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Hoopeston Police Report 6/17/21

Warrant Arrest H21-2700

Time: 10:00am

Location: 300 block E Penn

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

Details: At the above time the subject was taken into custody two Vermilion County warrants 2021CF164 CT1 FTA Pretrial possession of controlled substance. 2020CF462 CT1 FTA pretrial possession controlled substance. Mr. Meehan was transported to Hoopeston PD to await transport to the PSB in Danville. Subject held on a no bond warrant.

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Dans To Recall the Day the Brooklyn Dodgers Came to Danville Stadium

 As part of the 75th anniversary celebration of Danville Stadium this season, the Danville Dans will have a special ceremony Sunday recognizing a special day in the history of the ballpark.

Construction began on Danville Stadium in 1945 after Brooklyn Dodgers President and GM Branch Rickey agreed to place a farm team in Danville if the stadium was built. He later agreed to have the major league Dodgers come to Danville to play an exhibition game.

It was packed house when the Brooklyn Dodgers stopped in Danville on June 20, 1947. The team, traveling by train from Chicago to Cincinnati, enjoyed lunch at the Harrison Park Clubhouse, and defeated their minor league team 14-7 in a game witnessed by over 6,000 fans.

Jackie Robinson had just been called up to the team on April 15 of that year. Also playing in Danville that day were Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and many other famous Dodgers.

To commemorate Robinson’s visit to Danville, the city has recently designated Highland Boulevard in front of the stadium as honorary Jackie Robinson Way.

The Dans will recall that special day in history with their game against the Cape Catfish this Sunday, June 20. Game time is 4:30 pm, with a pregame ceremony recalling the Brooklyn team visit to Danville Stadium.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/17/21

Vaccination updates

 

We have moved to 1 COVID19 Vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website for registration information:  www.vchd.org 

Upcoming Clinics at the Health Department will be:

  • July 14th (this will be Johnson and Johnson from 10-11 and Moderna from 11-12)  Walk-ins allowed no later than ½ hour before end of clinic times.
  • August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  • September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

 

Attached is the flyer for our Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic at the Danville Dan’s on June 22nd in partnership with OSF Healthcare, Danville Dan’s, and the Illinois National Guard.    Please encourage anyone to come to receive their vaccine!!!!

 

Johnson and Johnson Clinic at the Vermilion County Fair for Fair Attendees (This is through IEMA/IDPH and not through VCHD)

Vaccine Site Location Name and Address: Vermillion County Fair, 17528 N 1180 East Rd, Oakwood, IL  61832

  • Clinic Schedule Date and Time: 
    •  June 24, 2021 5 PM – 9 PM
    • June 27, 2021  5 PM – 9 PM

 

 

Phase 5 Guidance

 

For Phase 5 Guidelines for Businesses and Venues, please click the link:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

 

Regional Metrics (as of June 16th, 2021)

Region 6 – 1.9% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 2.8% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  2.9%  daily positivity rate on 6/12/2021

ICU availability – 42%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 16th, 2021
IDPH Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  42,995
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  22,996
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  29.94%
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  69.22%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  65.88% / 9,787
Percentage of those who are ages 16-64 and have at least 1 dose:  32.03%
Percentage and Number of those who are 16-64 that are fully vaccinated:   28.37% / 13,020

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 6/16)
Active Cases:  59
Hospitalizations:  6 (10.2% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  10,037
Total Released / Recovered:  9,834
Total Deaths:  144

1 Hospitalized Case is considered to be a CDC defined “breakthrough” case because they were vaccinated. 

2 of the new cases were also vaccinated (not hospitalized). 

 

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Hoopeston Police News 6/16/21

Found Property

Details: Found bike at the John Greer School, Owner can claim it at HPD

 

Fire Call

Time: 09:02

Location: 800 block E Seminary Avenue

Details: A Concerned area resident called in that there was smoke and fire could be seen in the back yard of the residence, but could not tell what was the cause of the smoke and fire. HFD responded to investigate, which turned out to be yard waste and the home owner was watching it.

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FORD COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CROWNED

Jolee Hastings was crowned the 2021 Ford County Fair Queen on Monday.

Hastings is 19, of Loda, is a 2020 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

She is attending Parkland College and the University of Illinois through the Parkland Pathway program. Hastings is majoring in agricultural accounting.

 

Lyndi Allen, 18, of Paxton, was named Miss Congeniality and was recognized as the first runner-up for fair queen.

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Hoopeston Police Report 6/15/21

Fire Call

Time: 12:54pm

Location: State Route 9 / N 1300 E Road

Details: HFD responded to the report of a field fire, Rossville, Rankin, Wellington Fire Departments were requested for tankers and assistance. No report of injuries and no report of damage at the time

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/15/21

 

Vaccination updates

 

We completed our 12+ vaccination clinics on Saturday.  We vaccinated about 180 people at these clinics to finish up their 2nd dose.  We do not have any scheduled Pfizer clinics moving forward at this time.  If you have anyone that needs a vaccination and is under the age of 18, they will need to receive their vaccine at one of the local pharmacies.

 

We will be moving to 1 COVID19 Vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website for registration information:  www.vchd.org 

 

Attached is the flyer for our Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic at the Danville Dan’s on June 22nd in partnership with OSF Healthcare, Danville Dan’s, and the Illinois National Guard.    Please encourage anyone to come to receive their vaccine!!!!

 

Moderna submitted their revised EUA to include those 12 years old and older.  They hope to have that approved by early July.  Both Moderna and Pfizer are working on vaccine trials for younger than 12 years old. 

 

 

Phase 5 Guidance

 

In case you missed it, the state has fully opened with no capacity limits.    Masks are still asked to be worn if you haven’t been vaccinated.  Businesses and agencies are allowed to continue masking requirements or capacity limits if desired.   Reopening is based on the following metrics and can always go back.  Metrics are looking at vaccination rates,  new hospital admissions, current hospitalizations, ICU bed availability, New Case Trends, and Daily Mortality Rates.   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/statewidemetrics

 

For Phase 5 Guidelines for Businesses and Venues, please click the link:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

 

I have attached the Updated Guidance for all Sports with masking.   

 

IDPH will be moving to a weekly update instead of a daily update moving forward.  Updates will be released on Fridays. 

 

There has been movement to allow the use of water fountains again as there has been no evidence of spreading COVID19 through water fountains.  I have attached information regarding flushing water systems out.  Because we have older systems in many of facilities, you will want to run the water at least 10-15 minutes after it turns cold to make sure that you help with the quality and safety of the water.  These times can vary depending on the system.  This is not limited to just water fountains.  If you have not used certain water facilities in a long time, please make sure they are properly flushed.  You may want to refer to your water utility.  I have included a handout about flushing water systems. 

 

Updated IDPH Numbers

 

IDPH released 2020 death statistics and COVID19 accounted as the number 3 leading cause of death in 2020.  Heart Disease and Cancer accounted for the top 2. 

COVID19 related deaths also was the 3rd leading cause of death in Vermilion County, behind heart disease and cancer.  Vermilion County saw 1,105 deaths in 2020.  In 2019 and 2018, we saw 997 and 972. 

 

We saw a slight decrease in the number of drug overdose deaths in Vermilion County between 2019 and 2020. 

 

More information is available about updated statistics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/death-statistics

 

 

Regional Metrics (as of June 14th, 2021)

Region 6 – 1.8% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 3% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  3.6%  daily positivity rate on 6/5/2021

ICU availability – 42%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 14th, 2021
IDPH Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  42,765
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  22,858
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  29.76%
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  69.12%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  65.78% / 9,773
Percentage of those who are ages 16-64 and have at least 1 dose:  31.83%
Percentage and Number of those who are 16-64 that are fully vaccinated:   28.12% / 12,905

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 6/14)
Active Cases:  58
Hospitalizations:  7 (12% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  10,017
Total Released / Recovered:  9,817
Total Deaths:  142

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Hoopeston Police Report 06/14/2021

Fire Call

Time: 07:20 am

Location: S 6th Avenue/W Washington Street

Details: A truck driving down the roadway lost its gas tank from under the frame. It caused gasoline spillage. HFD responded to oil dry the area to prevent further spillage into storm sewer system. Truck was towed by Paul’s Towing.

 

Fire Call to Assist Ambulance

Time: 12:15 pm

Location: 800 block E McCracken Avenue

Details: Rossville Ambulance requested HFD to assistance on a medical call.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 11:49PM

Location: 300 block N 9th Ave

Details: HFD and HPD responded to a call for smoke coming from an outlet. No injuries

were reported.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct(City) H21-2653

Time: 7:47PM

Location: 700 blk of E Honeywell Ave

Arrested: Darrion L Woods(18)(M)of Hoopeston

Ivan S. Sanchez(18)(M)of Danville

Samantha K Shoulders(18)(F)of Hoopeston

Stephanie L Benninger(43)(F)of Hoopeston

17 yr old Male of Hoopeston

17 yr old Male of Hoopeston

14 yr old Male of Hoopeston

15 yr old Male of Hoopeston

16 yr old Male of Hoopeston

15 yr old Male of Hoopeston

14 yr old Male of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above locations for a report of a large

fight. Mr. Woods, Mr. Sanchez, Ms. Shoulders, and Ms. Benninger and

Several Juveniles were arrested and transported to HPD for processing and

later released with a City Notice to Appear.

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Hoopeston Police Report 6/11/21

Possesion of Methamphetamine H21-2577 2021-4780

Time: 3:33am

Location: W Penn St./S 7th Ave

Arrested: Hunter D Wright(25)(M)of Talbot IN

Details: HPD officers while on a traffic stop conducted a search and found methamphetamines. Mr. Wright was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

 

Accident H21-2580

Time: 7:44am

Location: 500 Block of N 7th Ave

Unit 1: 2005 Buick Lacrosse Driven by Jennifer A Bays (38) (F) of Rankin IL.

Property: House

Details: Owner of the House stated that she was inside the residence when she heard something hit the front of her house. She exited the house and saw the driver of Unit 1exit the vehicle and run from the scene of the crash.

 

 

 

Warrant Arrest (VC 20TR4130) H21-2596

Time: 7:10PM

Location: 300 blk of N. 6th Ave

Arrested: Robert B. Colunga(30)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were on patrol when Mr. Colunga was located. A computer search

showed him to have an active warrant. Mr. Colunga was arrested and transported

to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court date.

 

 

 

Trespassing, Warrant Arrest(VC 20CM760) H21-2598 21-4805

Time: 8:52PM

Location: 710 W Orange St.(Budget Mini-storage)

Arrested: Gage M Fouse(27)(M)of Hoopeston

Stephen T. Spivey(32)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers while on patrol witnessed Mr. Fouse and Mr. Spivey on the property

of the above address. A computer search showed Mr. Fouse to have an active Vermilion County warrant. Both Mr. Fouse and Mr. Spivey were transported to HPD for processing. Mr. Spivey was charged with Trespassing and released with a City notice to appear. Mr. Fouse was charged with Trespassing and give a City notice to appear and transported to PSB on the warrant.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/11/21

We are reporting 12 new cases (two residents in their 60s, three in their 40s, three in their 30s, three in their 20s, and one teen), and 13 released, which brings us to a total of 9,994 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death -- a man in his 30s. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends. We have lost a total of 142 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 7 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 56 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 12 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.


We will have two COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May.

Salt Fork Junior High
June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) - 3pm - 5pm - registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11
7087 N. 600 East. Rd. Sidell, IL
Link for Registration: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

Mark Denman Elementary
June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) - 9am-12pm - registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11
930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL
Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/


People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264. Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic.

Masks will be required at our events.

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics through this week. We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later.

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I-74 pavement patching at Danville begins June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching on Interstate 74 between L Street in Tilton and U.S. 150/Illinois 1 (Georgetown Road) in Danville begins June 14. The project will require intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions of I74 and will increase the service life of the roadway. Work is expected to be complete in early July. Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. As part of the new FY2022-27 Proposed Highway Improvement Program released in July, IDOT is investing nearly $21 billion to improve roads and bridges over the next six years, the second multi-year plan that reflects the impact of Rebuild Illinois. For news on these and other projects in IDOT’s District 5, follow @IDOTDistrict5 on Twitter or sign up to receive email alerts from IDOT in Motion. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook.

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CITY OF HOOPESTON CHANGES CITY HALL HOURS

Due to the State of Illinois moving into Phase V of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan the City of Hoopeston will be expanding the hours that City Hall will be open. Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, City Hall will be open for walk up service the following hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Also, effective immediately the police department front window will be open each day from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. After 7:00 pm residents can use the intercom system located in front of City Hall to speak with a dispatcher. Residents are reminded that they can take care of a lot of business by using the City’s website http://www.cityofhoopeston.com or using the payment drop box at City Hall. Service by telephone (217) 283-5833 is still available and the offices will still be staffed Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

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Republicans legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the recently-adopted House and Senate maps

Republicans legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the recently-adopted House and Senate maps, arguing that the use of population estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) instead of U.S. Census data, render the redistricting plan unconstitutional. 

 

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge) and Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Lake Zurich) against Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Westchester), and the Illinois State Board of Elections, in their official capacities. 

 

It calls for the plan to be ruled invalid and for Welch and Harmon to appoint members to a bipartisan redistricting commission or for “other appropriate relief that allows for the drafting and implementation of a redistricting plan based on the official 2020 decennial census counts.”

 

The suit says the Republicans seek to “protect the fundamental rights of Illinois voters and to invalidate the state legislative re-district plan” signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 4. “In its zeal to rush a plan through the legislature, the General Assembly drew the legislative districts in the plan using population estimates derived from a survey rather than waiting a few months for the U.S. Census Bureau … to provide redistricting data containing official population counts from the 2020 decennial census,” the suit states. 

 

NOTE: It further argues that the U.S. Census Bureau itself states that ACS data is not an official source of population counts. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release of 2020 census data has been delayed until Aug. 16, 2021, beyond the June 30 constitutional deadline for the General Assembly to approve new maps. Democrats argued that the need to meet that deadline forced them to use data sources other than the 2020 census to draw the maps and said ACS data traditionally vary minimally from census data. 

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Illinois to Enter Phase Five on June 11th

PAXTON- Governor Pritzker is releasing Phase 5 guidelines of the Restore Illinois Plan. Due to a steady decrease in 
new positive COVID-19 cases across the state and with over 63% of Illinois residents age 18 and older receiving their 
first vaccine, Phase 5 will go into full effect on Friday June 11th. Specifically in Ford County, there has been an 
average of 3 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the month of May, and 42% of individuals 16-64 have been 
vaccinated and 86% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated. 
Under Phase 5, all sectors of the economy can resume at regular capacity, including businesses, restaurants, 
conventions, large events, spectator venues, and festivals. Businesses and venues may continue to put additional 
public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings. 
Fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, 
local, tribal, or territorial laws, and rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The State 
will continue to recommend masking for unvaccinated persons and require it for all people while traveling on public 
transportation, in congregate settings, in health care settings, as well as in schools, daycares, and education 
institutions. The case count has not slowed down in Ford County, so FCPHD encourages all residents to mask in 
public places and maintain social distancing. 
Ford County Public Health Department is also hosting vaccine clinics at the Ford County Fair in the Commercial 
Building. These will be walk-ins only; you do not need to schedule an appointment. The clinics are as follows: 
Monday, June 14th: 11am-1pm / 4-7pm
Tuesday, June 15th: 2-4:30pm
Wednesday, June 16th: 9-11am / 4-5:30pm 
For more information, please visit our website at fordcountyphg.org, follow our social media pages, or call the office 
at 217-379-9281. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/9/21

We are reporting 13 new cases (one resident in their 90s, one in their 50s, one in their 40s, three in their 30s, two in their 20s, and five teens), and 20 released, which brings us to a total of 9,982 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 141 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 7 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 58 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 13 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

We will have three COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May. 

 

Georgetown High School

June 9th, 2021 (2nd dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/9 3pm-5pm

500 W. Mulberry St. Georgetown, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/58b97e51-c0b0-4d88-84aa-ccdfacac6e12/

 

Salt Fork Junior High

June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 3pm – 5pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

7087  N. 600 East. Rd.  Sidell, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Mark Denman Elementary

June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 9am-12pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL

Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic. 

 

Masks will be required at our events.

 

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics through this week.  We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later. 

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Hoopeston Police Report 6/9/21

Accident Hit and run H21-2546

Time: 7:05PM

Location: 800 blk of S Market ST

Unit 2: 2010 Chevrolet HHR parked by Deborah Merrill(71)(F)of Lafayette IN.

Details: Owner of unit 2 stated while parked on the west side of S Market St. another

vehicle struck the mirror on the driver side of her vehicle breaking the mirror. Unit 2 is insured.

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Hoopeston Police Report 6/8/21

HFD Responded to Accident PI

Time: 08:48 am

Location: 4200 North RD & 1130 East Rd Hoopeston

Details: HFD responded to report of a roll over accident with ejection from the unit.

VCSO responded to handle accident scene, Arrow Ambulance responded to scene too.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/8/21

We are reporting 19 new cases (one resident in their 70s, one in their 60s, six in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 20s, two in their teens, and a grade-school-aged child), and 23 released, which brings us to a total of 9,969 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a man in his 50s.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.  We have lost a total of 141 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 8 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 65 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 19 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

We will have four COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May. 

 

Hoopeston High School

June 8th, 2021 (2nd Dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00 pm on 6/8 3pm-6pm

615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/26b53284-9bf1-41a5-9686-235f92ad4f17

 

Georgetown High School

June 9th, 2021 (2nd dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/9 3pm-5pm

500 W. Mulberry St. Georgetown, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/58b97e51-c0b0-4d88-84aa-ccdfacac6e12/

 

Salt Fork Junior High

June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 3pm – 5pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

7087  N. 600 East. Rd.  Sidell, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Mark Denman Elementary

June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 9am-12pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL

Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic. 

 

Masks will be required at our events.

 

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics through this week.  We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later. 

 

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Body Found in Iroquois County

 

Authorities are investigating after the body of a southern Illinois man was found inside a fuel tanker trailer in rural Buckley.

 

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the body of 29-year-old Garrett Meyer of Nashville, Ill., was discovered Friday morning at 366 E. Iroquois County Road 800 North.

 

The body was removed from the trailer late Friday afternoon with the assistance of firefighters from Buckley, Paxton and Urbana, the release said.

 

An autopsy was conducted Saturday at the Champaign County Coroner’s Office, with the results pending toxicology, the release said.

 

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and Iroquois County Coroner’s Office. The Illinois State Police crime scene unit has assisted in the investigation.

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Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash in Iroquois County

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 49 at E 1000N Road (near Woodworth), Iroquois County

 

WHEN:                      June 4, 2021 at approximately 6:26 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2001 Green Volvo XC70

 

                                    Unit 2- 2020 Gray Dodge Charger

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1- 51-year old male of Glendale Heights, IL (Deceased, Pending Family Notification)

 

                                    Unit 2- Rickey L. Lane, 40-year old male of Danville, IL (Transported to regional hospital with life-threatening injuries)

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2- Farrah M. Johnson, 37-year old female of Danville, IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:       A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on E 1000N Road approaching Illinois Route 49 (IL-49). Unit 2 was traveling northbound on IL-49 approaching the same intersection. For unknown reasons, the driver of Unit 1 disobeyed the stop sign and drove into the intersection where it was struck by Unit 2.  Both Units came to rest in the northwest ditch.  Unit 2 became engulfed in flames. The driver of Unit 1 and the front seat passenger of Unit 2 were pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of Unit 2 was transported to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 6:37 p.m., IL-49 was shut down for the crash investigation; at approximately 12:10 a.m., the roadway was reopened. There is no further information at this time. 

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Hoopeston Police Report 6/7/21

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY H21-2482

Time: 08:51

Location: The Flower Shop 702 Blk W Main Street

Details: HPD was dispatched to a business for a report of criminal damage to the property. HPD will continue to investigate the incident.

 

Traffic Accident (Hit and Run)(Delayed Entry) H21-2494

Date: 06/05/21

Time: 10:29 pm

Location: W Orange St/S 6th Ave

Unit #1: 2000 Dodge Caravan Driven by Lashaun R Price (M) (36) of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 2013 Ford Explorer Driven by Desiree N. Watson (F) (22) of Hoopeston

Details: Driver of unit #2 was traveling East on W Orange when a red van pulled out of the Marathon lot at a high rate of speed in front of unit#2. As she was trying to avoid unit #1, it clipped unit #2 on the rear passenger side. Officers received accurate information from the driver and witnesses which led them to the location of unit#1. Tickets issued to the driver. No injuries reported.

 

Domestic Battery, Interference with reporting of domestic battery H21-2497 2021-4643

Time: 1:24 am

Location: 700 blk of E Young Ave

Complainant: 22 yr old Female of Hoopeston

Arrested: Alexis M Ponce(21)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of Domestic Disturbance in progress. Ms. Ponce was located and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

Domestic Battery H21-2498

Time: 02:16 am

Location: 600 Blk E Thompson Ave

Complainant: 60 year old Male of Hoopeston

Arrested: Kaylynn L Kruger (33) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of Domestic Disturbance. Ms. Kruger was placed under arrest, processed at HPD and transported to the PSB in Danville awaiting arraignment.

 

Warrant Arrest(Ford County 21-120) H21-2511 2021-4665

Time: 7:27PM

Location: 400 blk of E Penn St.

Arrested: Jordan Davis-Ervin(30)(M)of Potomac

Details: HPD officers were patrolling the area when they saw Mr. Davis-Ervin.

A computer search showed him to have a warrant out of Ford County. Mr.

Davis-Ervin was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later

transported to PSB awaiting transportation to Ford County.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/7/21

We are reporting 5 new cases (one resident in their 70s, one in their 50s, and three in their 20s), and 10 released, which brings us to a total of 9,950 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a woman in her 70s.  Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.  We have lost a total of 140 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 69 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 5 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

We will have four COVID-vaccination clinics coming up next week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May. 

 

Hoopeston High School

June 8th, 2021 (2nd Dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00 pm on 6/8

3pm-6pm

615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/26b53284-9bf1-41a5-9686-235f92ad4f17

 

Georgetown High School

June 9th, 2021 (2nd dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/9

3pm-5pm

500 W. Mulberry St. Georgetown, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/58b97e51-c0b0-4d88-84aa-ccdfacac6e12/

 

Salt Fork Junior High

June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 3pm – 5pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

7087  N. 600 East. Rd.  Sidell, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Mark Denman Elementary

June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 9am-12pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL

Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic. 

 

Masks will be required at our events.

 

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics through next week.  We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 6/4/21

Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H21-2446

Time: 06:00 am

Complainant: Danville Resident (M) (18)

Location: DHA Parkview Court Complex, 500 S 6th Ave Hoopeston

Arrested: Justin A Hines (M) (36) of Monon Indiana

Details: At the above time, suspect from a complaint that was filed from damage to a Motorcycle. Suspect was located in the complex and was transported to HPD where he was processed and then released with Vermilion County Court Date. Suspect is no longer allowed to return to the property.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/4/21

We are happy to announce that we will be partnering with OSF and The Danville Dan’s to host a vaccination clinic on June 22nd, 2021 at their baseball game that evening.  Vermilion County Health Department and the Illinois National Guard will be providing one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for those age 18 and up.  All individuals receiving a vaccine this night will receive a complimentary hot dog and beverage coupon.

 

We continue to see case numbers go down and slowly but surely, vaccination numbers go up, which is GREAT news!!  Please keep it up.  Get vaccinated, stay cautious, and be KIND!!!!

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 3rd, 2021
CDC Statistics for Vaccination Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated:  18,455
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  24.4%
Population 12 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,454
Percentage of 12 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  28.8%
Population 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,366
Percentage of 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  31.6%
Population 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  9,021
Percentage of 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  60%

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (6/3)
Active Cases:  75
Hospitalizations:  11 (15% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,945
Total Released / Recovered:  9,731
Total Deaths:  139

 

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Five Unit Personal Injury Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

WHAT:                     Five Unit Personal Injury Traffic Crash

                       

WHERE:                   Interstate 74 eastbound at milepost 216, Vermillion County

 

WHEN:                      June 2, 2021 at approximately 9:41 p.m.      

                       

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2006 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee

 

                                    Unit 2 – 2006 Silver Ford F150 with attached U-Haul Trailer with a small passenger car attached

 

                                    Unit 3 – 2013 Silver Toyota Sienna

 

                                    Unit 4 – 2006 Blue Ford Explorer XLT

 

                                    Unit 5 – 2017 Black Dodge Durango

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Joseph R. Cast, 42-year-old male of Fairmont, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

                                    Unit 2 – Jennifer A. Scott, 63-year-old female of Seattle, WA – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

                                    Unit 3 – Kyle H. Kloepper, 36-year-old male of Champaign, IL

 

                                    Unit 4 – David P. Johnson 52-year-old male of Lincoln, NE – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

Unit 5 – Donald L. Blackmon, 50-year-old male of Bloomington, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

PASSENGERS:         Unit 3 – Three juvenile children of Champaign, IL

 

                        Unit 4 – 17-year-old male of Lincoln, NE – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

Unit 5 – Tori AL Blackmon, 48-year-old female of Bloomington, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling eastbound on Interstate 74 at milepost 216. Unit 1 left the roadway and struck the concrete barrier of the bridge located at this location causing Unit 1 to come to rest in the roadway. Unit 1 was struck by Unit 2 which caused Unit 2 to lose its trailer and attached vehicle on the trailer. Unit 2 trailer became detached and struck Unit 3 as it was attempting to slow and avoid the accident. Unit 4 was attempting to slow to avoid the accident as well and was struck by Unit 5. Unit 4 then struck the detached trailer of Unit 2 causing Unit 4 to overturn in the roadway before coming to rest on its driver’s side.

 

All eastbound lanes of the Interstate 74 at milepost 216 were closed for approximately two hours for the crash investigation.

 

CHARGES:              Unit 1 driver was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While License Suspended, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Improper Lane Usage.

 

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