WHPO Blog Archives for 2019-07

Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/30/19

Fire Call (HFD)

Time:          3:32 pm

Location:    900 block E Main Street

Details:       HFD, HPD, Arrow Ambulance all dispatched to the area for investigation of smoke filling a residence.    Investigation turned out to be burnt food on the stove.  Fire Department vented the house with large exhaust fans after the fire was put out.  No Report of damages or injuries from the call. 

 

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia      H19-4068             V19-6320

Time:          6:44pm

Location:    700 block of N. 3rd St

Arrested:     George Elpers (37) of Milford

Arrested:     Amanda Bonior (28) of Manteno

Details:       HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that Elpers was driving and Bonior was a passenger. During the investigation Elpers was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, and Bonior was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Both subjects were charged with the above, taken to HPD, where they were processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/29/19

Warrant Arrest                                H19-4018             V19-6216

Time:          2:21am

Location:    200 Block of E. Main St

Arrested:     Morgan Johnson (F) (21) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officer checked out with Johnson after knowing she had an outstanding

                   Vermilion Co warrant.  After confirmation, subject was arrested and taken

                   to HPD to be processed.  She was later transported to the PSB in Danville in

                   lieu of bond. 

 

 

 

Theft from Business                         H19-4021

Time:                    2:45 pm

Location:              1030 W Chestnut Street,

Complainant:        Jerry’s IGA of Hoopeston

Arrested:               Jennifer M Watkins (34) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:                 At the above time, HPD was requested for a female who was taking items from the Deli area and had left the store without paying.   Female later came to HPD and surrendered herself for processing on the above charge.   She was processed and released on Notice to Appear court date set for Hoopeston City Court. 

 

 

Warrant Arrest                                H19-4028

Time:          6:24 am

Location:    200 Block of N. 6TH Avenue

Arrested:     Gage M Fouse (M) (25) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officer checked out with the subject at the above location, a computer check revealed Fouse had an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant (2019CM112)

                   Subject was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later picked up by an Iroquois County deputy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrant Arrest             H19-4032   V19-6237

Time:          8:41pm

Location:    Orange St/2nd Ave

Arrested:     Tierra Kelly (F) (23) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with one headlight out. A computer check revealed the above subject to have an active warrant out of Ford County (19-178)   Kelly was taken to HPD, where she was processed and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.

 

 

 

Possession of Cannabis (City Ordinance)            H19-4033

Time:          9:04pm

Location:    800 block of S. Dixie Hwy

Arrested:     Donald Jessie (40) of Milford

Details:       While on a traffic stop Mr. Jessie was found to be in possession of cannabis.

                   Mr. Jessie was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later released with a NTA in Hoopeston City Court.

 

Violation of Order Protection                    H19-4040 

Time:             2:16pm

Location:       400 blk E Young Av

Complainant:  28 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        Randy Gay (27) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:          HPD officers were called in reference to a violation of order protection.  After

                      an investigation, Mr. Gay 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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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/27/19

 

 

Disobeying Police (City Ordinance)           H19-4011

Time:          8:07pm

Location:    300 block of W. Main St

Arrested:     Rafael Rezendous (34) Hoopeston male

Details:       Officers were called to the above in reference to a civil dispute. Rezendous refused to cooperate with police and was arrested.

                   He was processed, and later released with a city citation and court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/25/19

Fraud                            H19-3955

Time:             11:55am

Location:       600 blk W Washington St

Complainant:  37 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD in reference to unknown subject(s) opening an

                      account in her name.  An investigation continues.

 

Disorderly Conduct (city citation)             H19-3956

Time:             12:09pm

Location:       500 blk E Main St

Complainant:  38 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        Janelle Boyle (27) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD after she saw Ms. Boyle outside of her residence

                      without any clothes.  After an investigation, subject was arrested and taken to

                      HPD to be processed.  She was later released with a city citation and court date.

 

Criminal Damage to Property                   H19-3960

Time:             13:03pm

Location:        500 blk N 7th Av

Complainant:  55 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          HPD was called to the above location for the report of a broken window.  An

                      investigation continues. 

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Danville man who spent 23 years on death row for 1980 murders dies in prison

A Danville man whose death sentence was commuted in 2003 by then-Gov. George Ryan has died from medical issues while in prison.

Charles Silagy, 69, died this month while in custody, said Lindsey Hess of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Silagy had been in prison since 1980 — spending about 23 of those years on death row — for the murder of his girlfriend and her sister.

Five days after the two women’s bodies were discovered on Valentine’s Day morning, Silagy confessed.

He told investigators that he began choking girlfriend Cheryl Block, 32, in the truck as they drove home from a strip club where they’d gotten into an argument. After stopping the truck and continuing to beat, kick, then stab her with a pocketknife, he left her body and returned to the trailer the two shared with Ms. Block's sister, Anne "Marty" Waters, 29, and stabbed her to death as well.

A Vermilion County jury convicted Silagy of the crimes five months later.

Nearly 40 years since his conviction, Silagy was an inmate at the Pontiac Correctional Center when he was pronounced dead at OSF Saint James Medical Center in town, according to Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson.

Watson said the cause of death was “medical.”

Silagy had been one of the state’s longest residents of death row in January 2003, when Ryan commuted the sentences of 157 inmates scheduled to die. Eight years later, former Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois.

Silagy was originally sentenced to die three years after Illinois reinstated its death penalty in 1977. His execution by electric chair was scheduled for Nov. 7, 1980.

Though he had fired the public defenders representing him after his conviction and asked the jury to sentence him to death, he eventually changed his mind in prison and filed legal documents to have his conviction overturned.

Over the next 20 years, Silagy’s post-conviction case was heard in various court hearings but ultimately ended with him still on death row three years before Ryan’s commutation of his sentence.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/22/19

Driving While License Suspended   H19-3891

Time:          2:24 AM

Location:    400 Blk S Dixie Highway

Arrested:     Darren M Wood (35) of Paxton

Details:       Officers conducted a traffic stop after observing Mr. Wood driving. A computer

                   check confirmed that Wood was driving with a suspended license. Wood was

                   taken to HPD, where he was charged, processed, and later released with a NTA in

                   traffic court.

 

False Display of Registration           H19-3900

Time:          7:26 PM

Location:    McFerren Park

Arrested:     Timothy P Bryan (24) of Ambia, IN

Details:       Officers conducted a traffic stop after a computer check revealed the displayed

                   plate on the vehicle did not match the vehicle Mr. Bryan was driving.  A computer

                   check additionally revealed that Bryan was driving while license suspended. 

                   Bryan also had no proof of insurance. Bryan was transported to HPD, where he

                   was charged, processed, and later released with a NTA in traffic court.

 

 

Fraud                   H19-3899

Time:          7:10pm

Location:    1030 W. Chestnut St (IGA)

Details:       Officers were called to the above in reference to a counterfeit $100 bill.

Investigation continues.

                  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/20/19

Traffic Accident (Hit & Run)           H19-3866     V19-5972

Time:          03:58 am

Location:    W Chestnut Street/S Dixie Highway

Unit 1:                  Unknown Fled Scene  

Property Damage:           Ameren Illinois Power Light Pole and Lighting Head

Details:       At the time of the report suspect vehicle struck the light pole and breaking it off at ground level.  Suspect Vehicle fled north on Dixie Highway.   Damage estimate from Ameren Illinois is around $3,000 dollars or more to replace pole and light fixture. 

 

**Update Accident Report** Arrest

Time:          09:52 AM

Location of Custody:      300 block W Penn Street

Arrested:     13 year old Male Juvenile of Hoopeston

Details:        At the above time and location the juvenile was located and taken into custody for the accident.  Theft (Over) charge, Resisting Arrest, No Valid Driver’s License, Leaving the scene of Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed.  The Male was processed at HPD and later transferred to JDC Danville

 

 

Driving with No Valid Illinois License       H19-3880

Time:          5:28 PM

Location:    511 W Main St

Arrested:     Andrew Cordova (24) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers conducted a traffic stop after observing Mr. Colunga driving. A computer

                   check confirmed that Colunga was driving with no valid license. Colunga was

                   taken to HPD, where he was charged, processed, and later released with a NTA in

                   traffic court.

 

 

Traffic Accident   H19-3878

Time:                    2:22pm

Location:              400 block of N. Dixie Hwy

Unit #1:                 2014 Semi driven by Alvin Lynn of Citrus Springs FL

Property Damage: Ameren Power Pole

Details:                 The driver of Unit #1 took a right turn onto W. McCracken. Throughout the turn the trailer caught the powerline causing damage. No injuries reported. No citations issued. Unit was insured.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/19/19

Criminal Damage to Property (Vehicle)                       H19-3831

Time:             4:36am

Location:       500 blk E Main St

Complainant:  23 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          HPD officers were called to the area in reference to criminal damage to the

                      complainant’s vehicle by unknown subject(s).  An investigation continues.

 

 Criminal Damage to Property (Vehicle)                       H19-3834

Time:             4:36am

Location:       500 blk E Main St

Complainant:  22 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          HPD officers were called to the area in reference to criminal damage to the

                      complainant’s vehicle by unknown subject(s).  An investigation continues.

 

Criminal Damage to Property (Vehicle)                       H19-3837

Time:             08:40 AM

Location:       200 blk N 4th Street

Complainant:  23 year old Hoopeston Male

Details:           HPD officers were called to the area in reference to criminal damage to the

                      complainant’s vehicle by unknown subject(s).  An investigation continues.

 

Dogs Running at Large (City Ord)

Time:          08:50 am

Location:    400 block E Washington Street

Cited:          Strawser, Bridget B (F) (25) of Hoopeston

Details:       Ms. Strawser was issued a city ticket and court date after her dogs were found

                   running loose.

 

Traffic Accident                                         H19-3851

Time:          6:03pm

Location:    101 W Main Street Tedd’s Beverages

Unit #1:       2003 Chevrolet 4D driven by Israel Layden (17) (M) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2007 Kia 4D driven by Lauren Sheppard (18) (F) of Milford

Details:       Unit #1 was exiting the drive up area of Tedd’s Home Beverage and pulled in

                   front of Unit #2 who was eastbound on Main St.  EMS was called for minor

                   injuries.  Unit #2 was insured and Unit #1 was ticketed for Operating Uninsured

                   Vehicle. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/18/19

Possession of Methamphetamines with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Controlled Substance, Driving While License Suspended, Operating Vehicle with Expired Registration Sticker                         H19-3809    V19-5904

Time:          08:20 AM

Location:    200 W Maple Street

Arrested:     Hamby, Cherrica (F) (30) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle Ms. Hamby was driving for a traffic violation.  After an investigation, she was arrested on the above charges and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Warrant Arrest                                H19-3821

Time:          5:40pm

Location:    100 blk W Main St

Arrested:     Roger Arms (M) (35) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Arms was a passenger in for a traffic

                   violation.  A computer check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant through

                   Vermilion County.  He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was

                   later released after posting bond and given a new court date.

 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/17/19

Fire Call

Time:          8:24pm

Location:    500 blk E Thompson Av

Details:       HFD was called to the above location for the report of arcing power lines.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/13/19

Warrant Arrest                       H19-3735

Time:          12:50 AM

Location:    1022 W Penn St. (Casey’s)

Arrested:     Noel L. Swartz (24) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officer observed Swartz at Casey’s and, after confirming she had an Iroquois

                   County warrant, officers arrested subject and transported to HPD where she was

                   processed and later picked up by an Iroquois County deputy.

                   

 

CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATION                    H19-3744

Time:          13:00

Location:    400 E Penn Street

Cited:          Weigand, Chrystal G (F) (36) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above Time the cited person was issued a Notice to Appear on City Ordinance Violation of Junk Vehicle on the property. 

 

 

CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATION                    H19-3746

Time:          13:00

Location:    200 E Main Street

Cited:          Stephens, Amy (F) (45)  of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above Time the cited person was issued a Notice to Appear on City Ordinance Violation for Weeds on the property. 

 

 

BURGLARY TO VEHICLE, VERMILION COUNTY WARRANT (2017CM0515)

Time:          2:07 PM                H19-3746   V19-5756

Location:              801 E Orange St. Hoopeston, Carle Clinic

Complainant:        45 year old Rantoul Woman

Arrested:              Perez, Mona Lisa L (F) (43) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time the complainant reported to HPD that the person was in her vehicle ransacked it.   Suspect was later located at her home, and was taken into custody on the above Charge, and Charged with the Vermilion County Warrant for FTA on Domestic Battery 2017CM0515  $3000 10% plus $75 dollars cash FTA Fee after being transported to PSB Danville to be processed.

 

 

 

 

Keys Found

Set of Semi Keys were found and turned into HPD     Owner may claim them.

 

 

Trespassing (City Ord)                     H19-3736

Time of Call:                  01:05 AM

Location:              300 S Market Street Hoopeston

Complainant:        36 year old Hoopeston Woman

Cited:                   Coon, Timothy E Jr. (M) (41) of Hoopeston

Details:       Hoopeston Police responded to report of disturbance of a male and female.  Hoopeston Officers determined that the subject had been told not to return to the property and he was cited for the above charge,    Hoopeston City Court date was set to appear.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/9/19

Restraint of Dog by Owner,

Time of Call          1:45 pm

Date of Call:         July 6th, 2019

Location:              800 block S 2nd Avenue

Cited:                   Gray, Carrie (F) (45) of Hoopeston

Details:                 While Rex the dog was in the care of Ms. Gray the dog bolted from her control and entered another property.  No report of Injuries to another dog or any injuries to humans. Citation issued for Hoopeston City Court for August.

 

 

Residential Burglary               H19-3637

Time:                    11:47pm

Location:              500 block of S. 6th ave  

Complainant:        (37) year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered that multiple items had been taken from her residence. Investigation continues.

 

 

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UPDATE: Iroquois County Plane Crash

On July 5th, 2019 at approximately 1:58 pm Iroquois County Sheriffs Police along with Ashkum, Chebanse Twp. , Otto Twp., Beaverville, Aroma Park Fire and Riverside EMS responded to an aircraft accident which had occurred in a wheat field near 1561 E. and 3300 N. Rd rural Chebanse.

The 1981, Beech, A36, fixed wing, single engine air craft owned and piloted by Raymond P- Jakubiak from Naperville ll. was traveling from Nashville Tn. to the Chicago area. Jakubiak had two passengers on board Wrenne M. Jakubiak from Naperville and Dorothy C. Stockard from Hermitage Tennessee,

Jakubiak began to experience engine trouble and attempted to locate an area to make an emergency landing. Jakubiak attempted to land in a wheat field North West of 1561 E. 3300 N, Rd- rural Chebanse. Jakubiak aircraft received damage while landing and subsequently caught fire

Raymond Jakubiak sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital and was later transferred to Loyola Hospital. Wrenne M. Jakubiak was transported to Riverside Medical Center where she was treated and later released. Stockard who received more extensive injuries was transported to Riverside Medical Center then transferred to Loyola where she later succumbed to her injuries.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/6-7/7/19

Warrant Arrest                                H19-3629             V19-5556

Time:          8:41pm

Location:    500 blk S 6th Ave

Arrested:     Darren Wood (M) (34) of Paxton

Details:       HPD officer checked out with Mr. Wood after knowing he had an outstanding

                   Ford Co warrant.  After confirming information, subject was arrested and taken

                   to HPD to be processed.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville in

                   lieu of bond. 

 

 

Criminal Damage to Property          H19-3634

Time:                    11:48pm

Location:              700 block of S. 1st Ave

Complainant:        (35) year Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered damage had been done to her residence. Investigation continues.    

 

Warrant Arrest                       H19-3649             V19-5583

Time:          5:08pm

Location:    400 blk E Honeywell

Arrested:     Bailee Cannon (F) (19) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of Ms. Cannon

                   on the property after being trespassed.  A computer check revealed that she

                   had an outstanding Vermilion Co warrant.  She was arrested and taken to HPD

                   to be processed.  She was later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

 

 

 

 

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Plane Crash in Iroquois County

On July 5th , 2019 at approx. 1:58pm, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police, along with Chebanse Twp. Fire, Otto Twp, Fire, Beaverville Fire, Aroma Park Fire, and Riverside EMS were dispatched to a field nodhwest of the intersection of Co. Rd. 3300N and 1600E, in rural Chebanse, IL in reference to a plane crash with injuries. According to police reports, a single engine plane, carrying 3 occupants, crashed in a wheat field southeast of Chebanse, IL. Upon arrival of EMS, the occupants were transported to Riverside Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, IL. The extent of the injuries is unknown as of press time. The crash scene is under investigation with the Iroquois County Sheriffs Department and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Illinois State Police also assisted with the scene,

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Traffic Accident (PD)                       H19-3596

Time:          11:50 AM

Location:    600 block E Thompson Avenue Hoopeston

Unit 1:         2016 Ford Truck Owned by City of Hoopeston, driven by Stephen E Neal (M) (52)

Unit 2:         2007 VW driven by Philip S Nogle (M) (42) of Hoopeston

Details:        HPD was called to investigate a traffic accident that occurred in the area.   Both units insured, no tickets issued, no report of injuries time of report. 

 

Fire Call

Time:          10:38pm

Location:    700 blk Judson

Details:       HFD was called out to the report of power lines down.  Nothing located.

 

Driving While License Suspended             H19-3612

Time:          11:37pm

Location:    Orange/Market

Arrested:     Debra Torres (F) (49) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Ms. Torres was driving for a traffic

                   infraction.  A computer check revealed that subject had a suspended driver’s

                   license.  She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later

                   released with a citation and traffic court date.

 

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DANVILLE CASINO PLANS ON TRACK

With the deadline to submit casino-development plans to the Illinois Gaming Board quickly approaching, city officials say they are poised and ready to send a request for proposals to casino operators all over the country early Wednesday.

“This process for any type of project would normally take six to 12 months, so this is really condensed,” said Vicki Haugen, CEO and president of Vermilion Advantage.

Senate Bill 690, signed into law Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, creates licenses for six new land-based casinos across Illinois, including a license for Danville, and also legalizes sports wagering and expands video gambling in the state. It’s all part of an effort to generate revenue for a $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital plan that will pay for fixing roads, bridges, railways, universities, state facilities and other infrastructure.

Since the state Legislature approved an expansion of gambling last month, Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and Haugen have been working behind the scenes to get ready, knowing that the 120-day deadline would begin with the governor’s signature.

“For the Danville license, it’s not a bad thing. We want to move quickly anyway, because of Terre Haute,” Haugen said, referring to plans in Indiana for a possible casino roughly an hour drive southeast of Danville.

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In preparation, Williams and Haugen secured the services of developer Dave Cocagne, whose Chicago-based business Vermilion Development, which started in Danville, is involved in major developments in the Windy City and downstate, including projects on the University of Illinois campus.

Haugen said Cocagne knows this kind of development too, has contacts in the casino industry and can guide the city through this quick three-month process.

“Because of that short window, the learning curve is way too short,” Haugen said. “This can’t be a novice’s game. You need someone who knows what they are doing.”

With Cocagne’s guidance, Williams and Haugen have already assembled the city’s request for proposals, which they are calling a “solicitation of interest,” that will go out Wednesday with a three-week deadline for casino developers to submit applications.

At tonight’s Danville City Council meeting, Cocagne and Haugen will make a presentation about the solicitation, which basically spells out what Danville wants in an initial application from developers.

The presentation will include possible locations for a Danville casino, Haugen said, explaining that with such a short timeline for pulling together a proposal, a shovel-ready site that’s already zoned properly, for example, is imperative.

That shortens the list of possible sites, especially when access to and visibility from Interstate 74 will be important for the casino, she said.

“That’s always been important, but now with Terre Haute in the mix, it’s even more important,” she said.

Williams has assembled a steering committee of city officials and local business representatives — who will be announced at tonight’s meeting — that will help choose a developer.

Once a developer is chosen, it will work with the city on a final casino development plan, which must be submitted to the Illinois Gaming Board for approval by the end of October.

“They will just help us through the whole procurement process,” Williams said of the steering committee, adding that it’s currently in the process of creating an evaluation matrix to help assess proposals from developers.

Haugen said a key aspect in choosing a developer is determining what it can offer in addition to a casino, explaining that it’s important that the development be an entertainment venue that incorporates more than just gambling. She said it would be good to see a plan that supports and parallels the strengths of the community, like the David S. Palmer Arena or the Fischer Theatre, which is currently being restored.

Based on calls and e-mails that Haugen and Williams have already received, Haugen said she believes there will be multiple parties interested in a Danville casino license, although she anticipates the big players, like Harrah’s, will be focusing on the Chicago license.

“But there are lots of regional operators, and so we feel that’s probably the type of operator who will be interested in the smaller communities,” she said.

Williams said with the steering committee and a plan for choosing a developer both in place, he feels comfortable with where they are as this whole process is beginning.

“It’s exciting,” he said.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE URGES SAFE TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY PERIOD

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy would like to remind motorists to drive sober or designate a sober driver while celebrating the July 4th holiday period. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) remains the number one cause of fatal crashes during Independence Day celebrations. Additionally, speeding, distracted driving, and not wearing a seatbelt are the other main causes of personal injury and fatal crashes. Troopers will be doing their part to keep the roadway safe by watching for impaired, distracted, and reckless drivers. 
The ISP encourages those at celebrations involving alcohol to avoid impaired driving altogether. The following tips will help you avoid tragedy: 
? Designate a sober driver or arrange for alternate transportation before the celebration begins. ? If you are impaired, utilize a cab service, rideshare service, take public transportation, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely. ? If you see what appears to be an impaired driver on the road, call 911. ? If you are aware someone is about to operate a motor vehicle while impaired, take their keys and help make arrangements to get them to their destination safely.  
 
“Independence Day is celebrated nationwide. In an effort to keep our roadways safe, Illinois State Police District 21 Officers will provide increased patrols, targeting on violations associated with injury or fatal crashes. By increasing visibility and enforcement efforts, District 21 Officers hope to assist in ensuring Independence Day celebrations are safe and memorable, ” added Captain Harsy. 
 
During this holiday period, ISP Troopers will focus their efforts on enforcing Fatal-4 violations: DUI, Speeding, Seatbelts and Distracted Driving, which are all contributing factors to traffic crash related fatalities.   

 
 Speeding increases your chances of losing control of a vehicle and reduces the reaction time to respond to potential hazards.  Drive the speed limit and pass only when it’s safe to do so.  
 
Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and off the cell phone.  Illinois law prohibits the use of any electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.  Hands-free or Bluetooth Technology is allowed for persons over the age of 18.  Avoid other common distractions such as, eating, adjusting music or controls, and tending to children or pets. 
Buckle up.  It is the law, and it may save your life if you are in a crash.  
The ISP would also like to remind the public to proceed with caution when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with their lights activated or any stationary vehicle with their hazards lights on.  Move over if you can do so safely and slow down. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/3/19

Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property          H19-3525

Time:          08:11 am

Location:    500 S 6th Avenue, Parkview Court of Vermilion County Housing Authority

Arrestee:     Cannon, Bailee E L (F) (19) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time, the arrestee was observed on the property of Vermilion County Housing Authority of Park View Court, which was barred from entering or being present upon. Female was transported HPD where she was processed and then release after posting bond. 

 

 

Possession of Meth; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia          H19-3541   V19-5420

Time:          6:41pm

Location:    8th Ave/Penn St

Arrested:     Jacky Coffey (45) of Hoopeston

Details:       While officers were on a traffic stop Mr. Coffey was found to be in possession of Meth and Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Coffey was taken to HPD, charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/2/19

Traffic Accident (PD)                       H19-3506

Time:          12:20 pm

Location:     W Honeywell Avenue/N Dixie Hwy

Unit 1:         2004 Pontiac Driven by Sarah J Wood (F) (33) of Milford, IL

Details:       At the above time the driver of unit 1 report that she went up over the curb and struck a light pole.   Light Pole had no damage, No report of Injuries at the time of the report, No Tickets.    Unit 1 was insured. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/1/19

Theft (Under)                H19-3475

Time:                    12:56am

Location:              Parkview Court:  VCHA 500 S 6th Avenue

Complainant:        45 years old Hoopeston Woman

Details:       At above time and date, complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission had removed property from her residence.

 

 

Fraud                   H19-3487

Time:                    2:59pm

Location:              300 blk W. Main St.

Complainant:        59 yo female of Hoopeston

Details:                 Complainant responded to the PD requesting to speak to an officer in reference to some fraudulent charges on her account. A report was taken and the investigation continues.

 

 

DWLS/Display False Registration/Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle  H19-3490

Time:                    5:47pm

Location:              400 blk S. Dixie Highway

Arrested:              Jeromy Powell (45) of Rankin

Details:                 Officers were out with Powell in reference to a complaint received. A computer check revealed his driver’s license was suspended. Powell was arrested on the above charges. He was transported to HPD where he was processed and released with a NTA.

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