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Dorothy M. German, 87, of Milford

Dorothy M. German, 87, of Milford passed on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born on November 23, 1932 in Milford, the daughter of Ollie and Viola (Hubner) Hill. She married Roy G. German Jr. in Milford on January 24, 1953 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2009. In addition, she is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Morris Hill Sr. and Wendell Hill; and one sister, Delores “Debbie” Allen.

Surviving are one son, Bob (Sandy) German of Milford; two daughters, Glenda Ennen of Maryville, TN and Karen Brasel of Milford; six grandchildren, Bill (Kristin) German, Andy (Kelly) German, Joe (Amanda) German, Matt (Holly) Ennen, Josh (Brittany) Ennen, and Susan (Michael) Potter; thirteen great grandchildren; and one sister in law, Arlene Hill of Milford.

Dorothy was a member of Milford United Methodist Church. She retired from Milford Canning Co. after serving as bookkeeper and office manager. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and traveling.

Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm also at the funeral home. Pastor Gene Turner will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

Memorials may be made to Milford Park and Pool Foundation, Milford Ambulance, and Milford United Methodist Church.

Please share a memory of Dorothy at knappfuneralhomes.com.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/18/2020

Today, we have 1 new case and 2 have been released.   We have a total of 92 active cases, with 88 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized (a current active case is now hospitalized).   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their 50s.

 

We had to release our information early today so we are working on a lot of new cases.  Remember, we do not post new cases until we have been able to reach them and confirm they live in Vermilion County and are a positive case.   So please do not think that because of today’s 1 case, we are back under control. 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  23,401

Total positives: 476

Overall Positivity Rate: 1.99%

Death Rate: .84%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.7%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/17/2020

Update on Cases

 

 

Today, we have 4 new cases and 1 has been released.   We have a total of 93 active cases, with 90 at home in isolation and 3 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their 20s, 1 in their 30s,  1 in their 40s, and 1 in their 60s.  Connections include workplace and exposure to household members who are positive.  While this number looks much better than yesterday, this is what we were able to get to today as with each active case includes many people who are contacts that we have to get in touch with. 

 

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

Yesterday, there was some confusion about my quarantine guidance post and I apologize for any confusion.  I would like to clarify that what I posted yesterday was what is the actual guidance and it was not the rumor. 

 

Many people believe they can test out of quarantine or if they wear a mask then it doesn’t count as a close contact, those are the rumors I was addressing.   

 

This is the ACTUAL GUIDANCE:  Quarantine is what happens when you have been identified as a close contact to a positive case.  If you have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID19 test, you MUST quarantine for 14 days after last exposure.  You cannot test out of quarantine.  What is the definition of “close contact”?  A Close Contact is someone that is closer than 6 feet for more than 15 cumulative minutes masked or unmasked.  It is possible that you may have to quarantine longer than 14 days if you are living with a person who is positive for COVID19 and cannot isolate from them.   Here are two resources that may help with further clarification.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine OR https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/home-quarantine-guidance

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  23,097

Total positives: 475

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.02%

Death Rate: .84%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.7%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • Nothing new at this time

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

  • Nothing new at this time.

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/16/2020

Update on Cases

 

 

Today, we have 32 new cases and 12 have been released.   We have a total of 90 active cases, with 87 at home in isolation and 3 hospitalized (one of our releases today was from the hospital).   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 2 cases that are preschool aged, 2 cases in their teens, 8 cases in their 20s, 2 in their 30s,  2 in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, 5 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s.  Multiple connections through marriage, households, work related, and small outings with friends/family.  2 traveled out of state.     

 

We are not headed in a very good direction and this is a cause for concern.  I think it is very important to stress to the community how imperative it is to follow the social distancing, capacity limits and masking guidelines.  Through carelessness and cavalier attitudes, we are seeing schools, small businesses and restaurants having to close for 14 days to quarantine staff and students because people refuse to follow or enforce the guidance.  I know the schools are working tirelessly day and night to keep the children of this community safe and we have to help them.  Unfortunately, we cannot force people to care about others and we cannot watch over every establishment or person.   The warm weather is coming to a close soon and with that, we will see a greater risk of transmission.  Please remember that about 50% of our population here in Vermilion County have underlying health conditions and that’s probably on the very low end.   Enforcement has to come at all levels if we plan on getting control.   The last three days alone puts us well over 50 new cases per 100,000 that sets the stage for us staying in the warning area. 

 

 

Rumor Mill

 

  • If you are a close contact (less than 6 feet, more than 15 minutes cumulative) you MUST quarantine for 14 days.  This is still not being understood or enforced by many. 
  • Staff and employees MUST wear a mask (over their nose and mouth) when indoors UNLESS they can be 6 feet apart from each other (examples include being in their own office area). 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  22,780 (There was an error in the number of negative tests yesterday and it has been fixed today – yesterday’s should have been 22,601)

Total positives: 471

Overall Positivity Rate: 2.03%

Death Rate: .85%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  3 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

 

 

Charts

 

Active Cases June 5th – Present

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/15/2020

Update on Cases

 

Over the weekend, we had 11 new cases.  All 11 cases were symptomatic.  4 of the cases can be tied to previous family related cases.  3 in their 20s, 3 in their 40s, 3 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s. 

  

Today, we have 10 new cases and 11 have been released.  Majority of new cases were symptomatic.  We have a total of 70 active cases, with 66 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their teens, 1 case in their 20s, 2 in their 30s,  1 in their 40s, 2 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, and 1 in their 80s.  5 of the cases are connected to family or friends who tested positive.   

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  23,601

Total positives: 439

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.83%

Death Rate: .91%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  2 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/15/2020

Accident Hit and Run H20-4281

Time of Incident: 1:30PM

Location: 701 E Orange St. (Hoopeston Carle Hospital)

Unit 1: Unknown

Unit 2: 2019 Dodge parked by Kaylee Watson(F)of Rossville

Details: Unit 2 was parked outside of above location. Unit 1 had backed out of a parking space preparing to leave when it struck Unit 2 and left the scene. Unit 2 is insured investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Area Middle School Teachers Host Tutor Sessions Across Central Illinois

HAMS Families:  In an effort to help meet the needs of our Middle School students, every Wednesday, beginning on September 16th,  a group of teachers from the Middle School will venture out into the community.  The teachers will spend one hour at each of the locations identified below.  The purpose of the visit is to assist with homework, answer questions about technology, and visit with the students.


Locations/Schedule:

8:30-9:30 Rankin Lions Club 

10:00-11:00    East Lynn Church Basement 

11:30-12:30 Wellington Lions Club Park Shelter [northeast side of town]

1:00-2:00 McFerren Park @ Jaycee Pavilion [by the playground]


This is a support specifically for our Middle School students.  We do ask that all those in attendance at these sessions wear a mask.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Middle School office at 217-283-6664.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/14/2020

Theft H20-4261

Time: 5:56am

Location: 800 E. McNeil Ave

Complainant: 80 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered her sign had been stolen.

Investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/12/2020

Update on Cases

 

We have 13 new cases and 13 have been released.  We have a total of 60 active cases, with 56 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 infant case, 4 cases in their 20s, 1 in their 30s,  4 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s.  3 of our  cases are in one family, 2 cases are married, and 1 case traveled to a Theme Park.      

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,953

Total positives: 418

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.87%

Death Rate: .96%

Positivity Rate from 8/30 – 9/5:  3.8%%

New cases from 8/30 – 9/5:   96 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (under current warning )

For County and School Metrics 8/30-9/5:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 20 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

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30 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease including Vermilion

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level – Bond, Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Effingham, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Lawrence, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Morgan, Pulaski, Schuyler, Shelby, Stark, St. Clair, Tazewell, Vermilion, Washington, Williamson.

Although the reasons for counties reaching a warning level varies, some of the common factors for an increase in cases and outbreaks are associated with college parties, weddings, large gatherings, bars and clubs, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, travel to neighboring states, and spread among members of the same household who are not isolating at home.  Cases connected to schools are beginning to be reported.  General transmission of the virus in the community is also increasing.

Public health officials are observing people not social distancing, gathering in large groups, and not using face coverings.  In some counties, local law enforcement and states’ attorneys are not enforcing important mitigation measures like social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.  Additionally, some people refuse to participate in contact tracing and are not providing information on close contacts or answering the phone.  Individuals are also waiting to get tested believing their symptoms are allergies or some other cause.

Several counties are taking swift action and implementing mitigation measures to help slow spread of the virus, including increasing testing opportunities, working with schools, meeting with local leaders, and educating businesses and large venues about the importance of mitigation measures.

IDPH uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.  A county is considered at the warning level when at least two of the following metrics triggers a warning.

• New cases per 100,000 people.  If there are more than 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the county, this triggers a warning.
• Number of deaths.  This metric indicates a warning when the weekly number of deaths increases more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
 Weekly test positivity.  This metric indicates a warning when the 7-day test positivity rate rises above 8%.
• ICU availability.  If there are fewer than 20% of intensive care units available in the region, this triggers a warning.
• Weekly emergency department visits.   This metric indicates a warning when the weekly percent of COVID-19-like-illness emergency department visits increase by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Weekly hospital admissions.  A warning is triggered when the weekly number of hospital admissions for COVID-19-like-illness increases by more than 20% for two consecutive weeks.
• Tests performed.  This metric is used to provide context and indicate if more testing is needed in the county.
• Clusters. This metric looks at the percent of COVID-19 cases associated with clusters or outbreaks and is used to understand large increase in cases.

These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness to help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.  The metrics are updated weekly, from the Sunday-Saturday of the prior week.  

A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2020

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2020
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first
confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020. A DuPage County resident in her
40s became ill in mid-August.
“While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also remember to take steps to
protect our health from other illnesses,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “In an effort to
decrease our risk of contracting COVID-19 from indoor settings, many of us are spending more
time outdoors while still socially distancing. As we enjoy the outdoors, we need to protect
ourselves from other viruses carried by mosquitoes by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of
standing water around our homes.”
Last year, 46 counties in Illinois reported a West Nile virus positive mosquito batch, bird, horse,
and/or human case. For the 2019 season, IDPH reported 28 human cases (although human cases
are underreported), including one death.
West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex pipiens mosquito, commonly called a
house mosquito, which has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common
symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from a few
days to a few weeks. However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not
show any symptoms. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis, or even death, can occur.
People older than 60 and individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for
severe illness from West Nile virus.
Precautions to Fight the Bite include practicing the three “R’s” – reduce, repel, and report.
REDUCE - make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace
screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut.
o Eliminate, or refresh each week, all sources of standing water where mosquitoes
can breed, including water in bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old
tires, and any other containers.
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REPEL - when outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and
apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535
according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.
REPORT – report locations where you see water sitting stagnant for more than a week
such as roadside ditches, flooded yards, and similar locations that may produce
mosquitoes. The local health department or city government may be able to add larvicide
to the water, which will kill any mosquito larvae.
Monitoring for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead
crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing humans with West Nile
virus-like symptoms. People who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching
bird should contact their local health department, who will determine if the bird will be picked
up for testing.
Additional information about West Nile virus can be found on the IDPH website

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/11/2020

Update on Cases

 

We have 14 new cases and 10 have been released.  We have a total of 60 active cases, with 56 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 3 cases in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 2 in their 40s, 4 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s, and 3 in their 70s.  1 case is connected to a prior case and 2 are related to prior cases.      

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,621 

Total positives: 405

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.84%

Death Rate: .99%

Positivity Rate from 8/23 – 8/29:  2.6%

New cases from 8/23 – 8/29:   47 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (no current warnings for Vermilion County)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 11 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 days of positivity increases, currently at 2.3%

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 days of hospital admission increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

 

 

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PETITION PACKETS FOR CONSOLIDATED ELECTION – APRIL 6, 2021

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for School Board or Regional Board of School Trustees in the Consolidated Election to be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 will be available in the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office on September 22, 2020. Packets may be picked up between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Packets are also available via email by sending a request to Lindsay Light at ccelections@vercounty.org. The first day petitions may be circulated is Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Petitions must be filed with the Vermilion County Clerk beginning Monday, December 14 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, December 21 by 5:00 p.m. Local offices to be elected at the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election include Township Supervisor, Clerk, Assessor/Multi-Township Assessor, Highway Commissioner and Trustee; City/Village Mayor/President, Clerk, Treasurer, and Alderman/Commissioners/Trustees; Park District Commissioners; Public Library District and/or Township Library Trustees; Regional Board of School Trustees; School Board Members; Community College Trustees; Township Land Commissioners; and Fire Protection District Trustees. *Offices other than School Board or Regional Board of Trustees will pick up packets with each jurisdictions’ secretary/clerk. A Candidate’s Guide, the 2021 Township Caucus Guide, and campaign finance information may be found on the State Board of Elections’ website, www.elections.il.gov. 

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I-74 work near Danville begins Sept. 21

– The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Interstate 74 near Danville, just east of exit 210, begins Sept. 21. The project involves replacing the bridges that carry I-74 over the Salt Fork Vermilion River. Two median crossovers will be needed to accommodate construction, which will require lane closures. One lane in both directions will be open at all times during the work, this year’s portion of which is expected to be complete by the end of November. “This Rebuild Illinois project is another example of the significant investment being made for the future,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Thanks to Gov. Pritzker’s support and leadership, Rebuild Illinois is creating economic opportunity across the state by investing in infrastructure while improving safety and quality of life.” Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/10/2020

Update on Cases

 

We have 9 new cases and 8 have been released.  We have a total of 56 active cases, with 52 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 3 cases in their 20s, 2 in their 30s, 3 in their 40s, and 1 in their 90s.  2 of the cases are married, 1 case is connected to a prior case and 1 is a college student.      

 

 

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic
  • Testing Site for Vermilion County – Gibson Health at Hoopeston updated

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,307 

Total positives: 391

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.80%

Death Rate: 1.02%

Positivity Rate from 8/23 – 8/29:  2.6%

New cases from 8/23 – 8/29:   47 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (no current warnings for Vermilion County)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 11 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 Days of positivity increases, currently at 2.4 %

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 Days of Hospital Admission Increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

 

New/Helpful Guidance or Updates

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/10/2020

Theft (City Ordinance) 2 counts H20-4165

Time of Incident: 6:55 PM

Date of Incident: September 8, 2020

Location: 300 W Penn St, Hoopeston

Complainant: 32 Year Old Hoopeston Woman

Arrestee 1: Brayboy, James A (M) (23) of Hoopeston

Arrestee 2: 15 year old Hoopeston Male Juvenile

Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD reference to a stolen purse and the complainant knew who the suspect were. Arrestee 1: was processed at HPD and released with Notice to Appear citation, Arrestee 2: was processed and released on Notice to Appear into the custody of his mother.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/9/2020

Warrant Arrest (2 counts) H20-4146

Time: 06:00 AM

Location: 300 block W Chestnut St

Arrested: Edwards, Haley M (F) (24) of Hoopeston

Details: While HPD responded to a call in the area of above, Haley Edwards was located at the residence and taken into custody on 2 outstanding Vermilion County Warrants. She was released after processing on OR Bond.

 

 

Theft (2 counts) H20-3849 & H20-3985

Date of Theft (1): August 23rd, 2020 11:30 PM

Date of Theft (2): August 31st, 2020 4 AM

Location: 300 block S 3rd Street Hoopeston

Complainant: 66 year old Hoopeston Man

Arrested: Edwards, Haley M (F) (24) of Hoopeston

Details: On 2 separate occasions there was a theft of plants taken from a residence in the area listed above. Suspect was identified and located processed, released on Notice to Appear City Ordinance charges.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 9/9/2020

 

 

Update on Cases

 

We had 5 new cases and 2 released over the weekend.  1 of our current cases became hospitalized, none of the new cases over the weekend were hospitalized.  1 in their teens, 1 in their 20s 2 in their 30s, and 1 in their 70s.

 

Today, we have 11 new cases and 13 have been released.  We have a total of 55 active cases, with 51 at home in isolation and 4 hospitalized.   None of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 case in their teens, 3 in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 1 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, 2 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.  2 of the cases are married and 1 case traveled.      

 

 

 

Statistics

Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  21,107 

Total positives: 382

Overall Positivity Rate:  1.78%

Death Rate: 1.05%

Positivity Rate from 8/23 – 8/29:  2.6%

New cases from 8/23 – 8/29:   47 per 100,000

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (no current warnings for Vermilion County)

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion  (We had 11 Youth Cases which is considered substantial)

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average:  5 Days of positivity increases, currently at 2.2 %

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  4 Days of Hospital Admission Increases       

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

Testing

 

  • Apparently, once the word got out about the testing at Gibson Health of Hoopeston, they got overwhelmed and their supply pretty much got depleted.  They are now changing their qualifications to get tested and only have so many rapid tests, but they also have the other swab tests. 
    • They will now ONLY test their patients, people who need testing before going through procedures under the Gibson Hospital Facilities, AND ANYONE who needs a test to get back to school or work.  I am very sorry for the inconvenience.  Again, it is advised to call ahead to find out what is available and if you will be able to get a test. 
    • Just a reminder that the rapid test is an antigen test, not a PCR test.  There are some places that do require the PCR (swab test that is sent to a lab). 
  • See attachment for updated testing sites

 

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American Legion to Host Fish Fry Friday, Sept. 11th 2020

The American Legion in Hoopeston, IL will be hosting a Fish Fry Friday, September 11th, 2020.

 

Serving from 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

 

$9 - 2 Pieces of Golden Fried Cod

      Choice of French Fries/ Onion Rings

      Coleslaw 

      Dinner Roll

 

$9 - Breaded Jumbo Shrimp - 5 pieces 

       Choice of French Fries/Onion Rings

       Coleslaw

       Dinner Roll

 

Come out and enjoy a delicious meal to support the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384!

 

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Little Lorraine Theater Movies/Events Fall 2020

Friday (Pizza Night) at 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.

 

September 18,19,20   Trolls World Tour (this is a new release)


September 25,26,27   Jaws


October 2,3,4              ET


October 9,10,11          Psycho


October 16,17,18        Beetlejuice


October 23,24,25        Monsters, Inc.


October 30,31,Nov 1   Hocus Pocus


November 6,7,8           The Burbs


November 13,14,15      American Graffiti


November 20,21,22      Julie & Julia

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/4-9/8/2020

Driving While License Revoked, Operating Uninsured Vehicle H20-4084

Time: 15:33 PM

Location: S 3rd St/E Maple St

Arrested: Patrick J Griffin (51) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Griffin to have a

revoked license. Mr. Griffin was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later released with Vermilion County Court date.

 

Domestic Battery H20-4074 2020-7111

Time of Call: 12:41am

Time Arrest: 6:20pm

Location: 400 blk N 3rd St

Complainant: 24 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Kody McGee (28) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called out in reference to a domestic situation. Later,

Mr. McGee was located, arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He

was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Fire Call

Time: 8:23pm

Location: Hoopeston City Slab

Details: HFD responded to the report of a brush fire at the city slab

Fire Call

Time: 3:25am

Location: 400 blk W Maple St

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the report of a structure fire. No injuries were

reported. An investigation continues.

 

Aggravated Domestic Battery H20-4110

Time: 11:48am

Location: 400 blk W Lincoln

Complainant: 20 year old female

Arrested: Darion Woods (18) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to a domestic battery report.

After an investigation, Mr. Woods was arrested and taken to HPD to be

processed. He was later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

Fire Call

Time: 2:29am

Location: 1100 blk Savannah Court

Details: HFD was called to the above location for a carbon monoxide detector alarm.

 

Theft, Possession of Cannabis, Wanted on Vermilion County Warrant,

Time: 06:30 AM H20-4104 & H20-4129

Location: 300 W Chestnut St Hoopeston

Arrested: Griffin, Tyler C (M) (29) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr Griffin was charged with City Ordinances of Theft, Possession of Cannabis, and release on Notice to Appear tickets. Vermilion County Traffic Warrant, was FTA Warrant on traffic offense. Bond was $3,000 10% and FTA Fee of $75 dollars.

 

 

Trespassing(City) H20-4133

Time: 2:01PM

Location: 200 blk of S Market St

Arrested: Titus T. Barber(42)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officer observed Mr. Barber to be in an area that was blocked off. Mr. Barber

was transported to HPD were he was processed and released with a City Notice to

appear.

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IGA Steak Fry Set for September 5th in Hoopeston

Come out Saturday, September 5th from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. to IGA in Hoopeston, IL for a fresh Steak Dinner!

 

$10

8oz Ribeye Steak

Baked potato 

Dinner roll

 

Don't forget to grab your favorite dessert from the on-site bake sale, or try your luck in the 50/50 Raffle! 

 

All Proceeds will be donated to the Hoopeston Area Animal Rescue Team.

 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Traffic Accident (PD) H20-4021

Time: 09:06 am

Location: 115 E Orange Street, Casey’s General Store

Unit 1: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, Driven by: Miller, Anita L (F) (55) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2019 Ford F-150 Parked: Owned by: Grant, Nicholas A of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 struck Unit 2 while they were backing up striking Unit 2 on the Drivers side of the truck. Unit 1 was at fault for improper backing and was Issued Citation for no Valid Proof of Insurance. Unit 2 was driven away.

 

 

 

Burglary to Motor Vehicle H20-4027

Time: 3:21pm

Location: 400 block of E. Honeywell

Complainant: (51) year old Milford Female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered items missing from her vehicle. Investigation continues.

 

 

Disobeying Police (City Ordinance) H20-4036

Time: 6:21pm

Location: 40 block of S. 5th St

Arrested: Vicki Ford (62) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress. After disobeying multiple times Ford was charged with the above. Ford was taken to HPD, processed and later released with an notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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OSF HealthCare to Open Primary Care in Savoy, IL

(Urbana, IL | September 3, 2020) – As OSF HealthCare continues to expand access to
health care options in Champaign County, we are excited to announce our newest primary care
location in Savoy.


The OSF Medical Group Primary Care Office will be located at 501 N. Dunlap Street in Savoy.
The 7,800 square foot location with have 9 exam rooms and will provide family medicine
services such as general wellness exams, preventative care, treatment and management of
chronic diseases, preventative medicine and caring for patients with acute medical conditions.
Joining the OSF HealthCare Ministry to provide care at the Union Square location is Dr. Andrew
Zasada, an internal medicine specialist.


Zasada received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University. He attended medical school
at the Warsaw Academy of Medicine at Warsaw Poland. He completed his internal medicine
residency at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, and the University of Illinois
College of Medicine.


“The people of Savoy and Champaign are honest, warm-hearted and hard-working people,”
Zasada said. “I look forward to taking care of them, and consider it to be a privilege.”


Physician Assistant Flora Adams Williams, who currently provides care at the primary care office
in Urbana, will also be transferring to this location to provide patient care.


OSF Medical Group – Primary Care is tentatively scheduled to open later this fall. 

 

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ISP Reports Single Vehicle Fatal Car Crash in Ford County

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 21

 

 

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 115 at 1250 N (Ford County)

 

WHEN:                      Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:05 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  2001 Chevrolet S-10                        

                                                                       

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  Dustin J. Graf, 30-year-old male of Watseka, IL (Deceased)

                                   

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 115 approaching 1250 N. Unit 1 entered the northbound lane, the driver over corrected back into the southbound lane. This caused the vehicle to roll on the roadway. Unit 1 then left the roadway to the east, continuing to roll. Unit 1 came to rest in a cornfield. The driver was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene by the Ford county coroner.  

 

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