WHPO Blog Archives for 2021-04

Hoopeston Police Report 4/30/21

Traffic Accident (PD) H21-1756

Date of Accident; April 28, 2021

Time of Accident; 12:05pm

Location of Accident; Primrose and Cornjerker Way

Unit 1; 2015 Jeep Driven by David Memenga (M) (83) of Hoopeston

Property Damaged; City of Hoopeston Street Sign

Details; Unit 1 Came to Hoopeston PD and reported that he had struck a Street Sign trying to avoid a fox. No injuries and Unit 1 is insured.

 

 

 

Warrant Arrested

Time: 6:50PM

Location: 301 W Main St(Hoopeston Police Department)

Arrested: William J Rossolillie Jr.(22)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Rossolillie came to HPD to turn himself in on an active Douglas County Warrant (20CM42). Mr. Rossolillie posted bond and was released with a new court date.

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Vermilion County Murder suspects bond set at 5 million

The two women who have been charged in the death of Richard Truett are alleged to have teamed together to kill him before dumping his body across the state line.

 

41-year-old Michelle Ingram of Ridge Farm and 34-year-old Bailey Castigliola of Danville were each arraigned Thursday afternoon on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealing a homicidal death. Judge Chuck Mockbee set their bonds at $5 million each.

 

Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy says the two women are alleged to have committed the murder after Ingram accused Mr. Truett, who was a 46-year-old Westville resident, of inappropriate conduct with minors.

 

The women picked up Mr. Truett from his home on December 28th. Once inside, Lacy says that Castigliola stabbed him in the leg, causing him to bleed out. At the same time, Ingram choked him.

 

Lacy says that the women drove Mr. Truett’s body to a farm field north of Covington, where they dumped his body. A farmer found the remains on April 7th.

 

Vermilion County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Mike Hartshorn said that Ingram and Castigliola were considered suspects early on in Mr. Truett’s disappearance. Both were taken into custody a few weeks ago and were initially charged with lesser counts of aggravated battery in the case.

 

Both suspects have had run ins with law enforcement before. Lacy says that Ingram has forgery and marijuana convictions and has two pending battery cases. Castigliola has had multiple drug arrests and a contempt of court conviction in California.

 

The pair face natural life in prison if convicted of the most serious murder charge.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/30/21

We are reporting 28 new cases today (three residents in their 60s, six in their 50s, three in their 40s, six in their 30s, five in their 20s, three teens, one toddler, and one infant), and 15 released, which brings us to a total of 9,194 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 132 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 8 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 122 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 135,145 negative test results.

Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.

Our focus the rest of this week and next week will be on first-dose Moderna vaccinations and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at smaller clinics in Danville and around the county.  Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264 for details.

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2 charged in murder of Vermilion County man

Two people have been charged after the remains of a missing Vermilion County man were found.

On Dec. 28, 2020, Richard Truett was reported to be missing. He was last seen in the evening of Dec. 27, 2020, when he left his home near Westville with Michelle Ingram.

During the investigation, authorities recovered forensic evidence and named Ingram and Bailey Castigliola as suspects in this case.

On Feb. 24, Ingram was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. This comes after she reportedly gave specific details about the events that led to Truett's death.

Then, an arrest warrant was issued for Castigliola for aggravated battery. She was taken into custody on March 8 by the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department.

On Wednesday, April 7, human remains were found in a farm field north of Covington, Ind.

DNA analysis confirmed these remains to be of Truett.

On Wednesday, April 28, Ingram and Castigliola were charged with the murder of Truett.

They will be arraigned on Thursday, April 29.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/29/21

We are reporting 14 new cases today (two residents in their 50s, two in their 40s, one in their 30s, seven in their 20s, and two grade-school-aged children), and 9 released, which brings us to a total of 9,166 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 132 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 8 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 109 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

The B-117 variant – a more-contagious version of COVID-19 – is moving throughout our community.

 

As the number of new COVID cases continues to increase, the number of COVID-related hospitalizations and the number of COVID-related deaths increase. 

 

The increase in cases can impact the number of open hospital beds, our workplaces and our schools. 

 

Wearing face masks and practicing social distancing can help to slow the spread of this disease.  Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.

 

Our focus the rest of this week and next week will be on first-dose Moderna vaccinations and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at smaller clinics in Danville and around the county.  Please check our website, www.vchd.org, or call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264 for details. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/28/21

We are reporting 19 new cases today (three residents in their 60s, two in their 50s, two in their 40s, five in their 30s, five in their 20s, and two teens), and 9 released, which brings us to a total of 9,152 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 132 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 7 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 104 active COVID cases in the county.

The B-117 variant – a more-contagious version of COVID-19 – is moving throughout our community.

As the number of new COVID cases continues to increase, the number of COVID-related hospitalizations and the number of COVID-related deaths increase.

The increase in cases can impact the number of open hospital beds, our workplaces and our schools.

Wearing face masks and practicing social distancing can help to slow the spread of this disease.  Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.

Our focus the rest of this week and next week will be on first-dose Moderna vaccinations and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at smaller clinics in Danville and around the county.  Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264 for details.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/28/21

Warrant Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine, DWLR H21-1740 2021-3284

Time: 5:36pm

Location: Alleyway of 700 blk S 1st Av

Arrested: Troy Knight (M) (34) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped out with Mr. Knight knowing he had an outstanding

warrant. A computer checked confirmed that information and subject was

arrested. It was also revealed that he had a revoked driver’s license and

methamphetamines were found on his person. Subject was taken to the PSB

to await arraignment.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/27/21

We vaccinated 180 people today, all 2nd dose vaccinations.  I sent out an email earlier today that had the dates and locations of future clinics.  Please share so that more people are aware of all the opportunities they have to get vaccinated.    16 and 17 year olds can get their vaccines at CVS or Walgreens right now.

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

  *   Carle:    Please visit their website for more information:  (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information<https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information> )
  *   OSF:  Please visit their website for more information:   (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/<https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/>),
  *   Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/<https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/>)  Appointments only available via phone (877)692-8686 or by making it in person at the clinic.
  *   VA:  www.danville.va.gov<http://www.danville.va.gov>
  *   CVS in Hoopeston has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.cvs.com<http://www.cvs.com>
  *   Walgreens in Danville has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+:  www.walgreens.com<http://www.walgreens.com>
  *   Meijer:  https://clinic.meijer.com/<https://clinic.meijer.com/>

Regional Metrics (as of April 20thh) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>
Region 6 – 2.9% positivity rate
Vermilion County 7-day positivity rate – 2.7%
ICU availability – 39%
Patient increases – 6 out of the last 10 days*  This is above the Metrics.  We want to see no more than 3 out of the last 10 days with patient increases.


COVID 19 Daily Updates (available on our COVID19 page on our website)
As of April 26th, 2021

 

We are reporting 31 new cases today (two residents in their 70s, one in their 60s, three in their 50s, six in their 40s, two in their 30s, eleven in their 20s, two teens, two grade-school-aged children, one pre-schooler and one toddler), and 53 released, which brings us to a total of 9,133 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 132 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 94 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 133,649 negative test results.

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  35,220
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,028
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  20.87%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,381 (56.41%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  7,646 (16.32%)
62.84% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
21.04% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/27/21

Possession of Meth Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession with intent to deliver 1121-1710 2021-3233

 

Time:

3: 1 OPM

Location:

S 2nd Ave/W Washington

Arrested:

Joseph M Castaneda(40)M)of Hoopeston

Details:

1--IPD officers were out with Mr. Castaneda when a quick search of his person resulted in the above charges. Mr. Castaneda was transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

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Open house to celebrate Hoopeston Alderman

  Hoopeston residents are invited to an open house to for three longtime aldermen.

     Bill Goodwine, with 29 years on the city council, Carl Ankenbrand, with 19 years’ service, and Bill McElhaney, with 13 years, will be honored with a reception from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday 4/30/21 at Hoopeston City Hall, 301 W. Main St.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/26/21

We are reporting 30 new cases today (two residents in their 70s, two in their 60s, five in their 50s, one in their 40s, seven in their 30s, six in their 20s, three teens, and four grade-school-aged children), and 6 released, which brings us to a total of 9,102 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death -- a woman in her 80s.  Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.  We have lost a total of 132 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently ten Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 116 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 131,888 negative test results.

The B-117 variant – a more-contagious version of COVID-19 – is moving throughout our community.

As the number of new COVID cases continues to increase, the number of COVID-related hospitalizations and the number of COVID-related deaths increase.

The increase in cases can impact the number of open hospital beds, our workplaces and our schools.

Wearing face masks and practicing social distancing can help to slow the spread of this disease.  Please continue to be vigilant.  Make smart choices.  Be safe.

We will continue to have additional vaccination resources and Illinois National Guard personnel in our county for a few more weeks.  While we and our health-care partners will continue to offer COVID vaccinations for the foreseeable future, the clinics will not be at this level of availability for long.  If you are considering getting a COVID vaccination, please do so sooner rather than later.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/26/21

Leaving the scene of an accident, Operating Uninsured Vehicle H21-1697

Time: 1:47PM

Location: 700 blk of Euclid Avenue

Arrested: Becky Gibson(36)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers was dispatched for a report of a vehicle striking a street sign. HPD officers later located the vehicle and arrested Ms. Gibson. Ms. Gibson was transported to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

 

FIRE CALL

Time: 10:18 am

Location: 426 E Honeywell

Details: Centennial manor apartment resident called in an audible alarm in one of the apartments. HFD arrived on the scene to find maintenance working on a water leak. There was no fire.

 

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 8:40 pm

Location: Parkview Court for Danville Housing Authority

Details: HFD was dispatched to investigate burning in the area. No fire found just appeared to be heavy fog moving into town from the West.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/23/21

We are reporting 16 new cases today (one resident in their 70s, one in their 50s, two in their 40s, five in their 30s, three in their 20s, two teens, and two grade-school-aged children), and 11 released, which brings us to a total of 9,072 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 131 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently seven Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 93 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 130,859 negative test results.

The Illinois National Guard is continuing to assist us with our vaccination clinics.  While our focus this week will be on providing second-dose Moderna vaccinations at the airport to those who received their first-dose Moderna vaccinations last month, we are offering some first-dose vaccination opportunities.  Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264 for details.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/22/21

Traffic Accident (PD) H21-1629

Date of Accident; April 20,

Time of Accident; 2:24pm

Location; South 1st Ave/W Penn St

Unit 1; 2009 Chrysler Driven By Ricardo Garcia (M) (35) of Hoopeston

Unit 2; 2011 Volkswagen Driven By Troy L. Pentecost (M) (57) of Hoopeston

Details; At the above time and date, HPD responded to a report of an accident.

Unit1 was driving north bound on 1st Ave. Stopped for stop sign then continued north bound not seeing Unit 2. Striking Unit 2 front driver side. No injuries reported at the time of call. Both Units insured. Both Units were driven away from scene.

 

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 9:23PM

Location: 800 blk of E Main ST

Details: HFD was dispatched for an active Carbon Monoxide Detector. No levels found.

No report of injury or illness.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/22/21

Today was our last clinic at DACC.  We administered 245 doses today.  We would like to thank Dr. Nacco and all his staff and their generosity for allowing us to have numerous clinics at the community college.  We administered almost 2,000 doses at DACC during our 10 clinics there.  We would also like to thank the Danville Police Department for their help with security at our DACC site as well.   We also had our 2nd clinic at St. Mary’s in Westville and administered 137 doses.  This gave us a total of 382 doses administered today. 

 

We will be at the Vermilion Regional Airport tomorrow thru Saturday, from 8-3.  This will be our last 3 clinics at the airport and our last drive thru opportunities at this time.   We are really slowing down with doses given to Vermilion County residents.  Please continue to encourage our community to take advantage of the vaccinations opportunities that we have. 

 

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

Regional Metrics (as of April 16th)

Region 6 – 3.2% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 2.4% positivity rate

ICU availability – 40%

Patient increases – 8 out of the last 10 days*  This is above the Metrics.  We want to see no more than 3 out of the last 10 days with patient increases. 

 

 

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

As of April 21st, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  34,369
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  15,454
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  20.12%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,276 (55.71%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  7,178 (15.71%)
62.49% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
20.56% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 


We are reporting 17 new cases today (six residents in their 50s, three in their 40s, two in their 30s, three in their 20s, and three teens), and 11 released, which brings us to a total of 9,056 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 131 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently five Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 88 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 130,145 negative test results.

 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Vaccination Clinic 4/26/2021

WATSEKA, IL – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois 
Memorial Hospital, will be hosting a community-based, COVID-19 vaccination clinic for qualified individuals. 
We are currently scheduling the following: 
? Pfizer Vaccination Clinic (Illinois residents, age 16 and older) – Monday, April 26, 2021; 7:00 AM – 7:40 AM 
? Moderna Vaccination Clinic (Illinois residents, age 18 and older) – Monday, April 26, 2021; 7:50 AM – 8:40 AM 
To schedule your appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department) or Facebook 
page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to schedule over the phone. Please note that this 
vaccine is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. 
At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary 
care physician will not be required. 
The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main 
entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals 
who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance 
on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or 
quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, 
and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy 
access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. 
ICPHD is expecting to receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of 
Illinois. If you are unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future 
notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available. 
As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive 
the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website:
https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department. 
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about 
the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For 
individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/21/21

There were no COVID19 Vaccination Clinics scheduled today.  Tomorrow is our last scheduled clinic at DACC from 8a -3p and then we will be back at the airport Thursday – Saturday. 

 

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

Regional Metrics (as of April 16th)

Region 6 – 3.1% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 2.3% positivity rate

ICU availability – 41%

Patient increases – 9 out of the last 10 days*  This is above the Metrics.  We want to see no more than 3 out of the last 10 days with patient increases. 

 

 

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

As of April 20th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  34,255
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  15,375
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  20.02%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,248 (55.52%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  7,127 (15.22%)
62.41% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
20.51% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Vermilion County Case Counts

 

We are reporting 18 new cases today (three residents in their 70s, three in their 50s, one in their 40s, five in their 30s, three in their 20s, two teens, and a grade-school-aged child), and 12 released, which brings us to a total of 9,039 positive cases.

We are saddened to report three more COVID-related deaths -- a woman in her 80s, and two men in their 70s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 131 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently five Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 82 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 130,145 negative test results.

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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Nighttime Enforcement Patrols in Vermilion County

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

 

Violations Enforcement Activity

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 0

Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 0

Occupant Restraint Offenses 0

Registration Offenses 4

Driver’s License Offenses 5

Insurance Violations 3

Total Citations/Arrests 21

Total Written Warnings 12

 

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

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Local Attorney to be sworn in to the Vermilion County Board

The Vermilion County Board is appointing a local attorney and former state representative to fill a vacant seat in District 2.

Steve Miller will be sworn in during the board’s next meeting on Tuesday night. He is filling the seat that was formerly held by Chuck Mockbee III, who died in February.

Miller represented Vermilion County in Springfield from 1980-1982 and is also a former county board member. He is a partner at the Acton and Snyder law firm in Danville, specializing in real estate, wills, municipal law and bankruptcy cases.

District 2 includes the areas north and west of Danville, including Alvin, Armstrong, Bismarck, Collison, Muncie, Newtown, Oakwood and Potomac.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/19/21

 

We are reporting 6 new cases today (two residents in their 70s, one in their 60s, one in their 50s, one in their 30s, and one teen), and 6 released, which brings us to a total of 9,021 positive cases.

We are saddened to report two more COVID-related deaths -- a man in his 80s, and a man in his 70s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 128 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently nine Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 79 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 129,336 negative test results.

 

 

We vaccinated about 145 people today.    We still have plenty of openings at DACC on Wednesday, 4/21, from 8-3 for both 1st and 2nd Moderna Vaccine doses.   We will be back to the Airport on Thursday, 4/22– Saturday, 4/24.  Anyone 18 and older can sign for our upcoming clinics by going to our website:  www.vchd.org , or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  We are also accepting walk-ins! 

 

We hope to hear something by Thursday or Friday for the upcoming Johnson and Johnson Clinics.  We have quite a few clinics on hold, but we will make our decisions by the end of this week if we will administer Moderna instead for our scheduled J and J clinics.    

 

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

Regional Metrics (as of April 16th)

Region 6 – 3.0% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 2.5% positivity rate

ICU availability – 40%

Patient increases – 8 out of the last 10 days*  This is above the Metrics.  We want to see no more than 3 out of the last 10 days with patient increases. 

 

 

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

As of April 19th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  34,122
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  15,284
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  19.90%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,232 (55.41%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  7,052 (15.06%)
62.32% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
20.45% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

 

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Vermilion County Phone Scam

A phone scam involving a scammer claiming to be Vermilion County law enforcement has surfaced in central Illinois.

 

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Office said a scammer claims to be Sgt. Bell and asks the victim to call them back at (630)765-5237. The scammer's number shows up on caller ID as the Vermilion County sheriff's administrative number.

 

These are not legitimate calls, the sheriff's office said, and citizens are reminded to not give any personal information over the phone. A citizen who receives a call like this should hang up immediately.

 

 

The identity of a legitimate police officer or deputy sheriff can always be confirmed by hanging up and dialing 911 to speak to a dispatcher.

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/19/21

Vicki Ford, 63, of Hoopeston, was arrested after police were called at 10:31 p.m. Sunday for a disturbance in the 400 block of South Fifth St. She was charged with disobeying police for refusing to comply to officer’s commands. Ford was released on a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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IDPH and Vermilion County Health Department Stress to Young people to get the vaccine

IDPH is seeing a rise in cases in our young adult population and are encouraging our young adults to get vaccinated!!  We have plenty of openings at our upcoming clinics.  Here is a run down of clinics that people can sign up!!  We encourage anyone 18 and older to receive their vaccine!  This is available on our website:  www.vchd.org.  With the guard here with us until the end of May, we can take anyone from the State of Illinois!!

 

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

You must click on the following links to set up an appointment for the following locations.  Clinics are open to all who are 18 and older. There is no cost for the vaccine.   If someone cannot make the appointments online, they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 and someone will be able to assist them.  Please check the following dates and locations below as some will be 2nd dose only and some will be 1st or 2nd dose.     

Vermilion County Health Department

COVID19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule

Appointments Highly Recommended, but Walk-ins Welcome (see times for walk-ins for each appointment day)

All Moderna Clinics are ongoing as planned 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:  Vermilion Regional AirportMODERNA CLINICS  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8-d1fe8bc0eeb8/  (This is a Drive Thru event and will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.  If cancelled, you will need to choose from the other dates provided as there will be no back-up location)  If you are receiving your 2nd dose, please bring your vaccination card.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the agency/hospital/pharmacy you received your 1st dose to get your information as we will not be able to look up the lot number and date information at the Airport.    – Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCO8U82

  • April 16th - 1st or 2nd dose  (If you receive your 1st dose at this clinic - you can get your 2nd dose at one of our clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department above).  Walk-ins are welcome no later than 1:30p
  • April 17th - 2nd dose ONLY , walk-ins welcome no later than 1:30p
  • April 22nd - 1st and 2nd dose (If you receive your 1st dose at this clinic-you can get your 2nd dose at one of our clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department above).  Walk-ins welcome no later than 1:30p
  • April 23rd - 2nd dose ONLY.  Walk-ins welcome no later than 1:30p
  • April 24th - 2nd dose ONLY.  Walk-ins welcome no later than 1:30p

 

 

Location:  DACC at Bremer MODERNA CLINICS  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153-aef2f4efe251/ –   Walk-ins welcome at all 3 DACC dates, but please come no later than 1:30p
If you are receiving your 2nd dose, please bring your vaccination card.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the agency/hospital/pharmacy you received your 1st dose to get your information as we will not be able to look up the lot number and date information at DACC.  Voucher Code:  VERMILIONCOVWKF

  • April 18th - 1st and 2nd dose (If you receive your 1st dose at this clinic - you can get your 2nd dose at one of our clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department above)
  • April 19th - 1st and 2nd dose (If you receive your 1st dose at this clinic - you can get your 2nd dose at one of our clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department above)
  • April 21st - 1st and 2nd dose (If you receive your 1st dose at this clinic - you can get your 2nd dose at one of our clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department above)

 

Location:  St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville: MODERNA  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/ecef62ee-c855-4958-8a94-7172b3f75a6d      Walk-ins welcome, no later than 1:30p

Voucher Code:  STMARYS2021   or STMARYS0421

  • April 21st, 2021 

 

Location: Vermilion County Health Department:  MODERNA CLINICS (We will continue to add more clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department.)  

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012    (Voucher Code - VCHD200)

  • April 26th, 2021 9a-2p MODERNA (2nd dose ONLY - specifically for those who received their vaccine at VCHD on March 29th or at other VCHD clinics, walk-ins welcome no later than 12:30p)
  • May 4th, 2021 - MODERNA (2nd dose ONLY - specifically for those who received their vaccine at VCHD on April 5th or other VCHD clinics, walk-ins welcome no later than 12:30p) 
  • May 14th, 2021 - MODERNA (2nd dose ONLY - specifically for those who received their 1st vaccine dose at DACC or the Vermilion Regional Airport, walk-ins welcome no later than 12:30p))
  • May 15th, 2021 - MODERNA (2nd dose ONLY - specifically for those who received their 1st vaccine dose at DACC or the Vermilion Regional Airport, walk-ins welcome no later than 10:30a)
  • May 20th, 2021 - MODERNA (2nd dose ONLY - specifically for those who received their 1st vaccine dose at DACC or the Vermilion Regional Airport, walk-ins welcome no later than 6:00p) 

 

 

PLEASE READ

If you have an appointment,  DO NOT come more than 5-10 minutes before your appointment.  

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

  1. Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.  
  2. If this is your 2nd dose (MODERNA), bring your vaccine card back with you.
  3. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are only for those 18 and older.
  4. If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant,  you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.  You no longer need a doctor's note if you are breastfeeding.  
  5. *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.
  6. If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.
  7. If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  8. If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.  
  9. If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  10. If you recently received your 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Johnson and Johnson), you cannot get your second dose until 28 days after your 1st dose.
  11. If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your first dose, the only vaccine we are administering at this point is Moderna and you will NOT be able to get your second dose here.
  12. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/17/21

Warrant Arrest, Driving While License Suspended H21-1566

Time: 17:53

Location: 1st Ave./W Maple St.

Arrested: Megan M Brewster (33) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD initiated a traffic stop at above. A computer check revealed Ms Brewster has a suspended drivers license and an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion County. She was processed at the HPD. Bond was paid and she was issued a Vermilion County court date and released.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/16/21

Criminal Damage to Auto H21-1535

Time: 08:04 am

Location: 700 block S. 1st Avenue

Complainant: 23-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Details: At the above time, the complainant contacted HPD reference to a person(s) unknown and without permission done damage to her vehicle.

 

 

Burglary to Residence H21-1536

Time: 08:30 AM

Location: 500 block W Washington St

Complainant: 28-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Details: After returning home from an extended trip family found the home had been broken into. Several items were removed from the home without permission.

 

Hit and Run Accident H21-1543

Time: 12:45pm

Location: 719 W Elm St, Fast Lanes

Unit #1: Unknown

Unit #2: 2019 Jeep Utility, parked and owned by Sandra Satterwhite of Rossville

Details: Owner of Unit #2 advised HPD officers that an unknown vehicle struck her

vehicle while it was parked. An investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/16/21

We vaccinated just over 100 individuals at the Vermilion Regional Airport today.    Once again, a huge thank you to all of our partners!  We still have plenty of openings at the Airport this week and DACC and the Airport next week.    Anyone 18 and older can sign for our upcoming clinics by going to our website:  www.vchd.org , or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.

 

 

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

Carle in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall:    Please visit their website for more information:  (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information ),

OSF:  Please visit their website for more information:   (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/),

Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/)  At Aunt Martha’s, they are running the vaccine clinic on Fridays and have open slots for this week.  Please email mmarquez@auntmarthas.org for appointment request.

VA:  www.danville.va.gov

CVS in Hoopeston has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.cvs.com

Walgreens in Danville has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+:  www.walgreens.com

Meijer:  https://clinic.meijer.com/

 

As of April 15th, 2021

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  33,219

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 4/14)

Active Cases:  42

Hospitalizations:  5

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,948

Total Released / Recovered:  8,780

Total Deaths – 126

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A Nevada man was killed Tuesday night in a vehicle/train accident at Woodland.

A Nevada man was killed Tuesday night in a vehicle/train accident at Woodland.

 

According to Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police reports, Greg Brutlag, 54, Las Vegas, Nevada, was pronounced dead at the scene on 1200 North Road and CSX railroad crossing west of 2120 East Road, rural Woodland. The accident happened at approximately 11:30 p.m.

 

According to the police reports, the initial investigation has indicated that the black GMC truck driven by Brutlag was westbound on 1200 North and went through the crossarm that was illuminated and across the crossing as a train was on the crossing and headed north.The Brutlag vehicle struck the side of the train and came to rest north of the crossing.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police, Iroquois County coroner, Woodland Fire Department and Riverside EMS were dispatched.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/15/21

Trespass to State Supported Property H21-1522

Time: 2:38am

Location: 721 S 1st Av

Arrested: Dayton Davis (24) (M) of Rantoul

Details: HPD officers were called to the area for the above subject being loud while

knocking on a door. A computer check revealed that Mr. Davis had previously

been trespassed from the apartment complex. He was arrested and taken to HPD

to be processed. He was later released with a Vermilion County court date.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/15/21

We are reporting 24 new cases today (two residents in their 80s, one in their 70s, two in their 60s, three in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 30s, six in their 20s, two teens, one grade-school-aged child, one toddler, as two infants), and 13 released, which brings us to a total of 8,948 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 126 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently five Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 42 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 126,906 negative test results.

 

 

We vaccinated 169 individuals at DACC today and will be finishing up another manufacturer as well.  These were mainly 2nd dose clinics today.  We still have plenty of openings at the DACC and the Airport this week.    Anyone 18 and older can sign for our upcoming clinics by going  to our website:  www.vchd.org , or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264. 

 

We hope to hear more about Johnson and Johnson soon and hope that we can begin those clinics as well.

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

State Guidance Updates:  The entire state is still in Phase 4

 

What will it take to get to the Bridge Phase:  To advance into the Bridge Phase, the entire state must reach a 70 percent first dose vaccination rate for residents 65 and over, maintain a 20 percent or higher ICU bed availability rate and hold steady on COVID-19 patients in the hospital, COVID-like illness hospital admissions, and mortality rate over a 28-day monitoring period.

 

Right now, we have about 62% of our 65+ population who are vaccinated. 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.6% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.4% positivity rate

ICU availability – 38%

Patient increases – 6 out of the last 10 days*  This is above the Metrics.  We want to see no more than 3 out of the last 10 days with patient increases. 

 

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

As of April 14th, 2021

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  32,701
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  14,194
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  18.48%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,007 (53.90%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  6,187 (13.21%)
61.81% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
19.91% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 4/13)
Active Cases:  31
Hospitalizations:  4
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,924
Total Released / Recovered:  8,767
Total Deaths – 126

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/14/21

Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving while licenses expired H21-1512 2021-2875

Time: 2:13PM

Location: N 4th St. E Seminary Ave

Arrested: Christopher A Burton(48)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop. A Computer search showed Mr.

Burton to have an expired license, a search of his persons found him to have

Methamphetamine on him. Mr. Burton was transported to HPD for

processing and later transported to PSB

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update4/14/21

We are reporting 25 new cases (two residents in their 80s, one in their 60s, three in their 50s, six in their 40s, three in their 30s, four in their 20s, and six teens), and 31 released, which brings us to a total of 8,924 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 126 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently four Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 31 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 126,009 negative test results.

The Illinois National Guard is continuing to assist us with our vaccination clinics.  While our focus the next two weeks will be on providing second-dose Moderna vaccinations at DACC and at the airport to those who received their first-dose Moderna vaccinations last month, we are offering some first-dose vaccination opportunities.  Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264 for details.

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Illinois Department of Public Health Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Illinois Follows CDC and FDA Guidance, Advises Providers to Use Moderna and Pfizer Doses for Existing Appointments

 

SPRINGFIELD – In accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution.  The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

 

IDPH has notified all Illinois COVID-19 providers throughout the state to discontinue use of the J&J vaccine at this time. In order to keep appointments, IDPH is strongly advising providers to use Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. 

 

Moderna and Pfizer make up the vast majority of doses on hand in the State of Illinois. This week, the state’s allocation of J&J was 17,000 doses. For the week of April 18, 2021, the expected allocation for the State is 483,720 total doses. Of that total allocation, 5,800 doses were expected to be J&J.

 

Per the federal health authorities, people who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. Patients with other clinical questions should contact their health care provider.

 

IDPH will continue to update the public as additional information becomes available.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/13/21

NEW JOHNSON AND JOHNSON Location – PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL YOUR GROUPS AND PARTNERS

Location:  Vermilion County Health Department
Date:  4/17/21
Time:  9-3
Type of Vaccine:  Johnson and Johnson
Link: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/9b9405c5-5c7f-49a7-aba2-11b351450f7c/?year=2021&month=4<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/9b9405c5-5c7f-49a7-aba2-11b351450f7c/?year=2021&month=4>
Voucher Code:  VCHD200


Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

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


Once again, please share!!  There is absolutely no reason why our county should not be leading the pack with our % of population vaccinated, but instead we are STILL closer to the bottom. (and no, I haven’t forgotten to update this….we are still at the bottom!)

MASK UPDATE
We have had multiple calls from various concerned citizens about mask updates.  These are from workplaces, churches, restaurant customers, etc.  The mask mandate is STILL required in public places.   It is likely that not ALL your employees, patrons, customers, congregation have been fully vaccinated.   Please continue to take precautions.  We, as a county, have a very low positivity rate right now.  We had that over the summer and then had an explosion of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the fall.  That is something no one wants to repeat.  We are still in Phase 4 Guidance.

State Guidance Updates:

  *   Phase 4 Restore Guidance:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf<https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf>
  *   Bridge Phase FAQs:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/bridge-phase-faqs<https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/bridge-phase-faqs>

Regional Metrics
Region 6 – 2.6% positivity rate
Vermilion County – 1.4% positivity rate
ICU availability – 39%
Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days

COVID 19 Daily Updates (available on our COVID19 page on our website)
As of April 12th, 2021


Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  32,305
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  13,925
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  18.13%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  7,921 (53.32%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  6,004 (12.82%)
61.66% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
19.68% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose



Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 4/11)
Active Cases:  37
Hospitalizations:  4
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  8,899
Total Released / Recovered:  8,736
Total Deaths – 126

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/13/21

Assault(CITY) Delayed entry H21-1474

Date and Time: 04/10/2021 9:03PM

Location: 700 blk of E Honeywell

Complainant: 43 year old Female of Hoopeston

Arrested: 16 year old Male of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a verbal altercation. The 16yr old was later located and given a City Notice to Appear.

 

Fire Alarm

Time: 11:36 am

Location: 426 E Honeywell Av. Centennial Manor

Details: Activated fire alarm, 2nd call advised of a fire on 2nd floor. HFD and Arrow responded to the scene. No report of injuries or damage at the report of the call.

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Hoopeston Man Dies in the Vermilion County Jail

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department says an inmate Joshua J. Edwards 43 of Hoopeston died Sunday at the Public Safety Building in Danville.

 

Chief Investigator Capt. Michael Hartshorn says Edwards was found unresponsive Sunday in his cell by a correctional officer. He says the jail guard was conducting a routine cell check.

“Correctional officers began resuscitation efforts on Edwards and called for an ambulance,” Hartshorn says. “Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and Edwards was pronounced deceased.”

 

The sheriff’s captain says Illinois State Police was contacted to investigate the death.

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/12/21

CRIMINAL TRESPASS; RESISTING/OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER H21-1451

Date: 04/09/21

Time: 10:06 PM

Location: 500 Blk N 10th Ave

Victim: 30 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Chase R Hensley (25) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD called to the residence ref a subj being in her res without permission. Subj was found, arrested, and released with a Vermilion County court date.

DOMESTIC BATTERY H21-1460

Time: 03:12 AM

Location: 800 Blk E Main Street

Victim: 78 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Joshua J Edwards (43) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD called to the residence ref a subj causing problems. He was arrested and taken to the PSB for processing.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS; AGG BATTERY TO PEACE OFFICER X2; RESIST/OBSTRCT PEACE OFFICER

H21-1462

Time: 05:06 AM

Location: 500 Blk N 10th Ave

Victim: 30 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Chase R Hensley (25) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD called back to the residence ref the same subj being in the residence after he was advised by HPD officers not to return. Subj was arrested, processed, and taken to the PSB.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/12/21

We are reporting 17 new cases and 209 released which brings us to a total of 8,899 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a woman in her 30s.  Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.  We have lost a total of 126 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently four Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 37 active COVID cases in the county.

 

The Illinois National Guard is continuing to assist us with our vaccination clinics.  While our focus the next two weeks will be on providing second-dose Moderna vaccinations at DACC and at the airport to those who received their first-dose Moderna vaccinations last month, we are offering some first-dose vaccination opportunities.  Please check our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264 for details.

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  32,053

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  13,699

Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  7,874  (53%)

Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  5,825   (12.4%)

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Hoopeston Fire department responds to a garage fire

Fire Call

Time: 06:00 AM

Location: 1900 East Rd & State Route 9 area

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

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedule in Iroquois County

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


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


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


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

 

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/9/21

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

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

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


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

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

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


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


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


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

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

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

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/9/21

Traffic Accident H21-1416

Time: 4:29PM

Location: E Orange St/S 7th Ave

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

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

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 7:18PM

Location: 1121 S Dixie Hwy(Lithgow Automotive)

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

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/8/21

Warrant Arrest H21-1384

Time: 12:32am

Location: 300 blk E Penn

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

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

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

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

court date.

 

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

Time: 03:21 AM

Location: 912 S Dixie Highway, Old WHPO Plaza Building

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

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

 

Illegal Burn (City Ordinance) H21-1395

Time: 4:38pm

Location: 600 block of E. Thompson

Arrested: Randy Dillon (38) Hoopeston male

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

 

 

 

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Illinois State Police to Conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

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

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

- Driving Under the Influence (DUI);

- Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;

- Speeding;

- Distracted Driving; and,

- All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

 

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

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/8/2021

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

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

 

Updates / Guidance: 

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

 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 2.4% positivity rate

ICU availability – 47%

Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days

 

 

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

As of April 7th, 2021

 

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

 

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

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ELECTION RESULTS-VERMILION COUNTY

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


44 CAROLYN WANDS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

63 ALICIA GONZALEZ
109 JEFF BEUKELMAN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

545 LOGAN VANCE
728 CHUCK WALLS

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

95 JENNY THOLL

 

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

398 MICHAEL ACORD

 

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

 

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

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/7/21

Driving While License Suspended H21-1359

Time: 3:47am

Location: 1022 W Penn St, Casey’s

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

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

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

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

later released with a traffic court date.

 

 

Bicycle Found

Time: 10 AM

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

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

City Hall.

 

 

 

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

Time: 2:30pm

Location: 400 block of W. Washington

Arrested: Audrey Powell (38) Hoopeston female

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

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/7/21

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/6/21

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

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

 

Updates / Guidance: 

 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.9% positivity rate

ICU availability – 47%

Patient increases – 5 out of the last 10 days

 

 

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

As of April 5th, 2021

 

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

 

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

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/6/21

Fire Call

Time: 2:06 pm

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

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

 

Domestic Battery H21-1349 2021-2635

Time: 5:09pm

Location: 700 blk W Orange

Complainant: 41 year old Hoopeston male

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

Justin Hill (35) (M) of Hoopeston

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

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

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

await arraignment.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/5/21


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

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

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

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

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/5/21

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

Time: 12:35 pm

Location: 400 block W Lincoln St

Complainant: 45-year-old Hoopeston Man

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

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

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:59am

Location: 500 block of W. Penn

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

 

 

Warrant Arrest

Time: 5:41PM

Location: 700 blk of s 1st Ave

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

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

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

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

 

 

Criminal Damage (Under) H21-1326

Time of Call: 04:59am

Time of Arrest: 11:46pm

Location: 500 block of W. Penn St

Arrested: Chase R. Hensely (25) Hoopeston male

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hoopeston Police Report 4/1/21

Theft over, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

H21-1275 2021-2482

Time: 2:20PM

Location: 400 blk of W Main St

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

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

transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:44PM

Location: 100 blk of E Lincoln St

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

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 4/1/21

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

 

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

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

 

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

  • April 7th – Single Dose

 

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

  • April 10th – Single Dose 

 

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities

 

 

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

 

Updates / Guidance: 

 

 

 

Regional Metrics

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 1.4% positivity rate

ICU availability – 45%

Patient increases – 3 out of the last 10 days

 

 

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

As of March 31st, 2021

 

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

 

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

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THE GREATER ILLIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME NAMED

 THE GREATER ILLIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME!

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

Athletes

Edmund ‘Zeke” Bratkowski, Schlarman

Richard Byrd, Milford

Mike Christian, Schlarman

Candace Dark, Fountain Central

Greg Davis, Schlarman

 Tony “Bones” Davis, Schlarman

Wilbur “Sonny” Dickson, Danville

Darrin Fletcher, Oakwood

Tom Fletcher, Oakwood

Mike Hatfield, Hoopeston -East Lynn

Tiffany Johnson, Danville

Steve Jones, DACC

Anthony Jones, Danville

Richard “Sleepy” Klein, Schlarman

Joe Krakoski, Westville

Lia Biehl Lukkarenin, Oakwood

Greg Matta, Hoopeston – East Lynn

Kristin McBride, Hoopeston Area

Bill “Fig” Newton, Rockville

Kyle O'Brien, DACC

Stephanie White, Seeger

Sean Wilkus, Westville

Bryan Williams, Schlarman

Britney Rayburn, Attica

Ron Rigoni, Danville

Tom Smerdel, Danville

Josh “Smitty” Smith, Attica

Gabe Spezia, Westville

Willie Stinson, Schlarman

Melvin “Cotton” Whitlock, Danville

Rich Stoll, Attica

 

 

Coaches

Roger Beals, Chrisman

Greg Colby, Schlarman

Randy Feller, Hoopeston Area

Gene Gourley, Danville

Terry Hill, DACC

Greg Kirby, Danville

Dave Markwell, Oakwood

Thad Matta, Hoopeston - East Lynn

Clayton Miller, Westville

Paul Shebby, Danville/Schlarman

Mike Small, Danville

John Spezia, DACC

Joe Springer, DACC

Ray Wittmann, Oakwood

 

Legends

Fowler Connell, Commercial-News, WDAN

Max Shaffer, WDAN

Glenn “Braz” Brasel, Hoopeston

Jim Hellwig, Fountain Central

Gene Lash, Danville

Jim Richards, Hoopeston

Jim Sheppard, University of Illinois

Virgil Sweet, Covington

Ned Whitesell, Danville

 

Teams

Attica—2001 Boys basketball IHSAA Class A State Champions

Chrisman—1989 Boys Cross Country IHSA Class A State Champions

Chrisman—1989 Girls Cross Country       IHSA Class A State Champions

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

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

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

Danville—1982 Boys Golf      IHSA Class AA State Champions

Danville—1946 Boys Tennis  IHSA State Champions

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

Fountain Central –1983 Football      IHSAA Class A State Champions

North Vermillion—2002 Girls Basketball  IHSAA Class A State Champions

Schlarman—1980 Football     IHSA Class 2A State Champions

Seeger—2004 Football  IHSAA Class A State Champions

Turkey Run—1996 Softball    IHSAA State Champions

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

 

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