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Hoopeston Fire department responds to a garage fire

Fire Call

Time: 06:00 AM

Location: 1900 East Rd & State Route 9 area

Details: At the above time, an off-duty police officer observed a garage structure fire, called in the location, and rousted the resident to the alarm. HFD responded with engines, and tanker fire was out clean up was finished by 06:45 am. No injuries reported. No damage estimates reported at the time.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedule in Iroquois County

WATSEKA, IL – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting multiple community-based, COVID-19 vaccination clinics for qualified individuals. We are currently scheduling the following clinics: 


 * Moderna Vaccination Clinic (Illinois residents, age 18 and older) - Wednesday, April 14, 2021 
 * Pfizer Vaccination Clinic (Illinois residents, age 16 and older) – Thursday, April 15, 2021 
 * Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Clinic (Iroquois County residents, age 18 and older) – Friday, April 16, 2021 


To schedule your appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department) or Facebook page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to schedule over the phone. Please note that this vaccine is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. Individuals who arrive without a previously scheduled appointment will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at that time. At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary care physician will not be required. The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. ICPHD is expecting to receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Illinois. If you are unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available. As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website:https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department. 


The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/9/21

We vaccinated about 333 individuals today, primarily their 2nd doses at the Fischer and one of our onsite workplace clinics.  Today was our last clinic day at the Fischer.  We wanted to thank Jason Rome and the Fischer Theatre Staff and Volunteers for their generous use of their theater.  And as always, we are extremely thankful for the Illinois National Guard!!  We have about 1 more month that they be here!  Please continue to spread the word about all the clinics in Vermilion County!!

Anyone wanting to sign for our upcoming clinics can go to our website:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org> , or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.

We will begin to head to areas to reach out to our more rural areas and our harder to reach populations with our Johnson and Johnson allocation.  Here are some of the locations we will be headed to the end of the month, beginning of May.


  *   Sidell
  *   Oakwood
  *   Georgetown
  *   CRIS
  *   Danville Housing Authority
  *   Salvation Army
  *   Rescue Mission

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

  *   Carle has both Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine:  Please visit their website for more information:  (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information<https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information> ),
  *   OSF has Moderna:  Please visit their website for more information:   (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/<https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/>),
  *   Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/<https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/>)  At Aunt Martha’s, they are running the vaccine clinic on Fridays and have open slots for this week.  Please email mmarquez@auntmarthas.org<mailto:mmarquez@auntmarthas.org> for appointment request.
  *   VA:  www.danville.va.gov<http://www.danville.va.gov>
  *   CVS in Hoopeston has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.cvs.com<http://www.cvs.com>
  *   Walgreens in Danville has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+:  www.walgreens.com<http://www.walgreens.com>
  *   Meijer:  https://clinic.meijer.com/<https://clinic.meijer.com/>


Once again, please share!!  There is absolutely no reason why our county should not be leading the pack with our % of population vaccinated, but instead we are STILL closer to the bottom.


Regional Metrics
Region 6 – 2.6% positivity rate
Vermilion County – 2.4% positivity rate
ICU availability – 45%
Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days


COVID 19 Daily Updates (available on our COVID19 page on our website)
As of April 8th, 2021

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  30,947
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  12,705
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  16.54%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  7,522
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  5,183

Vermilion County Case Counts
Active Cases:  246
Hospitalizations:  4
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,882
Total Released / Recovered:  8,511
Total Deaths – 125

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/9/21

Traffic Accident H21-1416

Time: 4:29PM

Location: E Orange St/S 7th Ave

Unit 1: 2005 Chevrolet driven by Joshua Nogle(39)(M)of Urbana

Details: Unit 1 lost sight of the turning entrance and entered the ditch. No Injuries reported no citations issued.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 7:18PM

Location: 1121 S Dixie Hwy(Lithgow Automotive)

Details: HFD was dispatched for an unknow item on fire. Upon arrival was notified it was a control burn.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/8/21

Warrant Arrest H21-1384

Time: 12:32am

Location: 300 blk E Penn

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

Details: HPD officers stopped Mr. Davis-Ervin while he was walking in the area

above. A computer checks revealed subject had 2 outstanding Vermilion County

warrants. Subject was taken to HPD, processed, and released with a new

court date.

 

Burglary to Commercial Building, Criminal Damage to Property (over) Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H21-1386 2021-2675

Time: 03:21 AM

Location: 912 S Dixie Highway, Old WHPO Plaza Building

Arrested: Wernigk, Timothy R (M) (40) of Penfield

Details: At the above time officers observed a vehicle pull on to the property, blacked out and male got out of the unit started carrying property out of the building. When approached the male claimed to be removing items with permission. Upon further investigation, the male was found to be in possession of illegal drugs, and paraphernalia. Male was transported to HPD where he was processed on the charges, and later transported to PSB to await arraignment hearing.

 

Illegal Burn (City Ordinance) H21-1395

Time: 4:38pm

Location: 600 block of E. Thompson

Arrested: Randy Dillon (38) Hoopeston male

Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to an illegal burn. Dillon was cited for the above and released with a city court date

 

 

 

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Illinois State Police to Conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Vermilion County during April. NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

The number of unrestrained drivers killed in traffic crashes is significantly higher at nighttime and combined with impaired driving means even more traffic deaths during these critical hours. Officers will strictly enforce violations including:

- Driving Under the Influence (DUI);

- Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;

- Speeding;

- Distracted Driving; and,

- All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

 

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Over half of all fatal crashes in Illinois occur at night. The NITE program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous impaired drivers from the road and making sure everyone is buckled up. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/8/2021

The Vermilion county health depatment had a large Johnson and Johnson clinic at the Fischer Theatre Wednesday.   They vaccinated 425 individuals.  They have another clinic on April 10th for Johnson and Johnson and we are pretty much full which is GREAT news! 

 

Anyone wanting to sign for our upcoming clinics can go to our website:  www.vchd.org , or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.

 

They will have a 2nd dose Moderna Clinic tomorrow at the Fischer Theatre from 9-2.  This will be our last scheduled clinic at the Fischer!! It has been an amazing location to have our clinics and the talk of many around the state!! 

 

They will be back to DACC and the Airport beginning next week with our Moderna Clinics and will be opening them up for 1st and 2nd dose.  Right now, we have them as 2nd dose only, but we will be changing that tomorrow.

 

They will begin to head to areas to reach out to our more rural areas and our harder to reach populations with our Johnson and Johnson allocation.  Here are some of the locations we will be headed to the end of the month, beginning of May.

 

  • Sidell
  • Oakwood
  • Georgetown
  • CRIS
  • Danville Housing Authority
  • Salvation Army
  • Rescue Mission

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

Once again, please share!!  There is absolutely no reason why our county should not be leading the pack with our % of population vaccinated, but instead we are STILL closer to the bottom.

 

Updates / Guidance: 

  • We are beginning to see an uptick in cases again nationwide, statewide, and even in the county.  It is still required to wear masks in public or at businesses, it is still important to be cautious and social distance.  The last thing we want to do is begin another spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.  Getting vaccinated is a great way to help as well!! 

 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 2.4% positivity rate

ICU availability – 47%

Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days

 

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates (available on our COVID19 page on our website)

As of April 7th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  30,115
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  11, 924
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  15.52%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  7,211
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  4,713

 

Vermilion County Case Counts
Active Cases:  250
Hospitalizations:  2
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,877
Total Released / Recovered:  8,502
Total Deaths – 125

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ELECTION RESULTS-VERMILION COUNTY

DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL WARD 2 (Vote For 1) All Write- In Candidates
1 DAVID CONNELLY JR
4 RONNIE HARRIER
2 JERRY LINDQUIST


44 CAROLYN WANDS

DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL WARD 3 (Vote For 1)
58 DAMARA JOYNER
74 HEIDI PERTELL

 

DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL WARD 4 (Vote For 1)
45 SHARON McMAHON
64 TRICIA TEAGUE

 

DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL WARD 6 (Vote For 1)
189 JAMES POSHARD
164 ALLEN SHEPHERD

 

DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL WARD 7 (Vote For 1)
280 KAYLAN HUBER
281 DARREN YORK

 

HOOPESTON CITY MAYOR (Vote For 1)
402 MIKE BANE
498 BILL CRUSINBERRY

 

HOOPESTON CITY WARD 1 ALDERMAN FULL TERM (Vote For 1)
174 KYLE B RICHARDS
80 BILL McELHANEY

 

HOOPESTON CITY WARD 2 ALDERMAN (Vote For 1)
95 KELLIE FERRELL
64 CARL ANKENBRAND

 

HOOPESTON CITY WARD 3 ALDERMAN 2YR UNEXPIRED (Vote For 1)
52 JEFFERY KEITH
120 JOSEPH GARRETT

 

HOOPESTON CITY WARD 4 ALDERMAN (Vote For 1)
184 ROBERT L. PORTH
107 CHRISTOPHER SCOTT SMALL

 

BELGIUM VILLAGE MAYOR (Vote For 1)
41 DAVID A. CROWL
29 DEBORAH MARTIN

 

BISMARCK VILLAGE TRUSTEE (Vote For 3)
67 MARY POTTER
115 TERRY L. LIGHT

63 ALICIA GONZALEZ
109 JEFF BEUKELMAN

 

OAKWOOD VILLAGE TRUSTEE (Vote For 3)
78 TERRY HUME
39 DAVID LEWIS
35 RICHARD BOGGESS
123 JASON ELLIOT
107 ROBERT E. WRIGHT
89 BOB PARR
71 MITCH LEVERENZ
49 DOUGLAS W. HANNER
141 CATHI CANNON FRITZ

 

SIDELL VILLAGE TRUSTEE (Vote For 3)
90 HANNA PRUNKARD-MERRITT
122 GREG FILICSKY
79 COREY BRIGHT
91 JERRY BROWN
19 TAYLOR BROWN

 

TILTON VILLAGE MAYOR (Vote For 1)
373 DAVID A. PHILLIPS
74 DAVID A. CORNETT

 

WESTVILLE VILLAGE TRUSTEE (Vote For 3)
248 CHRIS GALLION
164 DONALD HALL
143 NATHAN BENNETT
205 VIC McFADDEN
232 JEFF ELLIS
86 MARK DUNHAM
66 JOHN RAZMUS II

 

CARROLL TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER (Vote For 1)
62 CORY R. WHITE
50 RICHARD H. HAGA

 

DANVILLE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE (Vote For 4)
769 GERALD BLOCK
704 DONNA MASCARI
702 MIKE SMILEY

545 LOGAN VANCE
728 CHUCK WALLS

 

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER (Vote For 1)
378 ADAM T. HART
421 DARRIN W. HOLYCROSS

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE (Vote For 4)
349 CARL LEE JOHNSON
412 DONNA J. HALUSKA
487 MATTHEW WACLAW
464 KAY READNOUR
516 RICK JONES JR.

 

MCKENDREE TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER (Vote For 1)
115 STEVEN L. DAVIS
47 KURTIS HIGH

 

MIDDLEFORK TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER (Vote For 1)
161 DONALD E. MORGAN
70 SCOTT SIEBERNS
16 LYNDON HAMBLETON

 

SIDELL TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER (Vote For 1)
149 JOE EAKLE
53 RANDY McCOMAS
54 RILEY PIERCE

 

SOUTH ROSS TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER (Vote For 1)
71 JOSHUA M. POTTER
101 BRANDEN KLEIN

 

DANVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 118 BOARD MEMBER (Vote For 4)
1541 DARLENE HALLORAN
708 HARSHA GURUJAL
792 RICKY HOSKINS
714 TYSON J. PARKS
1259 LON HENDERSON
1430 RANDAL ASHTON
1374 SHANNON BIRELINE SCHROEDER

 

GEORGETOWN-RIDGE FARM SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 BOARD MEMBER (Vote For 3)
198 CASSIDY SPESARD
376 GREG EMMERT
306 HILAH O’NEAL

186 KARLEE THOMEN
240 SAM FOUREZ
169 CONNIE CANNON
248 ANGELA CARLTON

 

HOOPESTON CUSD 11 (TWP 23N RGE 12W) BOARD MEMBER (Vote For 2)
391 SHARON J. ZORNS
582 DEBORAH K. KLABER
746 ELIZABETH SILVER

 

POTOMAC SCHOOL DIST NO. 10 BOARD MEMBER (Vote For 4)
137 LUCAS R. ESTEPPE
113 KRISTI HAWKER
113 JACKIE CRULL
161 JEB KENNEL

95 JENNY THOLL

 

WESTVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 BOARD MEMBER (Vote For 3)
421 LeANN GALLION
449 DARREN R. WHITE
461 SHAWN BENNETT

398 MICHAEL ACORD

 

DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT NO. 507 TRUSTEE (Vote For 2)
3796 SANDRA FINCH
2542 SETH’ MARUTI
3028 DYLAN HAUN

 

VILLAGE OF BISMARK PROPOSITION TO PROHIBIT ALCOHOL SALES
39 YES
91 NO

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/7/21

Driving While License Suspended H21-1359

Time: 3:47am

Location: 1022 W Penn St, Casey’s

Arrested: Keyjuan Parker (27) (M) of Chicago

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a subject sleeping in a car

at the gas pumps. A computer check revealed Mr. Parker had a suspended

driver’s license. Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was

later released with a traffic court date.

 

 

Bicycle Found

Time: 10 AM

Location: Area of W Honeywell Av/N 6th Av in the field

Details: Blue Mongoose found in the field, transported to HPD, owner may claim it at

City Hall.

 

 

 

Criminal Trespass to Motor Vehicle; Wanted on Warrant H21-1371

Time: 2:30pm

Location: 400 block of W. Washington

Arrested: Audrey Powell (38) Hoopeston female

Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to the above subject refusing to leave the complainants vehicle. While on scene a computer check revealed that Powell has an outstanding Ford County Warrant (21-071) Powell was taken to HPD, where she was processed and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/7/21

We are reporting 14 new cases today (one resident in their 70s, one in their 60s, one in their 40s, four in their 30s, two in their 20s, one teen, three grade-school-aged children, and one pre-schooler), and 9 released, which brings us to a total of 8,877 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report two recent COVID-related deaths -- a man in his 90s, and a man in his 60s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 125 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently two Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 250 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

This week, we will hold a Johnson & Johnson clinic at the Fischer on Wednesday, a second-dose Moderna clinic at the Fischer on Thursday, and a Johnson & Johnson clinic on Saturday.  Those who are interested can register for the J & J clinics now at www.vchd.org or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/6/21

Last week, we administered 895 vaccines, with about 635 being 2nd doses!  Today we have a 1st / 2nd dose clinic until 2:00pm and will finish up another one of our manufacturers.  We still have openings for the Single Dose clinics coming up on Wednesday and Saturday. 

 

Anyone wanting to sign up can go to our website:  www.vchd.org , click on the following links, or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.

 

The Fischer Theatre:  Johnson and Johnson – Open to anyone 18 and up.  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/48a532fb-9f90-4233-b16e-7986614b8dfe . No walk-ins will be allowed at this clinic due to limited supply.  Voucher Code:  FISCHER158

  • April 7th – Single Dose  - Still over 100 spots open!!

 

Vermilion County Health Department – Johnson and Johnson -  FOR VERMILION COUNTY RESIDENTS OR WORKERS ONLY!  If we do not fill the clinic, we will open up the clinic on April 8th at 8AM.  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/9b9405c5-5c7f-49a7-aba2-11b351450f7c/?year=2021&month=4 .   Again for Vermilion County residents and workers ONLY.  No walk-ins will be allowed at this clinic due to limited supply.  Voucher Code:  VCHD200

  • April 10th – Single Dose (almost full – about 40 spots open)

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

Once again, please share!!  There is absolutely no reason why our county should not be leading the pack with our % of population vaccinated, but instead we are closer to the bottom.  After these clinics, we will be focusing more on the harder to reach populations here in the county.    If we do not fill these spots, we will open them up to the rest of the state. 

 

Updates / Guidance: 

 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.9% positivity rate

ICU availability – 47%

Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days

 

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates (available on our COVID19 page on our website)

As of April 5th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  29,491
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  11, 403
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  14.85%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  7,065
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  4,338

 

Vermilion County Case Counts
Active Cases:  245
Hospitalizations:  4
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,852
Total Released / Recovered:  8,485
Total Deaths – 122

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/6/21

Fire Call

Time: 2:06 pm

Location: 215 S Dixie Highway behind Bud’s Buy & Trade

Details: Brush fire got out of control and HFD had to respond. Fire was put out and units cleared the scene

 

Domestic Battery H21-1349 2021-2635

Time: 5:09pm

Location: 700 blk W Orange

Complainant: 41 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Travis Vigil (25) (M) of Hoopeston

Justin Hill (35) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the area in reference to a fight. After an investigation,

officers arrested both subjects on charges of domestic battery. They were taken

to HPD to be processed. They were later transported to the PSB in Danville to

await arraignment.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/5/21


VCHD are reporting 22 new cases over the past few days (three residents in their 60s, three in their 50s, one in their 40s, two in their 30s, four in their 20s, two teens, four grade-school-aged children, and three infants), and 18 released, which brings us to a total of 8,852 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 122 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently four Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 245 active COVID cases in the county.

This week VCHD will hold a first-dose Moderna clinic at the health department on Monday (April 5), a Johnson & Johnson clinic at the Fischer on Wednesday (April 7) , a second-dose Moderna clinic at the Fischer on Thursday (April 8), and a Johnson & Johnson clinic on Saturday (April 10.)  Those who live or work in Vermilion County can register for the J & J clinics now at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org> or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  A couple of days before each clinic, we will open up any remaining appointments to any eligible Illinois residents.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/5/21

Criminal Trespass to Property, Criminal Damage to Property H21-1302

Time: 12:35 pm

Location: 400 block W Lincoln St

Complainant: 45-year-old Hoopeston Man

Arrestee: Hensley, Chase R (M) (21) Hoopeston

Details: Complainant advised that he and his sons chased down the suspect who attempted to gain entry to their residence without permission. Suspect was taken into custody and transported to HPD and processed. Hensley was later released on bond and court date set for Vermilion County Courthouse.

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:59am

Location: 500 block of W. Penn

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above in reference to a possible structure fire.

 

 

Warrant Arrest

Time: 5:41PM

Location: 700 blk of s 1st Ave

Arrested: Jamie M Johnson(46)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were out with Ms. Johnson and computer check showed an active

Vermilion County warrant. Ms. Johnson was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later transported to PSB by a Vermilion County Deputy.

 

 

Criminal Damage (Under) H21-1326

Time of Call: 04:59am

Time of Arrest: 11:46pm

Location: 500 block of W. Penn St

Arrested: Chase R. Hensely (25) Hoopeston male

Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a male subject attempting to set fire to the porch. Male subject was later located and charged with the above. Hensley was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later released with a notice to appear.

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Vermilion County man to spend Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offenses of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

On April 1, 2021, Travis Vannote formerly of Danville, Illinois was sentenced today by Judge

Charles Hall to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offenses of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault. Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault is a Class X felony and possible punishment typically is six (6) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. This defendant was subject to natural life in prison based upon the fact that he committed his crimes against two victims. The defendant plead guilty to two counts; one count for each victim.

During the plea the Court heard evidence that the defendant was related to the victims by marriage. In 2012, the defendant used his sex organ to make contact with the mouth of one victim under the age of thirteen (13) for purposes of sexual gratification. The Court heard further evidence that in 2014, the defendant used his sex organ to made contact with the mouth of a second victim under the age of thirteen (13) for the purpose of sexual gratification.

"Sexual predators in our community who prey on our most vulnerable children will be held accountable. This defendant was brought to justice with the cooperation of the brave victims and he now will never be able to hurt another child. Thank you to the Danville Police Department for their work on this case." -Jacqueline Lacy, State 's Atto

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/1/21

Theft over, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

H21-1275 2021-2482

Time: 2:20PM

Location: 400 blk of W Main St

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

Details: HPD officers observed Mr. Meehan and know that he had previous charges arrested him and transported him to HPD for processing and later

transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:44PM

Location: 100 blk of E Lincoln St

Details: HFD and HPD was dispatched for a stove on fire. No injuries were reported

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/1/21

We have the following 1st dose or Single Dose Clinics coming up.  Anyone wanting to sign up can go to our website:  www.vchd.org or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.

 

Vermilion County Health Department  – FOR VERMILION COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY or THOSE WHO WORK IN VERMILION COUNTY- 18 and older, no phase restrictions.
https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012    (Voucher Code – VCHD200)

  • April 5th, 2021 – 9a-2p (MODERNA 1st or 2nd dose) – Open only to Vermilion County residents or those who work in Vermilion County – 18 older:  Will open registration to entire State on April 3rd at 8AM if not filled.

 

The Fischer Theatre:  Johnson and Johnson – FOR VERMILION COUNTY RESIDENTS OR WORKERS ONLY!  If we do not fill the clinic, we will open up the clinic on April 5th at 8AM.  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/48a532fb-9f90-4233-b16e-7986614b8dfe .  Again for Vermilion County residents and workers ONLY.  No walk-ins will be allowed at this clinic due to limited supply.  Voucher Code:  FISCHER158

  • April 7th – Single Dose

 

Vermilion County Health Department – Johnson and Johnson -  FOR VERMILION COUNTY RESIDENTS OR WORKERS ONLY!  If we do not fill the clinic, we will open up the clinic on April 8th at 8AM.  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/9b9405c5-5c7f-49a7-aba2-11b351450f7c/?year=2021&month=4 .   Again for Vermilion County residents and workers ONLY.  No walk-ins will be allowed at this clinic due to limited supply.  Voucher Code:  VCHD200

  • April 10th – Single Dose 

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

Once again, please share!!  There is absolutely no reason why our county should not be leading the pack with our % of population vaccinated, but instead we are closer to the bottom.  After these clinics, we will be focusing more on the harder to reach populations here in the county.    If we do not fill these spots, we will open them up to the rest of the state. 

 

Updates / Guidance: 

 

 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.4% positivity rate

ICU availability – 45%

Patient increases – 3 out of the last 10 days

 

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates (available on our COVID19 page on our website)

As of March 31st, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  28,113
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  10,261
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  13.36%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  6,706
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  3,555

 

Vermilion County Case Counts
Active Cases:  241
Hospitalizations:  7
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,830
Total Released / Recovered:  8,467
Total Deaths – 122

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THE GREATER ILLIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME NAMED

 THE GREATER ILLIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME!

Inaugural Class 2021 to be viewed in the David S. Palmer Arena

Athletes

Edmund ‘Zeke” Bratkowski, Schlarman

Richard Byrd, Milford

Mike Christian, Schlarman

Candace Dark, Fountain Central

Greg Davis, Schlarman

 Tony “Bones” Davis, Schlarman

Wilbur “Sonny” Dickson, Danville

Darrin Fletcher, Oakwood

Tom Fletcher, Oakwood

Mike Hatfield, Hoopeston -East Lynn

Tiffany Johnson, Danville

Steve Jones, DACC

Anthony Jones, Danville

Richard “Sleepy” Klein, Schlarman

Joe Krakoski, Westville

Lia Biehl Lukkarenin, Oakwood

Greg Matta, Hoopeston – East Lynn

Kristin McBride, Hoopeston Area

Bill “Fig” Newton, Rockville

Kyle O'Brien, DACC

Stephanie White, Seeger

Sean Wilkus, Westville

Bryan Williams, Schlarman

Britney Rayburn, Attica

Ron Rigoni, Danville

Tom Smerdel, Danville

Josh “Smitty” Smith, Attica

Gabe Spezia, Westville

Willie Stinson, Schlarman

Melvin “Cotton” Whitlock, Danville

Rich Stoll, Attica

 

 

Coaches

Roger Beals, Chrisman

Greg Colby, Schlarman

Randy Feller, Hoopeston Area

Gene Gourley, Danville

Terry Hill, DACC

Greg Kirby, Danville

Dave Markwell, Oakwood

Thad Matta, Hoopeston - East Lynn

Clayton Miller, Westville

Paul Shebby, Danville/Schlarman

Mike Small, Danville

John Spezia, DACC

Joe Springer, DACC

Ray Wittmann, Oakwood

 

Legends

Fowler Connell, Commercial-News, WDAN

Max Shaffer, WDAN

Glenn “Braz” Brasel, Hoopeston

Jim Hellwig, Fountain Central

Gene Lash, Danville

Jim Richards, Hoopeston

Jim Sheppard, University of Illinois

Virgil Sweet, Covington

Ned Whitesell, Danville

 

Teams

Attica—2001 Boys basketball IHSAA Class A State Champions

Chrisman—1989 Boys Cross Country IHSA Class A State Champions

Chrisman—1989 Girls Cross Country       IHSA Class A State Champions

DACC—1991 Men’s Basketball      NJCAA Div. II National Champions

DACC—1994 Men’s Cross Country         NJCAA Div. II National Champions

DACC—1993 Women’s Cross Country    NJCAA Div. II National Champions

Danville—1982 Boys Golf      IHSA Class AA State Champions

Danville—1946 Boys Tennis  IHSA State Champions

Danville—1925 Boys Track & Field IHSA State Co-Champions

Fountain Central –1983 Football      IHSAA Class A State Champions

North Vermillion—2002 Girls Basketball  IHSAA Class A State Champions

Schlarman—1980 Football     IHSA Class 2A State Champions

Seeger—2004 Football  IHSAA Class A State Champions

Turkey Run—1996 Softball    IHSAA State Champions

Westville—1928 Football       Record 10-0 (unscored upon)

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/31/21

We are reporting six new cases today (one resident in their 70s, one in their 60s, one in their 40s, one in their 30s, one in their 20s, and one infant), and three released, which brings us to a total of 8,830 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 122 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently seven Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 241 active COVID cases in the county.

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to take advantage of our temporary influx of State resources, and to make appointments for our upcoming clinics.

Next week, we will hold a J & J clinic at the Fischer on Wednesday (April 7) , a second-dose Moderna clinic at the Fischer on Thursday (April 8), and a J & J clinic on Saturday (April 10.)

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Hoopeston Jaycee's to host Annual Easter Egg Hunt this weekend!

 

 

Come join the fun with thousands of eggs! Candy, prizes, and of course the Easter Bunny!

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: McFerren Park, Legion Shelter (south of Civic Center)
Ages: 0-4, 5-7, 8-10
FREE!

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/29/21

We are continuing to vaccinate with the Illinois National Guard and we received great news that they can stay longer than we had originally anticipated!  We are looking to schedule more pop up clinics throughout April and May!  Please spread the word that the phases for waiting are no longer mandated here in Vermilion County!!  There are opportunities through Carle (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information ), OSF (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/),  Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/) , the VA, and the pharmacies to get vaccinated here in Vermilion County!  We have had to open up our clinics to the whole state to get them filled!! There is no reason a person in Vermilion County who wants a vaccine cannot receive one.  We are in the lower end still in getting our community vaccinated. 

 

We received a shipment of Johnson and Johnson today and will have a clinic for just Johnson and Johnson on April 7th from 9-2 at the Fischer Theatre and on April 10th here at the Vermilion County Health Department from 9-12.  PLEASE share the Attached flyer for April 7th and information to your Vermilion County Residents, Workers, clients, etc!!!  I want this clinic to be for Vermilion County Residents and workers, but if we do not fill it up, I will open it up to the rest of the state by April 5th.  I will be sending out a similar flyer for the 10th date as soon as I receive the link from Juvare. 

 

Please SHARE with your Vermilion County clients, congregation, workers, staff, groups, etc.   Again, I am supplying the Voucher Code to our stakeholders only.  On our website, they will have to call for the voucher code, as I’m trying to make it a little easier for people to sign in for Vermilion County, but I know it will not stop some people.   Once we hit April 5th, I will add the voucher code to our website to make sure we get it full. 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.3% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.3% positivity rate

ICU availability – 44%

Patient increases – 4 out of the last 10 days

 

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of March 29th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  27,621
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  9,946
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  12.95%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  6,520
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  3,426

 

Vermilion County Case Counts – no updates today
Active Cases:  257
Hospitalizations:  5
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,786
Total Released / Recovered:  8,407
Total Deaths – 122

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Hoopeston Police Report 3/29/21

Stolen Auto, Theft (Over) Criminal Damage to Property (Over) H21-1215 2021-2324

Time: 08:35 AM

Location: 200 block N 9th Avenue

Complainant: 43 year old Rossville Woman

Arrested: Fouse, Gage M (M) (26) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time, complainant advised that her 2013 Chrysler 200 was stolen from the resident. The stolen car was located with the male who was taken into custody.

Gage was transported to HPD processed and then transferred to PSB Danville.

 

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H21-1248 2021-2402

Time: 10:52pm

Location: 300 blk E Maple

Arrested: Dennis Baker (40) (M) of Milford

Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. Baker while he was riding his bike without a

light. Upon investigation, methamphetamines was found on his person. He was

arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later transported to the PSB

in Danville to await arraignment.

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Carle and IDPH announce partnership for Danville Mall Vaccination Clinic

Hoopeston, Ill. — Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Vermilion County Public Health Department are offering COVID-19 vaccines at Village Mall in Danville.

 

Same day and limited walk-in appointments are now available until all available dosages are administered. Vaccine is available for those who live or work in Vermilion County who are currently eligible to receive vaccine.

 

“Walk-in appointments are available, but you may be assigned a time slot later in the day based on capacity. Those people would be asked to return 5 minutes before their time slot to accommodate social distancing,” Kimberly Franklin, MSN, patient care manager, said.

 

Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday, March 23 – Sunday, March 27 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Vermilion County vaccine clinics are held at Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL (inside the former Hallmark storefront). Please enter through the main mall entrance near Joann Fabrics.

To pre-register:

 

· Schedule online through MyCarle.com for the fastest service.

 

· Call (217) 902-6100. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time so we appreciate your patience.

 

· Sign up for text or phone notification when new appointments become available at carle.org.

 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

 

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.

 

Vermilion County is now vaccinating:

· Residents 18-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities

· Residents 65 or older in-person

And those who live or work in Vermilion County in these categories:

· Healthcare workers outlined in Phase 1a as those in hospital and non-hospital settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as those who care for a disabled family member.

 

· Essential workers defined as:

o Staff at licensed day care workers State of Illinois approved early childhood and licensed day cares and K-12 (public, private and parochial) schools.

o Grocery store: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.

o Food and Agriculture: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.

o Shelter/Adult Day Care

o Postal Service.

o Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers.

o Public Transit: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

Visit Carle.org for more information about vaccine eligibility.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule Update

 *   March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th will be for 2nd dose APPOINTMENTS ONLY that received their 1st doses at the Fischer.  After that, we will no longer have clinics at the Fischer.  If you are coming to receive your second dose, please bring a completely filled out consent form and prescreening form (for Fischer location only) with you and your vaccination card.  Links are at the end of the blue section.

 

Please read all requirements to receive a vaccine for all locations below.

 

New Locations have been Set!!    You must click on the following links to set up an appointment for the following locations.  Clinics are open to all who are 18 and older. If someone cannot make the appointments online, they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 beginning 3/10/2021 and someone will be able to assist them.  You can sign up with the previous links now.

Vermilion County Health Department

COVID19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule

Appointments Highly Recommended

Intended for those who Work or Live in Vermilion County

 

Vermilion Regional Airport:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/   (This is a Drive Thru event and will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.  If cancelled, you will need to choose from the other dates provided as there will be no back-up location)   – Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCO8U82

  *   March 25th – 8am-3pm
  *   March 26th – 8am-3pm
  *   March 27th – 8am-3pm

DACC at Bremer :  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/
Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCOVWKF

  *   March 22nd – 8am-3pm
  *   March 24th – 8am – 3pm

New Life  – https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/798f01ec-72f5-4ec4-bd30-ed812003220b
Voucher Code:  NEWLIFE1419

  *   March 24th – 8am-3pm

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ecef62ee-c855-4958-8a94-7172b3f75a6d
Voucher Code:  STMARYS2021

  *   March 24th – 8am-3pm

  *   PLEASE, if you have an appointment, please DO NOT come more than 5 minutes before your appointment.

PLEASE READ:

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

  1.  Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.
  2.  If this is your 2nd dose, bring your vaccine card back with you.
  3.  If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant or breastfeeding ,  you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.
  4.  *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.
  5.  If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.
  6.  If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  7.  If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.
  8.  If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  9.  If you recently received your 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot get your second dose until 28 days after your 1st dose.
  10. If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your first dose, the only vaccine we are administering at this point is Moderna and you will NOT be able to get your second dose here.
  11. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.

  *   Moderna Covid 19 Consent Form (CLICK HERE FOR FORM) – UPDATED VERSION 2/8/21
  *   Moderna Pre-Vaccination-Screening-Form (this has the screening questions and information about each question) – page 2 is blank for printing purposes. (CLICK HERE for form)
  *   Fact Sheet for Moderna COVID19 Vaccine
  *   Fact Sheet for Johnson and Johnson COVID19 Vaccine
  *   Fact Sheet for Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine

Other Locations you can receive a vaccine:

  *   Carle – Call 217-902-6100 to make an appointment or go to Carle’s Website for locations and online sign-ups
  *   OSF – Go to OSF’s Website for locations and online sign-ups.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 3/18/21

We are reporting 14 new cases today (one resident in their 80s, one in their 60s, one in their 50s, one in their 40s, three in their 30s, two in their 20s, three grade-school-aged children, and one toddler), and 9 released, which brings us to a total of 8,718 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a man in his 70s.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.  We have lost a total of 122 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently four Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 263 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 110,032 negative test results.

We vaccinated 160 people at our clinic at DACC today.  We will have a vaccination clinic at the Fischer Theatre tomorrow, and then will have outdoor drive-through clinics at the Airport on Friday and Saturday.

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to take advantage of this temporary influx of State resources.  In addition to healthcare providers and pharmacies, adults can receive vaccinations at our clinics by clicking on the registration link at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>  or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

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