The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10: WHAT: Serious Injury Traffic Crash with Road Closure WHERE: Route 136 at the intersection of Champaign County 1200 East WHEN: May 29, 2017 at 3:57 am VEHICLES: Unit 1: Blue 2000 Chevrolet 1500 Pick-up Unit 2: Gray 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix DRIVERS: Unit 1: Breanna Evhon Maple 20 Years Old, Armstrong, IL Unit 2: Ashley J. Bode 28 Years Old, Gibson City, IL PASSENGERS: None PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the driver of the blue Chevrolet pick-up, Unit 1, failed to stop at the stop sign on Champaign County 1200 East as she was traveling northbound. The Gray Pontiac, Unit 2, was traveling eastbound on Route 136 when Unit 1 failed to stop at the stop sign pulling in front of unit 2. Unit 2 struck unit 1 causing both units to leave the roadway. The driver of unit 1 was ejected from the vehicle. Both drivers suffered serious injuries none appear to be life threating. TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit 1 was transported by Air Life to area hospital. Driver of unit 2 was transported by ambulance to area hospital SEATBELTS: Driver of unit 1 was not wearing a seatbelt. Driver of unit 2 was wearing seatbelt CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Disobeying a traffic control device and Failure to wear seatbelt. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(DANVILLE, IL) – Fun and excitement are what’s in store for Danville Dans fans this season. From our traditional Poster Night to Christmas in July, the Dans have something for everyone.
The 2017 season – the 30th year of collegiate summer league baseball in Danville – kicks off on Tuesday, May 30 against division rivals Quincy Gems with our Opening Night Two-Buck Tuesday Bash. Fans could win concession coupons, t-shirts, or ticket for future games.
Fireworks will be in the air at a record six games this season. The first will be Friday, June 2, sponsored by Danville Township. There will also be fireworks on June 10, June 17, July 4, July 8 and August 4.
Superheroes and Princesses Night returns on Thursday, June 15. All children age 12 and under dressed as their favorite princess or superhero will get in the game free. “Adults are also invited to get into the spirit, with those in costume able to purchase a special $2 ticket for the night,” said Dans promotion coordinator Mary Ellen Fricke. “We’ll also have a parade of our Superheroes and Princesses during the game.”
The Dans will again be having our Paint the Park Pink Night on Saturday, June 17. This event supports the New Horizon Breast Cancer Support Group. Everyone wearing pink will get $2 off their gate admission, and there will be a balloon release prior to the game.
The City of Danville will honor those married 50 or more years on Wednesday, June 21.
Bark in the Park returns on Thursday, June 29. “We had a lot of fun with the dogs at the park the last three years,” said Fricke. Fans bringing their dogs will get in for half-price ($3).
And our annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Night will be held on Friday, June 30. “All veterans and active military get in for free on that night,” Fricke said.
This year the Dans will have a home game with fireworks on Tuesday, July 4, another of our nine Two-Buck Tuesdays this season. “There’s nothing better that baseball and a hot dog for $2 each on our nation’s birthday,” noted Fricke. Other activities, including fireworks after the game, are being planned.
Additonal fun nights will be a Girls Night Out on Thursday, July 6, a Fighting Illini Night on Saturday, July 8, a Pajama Party on Thursday, July 13, and the Colts in Motion Fan Experience trailer outside the stadium on Tuesday, July 18. Also returning this season are Team Poster Night on July 21, McPack the Place Night on July 22, and Rock the Park Night with the Chicago Blackhawks Band on Sunday, July 30.
And the Dans play a home game on Tuesday, July 25, “so we’re going to celebrate Christmas in July,” Fricke said. Santa will throw out a first pitch, and fans are encouraged to donate new toys for the local Toys for Tots program.
The Danville Dans are a founding member of the Prospect League, one of the premier college summer leagues in the nation. Baseball players from across America come to Danville to improve their fielding skills and batting with wood bats. The Dans currently have six former players in the majors, with an additional 21 that have worn a MLB uniform.
Fans can find complete details on the team’s Facebook page or website, www.DanvilleDans.com.
Details: While on patrol officers identified the above subject who was known to have a warrant. She was arrested on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant, transported to HPD, and later extradited to Iroquois County.
Details: Officers were dispatched to Dollar General in reference to items being taken from the store. Officers later located the juvenile, charged him with the above, transported him to HPD where he was later released to a parent.
Battery, Criminal Damage to Property (Under)H17-1580
Location: 300 blk N 3rd St
Complainant: 22 year old Wellington male
Arrested: Ryan Nosler (22) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the lobby of the police department where the
complainant advised that an altercation had occurred at the above location
with Mr. Nosler. Subject had allegedly punched out the window of the truck
complainant was in. Mr. Nosler came up to the police station to give his side of
the story, and officers noticed cuts to his hand and forearm. Mr. Nosler was
arrested, processed and later released after paying appropriate bond.
Location:301 W Main, Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested:Joseph Musk (33) of Hoopeston
Details:Subject turned himself in on an outstanding Ford County warrant for
residential burglary. He was extradited to Ford County.
Location:623 N Dixie Hwy, Ford of Hoopeston
Details:An employee of Ford of Hoopeston found a silver bike behind the shop.
Owner can identify and claim at HPD.
Criminal Damage to Property (Under)H17-1601
Time: 4:07 pm
Location: 300 blk N Seventh Ave
Complainant: 47 year old Hoopeston female
Details:HPD officers responded to the above location after complainant advised that her swimming pool had been cut with a knife. Investigation continues.
Motor Vehicle TheftH17-1611
Date & Time:May 21, 2017 7:57am
Location:600 blk S 3rd Street
Complainant:43 year old Hoopeston male
Details:While on patrol officer came across a car out in the middle of
a field near 4000 North Road. After contacting owner of
vehicle, he advised it was stolen sometime over the night.
Motor Vehicle TheftH17-1612
Date & Time:May 21, 2017 12:31pm
Location:400 blk W Maple
Complainant:37 year old Hoopeston man
Details:Complainant reported that sometime during the prior evening
unknown subject(s) took his Gry Hyundai SUV without his
Location:400 Block E Honeywell
Arrested:Jason A Kinnard (40) of Hoopeston
Details:While on patrol, HPD Officers came in contact with Kinnard. After running a computer check, two outstanding warrants were confirmed. 1 out of Iroquois County for a traffic offense, and a 2nd out of Tippecanoe Co, IN for a domestic offense. He was taken to HPD, processed and then transported to the PSB to await extradition.
Fire Call/Illegal Burn (City Ordinance)H17-1616
Location:300 Blk W Chestnut
NTA Issued:Trinidad R Hernandez Jr (44) of Hoopeston
Details:HFD responded to the area for the report of a house on fire. Upon arrival, it was found to be an illegal burn outside. Hernandez was transported to HPD, processed and released after being given a city citation & court date.
Driving While License Suspended, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Methamphetamine H17-1617
Date & Time:May 21, 2017 7:54pm
Location:Main St/Market St
Arrested:Dakota J Hanlin (25) of Hoopeston
Arrested:Tasha Uppinghouse (26) of Hoopeston
Arrested:Aaron Cannon (25) of Hoopeston
Details:While on a routine traffic stop computer check revealed Mr. Hanlin did not have a valid Illinois drivers license. Upon investigation subjects were charged with the above, taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB.
Details: Colunga turned himself into HPD on an outstanding Vermilion County
warrant for Failure to Appear. Warrants were confirmed and he was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.
IMPROPER LANE USAGE, DISOBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE, AGG FLEE/ALUDE, OP UNINSURED VEHICLE H17-1498
Date & Time: May 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Location: W Main St/S Third St
Arrested: Jacob P Johnson (33) of Cissna Park
Details: While HPD was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on subject, subject fled from HPD and pursued into Iroquois Co where he was later apprehended and charged with the above. Subject was released to Iroquois Co.
Details: “Lucy” a female Rottweiler has been running loose, she was found to be not current on shots and/or registration tags. Owner was issued citation and order to comply with required registration laws. Court set for Hoopeston City Court.
As part of National Small Business Week, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Danville Area Community College recognized nine small Vermilion County businesses in five categories for their work. National Small Business Week, this year Apr. 30 – May 6, is a week designated by the President each year since 1963 to honor the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs.
The Small Business Stars Awards Breakfast was held on May 4 the Danville Country Club. The award categories focus on the various stages of business growth from those businesses that are in their first two years of operation to those who have operated 10 years or more.
Carol Nichols, executive director of the Illinois SBDC at DACC, said, “Business ownership requires a commitment to long hours, hard work and personal investment. Small businesses not only provide a living for their owners, but also their employees and provide needed goods and services to the communities they serve. All deserve our recognition and thanks. This year, we recognize these nine special small business stars.”
Legacy Award - Milford Family Restaurant (Milford) and Russell Leigh & Associates (Hoopeston, Watseka, Gibson City and Cissna Park)
Torch Award - Danville Omni Kolor (Danville)
Small Business of the Year Award - Mad Goat Coffee (Danville), Frozie’s Fat Calf Frozen Yogurt (Danville), Sonny’s Corner Café & Pizzeria (Sidell)
Small Business Start-Up of the Year - Lifted Up Balloon Designs Party Store & Café Express (Danville), and Shovelhead Saloon (Danville)
Entrepreneur of the Year – April Jones/Learn & Lead Academy (Hoopeston)
The Illinois SBDC at DACC honors area small businesses annually. Nominations may be submitted throughout the year by mail at 2000 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Illinois Small Business Development Center is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Danville Area Community College. The center provides no-cost one-on-one business consulting services and low-cost workshops to small businesses throughout Community College District 507.
DANVILLE, IL.- Julius W. Hegeler II is gifting $3,000,000 to the David S. Palmer Arena, to build a new “Ice Center” entrance on the south side of the facility and for the replacement of the Civic Center’s aging ice machinery. At the Arena’s recent Board Retreat, the session opened with a letter from Julius W. Hegeler II confirming the $3Million bequest.
“The ice machinery is a decade past its lifetime expectancy.” states General Manager, Peter Blackmon. “We’re well beyond the routine repairs stage and the price of Freon for a system like ours has gone up exponentially. Mr. Hegeler’s gift acknowledges the civic center’s 37 year history of offering ice programming to our community; something which separates us from other communities our size.” Blackmon added.
The Arena was awarded a grant from the State of Illinois in August of 2014 with the funds just now being distributed. The $850,000 is to go towards much needed roof repair, renovations and upgrades and would leave little, if anything, for the ice machinery and additional construction. The funding by Julius W. Hegeler II would help maintain ice programming for years to come.
The gift is to be made once Julius W. Hegeler II “folds his wings”. “It is unfortunate, and I’m certain this applies to so many of his gifts throughout the community, that he won’t get to see the fruits of his generosity, which for us is a new beginning” finished Blackmon
ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Jacob P. Pitts, 35, of St. Anne for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs.
On May 1, 2017 at approximately 11:18 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle with only one headlight illuminated. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jacob Pitts. Pitts showed signs of alcohol and drug impairment. Pitts was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing. Pitts was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs. Pitts was also issued citations for improper lighting, driver’s license not on person, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.
ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Carolyn M. Madden, 53, of Oak Forest; Ervin L. Brown, 52, of Chicago for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
On April 28, 2017 at approximately 4:30 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on I-57 northbound at mile post 288.5. The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Carolyn Madden. Madden showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing. Madden was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended. Madden was also issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper lane usage.
On April 28, 2017 at approximately 11:03 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle driving all over the roadway. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Ervin Brown. Brown showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing. Brown was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol.
Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department.
Details: The cited person owns a dog that is known by Paco, who was observed running loose without its owner. Paco was followed back to the residence and the owner was informed of a citation to follow. Court set for Hoopeston City Court.
Illegal Squealing of Tires, No Proof of Insurance H17-1290
Time: 1:05 pm
Location: Cornjerker Way/S Sixth Street
Cited: Beverage, Branden N (27) (M) of Carlock Illinois
Details: Officer observed Black Chevy Pickup truck take off from the intersection above at a high rate of speed with his tires squealing from rapid acceleration. The driver was stopped and issued the citation on the charges listed above.