WHPO Blog Archives for 2021-02

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/27/21

For updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org

Also, for updates on guidance, numbers, etc., please check out IDPH’s COVID19 webpage:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19

 

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

 

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   3.0%

Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     4.2% 

ICU Availability:  47%

 

Vaccination Updates

 

13,311 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  3,062 have been fully vaccinated.   

 

We are starting to see more vaccine trickle in again, which is great news!  We will be working on our waiting list to add 1st dose appointments for our upcoming March Clinics and will have more vaccine to allocate to our hospitals!  

 

 

Questions / Concerns / New Guidance

 

  

Mobile Team Testing Dates @VCHD from 8:00 – 3:30 (flyer is attached)

 

March 2nd, 2021

March 17th, 2021

March 31st, 2021

 

Case updates

 

See the attached graphic for the latest updates on Case Counts.    285 active cases with 8 hospitalized.

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Vermilion County Health Department vaccinated 400 people Thursday


The VCHD vaccinated 400 people at he Fischer Theatre today.  It appears that the temporary shortage of COVID vaccine is ending.  They plan to vaccinate 600 people at each of our four clinics at the Fischer in March.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/25/21

We are reporting 51 new cases today (five residents in their 90s, three in their 80s, five in their 70s, eight in their 60s, seven in their 50s, four in their 40s, four in their 30s, seven in their 20s, five teens, two grade-school-aged children, and one infant), and 76 released, which brings us to a total of 8,436 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 103 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 262 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 101,123 negative test results.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/25/21

Violation of Stalking No Contact Order H21-0785

Time: 10:28pm

Location: 700 blk S 1st Av

Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Jamie Johnson (F) (46) Hoopeston female

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a violation of order protection.

Ms. Johnson was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later

transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/24/21

Wanted on Warrant H21-0757

Time: 09:27 am

Location: Hoopeston Police Dept. 301 W Main Street

Arrestee: Irvin, Robin N (40) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: Turned herself in on Champaign County Warrant, 20TR4476, $5,000 10% to apply. Female posted bond and was released on new court date.

 

 

 

Traffic Accident H21-0761

Time: 1:36PM

Location: 600 blk of W Orange St

Unit 1: 2013 Chrysler driven by Raquel Rossolille(41)(F)of East Lynn

Unit 2: 2019 Hyundai driven by Darcy Foster(42)(F)of Wellington

Details: Unit 2 was stopped in traffic waiting for other vehicles to turn when Unit 1 hit her from behind. Unit 1 advised she looked away for a moment and when she looked up was unable to stop. No injuries were reported at the time of accident. Unit 1 was citied for Failure to reduce speed. Both vehicles were towed from the accident.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/23/21

or updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>
Also, for updates on guidance, numbers, etc., please check out IDPH’s COVID19 webpage:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19>

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   3.4%
Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     5.5%  (we had a daily positivity rate of 10.8 on 2/19 which caused our rate to jump a bit)
ICU Availability:  50%

Vaccination Updates

11,938 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  2,224 have been fully vaccinated.

We are taking a waiting list now while we wait for vaccine to come in.  For Phase 1a and 1b, they may call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 during the following times and days:  9am-2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Beginning 2/25 (those with underlying health conditions under the age of 65) may also call to get on a waiting list.   We may be able to add some of our waiting list to our upcoming clinics as we see some vaccine trickle in.


Questions / Concerns / New Guidance


  *   Guidance should be coming out soon about quarantine after being fully vaccinated.  IDPH is waiting for approval and will send out a SIREN release soon.


Case updates
   60 new cases and 40 released.  287 active cases with 13 hospitalized.  We had an additional death, a gentleman in his 50s.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.  This brings our total confirmed deaths to 103.  We unfortunately have a few more that we are waiting on confirmation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/23/21

Driving While License Suspended H21-0752

Time: 11:30pm

Location: 100 W Main St

Arrested: Lacy Simpson (F) (32) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped Ms. Simpson for a traffic violation. A computer check

revealed that had a suspended driver’s license. She was arrested and taken to HPD

to be processed. She was later released with a citation and date for traffic court.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/22/21

For updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org

Also, for updates on guidance, numbers, etc., please check out IDPH’s COVID19 webpage:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19

 

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

 

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   3.3%

Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     4%

ICU Availability:  49%

 

Vaccination Updates

 

11,479 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  1,976 have been fully vaccinated.  Considering we started about 3 weeks behind all the other counties due to our vaccine coming late, I think we are all doing a fantastic job rolling the vaccine out as quickly as we are able to and with what vaccine we have. 

 

We are taking a waiting list now while we wait for vaccine to come in.  For Phase 1a and 1b, they may call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 during the following times and days:  9am-2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Beginning 2/25 (those with underlying health conditions under the age of 65) may also call to get on a waiting list. 

 

1B includes: 

  • Age 65+
  • First Responders - examples: Fire, law enforcement, 911 workers, security personnel, school officers
  • Education (Congregate Child Care, Pre K through 12th grade) – examples: Teachers, principals, student support, student aids, day care workers
  • Food and Agriculture – examples: Processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care
  • Manufacturing – examples: Industrial production of good for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufactures
  • Corrections Workers and Inmates – examples Prison/jail officers, juvenile facility staff, workers providing in person support, inmates
  • United State Postal Services Workers
  • Public Transit Workers – examples: Flight crew, bus drivers, train conductors, taxi drivers, paratransit drivers, in person support, ride sharing services
  • Grocery Store Workers – examples: Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pick-up, customer service
  • Shelters/Adult Day Care – examples: Homeless shelter, women's shelter, adult day/drop-in program, sheltered workshop, psycho social rehab

 

 

We did get a slight increase in our projected allotment, but is only a projection, so fingers crossed it will continue to grow.    We continue to work with Carle and OSF, but remember, that our county allotment is shared between providers, so everyone will be impacted. 

  

 

Questions / Concerns / New Guidance

 

  • Many people are experiencing more symptoms with their 2nd dose about 12-48 hours after their vaccine.  While this is normal, please be prepared if you have had multiple staff go through clinics and how it might have an effect on your organization / business.    

  

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/22/21

Theft H21-0728

Time: 1:30pm

Location: 700 block of Scott Dr

Complainant: (90) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when he discovered items missing. Investigation continues.

 

Trespassing H21-0735

Time: 10:42pm

Location: 700 blk S 1st Av

Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Haley Edwards (24) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of Ms. Edwards

trespassing on the property. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.

She was later released with a notice to appear in county court

Found Item

Cell phone recovered from the 700 block of W. Maple St. Owner can identify and claim at HPD.

 

Battery (city ordinance) H21-0705

Time: 11:36am

Location: 800 blk E McCracken

Complainant: 61 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Linsey Warner (31) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of a domestic disturbance. Ms. Warner was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was

later released with a notice to appear in city court.

 

Trespassing (City Ordinance) H21-0713

Time: 5:49pm

Location: 800 block of S. 2nd Ave

Complainant: (24) year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Gage Fouse (26) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Officers were called to the above after the above subject entered a residence without permission. Fouse was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later released with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/19/21

Fire Call

Time: 7:10PM

Location: 1000 Blk of W Penn St

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above location for garage on fire. No injuries were reported.

 

 

Found Item

Details: Debit Card was found outside of Silgan Containers. Owner may come to the station to id.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/19/21

Another busy day with our vaccination clinic at the Fischer Theatre.  We gave just over 510 vaccines today.  Once again, we would like to thank our partners, UIC School of Nursing, Lakeview School of Nursing, Danville Police Department, Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency, Pro Ambulance, our MRC volunteers, and the Fischer Theatre and their volunteers!!    We’d also like to thank the City of Danville for clearing the sidewalks and the parking lots with the mounds of snow we received just a few days ago. 

 

10,870 doses have been given to Vermilion County Residents (both 1st and 2nd doses).  1,633 Vermilion County residents have been fully vaccinated.  Unfortunately, due to the limited vaccine we will be getting possibly for the next month, this number will rise at a much slower pace.    Luckily, we have not had to cancel any clinics, but at this time are not making appointments for new 1st dosers, but have plenty of vaccine for all 2nd dosers and already scheduled clinics.  Please remember, this affects our hospitals, Carle and OSF, as well who have been working extremely hard at giving vaccines to our community!    

 

At the end of next week, those with underlying health conditions between the ages of 16 – 64 are eligible to receive the vaccine and have been added to phase 1b.  Our hope is that we will get more vaccine soon to accommodate this increase.  Also…while it does say 16+, Moderna is only for 18+ at this time, which is mainly what is being given here in Vermilion County ( at least what we have been allocating) .  I have seen that some of the pharmacies in Vermilion County have also been giving vaccine, so I am excited to see another location or option for our community!! 

 

12 group homes or long term care centers have received their vaccines, many already receiving their 2nd dose as well. 

 

 

Information on Region 6:

 

Positivity Rate:  3.5%

ICU availability 47%

Vermilion County Positivity Rate:  3.9%

 

I do not have an update on cases at this time.  I hope to have time tomorrow to update the charts and get an updated graphic out! 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/18/21

Warrant Arrest, Violation of Order Protection, H21-0662

Time: 10:16AM

Location: N. 9th Ave/W. Young Ave

Arrestee: Hensley, Chase R (M) (25) of Hoopeston

Details: Subject was being looked for violation of order of protection complaint was located and it turned out the subject was wanted on warrant from Vermilion County. Subject was transported to PSB to appear before a judge on Violation Complaint.

 

 

Traffic Accident H21-0666

Time: 4:13pm

Location: W. Washington/3rd Ave

Unit #1: 2005 Honda Accord driven by Fernando Rivera-Rojas of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 2008 Ford Edge driven by Heather Benshneider of Hoopeston

Detail: The Driver of Unit 1 while attempting to yield at the intersection slid on ice causing unit 1 to strike unit 2.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/17/21


We are reporting 27 new cases today (one resident in their 90s, one in their 80s, one in their 70s, seven in their 60s, six in their 50s, one in their 40s, five in their 30s, two in their 20s, one teen, and two grade-school-aged children), and 42 released, which brings us to a total of 8,291 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 101 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 313 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 98,174 negative test results.


The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will return to the front parking lot of the health department on Sunday, Feb. 21.

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WITH MULTIPLE RECENT CRASHES INVOLVING ISP TROOPERS, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CALL ON MOTORISTS TO FOLLOW "MOVE OVER" LAW

With multiple recent crashes involving Illinois State Police (ISP) Troopers, Governor JB Pritzker and ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly implores motorists to respect the Move Over Law and use caution when approaching emergency vehicles on interstates and roads.

 

In the past three days, six ISP squad cars have been struck due to motorists disobeying the Move Over Law (also known as Scott’s Law), bringing the year-to-date total to 10 in 2021. Three of these recent incidents resulted in injuries, including one serious injury. These incidents occurred across the state in ISP District(s) 2, 5, 13, 16 and Chicago.

 

“Scott’s Law is critical to keeping our first responders safe as they heroically serve us on our roadways,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Especially now, as we continue to experience extreme winter weather, it is imperative that drivers slow down and move over as they approach a vehicle with their hazard lights on. I’m praying for our Illinois State Police troopers who have been injured in the line of duty in recent days and imploring all Illinoisans to drive safely and follow the law.”

 

“We are only six weeks into the new year and we’ve already had ten squad cars struck because people do not obey the law,” said ISP Director Brendan Kelly. “But this about more than just obeying the law- it’s about basic decency and respect for the very lives of the brave souls on our streets simply trying to help the public.”

 

Governor JB Pritzker has been heavily involved in the effort to bring awareness to the Move Over (Scott’s) Law and signed two pieces of legislation in 2019 as a part of his ongoing effort. Public Act 101-173 increased the fines for those violating this law. A person who violates Scott’s Law, commits a business offense and faces a fine of no less than $250 or more than $10,000 for a first offense. If the violation results in injury to another person, the violator’s driver’s license will be suspended for a mandatory period of anywhere between six months and two years.

 

Additionally, a Move Over Task Force, implemented through Public Act 101-174, was created to study the issues of violations of the Move Over (Scott’s) Law and how to protect emergency responders. Both Senate bills were effective Jan. 1, 2020. 

 

As chair of the Move Over Task Force, ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly continues to make the Move Over Law a top priority. “As an agency, we have responded to the preventable loss of four ISP Troopers in 2019 with resiliency and a focused mission to protect those who are trying to protect all of us. As long as the danger to our first responders exists, and the danger is obviously apparent, we will continue to raise awareness and aggressively enforce the Move Over (Scott’s) Law,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly.

 

In the inclement weather that we are experiencing throughout the state, motorists are encouraged to stay home. If travel cannot be avoided or delayed, drivers should allow plenty of time for travel, avoid tailgating, reduce speed, pay attention to the road and slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. Following winter driving tips will help reduce accidents and injuries, but staying home, if possible, is the safest choice right now.

 

The Move Over Law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles, including highway maintenance vehicles displaying flashing lights, and any stationary vehicle with their hazard lights activated.  The law also states, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe, drivers are required to proceed with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle and leave a safe distance until safely passing the stationary vehicle. Move Over and Slow Down. Help us help you.

 

 

A link to the ISP Move Over map is included here: https://isp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8fbb1df8739049029a01443f844d1934

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/17/21

Warrant Arrest(Iroquois County) H21-651

Time: 2:20PM

Location: 301 W Main St(HPD)

Arrested: Kaylynn L Kruger(32)(F)of Rossville

Details: Ms. Kruger came to HPD to turn herself in on an active Iroquois County Warrant (19TR2564) Ms. Kruger posted bond and was released with a new court date.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 18:25

Location: Dice Street/S 3Rd Ave

Details: HPD and HFD responded to the area of smoke showing. While there HFD advises there was no smoke showing.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/16/21

Theft of Property H21-0631

Date of Theft: February 14, 2021

Time of Theft: 11:35 pm

Location of Incident: 700 block of S 1st Avenue

Date of Arrest: February 15, 2021

Time of Arrest: 08:01 AM

Location of Arrest: 200 S 2nd Avenue

Complainant: 24-year-old Hoopeston Woman

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

Details: HPD was requested for theft of property report, from the location above. During morning patrol officer observed Mr. Meehan in the above area stopped him. Meehan was transported to HPD to speak to Officer about the theft complaint. He was processed and released with State Court date set for the Vermilion County Court.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/14/21

Domestice Violence, Interference with reporting domestice violence, resisting arrest

H21-0608 2021-1129

Time: 11:22am

Location: 700 blk of E Maple St

Arrested: Brandon R. Irvin(25)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for a report of domestice disturbance in progress. Mr. Irvin was located and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

 

 

WOW Vermilion County 20CF764 H21-0609 2021-1131

Time: 1:20PM

Location: 301 W Main St(Hoopeston Police Department)

Arrested: Haley M Edwards(24)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: Ms. Edwards was at HPD for a different issue. A computer search showed

that she was wanted on a Warrant. She was arrested and processed and

transported to PSB by a County Deptuy.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/13/21

We are reporting 134 new cases today (four residents in their 80s, five in their 70s, sixteen in their 60s, fifteen in their 50s, twenty-eight in their 40s, seventeen in their 30s, eleven in their 20s, twenty-four teens, eleven grade-school-aged children, one toddler, and two infants), and 138 released, which brings us to a total of 8,222 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another five COVID-related deaths -- a woman in her 70s, two men in their 80s, and two men in their 50s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 101 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 302 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 97,217 negative test results.


The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will return to the front parking lot of the health department on Sunday, Feb. 21.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/13/21

Criminal Damage to Property (over)

Time: 4:25am

Location: 300 blk N Market St

Complainant: 32 year old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD was dispatched to the above location to the report of damage to a door that

was forced open. An investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/12/21

We had a very successful Vaccination Clinic Day at the Fischer Theatre! It was a very long day, but worth it as we saw many of our 65 and older population!!    I cannot thank our partners enough.  UIC School of Nursing, The Fischer Theatre and their volunteers, VCEMA, Pro Ambulance, and our amazing crew at VCHD!
We saw about 560 people today.  We had some last minute cancellations due to being able to get their vaccine sooner through other vaccine providers.  We saw only a small bottleneck for about an hour as many of our clients came 30 minutes-1 hour early for their appointments.  We currently schedule 30 people every 15 minute, so with the extra people, it caused a little congestion, but we were able to get them all thru pretty quickly and I have to give high praise to the entire nursing crew and our volunteers for their amazing efforts.

Unfortunately, I also have bad news.   We were notified by the state after our clinic today that there is a shortage with vaccine at this time and our county will not receive even our normal allocation of 900 per week.  There are some weeks ahead in which we will receive zero vaccine.  Any allocation we receive already is shared with our providers in Vermilion County who are giving vaccine, especially OSF Sacred Heart and Carle.  Right now, VCHD has enough vaccine to complete our February 18th and February 25th vaccine clinics and take care of all our 2nd dosers as well.  We will not be adding anymore 1st dose clients at this time.

I hope that this is temporary as it comes at a horrible time especially when the state just included those under 65 with underlying health conditions.



COVID-19 Resources:

Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1

General Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html>
IDPH Travel Map Guidance:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/travel>
Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening Illinois:  https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/<https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/>
County Level Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics>
Regional Level Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics>
Releasing COVID-19 from Isolation and Quarantine - https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine<https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine>
Testing Sites and guidance in Illinois:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing>
Restore Illinois information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore>
IDPH Guidance:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance>
Community Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html>

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/12/21

Fire Call

Time: 1:54am

Location: 423 N Dixie Hwy, Heritage Health

Details: HFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at the above location. Premise was checked

and no fire or smoke was located.

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More Than 300 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added in IL

SPRINGFIELD – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Since yesterday, more than 340 new retail pharmacy locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination sites open to the public.  There are now more than 850 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public.  The new sites include 339 Walgreens stores throughout Illinois, which will be receiving vaccine out of a federal allocation and not from the state’s allotment.  Additionally, four CVS locations are being added.
 
Retail Pharmacies
The State of Illinois is partnering with CVS, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• CVS – 4 locations
• Hy-Vee – 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco – 143 locations
• Kroger – 24 locations
• Mariano’s – 31 locations
• Meijer – 8 locations
• Walgreens – 520 locations
• Walmart – 8 locations

While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

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More Than 300 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added in IL

SPRINGFIELD – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Since yesterday, more than 340 new retail pharmacy locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination sites open to the public.  There are now more than 850 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public.  The new sites include 339 Walgreens stores throughout Illinois, which will be receiving vaccine out of a federal allocation and not from the state’s allotment.  Additionally, four CVS locations are being added.
 
Retail Pharmacies
The State of Illinois is partnering with CVS, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• CVS – 4 locations
• Hy-Vee – 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco – 143 locations
• Kroger – 24 locations
• Mariano’s – 31 locations
• Meijer – 8 locations
• Walgreens – 520 locations
• Walmart – 8 locations

While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/11/21

Accident Hit and Run H21-0568

Time: 3:14PM

Location: 500 blk of S 6th Ave

Unit 1: Unknow vehicle

Unit 2: 2002 Dodge Durango parked by Sashsa Akers(40)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: Owner of unit 2 stated that sometime between Thursday February 4 and todays date an unknow vehicle struck Unit 2 while it was parked causing damage to the rear end of her vehicle.

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Secretary of State Offices to Close for Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents Day

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Feb. 12 in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. In addition, facilities that operate on a Monday through Friday schedule will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 while facilities open Tuesday to Saturday schedule will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13, in observance of Presidents Day. Also, Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave. and Chicago South, 9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. are closed on Monday. All Driver Services facilities will be open for business Tuesday, Feb. 16. (Note: The Chicago West facility, 5301 W. Lexington Ave., will remain closed due to the city’s sewer repair work, which has closed Lexington Ave. around the facility. In addition, the James R. Thompson Center and Chicago Loop Express, 69 W. Washington St., Driver Services facilities will remain closed because they are located in public buildings that are not open). Individuals can visit the Secretary of State’s website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com, to locate the nearest Driver Services facility and the hours of operation. As a reminder, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has extended all expiration dates to June 1, 2021, for driver’s licenses/ID cards. White encourages people to conduct business online at www.cyberdriveillinois.com for services such as renewing license plate stickers, obtaining replacement driver’s licenses/ID cards and renewing driver’s licenses.

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More Than 100 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Since February 4, 2021, 134 new locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination sites open to the public for a current total of 517 locations.  The new sites include 22 local health department, medical center, and hospital locations, two new mass vaccination locations supported by the local health department and Illinois National Guard, and 110 additional retail pharmacy stores.
 
Local Health Departments, Hospitals, Medical Centers

• Carle Foundation Hospital – Champaign
• Clark County Health Department - Martinsville
• Crawford County Health Department – Robinson
• Elmhurst Hospital – Downers Grove
• Franklin Williamson Bi-County Health Department – West Frankfort
• Gibson Area Hospital – Gibson City
• HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital – O’Fallon
• Iroquois Memorial Hospital – Watseka
• Jo Daviess County Health Department – (2 locations Elizabeth and Galena)
• Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital and Center for Health Services – (3 locations Polo, Oregon, Dixon)
• Lee County Health Department – Dixon
• Madison County Health Department – Wood River
• Massac Memorial Hospital – Metropolis
• McDonough District Hospital Health Services – Macomb
• Riverside Medical Center – Kankakee (2 locations)
• Schuyler County Health Department – Rushville
• Swedish Hospital – Chicago
• University of Illinois Health – Chicago

Mass Vaccination Sites

• South Suburban College – 15800 State St., South Holland
• Thornton Fractional High School – 18500 Burnham Ave., Lansing

Retail Pharmacies
The State of Illinois is partnering with Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• Hy-Vee – 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco – 143 locations
• Kroger – 24 locations
• Mariano’s – 31 locations
• Meijer – 8 locations
• Walgreens – 181 locations
• Walmart – 8 locations

The current phase of vaccination, Phase 1B, includes approximately 3.2 million people in Illinois.  While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/10/21

For updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org

Also, for updates on guidance, numbers, etc., please check out IDPH’s COVID19 webpage:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19

 

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

 

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   3.6%

Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     4.8%

ICU Availability:  36%

 

Vaccination Updates

 

8,664 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  1,064 have been fully vaccinated (about 1.4%). 

 

We will transition to the Fischer Theatre on Thursday February 11th, 2021 and will be continuing at the location moving forward. 

 

Our plan is to still open up our phone lines on February 16th to begin taking more appointments.  Information on what extensions people will use will be released prior to the 16th

 

On Friday, IDPH put out an alert to Local Health Departments that race and ethnicity must be recorded in the registration process for vaccine administration beginning today.  They want to ensure that we are reaching all populations.  We have made modifications to our consent form and updated it on our website. 

 

Vaccine allotment to the counties goes up and down every week.  We continue to ask for as much vaccine as we can and are able to administer. 

 

We are also working with Carle and OSF as they begin to take on their patients to give vaccines.  This is information for what their options are: 

  • If you are 65 and older, and a resident of Vermilion County, you may have the opportunity to receive a vaccine through our partner Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center (CHRHC). CHRHC is hosting clinics at their hospital in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall in Danville. Please do not call your providers office. Check your MyCarle account for scheduling options, or call (217) 902-6100.
  • OSF HealthCare is offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to patients by appointment only. Patients will receive an invite for their appointment via OSF MyChart, email, or phone. OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (greater than 65) with additional risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first.  

 

This is an amazing partnership with both our hospitals that we are forever grateful for. 

 

Questions / Concerns / New Guidance

 

  • Many people are experiencing more symptoms with their 2nd dose about 12-48 hours after their vaccine.  While this is normal, please be prepared if you have had multiple staff go through clinics and how it might have an effect on your organization / business.    

 

 

 

Case updates

 

Over the last few days, we had 282 new cases (some from the large congregate living facility that is currently having an outbreak) and 519 releases.  This leaves our active cases at 311, 16 of which are hospitalized at this time.    We have had a total of 8,088 confirmed cases of COVID19.  That’s about 11% of our population.  Updates on today’s new cases will be released by our administrator later this evening on Facebook and I will include them tomorrow. 

 

On 2/6/2021, we had a daily positivity rate of 12.2%.  I want us to be cautious to not get too comfortable since we are back in phase 4.   Continue to properly mask, social distance, not gather in large events, etc. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/10/21

Mutual Aid Fire Call

Time: 12:51pm

Location: 400 Block E Benton Street Rossville

Details: RFD was dispatched to report of a structure fire in Rossville upon arrival the Fire Chief asked for Hoopeston FD to respond as mutual aid, he was reporting smoke showing from the roof of the residence.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION CONDUCT DEATH INVESTIGATION

 The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 5, are conducting an investigation into an incident that has left one person dead and another hospitalized in rural Champaign County.

On Feb. 6, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., ISP District 10 officers and local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel responded to an emergency call for service on US RT 136.  Upon arrival, two injured subjects were located inside a vehicle; one 37-year-old female was transported to an area hospital and the other, Robert L. Ogburn, 46-year-old male of Ludlow,  IL was pronounced deceased on scene by the Champaign County Coroner. This is believed to be an isolated incident.

The ISP DCI is continuing the investigation, along with the Champaign County States Attorney’s Office, and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.  No additional information will be released at this time.  Anyone who witnessed or has any knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the ISP at ISP.Zone05.Media@Illinois.gov.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/9/21

We are reporting 100 new cases today (two residents in their 80s, seven in their 70s, fourteen in their 60s, fourteen in their 50s, twelve in their 40s, eighteen in their 30s, six in their 20s, seventeen teens, six grade-school-aged children, two pre-schoolers, and two toddlers), and 71 released, which brings us to a total of 8,088 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 96 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 16 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 311 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 94,538 negative test results.


The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will return to the front parking lot of the health department on Friday.

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Public Health Officials Announce 1,747 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease (Feb 8th, 2021)

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,747 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

 

- Boone County: 1 male 90s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 4 males 90s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
- Hardin County: 1 female 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
- Kendall County: 1 male 30s
- Knox County: 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 1 male 70s
- Montgomery County: 1 male 40s
- Morgan County: 1 male 80s
- Peoria County: 1 male 80s
- Richland County: 1 female 60s
- Washington County: 1 male 90s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,148,088 cases, including 19,668 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 47,210 specimens for a total of 16,683,795.  As of last night, 2,161 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 469 patients were in the ICU and 251 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from February 1–7, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from February 1–7, 2021 is 4.1%.

A total of 1,638,125 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 496,100 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 2,134,225.  A total of 1,358,967 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 212,256 for long-term care facilities.  The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 51,794 doses.  Yesterday, 16,110 doses were administered.

 

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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OSFM Raises Awareness During National Burn Awareness Week

Springfield, Ill- National Burn Awareness Week, is an initiative of the American Burn Association and is a coming together of burn, fire and life safety educators to make the public aware of the frequency, devastation and causes of burn injury. The week introduces consistent and authoritative measures to prevent these injuries and how to best care for those that are injured.

The theme for National Burn Awareness Week 2021, “Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap!”, highlights a common risk of injury that exists from unprotected electrical outlets, improperly used extension cords, lightning, and workplace electrical injuries. Annually, in the United States, approximately 400,000 people receive medical care for treatment of burn injuries. In 2018 alone, there were 3,655 deaths from fire and smoke inhalation and another 40,000 people were treated in hospitals for burn related injuries.

 

“It’s important to do a risk assessment around your home and cover all electrical outlets reducing the risk of accidental electrocution. Create a three-foot kid-free zone around your stove or oven when cooking, turn pot/pan handles around when cooking, use rear burners if possible, place hot liquids in the middle of a table and out of the reach of children and make sure to wear shoes when walking on pavement during hot summer months. Taking a few simple steps can help to reduce the risk for injury or burn injuries from occurring, along with the physical and mental scares the come from those burn injuries,” said Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez.

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most “fire-related injuries” are burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment. The primary causes of injury include fire-flame, scalds, contact with hot objects, electrical and chemicals. Most of the injuries occur in the home. Today, 96.8% of those who suffer burn injuries will survive. Unfortunately, many of those survivors will sustain serious scarring, life-long physical disabilities, and adjustment difficulties.

 

“The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is excited to announce the launch of its newest program to assist burn survivors across the state – the Virtual Burn Survivor Support Program. The online program will be made available monthly and will be provided to both younger and older burn survivors, as well as caregivers. Each session will have a different topic or activity which revolves around burn injuries, whether it be physical or emotional healing. The program will create a safe and accepting environment for everyone participating while providing a comfortable setting for participants to feel comfortable in sharing their burn and recovery related experiences,” said Executive Director Philip Zaleski.

 

To learn more about this program visit: www.IFSA.org

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INVESTIGATE DECEASED BODY FOUND NEAR INTERSTATE 74

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation, Zone 5, is investigating the report of deceased body found near Interstate 74 in Vermilion County. On Feb. 5, 2021, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Justin Marcinko, a 42 year old male from Covington, IN, was located deceased in Illinois at the above reported location. Justin was reported missing through social media and to the Covington Indiana Police Department by his family on Feb. 3, 2021. The ISP is continuing the investigation and no additional information will be released at this time. Anyone who witnessed or has any knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the ISP at ISP.Zone05.Media@Illinois.gov. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/8/21

For updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   3.8%
Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     4.7%
ICU Availability:  35%

Vaccination Updates

7,492 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  925 have been fully vaccinated (about 1.2%).  IDPH bases the percentage on entire population (76K – which Vermilion County is actually lower than that).  Right now, children are unable to get the vaccine, so our percentage would be a little higher if they took that into account.

We will transition to the Fischer Theatre on Thursday February 11th, 2021 and continuing at the location moving forward.  We are in PRELIMINARY planning for a smaller drive thru clinic for our more vulnerable populations who have severe ambulatory issues.  More information to come!!

Our plan is to still open up our phone lines on February 16th to begin taking more appointments.

Vaccine allotment to the counties goes up and down every week.  We continue to ask for as much vaccine as we can and are able to administer.

We did over 600 vaccines this past week, beginning our 1st round of 2nd doses vaccines and finishing up our K-12 educators.

We are also working with Carle and OSF as they begin to take on their patients to give vaccines.  This is information for what their options are:

  *   If you are 65 and older, and a resident of Vermilion County, you may have the opportunity to receive a vaccine through our partner Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center (CHRHC). CHRHC is hosting clinics at their hospital in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall in Danville. Please do not call your providers office. Check your MyCarle account for scheduling options, or call (217) 902-6100.
  *   OSF HealthCare is offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to patients by appointment only. Patients will receive an invite for their appointment via OSF MyChart, email, or phone. OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (greater than 65) with additional risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first.

This is an amazing partnership with both our hospitals that we are forever grateful for.

Questions / Concerns / New Guidance


  *   Many people are experiencing more symptoms with their 2nd dose about 12-48 hours after their vaccine.  While this is normal, please be prepared if you have had multiple staff go through clinics.



Case updates

Yesterday, our administrator put out an update on Facebook with our newest round of cases.  We added 148 new cases (this was over multiple days) and released 118.  We currently have 548 active cases and 14 of them are hospitalized.  We lost 2 more residents to COVID19.  Our hearts go out to their families.  This brings our total number of deaths to 96.
 

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/8/21

Burglary H21-0506

Date occurred: 02/05/21

Time: 10:46

Location: 300 Blk E Penn Street

Details: HPD officers responded to above for a burglary report. The incident is under investigation.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/6/21

We are reporting 148 new cases today (two residents in their 90s, three in their 80s, eight in their 70s, ten in their 60s, twenty-five in their 50s, nineteen in their 40s, eighteen in their 30s, twenty-four in their 20s, twenty teens, fifteen grade-school-aged children, two pre-schoolers, one toddler, and one infant), and 118 released, which brings us to a total of 7,806 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another two COVID-related deaths -- a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 60s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  This brings us to a total of 96 COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 14 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 547 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 92,534 negative test results.

 

 

The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will return to the front parking lot of the health department on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

As of this morning, the State was reporting that we and our healthcare partners have given 6,048 people their first doses of COVID vaccine, and have given 916 people their first and second doses of COVID vaccine -- for a total of 6,964 COVID vaccinations given in Vermilion County.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/6/21

Mutual Aid Fire Call

Time: 11:53 AM

Location: 300 block Stewart Street Rossville

Details: Requested HFD to respond with man power and Tower Truck to their working structure fire. HFD responded to the alarm.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/5/21

Disorderly Conduct H21-0474

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: 700 block E Main Street

Complainant: 41-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Arrestee: Edwards, Joshua J (M) (43) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was summoned to the 700-block due to a disturbance that was going on and he was supposedly armed with a shovel. It was also reported of a male taking his clothing off. Upon arrival Officer found the arrestee who had only taken his shirt off. Male was taken to HPD, processed on the above charge and released with a City Court ticket to Appear.

 

 

Traffic Accident H21477

Time: 3:23PM

Location: N 4th St/E Seminary Ave

Unit 1: 2002 Chevrolet driven by Jerry Dalton (56)(M)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2018 Hyundai parked by Lauren Hamilton(F) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit was traveling westbound on E Seminary when is vehicle malfunctioned and was no longer able to drive forward. Unit 1 began driving his vehicle in reverse eastbound on Seminary and turned on 4th st heading Northbound. Unit 1 struck Unit 2 which was parked on the west side of the road. No Injuries were reported and both units insured. Driver of Unit 1 was issued a citation for Improper backing and a citation for improper lane usage.

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Project Success of Vermilion County, Inc expanding to all four schools in Hoopeston Area School District

A grant awarded to Project Success of Vermilion County, Inc., will allow it to expand its after school and summer programming and support students at all four schools in Hoopeston Area School District #11, starting this month.

 

An additional grant through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program was awarded recently to Project Success of Vermilion County, Inc., through the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

This grant will bring an additional $525,200 per year to Vermilion County, totaling more than $2.6 million during the five-year grant cycle. The funding also will allow Project Success to increase staffing and add four new full-time positions and more than 30 part-time positions.

 

“Being able to utilize our largest ever 21st Century grant award is incredibly rewarding,” Lucas Seilhymer, CEO/CFO of Project Success of Vermilion County, Inc., said. “We are so excited to enhance the lives of the students and families of the Hoopeston School District by providing comprehensive after school programming.”

 

The expanded 21st CCLC programming will provide educational supports to more than 150 additional Vermilion County students. Educational supports will include homework help, tutoring, credit recovery, enrichment programming, parent programming/education, and much more.

 

With the inclusion of the Hoopeston Area School District, Project Success will now provide after school and summer programming at 18 Vermilion County schools and one community center that serves three Danville schools.

 

Anyone interested in enrolling their student in one of the free after school programs or for more information, please contact Project Success at (217) 446-3200.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/5/21

For updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website:  www.vchd.org

 

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

 

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   4.4%

Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     5.6%

ICU Availability:  37%

 

Vaccination Updates

 

6,236 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  818 have been fully vaccinated (about 1.07%).  

 

9 Nursing Homes have had at least their 1st doses completed and 2 Nursing Homes have begun their 2nd doses. 

 

Our plan is to still open up our phone lines on February 16th to begin taking more appointments. 

 

We ended up with a lot of no shows yesterday with our 2nd dose phase 1a group.  We vaccinated about 400 in the last 2 days.  We are looking to go over 200 today. 

 

We are also working with Carle and OSF as they begin to take on their patients to give vaccines.  This is information for what their options are: 

  • NEW:  If you are 65 and older, and a resident of Vermilion County, you may have the opportunity to receive a vaccine through our partner Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center (CHRHC). CHRHC is hosting clinics at their hospital in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall in Danville. Please do not call your providers office. Check your MyCarle account for scheduling options, or call (217) 902-6100.
  • OSF HealthCare is offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to patients by appointment only. Patients will receive an invite for their appointment via OSF MyChart, email, or phone. OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (greater than 65) with additional risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first.  

 

This is an amazing partnership with both our hospitals that we are forever grateful for. 

 

Questions / Concerns / New Guidance

 

  • Many people are experiencing more symptoms with their 2nd dose about 12-48 hours after their vaccine.  While this is normal, please be prepared if you have had multiple staff go through clinics. 

 

 

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/4/21

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

 

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   4.6%

Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     5.7%

ICU Availability:  36%

 

Vaccination Updates

 

5,447 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  671 have been fully vaccinated.  

 

Our plan is to still open up our phone lines on February 16th to begin taking more appointments. 

 

We vaccinated over 200 yesterday and it looks to be over 200 again today and over 200 tomorrow. 

 

We are also working with Carle and OSF as they begin to take on their patients to give vaccines.  This is information for what their options are: 

  •  If you are 75 and older, and a resident of Vermilion County, you may have the opportunity to receive a vaccine through special clinics at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center or Carle Danville on Fairchild.  Please do not call your providers office, instead call 217-902-6100 to check appointment availability.    Carle will also be moving to the Village Mall and will be ramping up their vaccine clinics (hoping to do at least 2,000 a week).
  • OSF HealthCare is offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to patients by appointment only. Patients will receive an invite for their appointment via OSF MyChart, email, or phone. OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (greater than 65) with additional risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first.  

 

This is an amazing partnership with both our hospitals that we are forever grateful for. 

 

Questions / Concerns

 

  • IDPH re-iterated again that even FULLY VACCINATED people will STILL need to quarantine if they are exposed to a positive case.  Right now, while the vaccine helps prevent severe symptoms, they are still unsure if people are still able to transmit the disease if someone who is fully vaccinated gets the virus. 
  • Please remember that it takes at least 2 weeks for the vaccine to be at its most effectiveness once you receive your 2nd dose.
  • Please be mindful that with the new variant in our community and probably throughout the nation, masking, 6 feet distance, and cleaning is really important for prevention!  Please do not let your guards down! 

 

 

Case updates (numbers from last night)

 

We are up to 7,658 cases (this is about 10% of our population) with 11 hospitalizations.  Our total number of deaths related to COVID19 are 94 as we were able to confirm 3 additional deaths yesterday.  Our current active cases are at 520.  We have had 91,473 negatives tests so far.  We will get new numbers this evening that I will report to you tomorrow.     

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/4/21

Fire--Medical Assistance Call

Time: 06:29 AM

Location: 700 block S Market Street

Details: Arrow Ambulance had 2 units on the scene of a lift assist. HFD was requested to respond to assist in the lifting of the person. No report of injuries at the time of the call.

 

 

Possession of Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia. H21-0458 2021-0921

Time: 11 AM

Location: 500 block E Penn Street

Arrestee: Mannin, James B II (M) (35) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was summoned to the scene what was called in as a Domestic Battery in progress. Subjects were separated and the male was found to be in possession of illegal substance. He was transported HPD processed and then later transported to PSB Danville.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO AN ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE ARREST FOR FORGERY AND WIRE FRAUD

DesPlaines, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation (DII) conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Bryan Laughlin, an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Operations Supervisor at the Oakbrook Maintenance Yard, located in Villa Park, IL.  Laughlin, a 39 year-old of Downers Grove, IL, has been charged with five counts of Forgery (Class 3 Felony) and five counts of Wire Fraud (Class 3 Felony).

 

On May 8, 2020, the ISP DII, was requested by the IDOT, Bureau of Investigations Compliance (BIC) office to investigate allegations of Theft by Deception and Forgery against Laughlin. It was alleged Laughlin submitted fraudulent doctor’s notes excusing him from work.

 

On Jan. 28, 2021, as a result of a thorough investigation, ISP DII investigators appeared before a DuPage County Courthouse Grand Jury which issued a True Bill of Indictment for five counts of Forgery (Class 3 Felony) and five counts of Wire Fraud (Class 3 Felony).  On Jan. 29, 2021, an arrest warrant was issued by the honorable Judge Daniel P. Guerin for $10,000, 10% to apply.  On Feb. 1, 2021, Laughlin turned himself in to the custody of the Oakbrook Terrace Police Department and was later released on bond.  No further information is available for release by the ISP.

 

“The men and women of the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation will always strive to thoroughly investigate all allegations of misconduct within the Executive Branch of State Government,” stated Captain Darryl Bogard. “Upholding the best interest and confidence of those we serve are at the core and an integral part of our mission. The thorough investigative work performed by these officers assist in this mission,” he concluded.

 

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State Directs Excess Vaccine from Pharmacy Partnership Program to Those Eligible in Phase 1B

Illinois Department of Human Services deploying teams to help vaccinate long-term care residents and staff as quickly as possible

 

SPRINGFIELD – In order to increase the limited supply of vaccine to eligible recipients, the State of Illinois is working with Walgreens and CVS pharmacies to temporarily redirect approximately 97,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine doses that have not yet been used for the federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to providers across the state.

 

After this transfer, approximately 110,000 doses will still remain available for the federal effort to vaccinate long term care residents; the federal program is administering approximately 36,000 doses per week. IDPH will continue to closely monitor the program and additional doses will be directed to the program if needed or if the rate of vaccination accelerates.

 

Doses were intentionally allocated to the federal PPP to ensure the program would have more than enough doses to fully vaccinate all long-term care facilities. Allocations to the federal PPP were based on total number of beds in each facility and assumed full participation by residents and staff in the vaccine program. As the pharmacy partners work down the current surplus, the State will closely monitor their progress and direct additional vaccine to the program as needed.

 

The doses will be used to supplement the limited supply of vaccine for the more than 3.2 million Illinoisans who qualify for Phase 1B of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

 

Long-term care facilities remain a top priority in the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. To supplement the federal PPP, the Illinois Department of Human Services is sending at least eight teams of nurses, volunteers and support staff to assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities and group homes. Teams are expected to be deployed and in facilities this week. Facilities that are in the final stages of the federal program have been offered the opportunity to have a state team visit their site in place of the federal teams.

 

“We want to make sure every dose allocated to Illinois can be used as quickly and equitably as possible,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Long-term care residents and staff remain a top priority and we will ensure there will be as many doses readily available to those facilities as the PPP can administer each week. The State is grateful for its partnerships with hundreds of providers and we are directing excess doses that otherwise would be sitting in the freezer three weeks from now to locations across Illinois to vaccinate our Phase 1B residents.”

 

The federal PPP includes Walgreens and CVS pharmacies and is responsible for scheduling and administering COVID-19 vaccinations to long-term care residents and staff. The state is working closely with our partners to vaccinate our long-term care residents and staff as quickly as possible. Of the 97,000 doses being reallocated, 80,000 doses from the CVS portion of the PPP and approximately 17,000 doses from the Walgreens portion are being directed to their respective retail stores.

 

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

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IDES Announces Progress in Implementing Continued Assistance Act


Revisions Impacting, FPUC, PUA, PUA Overpayments, PEUC, MEUC

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced programmatic updates and changes to several unemployment programs contained within the Continued Assistance Act (CAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020, and the progress the Department is making in implementing the wide-ranging changes to these programs. These updates and changes, outlined below, will impact the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, PUA overpayments waivers, and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, in addition to the creation of the Mixed-Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program.
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): The CAA provides an additional $300 per week in supplemental benefits to claimants who receive at least $1 of regular or federal unemployment benefits per week. This additional supplemental benefit applies between the week ending January 2, 2021 and the week ending March 13, 2021. IDES began paying the $300 FPUC benefit for all programs beginning January 4, 2021.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
o  Continued Claimants: IDES is instructing all PUA claimants who applied and were approved for PUA benefits prior to the week ending December 26, 2020, and had not exhausted benefit eligibility, to continue to certify to avoid an interruption in benefit payment. The PUA system is undergoing technical updates and testing to add the new 11 weeks of eligibility authorized under the CAA.

The CAA requires PUA claimants to verify employment or self-employment. During the week of February 1, 2021, notices will be sent to inform claimants of the additional 11 weeks of eligibility, in addition to requests to verify employment or self-employment. The notification will include a deadline to provide information to the Department, along with what information may be submitted to meet the employment or self-employment verification requirement.

o  Claimants Who Had Exhausted PUA Benefits: PUA claimants who had exhausted benefit eligibility prior to the week ending December 26, 2020 may remain eligible under the extension provided in the CAA and will be notified by IDES of the additional weeks added to their claim based on the method the claimant selected to receive correspondence from the Department.

The CAA requires PUA claimants to verify employment or self-employment. During the week of February 1, 2021, notices will be sent to inform claimants of the additional 11 weeks of eligibility in addition to requests to verify employment or self-employment. The notification will include a deadline to provide information to the Department, along with what information may be submitted to meet the employment or self-employment verification requirement.

o  New Claimants: The PUA system is undergoing technical changes to move new PUA claimants to pay status and begin the process of verifying wage and employment or self-employment information supplied by the claimant. The CAA also includes a limitation on backdating new PUA claims. Per the CAA, in most cases claimants filing a new PUA claim after December 27, 2020 can backdate to December 6, 2020.

o  Documentation Requirements: The CAA includes a new requirement for individuals to submit documentation verifying their prior employment or self-employment. Individuals filing a new PUA claim on or after January 31, 2021 (regardless whether the claim is backdated), are required to provide this documentation within 21 days of application or the date determined by IDES. Individuals who applied for PUA before January 31, 2021 and receive(d) a payment of PUA on or after December 27, 2020, are required to provide employment or self-employment documentation, or documentation demonstrating the beginning of employment or self-employment, within 90 days of application or the date determined by IDES. These deadlines may be extended if the individual shows good cause, and deadlines will be communicated on verification requests provided by the Department.

Documentation can include, but is not limited to, paycheck stubs, earnings and leave statements showing the employer’s name and address, W-2 forms when applicable, state or federal employer identification numbers, business licenses, tax returns, business receipts, signed affidavits from persons verifying the individual’s self-employment, letters offering employment, statements or affidavits by individuals verifying an offer of employment, written business plans, or a lease agreement.

o  Overpayment Waivers: IDES has reached out to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for additional direction on the process of addressing waivers on a case-by-case basis, as required by federal guidance. The Department is in the process of identifying which PUA overpayments are subject to waiver, creating a notice and questionnaire for PUA claimants with an overpayment to request a waiver and supply the information needed to make determinations, and drafting determination notices regarding waivers.

This is a new process provided for in the CAA. The Department is aware this population is seeking quick resolution on any request made to waive an overpayment, and has a set goal of moving through this process in a manner that provides clarity for claimants and allows the Department to efficiently review requests for waiver, while following the federal requirement that each case be reviewed on an individual basis.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): The CAA provides an additional 11 weeks of PEUC benefits. However, claimant transition to PEUC will vary based on how and when claimants exhaust eligibility for benefits within the various regular and federal unemployment programs. Transition will be evaluated and determined on a claimant-by-claimant basis, and claimants will be notified of their transitions.
Transition Language Between Programs or with a New Benefit Year: The Department’s subject-matter experts are working through the transition language necessary to maintain eligibility for claimants who may exhaust various programs. This involves programming and testing changes within all programs.
Extended Benefits (EB): According to unemployment rate data published by the federal government, the Illinois unemployment rate has fallen below the threshold established by law for the additional 7 weeks of EB to be available in Illinois. Illinois remains triggered onto the standard 13 weeks of EB, and is available to claimants who have exhausted the allotted 26 weeks of regular state unemployment benefits, the 13 weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits, and (in some cases) the additional 11 weeks of PEUC benefits established under the CAA. Claimants who received 13 or more weeks of EB will transition to the maximum 11 additional weeks of PEUC.
Mixed-Earning Unemployment Compensation (MEUC): States have prioritized managing through CAA changes related to existing programs but intend to move quickly to build the program necessary to implement MEUC. The Department will partner with stakeholders to publicize the program, including eligibility requirements.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/3/21

Violation of Stalking No Contact Order, Disorderly Conduct, H21-0441, 2021-0890

Time: 08:18 am

Location: 700 S 1st Avenue Hoopeston

Complainant: 34-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Arrestee: Johnson, Jamie M (F) (46) of Hoopeston

Details: Complainant contact Hoopeston Police reference to Court Order that prohibits the arrestee from making contact. Arrestee was located at her residence in the area and was taken straight to PSB Danville. She will have to appear before a judge to have bond hearing set.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/3/2021

 

Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4

 

Our region and even our county is looking much better, but again, it is important to stay vigilant and continue to take the necessary precautions so that we do not slide back. 

 

Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is:   4.6%

Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is:     6%

 

Vaccination Updates

 

4,248 (as of yesterday) vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents.  504 have been fully vaccinated.  

 

Our plan is to still open up our phone lines on February 16th to begin taking more appointments. 

 

We have a full load this week for our COVID19 clinics !  We have over 600 scheduled this week for both 2nd dose and 1st doses and we feel that we will have the majority of our Vermilion County K-12 Education Staff completed who wanted to receive a vaccine.  This week our clinics are STILL at the Vermilion County Health Department. On February 11th, we will begin our clinics at the Fischer Theatre.  I have also attached a parking lot guide around the Fischer Theatre for those who ask.

 

We are also working with Carle and OSF as they begin to take on their patients to give vaccines.  This is information for what their options are: 

 

 If you are 75 and older, and a resident of Vermilion County, you may have the opportunity to receive a vaccine through special clinics at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center or Carle Danville on Fairchild.  Please do not call your providers office, instead call 217-902-6100 to check appointment availability.    Carle will also be moving to the Village Mall and will be ramping up their vaccine clinics (hoping to do at least 2,000 a week).

 

OSF HealthCare is offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to patients by appointment only. Patients will receive an invite for their appointment via OSF MyChart, email, or phone. OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (greater than 65) with additional risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first.  

 

This is an amazing partnership with both our hospitals that we are forever grateful for. 

 

Vaccine questions/concerns I am getting:

 

Right now, until the CDC and the State say otherwise, people will still need to isolate and quarantine even if they are vaccinated.  Everything is still status quo. 

School sports are back in session and it has been recommended by the state to go by the 14-day quarantine since they will be more likely to not have the 6 feet, 15 minute separation.  Another option if schools want to continue to go by the 10-day option if the students have no symptoms, they could require a negative test on day 9 or 10 to return back to school.  Again, the 14 day is the best practice, but understand that some schools may want to continue with the 10-day option. 

 

 

Case updates

 

We are up to 7,570 cases (this is about 10% of our population) with 22 hospitalizations.  Our total number of deaths related to COVID19 are 91, but we have quite a few we are looking into to confirm residencies.  Our current active cases are at 524.   

 

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ILLINOIS SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces that it will be awarding $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois, full-time online learning is acceptable.

 

Sheriff Derek W.M. Hagen, Iroquois County, will be awarding one (I) scholarship in the amount of $500.

 

There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:

 

• Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents

• Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois

• Students must be enrolled as a full_time student during the 2021-2022 school year (excluding summer session.)

 

Applications are now available at the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office or on the internet @ https://www.ilsheriff.org/youth-2/ Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office, 550 S. 10th Street, Watseka, Illinois 60970 by March 15th, 2021 (Must be postmarked by this date).

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Illinois State Police Investigate Officer-Involved Death in East Peoria

East Peoria, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Zone 4
was requested by the East Peoria Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting
involving an East Peoria Police Officer. The incident occurred on February 2, 2021, at
approximately 1:00 a.m. in the parking lot of CVS at the corner of Farmdale Road and Washington
Street in East Peoria, Illinois.


Initial information indicates that the East Peoria Police Department was responding to a domestic
violence situation. Upon arrival, officers were advised the suspect had left the scene. An East
Peoria Police officer located the suspect vehicle in the CVS parking lot and was stabbed multiple
times by the suspect. The officer shot the suspect and responding officers provided medical care
to the suspect. The officer was transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene. No other officers were injured during the
incident.


One adult female victim and one juvenile female victim were transported to an area hospital and
are recovering from injuries sustained in the initial domestic incident.


The incident is being investigated by ISP Zone 4 Investigations with assistance from ISP Crime
Scene Services Command. This incident is an active and ongoing investigation, and no additional
information will be released at this time.

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/2/21


We are reporting 33 new cases today (two residents in their 80s, seven in their 60s, six in their 50s, seven in their 40s, three in their 30s, five teens, and three grade-school-aged children), and 55 released, which brings us to a total of 7,461 positive cases.


The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will return to the front parking lot of the health department on Saturday and Sunday.

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Hoopeston Police Report 2/1/21

Violation of Order Protection H21-0410 2021-0821

Time: 2:53pm

Location: 800 E. Seminary

Arrested: Bryan Piggush (61) (M) of Hoopeston

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

an investigation, officers located and arrested Mr. Piggush. He was taken to HPD to be processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

 

 

 

Traffic Accident H21-0416

Time: 10:30pm

Location: 500 block of N. 8th Ave

Unit #1: 2007 BMW Sedan driven by Keegan Casper () of Rankin

Unit #2: Tree

Details: Unit #1 was traveling W. bound on Thompson ave. Due to a large amount of snow unit #1 slid off the roadway and struck a tree in the 500 block of N. 8th ave. No injuries reported. No citations issued. Unit #1 was insured

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 2/1/2021


We are reporting 79 new cases today (three residents in their 80s, one in their 70s, ten in their 60s, fifteen in their 50s, eleven in their 40s, twelve in their 30s, nine in their 20s, eight teens, nine grade-school-aged children, one pre-schooler), and 83 released, which brings us to a total of 7,428 positive cases.


The Mobile COVID-Testing Team will return to the front parking lot of the health department on Saturday and Sunday.


We will have three vaccination clinics at the Health Department this week, focusing on second-dose vaccinations for health-care providers and first-dose vaccinations for educators.

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