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Hoopeston Police Report 5/17/21

Assault H21-2024

Time: 5:08am

Location: 600 blk E Thompson Av

Arrested: Kaylynn Kruger (32)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above in reference to the report of a domestic

disturbance. After talking to all parties involved, Ms. Kruger was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later released with a city citation and court date.

 

 

Domestic Battery, Interfering with reporting domestic battery, Unlawful restraint

H21-2046 2021-3879

Time: 11:28PM

Location: 500 W Elm St

Complaintant: 38 yr old Female of Hoopeston.

Arrested: Marvin Crawford(28)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above in reference to the report of a domestic disturbance. After talking to all parties involved, Mr. Crawford was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed and then transported to PSB.

 

Burglary, Trespassing H21-2052 2021-3911

Time: 5:23PM

Location: 200 blk of E Penn St

Arrested: Craig Stevens(42)(M)of Hoopeston

Arrested: Stephen Spivey(32)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of a possible burglary. Both Mr. Stevens and Mr. Spivey was located and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

 

Vehicle Accident H21-2086

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 511 W. Orange Street

Unit 1: 2012 White GMC Sierra driven by Nicole Hansen (F) (27) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2008 Red Dodge Caliber driven by Cheyenne Grissom (F) (22) of Frankfort, IN

Details: HPD responded to above for an accident with no injuries. Unit 1 was traveling Westbound on Orange Street, lost control of the vehicle and began driving in the Eastbound lane of Orange Street. Unit 1 attempted to avoid a head on collision by turning Southbound into the parking lot. Unit 2 was traveling Eastbound on Orange Street when the back passenger side of Unit 1 hit Unit 2 on the front passenger side headlight area.

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One teen dead and one teen injured in Danville Shooting

 A 19-year-old man has died and a 17-year-old boy has been injured after a drive-by shooting near the Fair Oaks housing complex in Danville this afternoon.

Danville Police Commander Josh Webb says that officers responded to the Danville Grocery Store which is located in the 1600-block of Fairchild Street just south of Fair Oaks around 3 p.m. They found the older man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police also located the 17-year-old and he was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that someone drove eastbound past the grocery store in a light blue-colored vehicle and began firing several shots. No information on the suspect was available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Danville police at 217-431-2250 or Vermilion County CrimeStoppers at 217-446-TIPS.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/14/21

Registration for 12-17 year olds has been opened for our clinics next week. Information is below or please visit our website:  www.vchd.org  (we also have other clinics available on our website)

 

Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for 12-17 year old VERMIION COUNTY STUDENTS ONLY – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The FDA and ACIP have approved Pfizer Vaccine for individuals 12 years old and up.  We are asking that you register your child so that we know how much vaccine to have on hand.  We will allow some walk-ins, but that will be dependent on supply. Walk-ins should come no later than 30 minutes before the end of the clinic.   If you do not register, we cannot guarantee a vaccination at this time.  You will be able to register online or you can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  NOTE:   Do not call the schools to register as registration will be through the health department.  

 

We will be having 12-17 year old clinics at the following locations on the following dates:  

NOTE:  Children must have a parent/guardian with them to sign the consent form.  Please only have 1 parent/guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine to help with social distancing and flow.  You must wear a mask.  

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE COMING FOR YOUR VACCINATION

If you have an appointment,  DO NOT come more than 5-10 minutes before your appointment.  

The information below is for all sites.  You will be asked to remain in an observation area for 15-30 minutes post vaccination*.

  1. Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.  
  2. If this is your 2nd dose (MODERNA or Pfizer), bring your vaccine card back with you.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the provider that issued you the vaccine card.  
  3. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are only for those 18 and older.
  4. Pfizer is for those 12 and older.  (a parent / guardian MUST be present to sign the consent form.  We will not vaccinate an unaccompanied minor)
  5. If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant,  you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.  You no longer need a doctor’s note if you are breastfeeding.  
  6. *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.
  7. If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.
  8. If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  9. If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.  
  10. If you are currently in quarantine due to exposure, please wait until you have been released to receive the vaccine.  
  11. If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  12. Pfizer vaccines should get their 2nd dose after 3 weeks from their 1st dose.  Moderna vaccines should get their 2nd dose 4 weeks from their 1st dose.  
  13. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.

 

 

New Guidance on Masking and Bridge Phase Announcements:

 

  • The Governor has confirmed that we will move into the Bridge Phase tomorrow, May 14th, 2021:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/bridge-phase
    • Under Bridge Phase, there are expanded capacity limits for businesses, dining, offices, events, conferences and gatherings. Barring any significant reversals in key COVID-19 statewide indicators, including increasing hospitalizations, Illinois could enter Phase 5 as soon as Friday, June 11th.
  • CDC has announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small -- without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
    • If you travel, you will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. CDC will continue to update guidance and policies as the science emerges and more people are vaccinated. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html  
  • Funeral Assistance for COVID19:  Funeral Assistance FAQ | FEMA.gov
  • Including the guidance again on Interim Isolation and Quarantine Guidance:  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/IsolationQuarantine%2004.26.21.pdf

 

 

Metrics, Vaccinations, and Cases

 

We are reporting 84 new cases over the last couple of days.  None of the new cases were fully vaccinated.  1 infant, 1 toddler, 5 preschool aged children, 7 grade school aged children, 16 teens, 12 in their 20s, 12 in their 30s, 12 in their 40s, 8 in their 50s, 9 in their 60s, and 1 in their 80s.  We are also reporting an additional death.  Three of the last 4 days, we have been over the 8% positivity rate threshold.  If we continue along this path, the Bridge Phase that we have yet to get to may be pulled back rather quickly.   Please take precautions, get vaccinated, and make good choices!

 

 

Regional Metrics (as of May 13th)

Region 6 – 3.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 5.3% positivity rate

ICU availability – 41%

Patient increases – 8 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of May 13th, 2021

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,688
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,822
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.90%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,574 (57.71%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,247 (17.97%)
67.13% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
25.96% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (5/13/2021)
Active Cases:  187
Hospitalizations:  12 (6.4% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,558
Total Released / Recovered:  9,236
Total Deaths – 135

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 5/14/21

Hit & Run Accident & Criminal Damage to State Supported Property

Time: 07:15 AM H21-2002

Location: 600 E Main Street

Property Damaged: Fire Hydrant NE Corner

Details: An investigation into the damaging of a Fire Hydrant on the corner.

 

Warrant Arrest/Possession of Methamphetamines w intent to deliver/Possession of drug paraphernalia H21-2011

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: 500 blk E Penn Street

Arrested: James B Mannin (M) (35) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officer was advise Mr. Mannin was wanted on a Vermilion County warrant. HPD officer approached Mr. Mannin when he saw him in a vehicle. A computer check verified the VC warrant. HPD searched the vehicle after an overwhelming smell of burning cannabis and found Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Subj was arrested, processed and transported to the PSB.

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:24pm

Location: 4000 North/1450 East

Details: HFD was called to the area of the above for the report of a brush fire in the area.

FD found lots of smoke in the area and cleared scene.

 

Disobeying Police H21-2019

Time: 7:39pm

Location: 600 blk E Thompson Av

Arrested: Kaylynn Kruger (32)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above in reference to the report of a domestic

disturbance. After talking to all parties involved, Ms. Kruger refused to listen

to officers. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later

released with a city citation and court date.

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Hoopeston Police Report 5/13/21

THEFT H21-1983

Time: 15:08

Location: 206 S 1st Ave

Victim: 79 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD was dispatched to the thrift store where a female advised she laid her wallet down while shopping. When she went back to get it, the wallet was gone. HPD will continue the investigation.

 

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY H21-1991

Time: 20:00

Location: 400 Blk E Penn St

Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD was dispatched for a broken window at above residence. There were no witnesses. HPD will continue the investigation.

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ICPHD Covid Vaccine Clinics set for May 17th and 19th at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds

The Iroquois County Pubic Health Department (ICPHD) will be conducting the following COVID-19 vaccine 
clinics for Illinois residents, age 18 and older. 
? Monday, May 17, 2021, 9AM to 6PM- Walk-in Illinois National Guard Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) 
Vaccine Clinic located at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds 4H Building, 1390 E 2000 North Road, 
Watseka, IL 60970. This clinic is also for those who have scheduled appointments for their 2nd dose of 
Moderna vaccine. 
? Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9 AM to 3:30 PM- Moderna Vaccine Clinic, available by appointment or 
walk-in, located at the Iroquois County Public Health Department, 1001 E Grant Street, Watseka, IL 
60970. 
o To schedule an appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/healthdepartment) or Facebook page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to 
schedule over the phone. Second dose for this vaccine will be scheduled at the time of first dose 
administration. 
Individuals are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Please do not attend if you do not feel well the day of this 
clinic or are in isolation or quarantine. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan 
to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper 
portion of the arm for the injection. 
As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the 
vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/healthdepartment. 
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the 
COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns 
regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medical provider.

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/12/21

 

Vaccination Updates

The FDA approved the Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15 year olds last night:  Press Release is here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use

 

The FDA has updated the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering the Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and for Recipients and Caregivers with information to reflect the use of the vaccine in the adolescent population, including the benefits and risks of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

However, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) still has to make their recommendation and they meet tomorrow (Wednesday)  and IDPH felt they would release their approval by early afternoon.  We have vaccination sites in Hoopeston, Sidell, Danville, and Georgetown for 12-17 year olds ready to go.  Our registration system will not allow those under 16 to register until the final approval has been made, so information to register will be available hopefully no later than Thursday on our website.   Please check our website www.vchd.org for vaccination opportunities, including clinics for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. 

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (as of May 11th)


Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,556
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,755
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.81%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,563 (57.64%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,191 (17.88%)
67.0% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
25.83% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

There have been questions again about isolation and quarantine guidance, so I am including the Interim Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine (updated 4/26/21).  This includes information about possible reinfection, fully vaccinated, etc.    These are good documents to print out and have on hand when you have a positive or close contact case to reference.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/IsolationQuarantine%2004.26.21.pdf

 

I am also including the COVID-19 Decision Tree for Schools.  This was updated on 5/4/2021:  https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf

 

COVID19 Case Information

We have 77 new cases that we are reporting today, with only 1 of them being fully vaccinated.  Ages ranged from under 1 year to those in their 60s.   We are still seeing a surge in our younger folks right now.  30 of those cases are ages 19 and below.  In the last week, 6 out of 7 days, we have been above 5% for our daily positivity rate. 

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank Receives $22,500 Grant from The Hershey Company for Foodmobile Program in Vermilion Count

Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) today announced a $22,500 grant from The Hershey Company to help combat child hunger. Funds from the grant will be used to fund four of Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s foodmobiles in Vermilion County, a system of mobile food pantries designed to increase access to nutritious food for residents in rural and under-served communities. On average, each Vermilion County foodmobile delivers more than 6,000 pounds of food to 200 households facing food insecurity, including 120 children. The grant was made available through Feeding America, the nation’s network of more than 200 food banks.

 

Funding for the program has come at a critical time for individuals and families in the area. “Of the people facing food insecurity in Vermilion County, one in three are children,” said Kelly Daly, President and CEO of Eastern Illinois Foodbank. “Our Foodmobile Program is one of the ways we can help families and children get the nutritious food they need to thrive.”

 

There are currently more than 5,500 children in Vermilion County living with food insecurity per the latest projections from Feeding America. Support from The Hershey Company ensures families and individuals facing hunger have a place to turn for help.

 

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About Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Eastern Illinois Foodbank works to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois through cooperation with a network of food pantries, agencies and other programs. The Foodbank distributes donated and discounted food throughout an 18-county service area in cooperation with more than 170 member agencies and programs. Through these agencies, the Foodbank provides meals to more than 100,000 men, women and children each year. The Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Illinois, the United Way of Coles County, and the United Way of Champaign County.

 

About The Hershey Company

Since 2015, The Hershey Company has partnered with Feeding America to provide nutritious food to kids during out of school hours, so every child can focus on being a kid – learning, playing, socializing, and meeting their full potential.

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Project Success will kick off all of our summer programs in June for Vermilion County Families FREE

Project Success will kick off all of our summer programs in June! Our summer programming will include academic sessions to prepare students for the school year, enrichment activities, lots of FUN, and credit recovery (high school programs).

 

Our free programs are offered for students enrolled in the following schools:

 

Danville (all held at Laura Lee for the summer):

· Laura Lee Fellowship House (serving students from Garfield, Mark Denman, Meade Park)

· South View Upper Elementary School

· North Ridge Middle School

· Danville High School

Georgetown:

· Pine Crest Elementary

· Mary Miller Junior High School

· Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School

Hoopeston:

· Maple Elementary School

· John Greer Elementary School

· Hoopeston Area Middle School

· Hoopeston Area High School

Oakwood:

· Oakwood Grade School

· Oakwood Junior High School

· Oakwood High School

Salt Fork:

· Salt Fork South

· Salt Fork North

Westville:

· Judith Giacoma Elementary School

· Westville Junior High School

· Westville High School

If you wish to enroll your student in one of our summer programs, please call Project Success of Vermilion County at (217) 446-3200.

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The FDA has approved the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for those between the ages of 12 and 15


The FDA has approved the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for those between the ages of 12 and 15.  Until now, the Pfizer vaccine had been authorized for only those ages 16 or older.

The press release can be viewed here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use<https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use>.

A State meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday to officially determine how this will work in Illinois.

We have already been working with some potential host-sites for COVID-vaccination clinics that will focus on those between the ages of 12 and 15.  We plan to begin offering registration for those clinics soon.  The sooner we can gauge interest in those clinics, the better we will be able to prepare for them.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/10/21

We are reporting 16 new cases (one resident in their 70s, four in their 60s, three in their 50s, two in their 40s, two in their 20s, one teen, two grade-school-aged children, and one pre-schooler), and 11 released, which brings us to a total of 9,397 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 134 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 160 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 141,127 negative test results.

Of the 16 cases being reported today, one of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.


We had 367 cars come to the Electronics Collection Event today.  We collected 804 old TVs, 174 old computer monitors, at least one eight-track player (!!), and other assorted electronics.

We want to thank DACC for hosting the event !   We plan to hold another electronics collection event there in October.

(Just for comparison, last October we had 627 vehicles bring us 1,421 TVs and 320 monitors.)

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Hoopeston Police Report 5/10/21

Driving While License Suspended H21-1942

Time: 3:21am

Location: Route 1/W Thompson

Arrested: Kyle Blackburn (M) (35) of Cissna Park

Details: HPD officers stopped Mr. Blackburn for a traffic violation. A computer checked

revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested and taken to

HPD to be processed. He was later released with traffic court date and citation.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 8:18PM

Location: 400 of E Washington St

Details: HFD was dispatched for a smell of natural gas inside the residence. No injuries

were report.

 

Theft (under) H21-1926

Time: 12:23am

Location: 101 W Main St, Tedd’s

Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Blake Meehan (M) (20) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was sent to the above location for the report of a stolen bicycle. After

reviewing the video surveillance, officers located the suspect, Blake Meehan.

He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later released with

a court date.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/7/21

We are reporting 35 new cases (one resident in their 80s, four in their 60s, three in their 50s, four in their 40s, six in their 30s, four in their 20s, ten teens, one pre-schooler, and two toddlers), and 3 released, which brings us to a total of 9,312 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 133 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 8 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 163 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 140,045 negative test results.

Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.


We will hold our Electronics Collection Event this Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the front parking lot at DACC.  Please help us to get the word out about this event.

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Hoopeston Police Report 5/7/21

Criminal Damage to Property (under) H21-1894

Time: 2:42am’

Location: 500 blk E Thompson Av

Complainant: 23-year-old female of Hoopeston

Arrested: William Rossolille (M) (21) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for the report of a domestic

disturbance. After an investigation, Mr. Rossolille was located and arrested for

criminal damage to property. He was processed and later released with a notice to

appear in court.

 

Agg. Domestic Battery H21-1896 2021-3592

Time: 08:41am

Location: 500 block E Thompson Ave

Complainant: 23-year-old female of Hoopeston

Arrested: William Rossolille (M) (21) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of a Domestic Male Subject was taken into custody. Subject transported to HPD processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

 

Driving While License Suspended, Disobeying Stop Sign H21-1905

Time: 8:38pm

Location: E Main St/S Market St

Arrested: Joshua Newbery (24) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped Mr. Newberry on a traffic violation. A computer check

revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. Subject was arrested and taken

to HPD to be processed. He was later released with a traffic citation and court

date.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/6/21

We had our 2nd dose Moderna clinic yesterday here at VCHD and a Johnson and Johnson clinic today with just over 160 total doses administered over the last couple of day.
Tomorrow we will have a clinic at Salt Fork Junior High from 3pm-7pm.  Please visit our website to sign up or we will accept walk-ins. www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>

We have a clinic scheduled at the Rescue Mission next week, so we hope to serve many of our homeless population at this clinic.  A huge thank you to the Rescue Mission for allowing us to have a clinic there.  We are still waiting on the EUA from Pfizer for those 12 years old and older.

I am also including an overview since last September of our positivity rates (blue is daily and red is 7-day rolling average).  We really would like to keep these levels low.

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Regional Metrics (as of May 5th)
Region 6 – 3.5% positivity rate
Vermilion County – 3.4% positivity rate
ICU availability – 42%
Patient increases – 3 out of the last 10 days

COVID 19 Daily Updates
As of May 5th, 2021
Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,130
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,494
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.47%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,510 (57.28%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  7,983 (17.04%)
63.65% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
21.73% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 5/4)
Active Cases:  131
Hospitalizations:  9 (6.87% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,277
Total Released / Recovered:  9,013
Total Deaths – 133

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN TILTON, VERMILION COUNTY

 The Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 5 Investigations was requested by the Tilton Police Department (TPD) to assist with an officer-involved shooting involving an officer from the TPD. The incident occurred on May 5, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., in the area of 500 East 14th Street in Tilton, Illinois. The officer and the suspect were both injured during the altercation and transported to local area hospitals with injuries. ISP Zone 5 Investigations is leading this open and on-going investigation. No additional information will be released at this time by ISP Zone 5.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Vaccination Clinic 05/06/2021

WATSEKA, IL – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois 
Memorial Hospital, will be hosting a walk-in, Johnson and Johnson (1 dose) COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 
Illinois residents age 18 and older May 6, 2021 from 5 PM to 8 PM. 
At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary 
care physician will not be required. 
The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main 
entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals 
who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance 
on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or 
quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, 
and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy 
access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. 
If you are unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification 
of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available. 
As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive 
the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website:
https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department. 
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about 
the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For 
individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

 

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Fatal Accident Victim identified

The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden stated that an early afternoon two vehicle accident on Route 49 at County Road 4000 North on May 3, 2021, claimed the life of a 59-year-old Rankin woman. The victim has been identified as Robin R. Robinson.

 

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning. The Illinois State Police and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/5/21

We are reporting 18 new cases today (one resident in their 80s, one in their 70s, two in their 60s, two in their 50s, two in their 40s, two in their 30s, four in their 20s, three teens, and one pre-schooler), and 2 released, which brings us to a total of 9,277 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 133 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 9 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 131 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 139,191 negative test results.

Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.

We have two COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :

Wednesday, May 5 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott Street in Oakwood.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/>

Thursday, May 6 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Junior High, 7087 N. 600 East Road in rural Sidell.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/>

Although we are trying to vaccinate as many Vermilion County residents as possible against COVID, all three clinics this week are open to any Illinois resident.  If you have questions, or want to register over the phone, please call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.


Also, we will hold our Electronics Collection Event this Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the front parking lot at DACC.  Please help us to get the word out about this event.

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Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

WHAT:                     Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash            

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 49 at 4000 North, Vermillion County

WHEN:                      May 3, 2021 at approximately 1:05 p.m.                              

VEHICLES:              Unit 1- 2005 Black Hyundai SUV

                                    Unit 2- 2005 Silver Chevrolet SUV

DRIVERS:                 Unit 1- Ellis Flessner-Bryant, 20-year-old male from Rankin, IL – Transported by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries.

 

                                    Unit 2- 59-year-old female – Deceased (Pending notification of next of kin)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling south on Illinois Route 49 near 4000 north in Vermillion County. Unit 2 was traveling north at the same location. The driver of Unit 1 turned left into a private drive, in front of Unit 2. Unit 2 struck Unit 1 in the passenger side. Unit 1 came to rest in the ditch. Unit 2 rolled over, coming to rest in the roadway. The driver of Unit 1 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of Unit 2 was pronounced deceased on scene by the Vermillion County Coroner. The Coroner’s office will release the name once next of kin notifications have been made. This crash is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

 

CHARGES:               The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way - Turning Left.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/4/21

We are reporting 39 new cases over the past few days (one resident in their 70s, two in their 60s, six in their 50s, one in their 40s, six in their 30s, five in their 20s, twelve teens, five grade-school-aged children, and one toddler), and 48 released, which brings us to a total of 9,259 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death -- a man in his 70s.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.  We have lost a total of 133 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 5 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 116 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 138,144 negative test results. 

 

Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.

 

We have three COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :

 

Tuesday, May 4 -- a second-dose Moderna vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Vermilion County Health Department, 200 South College Street in Danville.

                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012   

 

Wednesday, May 5 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott Street in Oakwood.

                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/

 

Thursday, May 6 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Junior High, 7087 N. 600 East Road in rural Sidell.

                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Although we are trying to vaccinate as many Vermilion County residents as possible against COVID, all three clinics this week are open to any Illinois resident.  If you have questions, or want to register over the phone, please call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

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Hoopeston Police Report 5/4/21

Warrant Arrest H21-1840

Time: 00:11am

Location: 301 W Main St HPD

Arrested: James Roof (52) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Roof turned himself in on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. He was

processed and later released with a new court date after posting bond.

 

 

Agg Battery on Peace Officer, Domestic Battery, Interference with Reporting, Endangering the Life of a Child, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Damage to State Supported Property H21-1843 2021-3472

Time: 3:01am

Location: 600 blk E McCracken

Complainant: 26 year old female

Arrested: Nathan Blanton (26) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of domestic disagree-

ment. When officers started to intervene, subject began to fight them. Eventually

officers arrested subject and took him to the PD to be processed. He was later

taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Aggravated Battery, Armed Violence, Aggravated Battery with a Dangerous Weapon,

Attempted Murder H21-1837

Date/Time Occurrence: May 2, 2021 5:35pm

Date/Time Arrest: May 3,2021 6:31am

Location: 500 blk S 6th Ave

Arrested 15 year old Hoopeston male juvenile

Details: HPD officers were called to Parkview Court for the report of an injury from an

altercation. The juvenile suspect was no longer on scene when officers arrived.

HPD received a tip to the location of the juvenile. He was arrested and taken

to HPD to be processed. He as later taken to JDC in Danville to await

arraignment.

 

 

 

 

Criminal Damage to Property (City Ord) H21-1845

Time: 5:50am

Location: 400 block N 9th Ave

Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston man

Arrested: Ryan J Nosler (M) (25) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time complainant reported damage done by arrested subject.

Arrestee: Came to Hoopeston PD on another matter and was released on an NTA for city court.

 

 

Vehicle Accident H21-1849

Time: 14:21

Location: S 2nd Ave/W Washington St

Unit 1: 2015 Blk Ford Mustang driven by Sasha Lanham (F) (46) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2020 White Ford Pickup driven by David Silver (M) (59) of Hoopeston

Arrested: Sasha Lanham (F) (46) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to above, Unit 1 failed to yield the right of way and struck unit 2 that was traveling south bound. Computer check revealed driver of Unit 1 was driving on a suspended driver’s license. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be

processed. She was later released with traffic citations and court date. No injuries

from the accident and both vehicles were insured.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/3/21


No local update today.

The additional personnel from the Illinois National Guard will only be assisting with our COVID vaccination clinics for a few more weeks.  We have three clinics coming up this week :

Tuesday, May 4 -- a second-dose Moderna vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Vermilion County Health Department, 200 South College Street in Danville.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012>

Wednesday, May 5 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott Street in Oakwood.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/>

Thursday, May 6 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Junior High, 7087 N. 600 East Road in rural Sidell.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/>

Although we are trying to vaccinate as many Vermilion County residents as possible against COVID, all three clinics this week are open to any Illinois resident.  If you have questions, or want to register over the phone, please call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.


We are also working with the State to get the Mobile COVID-Testing Team back in Vermilion County (probably in the front parking lot at DACC) this month.  I will let you know when I hear something from the State.


Also, we will hold our Electronics Collection Event this Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the front parking lot at DACC.  Please help us to get the word out about this event.

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Hoopeston Police Report 5/3/21

STOLEN VEHICLE H21-1823

Date: 05/01/21

Time: 9:48 pm

Location: 500 Blk N 7th Ave

Details: HPD was called to a residence ref a stolen pickup. The incident is under investigation

 

THEFT H21-1829

Time: 12:37 am

Location: 400 Blk E Honeywell Ave

Details: HPD was called to a residence ref a theft from a vehicle. The incident is under investigation

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/30/21

Traffic Accident (PD) H21-1756

Date of Accident; April 28, 2021

Time of Accident; 12:05pm

Location of Accident; Primrose and Cornjerker Way

Unit 1; 2015 Jeep Driven by David Memenga (M) (83) of Hoopeston

Property Damaged; City of Hoopeston Street Sign

Details; Unit 1 Came to Hoopeston PD and reported that he had struck a Street Sign trying to avoid a fox. No injuries and Unit 1 is insured.

 

 

 

Warrant Arrested

Time: 6:50PM

Location: 301 W Main St(Hoopeston Police Department)

Arrested: William J Rossolillie Jr.(22)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Rossolillie came to HPD to turn himself in on an active Douglas County Warrant (20CM42). Mr. Rossolillie posted bond and was released with a new court date.

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