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Ford County Public Health Department Announces 34th COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one new confirmed case. The individual is a female in her 50’s.
Ford County has a total of 34 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of
the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to
individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please continue to visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook page for additional COVID-19
resources and updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-162 confirmed cases

As of 07/02/2020 Iroquois County has 162 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,792 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,791
results, 2,629 have been negative and 162 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 161: Male in his 60’s
? Case 162: Female in her 40’s
Of the 162 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 144 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
0 are hospitalized, 13 remain isolated at home and 5 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify
anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients
under investigation may evolve as more is learned.
No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill.
Adm. Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further
information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify
this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who
has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals
who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are
individuals who tested positive and after a period of ten days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication)
for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by
the health department.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information
and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/02/2020

Residential Burglary H20-2785 2020-5052

Time: 06:05 AM

Location: 21 Parkview Court Apartments

Arrested: Powell, Audrey L (F) (36) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a female who had entered an apartment without permission. Powell was taken to HPD where she was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Recovered Bicycle

Time: 03:50

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Details: A female was observed on security camera’s placing the bike behind the squads and left on foot from the area. Bike is a Granite Peak Roadmaster.

 

Traffic Accident (PD) Hit & Run H20-2797

Time Reported: 3:15 pm

Date of Occurrence: Unknown between June 26, 2020 & July 2, 2020

Location: First Farmers Bank & Trust 905 S Dixie Highway

Damaged: Structural Pillar and Gutter Down spot

Details: Hoopeston Police called to the scene reference to a hit and run accident, evidence collected at scene. Investigation continues.

 

Traffic Citation – Operating Uninsured Vehicle H20-2798

Time: 17:11

Location: 700 blk E. Orange

Cited: Christopher Howe (38) of Rankin

Details: A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle being driven by Howe for a moving violation. It was revealed that the vehicle did not have valid insurance. Howe was issued a citation at the scene with a NTA.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/2/2020

We have 24 active cases.  (22 are home and 2 are hospitalized).  3 new cases were confirmed today. 

 

We have tested 6,328 people (6,261 were negative and 67 were positive).  We have currently tested about 8.4% of our population in Vermilion County.  For comparison, Illinois has tested about 12.9% and the US has tested about 10.8%

 

County Level COVID-19 Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

 

 

Our new cases appear to also be travel related.  It is imperative to spread the word of the risks of traveling. 

 

Testing Locations:

 

OSF – only testing symptomatic individuals and pre-op patients through a doctors order

Carle – Testing employees, First Responders, and Carle Patients – you do not have to be asymptomatic

Aunt Martha’s – testing anyone – walk-in, no out of pocket costs, every day during regular hours.  (I have attached Aunt Martha’s New Flier for testing)

 

Mobile Units – We are looking at getting COVID-19 mobile testing units here in Vermilion County at 4 locations.  We will have more information about that when they are scheduled and locations are secured.  It looks like the middle of July is our target dates.  More information to come. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/2/2020

FIRE CALL

Time: 1:47 pm

Location: Heritage Health Care, 423 N Dixie Highway

Details: Fire Alarm, activated due to some type of malfunction of an AC Unit, then multiple alarms activated HFD responded to check out the issues.

 

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H20-2780

Time: 1854hrs

Location: Parkview Court Apartments

Arrested: Audrey Powell (36) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers responded for a report of a disturbance in the area of above. Mrs. Powell was reported to be causing a disturbance in the area with neighbors. She was arrested and transported to HPD where she was processed and released with a city NTA.

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Secretary of State Jesse White and IDOT Alert Drivers to Two New Traffic Safety Laws Effective July 1

Secretary of State Jesse White and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced two new laws that take effect July 1 which establish tougher penalties for drivers who seriously injure others while texting and driving and for those who cause severe injury to pedestrians. “These laws enhance the penalties for drivers who seriously injure others because of texting and driving,” said White. “Drivers who are negligent by texting and driving or disregarding pedestrians are putting others in grave danger. I urge drivers never to text while driving and to always be mindful of yielding to pedestrians.”

 

The first law, Public Act 101-0090, amends the Illinois Vehicle Code (IVC) by establishing a 12-month license suspension and minimum fine of $1,000 for a motorist who, while texting and driving, causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement to another person.

 

The second law, Public Act 101-0470 also referred to as Mason's Law amends the IVC by establishing a 12-month license suspension for a motorist who, while violating the right-of-way at crosswalks and in school zones, causes serious injury to another person. “Distracted driving and the safety of pedestrians remain among our biggest challenges to get the number of traffic deaths where it should be: Zero,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “I thank Gov. Pritzker for signing the bills.

 

These laws will make drivers think twice about the life-and-death decisions they make behind the wheel.” White also reminds drivers to be safe during the holiday weekend. “Celebrate the holiday weekend safely and responsibly by not driving distracted or impaired,” said White.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

Vermilion County adds an additional 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases.   We have 21 active cases.  (20 are home and 1 is hospitalized)
We have tested 6,000 people (5,936 were negative and 64 were positive).  We have currently tested about 8% of our population in Vermilion County.  For comparison, Illinois has tested about 12.7% and the US has tested about 10.2%

County Level COVID-19 Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics>

Our new cases appear to also be travel related.  It is imperative to spread the word of the risks of traveling.

Testing Locations:

OSF – only testing symptomatic individuals and pre-op patients through a doctors order
Carle – Testing employees, First Responders, and Carle Patients – you do not have to be asymptomatic
Aunt Martha’s – testing anyone – walk-in, no out of pocket costs, every day during regular hours.

Mobile Units – We are looking at getting COVID-19 mobile testing units here in Vermilion County at 4 locations.  We will have more information about that when they are scheduled and locations are secured.  It looks like the middle of July is our target dates.  More information to come.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/1/2020

Traffic Accident Hit & Run PI

Time: 12:14 PM

Location: Marathon Gas Lot: 714 W Orange Street

Unit 1: Poss White Dodge Pickup Truck

Unit 2: 1996 Chevy SUV w/Trailer driven by Patrick L Young (M) (64) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1: White Dodge Pickup Truck struck the back of the Unit 2’s trailer shoving it into the back of the SUV being driven. Unit 1 fled the scene of the accident. Unit 2 claimed that he was back having back pain would seek medical treatment on his own.

 

 

Burglary H20-2755

Time: 9:15am

Location: 113 E Main St(China Wok)

Details: HPD officer responded to a call for Burglary. Owner advised several items

were missing from the business. Investigation continues.

 

 

Breach of the Peace Constituting Disorderly Conduct (City) H20-2763

Time: 2:16PM

Location: 1200 blk of Daisy Ln

Complaint: 47 yr old female of Danville IN

Arrested: Konnor D Gonzalez(18)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Officers were dispatched to the above location in reference to a welfare

check. Officers found Mr. Gonzalez and transported him to HPD for

processing and later released on a City notice to appear

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Doors open again Wednesday at Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is excited to open its doors to the public again on Wednesday, July 1.

 

In celebration of the museum’s 15th anniversary, a freshly overhauled exhibit, “The Mr. Lincoln Theater,” will show videos that highlight the institution’s development, growth and contributions to Illinois.

 

The museum and library have also been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Multiple safety protocols have been put in place to protect the health of both visitors and staff – for instance, everyone will be asked to maintain a safety distance of one “Lincoln,” or six feet, four inches.

  

While a traveling exhibit about spies and saboteurs had been scheduled to open, the show needs additional work before it is ready for public viewing. A new debut date has not been determined yet.

 

“It will be great to see visitors once again exploring Lincoln’s life and learning more about his unique role in American history,” said Melissa Coultas, acting executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. “We’ll be doing everything possible to keep everyone healthy, and we hope our visitors will embrace that mission with us.”

 

The museum opened April 19, 2005. The library had opened the previous year. Since then, a shade under 5 million people have visited the institution to see irreplaceable documents and artifacts, tour incredibly realistic scenes from Lincoln’s life, enjoy theatrical presentations and meet actors portraying figures from history.

 

The museum also presents temporary exhibits on a wide variety of historical topics. One created by the International Spy Museum entitled “Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America” was originally going to open in late March, but work on the project was interrupted by the coronavirus shutdown.  

 

Now that work has resumed, museum officials have decided some parts of the exhibit should be updated and expanded.

 

A longtime interactive exhibit called “Ask Mr. Lincoln” has been overhauled. Previously, it featured Lincoln’s own words and commentary from a historian to answer common questions about Lincoln.

 

Ultimately, the new version, “The Mr. Lincoln Theater,” will offer fresh video content about the 16th president, but in this 15th anniversary year it will feature material about how the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was conceived, planned and built.

 

New measures to maximize public safety include:

•      Requiring tickets be purchased in advance, either online or by telephone

•      A brief visitor screening, including a temperature check before admission

•      Requiring face masks at all times 

•      Installing signs with outlines of Lincoln’s feet to help visitors maintain proper physical distance 

•      Reducing the number of theater performances and maintaining safe guest distancing throughout the shows (theaters will be cleaned and disinfected after each performance)

•      The temporary closure of the “Mrs. Lincoln’s Attic” play area and Union Station, home to an exhibit on railroad history 

•      Limiting library access to reservation-only research patrons

•      Establishing a strict cleaning and sanitation regimen for the museum and library. 

 

The museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors can buy tickets up to two weeks in advance at www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov. 

  

The library will be open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, but admission will be by appointment only. Researchers who want to schedule a visit should email ALPLM.reference@illinois.gov or call the reference desk at 217-524-6358.

  

For more information, visit www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov. You can follow the ALPLM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Ford County Public Health Department 32 COVID-19 Cases : 2 New Cases

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing two new confirmed cases. The individuals are female – one in
her 30’s, one under age 20.
Ford County has a total of 32 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of
the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to
individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please continue to visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook page for additional COVID-19
resources and updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT:                      Three Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Interstate 80 eastbound @ milepost 110.5 (one mile west of IL-47), Grundy County

    

WHEN:                      June 28, 2020 at approximately 3:18 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1: Blue Unknown Motorcycle

 

                                    Unit 2: 2017 Black Kenworth Truck Tractor Semi Trailer

 

                                    Unit 3: Unknown, Truck Tractor Semi Trailer

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1: Nathan Oliver Carroll, 35-year-old male of Channahon, IL (Deceased)

 

                                    Unit 2: Robert Anthony Segura, 63-year-old male of Newalla, OK

 

                                    Unit 3: Unknown, Pending investigation

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2: Tina Segura, 58-year-old female of Norman, OK

           

            PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Units 1, 2 and 3 were traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 at milepost 110.5 (one mile west of IL-47). The driver of Unit 1 was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane. The driver of Unit 2 was also traveling in the left lane and the driver of Unit 3 was traveling in the right lane. The driver Unit 1 attempted to make a lane change into the right lane and struck the rear passenger side of Unit 2 and was ejected. The driver of Unit 3 initially pulled over to the right shoulder and then left the scene. The driver of Unit 1 sustained life-threatening injuries and succumbed to his injuries on scene.

 

At approximately 3:22 p.m., all eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate 80 eastbound at milepost 110.5 were closed for the crash investigation; with traffic diverted off the Interstate to Seneca Road. At approximately 4:35 p.m., all westbound lanes were reopened. All lanes reopened at approximately 7:02 p.m. The investigation is open and ongoing. There is no further information at this time. 

 

           CHARGES:               Pending Investigation

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 06/28/2020

Battery(City) H20-2732

Time: 7:03PM

Location: 500 blk of N 7th Ave

Complainant: 40yr old (F) of Hoopeston

Arrested: Marty J Fink(66)(M)of Hoopeston

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

battery. Mr. Fink was located and given a City Notice to appear.

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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT: Single Vehicle Fatality Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 57 Southbound at Milepost 259, Ford County
WHEN: Jun. 26, 2020 at 6:26 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2007 Buick
DRIVER: Unit 1- 23-year-old female (Deceased). Identification pending next-of-kin
notification.
PASSENGER: Unit 1- Shyteisha E. M. Hedrick 23-year-old female of Urbana
(transported).


 PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was
traveling southbound on I-57 in the right lane near the above location
approaching a construction zone. Unit 1 moved in front of a vehicle just
before the lanes merged into one. The unit 1 driver then lost control and
veered left off the roadway into the center median where it rolled several
times before coming to rest in the west ditch of the southbound lanes. The
unit 1 passenger was transported to a local area hospital with serious
injuries. The unit 1 driver was pronounced dead on scene by the Ford
County coroner.


CHARGES: None

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-157 confirmed cases

As of 06/26/2020 Iroquois County has 157 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,393 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,393
results, 2,236 have been negative and 157 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 156: Female in her 60’s
? Case 157: Female in her 20’s
Of the 157 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 128 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
1 is hospitalized, 23 remain isolated at home and 5 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify
anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients
under investigation may evolve as more is learned.
No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill.
Adm. Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further
information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify
this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who
has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals
who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are
individuals who tested positive and after a period of ten days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication)
for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by
the health department.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information
and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Vermilion County Museum Set to Re-Open!

The Vermilion County War Museum Announces plans to reopen!

 

The Vermilion County War Museum will reopen on July 21st at 12:00 and resume normal business hours. They will be following state guidelines which include social distancing and also requiring masks for all visitors and staff. There will also be through out the museum hand sanitizing stations as well. We do hope you will join us and see all of the changes that were made during January.

 

We hope you will join us and stop by and say hello. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. The museum is open from 12 – 4 Tuesday through Friday and 10 – 4 on Saturday.

 

For more information about the reopening or other museum activities please email us at vcwm@comcast.net or call us at 217-431-0034

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Ford County Announces COVID-19 Risk Metric

On June 25th, the Illinois Department of Public Health launched a county-level risk map.  This map is available to anyone, including the general public.  The map can be found by visiting: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics. 

Below is some general information about the map as well as some questions and answers to help those interested in using/viewing the map.  

 

County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics

IDPH is monitoring several indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond.  Many of these county-level indicators are similar to the Restore Illinois criteria and support that larger framework. These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness of each county’s progress during Phase 4 and will help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions and promote healthy behaviors.

 

By applying the same metrics to each county, IDPH is using a standardized approach to monitor the state as a whole. Each county will be assessed to determine whether it is meeting or exceeding each indicator target. Counties meeting set targets will be indicated in blue, while counties that are not meeting the targets will be indicated in orange.

 

How to use these data

Individuals, families, and community groups can use these critical data to help inform their choices about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.

Blue indicates that the county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 metrics. 
Orange indicates there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.
For example, if the local area is currently orange, some questions you should consider include: Should I still attend or host a large gathering? Are there additional precautions I should take given my personal/family health risks?  Should I wait to dine out or go to a movie?

 

What data are being used to determine the status of a county?

8 different indicators are being used:

New cases
Test positivity
COVID-like-illness (CLI) ED visits
CLI admissions
Clusters
New deaths
ICU availability
Number of tests
 

Does every indicator have to be met for a county be listed as “Warning?”

If there are two or more indicators that are going in the wrong direction, the county will be color coded orange – Warning.  However, information surrounding clusters and the number of tests provides contextual information and do not directly tie into whether a county is meeting or not meeting the goal.

 

If a county is not meeting the goal indicators, does it go back to Phase 3, or other phases?

The Restore Illinois plan provides guidance that communities need to follow in order to keep people safe.  The county-level risk map compliments the Restore Illinois plan to help educate and inform individual choice within the Restore Illinois plan.  At this time, a county that does not meet the indicators will not automatically revert to a previous phase. The county-level risk indicators are a warning that a county could be headed the wrong direction and people should take additional steps to slow the spread of the virus.  For example – stay home instead of going out to dinner or hold off having friends over for the afternoon.  The county-level risk indicators do not loosen the guidance in the Restore Illinois plan, or make it more prescriptive.

 

Are there any additional requirements or enforcement based on whether a county is or is not meeting the target indicators?

The map is meant to help people make informed decisions about their actions.  If they see the county they live in is orange, it is a warning to them that the risk of COVID-19 is increasing.  The hope is that people will take this warning to heart and adjust their personal behavior, including their mitigation strategies, to help lower the risk.  

 

Best regards,

 

Danielle Walls, BS?

Community Health Educator

Ford County Public Health Department

235 N Taft St. Paxton, IL 60957

Phone: 217-379-9281

Fax: 217-379-2802

Website: www.fordcountyphd.org

Email: dwalls@fordcountyphd.org

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 06/27/2020

Burglary (2 Ct.) H20-2708 & 2709 H20-2710, 2020-4903

Time: 06:05 AM

Location: 19 & 21 Parkview Court Apartments, 700 block W Maple Street,

Complainant 19: 58 year old Hoopeston Man,

Complainant 21: 35 year old Hoopeston Woman

Complainant W Maple St: 65 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested: Powell, Audrey L (F) (36) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to calls of a female who had entered the apartments without permission and startling the occupant of one of the complainants. Transported to the PSB to await hearing.

 

Disobeying stop sign, Driving while license suspended H20-2722

Time: 6:02PM

Location: S Market St/E Lincoln St

Arrested: William K Lyons(36)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Lyons to have a suspended license. Mr. Lyons was arrested and transported to HPD for processing a later released with a Vermilion County notice to appear.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 06/26/2020

Traffic Accident H20-2680

Date of Accident: June 25, 2020 12:30 pm

Location: 500 block W Elm Street Hoopeston

Unit 1: 2005 Chevy Trail Blazer driven by: Laure A Aguirre (F) (38) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2015 Chevy Sedan driven by: Phoebe N. Langellier-Robb (F) (22) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to an accident that involved both units, Unit 1 at fault for improper backing, struck Unit 2. Both Units insured. No Injuries Reported, No Tickets,

 

Traffic Accident H20-2703

Time: 5:05PM

Location: 1000 blk of W Orange St

Unit 1: 2002 Ford Mustang driven by Cameron P Flint (M)(19)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2008 Ford Pickup driven by Alina W Goble (F)(30) of Hoopeston

Details: The driver of Unit 2 was attempting to make a left hand turn into the parking lot of

the above address when she was hit in the rear by Unit 1. The driver of Unit advised he was unable to slow down when he made contact with the rear of Unit 2. No Citations, both units insured and no injuries reported.

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces 3 new COVID-19 Cases

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing three new confirmed cases. The individuals include a male in his
20’s and two females each in their 20’s.
Ford County has a total of 30 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of
the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to
individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information.
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
Social Distancing
Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which is why social distancing is so
important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people can spread the virus before they know they
are sick. Therefore, it is important to limit close contact with others even if you have no symptoms. Social distancing is
especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Social distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social distancing:
• Keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others you do not live with
• Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
Why 6 Feet?
COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets that come out of the mouth and nose. When an infected person talks, coughs, or
sneezes, tiny drops of liquid containing the virus spray from their mouth or nose. The droplets can travel about three to six feet
and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. If you are standing too close to an infected person, you may breathe in
some of the droplets they release. By keeping at least six feet from others, you may avoid being exposed to this virus. A cloth
face covering, or mask is an added layer of protection as it helps slow the spread of infected droplets.
Please continue to visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook page for additional COVID-19
resources and updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 06/25/2020

Restraint of Dogs by Owners

Date of Offense: June 24, 2020

Time of Offense: 12 pm

Citation Issued to: Hutton, Dannielle V (F) (53) of Hoopeston

Citation Issued to: Waddell, Kayla R (F) (25) of Hoopeston

Location of Offense: 600 block W Elm Street

Details: Citations were issued to the dog owner, and the dog care taker for the dogs being off property and running at large.

 

Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal transportation of alcohol

H20-2685 2020-4853

Time: 7:03PM

Location: S 1st Ave/W Maple St

Arrested: Antonietta Spina (51) (F) of Milford

Frank Spina (67) (M) of Milford

Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop, a quick search of the vehicle showed there to be

methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and an open bottle of alcohol. Both Mr. Spina and Mrs. Spina were arrested and transported to HPD for processing. Mr. Spina was charged with Possession of Methamphetamines, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia he was processed and later transported to the PSB. Mrs. Spina was released with a traffic ticket for Illegal transportation of alcohol.

 

Trespassing (city) H20-2691

Time: 10:56pm

Location: 1023 W Main St, The Pump

Arrested: Keaton Longest (23)(M) of Milford

Details: HPD officers were called to the above business for the report of a fight. Officers

advised Mr. Longest to leave however he returned after officers left the area.

Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be process. He was later released with a

city citation and court date.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-155 confirmed cases

As of 06/25/2020 Iroquois County has 155 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,352 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,352
results, 2,197 have been negative and 155 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 152: Female in her 20’s
? Case 153: Male under 10
? Case 154: Male in his 60’s
? Case 155: Female in her 20’s
Of the 155 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 125 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
3 are hospitalized, 22 remain isolated at home and 5 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify
anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients
under investigation may evolve as more is learned.
No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill.
Adm. Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further
information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify
this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who
has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals
who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are
individuals who tested positive and after a period of ten days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication)
for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by
the health department.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information
and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-151 confirmed cases

As of 06/24/2020 Iroquois County has 151 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,280 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,280
results, 2,129 have been negative and 151 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 146: Male in his 40’s
? Case 147: Male in his 80’s
? Case 148: Female in her 50’s
? Case 149: Female in her 50’s
? Case 150: Female in her 50’s
? Case 151: Male in his 20’s
Of the 151 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 125 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
2 are hospitalized, 19 remain isolated at home and 5 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify
anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients
under investigation may evolve as more is learned.
No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill.
Adm. Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further
information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify
this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who
has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals
who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are
individuals who tested positive and after a period of ten days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication)
for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by
the health department.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information
and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 06/24/2020

Warrant Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamines H20-2648 2020-4792

Time: 2:28am

Location: Bank/E Penn St

Arrested: Jason Kinnaird (43) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers checked out with subject and a computer check revealed that he

had an outstanding Vermilion County Warrant. Subject was also in possession

of methamphetamines. He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. Later

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

 

Battery(city), Assault(city) H20-2660

Time: 4:52PM

Location: 500 blk of E Lincoln St

Complaint: 40 yr old Female of Hoopeston

Arrested: Keenan Martin(23)(M)of Hoopeston

Dorian Martin(22)(M)of Hoopeston

Angeleah Poole(29)(F)of Hoopeston

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

Disturbance in progress. Dorian,Keenan and Angeleah were arrested,

transported to HPD for processing and later released. Dorian and Keenan

were released with City Notice to appear for Battery, Angeleah was released

with a City Notice to appear for Assault.

 

Burglary H20-2664

Time: 10:28pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av

Complainant: 30 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to items being stolen out of her vehicle.

An investigation continues

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ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE WEAPONS VIOLATIONS

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), arrested Nelson J. Brown, 26, of Kankakee, IL, for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

 

KAMEG initiated an investigation that culminated in the arrest of Brown for multiple weapons violations. On Monday, June 22, 2020, at approximately 5:12 p.m., KAMEG agents served a search warrant at Brown’s residence.  During the search warrant, agents seized a 9mm handgun. Brown is currently in custody at the Jerome Combs Detention Center pending a bond hearing.


KAMEG reminds the public to call KAMEG at (815) 933-1710 to report non-emergency information about drug dealing and gang problems. We recognize our partnership with the public is important for quality of life issues for our citizens and children. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 06/22/2020

FOUND

Location: Route 1/Route 9

Details: Pressure Gauge was located by HPD officer.  Owner may identify and claim at HPD.

 

Burglary H20-2621

Time: 11:06pm

Location: 300 blk W Washington

Complainant: 44 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant advised HPD officers that an unknown subject(s) stole a

push mower from her garage. An investigation continues.

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