’s immunization department by calling 431-2662, extension 249. A parent or guardian must be present.

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ISP District 10 Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT:        Truck Tractor Rollover

WHERE:      I-74 W/B Milepost 216

WHEN:        10/29/2014 4:44 AM

VEHICLE 1:          2015 Kenworth Truck Tractor
DRIVER:      Michael D. Brock, Male, 29, Calhoun, GA
                Seatbelt? Yes Extricated? No Ejected? No
Injured?  No

PASSENGER(S):  Male, 39, of Winston Salem, NC

PRELIMINARY:  Vehicle 1 was traveling Westbound on I-74 near milepost
216 when the driver fell asleep. Vehicle 1 left the roadway to the right.
The driver awoke and overcorrected to the left, losing control. Vehicle 1
re-entered the roadway, exited the roadway to the left, struck the median
barrier cables and overturned. Both westbound lanes were blocked due to
the crash.  The passenger received minor injuries and was transported to
the hospital in Danville.
               
CHARGES:          Improper Lane Usage

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ISP District 10 Traffic Crash Alert

Male, 39, Normal was traveling east on 1-74 approaching milepost 211.  A deer entered the roadway in front of him, he braked abruptly to avoid the deer and that forced the semi and trailer it was hauling off the roadway to the left.  It continued to slide off to the left striking the median wire and wire posts.  The trailer then continued to spin clockwise as it traveled through the median striking crash barrels and eventually the bridge support.  The impact split the trailer in two spilling the empty bin containers into the roadway.  The tractor sustained only minor damage.

Due to the damage to the trailer and the extensive clean needed, I-74 eastbound was partially blocked for approximately 7.5 hours. No parties were injured.

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Sheriff wins Rotary ‘Person of the Year’

According to the Commercial News, The Danville Noon Rotary has chosen Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn to receive its 2014 Vocational Service Person of the Year Award.

The award is presented to an individual in the community for fulfillment of the Rotary Ideal of Service, who has shown outstanding achievement in his or her vocation by encouraging high ethical standards and by dignifying that vocation as an opportunity to serve society.
Hartshorn said he was surprised to receive the award, and didn’t know he was being considered.
“I appreciate the recognition,” he said. “I think when citizens in your own community recognize you for your career, it has more meaning than other awards.”
The award will be presented Monday at the Danville Noon Rotary lunch meeting in the Old National Bank Community Room. The event is open to the public.
Amy Marchant, chairman of the nine-member award committee, said the board had many “amazing” nominations to sift through.
“The committee was very confident in its choice,” she said, “but it was a struggle because we had some amazing nominations.”
Hartshorn has been Vermilion County sheriff since 1990.
In nominations, people noted his 24 years’ service as sheriff and 41 years in law enforcement.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The Illinois State Police District 21 responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday, October 26th at 2:34 p.m. on US 45 at 550 North in Ford County.

A 1997 Black Harley Davidson was traveling southbound on US 45 at Ford County 550 North Road.  The driver, Jeffrey R. Wilson, 58 Paxton drove onto the right shoulder of the roadway and into the ditch.  The driver was unable to maintain control of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle rolled over several times and the driver was ejected into the ditch.  The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was pronounced deceased at 3:34 p.m.  The Illinois State Police CRO Unit and Ford County Coroners office is investigating.

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Weekly Farm Report

A break in the rain gave farmers a chance to catch up on harvest progress this past week.

63% of soybeans have been harvested, 83% of corn and 80% of soybeans are rated in good to excellent condition, 41% of winter wheat has been planted with 18% emerged.
Corn harvest jumped 16% with 59% of the crop now out of the ground according to the state crop statistician, Mark Schleusener.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, October 27, 2014

Burglary to Auto H14-5666
Time & Date:  October 27, 2014 10:00 am
Location: 200 block N. Third St
Complainant: 23 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested by the complainant after
discovering that person(s) unknown and without permission had gained
entry into her vehicle.  Items were removed. 


Disobeying Police Officer H14-5671 Welch
Date & Time: October 27, 2014   4:54pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Robert A Ferrell (54) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody and charged after he was told numerous
times to stop arguing with the officer and to leave the premises.
He was walked to the booking area, processed and later release with a
Notice To Appear in Hoopeston Court

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, October 24th - Sunday, October 26th

Friday, October 24, 2014

Burglary To Garage H14-5609
Date & Time: October 24, 2014 6:45am
Location: 800 block E. Lincoln
Victim: 74 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Victim advised officer that unknown subject(s) entered his garage and took a
toolbox and several tools.


Burglary To Motor Vehicle H14-5611
Date & Time: October 24, 2014 8:16am
Location: 900 block Sprague Rd
Victim: 49 year old Wisconsin man
Details: Victim advised officer that while his vehicle was parked at a private residence,
unknown subject(s) entered his vehicle and stole some change and a bottle of
prescription medication.


Saturday, October 25, 2014


Disobeying Police (City Ordinance) H14-5635 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: October 25, 2014 1:29am
Location: 306 E Main St   Uptown Saloon
Arrested: Resa Bane (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Bane was arrested after being told by HPD officers to leave the bar several
times.  She refused and was taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later
released with a city citation and court date.

 

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Press Release from Lynn Foster, Vermilion County Clerk

Voters in Vermilion County’s 59 precincts outside the city of Danville should be absolutely secure in the knowledge that absentee ballots are being handled exactly as required by law in our office.

Absentee ballots received by mail or personal delivery remain in their certification envelopes until after 7 p.m. on Election Day.  The certification envelopes are then opened by 2-party teams of election workers and the enclosed ballots set aside.  The folded ballots are taken by a different team and unfolded , smoothed out and readied for counting.  The ballots are then inserted into the tabulators.  This process is outlined in Illinois Statutes, 10ILCS 5/19-7 and 19-8.
“Regardless of what procedures are being used in other locations, the Vermilion County Clerk’s office assures our voters that their absentee ballots are being counted in accordance with state law,” County Clerk Lynn Foster said.  “Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have about the process.”
Lynn Foster - 217.554.1901

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Nita Dubble Wins Award and is a True asset to Iroquois County

The Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Association annual conference was held from October 19th to 22nd in Springfield.  This conference is a joint conference between the Illinois National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Illinois Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).

During this conference the Illinois NENA presents the INENA Thank You Awards.  These awards are given to INENA members through a nomination process by their peers.
The award committee then selects the recipients.  The awards are then presented on the evening of the banquet while at the conference.

This year, Nita Dubble from Iroquois County was selected as one of the recipients.

Nita was selected for all of her work she did this year educating her legislators about the issues with 9-1-1 in Illinois, especially the financial and funding issues.  Nita worked diligently with her representatives.  Nita’s work encouraged Senator Jason Barickman testified on behalf of the legislation that was sponsored for 9-1-1.

Nita also can be found working the dispatch console with her employees during a busy or stressful situation. 

Over the last 9 years, Nita has ran a 9-1-1 Camp for Kids.  This camp provides learning experiences for grade school children in different aspects of safety.  They have done bicycle safety, agricultural safety, 9-1-1 safety and others.

Nita was recently appointed to the INENA/ILAPCO legislative committee.  This appointment is made by presidents of the associations.  Nita has always been involved on the legislative front in her own community.  She has participated on the annual “9-1-1 Goes to Springfield”, in which the 9-1-1 entities converge on Springfield and have appointments with their legislators to talk to them about the 9-1-1 issues. 

Nita is a true asset for Iroquois County.

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Danville Election Commission unlawful processing of absentee ballots

Press Release from The Vermilion County Republican Party Mike Marron, Chair
The integrity of the election process is a basic tenant of democracy.  It is the responsibility of government, the political parties and candidates seeking office to ensure for the public that every vote counts and is handled with profound care.  Faith in the process begins with the right of every American to know the election process is fair and above the reproach.

With grave disappointment The Vermilion County Republican Party learned that more than 400 absentee ballots have been opened by the Director of the Danville Election Commission and tabulated prematurely, all in violation of Illinois law, which mandates that all absentee ballots be opened and counted only after 7:00 p.m. on Election night.  The law is clear that all absentee ballots remain unopened and securely stored until the polls have closed.  To do otherwise exposes ballots to manipulation and is an affront to the fairness of the process.
The Danville Election Commission must immediately stop the unlawful processing of absentee ballots, have the questioned ballots segregated and protected by the courts, and the Commissioners must remove the director and appoint someone who will instill renewed confidence that integrity of the electoral process has not been compromised.
This incident also provides a basis for starting the conversation of whether there is a need for two election authorities in Vermilion County.
The Vermilion County Republican Party asks the Vermilion County Democratic Party to join us expending whatever necessary to ensure that the election process is fair and accurate.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Traffic Accident (PD) H14-5600
Time & Date: October 23, 2014   4:31 pm
Location: Entrance to Carle Hospital & Carle Clinic at 701 E. Orange St.
Unit 1: 1999 Silver Cadillac driven by Amber L. Wood of Stockland
Unit 2: 2011 Red Jeep driven by Lori J. Cornell of Rossville
Details: At the above time and date, HPD respond to a report of a Motor Vehicle Accident,
Unit 1 was turning into the entrance of the grounds striking Unit 2 causing damage.
No injuries reported at the time of report,  both units insured, no tickets


Traffic Accident (Hit & Run) H14-5605
Time & Date: October 23, 2014   8:40pm
Location: E. Washington & S. Seventh Street
Unit 1: 2000 Mitsubishi driven by Mathew M. Minard (18) of Papineau
Unit 2: 2000 Dodge driven by Nathaniel P. Allison of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was northbound on S. Seventh St and failed to yield to traffic and
struck Unit 2 who was west bound on E. Washington.  Driver of Unit 1 then fled the
scene in his vehicle.  Driver of Unit 2 was transported to Hoopeston Hospital for
treatment of injuries.  Driver of Unit 1 was later located southeast of Hoopeston
near the scene where his vehicle had caught fire near a grain bin.  He too was
transported to Hoopeston Hospital for treatment of injuries and then later released
to authorities who processed him for Obstructing Justice, Leaving The Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Leaving The Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure To Reduce Speed to Avoid An Accident and Disobeying a Yield Sign and transported him to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment in court.


Fire Call
Time & Date: October 23, 2014   8:51pm
Location: 1900 East Rd & 3850 North Rd
Details: Reported car fire at the location HFD responded to the scene in which the
vehicle burning turned out to be the suspect car from the Hit & Run accident
that occurred at Washington & Seventh St. 


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Hoopeston water project makes progress

Mike Streff with Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC, updated the city council members Tuesday on the water storage tanks. The second tank filter will go online by Halloween, he said, with a tentative date for the water tower to be back online around Thanksgiving.

“The city will see a more significant improvement on the water quality,” Streff said.
Streff also noted vandals had attempted to cause a problem with one of the hydromatic tanks on the northeast side recently. This tank is one of three that keeps the water pressure up while the water tower is offline.
“This is a serious offense,” said Streff. “Anytime someone messes with the city water, it is considered a federal offense and involves Homeland Security.”
Streff added that the handles had been removed to prevent further problems.
In other council business, the antennas moved to the WHPO tower were receiving better reception than on the water tower. Mayor Bill Crusinberry said EMA commented their reception was much better with the move.
• Scott Hudson, Hoopeston Jaycee, requested that Bank Street to Third Street on East Main be blocked for the Annual Spooktacular trick or treating in downtown Hoopeston 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. About 12 barracades will be needed to block traffic during that time.
• Anyone wanting to volunteer to help install new Christmas lights at McFerren Park at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 should call 283-5833. Coffee and doughnuts will be served in the morning and chili for lunch for the volunteers, according to Crusinberry.
• Election packets are still available for alderpersons. One alderperson position is up for election in each ward. Deadline to return them is Dec. 15-22.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
October 23, 2014

10-21 Sheriff’s Police arrested Robert L. Shrimplin, 45 Sheldon.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant charging him with contempt of court.  Shrimplin was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted his required bond and was released

10-22 Sheriff’s Police arrested Westin T. Freehill, 18 Watseka.  Freehill turned himself into the Sheriff’s Department after being sentenced for a probation violation on prior charges.  Freehill remains at the Iroquois County Jail to serve the remainder of his sentence before being released at a later date

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Manhunt leads to one arrest

According to the Commercial News, one man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges following a manhunt in the rural area north of Potomac.
The situation began around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday when a deputy on duty ran the license plate of a vehicle, which came back stolen.
The driver was described only as a black male wearing a stocking cap, Woods confirmed. It was unknown whether he was armed at the time.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the suspect, Jose Tate, 32, of Chicago, was arrested by deputies on charges of possession of stolen property (the vehicle) and fleeing/eluding police.
Charges were filed by the state’s attorney’s office on Wednesday charging him with three felony counts: possession of a stolen vehicle, theft and aggravated fleeing/eluding police.
Court documents listed his address as the 1000 block of Campbell Lane.
Sheriff’s department Capt. Dennis Wood said the vehicle — stolen out of northern Illinois — then fled from the deputy in a chase through the rural sections of the county. The vehicle, which was on U.S. Route 136, fled onto County Road 420E.
The case ensued through the county north and east until the vehicle was found abandoned in an machine shed near the intersection of County Road 3250N and 850E. Wood said the sheriff’s department — with the help of Illinois State Police, Danville police and the Conservation officers — set up a perimeter in that vicinity and began searching the area.
A K9 officer was brought to the scene by Danville police to assist in the search, Wood said. A plane also flew overhead to help officers search for the suspect.

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Scare will be in the air at Kennekuk park this weekend

According to the News-Gazette,  Locals should be prepared to walk carefully through the woods at Kennekuk Cove County Park. Who knows what could be lurking?

Vermilion County Conservation District’s Haunted Happenings event this year is expected to bring out the scariest just in time for Halloween with its annual haunted trail. The event, which is entering its 18th year, is scheduled for Saturday evening at the park along Henning Road.
The Haunted Trail is the best known part of the event. The trail, located at the Hideaway on the north end of the event area, includes six scary scenes set up along the route.
Rains and muddy conditions this fall pushed back start up work on the spooky scenes for the trail. Conservation district crews started initial construction for each site on the trail late last week.
Maintenance Supervisor Charlie Rhoden was out on the trail working on the early set up for the soon-to-be-scary scenes. He said the workers involved in it take pride in making sure the scenes work out as expected.
Conservation district executive director Ken Konsis, who has been in charge of his own scenes in past years, said it takes work each year to come up with new and scary stops along the popular haunted trail. This year was no different.
“The guys sound like they have charged some scenes they’ve had in previous years and made something new,” Konsis said.
Groups of 20 to as many as 30 people are taken down the trail, encountering the frights as they go. The treks will continue as long as people are there, usually winding down by around 11:30 p.m.
In addition getting a fright along the haunted trail, visitors to Haunted Happenings get to enjoy a cook-your-own weiner roast that comes with chips and a soft drink as well as a hayride.

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Danville mainstay closed doors

According to the News-Gazette, Like many of the regulars at Schroeder’s Drive In, Leon “Bud” Miller was surprised and disappointed to find out Tuesday that one of Danville’s fast-food mainstays had suddenly closed its doors that morning.

“It’s been a long-standing place, and they always had good hamburgers down there,” said Miller, who met about a dozen other veterans for coffee at 423 N. Gilbert St. almost every morning for more than a dozen years — even though it wasn’t officially open until late morning for the lunch crowd.

“They opened it, and let us in ... and they would have coffee made, and have it all laid out there. We would talk about what was going on in the city. And have our opinions and our world opinions.”

The coffee group dwindled through the years to just a handful of vets, and about six months ago, Miller quit showing up daily. But he’d still pop in every few weeks for a hamburger.

Customers pulling into the parking lot at lunchtime Tuesday spotted hand-written “Closed” signs on the drive-up window menu and the two entrances to the dining area.

There was no sign of activity — and no warning, either.

Employees were told Tuesday morning that the business was closing. There was no answer at the restaurant’s phone on Tuesday, and no message. Owner Dan DuBois was not answering phone calls, either.

DuBois bought the restaurant — which originally opened as a Burger Chef — from Butch Schroeder in 2007.

This Halloween would have marked seven years since Schroeder had sold the business that his dad, Henry J. Schroeder II, started in 1960, the son remembered Tuesday.

The Burger Chef fast-food chain was founded in 1954 in Indianapolis, and expanded throughout the country, peaking in the 1970s. Second only to McDonald’s in locations nationally, Burger Chef restaurants were known for their burgers, especially the doubles and quarter-pound patties, and for the “Works Bar,” an island salad bar full of condiments and vegetables where customers could also dress burgers their way. The Danville store always kept the “Works Bar,” even after it became Schroeder’s.

In television commercials, animated mascots Burger Chef and his sidekick Jeff said, “There’s more to like at Burger Chef. It’s incrediburgibly better.”


General Foods bought the chain in 1968, and in 1982, it was bought out by Hardee’s.

But the North Gilbert restaurant never became a Hardee’s. Butch Schroeder, who started working there when he was 15, said they continued operating as a Burger Chef until the end of their franchise agreement, and then went independent, calling the restaurant Schroeder’s Drive In.

His dad, who died in 1998, continued working until he physically couldn’t any more, said Butch Schroeder, who continued running it until the sale seven years ago.

DuBois was a manager at Schroeder’s when Butch Schroeder decided to retire and sell to him.

Schroeder said he likes retirement, and he does not know if the business will re-open.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
October 22, 2014

10-20 Sheriff’s Police arrested Jonathan Bob0, 27 Ashkum.  According to the reports, police were called to a residence in Ashkum for a domestic dispute between Bobo and his girlfriend.  Bobo was taken into custody after a brief investigation on the matter.  He was charged with Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Interfering with the report of a domestic battery incident and possession of cannabis between 2.5-10g.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released the following day

10-20 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 3400N at the intersection of Co. Rd. 150e.  According to the reports, a vehicle driven by Pamela S. Brav, 60 Chebanse was traveling eastbound on Co. Rd. 3400N approaching the stop sign at the intersection of Co. Rd. 1500E.  Brav failed to observe the stop sign and was unable to halt her vehicle before proceeding into the east ditch.  Brav was treated by Riverside EMS and taken to Riverside Hospital for minor injuries.  The accident resulted in damages over $1500 and Brav was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device

10-22 Sheriff’s Police arrested Anthony F. Billquist, 52 Watseka.  According to the police reports, police were called to a residence in rural Watseka in reference to a domestic dispute between Billquist and his girlfriend.  After an investigation on scene, police placed Billquist into custody for aggravated domestic battery to his girlfriend.  Billquist was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.  IMH EMS assisted on scene to treat the victim for injuries

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Vermilion County & other authorities hunt for man over stolen vehicle

According to the News-Gazette in rural Potomac, County and state authorities late Tuesday afternoon continue to scour a rural area near Potomac for a man who was driving a stolen vehicle.

The search begin around 9:40 a.m. at Illinois 136 and 420 East Road, west of Potomac, when a Vermilion County sheriff’s deputy, while on patrol in a squad car, saw a green Jeep Cherokee that had been reported stolen, said sheriff’s Capt. Dennis Wood.

According to Wood, the deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but the Jeep took off down a gravel road. The deputy took off after him and found the vehicle several miles away at 3250 North Road and 850 East Road, northeast of the village.


“It was abandoned,” Wood said, adding that deputies set up a perimeter and brought in a dog to search for the man. The Illinois State Police brought in a plane to assist.

“It’s a very rural area — all gravel roads and farm fields and with only a couple of houses,” Wood said.

“It’s a difficult task,” he continued, adding the corn and bean fields are only partially harvested. “We’ve checked the fields and nearby farmhouses, and have been unable to locate anyone.”

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Criminal Damage (Auto) H14-5548 Kruse
Date & Time: October 21, 2014 1:32am
Location: 300 Blk E Penn
Complainant: (39) Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD and advised that unknown person(s) broke out
a window to her vehicle.

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Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort closing Nov. 30

GILMAN — The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort near Gilman has been sold and will be closing Nov. 30 after more than 30 years in business.

The new owner is a family-owned corporation in the nursing home, senior healthcare and rehab industries, a news release from the Heartland Spa said.

“They are planning major renovations which will start immediately upon our closing,” the news release said.

The Heartland Spa, located at 1237 E. Iroquois County Road 1600 North, is encouraging people to use their gift certificates before Nov. 30.

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Asta Care nursing homes in Paxton, Pontiac under new ownership

According to the Paxton Record,The Asta Care Center nursing homes in Paxton and Pontiac are under new ownership.

Bradley Alter, owner of Skokie-based Certified Health Management, said he recently formed two consulting companies — Paxton Healthcare and Rehab LLC and Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab LLC — that purchased the Paxton and Pontiac long-term care facilities, respectively.

Certified Health Management, meanwhile, will provide a “supportive role” in their operations, Alter said.  Certified Health Management — which provides bookkeeping and consulting services — already operates nursing facilities in Danville, Canton, Lewistown and Glenwood.

Paxton Healthcare and Rehab’s acquisition of ASTA Care Center of Ford County means the nursing home’s pending foreclosure case has been resolved, Alter said. The Paxton nursing home, which failed to repay $1.87 million in loans to a Chicago bank, was to be sold at a public auction in August, but the auction was postponed repeatedly as the facility’s purchase was pending.

Alter clarified that Paxton Healthcare and Rehab did not buy the Asta Care property, just the business. Alter said “another entity with another name” that he does not own bought the property, located at 1240 N. Market St. in Paxton, and that he has a “legal arrangement with them to operate the facility while they own it.”

“We didn’t purchase the real estate, but I understand that the real estate is purchased, that all those debts have been satisfied and that the foreclosure action has been resolved,” Alter said.

The property’s deed had yet to be transferred into a new owner’s name as of Monday, according to the Ford County Clerk’s Office.

Management staff visited the Paxton facility on Oct. 15 — the official date of transition — to introduce themselves to staff and residents. The nursing home’s name was also changed that day to Paxton Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Deborah Vege has been hired as the facility’s new administrator, but no other significant changes to services or staffing are planned, both Vege and Alter said.

“At the moment, we’re not changing anything,” Vege said. “But we’re looking at what is being done here, and we’re always looking to improve.”

According to Alter, management will determine what changes, if any, need to be made after first “getting established in our new community.”

“Me and my team of consultants will get involved and assess which priorities need attention first — whether it’s staff development, whether it’s facility improvements, whether it’s creating more local relationships. Whatever it is, we want to make our facility a top choice for short-term rehabilitation and long-term healthcare in our community.”

Alter said Certified Health Management has been in existence since 1991, serving as a “back office” bookkeeping and consulting company for the facilities he owns. The Paxton and Pontiac nursing homes represent Alter’s fifth and sixth nursing facilities.

The Paxton nursing home once was owned by Ford County. When ASTA Care bought the nursing home from Ford County for $1.25 million in July 2008 — after first leasing it from the county — the nursing home had 69 beds. It later added seven more with the completion of a new therapy wing.

Craig Frank, vice president of finance for ASTA Healthcare Company Inc., did not immediately return messages seeking comment on the acquisition of the Paxton facility. Also unavailable for comment was David Chroust, the attorney representing the Cole Taylor Bank, the plaintiff in the Asta Care foreclosure case.

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Weekly Farm Report

Not much harvest progress was made in the wet farm fields of Illinois this past week.

Three weeks of wet conditions have put average statewide topsoil moisture at 1% very short, 4% short, 67% adequate and 28% surplus.  Just two days were suitable for fieldwork according to state crop statistician Mark Schleusener.  Just 37% of soybeans have been havested and 79% of the soybean crop is rated in good to excellent condition.  Corn harvest is at 43%.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, October 20, 2014

Criminal Damage to Property H14-5545
Date & Time: October 20, 2014 9:26pm
Location: 400 blk W Chestnut
Complainant: (22) Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant contacted HPD and advised that unknown person(s) cut 3 tires
on his vehicle.

Vehicle and Guns Stolen H14-5542
Date & Time: October 20, 2014 4:35pm
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Complainant: (60) Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant contacted HPD and advised that his 2008 Chevy truck had been
stolen from his yard.  At the time of call, there was only suspicion of suspect
information.  Inside the vehicle, there were also 2 guns and other property that
was stolen.


Recovered H14-5542
Date & Time: October 21, 2014 3:15am
Location: I-55 Rest Area at MP65 near Waggoner, IL
Arrested: Daryl Perkins (50) Hoopeston male
Details: Illinois State Police later contacted HPD advising that they had recovered the
vehicle and stolen guns.  Mr. Perkins was being held by ISP for vehicle theft and
drugs charges.

 

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Health Department suspends flu clinics

According to the Commercial News in Danville,

The Vermilion County Health Department has temporarily suspended its flu vaccinations.
The department made the announcement on Friday, just three weeks into this year’s round of vaccinations.
Public Health Administrator Jenny Trimmell, in a press release, indicated the initial vaccination clinics had been scheduled through the month of October with the belief that the county would receive both orders of the vaccine.
After providing 680 doses of vaccine to people in the first three weeks of the month, the health department, she said, was notified it would not receive its second 670-dose order until later in October or perhaps earlier November.
“This is frustrating for us, because providing immunizations is one of the core functions of public health, and because we had such good turnout for our early flu clinics,” Trimmell said in the release. “All we can do is to ask the public’s patience, and assure people that we will resume having flu clinics again as soon as we can.”
Announcements about flu clinics will be posted on the website and communicated to the public. For more information, call the health department at 431-2662, ext. 242, or visit their website at www.vchd.org.
The health department is giving quadrivalent vaccine, which offers protections against four strains of flu virus.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends for the 2014-2015 flu season that everyone 6 months and older receive their annual flu shot.

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Health Department suspends flu clinics

According to the Commercial News in Danville,

The Vermilion County Health Department has temporarily suspended its flu vaccinations.
The department made the announcement on Friday, just three weeks into this year’s round of vaccinations.
Public Health Administrator Jenny Trimmell, in a press release, indicated the initial vaccination clinics had been scheduled through the month of October with the belief that the county would receive both orders of the vaccine.
After providing 680 doses of vaccine to people in the first three weeks of the month, the health department, she said, was notified it would not receive its second 670-dose order until later in October or perhaps earlier November.
“This is frustrating for us, because providing immunizations is one of the core functions of public health, and because we had such good turnout for our early flu clinics,” Trimmell said in the release. “All we can do is to ask the public’s patience, and assure people that we will resume having flu clinics again as soon as we can.”
Announcements about flu clinics will be posted on the website and communicated to the public. For more information, call the health department at 431-2662, ext. 242, or visit their website at www.vchd.org.
The health department is giving quadrivalent vaccine, which offers protections against four strains of flu virus.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends for the 2014-2015 flu season that everyone 6 months and older receive their annual flu shot.

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Early Voting in Vermilion County

Today, Monday, October 20th is the beginning of Early Voting in Vermilion County.  You can vote early at the Courthouse Annex, 2nd Floor in downtown Danville.  The hours are:  Monday, October 20th to Friday, October 24th:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Saturday, October 25th:  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Noon).  Monday, October 27th to Friday, October 31st:  8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Saturday, November 1st:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon).  Sunday, November, 2nd from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) until 3:00 p.m.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
October 20, 2014

10-18 Valerie A. Townsend, 32 of Woodland turned herself in at the Iroquois County Jail.  She was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on the charge of Driving While License Suspended.  Townsend posted the required bond and was released

10-19 Sheriff’s Police arrested Bradley J. Schrock, 27 Watseka.  He was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery after becoming involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend.  Schrock was also found to be wanted on two Iroquois County warrants, one for failure to appear on the charge of Driving Under the Influence and the other for failure to appear on the charge of Violation of Order of Protection.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance

10-17 Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs bicycle accident on Rt 24 near Rt 1 (E. Jct.).  According to the reports, Carolyn Cassety, 65 of Kentland was traveling eastbound on Rt 24 approaching the east Jct. with Rt 1 when she struck a bicycle being ridden by Ronda M. Prater, 49 of rural Sheldon.  Prater was not wearing any reflective clothing and had no lighting on the bicycle.  Prater was ejected from the bicyle receiving minor injuries and was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital.  Cassety was uninjured however her vehicle sustained more than $1500 in damages.  No citations were issued.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Disobeying Police Officer H14-5512
Time & Date:  October 18, 2014 5:14pm
Location:   300 block S Market St Hoopeston
Arrested:   Ford, Vicki L (56) of Hoopeston (F)
Details:  At the above time and date, after being warned to not returned to the area
causing problems.  The arrested subject did return to the area and causing
trouble, was brought to HPD processed and finally released on Notice to Appear
in court. 


Driving Under The Influence, Improper Parking     H14-5515
Date & Time: October 19, 2014   10:32pm
Location: Fifth Street & Seminary
Arrested: Antonio J Ray (25) of Wichita Kansas
Details: Subject was charged with the above after he was found passed out
in his vehicle at the above location.  He was transported to HPD
where he was released after posting bond.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Stolen Motor Bike H14-5523
Date & Time: October 19, 2014   12:41pm
Complainant: 26 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At above date and time the complainant made a report that his
2006 Yamaha motor bike was stolen from his yard sometime
during the night.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-5456
Date & Time: October 16, 2014 11:35am
Location: HPD 301 W. Main St.
Arrested: Christopher M. Howe (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned himself in to HPD on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant (12TR04762) for Failure To Appear.  He posted $575 bond and was
released.

Battery & Driving License Expired H14-5458
Time & Date:    October 16, 2014   1:51 pm
Location: 300 block E Main St
Complainant:  30’s year old Hoopeston Male
Arrested: Lile, Daniel E (34) of Hoopeston (M)
Details: At the above date and time, complainant contacted HPD advising that he
was struck with a bat from a vehicle that Mr. Lile was driving.  Subject was
taken to HPD, processed and was released on an OR bond.  He was given
a court date and a traffic citation for driving on expired license.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-5456
Date & Time: October 16, 2014 11:35am
Location: HPD 301 W. Main St.
Arrested: Christopher M. Howe (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned himself in to HPD on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant (12TR04762) for Failure To Appear.  He posted $575 bond and was
released.

Battery & Driving License Expired H14-5458
Time & Date:    October 16, 2014   1:51 pm
Location: 300 block E Main St
Complainant:  30’s year old Hoopeston Male
Arrested: Lile, Daniel E (34) of Hoopeston (M)
Details: At the above date and time, complainant contacted HPD advising that he
was struck with a bat from a vehicle that Mr. Lile was driving.  Subject was
taken to HPD, processed and was released on an OR bond.  He was given
a court date and a traffic citation for driving on expired license.

 

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Updated:  Eisenhauer to seek re-election as Danville mayor

According to the News-Gazette, DANVILLE — After several weeks with no word, Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer announced in a short e-mail Wednesday that he had picked up nominating petitions that morning to run for a fourth-consecutive term in the April election.

“It is with great excitement that I picked up petitions today with (the) intention of seeking re-election to the Office of Mayor for the City of Danville,” he said in the e-mail.

Eisenhauer, 49, will be seeking his fourth four-year term.

Nominating petitions for the office have been available since late August, and four people, including former county board Chairman Jim McMahon and city Comptroller Gayle Lewis, picked up packets weeks ago. The other two are Demetrius Miles II and Anthony Hughes, who also picked up for alderman.

Eisenhauer, who has had no comment on another run until now, has about four weeks left to get at least 360 signatures before the filing period ends Nov. 24.

His committee, Citizens for Eisenhauer, does not have any new funds as of the last quarterly report. According to the Illinois State Board of Elections’ most recent campaign contributions report, Eisenhauer started the reporting period July 1 with $270 and ended it Sept. 30 with $145.

Eisenhauer did not say Wednesday whether he considered passing up a run at a fourth term, but did say that there’s no question the mayor’s office requires time, commitment and dedication.

“And I wanted to first make sure I was prepared for four more years,” said the mayor, whose time in office would equal his predecessor’s if wins in April.

Former Mayor Bob Jones served four consecutive terms but decided not to seek a fifth. Ten people ran in 2003 to succeed him; Eisenhauer won.

The only other person to publicly announce for the office so far is businessman McMahon, owner of Illini Skateland. He lost a bid to oust Eisenhauer in the last mayoral election nearly four years ago.

McMahon, who is still a county board member, announced in August that he would make another run at the mayor’s office. According to the state board of elections, his committee, Citizens to Elect James “Mouse” McMahon, started the reporting period July 1 with $764 and ended it Sept. 30 with the same amount.

And at least one of the five people who have picked up petitions for mayor has already decided not to file in November.
Lewis said Wednesday that she will not run now. She said she intended to only if Eisenhauer did not, because she wanted to continue some of the good projects the city has going.

Eisenhauer said that’s what has him excited about the possibility of another four years — projects he wants to be involved in, including development of the East Main Street corridor, which includes Danville Area Community College and the Veterans Affairs campus, and development of the riverfront where the Vermilion River runs near downtown and David S. Palmer Arena.

“These projects energize me,” he said. “So, I’m thinking of all of the great opportunities ahead of us, and having the opportunity to be a part of that was not something I could pass up.”

As for a possible rematch with McMahon, Eisenhauer said he has never run against anyone.

“I’m running for the position. It doesn’t matter if there’s one other person in the race or 10. This isn’t about me against them,” he said. “This is about standing up for what we have already proven as a team and our leadership capabilities to move the city forward. And people will either support the direction we have moved the city or they won’t. This, like any other job interview, is about what we have done and what we are capable of doing.”

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Bowen wants to give up county board chair slot

According to the News-Gazette, Rick Bowen told the Ford County Board this week that he does not wish to continue serving as chairman after his current two-year term expires on Dec. 1.

“My family and business needs a little more time from me,” Bowen said.

Bowen asked board members to consider in upcoming weeks whether they would like to fill the chairman’s role. A new chairman will be appointed during the board’s reorganizational meeting in December.

Bowen, 48, of Elliott, is finishing his third consecutive two-year term as chairman. He is a 10-year veteran of the board who was first appointed chairman in December 2008, replacing Debbie Smith of Paxton.

Bowen, who is unopposed for a four-year term in the Nov. 4 general election, said he will continue serving as a board member, just not as chairman.

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Iroquois County Jury finds Villanueava guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault

Iroquois County jury convicted an Onarga man of a Class X felony.  47 year-old Jose Villanueava faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced for predatory criminal sexual assault.  State’s Attorney Jim Devine said Villanueava faces a minimum of 10 years.

Two victims were abused by the defendant, one just 8 years old at the time of the crime in 2006.  The victims had reported the abuse back then but family members didn’t believe them.  sheriff’s Police and the DCFS were involved in the investigation.
Sentencing is set for November 19th.

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Updated story on Paxton trial

A Paxton man was acquited of second-degree murder Wednesday afternoon, setting off an emotional scene at the Ford County Courthouse.

“I don’t think words could express how relieved I am that the truth has finally come out, that I didn’t do what everybody accused me of doing or though that I did,” said 34-year-old Sean P. Kelley.  “The truth will always set you free, and it has today.” 
A jury of nine women and three men deliberated for 1 1/2 hours before finding Kelley not guilty of second-degree murder, a Class 1 felony.  Kelley had been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Jeffrey D. Potts, 49 of Paxton, during a fight on Oct, 17, 2013 in front of Shooky’s Bar in downtown Paxton.
As Judge Paul Lawrence read the verdict, a group of Kelley’s family and military friends erupted in cheers.  As Kelley, a U.S. Army veteran and father of three, left the courtroom, he hugged his supporters and cried in relief.
Kelley had faced a sentence ranging from probation to between four and 15 years in prison if convicted.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
October 16, 2014
Accident

10-14 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a two vehicle accident at the west junction of St. Rt. 45 and St. Rt. 24 in Gilman.  According to the police reports, a Kenworth tanker truck, driven by Emery E. Ice, 62 of Fort Branch, In was attempting to make a west bound turn on to Rt. 24 from Rt. 45.  A vehicle driven by Jol A. Sawyer, 34 of Chicago was behind Ice proceeding to make the same westbound turn.  Sawyer attempted to turn inside Ice’s truck as the truck was making a wide turn.  Sawyer’s vehicle struck the rear trailer and tires of Ice’s tanker truck.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Sawyer’s vehicle sustained more than $1500 in damages while Ice’s vehicle had little damage.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wanted on Warrant H14-5441 V14-10269
Time & Date: October 15, 2014   2:05pm
Location: 101 W Main St, Ted’s Home Beverage
Arrested: Smith, John P. (49) of Indianapolis, Indiana
Details: At the above time and date,  Subject was found to be wanted on an Effingham
County Warrant,  2008DT193 $10, 000 10% to apply plus $75 FTA Fee,
subject was unable to post bond, was transferred to PSB Danville.

Domestic Battery & Criminal Damage to Property V14-10285   H14-5449
Time & Date: October 15, 2014   8:50 pm
Location: 300 block E Penn St
Complainant: 44 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested: Cross, Steve W. (M) of Hoopeston (44)
Details: At the above time and date, the arrestee came to Hoopeston Police wanting to
file complainant,  Upon further investigation it was determined that the male had
became suspected aggressor.  Subject was processed and later transported to PSB
to await bond hearing before judge. 

 

 

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Murder trial underway in Paxton

According to the Paxton Record, a jury trial is under way for a Paxton man charged with second-degree murder in connection with last October’s stabbing death of another man outside a downtown Paxton bar.

Sean F. Kelly, 34 is accused of fatally stabbing Jeffrey D. Potts, 49 of Paxton during fight on October 17th, 2013 in front of Shooky’s Bar in downtown Paxton.  A 12-member jury was selected and sworn in Tuesday morning in Ford County Circuit Court.  Opening statements and the presentation of evidence began in the afternoon.
Special Prosecutor Ed Parkinson was appointed the case when Matt Fitton resigned as Ford County state’s attorney to become Ford County circuit judge.
Kelley’s attorney has indicated he would argue self-defense.  Kelley faces a sentence ranging from probation to between four and 15 years in prison if convicted.

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Vermilion board hires firm to study county buildings, space needs

According to the News-Gazette, NVILLE — The Vermilion County board decided Tuesday night to hire Henneman Engineering in Champaign to do a facility-needs study on all county buildings.

For $16,560, the firm will study all nine county buildings, including the courthouse, courthouse annex and health department, and determine what space needs exist.

The study has been prompted by issues with the courthouse annex, where several county offices are located, including the clerk, recorder, treasurer, supervisor of assessments and county board chambers.

The county’s property insurance provider plans to raise its rates 30 percent, partly due to the risk the privately-owned, vacant and deteriorating Bresee Tower office building poses to the courthouse annex, which is attached to the 12-story high rise. Chunks of the terra cotta facade of Bresee fell from the building in 2007 onto sidewalks next to the annex.

County board Vice Chairman Mike Marron said if the county had to vacate the courthouse annex because of any issues with Bresee, county officials need a plan, whether that would be re-locating offices to an existing facility or building a new one.

“Basically, we just want some options at this point,” Marron said.

But county board members decided to expand the scope and include an assessment of all county facilities in the space-needs study. In response to county board Member Chris Leigh, Jacob Unzicker with Henneman Engineering told the county board that the study would not include an estimate for what it would cost to demolish Bresee Tower.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Disobeying A Police Officer H14-5427
Date & Time: October 14, 2014 11:20am
Location: CVS parking lot 805 S. Dixie Highway
Arrested: Alexander L. Davis (50) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on the above charge.  He was later released on
a Notice To Appear in city court.

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Candidate Forum planned for tonight on DACC Campus

A candidate forum for the November general election will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. today in the Bremer Theater on the Danville Area Community College campus.

Candidates in the following contested races have been invited to attend:  Vermilion County Clerk, Lynn Foster and Cathy Jenkins; Fifth Circuit Judge, Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy and Karen E. Wall; and Illinois Representative to U.S. Congress, 15th Congressional District (includes all of Vermilion County), John M. Shimkus (representative) and Eric Thorsland.
The forum is open to the public and audience members will have an opportunity to submit written questions before and during the forum and to speak with candidates following the forum.  Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Marilyn Satterwhite at 217.446.1152.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
October 14, 2014
Accident

10-13 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 2900 N and 1500 E.  According to the Police report, Christopher P. Lamie, 50 of Watseka was traveling south bound on Co. Rd. 1500 E when Lamie failed to see a stop sign at the intersection due to dense fog.  Lamie’s vehicle entered the intersection and struck a vehicle driven by Rebecca E. Cook, 42 of Clifton who was traveling east bound on Co. Rd. 2900 N.  Lamie’s vehicle then spun into Cook’s vehicle and continued into the south side road ditch.  Cook’s vehicle then veered off of the roadway striking a pedestal box and continued into the field.  Cook and her passenger were both transported to Riverside Hospital for treatment.  Lamie reported no injury at the time.  Both vehicles sustained more than $1500 in damage.
Lamie was cited for disobeying a stop sign.  Cook was cited for no insurance

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, October 13, 2014

Burglary to Auto H14-5423 Welch
Date & Time: October 13, 2013     9:34pm
Location: 600 Blk E. Main
Complainant: (29) Hoopeston male
Details: At above time and date, complainant contacted HPD and advised that unknown
person(s) entered his vehicle and stole items. 

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Hoopeston featuring 3rd Annual Women’s Night Out

Your invited to the 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out in Hoopeston on Wednesday, October 15th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at McFerren Park Civic Center.  This event is being sponsored by Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center and Robinson Chiropractic.  Shop local and see what Hoopeston has to offer.

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The USDA is slightly raising the Crop Production forecast for Illinois

The USDA is slightly raising the Crop Production forecast for Illinois, according to state crop statistician Mark Schleusener, saying the latest figures put corn yields at 200 bushels per acre and Soybean yields are forecasted at a record high 56 bushels per acre.

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Vermilion County doesn’t have a tax increase in the budget

According to the Commercial News, the budget for Vermilion County’s upcoming fiscal year will be up for a vote at Tuesday night’s meeting.  After passing a tax increase last year for the first time in several years, board members have before them a proposal with no tax increases.  The budget, approved by the finance committee in late August, has a slight deficit of $1.3 million, similar to the $1.08 deficit budget in last year’s budget.  There is around $14 million in the general fund of the proposed budget.

Also, at Tuesday’s meeting, board members will decide whether to vote on a resolution for a study of looking at the needs of the Couryhouse Annex, a new building or a proposal extending that study to several county buildings.  The study dealing just with the Courthouse Annex was voted on and approved by the board’s finance and personnel committee on Monday.

The county faces a looming problem in the form of a vacant Bresee Tower, which the Courthouse Annex is wrapped around. 
Weinard touched on the issue of Bresee a couple of months ago, noting the potential for a new location.  He estimated the county would need a four or five story structure with up to 50,000-square-feet.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
October 13, 2014

10-11 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 1800N and 100E.  According to the police report, Lester K. Moreland, 51 of Piper City was traveling west bound on 1800N when Moreland failed to reduce speed at the intersection.  Moreland’s vehicle left the roadway and struck the road ditch embankment.  Moreland’s vehicle then entered a Soybean field, he attempted to reenter to the roadway and ended up getting stuck in the ditch.  Moreland and his passenger reported no injuries.  Moreland’s vehicle sustained over $1,500 in damage.
During the investigation of the traffic accident Moreland was found to be under the influence of alcohol.  He received several citations and was placed under arrest for Driving While Under the Influence and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released.

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Serious Crash North of Danville leaves Multiple Injuries

A serious three-vehicle collision on Illinois route one north of Danville Sunday night caused multiple injuries.  Initial reports indicated at least five people were hurt and some had to be extricated from the wreckage.

The crash occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m. in the Bismarck area.  Bismarck Fire and Ambulance personnel, along with Middlefork and Medix Ambulances responded to the scene.  Some of the injured were taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, while others were taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana. 
Vermilion County Sheriff’s Deputies who responded to the crash found multiple people needing assistance on their arrival.  The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.  Names of the people involved were not immediately available.  The victims who were seriously hurt had to be transported to the hospital by ambulances because medical helicopters in the area were grounded.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, October 10th - Sunday, October 12th

Friday, October 10, 2014


Warrant Arrest H14-5369 V14-10095
Date & Time: October 10, 2014 12:38pm
Location: 300 block E. Main
Arrested: Jason M. Leyva (34) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant (2010DT89) for Failure To Appear.  He was later transported to the PSB
in Danville in lieu of bond.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Burglary to Residence H14-5387
Time & Date: 10-09-14 to 10-11-14 10:53am
Location: 700 block E Chestnut St
Complainant: 92 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant came home to find that the forced
entry had occurred to his residence. No one had permission to enter his residence.


Theft H14-5395
Date & Time: October 11, 2014   4:50pm
Location: 100 blk E Orange
Complainant: 28 year old Wellington man
Arrested: Georgia L Blakey (54)of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant left his wallet on the counter at the above location and left
store.  Arrested female picked up wallet and removed money.
Wallet was later located without money.  Suspect was located at another
location, transported to HPD where she was released after posting bond.

Violation of Order Protection H14-4754 V14-10137 Showers
Violation of Order Protection H14-4875 V14-10138
Telephone Harassment H14-5181 V14-10139
Criminal Trespass, Violation of Order Protection, Battery H14-5390 V14-10140
Date & Time: October 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Location: 800 blk E Young Av
Arrested: Gerardo Torres (33) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Torres was arrested after HPD officers located him at the above location.
Subject was taken to the police station to be processed and then later transported
to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-5410   V14-10169
Date & Time: October 12, 2014   6:08pm
Location: 700 blk E Maple
Complainant: 47 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Allen L Bogard (39) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody at HPD after an incident that occurred at
the above location.  He was later transported to PSB to see a judge

 

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Coats for Kids at Hoopeston Area School

Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 is coordinating a coat drive to keep our students warm this winter.  Sizes needed range from children to adults.  Only new or gently used coats will be accepted.  No tears, stains or missing buttons, please.  Coats may be dropped off daily through October 17th at the Hoopeston Middle School Office or Hoopeston Multi Agency.  Several area churches will also collect for this drive through October 19th.  For more information, contact Amy Linares, Community Liaison, at 283.6664.

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74 EASTGATE BUSINESS PARK NET TWO NEW BUSINESS EXPANSIONS

After years of waiting for two key buildings in the 74 Eastgate Business Park to be cleared for sale, two local businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity and will soon add their signs and employment to this industrial area.  Dawson Logistics has purchased 122 Eastgate, originally built by Esco Corporation and International Greenhouse has purchased 70 Eastgate, built and occupied by Herr’s for many years.

“While these buildings have been available for lease over the last many years by a capital group, for complicated financing reasons involving other non-local properties, these buildings were just recently cleared for sale.  It has been very frustrating to have these assets sitting as two of our billboards to the interstate and basically not being able to do anything productive with them.  The purchase of both of these facilities is a wonderful opportunity for the community and both of the local family-owned businesses,” said Vicki Haugen, President & CEO of Vermilion Advantage.

Dawson Logistics has two logistics contracts with local companies in the Danville area and will use the facility to provide storage and distribution.  In total the company occupies over 500,000 SF of logistics space at four other locations within Vermilion County.  Doug Dawson, President and CEO, is ecstatic about the opportunity.  “122 Eastgate has been a facility of great interest to me for several years.  The location, ceiling height, condition and office space has made it a building which fits well in our local and national growth model.  We have been in discussion with the owners and have made offers on the building over the last five years.  We are pleased we are now able to add this location to our expanding network of logistics centers nationwide,” said Dawson. The company employs 175 companywide and 35 full time employees in Vermilion County.

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David George, President of International Greenhouse Corporation (IGC) shares a similar enthusiasm about his purchase of 70 Eastgate.  “The nationwide market place for our business means that we could be located anywhere.  However, the low cost of doing business in Danville and our excellent local staff made staying here a no-brainer.  After the most recent spring selling season it became obvious that both our Sacramento and Tilton facilities were at capacity.  Since our roots are firmly planted in Danville, a search began this summer to purchase or lease space to accommodate our continued growth.  For over 18 years we have sunk our roots deep into Vermilion County and both our ownership and staff are committed to making this wonderful community an even better place to live and work,” said George. The company current has 25 full-time employees. You can find more information at www.igcusa.com


More about these companies.

About Dawson Logistics

Other facilities currently occupied by Dawson Logistics in Vermilion County at this time include the following:

1315 Michigan Avenue- a campus comprised of three buildings.  One building is leased to a local company and the other two are industrial mini-storage units being leased to individuals and various businesses.

800 S. Gilbert – serves as a storage and distribution of raw materials for two local companies and is Dawson’s newest location in Vermilion county second to 122 Eastgate.

714 W. Ross Lane –  a dedicated logistics facility serving a local company who provides outsourcing manufacturing services for aerosol packing, cosmetics, pharma and cleaning products.

1813 E. Voorhees – used for storing escalators and elevators for a multi-national organization.  However, Dawson just signed a new multi-year logistics contract for this client and per the client’s requirement, the new facility will be located in Cincinnati, OH.  The transition began in June and is to be completed by the end of 2014.

Doug Dawson and Josh Hobick, both Vermilion County natives, began with our first warehouse in Danville in 2003 and have continued to grow year after year in Vermilion County since that time.  According to Dawson, “Vermilion County will always be home to us.  Our local workforce is second to none and our commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations every time on every touch has been the launching pad for local and national growth. We provide white glove customized logistics services in addition to being the market leader in pharma and perishable emergency response delivery service space.”  The company currently services all of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam.  Sister companies held within the Dawson Group Holding Company include:

Dawson Management LLC, which provides legal, Human Resource, Finance and IT support to other Dawson companies;

“Connote Marketing, LLC” – a sports marketing company providing event marketing for high school, collegiate and professional sporting events;

Carter Disposal – a Vermilion County-based waste hauling company;

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-5359 V14-10052
Date & Time: October 9, 2014 12:15pm
Location: 800 block E. Seminary
Arrested: Donald E. Underwood Jr (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on five (5) outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrants (2013CM13, 2012CM357, 2012CM462, 2012CM864 and 2012TR8411)
all for Failure To Appear in court.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville
in lieu of $1,492.00 in bond.

Theft H14-5366
Date & Time: October 10, 2014   5pm
Location: 300 blk W Elm
Complainant: 57 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant advised unknown person (s) removed a table and chairs from
his front lawn without his permission

 

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Hoopeston Mayor asks for resident support Nov. 4th for sales tax increase

Mayor Bill Crusinberry is asking residents to support a referendum on the November 4th ballot that, if approved, would increase sales tax by 1%.

Money raised from the increase will be used for a program to address infrastructure needs and dilapidated houses.  Crusinberry says, “there are easily 20 abandoned houses and if we let them stand there, they’re going to stand there until they fall down”.  The money would also be used to allow improvements to the city, including fixing roads and sidewalks and perhaps other things as well.  Crusinberry would like to make a better town.  By using a sales tax, instead of an increase in property tax, Hoopeston would “share the tax burden” with non-residents who purchase cars, gas and other goods in the city.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
H14-5340 V14-10023 Welch
Date & Time: October 8, 2014 7:12pm
Location: 700 blk S 6th Av
Arrested: Tammy Uppinghouse (49) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Uppinghouse was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (K2
Spice) and drug paraphernalia after HPD was called to the above location.  She
was taken to Hoopeston Police Dept., processed and later transported to the
Public Safety Building in Danville to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Multi-Agency Annual Ham & Bean Dinner

The Hoopeston Multi-Agency will host their annual Ham & Bean Dinner on Thursday, October 9th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm located at 206 S First Avenue.  The cost is $5/person and carry-outs are available for $5.50.  Please call ahead 217.283.5544.

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Fall Harvest is well underway but rain is hampering progress

State crop statistician Todd Ballard says with statewide rainfall averaging more than two inches this past week farmers only had about four days suitable for fieldwork.

83% of the soybean crop is dropping leaves and 18% has been harvested.  79% of soybeans are rated in good to excellent condition.  Statewide average topsoil moisture is now rated at 1% very short, 6% short, 74% adequate and 19% surplus.  90% of the corn is now mature and 23% has been harvested.  83% of the corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition.

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Maple Grade School “Maple Madness 2014” Fundraiser Winners

October 4th Winner:  Todd Davis of Hoopeston
October 5th Winner:  Julie Carl of Hoopeston
October 6th Winner:  Stephanie Tuggle of Hoopeston
October 7th Winner:  Jamie Pruitt of Wellington
October 9th Winner:  Tammy Morfey of Rantoul
October 10th Winner:  Chelsea Flint of Rossville
October 11th Winner:  Bonnie Goodrich of Hoopeston
October 12th Winner:  Wendi Sapp of Hoopeston
October 13th Winner:  Bud Warner of Hoopeston
October 14th Winner:  Brenda Blackford of Armstrong
October 15th Winner:  Randy Wallace of Hoopeston
October 16th Winner:  Erica Goodrum of Hoopeston
Congratulations and thank you for supporting Maple Grade School!

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Hoopeston Alley Cleanup

The Hoopeston Street and Alley department began cleanup on October 6th.  Cleanup is for yard waste only.  Piles with bricks, cement, lumber or plastic will NOT be picked up.

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Milford Sugar Creek 4-H Club celebrates National 4-H Week

Tune in for the morning show on WHPO and hear from Milford Sugar Creek 4-H Members on what 4-H means.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigate a Train vs Pedestrian Accident

On October 5th Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigate a Train vs Pedestrian Accident which occurred on the Canadian National Railroad tracks along St. Rt. 45 approximately a mile north of Danforth, IL.  According to police reports, Juan M. Ochoa, 23 Onarga was walking southbound on the railroad tracks during the early morning hours.  A Norfolk Southern Freight train was traveling north on the same set of railroad tracks approaching Ochoa.

The engineer and conductor engaged the emergency breaks and began to sound the train’s horn multiple times along with verbal commands through the window in an attempt to have Ochoa avoid the collision with the train.  Ochoa failed to heed the engineer’s/conductor’s warning and the freight train struck Ochoa.  The engineer was able to halt the engine at approx. 1 mile from the original point of impact and immediately called for emergency assistance.  Ochoa was located and pronounced deceased on scene by Iroquois County Coroner.  Danforth Fire, Ashkum Fire, Riverside EMS and Illinois State Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department with the accident.  The incident remains under investigation by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
October 4, 2014

10-1 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle vs deer accident on St. Rt 45 near Co. Rd. 3250N.  According to the reports, a vehicle driven by Debbie M Cyr, 40 Cehbanse was traveling north on St. Rt. 45 near Co. Rd 3250N when a deer ran into the path of her vehicle.  Cyr was unable to avoid striking the deer, resulting in damages greater than $1500.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

10-3 Sheriff’s Police arrested John J. Ulaszek, 44 Watseka.  Ulaszek was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant charging him with unlawful violation of a no stalking/no contact order and criminal trespass to real property.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released

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25-year-old rollover victim identified

According to the news-gazette, Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson has identified the man who died in a single-vehicle rollover on Henning Road over the weekend.  Johnson said Jerry A. Messmore, 25 of Bismarck, was pronounced dead in the emergency room at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center at 4:22 p.m. Saturday.  She said toxicology test results are pending.

According to a Vermilion County Sheriff’s report, officers were called to a crash about a half-mile south of County Road 2550N on Henning Road at 3:39 p.m. on Saturday.  Two people told deputies that Mr. Messmore was headed north on Henning Road driving a 2004 Pontiac and was approaching a slower-moving vehicle.  When Mr. Messmore tried to pass the other vehicle, he swerved into the southbound lane and lost control of the vehicle, which went off the west side of the road, rolled over several times and crashed.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th

Friday, October 03, 2014


Found Phone
Time & Date: October 3, 2014 10:45am
Location: Third St & Orange
Details: Black LG Cell Phone turned into HPD   owner may claim


Saturday, October 4, 2014


Fire Call
Date & Time: October 4, 2014 2:00am
Location: 900 blk W Washington
Details: HFD responded to the report of a structure fire.  Fire was contained to the
attic of the residence.


Battery H14-5270
Date & Time: October 4, 2014     4:25pm
Location: 200 blk W Main
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Sarah B Compton (37) of Hoopeston
Details: Female was arrested after police responded to a call for an altercation
at the above location.  She was transported to HPD where she was
issued a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston city court.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Traffic Accident (PD Only) H14-5280
Time & Date: October 5, 2014     9:10 am
Location:  417 S. Market St, Café Delights
Unit 1:  1994 Chevy Pick-up truck driven by Eric A Maples (32) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 1998 Chevy 4dr driven by James M Pancake of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was attempting to turn into a parking space in front of the business
when he struck Unit 2 which was already parked.  No injuries.  Driver of Unit 1
issued a citation for Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Thursday, October 02, 2014


Warrant Arrest & Driving While License Suspended H14-5228
Time & Date: October 2, 2014   6:20am
Location: 100 block E Orange St
Arrested: Sosnowski, Christopher R.(M) of Attica Indiana (39)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD responded to investigate a truck blocking the
west bound lanes of Orange St just about the CSX crossing area.  Subject was
found with the truck, LEADS check produced a warrant out of Vermilion County
08TR01771 FTA Operation of Un-insured vehicle. Bond $390 cash Subject
posted the bond and was released.


Warrant Arrest H14-5230
Time & Date:  October 2, 2014   8:26 am
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Arrested: Edwards, Joshua J. (M) of Hoopeston (36)
Details: At the above time and date, Officers responded to the area of the Downtown
Motel, after sighting of a person of interest wanted on a warrant.  After confirmation
Mr. Edwards was transported to HPD processed, posting the required bond amount
subject was release from custody.  Vermilion County Warrant:  2014CM0807
2 counts of Battery.  $5,000 10% to apply. 


Warrant Arrest H14-5243
Date & Time: October 2, 2014   7:30pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Jessica L Matthews (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned herself in on outstanding Vermilion County Warrant 11DT154.
She posted bond and was released with new court date.

Child Endangerment, DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seatbelt
H14-5242 V14-9831 Steeples
Date & Time: October 2, 2014 6:15pm
Location: 1030 W. Chestnut IGA
Arrested: Amanda Hollis (21) of Hoopeston
Walter Hollis (50) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was called to IGA for a welfare check on occupants of a vehicle.  Officers
found the vehicle in the back loading dock area of the store.  Upon investigation,
both occupants of the vehicle were arrested for Child Endangerment and Failure
to Wear a Seatbelt.  Mr. Hollis had additional charges of DUI and Reckless
Driving.  Mrs. Hollis was released after posting $150 bond and given a court date.  Mr. Hollis was taken to the PSB in lieu of bond.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fire Call
Time & Date: October 1, 2014   4:24pm
Location: 800 block E Honeywell Ave
Details: At the above time and date, HFD responded to a request of possible dryer fire
and investigate the wall behind dryer.  HFD got on the scene using thermal imaging
camera to determine that the structure was in tact and only the dryer was damaged.
no reports of injuries at the time of the call.

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First Farmers Financial Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Three Illinois Banks

First Farmers Financial Corporation, holding company of First Farmers Bank & Trust, announced today that they have entered into Agreements and Plans of Merger to acquire 100% of the stock of three community banks in Illinois.

Under the terms of the agreements, First Farmers Bank & Trust will acquire Community Bank, Hoopeston, Illinois, United Community Bank, Oakwood, IL and First National Bank of Chrisman, Chrisman, IL, from their respective holding companies.  Each bank will be merged into First Farmers Bank & Trust as part of the transactions.  First Farmers Bank & Trust is a regional leader in agricultural and community banking in the Midwest.  At June 30, 2014, First Farmers had $1.2 billion in assets and operated 27 community bank branches in Indiana and Illinois.  The combined assets of the banks are currently $165 million and the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions.

Community Bank operates two locations in Hoopeston, IL. “First Farmers’ expertise in Ag lending and their strength in communities very similar to ours will bring a new depth of offering and expertise to our customers.”  Bill Nicholls. President.

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Illinois State Police Fatal Traffic Incident

The Illinois State Police District 21 responded to a crash on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:46 p.m. on IL 54 at 1000 East in Ford County.  The accident involved three vehicles, a 1986 Ford Pickup, a 2000 Peterbilt Truck Trailer and a 2009 Dodge Pickup.

The Ford pickup, driven by Jack D. Moody, 77 Roberts was traveling northeast on IL 54 near 1000E Road.  The Truck Tractor pulling a 2012 Home-made semi-trailer, (not loaded), driven by a 55 year old male from Fort Wayne, IN was traveling southwest on IL 54 near 1000E Road.  The Dodge pickup, driven by Debra Lowe, 51 Fort Wayne, IN was traveling southwest on IL 54 behind the truck tractor semi-trailer.  The Ford pickup crossed over the center line into the path of the truck tractor-semi trailer.  The Ford pickup struck the driver’s side of the semi-trailer and continued on into the lane of the Dodge pickup, striking the Dodge pickup head-on.  The driver of the Ford pickup was pronounced dead on-scene by the Ford County Coroner.  The driver of the Dodge pickup was transported to the hospital and she was later pronounced dead.

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District 21 DUI Arrests

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of; Juan Molina-Delacruz, 34, of Watseka; Frederick C. Nagel, 39, of Peotone; and Robert J. Perez III, 25, of Kankakee all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

On September 24, 2014, at approximately 7:47 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on IL 1 at 2980 North Road.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Juan Molina-Delacruz. Molina-Delacruz admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages.  Molina-Delacruz was transported to a local hospital with injuries.  While at the hospital the trooper had Molina-Delacruz perform two of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he failed.  Molina-Delacruz was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for driving while license revoked, improper lane usage, cell phone use while driving and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

On September 28, 2014, at approximately 2:03 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol on Route 50 at 11000 North Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle cross the center line several times.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Frederick Nagel.  Based on the trooper’s observations, the trooper had Nagel perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he failed.  Nagel was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Nagel was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

On October 1, 2014, at approximately 2:22 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on IL 17 at Pipeline Road.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Robert Perez III.  Based on the trooper’s observations, the trooper had Perez perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he failed.  Perez was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Perez was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for improper lane usage. 

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Little Lorraine Theatre presents double feature this week

The Little Lorraine Theatre presents Transformers:  Age of Extinction this weekend.  Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.  Join them for a special feature on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for REDEEMED, a pureflix movie.  Suggested Donation:  Adults $5 Children (16 or under) $2

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
October 1, 2014

9-30 Sheriff’s Police arrested Richard D. Moody, 57 Ashkum.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Moody was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

9-28 Gilman Police arrested Jeffrey S. Silsbee, 43 Ashkum.  He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and No Valid FOID Card.  Silsbee was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted bond and was released

9-28 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident.  According to the police reports, Shane St. John, 25 Paxton was traveling southbound on 160 E Rd when he failed to yield the right of way to Kenneth R. Waters, 63 Rantoul as the two vehicles entered the intersection.  No injuries were reported and damages were estimated at more than $1500.  St. John was cited for Failure to Yield at an intersection.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fire Call H14-5190
Date & Time: September 30, 2014 5:21am
Location: 200 Blk E Wyman
Arrested: Cannon, Skylar W (M) of Hoopeston (22)
Details: HPD requested the Hoopeston Fire Department to respond after finding an illegal burn.  Mr. Cannon was found to the person responsible for the fire and was cited by HPD under City Ordinance of Illegal burning of non authorized materials.  Subject was processed and released on Notice to Appear for Hoopeston City Court. 

Hit and Run Traffic Accident (Solved) H14-5163
Date & Time: September 29, 2014 12:15am
Solved Date: September 30, 2014   9:30 am
Location: Young/Fifth St
Unit #1: 2012 Ford Focus (unknown driver)
Unit #2: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Lucas Saldana
Details: Unit #1 was traveling northbound on Fifth St and crashed into Unit #2 which
was traveling west on Young.  Unit #1 fled the scene but was later located.
Unit #1 was unoccupied.  Both vehicles were towed from scene and were
insured.
Arrested: Vogel, Kelley R (M) of Hoopeston (34) Unit 1 driver
Updated Details: After investigations, interviews conducted, the arrestee was charged with
the following tickets:  Failure to Report an Accident, Failure to Yield at
Intersection,  Drivers License Expired Less than Two (2) Years.  Subject
came to HPD for processing and released on Notice to Appear at Vermilion
County Courthouse. 

 

Fire Call
Time & Date:  September 30, 2014   11:15 am
Location:   1300 block S. Dixie Hwy
Details: At the above time and date, HFD was requested to respond to a ditch fire located
just South ¼ mile of the City Slab.  Fire was extinguished and all units cleared
no report of damage


Criminal Damage To Vehicle H14-5200 Welch
Date & Time: September 30, 2014   2:30pm
Location: Wyman Terrace Apartments
Complainant: 49 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant advised unknown subject(s) keyed her vehicle

Tuesday
September 30, 2014
Continued

 

Warrant Arrest H14-5207 Welch
Date & Time: September 30, 2014   5:51pm
Location: 800 blk S Sixth av
Arrested: Jonathan W Merrill (63) of Indiana
Details: Subject was taken into custody on outstanding Benton County Indiana
warrant # 56C01-9303-DR-10.  He was taken into custody and
transported to HPD where he was later transported to PSB where
he was going to await Indiana extradtion.

 

Domestic Battery H14-5150 Steeples
Date & Time: September 28, 2014   7:15pm
Location: 600 blk E Young
Complainant: 30 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Kayla R Petty (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject came to HPD on 9/30/14 to speak to officers about an altercation she had
with a family member on the above date and time at the above location.
After giving her side of the story she was arrested and transported to PSB
to see a judge.

 

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Farmers take advantage of warm, dry weather

Farmers had plenty of time to work in the fields this past week according to the weekly crop report.  Warm, dry weather conditions helped move along harvest progress according to state crop statistician Mark Schleusener.

68% of soybeans are dropping leaves and 7% of the crop has been harvested.  78% of the soybean crop is rated in good to excellent condition.  As for other crops, 10% of sorghum has been harvested and 2% of winter wheat has been planted.  14% of the corn has been harvested and 83% of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition.

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Inmate found hanging in cell in Ford County Jail

In Paxton, an inmate at the Ford County Jail was rushed to an Urbana hospital after he was found Monday morning hanging by the neck from a bed sheet in his cell.  The inmate, whose identity has not been released, remained in Carle Foundation Hospital’s critical care unit as of 2 p.m. Monday, Sheriff Mark Doran said in a news release.

The inmate was unresponsive when a correctional officer found him hanging from the neck during a routine cell check at 10:28 a.m., Doran said.  The office was able to get the inmate down, and Ford County staff members immediately started CPR.  Paramedics from Gibson Area Ambulance Service and a member of the Paxton Fire Department arrived at the jail and transported the inmate to the hospital.  State police were called in by Doran to investigate the incident.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hit and Run Traffic Accident H14-5163
Date & Time: September 29, 2014 12:15am
Location: Young/Fifth St
Unit #1: 2012 Ford Focus (unknown driver)
Unit #2: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Lucas Saldana
Details: Unit #1 was traveling northbound on Fifth St and crashed into Unit #2 which
was traveling west on Young.  Unit #1 fled the scene but was later located.
Unit #1 was unoccupied.  Both vehicles were towed from scene and were
insured.


Found Radio
Time & Date:  September 27, 2014   8am
Location: Sixth St & McCracken Ave
Details:    Found in the street at the above listed date, Black Motorola handheld Radio owner of
the radio may come to Hoopeston Police Department to claim. 


Warrant Arrest H14-5167   V14-9703
Time & Date:   September 29, 2014   08:20am
Location: 800 Wyman Ave Hoopeston
Arrested: Hubbard, Christine M (F) of Hoopeston (52)
Details: At the above time and date, female was located on a Vermilion County Warrant
13TR5270 FTA Driving While License Suspended,  Bond $3000 10% plus $75
Subject was unable to posted the required bond, Vermilion County Sheriff transported her to Public Safety Building Danville in lieu of bond. 

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Flu Shot Clinic in Hoopeston

Carle HRHC will have a flu shot cliniat at Charlotte Ann Russell Medical Center from 8 am to 3 pm on September 29th.  Flu shots will be available for those six months and older.  No appointment is necessary.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
September 28, 2014

9-28 Milford Police arrested two male juveniles, in connection with multiple thefts which occurred on September 26th.  According to police reports, Milford Police and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police responded to a call for service Friday evening at the Milford High School regarding several thefts of property from inside the school.  After hours of investigation and follow ups, Milford Police with the assistance of the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police and Watseka Police Department an arrest was made of a 17 year old male juvenile and 15 year old male juvenile both from Milford in connection with the crime.  The 15 year old was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where a Juvenile Probation Officer was contacted upon arrival.  He was charged with burglary from a school, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia and later turned over to the custody of a parent.  The 17 year old juvenile was charged with burglary from a school, theft and illegal use of a credit card of another.  He was later transported to the Danville Juvenile Detention Center where he remains awaiting a court appearance on Monday, September 29th.  The incident remains under investigation.

9-19 Sheriff’s Police investigated a two vehicle accident on North Central St. near East Second St. in Gilman.  According to the reports, a vehicle driven by Kari M. Clark, 22 Gilman was backing from her parking spot on N Central street in an attempt to proceed south bound and another vehicle driven by Marla Beredlos, 62 Kankakee was traveling south on N Central St. at that same location.  Clark was unable to view Beredlos oncoming vehicle as she backed into the path of Beredlos vehicle and struck it on the front passenger side.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Damages from the accident were greater than $1500

9-27 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle vs deer accident on St. Rt. 45 near Co. Rd. 400N.  According to the reports, a vehicle driven by Korbyn E. Gray, 18 Gilman was traveling north on Rt. 45 just north of Co Rd 400N when a deer ran into the path of his vehicle and he was unable to avoid striking it resulting in damages greater than $1500.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, September 26th - Sunday, September 28th

Friday, September 26, 2014

Disobeying Police H14-5116 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: September 26, 2014 12:47am
Location: 306 E. Main Uptown Saloon
Arrested: Angela Miller (30) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Miller was arrested for Disobeying Police after refusing to leave the bar
when police asked her to several times.  She was taken to HPD, processed and
released on a notice to appear in city court.


Fire Call
Date & Time: September 26, 2014   10:23pm
Location: Wyman/Market
Details: HFD and Ameren responded to the strong smell of natural gas in the area. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Criminal Trespass To Property H14-5139 Dewitt
Date & Time: September 27, 2014   4:04pm
Location: 300 blk E Elm
Complainant:Hoopeston male
Arrested: Efrain Flores (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was arrested after being on the above property after he was told
not to return.  He was transported to HPD where he was booked and later
transported to PSB for arraignment with a judge.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Disobeying Police Officer H14-5155 Cade
Date & Time: September 28, 2014   1:45pm
Location: 800 blk E Wyman
Arrested: Patricia J McCarthy (56) of Hoopeston
Details: During a police investigation, suspect was taken into custody after she
was told numerous times to stop interrupting officer.  She was
transported to HPD where she was issued NTA in Hoopeston City court.

Warrant Arrest H14-5154   V14-9676 Cade
Date & Time: September 28, 2014   12:51pm
Location: 1000 blk E Thompson
Arrested: Kurtis J Simpson (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on an outstanding Champaign County
warrant 14CF678 for Driving While Revoked and Driving Under Influence.
He was transported to PSB to await extradition by Champaign County.

Criminal Damage To Property H14-5153 Dewitt
Date & Time: September 28, 2014   12:32pm
Location: 700 blk Wilson
Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: At above date and time complainant advised someone keyed her
vehicle while parked at the above address.


Aggravated Assault H14-5157 Showers
Date & Time: September 28, 2014 4:51pm
Location: 700 blk Wilson Av
Complainant: (46) of Hoopeston
Arrested: Todd Davis (48) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was called to a domestic call at the above location.  Mr. Davis was
arrested after threatening to harm the complainant.  He was brought to HPD,
processed and then later released after posting $150 and given a court
date.

Criminal Damage to Property, Attempted Burglary H14-5162 Morgan
Date & Time: September 28, 2014 10:42pm
Location: 500 E Penn St
Complainant: (19) Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD advising that an unknown person(s) had pulled
a window screen back and attempted to make entry into the residence. 

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23rd Annual Harvest of Talents at Milford Christian Church this Saturday

Join them Saturday, September 27th for the 23rd Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger at the Milford Christian Church.  The doors open at 8:00 am, crafts go on sale, breakfast from 8 am until 10 am 9 am - 11 am carnival games for kids and 11 am - 1 pm vegetable soup and sandwiches.  1:00 pm is the auction-special items to be auctioned off by Bill Decker, Craig Lee and Jon Mowrey.

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Taste of Downtown Danville

Join them in Downtown Danville for the Taste of Downtown Danville this weekend.  Live entertainment and food all weekend.  For more information go to downtowndanville.com

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Traffic Accident (PD) H14-5080
Time & Date:  September 23, 2014 4:09 pm
Location: Parking Lot of Hoopeston Foods   215 W Washington St
Unit 1: 1997 Jeep Carryall, driven by Jessica J Layton (F) of Hoopeston (38)
Unit 2: 2012 Ford CV driven by Joanne M Gress (F) of Hoopeston (58)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested to respond to the above location
investigate and report on an accident that occurred on the parking lot of the
Company listed above.  Unit 1 at fault, both units insured, no injuries reported at
the time of call. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, September 22, 2014

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H14-5062 Steeples
Date & Time: September 22, 2014   5:46pm
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: (32) Hoopeston female
Arrested: Michael Baker (33) Hoopeston male
Details: Mr. Baker was arrested after he went into an apartment at Parkview Court yelling
and screaming at the residents.  He was charged with city ordinance violation of
Breach of Peach Constituting Disorderly Conduct.  He was taken to HPD, processed
and released with a notice to appear in city court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, September 19th - Sunday, September 21st

Friday, September 19, 2014


Fire Call
Time & Date: September 19, 2014 12:04pm
Location: Teasdale Foods 215 W Washington St
Details: HFD was dispatched to an activated Water Flow Alarm at the facility.  Upon further
investigation it was determined to be a false alarm.  No fire


Criminal Damage To Auto H12-5012 Showers
Date & Time: September 19, 2014   6:26pm
Location: 824 E Wyman
Complainant: 54 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant advised unknown person(s) damaged her vehicle while
parked at the above location

 

Retail Theft (Delayed Entry) H12-4977 Showers
Date & Time: September 17, 2014   3:27pm
Location: IGA 1030 W chestnut
Arrested: Thomas P Hildebrand (60) of Fontana
Details: Subject was taken into custody after leaving the store without paying for items.
He was transported to HPD where he was released after posting bond.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

City Ordinance/Open Container of Alcohol in Public Place   H14-5022     Steeples
Date & Time: September 20, 2014   1:32pm
Location: 1030 W Chestnut
Arrested: Shannon N Acosta (36) of Hoopeston
Details: Police responded to above for welfare check of children in the parking lot.
Upon arrival officer located the described vehicle and children who were
with the arrested subject.  Upon approaching woman, officers
noticed an open container of alcohol in the front seat
of vehicle that she and the children were sitting in.  She was taken into
custody and transported to HPD along with children.  Children were released
to a relative and Acosta was held and later released with a Notice To Appear
in city court.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Fire Call
Time & Date:  September 21, 2014   11:20 am
Location: 800 block N. Third St
Details: At the above time and date, resident called in and stated that they had a fire in
a wall but it was out but needed the HFD to respond and check it out .  No injuries
or damage reported at the time of the call. 


Domestic Battery H14-5038 V14-9441 Welch
Date & Time: September 21, 2014 4:58pm
Location: 800 Blk E Seminary
Complainant: (56) Hoopeston male
Arrested: Shenoa Webb (23) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a domestic disturbance.  Ms.
Webb was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery.  She was brought to
Hoopeston Police Station to be processed and later transported to the PSB
to await arraignment.

 

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Danville Mall will lose another base store, Sears in early December

According to the Commercial News, The Sears store in Danville Mall and Sears Auto Center in Danville will close to the public in early December stated by Sears Corporate Communications Director Howard Riefs in an email.

Until then, the store will remain open for customers.  The store will begin its liquidation sale on September 26th according to Rief.  The Sears store has been in Danville since 1928, it was formerly located downtown on North Vermilion Street.  Sears did plan to close the store in Danville in 1989, but instead moved its operations to the Village Mall.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
September 18, 2014

Milford Police arrested Pamela S. Kitchens, 56 of Hoopeston.  She was charged with Possession of Methamphetamines,Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operation of Motor Vehicle with Plates Suspended for Mandatory Insurance Violation.  Kitchens was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond

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Iroquois County Board Supports a proposed Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center north of Cissna Park

The Iroquois County Board is throwing its support behind a proposed medical marijuana cultivation center north of Cissna Park.  Last week, Chairman Rod Copas wrote a letter of support for the project and the county’s zoning administrator signed a form to be submitted to the state that says the facility would comply with local zoning rules.  Both actions were approved by the board at the request of Medical Pharms LLC, which is applying for a permit throught the Illinois Department of Agriculture to grow and cultivate medical marajuana in Ash Grove Township, about 6 miles north of Cissna Park.  The proposed address of the facility is 1128 N 1200 East Road.

Medical Pharms LLC was formed back in August by rural Cissna Park resident Jeremy Seggebruch and rural Paxton resident Garrett Bruns.

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Milford FFA hold Farm Safety Events

The Milford FFA Chapter will hold Farm Safety Events this week.  Co-Presidents, Austin Woodby and Rowdy Murray, Vice-President, Andrew Rice, Treasurer Alex Portwood and Mediator Wade Fox filled WHPO in on all their planned activities.
Keep it tuned to WHPO for a full report.

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Public Invited to Hoopeston Community Alliance meeting Wednesday night

The Hoopeston Community Alliance will hold a meeting for all the citizens of Hoopeston, according to Mayor Bill Crusinberry, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17th at the Hoopeston American Legion.

At the meeting, residents will be asked to become a part of the alliance and work together to build Hoopeston’s future.  Attendees will be asked to complete a volunteer questionnaire answering questions such as how much time they are willing to dedicate to working on projects in seven different areas, including:  Amenities, led by Jim Richards and Marta Pierce, Business Retention/Attraction, led by Dick Read and Alex Houmes, Community Image, led by Bill Goodwine and Valarie Hinkle, Education, led by Dr. Alice Jacobs and Dave Keitzman of DACC and Hank Hornbeck and Larry Maynard of Hoopeston Area Schools, Housing led by Randy Carter, Infrastructure led by Mayor Bill Crusinberry and Services led by Harry Brockus and Cody Moore.  For more information about the Hoopeston Community Alliance or Wednesday nights meeting contact the Hoopeston City Hall 217.283.5833.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
September 16, 2014

9-14 Sheriff’s Police arrested William R. Johnson, 22 Gibson City.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear on a prior burglary charge.  Johnson was aware of his active warrant and turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail and posted the required bond and was released

9-15 Sheriff’s Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with Jamarlon Walker, 18 Bourbonnais.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear on a prior possession of cannabis charge.  Walker was transported to the Iroquois County Jail and posted the required bond the following day and was released

9-15 Sheriff’s Police arrested Karissa M. Raila, 19 Willowbrook, IL.  According to police reports, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Raila’s vehicle near Watseka for a taillight violation.  The Deputy detected an odor of cannabis emitting from the vechile and a search of Raila’s vehicle and peron ensued.  The search resulted in the finding of several, small bags of a controlled substance believed to be heroin, several items of drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of marijuana.  Raila was placed into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released the following day

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, September 15, 2014

Disobeying Police (City Citation) H14-4948
Date & Time: September 15, 2014 12:43pm
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Arrested: Vicki Ford (57) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a domestic disturbance.  Ms.
Ford was arrested for Disobeying Police.  She was taken to Hoopeston Police
Dept, processed and released with a notice to appear in city court.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
September 14, 2014

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police and the Watseka Enforcement Team arrested Misty R. Kaufman, 35 of Watseka following the execution of a search warrant at 599 E. Mulberry St. in Watseka.  The search warrant, which was executed following an undercover narcotics operation that targeted the sale of heroin from the residence, resulted in the seizure of heroin, crack cocaine and U.S. Currency.  Ms Kaufman was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail, where she was charged with Unlawful Delivery of a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (heroin) and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver (crack cocaine).  Jennifer L. Pederson, 34 Watseka, who was living in the basement of the residence, was also arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Ms. Pederson was released after posting the required bond, while Ms. Kaufman remains in custody awaiting a court appearance.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, September 9 - September 12, 2014

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Warrant Arrest H14-4854   V14-9024 Showers
Date & Time: September 9, 2014   5:56pm
Location: 301 W Main
Arrested: Justin R Plecker (31) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned himself in at HPD on outstanding Vermilion County warrant
13TR02147   Failure To Appear/Traffic.  He was extradited to Vermilion
County jail in lieu of bond.

Reckless Driving, Criminal Damage to Property, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia H14-4861 Linares
Date & Time: September 9, 2014 8:57pm
Location: 400 Blk W Maple
Complainant: (27) Hoopeston female
Arrested: Sonya Sanford (35) of Hoopeston
Details: At above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD in reference to Ms. Sanford
smoking cannabis, driving through a yard, and running over a bike.  Subject was
located and arrested.  She was taken to HPD, processed and released on a
traffic citation and notice to appear in court.

Driving While License Revoked, Operating Uninsured Vehicle   H14-4863 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: September 9, 2014 10:38pm
Location: 100 blk W Main
Arrested: Rafael Resendez (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Resendez was arrested during a traffic stop after a computer check revealed
that he had a revoked driver’s license.  Subject was brought to HPD, processed
and released after posting $150 bond.  He was given 2 traffic citations.

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H14-4864 Kruse
Date & Time: September 9, 2014 11:28pm
Location: 700 blk S 1st Ave
Complainant: (58) Hoopeston female
Arrested: Trinidad Hernandez (41) Hoopeston male
Details: Mr. Hernandez was arrested after a noise complaint was called into HPD.  He was
taken to HPD, processed and released with a notice to appear in city court.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Fire Call
Date & Time: September 10, 2014     7:45pm
Location: 400 blk S Second Ave
Details: HFD responded for smell of electric burning and smoke inside residence.

 


Stolen Bicycle H14-4882
Date: September 10, 2014  
Location: 500 blk W Lincoln
Details: Yellow and Blue girls bike was stolen.  Bike has basket on front and
back of bike.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H14-4894 Linares
Date & Time: September 11, 2014 9:00pm
Location: 700 Blk S 6th Av
Complainant: (44) Hoopeston male
Arrested: Mark Hewitt (43) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Hewitt was arrested after harassing and calling the complainant names.  He was
brought to HPD, processed and released on a notice to appear in city court.

Possession of Cannabis (City Ordinance) H14-4896 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: September 11, 2014 11:26pm
Location: Route 1/Route 9
Arrested: Kirk Van Noord (26) of Batavia, IL
Details: While on a traffic stop, HPD officers found cannabis in Mr. Van Noord’s vehicle.
Subject was arrested and taken to HPD.  He was processed and released with
a notice to appear in city court.
Friday, September 12, 2014


Bicycle Recovered
Date & Time: September 12, 2014 11:45am
Location: 700 block S. First Ave
Details: The yellow and blue girl’s bike that was reported stolen from the 500 block of
W. Lincoln on September 10, 2014 was recovered and returned to owner.

 


Residential Burglary H14-4905
Date & Time: September 12, 2014     7:50pm
Location: 700 blk S Sixth Ave
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Caller came home to find someone entered her residence and removed
DVD player, jewelry, and medication.

 

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“Zoning” main topic at Tuesday’s Vermilion County Board Meeting

The Vermilion County Board will meet on Tuesday, September 9th and the main topic will be zoning.  More information to come after meeting.

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KAMEG make drug arrest in Rantoul

On Thursday, September 4, 2014 at approximately 8:08 p.m., KAMEG agents, with the assistance of the Rantoul Police Department, executed a search warrant at 1130 N. Century Blvd., Rantoul, IL.

During the search, agents located approximately 891.7 grams of cannabis, drug packaging materials, currency and drug paraphernalia.  Brian P. Macdonald, 30 of 2054 County Roadj3000 North, Rantoul was arrested for manufacture/delivery of cannabis (500-2000 grams) and for possession of drug paraphernalia.  Macdonald was transported and detained at the Champaign County Correctional Center.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report Accident

News Release
September 8, 2014

On September 7, 2014 Sheriff’s Police investigated a semi-trailer vs bicyclist accident that occurred on Co. Rd. 500N near Co. Rd. 1900E.  According to the reports, an International Semi-truck and loaded trailer, driven by Rodney B. Schroeder, 54 Milford, was traveling west on Co. Rd. 500 N just east of Co. Rd. 1900E.  Schroeder was approaching a group of four bicyclists who were traveling west at the same location.  Schroeder failed to observe the bicyclists as he was blinded by the setting sun on the west horizon.  He struck two of the four bicyclists who were riding on the north side of the roadway with his front, passenger side bumper and headlight.  The impact of the Semi-truck caused both bicyclists, one adult female and one female juvenile to be ejected off their bicycles into the north ditch.  the adult female was transported to Hoopeston Hospital and later air-lifted to Carle Hospital in Champaign and treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The female juvenile was transported to Hoopeston Hospital and treated and released.  Both were transported by Milford EMS, Wellington-Greer EMS and Hoopeston EMS.
Schroeder was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  The accident is still under investigation by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Criminal Damage to Property (City Ordinance) H14-4793
Date & Time: September 6, 2014 3:50am
Location: 500 blk N Eighth Av
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Ralph M. Plecker II (44) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called out to the above address to the report of damage
to the window of the complainant’s vehicle.  Mr. Plecker was arrested for city
ordinance violation and taken to the police station.  Subject was processed
and later released with a notice to appear in city court.

Criminal Damage to Property H14-4794
Date & Time: September 6, 2014 9:05am
Location: 1200 block Daisy Lane
Victim: 20 year old Rossville man
Details: Unknown subject(s) slashed two tires on the victim’s vehicle while it was parked
at the above location.

 


Traffic Accident H14-4810
Date & Time: September 6, 2014 10:15pm
Location: 500 blk E Main St
Unit #1: 1998 Chrysler Van driven by Stacy Watson (32) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: (Parked) 1998 Dodge Van owned by Manuel Tovar of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #1 was traveling westbound in the 500 block of E Main St when the driver
swerved to the right and struck Unit #2, which was parked along the street.  Unit #1
then left the roadway and came to a stop in a yard.  The driver of Unit #1 was taken to Hoopeston Hospital via ambulance.  Driver of Unit #1, Watson, was given citations for DUI, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, No Valid Driver’s License, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Failure to Reduce Speed.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fire Call
Date & Time: September 7, 2014 12:33pm
Location: Centennial Manor Housing Complex 426 E Honeywell Ave
Details: HFD was dispatched to the complex for an activated fire alarm.  Was determined
to have been caused by burned food in one of the apartments.  No reported injuries.

 

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Arrest) H14-4628   V14-8951
Date & Time:    September 7, 2014   8:20pm
Location: 800 block E Chestnut St Hoopeston
Arrested:   Layton, Alfred R. (M) of Hoopeston (42)
Details: At the above time and date, the arrestee was taken into custody and brought
to HPD following an investigation into the above charge.  Male was processed
then transported to PSB Danville to await hearing before a Judge for bond.

 

 

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Governor Quinn announces 27.6 Million for Construction Projects in Eastern Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of more than $27.6 million for construction projects in Ford and Vermilion Counties.  The investments will create jobs and improve the state’s infrastructure.

Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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USDA Designates Vermilion County in Illinois as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

On September 4, 2014 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Vermilion County in Illinois as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a hail storm that occurred on May 21, 2014.  Farmers and ranchers in Champaign, Douglas, Edgar, Ford and Iroquois counties in Illinois and Benton, Vermilion and Warren counties in Indiana also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous.

For more information or to view FSA news releases they are available on FSA’s website www.fsa.usda.gov via the “Newsroom” link.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Found Keys
Date: September 4, 2014
Details: Set of keys was found at Girls Softball Field on East Mcneil.  Owner may claim
at HPD.


Vehicle Accident H14-4769 Welch
Date & Time: September 4, 2014   8:26pm
Location: 100 blk W Main
Unit #1: 2003 White Grand Am driven by Charlotte Akins (38) of Minier
Unit #2: 2000 Ford Mustang driven by Ashante Martinez (21) of Rossville
Details: Unit #1 struck Unit #2 in the rear as Unit #2 slowed to cross railroad tracks
Driver of Unit 1 cited for Failure To Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident
Driver of Unit 2 cited for Operating Uninsured Vehicle.

 

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Hoopeston City Council News

Hoopeston aldermen met on Tuesday, but the regular board meeting scheduled didn’t take place because the meetings’ agenda wasn’t made public within 48 hours required by law.

No votes could be taken, but aldermen did announce that vehicles no longer needed will be sold by bid.  Aldermen Bill McElhaney reported that the sand filter which has been updated, is expected to be operational on Tuesday.  Aldermen Joe Fell announced that Joel Bird is the new Fire Chief.  Aldermen Nancy Stipp said the Historical Society approved a metal roof for the Floral Hill Chapel.

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