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Hoopeston Police Blotter June 29th, 2015

Theft (over) H15-3054
Date & Time: June 29, 2015 1521
Complainant: 70 year old Hoopeston female
Location: 600 block of west Lincoln
Details: HPD officers responded to the above for the report of a generator theft. Investigation is pending

 

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Hot off the Press a book called “Hoopeston”

June 29, 2015

A new book offering a photographic walk down memory lane will be featured at a book signing from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, July 8th, at Hoopeston Public Library.
“images of America: Hoopeston” was complied and edited by local residents Carol Hicks, Jean Minick, and Nora Gholson. The three ladies will be available to share about their new venture and copies will be available for sale at $20 each. For more information, call the library at 217-283-6711.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

June 29th, 2015

On June 26, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police returned from the Peoria County Jail with Ontario L. Alexander age 23, of Peoria, IL. Alexander was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear on the charge of Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Ontario remains in jail in lieu of bond.
On June 26, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Jamie A. Taylor age 36, of Beaverville. Taylor was charged of Possession of Another’s credit card and receipt of goods or services after an investigation revealed that she used a credit to purchase more than $500 in goods and services that did not belong to her and did not have permission to use. Taylor transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she later posted bond after a bond hearing.
On June 27, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of 2300 E. Rd. and 2000 N. Rd. According to the Police report, Thomas D. Forbes age 30, of Sheldon was traveling south on 2300 E. Rd. approaching the “T” intersection with 2000 N. Rd. Forbes advised that he became distracted from within the unit and drove through the intersection into the south ditch where he struck a utility pole causing over $1500 in damages. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.
On June 26, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s police investigated a fatal accident at the intersection of 700 E. Rd. and 2900 N. Rd. approaching 700 E. Rd. when he failed to stop for the stop sign. Peters’ vehicle was struck in the passenger side in the middle of the intersection by a southbond truck driven by Douglas H. Buschman age 65, of Reynolds, IN. Peter was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of injuries and his passenger, Brian K. Denault age 18, of Chebanse was transported to Riverside Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. Buschman was transported to Riverside Medical Center as well for treatment of injuries. Peters’ was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and for disobeying a traffic control device. also responding the scene was the Chebanse Twp. Fire Dept. and Riverside EMS. The accident remains under investigation.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

June 29, 2015

On June 28th, 2015 Gilman Police arrested Daniel F. Martinez age 24 of Piper City. Gilman Police responded to an initial report of motor vehicle taken without permission. After a short investigation it was learned that the original reported vehicle taken was left at another residence in Gilman and a vehicle from that location was taken. Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police and State Police assisted Gilman in a search of the area for the suspect and attempted to make contact however Martinez fled on foot. Matinez had taken and abandoned another vehicle with the keys in the ignition before he took the final vehicle that he was driving when a County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on that vehicle. Martinez fled leading the Deputy on a short chase thru town until Martinez jumped out of the vehicle white it was in motion allowing the vehicle to continue rolling down the street unoccupied. The unoccupied vehicle then struck a parked vehicle before the Deputy pursuing him could get in the car and stop the vehicle from striking the home. Shortly after the Officers engaged Martinez in a foot pursuit which ended in his apprehension. Martinez was charged with 5 counts of Unlawful Possession/ driver of stolen vehicle, Fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of accident with vehicle damage and criminal trespass to property. Martinez also had outstanding Iroquois and Ford County warrants. Martinez was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter

Fire Call
Time & Date: June 26, 2015   12:33 pm
Location: Parkview Court Apartment Complex
Details: At the above time and date, a resident contact HFD to respond to check their apartment
For possible Natural Gas leak.  There was no report of injuries or illness at the time of the
Call.  Pilot light blew out and was re-ignited. 


Vehicle Burglary, Criminal Damager over $300 H15-3003
Date & Time: June 26, 2015   3:30pm
Location: 600 blk E Washington
Complainant: 53 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Report was taken after owner of the vehicle found items missing from his
Vehicle.  Also reported damage due to someone lighting a smoke bomb
Inside vehicle.

Driving While License Revoked H15-3006
Date & Time: June 26, 2015 9:35pm
Location: Main/Market
Arrested: Amber Morgeson (34) of Hoopeston
Details: While on a traffic stop, a computer checked revealed that Ms. Morgeson’s license was
revoked.  She was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  She was later released with
a traffic citation and notice to appear in traffic court.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (city ordinance) H13-3011
Date & Time: June 27, 2015 1:58am
Location: 500 blk E Lincoln
Arrested: 17 year old juvenile
Details: HPD and Hoopeston Ambulance were called to the above location for an unresponsive
patient.  Upon arrival, subject started waking up and advising that he didn’t feel well.
Subject was transported to Carle Hospital Hoopeston.  He was later released, arrested and
taken to HPD for processing.  Subject was given a city citation for the drug paraphernalia
that was located on him.


Traffic Accident H15-2998
Date & Time: June 27, 2015   1:30pm (Delayed blotter entry)
Location: 800 blk W Penn
Unit #1: 1999 Ford Ranger driven by Sawyer Neal of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2000 Chevy Silverado owned by Donald Obergfel of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was looking down and playing with his radio when he
struck the rear of Unit 2 which was parked and unoccupied.  After
being struck, unit 2 rolled a block and a quarter before coming to a rest at Penn and 6th ave.  Unit 1 rolled into the yard just east of 7th Ave.  No injuries reported.


No Valid Driver’s License H15-3019
Date & Time: June 27, 2015 1443
Location: Market St/Orange St
Arrested: Male juvenile of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving erratically east bound on Orange St.  A records check of the driver advised he did not have a valid Illinois license.  He was taken into custody and later released to the custody of his mother with

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter Thursday June 25th, 2015

Criminal Damage to Auto, Criminal Trespass to Auto   H15-2984
Date & Time: June 25, 2015   2:21pm
Location: 200 blk W Lincoln
Complainant: 60 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported an unknown subject burned the floor mats inside his
vehicle after placing a smoke bomb inside the unlocked vehicle while parked
at the above location


Burglary to Garage H15-2990
Date & Time: June 25, 2015  
Location: 800 blk E Main
Complainant: 66 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant advised unknown person(s) entered her garage and removed
several fishing poles and fishing tackle without her permission.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter

Criminal Damage to Property H15-2920
Time & Date: June 23, 2015   06:10 am
Location: 800 E Seminary St Hoopeston
Complainant: 50 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD and reported
That person(s) had done damage to his swimming pool.


Criminal Damage to Property H15-2923
Time & Date: June 23, 2015   9:05am
Location: 500 block E Main St Hoopeston
Complainant: 44 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD and reported
That person (s) unknown had damaged her vehicle sometime during the
night.

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American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Iroquois County

American Red Cross has opened a shelter for displaced individuals and families

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for displaced individuals and families at Trinity Church in Watseka. The address is:


1658 East Route 24

Watseka, IL 60970.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fire Call
Date & Time: June 20, 2015   9:40am
Location: 700 blk W Main
Details: HFD responded to the above for an activated Carbon Monoxide
detector.  HFD received no reading and determined batteries
were low


Battery H15-2881
Date & Time: June 20, 2015 1947
Location: 400 block of west Maple St.
Complainant: 55 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Chase R. Hensley, 19, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for a report of a battery that had just occurred.  HPD officers were able to find the suspect at a different location and apprehend him without incident.
Hensley posted bond and was given a court date. 

Traffic Accident H15-2883
Date & Time: June 20, 2015 8:57pm
Location: South Fifth Ave
Unit #1: 12 Year old Hoopeston Juvenile, driving a 2000 Honda ATV
Unit #2: Ricardo Acosta of Hoopeston, driving a 2002 Ford Focus
Details: Unit #1 was traveling in the alley south of the 500 block of W.     
Washington and as it crossed S. 5th Ave pulled out in front of and was struck by Unit #2. No injuries were reported. Unit #2 was issued a citation for Operating Uninsured Vehicle.

 

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Update on the flooding situation in Iroquois County.

Iroquois County has and will continue to experience flooding conditions in the coming days. The soil is still saturated and ditches and small creeks are still at higher-than-average levels. The Iroquois River is now at moderate flood stage with a measurement of 24 feet, and is expected to start falling slowly tomorrow morning. Throughout the weekend there are continual chances for rain, especially Saturday night. If you have flooding in your home or on your road, report it to the non-emergency number at 815-432-4918. If you are trapped in your home, call 911. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded roadway. Now is the time to make preparations in case you need to leave your home.

Iroquois County officials are monitoring the flooding situation, and will issue a an evacuation through the media if it becomes necessary.

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If the media has any additional questions, utilize the contact information below.

Best regards, and stay safe.

Eric Ceci
EMA Coordinator
Iroquois County
Office: (815) 432-6997
Cell: (815) 351-8021

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Meth lab bust nets two arrests

Two people were arrested Wednesday after Vermilion County drug agents and Indiana law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the garage of a residence near the Illinois-Indiana state line.
Vermilion Metropolitan Enforcement Group officers along with members of the Vermillion County, Ind., Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a home along County Road 1650N, west of State Route 63 and just across the state line.

Vermillion County, Ind., Sheriff Mike Phelps said the warrant was part of an investigation into meth manufacturing occurring in both Illinois and Indiana.
Phelps, in a press release, indicated a search of the property found an active meth lab in the garage of the residence. Items commonly used in meth manufacturing were plainly visible to officers as they approached the garage.
Other manufacturing items were discovered in the residence and in vehicles on the property, according to Phelps.
Two people — Samuel Houston, 27, and Melisa Houston, 32 — were arrested on the scene on preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursors.
The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team was called to the scene to remove the lab. The Indiana Department of Child Services was called to the scene due to children being present at the residence.

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Hoopeston Area accelerates technology plan

The Hoopeston Area School District plans to put one-on-one devices into every student’s hands in two years instead of the planned five years.
Superintendent Hank Hornbeck told school board members at Thursday’s meeting, the district looked into “how to make it happen quicker… in two years instead of five.”
The plan discussed was to use a fund abatement from the working cash fund. The district would transfer $300,000 from the working cash fund to purchase the technology. Chrome books will be bought for grades three to eight next year with some type of tablet for the second grade, Hornbeck said. The following year one-on-one devices will be in the hands of high school students.
In other school board business, Mark Eighner, director of transportation and grounds, reported the boiler work would begin Monday, the Chem Lab was meeting expectations and the high school entrance work was in progress. He added the ad for a new bus with wheelchair ramp was recently in the newspapers requesting bids.
Hornbeck noted the problem with parking on East Honeywell in front of Honeywell Grade School was solved by an ordinance approved at Tuesday’s council meeting banning parking on the south side of Honeywell Avenue when school was in session.

Dave McFadden was selected out of three candidates that applied to fill Stewart Coffman’s remaining term on the school board and approved unanimously.
Board members learned the deactivation agreement begun in 2006 between Rossville-Alvin, Bismarck-Hening and Hoopeston Area School Districts would still be in force for 2015-2016 school year while Rossville-Alvin discussed a high school co-op with Bismarck-Henning School District.
The board approved the resignation of Mary Smith as fourth-grade teacher effective May 28 and the retirement of Denise Ried as kindergarten teacher effective the end of the 2015 school year. The board approved the transfer of Amanda Elliott from part-time to full-time high school personal aide and Randall Hofer from fifth grade to sixth grade boys basketball coach.
Also approved was the employment of Keia Powell as fifth-grade teacher; Jordan Hollingsworth and Kristin Bishop as fourth-grade teachers; Donna Spear as middle School secretary; Kelly Annkenbrand as half-time high school yearbook sponsor; Erin Kempen as self-contained Maple classroom aide, Kaaryn Wyss as fifth-grade girls basket ball coach; and Ginger Gonzalez as the sixth-grade girls basketball coach effective Aug. 20.
The Hoopeston Area School Board will meet next at 6:30 p.m. July 16 in the high school library.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, June 19, 2015

Criminal Damage to Property H15-2851
Date & Time: June 19, 2015 1:33am
Location: 500 Block of W. Lincoln
Complainant: 50 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At above time and date, HPD officers were called to the report
of criminal damage to a garage. Unknown subjects at this time. Investigation is pending.


Theft of Medication H15-2854
Date & Time: June 19, 2015   10:34am
Location: Hoopeston area
Complainant: 68 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant reported her medication was taken out of her
vehicle by unknown subject without her permission.


Warrant Service H15-2858 V15-6056
Date & Time: June 19, 2015 1531
Location: 500 block of north Tenth Ave.
Arrested: Gail D. Savage, 56, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above to attempt to take Savage into custody on a Vermilion County warrant, 13CM0233.  Savage was unable to post bond and later transported to the PSB. 


Warrant Service H15-2863
Date & Time: June 19, 2015 1805
Location: 301 W. Main St. Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Justin L. Taylor, 32, of Hoopeston
Details: Taylor came to HPD to turn himself in on Vermilion County warrant 14TR7086.  Taylor posted the appropriate bond and was given a new court date. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Warrant Arrest H15-2791
Date & Time: June 16, 2015   8:36pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Justin R. Plecker of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned himself in on outstanding Vermilion warrant 13TR0781
Failure To Appear/Traffic.  He posted bond and was released
with new court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Traffic Accident (PD) H15-2748
Time & Date: June 15, 2015   7:19 am
Location: 215 W Washington Shipping Docks of Hoopeston Foods, (Teasdale’s)
Unit 1: 2001 Western Star Tractor, owned Arroyo LTD Byron Center, MI
Driver of Unit 1:  Howard William Christensen of Grand Rapids MI
Unit 2: 1992 Capacity Tractor Truck, (Trailer Jockey Unit) owned by Teasdale’s Foods
Details: Unit 1 was attempting to back his unit into the loading docks of Teasdale Foods on
First Av, he struck Unit 2 that was parked in the dock area.  All units insured and
No report of injuries. 


Fire Call
Time & Date: June 15, 2015   08:34 am
Location:   800 block E Washington St
Details: At the above time and date, the owner of the resident requested HFD to respond
For the detector activation.  No report of sickness or injury at the time of call.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

June 14, 2015

On June 11th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on 2850 N. Rd. near 1800 E. Rd. According to the Police report, Juanita A. Regnier age 46, of Iroquois was traveling westbound on 2850 N. Rd. when a deer ran into the roadway. Reginer was not able to avoid striking the deer which caused more than $1500 in damages to the vehicle. No injuries were reported an no citations were issued.
On June 12th, 2015 Milford Police arrested Theresa L. Sands age 42, of Milford. Sands was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on the charge of Retail Theft. Sands was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was later released on an Individual Bond.
On June 13th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Old Rte. 5 near 3000 N. Rd. According to the police report Jessica A. Burgess age 29, of Clifton was traveling southbound on Old Rte. 45 approaching the curve at 3000 N. Rd. Burgess stated that due to the foggy conditions she seen the curve at the last minute and swerve to the east causing her vehicle to skid out of control into the east ditch where it overturned on its roof in he ditch. Both Jessica and her passenger were transported to Riverside Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Jessica was charged with Driving Under the Influence, No valid License, failure to wear seatbelt and operation of uninsured motor vehicle. Damages were estimate at more than $1500. Chebanse TWP. Fire also reported to the Scene.
On June 14th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Spencer T. Andrews age 44, of Gilman. Andrews was charged with Violation of No contact order and criminal trespass to a residence. Andrews was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.
On June 14th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Daniel L. Taylor age 45, of Gilman. Taylor was charged with Domestic Battery after he was involved in an argument with his girlfriend that became physical. Taylor was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.
Also on June 14th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Brittany C. Burnside age 26, of Watseka. Burnside was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on the charge of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Burnside was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was later posted bond and was released.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

June 12, 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jon G. Rogers, age 21, of 700 South St. in Crescent City, IL, and Nathaniel L.A. Perkins, age 20, of 706 N. Colfax in Crescent City, IL, following an investigation in to damage that occurred at Heritage Park in Crescent City during the overnight hours of Wednesday, June 10, 2015. On that date, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Perkins intentionally damaged both the men’s and women’s bathroom, as well as the concession stand located inside the park’s pavilion. Damage in both bathrooms included having fixtures completely removed and shattered in to pieces or thrown against other fixtures. Damage sustained is estimated to be in excess of $8,000.00. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Perkins were taken in to custody without incident at their respective residences and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where they were charged with Criminal Damage To State Supported Property Over $500.00, a Class 3 Felony. Both men remain in custody awaiting a court appearance.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Disobeying Police, Battery (city ordinance) H15-2721
Date & Time: June 14, 2015 1:14am
Location: 306 E Main St Uptown Saloon
Arrested: Jennifer Gredy (31) of Hoopeston
Natasha Longest (31) of Hoopeston
Details: After an altercation at the above location, both females were arrested
Transported to HPD.  They were processed and released with city citations
with a date for city court.


Burglary to Business H15-2725
Time & Date: June 14, 2015   11 am
Location: La Casa Del Sol 1010 W Chestnut St
Details: At the above time and date, person(s) unknown had made entry to the
business causing damage.


Burglary H15-2733
Date & Time: June 14, 2015 2:53pm
Location: 400 block of east Seminary
Complainant: 31 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above for the report of a burglary to a storage facility.  Investigation is pendi

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Burglary to Auto H15-2702
Time & Date: June 13, 2015   09:31 am
Location: 400 block W Maple St
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD reference to person(s)
Unknown had entered his vehicle causing damage. 


Burglary to Garage H15-2709
Date & Time: June 13, 2015 1:54pm
Location: 500 block of south Fifth St.
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a burglary to a garage.  Reported missing was various items used in construction.  Investigation is pending.


Battery (City Ordinance) H15-2711
Date & Time: June 13, 2015 3:32pm
Location: 700 block of east McCracken
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Brian L. Smith, 39, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above for the report of a fight in progress.  All subjects involved were separated when the officers arrived. After investigation, Smith was determined to be the assailant.  Smith was not located after the investigation, so he was mailed his city ordinance violation with a city court date.

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Indiana Beach Celebrates 89th Anniversary!

Indiana Beach, Indiana’s largest and most popular amusement resort and vacation playground, will celebrate their 89th Anniversary on Father‘s Day June 21st.

Families can look forward to the traditional “Quarter” Night on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, where rides will cost only 25 cents starting at 4 pm. Indiana Beach will also offer 25-cent Hotdogs & Cokes at 6 pm while supplies last in the historic Indiana Beach Ballroom.

Indiana Beach was recently named one of the Top 10 Family Friendly Amusement parks in America by Fodor’s Magazine. John Collins, general manager, invites everyone to come out the park June 21st and help celebrate the anniversary of Indiana Beach. Collins states, “We are proud our past and look forward to the future as we celebrate 89 years of proving family fun at Indiana Beach.”

Indiana Beach & Pronto Pups Present
8th Annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest
An Eisele Family Tradition!

Indiana Beach and The Pronto Pup will be hosting a “Pronto Pup (Corndog) Eating Contest” on both, Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21 at 3:00 p.m. “We have many memories of Father’s Day being spent at Indiana Beach and thought this would be a fun way to commemorate our family tradition”, says Tim Eisele.

This year will mark the 8th Annual Foot Long Pronto Pup Eating Contest! Contestants 18 years and older may sign up Saturday and Sunday to participate starting at 11 am at the Pronto Pup Stand. Contest is open to the first 10 participants.

Tim & Carmin Eisele, owners of the Pronto Pup at Indiana Beach look back on the years when their sons were younger. We remember bringing the boys to Indiana Beach every Father’s Day. They loved the rides and we loved the price!” says Carmin Eisele. Tim Eisele adds, “This was back in the day when my mother, Anna Eisele, owned the Pronto Pup stand. Our boys always made it a point to finish the Anniversary Night by eating a Pronto Pup at Grandma & Grandpa’s stand.”

What is a Pronto Pup? It is the Original name for a “corndog”. The Pronto Pup was invented by George & Versa Boyington in the late 1930‘s where they first served the deep-fried hotdog on a stick at a beach in the Portland, Oregon area. This new food novelty caught on fast and most people started calling them “corndogs” at State Fairs. The late Joe Skelton introduced the tasty hot dog on a stick in 1947 to the guests at Indiana Beach. In 1989, Mr. Skelton and his wife, Agnes Skelton, of Logansport, Indiana, sold the original Pronto Pup business and the exclusive franchise rights in White County to Anna Eisele. This year marks the 26th Season that the Eisele Family has operated the Pronto Pup at Indiana Beach.

Tim and Carmin Eisele now run and operate The Pronto Pup every summer. Tim Eisele noted that the Pronto Pup is still made the old-fashioned way, one pup at a time. Visitors at Indiana Beach are entertained by watching their Pronto Pup prepared before their eyes and served to them fresh and hot. Each “hot dog on a stick” is hand dipped in the trademark Pronto Pup batter recipe, then deep-fried to a golden brown. A Foot long Pronto Pup is served for the serious connoisseurs. It’s hard to resist a Pronto Pup!

Come Join us During Indiana Beach’s 89th Anniversary Celebration!

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Celebrate Watseka and Watseka Firefest Saturady Line Up

They are thrilled to have Traveling Wall That Heals, Vietnam War Memorial open 24 hours a day .There will be a short program celebrating the Wall beginning tonight at 5:00 p.m. by the Wall memorial and a 2:00 p.m. program on Sunday, June 14th as we say our goodbye’s to The Wall That Heals.

The Traveling Wall That Heals is positioned directly across from Lakeview Senior Housing on Brianna Drive. It will be located on the NW corner of Brianna Drive and Elm Street (Cemetery Road).

Events at The Traveling Wall That Heals:

Saturday,They will be honoring local Vietnam Soldiers with Roger Bennett of Thawville,  Legion Post Commander speaking. There will be some very moving entertainment and the reading of Iroquois County fallen Vietnam Solders.

Also on Saturday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. enjoy “Little Daddy”, born on Chicago’s South Side, Little Daddy now resides in Kankakee County. He leaves a memorable impression on audiences with an energetic and exciting performance. He will be at the tent in Lakeview Park.

Sunday, June 14th we will do a Retreat Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. as we say goodbye to this beautiful tribute to all of those that served in the Vietnam War.


During the Fire Fest Events Saturday are:

◾11am: Registration for Nichols Paint & Fab Car Show
Beer Tent Opens

Misc Car show Vendors Open

Food Vendors Open

◾12pm: Registration for Annual “Fun Run”
Traditions Bar (3rd & Walnut in Watseka)
*All Street Legal Vehicles Welcome*

◾1pm:“Fun Run” Begins

Nichols Paint & Fab Car Show and Events (TBD) ◾PinUp Girl Contest
◾DJ
◾50/50’s
◾Vendors

◾5pm: Nichols Paint & Fab Car Show Awards :: Main Stage

◾5:30pm: Live Auction Begins
Fun Run Returns


Saturday Night Music in the Beer Tent:

◾6:30pm: Triple ‘OT Buck
◾9pm: Nick Lynch

*50/50 raffles all night!

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House property-tax freeze fails; Rauner says it’s not enough

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Tuesday talking about the same issue — relief from increasing local property taxes — but they talked past each other in a continuing deadlock over a state spending plan due by June 30.

The Legislature returned for a second day of overtime work and teed up proposals to freeze the amount of property taxes local governments can collect, suggesting they’re identical to what the Republican governor wants, but Rauner denounced the plan as falling short of reform he says is necessary to change the business and political environments in Illinois.

It didn’t matter anyway. The House voted down both proposals, with the closest fell 30 votes short of the 71 needed.

The first-term governor wants changes ranging from reducing business costs on insurance to cover injured workers to term limits to curtail politicians’ power before he’ll negotiate on a state budget. Entrenched legislative Democrats resisted those proposals all spring but adopted a budget they say covers vital services but which falls short of revenue by as much as $4 billion.

The Democrats see their property tax offering — and one last week on workers’ compensation — as efforts at compromise. Rauner says he’s compromised too, reducing his “turnaround agenda” to five points, with fair legislative remapping and restrictions on civil-liability lawsuits rounding out the plan.

“They’ve refused to have real negotiations on specific issues in those five bills,” Rauner told reporters outside the Executive Mansion as the House debated the tax measure.

Marengo Democratic Rep. Jack Franks’ plan would freeze at 2015 levels the amount of property taxes that a local government can collect. If City Hall or a park board wants more, they have to ask voters.

That’s Rauner’s premise. But his initiative would allow governments to prohibit discussion of certain issues in union negotiations over contracts, such as health insurance benefits or setting staffing levels for certain positions. He also wants to exempt local governments from having to pay laborers on construction projects the “prevailing wage,” set by state law, which he says is often a union scale and most workers aren’t union members.

Asked why he won’t accept the stand-alone tax freeze, take credit, and continue working on the tangential issues, the governor rejected the idea as an ultimately hurtful victory.

“That’s how we get in the mess we’re in,” Rauner said. “We can’t afford to nibble around the edges with very, very, minor, short-term things that don’t change the long-term trajectory of the state and then declare victory. That would be a failure of the people of Illinois.”

House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrat whom Rauner again Tuesday labeled an insider profiting through private legal work from government, reiterated his response to the Rauner agenda: “The solution to that lies in moderation.”

“Both Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature view these issues as reducing the wage levels of workers in the state and reducing the standard of living for people in the state,” Madigan said.

In response to the governor, Madigan said his law firm works on correcting errors in property-value assessments and that he enforces strict ethical conduct.

Franks, a long-term Democrat from conservative suburbs northwest of Chicago keen on stemming the pinch of rising taxes despite a recent history of falling home values, was flummoxed by the lack of support.

“We can’t put everything on one bill,” Franks said. “It’s not the whole thing, but it’s a very critical portion of how we help our taxpayers.”

Republicans jeered during floor debate, lamenting “wasted time” on legislation that won’t make the grade.

“This isn’t the monster. The monster is the budget you passed last month,” said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs, urging a return to the bargaining table.

The Senate met as a committee-of-the-whole Tuesday hearing testimony on the impact of property taxes on local governments and school districts. Both chambers plan to be in session the last three Tuesdays in June.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

No Valid Drivers License, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Date & Time: June 10, 2015 12:12am
Location: Intersection of 8th Ave and Thompson Ave
Arrested: Austin Williams (19) of Milford
Details: HPD received a complaint of a dirt bike with no headlight. After conducting a traffic stop a computer check revealed that Mr. Williams did not have a valid driver’s license.  He was transported to HPD where he was searched.  Cannabis and drug
Paraphernalia were found on his person.  He was released with a
Notice To Appear in Vermilion County Court and Hoopeston City Court.

Criminal Damage to Auto (Over) H15-2644
Date & Time: June 10, 2015 1946
Location: 800 block of east Seminary
Complainant: 38 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of criminal damage to a vehicle that occurred.  Investigation is pending.

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Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Traffic Accident H15-2613
Date & Time: June 9, 2015   6:08am
Location: Euclid & Route 9
Unit #1: 2001 Chevy f1500 driven by Angela J Strawser of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2015 Honda Motorcycle driven by Carl Ramsey of Indiana
Details: Unit 1 was attempting to turn onto Euclid from Route 9 when it struck
Unit 2 which was stopped and waiting to make a turn.  One
Subject transported to hospital for treatment.  No citations issued.

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Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Monday, June 8, 2015


Sound Amplification System H15-2597
Date & Time: June 8, 2015   2:12pm
Location: 600 blk E Main
Arrested: Angelo M Zamora ((29) of Hoopeston
Details: Police responded to a call for a loud stereo coming from a vehicle
occupied by the above subject.  Complaint was signed by the
caller and issued to Zamora with a court date in Vermilion County


Retail Theft H15-2602
Date & Time: June 8, 2015   5:36pm
Location: 415 s Dixie hwy
Complainant: Dollar General Store
Arrested: Angel K Bane (35) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody at her residence after an employee
witnessed her removing a bag of ice and leaving the store without
paying for it.  She was given a Personal Recognizance Bond with
a mandatory court date at Vermilion County courthouse.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

6-7-15

Arrested the Following on June 6, 2015
Smock, Tori L (F) of Alvin (19)
Shields, Chloe N (F) of Hoopeston (19)
Hofer, Sadie A (F) of Hoopeston (18)
Dixon, Haley S (F) of Hoopeston (18)
Minor Juvenile of Hoopeston (17)
Zamarripa, Deono X (M) of Hoopeston (19)
Minor Juvenile of Bismarck (16)  (Also Charged Disobeying Police)
Details: At the above date, HPD was called in reference to suspicious gathering at
The residence.  Upon arrival the subjects inside the residence refused to open the
Door, when a person bolted from the scene.  All subjects listed above have and or
Will be provided a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court on the above charge. 


Domestic Battery
Complainant: 54 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Torrey W Robinson (48) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above for the report of a domestic dispute.
The altercation became physical and Robinson was taken into custody,
transported to HPD where he was processed and later taken to PSB
for arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

6-7-15

Arrested: Daniel Rodriguez Allen (34) from Texas
Subject was taken into custody on 3 outstanding warrants from Texas
Burglary Habitation – Forced
Theft
Assault, bodily injury
He was processed at HPD and later taken to PSB to await extradition from Texas.

Fire Department responded for an activated Fire alarm.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

6-7-15

On June 4th, 2015 Milford Police Department arrested Donald E. Henry age 55 of Milford. Henry was wanted on a Vermillion County Warrant for Driving while license was Suspended. Henry was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released.
On June 4th, 2015 Milford Police Department arrested Maxim M. Kasey 19 of Watseka. Kasey was arrested for Violation of Order of Protection. Kasey was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he was later released on a recognizance bond.
On June 5th, 2015 Gilman Police Department arrested Jose A. Diaz age 26 of Onarga. Diaz was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant for Violation of Order of Protection and criminal damage to property. Diaz was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in Lieu of bond.
On June 5th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police returned from Ford County Jail with Ashton Luhrsen 19. Luhrsen was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to register as a sexual offender and 2 outstanding Champaign County warrants for violation of probation. Luhrsen remains at Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.
On June 6th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident near St. Rt. 45 and 45 N.
According to the police report Austin M. Flessner age 17, of Loda was travelling North bound on a gravel road north of the residence located at St. Rt. 45 and 45 N. when Flessner drifted off the roadway. Flessner then over corrected causing his truck to slide off the roadway and enter the road ditch. Flessner’s truck rolled several times into a corn field until finally coming to rest on the cab in the corn field. Flenner and his passenger received minor injuries and were treated and released. Flessner was issued a citation for too fast for conditions. Flessner’s vehicle sustained over $1,500 in damage.
On June 7th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested David W. Areseneau age 56 of Martinton. Arseneau was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County Warrant for Contempt of Court. Arseneau was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in Lieu of bond.

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Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District #11 Special Board Notice

6-8-15

Due to recent resignation, the Hoopeston Area School District has an opening on the school board. The open seat is due to the resignation of Stewart Coffman for personal reasons. The replacement must live in the old Hoopeston School District also known as “in-town” Hoopeston.
Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest to Superintendent Hank Hornbeck by Wednesday.

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House advances workers’ comp bill, hosts heated debate

According to the Commercial News,  Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the plan they pushed through the House had no GOP support, and debate devolved into a heated exchange over a completely separate issue.
Lawmakers, who left town Sunday after approving a budget as much as $4 billion short on funds, returned to take up changes in workers’ compensation, one of the issues the first-term executive says is a must before he’ll discuss a tax increase to close the deficit. Rauner, however, had already dismissed the proposed changes as not as comprehensive as necessary. House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Democrats adopted the plan on a party-line vote.
But it wasn’t workers’ compensation that sparked a scorching verbal volley at day’s end. It was a Rauner aide’s comments to lawmakers who earlier in the day questioned him about how Rauner is paying his $250,000-a-year education secretary.

Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Goldberg labeled the appropriations committee’s proceedings as a “sham” when asked why school czar Beth Purvis is on the payroll of the Department of Human Services — an agency Rauner has targeted for spending cuts to deal with the deficit. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the arrangement last week.
Goldberg said previous governors had done the same thing and said, “There’s no reason to subject a great leader like Beth Purvis to a sham hearing.”
After the workers’ compensation debate, Lou Lang, a deputy majority leader from Skokie who had attended the hearing, took issue with Goldberg’s attitude.
“What I heard was somebody who insulted the members of the committee who asked straight questions,” Lang said. “What I heard was a person who changed the subject and refused to address the purpose of the subject matter hearing.”
And Lang was rankled that Rauner’s press office issued a statement decrying lawmakers’ “sexist smear campaign,” saying no one had mentioned Purvis’ gender.
Lang’s declamation raised the ire of Republican Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove, who echoed claims that the committee’s proceedings were a “charade” and “kangaroo court.”
When someone interrupted him, Sandack said, “I’m sorry we’re wasting people’s time. I’m sorry I was just subjected to a harangue, a political speech on the floor of the House.”
A statement from Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly claimed the Purvis questions were a distraction from Democrats’ unbalanced budget and refusal to take a look at high salaries of their staff members.
Madigan was unimpressed with the administration’s response on Purvis.
“It’s pretty limp,” Madigan told reporters. “They ought to spend a little bit more time strategizing and thinking about things.”
Republicans said the workers’ compensation changes, intended to make the insurance less costly for businesses by making rules on what constitutes a workplace injury tighter, don’t go far enough and the proceedings were a waste of time because Rauner won’t go along.
Rauner wants tougher rules on workers’ comp, civil liability lawsuits, and political makeovers such as term limits and fairer legislative district drawing, before he’ll discuss more revenue for the budget, such as through a tax increase.
The House and Senate will be in session Tuesday.

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Illinois Senate to hold hearing on freezing property taxes

According to the Commercial News, The Illinois Senate will consider a proposed property tax freeze when the chamber reconvenes for the first time since the regular legislative session ended May 31.
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton announced Friday the entire Senate will hear testimony on the issue Tuesday.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won’t approve a 2016 budget Democrats passed last month until legislators pass some of his pro-business agenda. That includes a property tax freeze.
Senate Democrats already have rejected Rauner-backed legislation that would permanently freeze property taxes and require voter approval to increase them. Democrats say the plan would hurt schools that rely on property taxes.
Majority Democrats also have scheduled a hearing on Rauner’s proposed cuts to a program that helps senior citizens and low-income residents pay their utility bills.

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Happy hour bill awaits Gov. Rauner’s approval

According to the Commercial News, Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure that’s awaiting the governor’s signature.
The bill would restrict specials to four hours a day and no happy hour deals after 10 p.m. The measure has passed the state House and Senate and now needs the approval of Gov. Bruce Rauner for it to become law.
A representative with Rauner’s office told the News-Gazette and The Associated Press that he’ll “carefully consider” any legislation that’s sent to him.
Supporters say the change will produce more tax revenue for state and local governments through increased alcohol sales.
The happy hour specials were outlawed in 1989 over concerns about excessive drinking and drunk driving.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, June 5, 2015

Criminal Damage to Auto (Over) H15-2528
Time & Date: June 5, 2015   1:20pm
Location: Silgan Parking Rear Lot, 324 W Main St
Complainant: 39 year old Rossville Woman
Details: The complainant came to HPD and reported that person(s) unknown without
Permission had done damage to the roof of her car down to the trunk. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Burglary Solved H15-2485 V15-2488
Time & Date: June 4, 2015   10:25am
Location: 700 block E McCracken
Arrested: Young, Ryan D (M) of Hoopeston (37)
Details: At the above time and date, officer located the suspect in the fore mentioned case.  Subject was transported to HPD were he was charged and transported to PSB to be arraigned.


Warrant Arrest H15-2511   V15-5487
Time & Date: June 4, 2015   10:25am
Location: Hoopeston Police Department 301 W Main St
Arrested: Young, Ryan D (M) of Hoopeston (37)
Details: It was determined after the above listed subject came to HPD that he was wanted on the following warrants:  Vermilion County: 2014CM0616 FTA Criminal Damage to Property, 2014CM007 Criminal Damage to Property, $595 plus $150 fees.  Champaign County:  2015CF91 FTA DUI, $5,000 bond.  Transferred to PSB Danville.


Reckless Conduct, Aggravated Battery of Police Officer, H15-2516   V15-5490
Time & Date: June 4, 2015   11:37 am
Location: 400 block E Young Av
Arrested: Burke, Skyler T (M) of Hoopeston (26)
Details: At the above time and date, while Officers were involved with a stand by,
the above listed male was taken into custody on the above charges and
transported to HPD where he was processed.  Later subject was in need
of medical attention and was taken to the Carle Hoopeston ER.  Charges
are currently pending.

 

 

Fraud H15-2518
Date & Time: June 4, 2015 1324
Location: 101 W. Main St., Tedd’s Home Beverage
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers spoke with a Hoopeston female who came on station to report someone has been cashing checks under her account at the above.  Investigation is pending. 

 

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Watseka Farmers Market will start June 6th

June 3, 2015

The Watseka Farmers Market will start Saturday June 6th, 2015 at the First Trust and saving Bank parking lot Walnut St. and will continue thru Sept. 26th from 7am to 12 noon.
June 13, 2015 a acoustic duo known as The McGuire’s will perform from 10am till 12 noon, they are from Columbia Ind, there web site is www.reverbnation.com/themcguires

Check out our new web site www.watsekafamersmarket.com where we will feature some of our vendors and the produce they will have at the market.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

June 4th, 2015

On 6-2, 2015 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1920N near Co. Rd. 2230E in rural Watseka IL. According to police reports, a vehicle drive by Shea D. Cobb, age 24, of Gilmanm IL was traveling southwest on Co. Rd. 1920N when she became distracted inside the vehicle. Cobb’s vehicle left the roadway on the west side of the road, striking a ditch embankment. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.
On 6-3, 2015 Sheriff’s Police arrested Alexander Steel Jr. age 28, of Bradley, IL. Steel was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with felony theft. He was transported to the Iroquois County jail where he posted the required bond and was released.
On 6-3, 2015 Sheriff’s Police arrested Jamey W. Hamilton, age 41, of Beaverville, IL. Hamilton was charged with possession of a credit card of another and use of forged credit card after an investigation was launched on the pending case. Hamilton was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.
On 6-3, 2015 Kevin M. Harrison, age 27, of Crescent City, IL turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 90 day sentence for a conviction for delivery of cannabis between 10-30 grams. Harrsion will remain at the Iroquois County Jail through his sentence.
On 6-3, 2015 Sherrif’s Police arrested Earvin Adams, age 73, of Chicago IL. Adams was wanted on an Effingham County warrant charging him with failure to appear on a prior driving while his license is revoked charged. Adams was aware of his active warrant and turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.
Sheldon Police:
On 6-3, 2015 Sheldon police arrested Joseph E. Tykol, age 21, of Sheldon IL. According to police reports, police were called to the scene after witnesses observed Tykol damaging vehicle tires with a knife. Tykol was charged with felony criminal damage to property $500. Tykol was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.

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Development director seeks $300,000 for Prairie Meadows II according to www.justthefacts.net

As a show of community support, Hoopeston is being
asked to contribute $300,000 of tax increment financing
(TIF) funds towards the second phase of Prairie Meadows.
Niccole Clements, director of community and economic
development for Illinois Association of Community
Action Agencies in Springfield, talked about Prairie
Meadows II at Tuesday’s Hoopeston City Council meeting.
IACCAA hopes to pull partners together to build 30
more houses on land near the existing Prairie Meadows.
The estimated cost of the entire project is $7.6 million.
Of the total, “a ton of money” is paid for soft costs, suchas market and environmental studies, engineering fees
and other expenses.
The project would increase the property tax collected on the land.

Part of which is currently owned by New
Beginnings Church and the rest by Allen Decker,
Clements said.
The $300,000 would “show community support,” said
Clements, adding that would still leave a funding gap
that would need to be filled.
Most funding would come from groups that would get
tax credits on their investment on the subsidized housing.
Plans are to use the same general contractor, engineer
and architect, and use local labor where available, she
said.
Like Prairie Meadows I, the second phase would have
covenants guiding tenant responsibilities and would be
overseen by a property manager. After a set period of
time - 20 years for the original Prairie Meadows - tenants
would be able to purchase their homes, if they
chose to do so, Clements said.
Aldermen had few questions on the project. Bill
Goodwine wondered why build new houses when so
many empty houses are available, or would cause more
empty houses as people moved into the new project.
Clement answered that people usually move from
current rentals because the property is substandard. She
said a one-year waiting list for Prairie Meadows I shows
a need for the project.
Alderman Chad Yaden said Prairie Meadows I was
supposed to be built with crawl spaces, but was not and
that local contractors complained about their experiences
with how construction on Prairie Meadows I was
handled.
Clements said the city signed off on the change from
crawl spaces to slabs and that while she did not have
details about his specific complaints, of 10 packets sent
to local contractors, only one responded. One contractor
only wanted to be involved with two or three of the
houses, she said.
Mayor Bill Crusinberry said the project would “impact
a lot of lives.| This would be a long-term investment for
30 families.”
In the public comment part of the meeting, resident
Jeff Wise questioned Clements about Section 8 vouchers
for the development and interest by Danville Housing
Authority in having vouchers for the Prairie Meadows
expansion, which was reported in the Danville
Commercial News. Wise said he was “disappointed”
that no alderman brought up the article during their discussion.
Clements said that in order to get funding for the project,
they are required to provide subsidies and stressed
that property management is key to getting good tenants.
In the article, DHA director Greg Hilleary said
Clements approached DHA about being involved with
Prairie Meadows II. DHA was not involved in the original
Prairie Meadows.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Found Item
Time & Date:  June 3, 2015 07:30 am
Location: McFerren Park Pony League Field
Details: Found one Saber Mattingly ball bat, owners may claim at Hoopeston
Police Department. 


Criminal Damage to Auto H15-2485
Time & Date: June 3, 2015 06:45 am
Location: 700 block E Wyman Ave
Complainant:   20 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: The complainant reports that this morning she found her car had been damaged
By person(s) unknown at this time. 


Burglary H15-2486
Time & Date: June 3, 2015 08:15am
Location: 700 block E McCracken Av
Complainant: 80 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: The complainant contacted Hoopeston Police Department, reference to person(s) unknown had done damage to his garage and removed several items from the property and truck inside the garage. 


Traffic Accident, Hit & Run H15-2490
Date & Time: June 3, 2015 1439
Location: 912 S. Dixie Hwy., Subway
Complainant: 26 year old male from Alvin
Unit #1: Unknown
Unit #2: Parked:  White 2007 Dodge van
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for a hit and run accident that had occurred.  Investigation is pending.

Warrant Arrest H15-2499 V15-5464
Date & Time: June 3, 2015 1701
Location: 300 block of Front St.
Arrested: Michael A. Osborn, 30, of Rossville
Details: While HPD officers were out speaking with other subjects regarding a different situation, Osborn was found to have two warrants, 15CF660 and 12TR2520 through Champaign
County.  Osborn was transported to HPD and later transported to the PSB. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, June 2, 2015

A Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Warrant Arrest H15-2470 V15-5408
Date & Time: June 2, 2015   9:05am
Location: 500 blk N Third Street
Arrested: 13 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details: Subject was taken into custody on an outstanding juvenile warrant
15JD100. He was transported to PSB to await transportation to
Juvenile Detention Center to see a judge.

 

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Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District #11 Special Board Notice

The Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District #11 Board of Education will meet on Monday, June 15, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.  The board will immediately convene into executive session to interview board member candidates.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, June 1, 2015

Softball Mitt was found at Soccer Field ball diamond and turned into HPD where
owner can identify and claim.

Battery (City Ord) H15-2453
Time & Date: June 1, 2015 9am
Location: Farmers First Bank & Trust 901 S. Dixie Hwy Lot.
Complainant: 52 year old Rossville Male
Arrested: Crews, Carl A (M) of Rossville (61)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was summoned to the parking lot reference to a disturbance that was occurring.  Upon arrival Officer met with the complainant.  Suspect was still on scene, he was arrested and charged with the above offense. Mr. Crews was transported to HPD processed, and released from custody with NTA for Hoopeston City Court. 


Traffic Accident (PD) H15-2456
Time & Date: June 1, 2015   9:15am
Location: Primrose Lane & Cornjerker Way Hoopeston
Unit 1: 1999 Pontiac GA driven: Amber L Compton (F) of Hoopeston (30)
Details: At the above time and date, the driver was involved in a dispute became upset
Leaving the area at high rate of speed, went through a yard into the ditch causing
Damage to her unit and coming back up on the roadway losing control. 
Driver was located, report filed, and citations issued were No Valid Driver
License, and Failure to report an Accident.  Court date set for Danville. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Weekend Police Blotter

Vermilion County Warrant(15TR01448) H15-2415
Time & Date: May 30, 2015   11:20am
Location: 301 W Main St Hoopeston
Arrested: Woods, Jason A (M) of Hoopeston (40)
Details: At the above time and date, Mr. Woods came to HPD and surrendered to
the custody of HPD.  He was processed on the FTA Pretrial Warrant and
posted $3,000 10% plus $75 FTA fee.  Given new court date for Danville
released from custody. 

Traffic Accident H15-2425
Date & Time: May 30, 2015   5:30pm
Location: Elm & Route 9
Unit #1: 2000 GMC pick up driven by Scott L Strawser of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 1997 Ford driven by Mary Ann Good of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 failed to yield while pulling onto Route 9 from Elm
then striking Unit 2.  No injuries reported.
Criminal Damage to Auto H15-2436
Date & Time: May 31, 2015   12:03pm
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 19 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant advised unknown person(s) keyed his vehicle.

Disorderly Conduct H15-2438
Date & Time: May 31, 2015 1416
Location: West Lincoln St. / Fifth Ave.
Complainant: 30 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Randy S. Dillon, 32, of Hoopeston
Details: Female subject came onto station and reported that Dillon had
Struck her vehicle with his fist without causing damage to the vehicle.
Female signed a formal complaint against Dillon.  He was found a short time later, brought to HPD and released on a NTA for a city court date. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, May 29, 2015

Burglary to Auto, H15-2351
Time & Date: May 27, 2015 10pm
Location: 500 block of N. Third St
Complainant:   50 year old Hoopeston Male
Arrested: 13 year old Male Juvenile
Details: On May 28, 2015 at about 1pm the male juvenile was located and taken
Into custody for the above listed charge.  Male was being looked for after
He was listed missing.  The juvenile was transported to HPD processed
Later released to the custody of his guardian. 

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Chicago Tribune Confirms: Speaker Madigan Refuses Compromise and Reform

Breaking news from the Chicago Tribune:

“…The rookie Republican governor said he was ‘encouraged’ by comments from Senate President John Cullerton, who said after the meeting with Rauner that Democrats were open to compromising on points of the governor’s agenda. But Rauner said earlier promises by Democrats to work together have been hollow so far, noting a series of votes in recent weeks in which they soundly rejected most of his plans.

‘There has never been true effort at compromise coming the other way. There are now statements today that they’re willing to talk about compromise. But we’ll know by Sunday night. We’ll either have a deal Sunday night or we won’t,’ Rauner said during his first news conference in more than two weeks. ‘And anybody who says, well, we didn’t have enough time, that’s baloney. That’s wrong. We’ve had plenty of time. And every issue we’re discussing now has been vetted in detail for a long time.’

Cullerton said he was willing to work toward a deal, but not within the governor’s timeline.

“That would be very difficult to get an agreement on the language on a number of those proposals in that short period of time and we’ve kind of acknowledged that,” Cullerton said after meeting with Rauner.

Rauner would not specify what has to happen by Sunday night to satisfy his demands, but did point to two key issues he’s pushed: a freeze on local property taxes and a specific change to the workers compensation system that would put in place tougher standards for employees to prove they were injured on the job.

House Speaker Michael Madigan remains opposed to Rauner’s agenda. Madigan repeatedly has criticized Rauner for trying to leverage the annual budget making process to push through his agenda. Rauner has said he would not talk about a tax increase to plug a multi-billion deficit unless lawmakers first signed off on his ideas.

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Iroquois County Treasurer News Release

County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan, announced that the deadline to pay the first installment of real estate taxes without penalty is Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  After that date, 1 ½ percent interest on all property must be added to the first installment each month it remains unpaid, according to the Illinois State Statutes.

The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To avoid waiting in line you may also pay by mail or at any bank in the county.  There is also a drop box on the south side of the Administrative Center near the 911 Center.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Aggravated Battery
HPD was called to the 400 blk of E Honeywell for an altercation.  Upon arrival, 41 year old Hoopeston male told officers that he had been cut by a knife by Mr. Turner.  Officers located Mr. Turner and arrested him for aggravated battery.  He was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville after having some of his injuries tended to by Carle Hoopeston

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity

A 14-year-old boy from Onarga was arrested May 26 for residential burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. The juvenile allegedly was found burglarizing a home in Onarga after the homeowners reported he was inside their home without their permission. The juvenile was taken to the Iroquois County Jail, then later transported to the Danville Juvenile Detention Center.

No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued after a car struck a deer in Watseka on May 26. The accident occurred when Martha L. Howe, 74, of Watseka, was driving west on County Highway 43 and was unable to avoid striking a deer that had run into her vehicle’s path near Second Street. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at more than $1,500.

Joseph A. Phillips, 32, of Watseka, was arrested May 26 on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant.

Blake L. Burnside, 26, of Watseka, turned himself in at the county jail on May 25. Burnside was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for speeding.

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Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Alice Marie Jacobs to the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Alice Marie Jacobs to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Jacobs’ experience as an administrator in higher education makes her well suited for the board.

Jacobs has 45 years of experience in higher education and is currently the president of the Danville Area Community College (DACC). She oversees 60 full-time faculty, 100 part-time faculty and more than 120 other staff members, who serve approximately 9,000 students annually. In this position, Jacobs added academic programs and doubled enrollment while state funding was reduced for community colleges.

Prior to her work at DACC, she was the president of Kaskaskia College in Centralia for five years. She also served students at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC as the Vice President of Instruction and Student Development. She also worked at Rochester Community College in Rochester, Minn. and at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Mich.

Jacobs holds a Ph.D. in college and university administration from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business education from Western Michigan University. She also earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, and an associate’s degree in business from Louisburg College.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Aggravated Battery, I.D.O.C. Warrant H15-2337, V15-5164
Time & Date: May 27, 2015   02:12 am
Location: Fifth Street/McCracken Ave
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston Male
Arrested: Chase R. Miles (23) of Hoopeston (M)
Details: After a disturbance call to the area, Hoopeston Police located the suspect
whom was taken into custody, and transported to HPD to be processed. 
Subject was then transported to the PSB Danville to await I.D.O.C. and
Hearing on the above charge.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fire Call
Time & Date:  May 26, 2015 08:35am
Location: 205 Ann St Rossville
Details: RFD and HFD were both sent to the scene of a re-kindling of a structure
Fire at the above location.  RFD came to the scene and returned HFD to Service.

Battery (City Ordinance 9.08.020) H15-2319
Date & Time: May 26, 2015 1626
Location: 200 E. Main St., Downtown Motel
Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Jodi L. Tyszko, 43, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report that a battery had just occurred between a female and a male.  Officers met with the complainant at the scene and were able to locate Tyszko shortly after.  Tyzsko was taken into custody, transported to HPD and later released on a NTA at City Court.

Criminal Sexual Assault H15-2209 V15-5149
Date & Time of report: May 20, 2015 6:19pm
Date & Time of arrest: May 26, 2015 8:35pm
Location of incident: 900 blk W Main
Location of Arrest: Maple/Second Av
Complainant: 14 year old female
Arrested: Kendall Stewart (20) of Danville
Details: Mr. Stewart was arrested after an investigation of criminal
sexual assault. He was taken to HPD, processed and transported
to the PSB to await arraignment.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Memorial Day Weekend

No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued after an Indiana woman struck a deer with her vehicle on May 24 in eastern Iroquois County. The accident occurred when Brittnee N. Grayling, 24, of Fowler, Ind., was driving west on Township Road 151, near County Road 2230 East, and a deer ran into the roadway and she was unable to avoid striking it. The accident caused more than $1,500 in damage.

— Zachary T. Garman, 23, of Hoopeston, was arrested May 23 for driving under the influence of alcohol and was ticketed for disobeying a stop sign.

— Idalia Salinas, 43, of Riverdale, was arrested May 23 on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for speeding.

— Robert B. Patrick, 21, of Kankakee, was transported from the Kankakee County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on May 23. Patrick was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for theft.

— Daniel A. Muller, 46, of Goodwine, was arrested May 22 on an Iroquois County warrant for no valid driver’s license.

— Brandon J. Wood, 31, of Sheldon, was arrested by Sheldon police on May 22 for driving with a revoked license.

— Donald L. Langston, 34, of Chicago, was transported from the Kankakee County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on May 22. Langston was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for possession of cannabis.

— Eric E. Burgess, 32, of Clifton, was arrested May 21 for driving with a revoked license, no valid registration and no proof of insurance.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department Police Blotter from Memorial Day Weekend.

A pair of prescription eye glasses was found in the 400 block of west Penn St.  Owner may claim them at HPD.

Traffic Accident H15-2273
Date & Time: May 24, 2015   2:11 am
Location: Lincoln & Sixth Ave
Unit #1: 2006 Pontica Grand Prix driven by Bradley J Schrock of Crescent City
Unit #2: 2001 Ford F150 driven by Ashley Tincher of Watseka
Details: Unit 2 was traveling eastbound in the 700 blk W Lincoln.
Unit 1 came up from behind and side swiped Unit 2, then stopped
blocking Unit 2 from moving.  Before leaving the scene Unit 1
began backing up ramming into Unit 2 multiple times.  No injuries
report.


Warrant Arrest H15-2275
Date & Time: May 24, 2015   10:00am
Location: HPD
Arrested: Miranda K Harms (27) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was arrested at HPD for an outstanding warrant
from Fountain County Indiana.  She posted bond and
was released with a new court date


Stolen/Cell Phone H15-2281
Date & Time: May 24, 2015   1:00pm
Location: VFW 426 W Orange
Complainant: 51 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported his pink Iphone missing


Monday, May 25, 2015

Aggravated Battery / Criminal Trespass to Property H15-2299 V15-5094
Date & Time: May 25, 2015 1356
Location: 300 block of Front St.
Complainant: 26 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Efrain Flores Jr, 21, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a battery that had just taken place.  HPD officers were able to locate Flores at a different location and take him into custody without incident.  Flores was later transported to the PSB. 


Assault (City Ordinance) / Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H15-2303
Date & Time: May 25, 2015 1643
Location: Parkview Ct.
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Kyle B. Ponton, 24, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to a complaint of a fight in progress between
three males.  Upon arrival, the parties were separated.  After speaking
with all parties involved, Ponton was arrested and transported to HPD
where he was later released with two city ordinance violations and a city court date.

 


 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, May 22, 2015

Burglary to Business H15-2232
Date & Time: May 22, 2015   7:24pm
Location: Hoopeston Star Chrysler 900 blk W Orange
Details: Report was taken after employees arrived at
work and found a broken door and items and money removed without permission by unknown person(s).

Criminal Damage to Auto (Over) H15-2234
Date & Time: May 22, 2015 1420
Location: 300 block of west Main St.
Complainant: 55 year old Bismarck female
Details: Subject came on station to report that while she was at work, had
Damaged her vehicle.  Investigation is pending.


Burglary H15-2239
Date & Time: May 22, 2015 1705
Location: 400 block of east Honeywell
Complainant: 67 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report that
someone unknown to her stole personal belongings.  Investigation is pending. 

Driving While License Suspended H15-2247
Date & Time: May 22, 2015 10:30pm
Location: Intersection of Rt 1 and Rt 9
Arrested: Delvon Moorer 19 year old Bloomington male
Details: The above subject was stopped on a routine traffic stop. Upon a
records check it showed that he had a suspended license.
The subject was transported to HPD where he posted bond and was
released with a court date.

 

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Hoopeston Area board hears students

According to the Commercial News, Chris Catron and Marisa Rush, John Greer Grade School students who participated in the Chrome Books pilot program, presented research projects on teen activism to Hoopeston Area school board members during Thursday’s meeting.
The presentations were part of Rachel Zick’s sixth-grade class writing curriculum. The students had to find the motivation, research and create a web page about activism in a field that interested them using the Chrome books. Each student will be able to continue with the web pages indefinitely at home, Zick said.
Catron picked the medical field, he said, because his mom, Connie Catron, a nurse practitioner, went to Madagascar in Africa last October to help people medically.
Rush picked anorexia for her web page and the effects of anorexia on a person’s body.
The students also set up blogs with several questions for people to add comments about the subjects of their research.
Catron issued a word of advice to other students,”Don’t work yourself into the ground or you won’t have success.”
In other school board business, FFA student Olivia Huls presented a check to the school board for payment on the greenhouse. Emily McCray, FFA instructor, reported that all the corn crops has been planted, including an additional 4.5 acres behind the bowling alley, and all was sold.

School board members unanimously approved the high school student policy manual for 2015-2016 year and the new teacher evaluation instrument with an effective date of Aug. 21.
Informational items included a later date of school start next year. School will start a week later on Aug. 24. Also student policy manuals 2015-2016 for Maple, Honeywell, John Greer and the Middle School will be presented at the next school board meeting.
Superintendent Hank Hornbeck said he attended the Hoopeston City Council meeting Tuesday regarding an issue at Honeywell School. He previously requested the city have no parking on the south side of East Honeywell Avenue from Fifth to Sixth Streets during specific times “to help protect our students.”
Mark Eighner, director of transportation and buildings and grounds reported that three spare buses would be traded for the new gas-powered bus with a lift. He added that the boiler replacement would be the biggest project this summer beginning with asbestos removal around the boiler.
The school board accepted letters of intent to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school years from Richard Stipp and Annette Lockhart, approved non-certified at-will employee list for 2015-2016 year and an increase in wages of 40 cents an hour them.
Also approved was Kyle Ramos as a volunteer for the high school football team for 2015, Stephanie Pratt as Honeywell special education teacher starting Aug. 20, Kari Rayls as Maple secretary starting May 18, Diane Swartz as part-time speech language aide at Maple, Stacy Pierott, kindergarten aide, and Angela Layden, classroom aide, all starting Aug. 21.
Board members approved the resignations of Crystal English, Honeywell special education teacher, and Meghan McCannon, fourth-grade teacher at Honeywell, effective at the end of school year.
Board members learned John Greer Grade School students raised $1,180 in their fund raising this year, which was donated to the United Fund of Grant Township.
They also learned that Rossville-Alvin had started talks with Hoopeston and Bismarck-Henning about a co-op high school.
The next Hoopeston School Board will start at 6:30 p.m. June 18 in Hoopeston Area HIgh School’s library.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
May 21st, 2015

On May 21st, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Eric E. Burgess, age 32, of Clifton, IL.  According to police reports, Sheriff’s Police received a tip that Burgess was operating a vehicle with no valid registration and driving on a revoked driver’s license.  Sheriff’s Police located Burgess while he was operating a vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop.  It was confirmed that Burgess had a revoked driver’s license and no valid registration on his vehicle.  Burgess was placed into custody and charged with driving while his license revoked, no valid registration, and no proof of insurance.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.

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County Highway 10 (Oakwood-Newtown Road) to be Reduced to One Lane for Bridge Repairs starting May 2

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on the structure carrying County Highway 10 (Oakwood-Newtown Road) over Interstate 74, north of Oakwood on May 27, 2015. The work will include bridge deck patching, waterproofing and miscellaneous repairs to the structure. This work is part of the larger 9.53 mile Interstate 74 resurfacing project from the Fithian exit to the Martin Luther King exit. During the repairs to the County Highway 10 structure, one lane of traffic will be maintained utilizing temporary traffic signals. Motorists should expect delays.
The overall project has an anticipated completion date of November 1, 2015 weather permitting. The contractor for the $13,138,522 project is Open Road Paving.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stolen Purse H15-2206
Date & Time: May 20, 2015   3:55pm
Location: 700 blk E Penn
Complainant: 31 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Reported her purse and jacket were stolen.

Possession of Controlled Substance, No Valid Driver’s License H15-2212 V15-4913
Date & Time: May 20, 2015 11:17pm
Location: 900 blk S Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Kinzi Calloway (24) of Danville
Floyd Shanks (27) of Danville
Details: While on patrol, HPD officers noticed a vehicle with no tail lights.  After conducting
a traffic stop, a computer checked revealed that Ms. Calloway didn’t have a valid
driver’s license. Both subjects were arrested after a controlled substance was found
inside the vehicle.  They were taken to HPD, processed and later transported to
the PSB in Danville to await arraignment. Female was also issued a traffic citation
for no valid driver’s license and given a court date for traffic court.

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17-year-old to be tried as adult in Rantoul beating

According to the News-Gazette, A Rantoul teen will be tried as an adult on an aggravated battery charge filed Monday alleging he stomped a man’s head in December.

At a hearing Monday, Judge Heidi Ladd ruled that Darryl Haynes, 17, formerly of Kankakee, should be tried as an adult after hearing evidence about an attack in December that left a Rantoul man so severely brain injured that he will need care for the rest of his life.

Her decision to transfer Haynes to adult court was discretionary. There are certain crimes committed by juveniles for which a transfer to adult court is mandatory. Haynes will turn 18 in four months.

The charge stemmed from a Dec. 8 attack in Rantoul on a 35-year-old man that happened about 9:40 that night.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said the victim was driving west on Cheryl Drive near Keystone when another man who was with Haynes, Maurice Tucker, 20, of Rantoul, allegedly flashed a gang sign at the man’s car. That prompted the man and an unidentified companion to get out of the car they were in and get into an argument with Haynes and Tucker.

Tucker apparently got in the first hit or two on the 35-year-old man before Haynes took over and allegedly stomped on his head repeatedly as he was on the ground, Bouse said.

Tucker had also been charged with aggravated battery but the state dismissed that charge against him on April 22 after Haynes reportedly told police that Tucker had nothing to do with the beating.

At Monday’s hearing, Rantoul police investigator Tim Rivest testified that the man who was stomped is still in a rehabilitation center. He’s unable to feed or dress himself and can only walk with assistance. He can say only a few words and will need care with the basics of daily living for the rest of his life, Rivest said.

Ladd also heard evidence that Haynes, a foster child, had previous juvenile adjudications in Kankakee.

Although he’s being tried as an adult, Haynes will remain in the Juvenile Detention Center until his case is resolved. Ladd set his bond at $150,000 and continued his case to her June 9 pretrial call.

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Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Theft H15-2187
Time & Date: May 19, 2015   11:30am
Location: 500 N 9th Ave Hoopeston
Complainant: 44 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant reported that a Cellular Phone had
been taken without permission. 


Criminal Damage to Auto (under) H15-2197
Date & Time: May 19, 2015 9:40pm
Location: 400 blk E Honeywell
Arrested: Zacaria Sage (26) of Hoopeston
Details: At above time and date, HPD received a complaint that a subject had struck
2 vehicles with his fist and took off running from the area.  A short time later,
Mr. Sage was located and identified by witnesses.  He was arrested, taken to HPD to be processed and later released on a notice to appear in court.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
May 18, 2015

On May 17th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Cole A. Sondgerath age 20, of Kentland, IN.  Sondergerath was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Over .08 and Driving with One Headlight.  Sondgerath was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted bond and was released.

On May 17th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Cody W. Bryant age 19, of Morocco, IN.  Bryant was charged with Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.  Bryant was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was I-bonded and released.

On May 17th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Aaron R. Schadel age 24, of Milford.  Schadel was charged with Residential Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property under $500.  Schadel was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.

On May 17th, 2015 Onarga Police arrested Jeffrey A. Condon age 43, of Onarga.  Condon was charged with Driving While License Revoked.  Condon was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted bond and was released.

On May 15th, 2015 Sheldon Police arrested Joseph E. Tykol age 21, of Sheldon.  Tykol was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on the charge of Criminal Trespass to Land.  Tykol was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On May 15th, 2015 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on 200 N. Rd. near 900 E. Rd.  According to the Police report, Walter L. Laubscher age 19, of rural Cissna Park was traveling eastbound on 200 N. Rd. when he swerved to miss an object in the roadway.  Laubscher lost control of his vehicle on the wet pavement and skidded into the north ditch where his vehichle struck a utility pole causing his vehicle to spin around and overturn before coming to rest on it’s roof in the ditch.  Cissna Park Fire and EMS were on scene and extricated Laubscher from the vehicle and he was then transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign for treatment for minor injuries.  No citations were issued and damages were estimated at more than $1,500.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Criminal Damage Property H15-2147
Time & Date: May 17, 2015   1:02 pm
Location: 310 E Penn St Frontier Central Office Building
Details: At the above time and date, 3 subjects were seen spray painting on
the building off the alley.  Investigation pending.

Burglary to a Residence H15-2148
Date & Time: May 17, 2015 2:19pm
Location: 300 block of west Penn St.
Complainant: 55 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Male subject came to HPD to report a burglary to his residence sometime in the past four days and took some tools from his house.  Investigation pending.

Traffic Accident H15-2155
Date & Time: May 17, 2015 5:14pm
Location: 900 block of west Washington St.
Unit 1: 2008 Dodge Caravan driven by Jenna R. Leslie, 27, of Hoopeston
Unit 2: A parked 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
Details: Unit 1 was backing out of a driveway when it struck unit 2, which was legally parked.  No injuries or citations reported and both vehicles were insured. 

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Police Blotter

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H15-2089
Date & Time: May 14, 2015 1612
Location: Parkview Ct
Complainant: 48 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Cassandra R Gutierrez (20) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location in reference to a female subject who was yelling obscenities in the area of multiple juveniles.  Gutierrez was later talked to by officers on the phone and she was advised she will be mailed
an NTA for Disorderly Conduct under City Ordinance 9.16.020

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Watseka Farmers Market will start June 6th

The Watseka Farmers Market will start June 6th at the First Trust and Saving Bank Parking Lot on Walnut St. and will continue thru Sept, 26th from 7 a.m. until 12 noon.  Check out the website www.watsekafamersmarket.com where we will feature some of our producers and the produce they will have at the market

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
May 14th
Train vs Pedestrian Accident

Sheriff’s Police investigated a train vs pedestrian accident which occurred on the Canadian National Railroad tracks along St. Rt. 45 approx. just south of the 5th Avenue crossing in Clifton.  According to police reports, Angela M. Sternquist 27, Bourbonnais was walking near the railroad tracks during the late evening hours of May 13th.  A Canadian National freight train was traveling north on the same set of railroad tracks approaching Sternquist.  The engineer and conductor engaged the emergency breaks and began to sound the train’s horn multiple times.  The engineer was unable to halt the engine and struck her.  She was transported to Riverside Hospital by Riverside EMS and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The incident remains under investigation by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police.

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Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Traffic Accident H15-2065
Date & Time: May 13, 2015 3:21pm
Location: West Elm/South Fourth Ave.
Unit #1: John W. Haley III of Terra Haute, driving a 2013 Chevy utility
Unit #2: Debra K. Merriman of Hoopeston, driving a 2007 Honda van
Details: Unit #1 ran the yield sign at the above intersection.  Unit #1 collided with Unit #2 causing damage to both units.  Both units were towed from scene and Haley was issued a citation for
disobeying Traffic Control Device and released from scene.

Theft Over $500 H15-2066
Date & Time: May 13, 2015 5:00pm
Location: 400 block of East Honeywell Ave.
Complainant: 70 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report
of theft of air conditioner units.  A report was filed, investigation is pending.

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WHPO Sports Report

5/14/15

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update…

NBA….

top-seed Atlanta beat Washington 82-81 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Golden State cruised past Memphis 98-78 to take a 3-2 lead in that Western Conference semifinal

MLB….

Cardinals lost to the Indians 2-0 as Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber struck out 18 STL batters – the most strikeouts by an American League pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998.

Cubs came back to beat the Mets 2-1 on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th.

White Sox beat the Brewers 4-2

Local…

HS Baseball:

Milford lost to SJO 3-0

Oakwood beat GRF/Chrisman 6-2

A-P beat Schlarman 3-0

Westville shut out B-H 7-0

Watseka lost to Dwight 2-1


HS Softball:

Schlarman beat A-P 4-3

Oakwood beat GRF/Chrisman 9-7

Watseka lost to Grant Park 6-5

Westville beat B-H 6-2


WHPO Sports….
.-Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fraud; Unauthorized Possession of Prescription Form; Forgery   H15-2049   V15-4574
Date & Time: May 12, 2015     6:52pm
Location: CVS 802 S. Dixie HWY
Arrested: Armondo C Wilson (51) of Chicago
Details: Officers responded to CVS after the Pharmacist called police reference
a subject attempting to fill medicine with a forged prescription.
Subject was located taken to HPD where he was processed.  Later
he was taken to PSB to await arraignment with a judge.

 

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Paxton Police Warn the public

Police are warning the public to be careful when pumping gasoline into their vehicles in Paxton

. At 8:11 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, someone went to the Village Pantry on South Railroad Avenue to get gasoline. When the person lifted up the nozzle on the gas pump to start pumping gas, a razor blade fell out. Police said it appears someone had positioned the razor blade in the nozzle with the intention of causing a severe cut. Police said they are reviewing video surveillance footage in an attempt to find a suspect. Police said the video appears to show a teenager, wearing a PBL Panthers T-shirt, pumping fuel immediately before the person arrived to find the razor blade in the nozzle. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Paxton police at 379-4315 or Ford County Crimestoppers at 784-4173. Informants may remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store in the Village Mall, a hiring event is coming up next week

As construction work continues on Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store in the Village Mall, a hiring event is coming up next week for the store’s planned soft opening on July 24.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20, the Jo-Ann store will be hosting a job fair at the mall, 2917 N. Vermillion St.

The store is looking for 25-30 team members to help prepare the store for its late-July opening, according to Joe Adams, a Jo-Ann’s public relations representative, through email. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, setting up and organizing store fixtures, merchandising product and ensuring operational standards throughout the store, Adams said.

The new Danville Jo-Ann store will soft open July 24 and host grand opening celebrations Aug. 6-8.

“We’ll have more details to share about the grand opening celebrations as we get closer to the event,” Adams said.

Village Mall manager Cindy Compton said those interested in applying for a job at Jo-Ann’s can apply online ahead of time at www. joann.com/careers and bring a copy of the application to the hiring event. The hiring event will be in a mall space next to Dunham’s Sports.

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John Michael Montgomery to perform at 2015 festival

Hoopeston Jaycees are proud to announce country
star John Michael Montgomery will perform at the
72nd Annual National Sweetcorn Festival.

Montgomery will be joined by opening act Flatville Road, featuring Hoopeston’s own Taylor Wolfe.
The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 5 in the McFerren Park Annex.
Advance ticket are $15 each and are available at
Mr. B’s Café, Global Fashions and WHPO in Hoopeston
and Merita’s Family Restaurant in Rossville.
Tickets can be purchased at the entry gate the day
of the event for $25.
Advanced tickets and special ticket packages are
also available at www.hoopestontickets.com.

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Police say man hangs self in cell

County corrections personnel found an inmate dead in his jail during the weekend.

 
The body of Dustin Earles, 33, of Tilton was discovered Saturday morning by a correctional officer conducting rounds, according to Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn. The officer sought medical attention, but Earles could not be revived.

The Vermilion County Coroner’s Office has already conducted an autopsy on the body.

According to Hartshorn, Earles died as a result of self-strangulation in his cell.

The sheriff said Earles was incarcerated in a cell with no other inmates. He had been locked in the cell at 10 p.m. Friday.

The correctional officer discovered Earles’ body around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Earles had been in the Public Safety Building jail since his arrest with bond set at $100,000. He was facing six methamphetamine- and weapons-related charges, including possession of meth and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

An attempt to lower his bond during a April 23 court hearing was unsuccessful.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Monday, May 11, 2015

Theft of & Possession of Motor Vehicle H15-1887   V15-4514
Time & Date: May 11, 2015   11:30 am
Location: Original theft from Silgan Parking Lot 324 W Main St
Complainant: 35 year old Hoopeston man
Arrestee 1: 13 year old Hoopeston Male Juvenile
Arrestee 2: 15 year old Hoopeston Male Juvenile
Details: On May 4th, 2015 sometime after 1 am the complainants 2005 Chevy
Silverado was stolen from the parking lot of Silgan.  An investigation led officers to the above mentioned young males.  Juveniles were located on this date the juveniles were transported to HPD, processed, after contacting the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville both were transported there. They will be held there till Adjudication hearing is set in Danville. 

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Fatal Crash claims life of local young woman

WHAT: Fatal Crash (Car vs. Pedestrian)

WHERE: US 24 at 1900E (Iroquois County)

WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

VEHICLE: Silver 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
 
DRIVER: Pedestrian:  Brooke R. Fleming, 21, Watseka
Driver:  Frederick G. Mueller, 88, Milford

PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the pedestrian was in the roadway at US Route 24 at 1900 East. The Jeep was traveling west on US 24 at 1900 East and struck the pedestrian. According to the driver of the Jeep, he was traveling westbound on US Route 24 when suddenly he observed a pedestrian in the roadway. The driver of the Jeep tried to avoid the pedestrian by swerving into the eastbound lane but was unsuccessful. The pedestrian was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital and was pronounced deceased by the Iroquois County Coroner.  This incident is currently under investigation. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

NEWS RELEASE
May 11, 2015

5-9 Sheriff’s Police arrested Jason R. Gaddis, 32 Monticello, IN and charged him with Driving Under the Influence.  Gaddis was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, May 8th - Sunday, May 10th

May 8th, 2015


Fire Call
Time & Date: May 8, 2015   1:55pm
Location: 400 block W Elm St
Details: At the above time and date, HFD sent to investigate smoke in a home occupied by
Elderly resident.  No evidence of an issue in the house was found,  HFD Cleared


Fire Call
Time & Date: May 8, 2015 3:38 pm
Location: 1130 East Rd S. of State Route 9
Details: At the above time and date, HFD & RFD both dispatched to a tractor fire
That possibly caught a barn on fire,  Barn was not involved but the tractor
Was a loss.  No injuries report


Saturday, May 09, 2015

Fraud H15-1981
Date & Time: May 8th, 2015 2007
Location: 700 block of Scott Dr.
Complainant: 26 year old Hoopeston Female
Details: Female subject came on station to report that someone, unknown to her
And without her permission had fraudently used her debit card.  A report was filed and investigation is pending.


Wanted on a Warrant H15-2005 V15-4453
Date & Time: May 9, 2015 2000
Location: 300 block of west Penn
Arrested: Olivia A. Strawser, 21, of Mukwonago, WI.
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location where they believed Strawser to be.  Strawser was taken into custody without incident on Vermilon County warrants, 12TR5253 and 12TR03598.  Strawser was unable to post bond at HPD, so she was transported to the PSB.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage Property (Over) H15-2011 V15-4469
Time & Date: May 10, 2015   5am
Location: 300 block E Maple St
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston Woman
Arrested: Labaume, Vance C.T. (M) of Hoopeston (18)
Details: At the above time and date, Hoopeston PD responded to a report of a
male busting the windows out of a car in the area.  Upon arrival HPD
officers found the male in the process of busting a window and evidence
of him destroying a television laying on the ground.  Male was taken into
custody and transported to HPD processed, and transported to PSB
Danville to await bond hearing before a judge. 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

May 7, 2015

Keys Found
Time & Date: May 7, 2015 2:45 pm
Location: 500 W Maple St
Details: At the above time and date, silver keys were turned into Police Department
Found lying in the street.  Owner may claim at the Hoopeston Police Department.


Fire Call H15-1966
Date & Time: May 7, 2015 2210
Location: 600 Block of East Seminary
Arrested: Jodi L. Tyszko, 43, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the scene of a possibly illegal burn at the
Above location.  Officers requested HFD for the burn.  HFD
Extinguished the fire and cleared the scene.  Tyszko was cited for city ordinance violation # and released from the scene on a NTA.

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Local Obituaries

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

May 5, 2015

Possession of Controlled Substance H15-1918   V15-4234
Time & Date: May 5, 2015   01:32am
Location: 700 S First Av Fortees Apartments
Arrested: Casey, Christina K (F) of Hoopeston (32)
Details: At the above time and date, the subject was found to be in possession of a
Controlled narcotic.  Female was taken to HPD processed and then later
Transported to PSB Danville to await a hearing before a judge. 


Keys Found
Time & Date: May 5, 2015   8:45 pm
Location: Maple St & S Market St
Details: A key ring that contains two (2) keys on it was found at the above listed location.
Was brought to HPD and turned in.  Owner may claim at City Hall.

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What Illinois Needs according to the Governor

After Governor Rauner addressed the Chicago City Council, he was asked, “give me an example of what Chicago wants and what Illinois needs.”

The governor answered in part:

“Well in terms of what Illinois needs, I have been clear for two and a half years. We need local control, voter empowerment, pro-growth regulations and an overhaul of the government, empowering local voters and taxpayers to get more control of government costs, and that’s laid out crystal clear within our turnaround agenda. That’s what we need, and I’ve said that consistently.”

To be clear, the governor’s top priorities are listed below:

·      Term limits

·      Property tax freeze

·      Allow local control of ability to create employee empowerment zones

·      Allow local control of contracting and bargaining in schools and local governments

·      Allow local control of competitive bidding on taxpayer-funded construction projects

·      Pension reform

·      Worker’s compensation/tort/unemployment insurance reform

·      Ethics reform/end conflicts of interest in government

The detailed Turnaround Agenda is available at the following link: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Documents/CompiledPacket.pdf

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

May 4, 2015

Theft of a motor vehicle H15-1887
Date & Time: May 4, 2015 0135
Location: 324 W. Main St., Silgan Containers
Complainant: 35 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a theft of a motor vehicle.  HPD officers spoke to the complainant and searched the surrounding area.
Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. Investigation pending.

Burglary To Garage H15-1893
Date & Time: May 4, 2015   9:48am
Location: 700 Blk S Fourth Street
Complainant: 37 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant advised she had several items taken from her
garage without her permission.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
May 4, 2015

5-1 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle traffic accident on Jackson and Walnut in Loda.  According to the police report, Ashton N Gray, 17 of Rantoul was driving North bound o Walnut when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree on the property of 203 W Jackson.  Her vehicle sustained more than $1500 in damages, no injuries were reported and she was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid an accident

5-2 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection on Co Rd 750 E and 2200 N Co Rd.  According to the police report, Tabitha M. Woods, 18 of Rankin was driving North on 750 E Co Rd approaching the intersection at 2200 N Rd.  Woods stated she attempted to brake but the brakes did not work, the vehicle left the road striking the ditch embankment sustaining over $1500 in damages, no injuries were reported and no citations were issued

5-3 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of 2200 E Co Rd and 2500N.  According to the police report, Alexander S. Crosswell of Watseka was south bound on 2200 E Co Rd.  approaching the intersection at 2500 N Rd when a deer entered the roadway.  Croswell attempted to serve to miss the deer and skidded out of control, his vehicle entered the road ditch and continued into the field, rolled over before coming to a rest upright in the field.  Croswell was transported to IMH where he was later released.  The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damage

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Justin L. Taylor, 34 of Hoopeston was arrested after a traffic stop at :50 a.m. in the 200 block of South Dixie Hwy.  Wanted on a Vermilion County traffic warrant for failure to appear, he was released on a $375 bond with a new court date

Donald E. Underwood, 30 of Hoopeston was arrested after police were called at 10 a.m. to the 800 block of East Seminary for a domestic dispute that could be heard in the area.  The victim was a 26 year old woman from Hoopeston was found.  Underwood was charged and taken to to the Public Safety Building in Danville to await an arraignment

A 58 year old Hoopeston man reported at 2:54p.m. that several items were taken from his garage and a motion activated light had been damaged.  The damage occurred in the 600 block of east McNeil

The owner of a 2010 Chevrolet truck reported at 11:12 p.m. that an unknown vehicle struck his then left without notifying him

Fire Call
Time & Date: May 3, 2015 11:52 AM
Location: 200 block E McCracken Av
Details: HFD & HPD responded to the above location for a report of a house full
Of smoke.  After arrival it was determined that the cause was food left on
The stove un-attended.  No injuries, or damages reported all units cleared


Criminal Damage to Vehicle H15-1871
Date & Time: May 3, 2015   1:30pm
Location: 500 blk E Wyman
Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported that sometime during the night unknown
person(s) damaged his truck by busting out the rear window and
putting dent in fender

Domestic Battery H15-1882 V15-4187
Date & Time: May 3, 2015 2220
Location: 700 block of East Wyman
Complainant: 38 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Jimmy D. England, 32 year old male of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a domestic battery that had occurred.  Officers were told that a male subject battered the complainant and another subject.  The suspect later responded to HPD for questioning and was arrested on the above charges.  He was transported to the PSB to await arraignment. 


Aggravated Battery, Criminal Damage to Property Under $500, Criminal Trespass
H15-1818 V15-4191
Date & Time: May 3, 2015 2231
Location: 300 Block of South Third St
Complainant: 40 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Brandi L. James, 35, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for a report of non-related to the above charges.  However, officers learned that the subject in question was wanted on charges for an offense on an
earlier date.  Subject was taken into custody and later transported to the PS

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IROQUOIS COUNTY TREASURER MINDY KUNTZ HAGAN NEWS RELEASE

County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan, has announced that the 2014 payable in 2015 real estate tax statements have been mailed to the taxpayers of Iroquois County.  The deadline to pay the first installment without penalty is June 3, 2015.  The second installment due date is September 3, 2015.  After the due dates a 1½ percent penalty must be added each month it remains unpaid, according to Illinois State Statutes.

The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.  To avoid waiting in line, you may also pay by mail or at any bank in Iroquois County including Iroquois Federal and Commonwealth Credit Union.  Taxpayers paying in person at the Treasurer’s Office or at the local banks should bring the entire bill if they would like a receipt.  Upon payment, the appropriate stub of the bill will be removed and then the date will be stamped on the back of the remaining part of the tax bill.  If you mail your payment and wish to have a receipt, you must enclose the entire bill plus a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

Credit card payments will be accepted by phone and online starting May 4, 2015.  Call the Treasurer’s Office first at 815-432-6985 during office hours to verify the payment amount.  Then you will be given the Government Payment Service phone number, website address, and the pay location and authorization codes.  Their phone number and the website will be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to receive payments.  Fees will be added based on the amount charged, there is a minimum service fee, and all fees are paid to and kept by Government Payment Service.

Members of any United States Armed Forces Reserve Unit can defer their real estate tax payment until 180 days after they return from active duty.  This option is available if you are called to active duty for deployment outside the continental United States and if you are on active duty on the due date of any installment of taxes.

Remember that a drop box has been installed at the Administrative Center near the 911 Center so that taxpayers can drop off their payments during non-office hours.

If you have any questions about exemptions, assessed valuations, or address changes, please contact the Assessment Office at (815) 432-6978.

If you have any questions regarding the tax rates, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at
(815) 432-6960.

If there are any questions about your tax statements, feel free to call the Treasurer’s Office at
(815) 432-6985.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, May 1, 2015

Domestic Battery (X2) H15-1792
Time & Date: May 1, 2015   0300 AM
Location: Downtown Motel 200 E Main St
Arrested 1: Ford, Vicki L (F) of Hoopeston (57)
Arrested 2: Warner, Irvin G (M) of Hoopeston (61)
Details: At the above time and date, Hoopeston Police Department was called to the above location for 2 un-clothed people outside the motel in what appeared to be two subjects that were locked in mutual combat with one another.  Subjects were both arrested and charged with the above crime, transported to HPD for processing and later taken to the PSB in Danville. Female was taken to Carle Hoopeston ER for treatment prior to jail.

Fire Call & Illegal Burning Charges, H15-1795
Time & Date: May 1, 2015   05:15 am
Location: 100 block of S. Fifth St
Arrested: Cannon, Joseph C (M) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, HFD was dispatched to investigate an illegal
fire complaint.  Upon arrival HFD found the subject burning several
illegal components that is forbidden.  Subject was brought to HPD by
officers and charged with the above listed charge and released on City
NTA to appear in city court.

Vehicle Accident H15-1802
Date & Time: May 1, 2015   2:25pm
Location: 400 S Fourth Avenue
Unit #1: 2010 Hummer driven by Robin Lawson of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2004 Chrysler 3M owned by James Williams of Milford
Details: While Unit 1 was backing to park it made contact with
Unit 2 which was parked and unoccupied. No citations issued.

Criminal Damage to Vehicle     H15-1803
Date & Time: May 1, 2015   3:57pm
Location: 300 blk N Eighth Avenue
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant advised an unknown person(s) damaged his
vehicle while it was parked at the above location.
Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance Violation) H15-1813
Time & Date: May 1, 2013 7:55pm
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Complainant: 54 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Robert Duncan (58) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the Downtown Motel for a civil
disturbance.  Upon investigation, Mr. Duncan was issued
a city ordinance ticket for disorderly conduct and given a
city court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Warrant Arrest H15-1770 V15-4026
Date & Time: April 30, 2015 12:26am
Location: 100 blk E. Penn
Arrested: Christopher Cibirka (33) of Hoopeston
Details: While HPD officers were on a traffic stop, a computer check revealed
that Mr. Cibirka had outstanding Vermilion County warrants. Subject
was arrested and taken to the Hoopeston Police Department.  He was
processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.

Domestic Battery H15-1782 V15-4048
Date & Time: April 30, 2015 3:35pm
Location: 500 blk S Sixth Av
Complainant: 15 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Rhonda Stump (51) of Hoopeston
Danny Justice (48) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were notified of a domestic battery situation at the above
location.  Ms. Stump and Mr. Justice were brought to the Hoopeston
Police Department where they were questioned.  Both subjects were
arrested for Domestic Battery, processed and later transported to the
PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Theft H15-1788
Date & Time: April 30, 2015 10:20pm
Location: 615 E Orange Ave   HAHS
Complainant: 41 year old Hoopeston male
Details: At above time and date, complainant called HPD and advised that sometime during the day, his daughter’s cell phone was taken from a desk at HAHS by an unknown subject.

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City of Hoopeston Passes Budget

When the salaries are all paid and the equipment purchased
and improvements made, Hoopeston will finish
the new fiscal year with a small surplus, after dipping
into its reserves.

At a special meeting Tuesday, the council approved
the 2015-16 general, water/sewer, and tax increment
financing (TIF) budgets.
The general budget includes all expenditures not related
to either water/sewer or TIF and it will finish with
a $1,628 surplus.
The council approved the general budget in a 7-0 vote,
with Alderman Joe Fell absent.
The water/sewer budget includes spending for regular
operations, a repayment of $153,000 to the utility tax
fund for an advance on water plant improvements; and
$300,000 from TIF funds to replace the water main on
Route 1 roughly from Penn to Crown Ford.
A special fund in the water/sewer budget will get a
boost from new surcharges for water and sewer, as the
council approved an additional $2 per month on top of
the existing $3 monthly water surcharge and a $5 per
month sewer surcharge. The total surcharge is expected
to generate $138,000 that will go into a “maintenance/
repair” account solely for water/sewer infrastructure
improvements.
The council approved the water/sewer budget 6-1,
with Alderman Randy Carter voting no.
After the meeting, Carter said he voted against passing
the water budget because approving surcharges, was
“being almost hypocritical” after he read several times in
Just the Facts about the city’s reserve funds. Also, he
said, he and others tried to get a different revenue source
in a city sales tax, which failed, but would have had less
of an impact on residents than the surcharges will.
The TIF budget, with income and expenses of
$436,206, passed 7-0.
The budget passed and was then amended for road
improvements at McFerren Park, at $25,000, and Floral
Hill, at $35,650. Both will be tarred and chipped, which
is done every other year.
In other action, the council:
Approved road work for the year, including $59,000
for Landfill Road improvements and $197,000 of Motor
Fuel Tax work on streets.
Approved a $20,225.76 bill for aerial fire truck repairs.
The bill was not among bills listed for payment said
Alderman Brandon Hamilton, fire committee chairman.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Cory Huckleby, 26, of Watseka, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail on April 28 to begin serving a seven-day jail sentence he received after being convicted of deceptive practices.

— No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued after a Stockland woman struck a deer in the road with her vehicle near Stockland. The accident occurred when Rita M. Riley, 71, was driving north on County Road 2820 East, near County Road 1000 North, and she was unable to avoid the collision with the deer, causing more than $1,500 in damages to her vehicle.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Theft (Under) H15-1749
Time & Date:  April 29, 2015 08:45 am
Location: 800 block E Lincoln Street
Complainant: 38 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant came to Hoopeston Police Department to report that sometime on Tuesday April 28th, person(s) unknown had removed medication and money from the residence. 


Criminal Damage to Vehicle H15-1756
Date & Time: April 29, 2015 2:24pm
Location: 837 N. Market St, ADM Grain
Complainant: 32 year old Hoopeston Female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report
of a back window on the complainant’s vehicle has been broken
out.  Investigation is pending.

Found Property
A child’s bicycle was found at IGA by the construction equipment.  Owner can claim the bicycle at the Hoopeston Police Department.

Battery H15-1769
Date & Time: April 29, 2015 10:26pm
Location: 110 N Fourth St   Hoopeston Library
Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Gene Faulkner (34) of Hoopeston
Details: After an altercation with the complainant, Mr. Faulkner was
arrested and charged with battery.  Subject was taken to Hoopeston
Police Department to be processed.  He was later released and given
a state court date.

 

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Dans Ticket Books Now on Sale

he Danville Dans 2015 season – the 28th year of collegiate summer league baseball in Danville – kicks off on Wednesday, May 27 against division rival Quincy Gems. And fans can purchase a 30-ticket book to take in all the action at Danville Stadium this summer.

“The ticket books can be used as a season ticket for all 30 games, or you can use all 30 tickets for a single game,” noted Dans managing partner Jeanie Cooke. “It’s a great way for a group of people to come enjoy the game.” Ticket books run $100 – a savings of $80 off the regular gate price. They can be purchased now on the team’s website – www.danvilledans.com – with a credit card. They can also be purchased at the gate on home dates with cash or a check.

Home games start at 6:30 pm and are played in historic Danville Stadium, 401 Highland Boulevard Danville. Regular tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for school children at the door. But there are special pricing opportunities throughout the season.

Two-Buck Tuesdays are back again, with $2 admission for every Tuesday game. You also can get $2 hot dogs and $2 sodas or select beers.

Every Wednesday is Triple Play Day, when $9 will get your gate admission and two items: soda, hot dog or select beer.

Thursdays are Kids’ Club Nights, with all kids ages 5-12 getting in the gate free with a paid adult. There are also special activities for the kids on Thursday nights.

And fans can join us for Meijer Fridays again this season. When you show a Meijer receipt at the gate you can purchase two tickets for the price of one, up to four tickets, on Fridays.

The Danville Dans are a founding member of the Prospect League, one of the premier college summer leagues in the nation. Baseball players from across America come to Danville to improve their fielding skills and batting with wood bats. The Dans currently have eight former players in the majors, with an additional 16 that have worn a MLB uniform.

Fans can find complete details on the team’s Facebook page or website, www.DanvilleDans.com.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Theft Over $500 H15-1743
Date & Time: April 28, 2015 4:45pm
Location: 300 block of North 9th Ave
Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: A male subject came on station to report the theft
of an electronic item from a residence.  Investigation pending.

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Lacyand Mockbee announce intent to run for the Republican Party’s nomination for States Attorney

Two local attorneys have announced their plans to run for the Republican Party’s nomination for Vermilion County State’s Attorney.

Vermilion County’s Chief Public Defender Jacqueline Lacy and Vermilion County Assistant State’s Attorney Charles D. “Chuck” Mockbee IV will square off early next year in the primary election.

Current State’s Attorney Randy Brinegar recently announced that he will not seek a third term.

Since 2010, Lacy has served as the Vermilion County Chief Public Defender. And for more than 10 years, Mockbee has worked as an assistant state’s attorney under Brinegar.

Mockbee, a rural Vermilion County native, graduated from Bismarck-Henning High School and the UI before getting his law degree at Southern Illinois University.

He said with the dramatic rise in substance-abuse related deaths and crime, Vermilion County needs a state’s attorney with the vision and resolve to implement effective crime-reduction strategies.

“We can reduce crime and recidivism by using proven approaches to aggressive prosecution, rehabilitation, and working closely with the Department of Corrections and community-based restorative programs. My priorities will be to vigorously prosecute those who offend our children and families and who plague our communities by dealing drugs,” he said in his announcement.

Before accepting the appointment as Vermilion County’s chief public defender, Lacy began her law career advocating for the indigent while serving as an assistant in the DuPage County public defender’s office. She was also in private practice, concentrating in family and criminal cases and prosecuting on a substitute basis for Arlington Heights as an associate for The Law Offices of Thomas Glasgow, Ltd.

I enjoy the challenges of serving the citizens of Vermilion County as chief public defender; however, I believe my experience in private practice, defense, and as a prosecutor, has prepared me to better serve as Vermilion County state’s attorney. My husband and I have chosen to live and work in Vermilion County, and I would like the opportunity to contribute more to the criminal justice system as the state’s attorney,” Lacy said.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, April 27, 2015

Traffic Accident H15-1720
Date & Time: April 27, 2015   11:08am
Location: Orange/Market
Unit #1: Grain car and tractor driven by Donald Anderson of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2006 Chevy pick up truck driven by Jerry Warner of Hoopeston
Details: As Unit #1, the grain car/trailer was turning east on Orange from Market
It clipped the driver’s side front of Unit #2, causing damage to
The front bumper and tire.  Both insured.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Saturday & Sunday

Disorderly Conduct (city ordinance) H15-1685
Date & Time: April 25, 2015 12:05am
Location: 700 blk E Young
Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Donald Underwood (30) Hoopeston male
Details: Mr. Underwood was arrested for Disorderly Conduct after he was
asked to leave a property several times and he refused.  He was taken
to HPD, processed and later released with a city citation and city court
date.

Battery (City Ordinance) H15-1696
Date & Time: April 25, 2015 5:50pm
Location: VFW 428 W Orange
Complainant: 56 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Mary Nelk (46) Hoopeston Female
Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to an altercation that
had occurred. She was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a city citation and city court date.


Battery H15-1696
Date & Time: April 26, 2015
Location: 300 blk Front St
Arrested: Haley Edwards
Details: Subject was charged with battery after officers responded to
The above for a fight in progress.  She was transported to
HPD where she was released after posting bond and given
A Vermilion County court date.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fire Call
Time & Date:  April 24, 2015.  0730
Location: 700 block East Orange Street
Details: HFD responded to investigation of a strong odor of Natural Gas that was
Taking over the southern part of the City.  Ameren was notified of the complaint and was dispatching units to the area to assist in locating the issue.
HFD was not able to locate anything of an issue of the regulator station south of the hospital. 

Vehicle Accident H15-1673
Date & Time: April 24, 2015   12:30pm
Location: 500 blk E Penn
Unit #1: 2012 Chevy driven by Thelma Frederick of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2015 Subaru Utility owned by Patricia McNeely of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 backed into the front driver’s side bumper of Unit 2.

Warrant Arrest           H15-1677
Date & Time: April 24, 2015   6:00pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Justin L Taylor ((34) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was arrested for outstanding Vermilion County warrant
14CM0259 / Domestic Battery.  He posted bond and was released
with a court date.

Possession of Cannabis Prohibited (city ordinance) H15-1683
Date & Time: April 24, 2015 11:34pm
Location: 306 E Main St Uptown Saloon
Arrested: Zachariah Smith (37) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD was called to the above location for a suspicious person
possibly armed with a stun gun. Upon making contact with subject,
he was not armed however had cannabis on his person.  He was
arrested and taken to HPD.  Subject was processed and later released
with a city citation and city court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Disobeying Police (city ordinance) H15-1647
Date & Time: April 22, 2015 10:27pm
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Arrested: Donald Underwood (30) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the report of a domestic situation at the
above location.  Mr. Underwood was arrested after he refused to
comply with officers requests.  He was taken to HPD, processed and
later released with a city citation.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Iroquois County Police Blotter

Justin C. Riddel, 27, and Braden D. McGlothin, 19, both of French Camp, Miss., and John R. Hall Jr., 20, of Weir, Miss., were each arrested on April 20 after sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of illegal hunting north of Watseka at county roads 2100 North and 2100 East. Deputies stopped their vehicle and found them to be in possession of several freshly harvested wild turkeys. Also found in the vehicle was an open container of alcohol. Riddel was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. McGlothin was arrested for illegal transportation of alcohol and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Hall was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. All three also received numerous citations from conservation police, who were notified of the incident.

— No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued following a one-vehicle accident April 20 near Watseka. The accident occurred when Joseph R. Cantrell, 24, of Onarga, was driving north on Illinois 1, near County Road 2100 North, and swerved to miss a deer standing in the roadway. His vehicle entered a ditch, overturned and landed on its tires.

— No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued following a one-vehicle accident April 20 near Clifton. The accident occurred when Megan A. Nephew, 29, of Danforth, was driving north on County Road 1000 East, near County Road 3300 North, and ran over several potholes in the road, causing her to lose control of her vehicle. Her vehicle entered a ditch, causing more than $1,500 in damage to her vehicle.

— No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued following a one-vehicle accident April 16 north of Cissna Park. The accident occurred when Jessica L. Montgomery, 22, of Cissna Park, was driving west on County Road 1200 North, near County Road 1200 East, in the fog. She approached a farm tractor traveling in the same direction and swerved to avoid hitting it. Her vehicle entered a ditch and overturned, landing on its top.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Traffic Accident H15-1623
Time & Date: April 21, 2015     08:00 am
Location: 800 block Wyman Av
Unit 1: 1999 Grey Pontiac driven by Stevens, Destiney D. of Hoopeston (18)
Unit 2: 2013 Dodge driven by Stebbins, Tylor D (M) of Hoopeston (18)
Details: At the above time and date, Unit 1 was backing from a parking space of above location.  Unit 1 did not see Unit 2 striking it causing damage to it.
Unit 1 was cited for Improper Backing and released with court date in Danville.
Both Units insured and no report of injuries at time of report.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fire Call
Date & Time: April 20, 2015   12:15pm
Location: 700 block W Washington
Details: At the above time and date, HFD was dispatched to investigate smoke showing in the home.  No report of injuries or damages at this time.
Fire units cleared from the call at 1:38pm

Domestic Battery H15-1619
Date & Time: April 20, 2015 1607
Location: 1030 W. Chestnut, IGA
Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrest: Female juvenile of Hoopeston
Details: A female subject came into station to report that she was battered
by another female subject.  HPD officers were able to locate the juvenile and take her into custody without incident.  Juvenile was later released to an adult.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
From the Weekend

Theft Under $500 H15-1568
Date & Time: April 17, 2015 4:16pm
Location: Hiltz Portable Sanitation, 506 N Seventh Ave
Complainant: 53 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a theft
of drainage materials off of a service truck. Complainant stated that
the theft occurred sometime Tuesday night.  Investigation is pending.

Burglary to Residence H15-1605
Time & Date:    April 19, 2015   12:56 pm
Location: 800 E Seminary Street
Complainant:   40 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, Complainant contacted HPD reference to
person(s) unknown; without permission entered the residence, removing several items.  Act occurred between Friday April 17th, and today. 


Traffic Accident:  Property Damage H15-1606
Time & Date: April 19, 2015 2:08pm
Location: The intersection of Washington St. Fifth Ave
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male
Unit #1: Gray 2014 Honda CRV driven by Gilbert W. Warner of Hoopeston
Unit #2: Maroon 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Haley Papanek of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #1 slowed for the intersection as it was traveling northbound on Fifth Ave.  Unit #1 then entered the intersection continuing
northbound striking Unit #2 causing damage to both units.  Unit #1 was cited for Failure to Yield.  No injuries reported.

 

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Hoopeston superintendent announces 2017 retirement

Hoopeston superintendent announces 2017 retirement

Hank Hornbeck will
celebrate his 10th anniversary
as Hoopeston Area
superintendent in 2017 by
retiring.
The district school board
accepted Hornbeck’s intent
to retire letter at Thursday’s
board meeting., effective
June 30, 2017.
Hornbeck was named
superintendent effective
July 2, 2007, following the
December 2006 death of
then-Superintendent Mark
Conolly.
Hornbeck was chosen
from a field of 20 applicants
- five of whom were
interviewed by the board - and was high school middle/
high school principal for nine years prior to his promotion.
In other personnel business, the board:
Hired Lisa Masengale-Acton as district Response to
Intervention coordinator, effective August 20. She replaces
Suzi Root, who was promoted to Honeywell principal
starting next year.

Hired Kelly Ankenbrand as middle/high school technology/
business teacher, effective August 20. She replaces
Debbi Lankford, who is retiring.
Justin Snow was approved as high school science
teacher for the new school year.
Also, Carla Mobley was approved as high school summer
credit recover teacher for English for this summer,
and Kris Kellerhals will be transferred fro Honeywell
Special Education to Maple Early Childhood for the
new school year.
Retirements of Diane Swartz, Jo Alt and Jan Morgan
were approved for the end of this school year, as were
the resignations of Jessica Watson, Maple aide, and
Kristen Allen, high school media teacher.
In other business, the board:
Heard from Maple teachers Tiffani Cox and Caughron
about Class DoJo, a web-based program being used by
all teachers at the school that awards or deducts points
based on behavior.
Approved the high school improvement plan.
Approved supporting the state’s Vision 20/20 plan.
Approved an updated Acceptable Use Policy for computer
use.
Approved an updated school calendar; summer school
credit recovery program; 2015-16 high school policy
manual; and two-year wrestling co-op with Milford.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Iroquois County officers returned from the Champaign County Jail with David Robinson 51 of Urbana.

Robinson was wanted on a traffic warrant. He posted the required bond and was released.

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