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Danville Library Event List Feb 7th - 12th

Operating Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed.

Winter Reading Program for all Ages: Cozy up with a good book this winter. Our Winter Reading Program runs from December 20, 2021 to February 28, 2022. Earn books, fun stuff, and tickets to enter drawings for bigger prizes by reading. Register at tinyurl.com/DPL-Reading

February 8: Presidential Marriages & Romances. This one-hour program will offer an entertaining look at the marriages, romances, and love lives of the Presidents. 5:30 p.m. on Zoom Register at bit.ly/DPL-Presidents

February 10: Teen Book Club. We will be hosting our teen subscription box meeting on Zoom this month. Stop by to discuss January’s book, Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee. 4:00 p.m. on Zoom Register at bit.ly/DPL-LokiBook

February 11: Learn to Cross-Stitch with Amara! Learn how to create beautiful embroidered projects with Amara from the Reference department! In this program we will talk about what cross stitch is, how it is different from embroidery, and the materials that are used to create projects. 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Register at tinyurl.com/DPL-Stitch

February 12: Vaccine Clinic. The Illinois Department of Public Health is partnering with Danville Public Library to provide Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer is authorized for ages 12+. Moderna is authorized for ages 18+. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/IDHP-Vaccine 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children's Art Challenge: Send us a photo of your (child's) art and we will post it on both Facebook and our Website. Winners will be chosen at the end of the month. Submissions must be family-friendly. February's Challenge is "I Love..." To submit your work visit tinyurl.com/DPL-KidArt

Children's Curbside Craft Kits: Available on a first come first served basis, Danville Public Library has craft kits for children at Curbside Pick Up. This week's craft is a Dr. Seuss Keychain. You can also contact the Children's Dept. at 217-477-5225 to reserve a kit.

Coloring Contest:  Color a picture, win a prize.  Return entries by the end of the month.  Entries will be displayed on the children’s room slat wall.  Winners will be notified.  Ages Preschool to adult.  The February contest begins on January 31.  Pick up coloring sheets at the library or visit https://danvillepubliclibrary.org/coloring-contest

Explore More Illinois: This program allows cardholders to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more. Learn more at exploremore.quipugroup.net/?Danville

Interactive Movie Experience: Play games while you watch your favorite movies! We have game packets available for 101 Dalmatians, Beetlejuice, Black Panther, Coco, Freaky Friday, Frozen, The Goonies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone, Hotel Transylvania, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Inside Out, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Karate Kid, Moana, Mulan, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Santa Clause, and Toy Story.. Available on a first come first served basis. Call 217-477-5225 to reserve your movie packet.

Library Visits: Danville Public Library is going on the road...with a Bookmobile. We're starting with visits to local business and daycares. If you would like us to visit you, please fill out the form at tinyurl.com/DPL-Visits

Memory Lab: The Danville Public Library Memory Lab is now available. The Lab is used to digitize your old photos, home movies, or other old media formats for archival purposes. Full details available at https://danvillepubliclibrary.org/memory-lab/

Museum Adventure Pass: The Museum Adventure Pass program gives library patrons access to free or discounted museum passes in the Chicago area. So before you go on vacation or drive up to visit family, check out museumadventure.org for your Museum Adventure Pass!

Personal Shopping: Do you miss browsing the shelves because you aren't sure what you want? Talk to a librarian about what you like! We'll talk to you about your taste in books or movies and select items that could interest you. We can pick out a selection of books, audiobooks, Music CDs, or DVDs for you to pick up at curbside. Call (217) 477-5228 to talk to a staff member today!

Servicios gratuitos de la biblioteca pública de Danville. ¿No sabe cómo usar algunos de nuestros servicios gratuitos? ¡Tenemos una colección de videos tutoriales para ayudarle! danvillepubliclibrary.org/spanish-guides Spanish Services at Danville Public Library. Not sure how to use some of our services? We have a set of tutorial videos here for you!

StoryWalk®: Enjoy a quiet walk and read a book! We have Fox vs Winter by Corey R. Tabor on our back (South) windows. (The side facing Madison St.)

Tween Subscription Book Box! Our February Box features A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry. Subscription includes a Book Club Meeting in March. Supplies limited. Open to children aged 8-12. To apply and for further details, visit tinyurl.com/DPL-TweenWhale Funded by a grant from Danville Library Foundation.

Used Book Sale: Due to overwhelming popularity, we're keeping our Used Book Sale year-round! Payment is a "pay what you want" donation at the Circulation Desk. Your donation supports Danville Library Foundation and Danville Public Library.

Wonder Garden Club: Create a mini-Zen Garden! Learn how your mini Japanese Zen Garden can help relieve stress, improve focus, and create a sense of well-being. Visit tinyurl.com/DPL-WonderZen or call 217-477-5225. This program is made possible through a partnership with the University of Illinois Extension Office.

YouTube: Catch story times, crafting, and snack-making on Danville Public Library's YouTube page. Visit DanvillePublicLibrary.org or tinyurl.com/DPL-YouTube

 

Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces Public Phase of Capital Campaign for Warehouse Expansion

 Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) today announced the public phase of its capital campaign for warehouse expansion and improvements. The campaign, More than Food, hopes to raise $3.6 million to support the expansion and renovation of their current facility. To date, EIF has raised $3.3 million, more than 90% of its goal. 


The plan for expansion includes:

·        The addition of warehouse space to allow for improvements in the storage and delivery system and increase the amount of product made available to partner agencies and families

·        Expansion and relocation of refrigeration units to accommodate more fresh and frozen product

·        The addition of a designated volunteer area that will allow utilization of more volunteers to ensure the warehouse is sufficiently supported and increase the food available to partner agencies

·        Adding a second truck docking station to enable more efficient intake and distribution of product

 

“Even before the pandemic, our facility had reached its limit in both size and suitability. The needs of our community demand we grow, and our Board of Directors and staff have been working on a vision to carry us into the future,” said Kelly Daly, President & CEO of Eastern Illinois Foodbank. “The vision is to be able to meet the needs of every neighbor with dignity and respect.”

 

At any given time, there are more than 100,000 people in eastern Illinois facing hunger. The expansion and renovations will enable EIF to extend the number of people they serve and increase the amount of fresh, nutritious food that is distributed throughout their 18-county service area. 

 

The Foodbank accepts thousands of pounds of food each month from distributors, manufacturers, and retailers. As the primary resource of food for local pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens, EIF has been a vital resource for those living with food insecurity in eastern Illinois for the past three decades.

 

Eastern Illinois Foodbank officially began renovations to their facility in April 2021 when they upgraded their truck docking system to add an additional loading area. Construction on the warehouse expansion is currently planned for summer 2022.

 

Anyone interested in donating to the campaign, or a complete informational packet about the project, can visit www.eifoodbank.org.

 

Videos about the vision and impact of the campaign can be found here:

It’s About More Than Food – April’s Story

Fight Hunger and Transform Our Community

Hoopeston Police Report 1/26/22

Structure Fire (Mutual Aid)

Call Time: 6:12 AM

Clear Time: 8:40 AM

Location: 700 Block E Penn St

Details: HFD, Arrow, HPD, WFD, RFD, all responded to an early morning house fire. Occupant was out of the house. House damage estimates were not available at the time of blotter entry. No reports of Injuries.

 

*** Note: HFD request to remind the motorist to stay away from fire scene due to equipment spread out over the roadways, and safety of the Fire Team. Please Do Not Drive Across Fire Hoses as it can cause significate damage to the hoses and potential for injury if one ruptures and hits someone.

Illinois State Police Announce Results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Vermilion County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Acting Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during January. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Safety Belt Citations 29

Child Restraint Citations 1

Total Citations 43

Total Written Warnings 13

 

Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation

Hoopeston Police Report 1/25/2022

Aggravated U.U.W(Unlawful Use of Weapon), U.U.W by a felon, driving while license revoked, Unlawful display of registration, Operating Uninsured motor vehicle. H22-0318 2022-0669

Time: 8:45pm

Location: 715 W Elm St. (Plaza Commons)

Arrested: Troy A. Knight (M) (36) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers conducted a traffic stop on Mr. Knight and he was found with a fire arm and with false plates on the vehicle and no insurance as well. Mr. Knight also had a revoked driver license. Mr. Knight was transported to HPD where he processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building in Danville.

College Scholarship Now Available through Farm Bureau

Affording college these days can be a daunting task at times. That’s why Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce several programs with scholarships available for Farm Bureau members and others.

Application deadlines vary for each offer. Application forms for all these scholarships can be accessed through the Vermilion County Farm Bureau website – www.vcfb.info.

 

IAA Foundation Scholarships

Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children are encouraged to apply for 84 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500, will be awarded in total of $164,500 for the 2020-2021 school year. 

An online application form and activities template is available at www.iaafoundation.org. The deadline to submit a completed forms is February 15.

 

Freese Memorial Scholarship to Help Farm Kids with College

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville is offering scholarships up to $1,000 in memory of Ed and Helen Freese.

This scholarship is available to sons and daughters of farmers residing in Vermilion, Ford, or Champaign Counties, and is available to new and current college students.  It is not limited to an agriculture degree program.

A link to an application form is available at www.vcfb.info. The deadline to submit a completed form is February 15.

 

Andrews/Brumett Scholarship to Help Vermilion County Grad Attend DACC

Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation will again be administering the Andrews/Brumett Memorial Scholarship for 2022.

The Andrews/Brumett Memorial Scholarship was established for the late Clark Andrews and Joe Brumett, Sr., along with their wives Katharyn and Agnes.

A $1,000 scholarship ($500 each for two years) will be awarded to a graduating high school student living in Vermilion County and planning to attend DACC. Criteria for selection includes scholastic achievements, community service and financial need. Priority will be given to Farm Bureau members and dependents.

Applications are available at the Farm Bureau office and online at www.vcfb.info. Completed forms need to be received in the Farm Bureau office by March 15.

 

Balloon Group Again Sponsors Scholarships for Farm Bureau Members

The Balloon Association of Greater Illinois (BAGI) annually awards a scholarship to a Farm Bureau member student majoring in agriculture or an ag-related program.  This year, BAGI will again be awarding up to four $500 scholarships.

BAGI is a non-profit association organized to promote the sport of hot air ballooning by bringing together pilots and potential crew. 

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholastic ability, community involvement, and/or financial need.  A packet outlining the eligibility requirements and an application are available on the association’s website at www.bagiballoon.org. The application deadline is March 15.

 

Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Available

Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program.  Now in its twenty-eighth year, the scholarship program helps encourage and develop the pool of rural health practitioners to help meet primary health care needs in rural Illinois.  Students who receive scholarships agree to practice for two years in an approved rural area in Illinois.

There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be Illinois residents and be a Registered Nurse accepted or enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Applications are available online at RIMSAP.com. The application deadline is May 1.

Hoopeston Police Report 1/24/2022

Possession of Methamphetamines, Domestic Battery, Communication with a Witness H22-0306 2022-0629

Time: 7:19pm

Location: 300 blk W Main St

Complainant: 32 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Brian Kinnaird (M) (41) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a 911 hang up. After an investigation, Mr. Kinnaird was arrested for the above charges. Subject was processed and later taken to the PSB to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Report 1/23/22

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County 21CM422, Champaign County 19CM698) H22-0280 2022-592

Time: 3:50PM

Location: 500 Blk of N 7th Ave

Arrested: Robert L Enlow (52)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers made contact with Mr. Enlow and a computer search showed him to have two outstanding warrants. Mr. Enlow was arrested and transported to HPD for processing. He was later transported to PSB by a Vermilion County Deputy.

 

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County 20CF98), Possession of Meth H22-0282 2022-597

Time: 6:01PM

Location: 1000 blk of W Main St

Arrested: Rachel N Harper (39)(F) of Hoopeston

Roger D Catron (63)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers went to the above location to locate Ms. Harper for an outstanding warrant. When she was located and a computer search confirmed she had a warrant through Vermilion County. Mr. Catron was arrested for possession of methamphetamines. Both subjects were taken to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

Traffic Accident H22-0283

Time: 6:14pm

Location: Route 1/Route 9

Unit #1: 2019 Ford Edge driven by Sandra Auter (F) (58) of Rossville

Unit #2: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Aaron Fisher (M) (54) of Fowler, IN

Details: HPD officers were called to the report of an accident at Routes 1&9. Unit #1 was traveling northbound on Route 1 and struck Unit #2 who was traveling eastbound on Route 9. No injuries were reported and both units were insured. Driver of Unit #1 was cited for Disobeying Stop Sign. 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 1/22/22

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  73,011
Total Number of Boosters Administered:  13,861
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated Population with a Booster Dose:  42.1%
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated 65+ Population with a Booster Dose:  63.9%
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  31,410
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  40.90%
CDC has Vermilion County’s total Vaccination rate at 44.2% (this includes some of the federal programs that do not report to the state) You can look at the county views by going to this website:  CDC Data Tracker
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  73.01% / 10,847
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   43.38% / 19,026
Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  19.44% / 1,180
Percentage and Number of those who are 5-11 that are fully vaccinated:  4.95% / 350

 

 

Vermilion County Case Counts
Number of new reported cases in the last 14 days (1/20):  3,690
New reported cases since noon on 1/20 to noon on 1/21:  366
New hospital admissions (last 7 days as of 1/19):  47
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  25,102
Total Deaths:  258

Loda man, 22, jailed in shooting of man, 19

A 22-year-old was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with an early-morning shooting in Loda that left a 19-year-old hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head.

Colton M. Johnson of Loda was arrested Wednesday evening on the Class 1 felony charge and remained Thursday evening at the county jail in Watseka, according to the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office.

Bond was set Thursday at $25,000, meaning Johnson would need to pay $2,500 to be released.

The male gunshot victim, whose name was not immediately released, remained in critical condition at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

According to the news release, the shooting occurred at a residence in Loda early Wednesday morning. A 911 call was made from the residence asking for an ambulance for a person who was bleeding from the head, the release said.

Upon paramedics’ arrival, it was discovered the person had suffered a gunshot wound, and the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, the release said.

The shooting remained under investigation by the sheriff’s office and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit.

“This is an isolated incident,” the release said, “and there is no threat to the community.”

Hoopeston Police Report 1/21/22

Wanted on Warrant out of Yavapai County in Prescott Valley AZ H22-0258 2022-0530

Time: 4:19pm

Location: 400 Block of W Chestnut

Arrested: Devan M Turner (M) (26) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers conducted a traffic stop where Mr. Turner was found in the car. A computer check showed Mr. Tuner to have a warrant out Yavapai County, AZ. Mr. Turner was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the Public Safety in Danville where he will await extradition from Yavapai County.

 

Warrant Arrest H22-0261

Time: 9:31pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av, Parkview Court

Arrested: Michelle Coffey (F) (45) of Hoopeston

Details: While on patrol, HPD officers stopped to investigate a possible domestic situation. Upon

investigation, a computer check revealed Ms. Coffey had an outstanding Iroquois County

warrant. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later picked up

by an Iroquois County Deputy and taken to their jail in lieu of bond

Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to Reopen Jan. 24

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments will reopen for in-person transactions – including Driver Services facilities – on Monday, Jan. 24. Driver Services facilities operating on a Tuesday – Saturday schedule will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 25. All departments and Driver Services facilities had been closed since Jan. 3 due to the surge of COVID-19 cases statewide. “The health and safety of employees and the public is our top priority,” said White. “Masks and social distancing will be required as we safely reopen all offices and Driver Services facilities.” Customers who wish to schedule an appointment at one of the select Driver Services facilities requiring appointments may do so beginning the morning the facilities reopen. Visit ilsos.gov for a list of Driver Services facilities requiring appointments. As a reminder, White has extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates to March 31, 2022. Commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits were extended until Jan. 31, 2022, and covers expiration dates between Nov. 1, 2021 and Jan. 31, 2022. Online services remain available at ilsos.gov. Customers can:

· Renew a license plate sticker.

· Renew a driver’s license or ID card for those who qualify (individuals may call 217-785-1424 to confirm their eligibility or to obtain their PIN).

· Obtain a duplicate driver’s license or ID card.

· Obtain a driver record abstract.

· File Business Services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports. Three Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) facilities are currently open for in-person CDL services only. The CDL facilities are: Rockford at 4734 Baxter Rd., Springfield at 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy. and Marion at 1905 Rendelman St. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023. For more information, visit ilsos.gov.

Person shot in head in Loda

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an early-morning incident in Loda that left one person hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head.

The gunshot victim, whose name was not immediately released, was in critical condition Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The news release said a 911 call was made from a residence in Loda during the early morning Wednesday asking for an ambulance for a person who was bleeding from the head. Upon paramedics’ arrival, it was discovered the person had suffered a gunshot wound, the release said. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, the release said.

The sheriff’s office requested assistance at the scene from the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit, the release said.

No other details were released.

“This is an isolated incident,” the release said, “and there is no threat to the community.”

Hoopeston Police Report 01/19/22

Burglary to Semi Trailer H22-0229

Time: 11 AM

Location: 200 block W Orange St

Complainant: 55-year-old Rossville Man

Details: At the above time the complainant reports that person(s) unknown forced entry to a semi-trailer parked on the lot and removed items. Anyone with information, are asked to contact HPD

 

 

Wanted on Warrant H22-0234

Time: 5:37pm

Location: S 3rd St. and E Main St.

Arrested: Joseph D Hart (M) (36) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers Observed Mr. Hart digging around a dumpster in the above area. Officers made contact and a computer search showed Mr. Hart to have Vermilion County Warrant. Mr. Hart was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville by the Vermilion County Sherriff’s Department.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 1/19/22

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of January 18th, 2022
IDPH Statistics for Vaccination Numbers
https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-data?county=Vermilion
Data is pulled from I-CARE.  Data is Provisional.

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  72,537
Total Number of Boosters Administered:  13,567
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated Population with a Booster Dose:  40.7%
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated 65+ Population with a Booster Dose:  62.5%
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  31,321
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  40.78%
CDC has Vermilion County’s total Vaccination rate at 43.9% (this includes some of the federal programs that do not report to the state) You can look at the county views by going to this website:  CDC Data Tracker
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  72.97% / 10,840
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   43.26% / 18,972
Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  19.29% / 1,171
Percentage and Number of those who are 5-11 that are fully vaccinated:  4.74% / 335

Vermilion County Case Counts
Number of new reported cases in the last 14 days (1/18):  3,767
New reported cases since noon on 1/17 to noon on 1/18:  272
Current Hospitalizations as of 1/13: 48
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  24,089
Total Deaths:  251

Hoopeston Public Library will be open for CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY

Due to staff shortages, as well as for the safety of our staff and patrons, Hoopeston Public Library will be open for CURBSIDE SERVICE only effective today January 18, 2022 through January 31, 2022.  You may still order books and pick up materials by calling 217-283-6711 and we will deliver to your vehicle. Copying and fax services will be available by appointment. Library hours will remain the same.

CITY OF HOOPESTON TO CLOSE CITY HALL

Due to increasing case numbers and the need to keep city workers healthy, city hall will be closed to the public beginning January 18, 2022 and will tentatively reopen on January 31, 2022. Residents needing city services can still contact City Hall via telephone at 217-283-5833. Water payments can be dropped off in the drop box located in front of City Hall, payment by telephone at 217-283-5631, by mail, or via the City’s website at www.cityofhoopeston.com. The front window of the Hoopeston Police Department will also be closed. Residents needing police assistance are asked to call the non-emergency number at 217-283-5196. If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1. 

Hoopeston Police Report 01/17/22

Fire Call, Traffic Accident H22-0211

Time: 1:06am

Location: S 7th Av/W Penn St

Unit #1: 2009 Ford Escape driven by an unknown driver, owned by George Watson of Hoopeston

Unit #2: Parked 2015 trailer owned by Jesus Zarate of Hoopeston

Details: HPD, HFD and Arrow responded to a traffic accident at the above location. Unit #1 was

traveling eastbound on west Penn St when it struck a legally parked trailer. Witness on scene advised they saw a male leave the area after the accident. One passenger was

taken to the hospital for treatment. An investigation continues.

 

 

Traffic Accident H22-0215

Time: 3:15PM

Location: 300 blk of E Lincoln St

Unit 1: 2010 Ford F150 driven by Claude A Bridgman(34)(M)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: Parked 2007 Honda Accord owned by Jason Funk of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was reversing out of the driveway by the residence. Unit 2 was parked on the North side of the roadway by that residence. While backing up, Unit 1 struck Unit 2 driver side with its passenger side bumper. Both vehicles are insured. No citations issued.

Hoopeston Police Report 1/15/22

Domestic Battery H22-0182 2022-0355

Time: 12:09PM

Location: 200 blk of N 9th Ave

Complainant: 75 yr old Hoopeston Male

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

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

Fouse was located and arrested. Mr. Fouse was transported to HPD for processing and

later transported to the PSB.

People v. Brett Magana in Vermilion County

Brett Magana, formerly of 621 Dewitt Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois, was sentenced today to twelve (12) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Methamphetamine Possession, a Class 1 Felony. Day-for-day sentencing credit applies, and the sentence shall be followed by one (1) year of Mandatory Supervised Release (i.e., Parole). Additionally, Magana must provide truthful testimony in any hearing or trial involving his co-defendant, Caleb Hackler, who remains in the custody of the Vermilion County Sheriff on Class X Felony Methamphetamine Delivery charges and Class 2 Felony weapons offense.

 

The Honorable Derek Girton entered the sentence upon hearing that on August 13, 2021, Vermilion County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to conduct a stop on a motor vehicle for a traffic violation. Rather than pull over, the vehicle raced away at a speed in excess of 100 m.p.h. Ultimately, the car crashed. The driver, later identified as Magana, and the passenger, later identified as Hackler, fled from the wreck. In the vehicle, law enforcement located firearms, over 150 grams of methamphetamine, and identification belonging to the two men.

 

Upon being apprehended shortly thereafter, Magana confessed to agents with the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (VMEG) that he and Hackler were on a “business move,” meaning a drug transaction. According to Magana, when law enforcement first attempted to pull the car over, Hackler placed a gun to Magana’s head and threatened to shoot if Magana did not attempt to elude the Deputies. Magana further indicated that, at the time, Hackler was wearing a bullet-proof vest. This vest also was located by law enforcement after being abandoned by Hackler during his flight from the crashed vehicle.

 

State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy thanked the Sheriff, his Deputies, and VMEG for their excellent work in this matter. She noted that, “Though this defendant did cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation, and has agreed to provide truthful testimony against his co-defendant, when it comes to drug dealers, this Office will insist on severe punishment.”

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 1/15/22

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  71,962
Total Number of Boosters Administered:  13,249
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated Population with a Booster Dose:  40.1%
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated 65+ Population with a Booster Dose:  61.9%
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  31,187
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  40.60%
CDC has Vermilion County’s total Vaccination rate at 43.9% (this includes some of the federal programs that do not report to the state) You can look at the county views by going to this website:  CDC Data Tracker
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  72.89% / 10,828
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   43.02% / 18,870
Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  19.24% / 1,168
Percentage and Number of those who are 5-11 that are fully vaccinated:  4.48% / 317

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 1/14/2022) 
Number of new reported cases in the last 14 days:  3,532
New reported cases since noon on 1/13 to noon on 1/14:  392
Current Hospitalizations as of 1/13: 48
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  23,027
Total Deaths:  249

Hoopeston Police Report 01/14/22

Fire Call

Time: 10:19pm

Location: 500 S 6th Av, Parkview Court

Details: HFD was dispatched for an unusual odor inside the residence.

 

Criminal Damage to Property H22-0178

Time: 11:41pm

Location: 200 blk S Dixie Hwy

Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD officers were dispatched in reference to property damage to a door. An investigation

continues.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 1/14/22

Just a few updates.  We continue to see a surge in cases.  We have had 3,170 new cases in the last 14 days, which is a record.  For all other data sets, please go to our website: www.vchd.org

As sent out yesterday, contact tracing has been moved to the centralized contact tracing surge center.  Vermilion County Health Department will NOT be issuing any COVID19 release back to work/school letters due to this transition as of today, January 13th.    See the General public and specific settings for how long someone should be out.  Last day of exposure for a close contact is day 0.  If you test positive, the onset of symptoms or positive test, whichever comes first, is day 0. 

Please see updated guidance:

Schools:  https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance

General Public and Specific Settings:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

 

Location:  Mark Denman Elementary School, 930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL  61832

Date and Time:  January 15th, 2022 from 1pm-4pm

What Type of Vaccines Will be Available:  Vaccines for kids 5-11 and Pfizer for 12+, Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J available.  Boosters Available.

This is an IEMA/IDPH Clinic and is not part of VCHD clinics.

 

Location:  Oakwood Public Library, 110 E. Finley Ave, Oakwood, Il  61858

Date and Time:  January 15th, 2022 from 8am-12pm

What Type of Vaccines Will be Available:  Pfizer for 12+, Moderna and J&J, Boosters too.

This is an IEMA/IDPH Clinic and is not part of VCHD clinics.

 

Location:  Catlin Church of Christ, 715 W. Vermilion St. Catlin, IL  61817

Date and Time:  January 17th, 2022 from 10am-3pm

What Type of Vaccines Will be Available:  Vaccines for kids 5-11 and Pfizer for 12+, Moderna and Pfizer Boosters Available.

This is an IEMA/IDPH Clinic and is not part of VCHD clinics. 

 

Location:  LTC-Hawthorne Inn – 3222 Independence Dr. Danville, IL  61832

Date and Time:  January 25th, 2022 from 10am – 4pm

What Type of Vaccines will be Available:  Pfizer for 12+, Moderna, and J&J available.  Boosters Available.

This is an IEMA/IDPH Clinic and is not part of VCHD clinics

 

Location: Mary Miller Junior High School, 414 W West St. Georgetown, IL  61846

Date and Time: February 2, 2022 from 9am-1pm

What Type of Vaccines Will be Available: Vaccines for kids 5-11 and Pfizer for 12+, Moderna and J&J available.  Boosters Available.

This is an IEMA/IDPH Clinic and is not part of VCHD clinics.

 

Region 6 Hospital Update (15 hospitals):

Number of Hospitals in Peak Census this morning:  5

Number of Adult ICU beds open:  15

Number of Pediatric ICU beds open:  0

Number of Pediatric COVID19 patients in ICU: 1

Number of Pediatric COVID19 patients in non-ICU beds: 4

Number of Adult COVID19 patients in ICU: 49

Number of Adult COVID19 patients in non-ICU beds: 258

Number of COVID19 patients on vents:  31

Number of patients waiting in ED for beds:  26

Number of COVID19 patients who died on 1/12:  7

I hate to even mention forecasting since this virus decides to do its own thing, but I think we could all use a little bit of hope.  So, it looks like it is possible that in another week or two we could peak and start to see fewer cases.  Other areas that were first hit are seeing their cases begin to go down.  Please hang in there as Omicron is showing that it is definitely more contagious, but is not as severe as Delta for most people.  This doesn’t mean that we can all throw our masks off and stop all mitigations.  It is important to support our healthcare system, not break it.    We have seen a lot more reinfections than we ever have and more cases of those who are vaccinated.  The majority of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths still remain with the unvaccinated.  Please protect yourself and those around you.  We all have an impact.    

Here’s the latest in how quickly Omicron has spread across the United States.

Hoopeston Man arrested for breaking into the HART Animal Shelter

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property, Burglary, Escape H22-0163 2022-0305

Time: 7:23pm

Location: 901 W Main St, HART Animal Shelter

Arrested: Jason Reyes (34) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of an alarm. Officers found

one of the doors to be open and damaged. An investigation found Mr. Reyes to previously

be inside the shelter. He was later found and arrested. After subject was processed at

HPD, he was taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 1/12/22

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  71,459
Total Number of Boosters Administered:  12,947
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated Population with a Booster Dose:  39.5%
Percentage of Fully Vaccinated 65+ Population with a Booster Dose:  61.3%
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  31,099
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  40.49%
CDC has Vermilion County’s total Vaccination rate at 43.7% (this includes some of the federal programs that do not report to the state) You can look at the county views by going to this website:  CDC Data Tracker
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  72.84% / 10,821
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   42.90% / 18,814
Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  19.11% / 1,160
Percentage and Number of those who are 5-11 that are fully vaccinated:  4.24% / 300

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 1/11/2022) 
Number of new reported cases in the last 14 days:  2,721
New reported cases since noon on 1/10 to noon on 1/11:  262 
Current Hospitalizations as of 1/7: 41
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  21,798
Total Deaths:  247

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