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WHPO Blog Archives for 2021-05

Hoopeston Police Report 5/31/21

Criminal Damage to Property, Trespassing H21-2362

Time: 4:49pm

Location: 300 blk N 8th Av

Complainant: 63 year old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD responded to the above location in reference to a criminal damage report.

Unknown suspect information. An investigation continues.

 

Fire Call

Time: 8:47pm

Location: 115 E Orange Av, Casey’s

Details: HFD responded to the report of the smell of electric wires burning. Fire

department cleared scene after checking the building with thermal camera.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/31/21

We are reporting 21 new cases (one resident in their 80s, one in their 70s, three in their 60s, three in their 50s, five in their 40s, four in their 30s, two teens, one grade-school-aged child, and one toddler), and 18 released, which brings us to a total of 9,897 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 138 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 9 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 144 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 21 cases being reported today, one of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.


We will have three COVID-vaccination clinics coming up at the Health Department – 200 South College Street in Danville -- next week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

•             June 2nd
•             9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson vaccine
•             10am-12pm:  Moderna vaccine

•             June 3rd
•             9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson vaccine
•             10am-12pm:  Moderna vaccine

•             June 4th
•             9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson vaccine
•             10am-12pm:  Moderna vaccine


People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Masks will be required at our events.

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics for the next few weeks.  We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later.

Illinois State Police Announce Results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrol in Vermilion County

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Vermilion County during May. These sTEPs allowed the ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding, and distracted driving violations during the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Occupant Restraint Violations 10

Driving Under the Influence and Drug/Alcohol-Related

Citations 0

Speeding Citations and Warnings 17

Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings 3

Total Citations 34

Total Written Warnings 11

 

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Vermilion County from late night May 29, 2021 to early morning May 30, 2021. The RSC was conducted at U.S. Route 150 eastbound at Henning Road, by District 10 officers.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 0

Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 8

Occupant Restraint Offenses 1

Registration Offenses 2

Driver’s License Offenses 8

Insurance Violations 10

Total Citations/Arrests 24

Total Written Warnings 15

 

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

 

Vermilion County Teen sentenced to 6 years in prison

A Danville man who admitted to stealing a car from a man who was trying to sell it to him has been sentenced to six years in prison.

 

19-year-old Elijah Edison pleaded guilty Friday morning before Judge Charlie Hall to one count of aggravated robbery, which is a class 1 felony.

 

The Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s office says that Edison contacted a man online who was trying to sell his vehicle through Facebook Marketplace. They met on October 15th and Edison took the vehicle for a test drive. The man told officers that when he suggested they sign the paper work, Edison began threatening him, indicating that he was armed, and then stole the vehicle.

 

Danville police officers later located Edison inside the vehicle. He admitted that he had stolen it.

 

As part of his plea agreement, Edison was also sentenced to four years in prison for threatening a public official, which he pleaded guilty to in an earlier case from last year. The sentences will run concurrently.

 

Edison was given credit for 226 days spent in the Public Safety Building.

Illinois State Police Release Video In Champaign Shootings

CHAMPAIGN, IL- The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) continue to investigate a shooting that occurred at the Town Center Apartments in the 2400 block of North Neil Street in Champaign on May 19, 2021 at approximately 3:24 a.m. involving the Champaign Police Department. The shootings resulted in the deaths of Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim and Darion Lafayette and injury to Champaign Police Officer Jeffrey Creel. In accordance with the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation’s commitment to integrity and transparency, the video of the events is being made available to the public.

 

The videos are taken from surveillance cameras at the apartment complex and Officers Oberheim and Creel’s body cameras. The videos can be accessed through this link: Creel bodycam https://youtu.be/61_vKLhhI48 Oberheim bodycam https://youtu.be/Km5WYULQO04 Surveillance Enhanced https://youtu.be/UlotrJS5VcQ Synced Video https://youtu.be/fXSOTcfGbzQ Surveillance https://youtu.be/dOpjP7mmgt0 The families of Oberheim and Lafayette have been afforded the opportunity to view the video prior to this release. This video was only redacted to comply with individuals’ personal privacy protections. This remains an ongoing investigation being conducted by ISP DCI Zone 5 and is under review by the Champaign County State’s Attorney Office. Additional information related to this investigation will be released by CCSA. 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/28/21

No local update today.

 

Of the 499 new cases we have reported since May 7, 10 of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.  Those 10 people are not necessarily hospitalized or deceased.

 

 

We vaccinated 57 people at our COVID-vaccination clinic today.

 

We will have three COVID-vaccination clinics coming up at the Health Department – 200 South College Street in Danville -- next week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

 

•             June 2nd

•             9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson vaccine

•             10am-12pm:  Moderna vaccine

 

•             June 3rd

•             9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson vaccine

•             10am-12pm:  Moderna vaccine

 

•             June 4th

•             9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson vaccine

•             10am-12pm:  Moderna vaccine

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Masks will be required at our events.

 

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics for the next few weeks.  We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later. 

Hoopeston Police Report 5/28/21

Violation of Order Protection H21-2260 2021-4312

Date/Time of Incident: 5/25/21 11:52am

Location: 500 blk E Main St

Date/Time of Arrest: 5/27/21 9:07pm

Location of Arrest: 100 blk W Main St

Complainant: 67 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Bailee Cannon (21) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers took a report from complainant about Ms. Cannon violating an

order of protection. Officers were unable to locate her at the time of report. They

later found her and she was arrested on charges. She was taken to HPD to be

processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/27/21

Fire Call

Time: 12:54am

Location: 705 S Dixie Hwy, Gibson Hospital

Details: HFD was called out to the report of a fire alarm. Fire department checked the

building with nothing found.

 

 

Theft, Trespassing(City) H21-2296

Time and Date: 10:44PM 05/25/2021

Location: 714 W Orange St.(Marathon Gas Station)

Complainant: 43 yr old Male of Hoopeston

Arrested: 13 yr old Male of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers responded to a report of theft. The Juvenile was located and

given a city notice to appear.

 

 

 

Theft Over $500.00 H21-2263 2021-4270

Time and Date: 1:54 PM 05/25/2021

Location: 800 blk of E McCracken Ave

Arrested: Craig I Stevens(42)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of missing items.

HPD officers located Mr. Stevens and transported him to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/27/21

We are reporting 25 new cases (four residents in their 70s, five in their 60s, two in their 50s, one in their 40s, seven in their 30s, three in their 20s, two teens, and one grade-school-aged child), and 42 released, which brings us to a total of 9,876 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 137 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 15 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 142 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 25 cases being reported today, one of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.


Our next COVID-vaccination clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 27 at the Vermilion County Health Department. Adults will be able to receive a Moderna vaccination or a Johnson & Johnson vaccination at that clinic. People can register for the clinic at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

Masks will be required at our events.

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics for the next few weeks. We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/26/21

Disorderly Conduct (City) H21-2264

Time: 2:01pm

Location: 300 block of East Main St.

Arrested: Craig I. Stevens (M) (42) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers were called to the above address in reference to a disturbance. Mr. Stevens was located and transported to HPD and released with a City notice to appear.

 

 

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County 20TR6430) H21-2274

Time: 6:49PM

Location: 301 W Main St. (Hoopeston Police Department)

Arrested: Tasha L Uppinghouse (30) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: Ms. Uppinghouse turned herself in on an outstanding Vermilion County Warrant. She was processed and later released with a new court date.

 

Battery (city) H21-2282

Time: 10:26pm

Location: 200 blk E Main St

Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Autumn Agramont (F) (28) of Hoopeston

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

Agramont was located and arrested for battery. She was taken to HPD to be

processed and later released with a city citation and city court date.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/26/21

We have the following clinics this week (information is available at www.vchd.org ) :

  • We will be at the Danville Housing Authority for their residents and guests with Johnson and Johnson on May 26th from 3pm-5pm.  There is no registration required and we ask that people come no later than 4:30.  This will be in their community room in the Administration Building.
  • On May 27th, we will be offering BOTH Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines between 9am-12pm HERE at the Health Department.  You can register at www.vchd.org or call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  We will also take walk-ins (please come no later than 11:30am) 
  • On May 28th, we will be doing 2nd doses at the Salvation Army from 11:30-4:00pm.  There is no registration required and we ask that people come no later than 3:30pm. 

 

 

There are still multiple opportunities to get vaccinated throughout Vermilion County. 

  • VCHD
  • OSF
  • Carle
  • VA
  • Aunt Martha’s
  • Some private providers
  • All Major Pharmacies in Vermilion County (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson are being offered at least to some of the pharmacies – it’s a good idea to call to see which vaccine they are offering if you have a preference)

 

 

Metrics, Vaccinations, and Cases

 

Today’s numbers include 33 added and 32 released.  We had 1 infant, 2 grade school children, 6 teens, 2 in their 20s, 5 in their 30s, 4 in their 40s, 5 in their 50s, 5 in their 60s, and 3 in their 90s.  We had 1 breakthrough case.  We will also be adding 2 additional deaths.  Please see below for full information on case counts.     

 

 

Regional Metrics (as of May 25th)

Region 6 – 2.4% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 3.3% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  4.5%  daily positivity rate on 5/22/2021

ICU availability – 42%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (CDC Data Tracker - Data as of May 25th at 6:00am)

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated:  18,007
Percentage of Vermilion County's TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  23.8%
Population 12 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,007
Percentage of 12 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  28.1%
Population 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  17,933
Percentage of 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  30.9%
Population 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  8,918
Percentage of 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  59.3%

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 5/25)
Active Cases:  159
Hospitalizations:  13 (8.2% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,851
Total Released / Recovered:  9,555
Total Deaths:  137

 

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CONDUCTED 4-HOUR CLICK IT OR TICKET, BORDER TO BORDER OPERATION

On Monday, May 24, 2021, the Illinois State Police (ISP) joined police departments nationwide to participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiative known as the “Click It or Ticket, Border to Border Operation,” an initiative aimed at reducing traffic fatalities on our nation’s highways.

 

Organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, Border to Border harnesses the power of 10,000 agencies across the nation – between states, cities and jurisdictions ­– to increase seat belt use in order to save lives.

 

“Our troopers patrol the roadways day and night in order to protect and educate all motorists in the State of Illinois. As the weather continues to warm up, our Troopers see an increase in motor vehicle accidents which include serious or fatal injuries, all of which could have been avoided,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “As an agency, our goal is to educate the motoring public and ensure everyone makes it home safely.”

                                                                  

 

 

 

From 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021, the ISP conducted enforcement details throughout the state to enforce and educate violators of the FATAL 4, which include: Speeding, Driving Under the Influence, Distracted Driving, and Seatbelt compliance.

 

During the enforcement detail the Illinois State Police reported the below activity:

Violations

Enforcement Activity

Distracted Driving Citations

88

Distracted Driving Written Warnings

53

Speeding Citations  

406

Speeding Written Warnings

212

Occupant Restraint (Seatbelt) Citations

190

Occupant Restraint (Seatbelt) Written Warnings

74

Driving Under the Influence Violations

8

 

The message we are trying to send throughout the State of Illinois is: Seatbelts save lives. The simple act of wearing a seatbelt can reduce your chances of being killed in a serious traffic crash by up to 60% according to NHTSA. In Illinois, ALL vehicle occupants are required to wear a seatbelt, not just the driver. Caregivers are also reminded as of January 1, 2019, the Illinois Child Passenger Protection Law was amended to protect a vehicle’s most precious cargo – our children.  Children under the age of 2 are now required to ride rear facing and within the car seat manufacturers’ guidelines.  Always ensure children are properly buckled up.

 

While seatbelt compliance statewide is at 94%, of the individuals fatally wounded in Illinois in 2018, nearly 25% were not wearing a seatbelt. Remember, Click It or Ticket.  Your choice can save a life.

 

Keep these tips in mind when traveling this summer:

 

  • Buckle up. Wearing a seatbelt positions you in the vehicle safely, works with air bags to protect you and slows the body down in a crash to minimize injury.
  • Slow down. Speed drastically increases the risk of injury or death in a crash.
  • Sober up. Alcohol and drugs inhibit your ability to operate a vehicle. Do not use them and get behind the wheel.
  • Phone down. Using a phone for talking, texting or social media is not only dangerous, it is illegal in Illinois.  

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/25/21

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 5/24)

Active Cases:  160

Hospitalizations:  13

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,818

Total Released / Recovered:  9,523

Total Deaths:  135

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated:  17,990

 

We also have the following clinics this week (information is available at www.vchd.org ) :

 

We will be at the Danville Housing Authority for their residents and guests with Johnson and Johnson on May 26th from 3pm-5pm.  There is no registration required and we ask that people come no later than 4:30.  This will be in their community room in the Administration Building.

On May 27th, we will be offering BOTH Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines between 9am-12pm HERE at the Health Department.  You can register at www.vchd.org or call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  We will also take walk-ins (please come no later than 11:30am)

On May 28th, we will be doing 2nd doses at the Salvation Army from 11:30-4:00pm.  There is no registration required and we ask that people come no later than 3:30pm.

 There are still multiple opportunities to get vaccinated throughout Vermilion County.

VCHD

OSF

Carle

VA

Aunt Martha’s

Some private providers

All Major Pharmacies in Vermilion County (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson are being offered at least to some of the pharmacies – it’s a good idea to call to see which vaccine they are offering if you have a preference)

Hoopeston Police Report 5/25/21

Traffic Accident (PD) H21-2212

Date of Incident: May 23, 2021

Time of Incident: 12:06pm

Location: N 8th Avenue/W Honeywell Avenue

Unit 1: 2015 Chevy Sonic driven by: Jimmie E Sanders (M) (73) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2009 Chevy Suburban driven by: Floyd O. Milner (M) (65) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above date and time, HPD requested to respond to an accident investigation.

Unit 1 was travelling southbound on N 8th Av approached an unmarked intersection did not see Unit 2 causing Unit 2 to hit Unit 1 in the passenger rear door and rear wheel well area.

Both units insured, no report of injuries, and no tickets issued. Unit 1 driven away and Unit 2 towed.

 

 

 

Theft H21-2243

Time: 5:13PM

Location: 700 Blk of E Thompson

Arrested: Craig I Stevens (42) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for the report of theft. Mr.

was located and transported to HPD for processing and later release with a

Vermilion County Court date.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Fire

WHAT:                     Commercial Motor Vehicle Fire

           

WHERE:                   Interstate 74 eastbound near milepost 190, Champaign County

 

WHEN:                      May 23, 2021 at approximately 6:01 p.m.

                                   

VEHICLES:              Unit 1- White 1998 Freightliner Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer

 

DRIVERS:                 Unit 1- Loren B. Spengler, 61-year-old male of Rankin, IL

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling on Interstate 74 eastbound near milepost 190 when a fire ensued in the brakes of the semi-trailer.  The fire ensued while the vehicle was in motion.  The driver of Unit 1 pulled over and stopped on the right shoulder of Interstate 74 near milepost 190.  After stopping on the right shoulder, the fire spread to the semi-trailer and the load contained therein.  The driver of Unit 1 separated the truck-tractor from the semi-trailer and drove the truck-tractor forward approximately 20 yards.  The semi-trailer quickly became engulfed.  The load burned for approximately 40 minutes. No injuries reported.

 

Both lanes of Interstate 74 were closed to traffic for approximately two hours. 

 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/24/21

We are reporting 106 new cases and 65 released, which brings us to a total of 9,782 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 135 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 13 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 181 active COVID cases in the county.

 

Our next COVID-vaccination clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 27 at the Vermilion County Health Department. Adults will be able to receive a Moderna vaccination or a Johnson & Johnson vaccination at that clinic. People can register for the clinic at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

 

Masks will be required at our events.

The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics for the next few weeks. We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later.

Illinois State Police Announce Results of Nighttime Enforcement Patrols

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Vermilion County during May. 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 3

Registration Offenses 1

Driver’s License Offenses 3

Insurance Violations 6

Total Citations/Arrests 30

Total Written Warnings 11

 

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.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/24/21

 

Unlawful Use of Weapon X3, Aggravated Assault X3, Theft (under) Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H21-2184 2021-4104

Date & Time: May 21,2021 9:23pm

Location: 400 blk E Seminary

Arrested: Anthony Chandler (M) (39) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to a report of Disturbance involving 3 subjects, one armed with what appeared to be a handgun. Upon confronting the subjects in question, a weapon was located near the suspect. Subject was transported to HPD processed and then was transferred to EMS care and taken to Carle Hoopeston ED for evaluation of his condition. Subject was later

taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Warrant Arrest H21-2205 2021-4141

Time: 11:44pm

Location: 101 W Main St, Tedd’s

Arrested: James Shoulders (M) (47) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. Shoulders at the above location. A computer

check revealed that he had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. Subject was

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

Danville in lieu of bond.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:10PM

Location: 426 E Honeywell (Centennial Manor Apartments)

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above location for subject stuck in an elevator. Subjects were recused from the elevator. No injuries were reported.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/21/21

We are reporting 39 new cases (three residents in their 60s, two in their 40s, four in their 30s, twelve in their 20s, eight teens, six grade-school-aged children, one toddler, and three infants), and 24 released, which brings us to a total of 9,676 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 135 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 9 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 140 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 39 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

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


We have  COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :


Friday, May 21 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Middle School in rural Sidell; and

Saturday, May 22 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mark Denman Elementary School in Danville.

Those interested can sign up using the links at www.vchd.org, or can call for assistance at 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

Children must have a parent/ legal guardian with them to sign the consent form. We are asking that only one parent / legal guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine, to help with social distancing and flow.

These are the following scenarios that will be accepted:

* Parents bringing in their own children - no documentation is needed (other family members - grandparents, aunts, older siblings -- will need to have medical power of attorney in order to bring in a child);

* Foster Parents - must bring official foster-care documentation;

* Someone -- not the parent -- who has Medical Power of Attorney for the child and who has the proper MPoA paperwork;

* Someone -- not the parent -- who is the legal guardian of the child and who has the proper court documentation of guardianship; or

* A social worker or court-appointed person who has McKinney-Vento documentation to allow a homeless or at-risk child to seek vaccinations.

We will need a copy of all documentation for our records.

Masks will be required at our events.


The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics for the next few weeks. We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later.

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CHAMPAIGN

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 5 was requested by the Champaign Police Department (CPD) to investigate a fatal officer involved shooting that occurred on May 19, 2021 at approximately 3:24 a.m. The Multijurisdictional Investigative Team was activated consisting of the University of Illinois, Champaign County and the Champaign Police Department lead by the Illinois State Police. Preliminary investigative details indicate that CPD responded to the 2400 block of north Neil Street in Champaign, IL for a domestic disturbance. Two responding CPD officers exited their vehicles and encountered an armed individual and gunfire was exchanged. During the exchange of gunfire, the armed individual was fatally wounded, as was one of the officers. The second officer was hospitalized. Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information to please contact police at 217- 351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app. Citizens are reminded that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. The Illinois State Police DCI Zone 5 is leading the investigation and is being assisted by the Urbana Police Department, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois Police Department, Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office. More information will be provided as it becomes available. This investigation is open and ongoing. No additional information will be released at this time by ISP Zone 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/20/21

We vaccinated 55 at Mondays' clinic in Hoopeston.  We are at Georgetown this evening.  We still have plenty of openings at Salt Fork on Friday and in Danville on Saturday.  Please go to www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org> to register.  We also have openings for our Moderna and Johnson and Johnson Clinics.

There are still multiple opportunities to get vaccinated throughout Vermilion County.


Metrics, Vaccinations, and Cases

Yesterday’s cases (5/18) included 12 new cases and 16 releases.  1 in their 30s, 1 in their 40s, 2 in their 50s, 5 in their 60s, and 3 in their 70s.  No breakthrough (fully vaccinated) cases were identified.  We stand at 125 active cases.  For more specifics, please see below.   We are currently working on a number of new cases.

Regional Metrics (as of May 17th)
Region 6 – 2.5% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)
Vermilion County – 3.7% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)
Vermilion County – 7.3 daily positivity rate on 5/14/2021
ICU availability – 40%
Patient increases – 4 out of the last 10 days
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Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  37,289
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  17,112
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  22.28%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,653 (58.25%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,458 (18.43%)
67.57% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
26.47% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
(IDPH has not broken it down for 12-15 population yet)

Vermilion County Case Counts (5/18/2021)
Active Cases:  125
Hospitalizations:  10 (8.0% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,637
Total Released / Recovered:  9,377
Total Deaths – 135

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/19/21

We are reporting 12 new cases (three residents in their 70s, five in their 60s, two in their 50s, one in their 40s, and one in their 30s), and 16 released, which brings us to a total of 9,637 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 135 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 10 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 125 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 146,368 negative test results.

We have four COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :

 

Wednesday, May 19 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School;

 

Thursday, May 20 -- A Moderna clinic focusing on those needing their second Moderna vaccinations from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vermilion County Health Department;

 

Friday, May 21 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Middle School in rural Sidell; and

 

Saturday, May 22 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mark Denman Elementary School in Danville.

 

Those interested can sign up using the links at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or can call for assistance at 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

 

Children must have a parent/ legal guardian with them to sign the consent form.  We are asking that only one parent / legal guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine, to help with social distancing and flow.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/19/21

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of drug Paraphernalia, Obstructing a peace officer

H21-2131 2021-4004

Time: 21:27

Location: S Market St/E Penn St

Arrested: Jordan K Finazzi (30) (M) of Rossville

Details: HPD officer initiated a traffic stop on Mr. Finazzi’s vehicle for failure to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Main St/Market St. Officers observed paraphernalia and methamphetamine in the vehicle which resulted in Mr. Finazzi’s arrest. He was transported to HPD for processing and later transported to the PSB.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/18/21

Fire Call H21-0053

Time: 02:58 am

Location: 900 Blk E McNeil Avenue

Details: HFD was dispatched to the residence for smoke showing inside the residence. Upon arrival there was light smoke in one of the bedrooms. HFD cleared after 30 minutes on the scene.

 

Warrant Arrest H21-2104

Time: 8:54 pm

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Arrested: Lacy D Simpson (33) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: Ms. Simpson turned herself into the PD on a Vermilion County Warrant. She paid her bond, was processed, given a court date and released.

 

Criminal Trespass H21-2107

Time: 22:32

Location: 200 Blk E Washington Street

Arrested: Craig I Stevens (43) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD heard noises above, found the above subj on the property and arrested him for trespassing. He was processed and released on a Notice to Appear.

Hoopeston Area Alum Elected Wabash College Student Body President

Class of 2018 Hoopeston Area High School alum Daniel Bass was recently elected to serve as the 2021-2022 Wabash College Student Body President. Bass will serve as the President of Wabash College’s Student Senate during his senior year. Bass will oversee the Student Senate’s $387,000 budget which is allocated to the College’s 70 recognized clubs, student life improvement, and campus events. Bass will represent 870 students from 31 states and 19 countries during his 1-year term. Wabash College, which was founded in 1832, is a nationally ranked private liberal arts college located in Crawfordsville, Indiana. US News ranks Wabash College as #54 in National Liberal Arts Colleges, #22 in Best Value Schools, #23 Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #49 in Top Performers on Social Mobility. The Princeton Review has ranked Wabash as #1 in Best Alumni Network, #3 in Best Internship Opportunities, & #28 in Best Value Colleges for private schools. Bass will be coming into his Presidential term inheriting the #10 Most Active Student Government among United States’ colleges. While at Hoopeston Area, Bass was heavily involved in FFA. In 2018, Bass was elected as the first Section 18 President from Hoopeston Area. Bass served on the 30 member Illinois Association FFA state officer team throughout the 2018-2019 year. During his time, Bass travelled around the 11-school section and throughout the state advocating for agricultural education. Bass also travelled to Washington DC where he lobbied within the United States House of Representatives and Senate on behalf of agricultural legislation that would benefit Illinois farmers. Bass will graduate from Wabash College in the Spring of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Psychology, with a minor in Political Science. 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/18/21

We are reporting 53 new cases and 111 released, which brings us to a total of 9,625 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 135 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 10 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 129 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 146,368 negative test results.

 

We have five COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :

 

Tuesday, May 18 --  A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hoopeston Area High School;

 

Wednesday, May 19 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School;

 

Thursday, May 20 -- A Moderna clinic focusing on those needing their second Moderna vaccinations from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vermilion County Health Department;

 

Friday, May 21 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Middle School in rural Sidell; and

 

Saturday, May 22 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mark Denman Elementary School in Danville.

 

Those interested can sign up using the links at www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, or can call for assistance at 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

 

Children must have a parent/ legal guardian with them to sign the consent form.  We are asking that only one parent / legal guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine, to help with social distancing and flow.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/17/21

Assault H21-2024

Time: 5:08am

Location: 600 blk E Thompson Av

Arrested: Kaylynn Kruger (32)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above in reference to the report of a domestic

disturbance. After talking to all parties involved, Ms. Kruger was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later released with a city citation and court date.

 

 

Domestic Battery, Interfering with reporting domestic battery, Unlawful restraint

H21-2046 2021-3879

Time: 11:28PM

Location: 500 W Elm St

Complaintant: 38 yr old Female of Hoopeston.

Arrested: Marvin Crawford(28)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above in reference to the report of a domestic disturbance. After talking to all parties involved, Mr. Crawford was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed and then transported to PSB.

 

Burglary, Trespassing H21-2052 2021-3911

Time: 5:23PM

Location: 200 blk of E Penn St

Arrested: Craig Stevens(42)(M)of Hoopeston

Arrested: Stephen Spivey(32)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of a possible burglary. Both Mr. Stevens and Mr. Spivey was located and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

 

Vehicle Accident H21-2086

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: 511 W. Orange Street

Unit 1: 2012 White GMC Sierra driven by Nicole Hansen (F) (27) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2008 Red Dodge Caliber driven by Cheyenne Grissom (F) (22) of Frankfort, IN

Details: HPD responded to above for an accident with no injuries. Unit 1 was traveling Westbound on Orange Street, lost control of the vehicle and began driving in the Eastbound lane of Orange Street. Unit 1 attempted to avoid a head on collision by turning Southbound into the parking lot. Unit 2 was traveling Eastbound on Orange Street when the back passenger side of Unit 1 hit Unit 2 on the front passenger side headlight area.

One teen dead and one teen injured in Danville Shooting

 A 19-year-old man has died and a 17-year-old boy has been injured after a drive-by shooting near the Fair Oaks housing complex in Danville this afternoon.

Danville Police Commander Josh Webb says that officers responded to the Danville Grocery Store which is located in the 1600-block of Fairchild Street just south of Fair Oaks around 3 p.m. They found the older man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police also located the 17-year-old and he was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that someone drove eastbound past the grocery store in a light blue-colored vehicle and began firing several shots. No information on the suspect was available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Danville police at 217-431-2250 or Vermilion County CrimeStoppers at 217-446-TIPS.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/14/21

Registration for 12-17 year olds has been opened for our clinics next week. Information is below or please visit our website:  www.vchd.org  (we also have other clinics available on our website)

 

Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for 12-17 year old VERMIION COUNTY STUDENTS ONLY – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The FDA and ACIP have approved Pfizer Vaccine for individuals 12 years old and up.  We are asking that you register your child so that we know how much vaccine to have on hand.  We will allow some walk-ins, but that will be dependent on supply. Walk-ins should come no later than 30 minutes before the end of the clinic.   If you do not register, we cannot guarantee a vaccination at this time.  You will be able to register online or you can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  NOTE:   Do not call the schools to register as registration will be through the health department.  

 

We will be having 12-17 year old clinics at the following locations on the following dates:  

NOTE:  Children must have a parent/guardian with them to sign the consent form.  Please only have 1 parent/guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine to help with social distancing and flow.  You must wear a mask.  

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE COMING FOR YOUR VACCINATION

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 or Pfizer), bring your vaccine card back with you.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the provider that issued you the vaccine card.  
  3. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are only for those 18 and older.
  4. Pfizer is for those 12 and older.  (a parent / guardian MUST be present to sign the consent form.  We will not vaccinate an unaccompanied minor)
  5. 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.  
  6. *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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.  
  10. If you are currently in quarantine due to exposure, please wait until you have been released to receive the vaccine.  
  11. If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  12. Pfizer vaccines should get their 2nd dose after 3 weeks from their 1st dose.  Moderna vaccines should get their 2nd dose 4 weeks from their 1st dose.  
  13. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.

 

 

New Guidance on Masking and Bridge Phase Announcements:

 

  • The Governor has confirmed that we will move into the Bridge Phase tomorrow, May 14th, 2021:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/bridge-phase
    • Under Bridge Phase, there are expanded capacity limits for businesses, dining, offices, events, conferences and gatherings. Barring any significant reversals in key COVID-19 statewide indicators, including increasing hospitalizations, Illinois could enter Phase 5 as soon as Friday, June 11th.
  • CDC has announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small -- without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
    • If you travel, you will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. CDC will continue to update guidance and policies as the science emerges and more people are vaccinated. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html  
  • Funeral Assistance for COVID19:  Funeral Assistance FAQ | FEMA.gov
  • Including the guidance again on Interim Isolation and Quarantine Guidance:  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/IsolationQuarantine%2004.26.21.pdf

 

 

Metrics, Vaccinations, and Cases

 

We are reporting 84 new cases over the last couple of days.  None of the new cases were fully vaccinated.  1 infant, 1 toddler, 5 preschool aged children, 7 grade school aged children, 16 teens, 12 in their 20s, 12 in their 30s, 12 in their 40s, 8 in their 50s, 9 in their 60s, and 1 in their 80s.  We are also reporting an additional death.  Three of the last 4 days, we have been over the 8% positivity rate threshold.  If we continue along this path, the Bridge Phase that we have yet to get to may be pulled back rather quickly.   Please take precautions, get vaccinated, and make good choices!

 

 

Regional Metrics (as of May 13th)

Region 6 – 3.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 5.3% positivity rate

ICU availability – 41%

Patient increases – 8 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of May 13th, 2021

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,688
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,822
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.90%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,574 (57.71%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,247 (17.97%)
67.13% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
25.96% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (5/13/2021)
Active Cases:  187
Hospitalizations:  12 (6.4% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,558
Total Released / Recovered:  9,236
Total Deaths – 135

 

Hoopeston Police Report 5/14/21

Hit & Run Accident & Criminal Damage to State Supported Property

Time: 07:15 AM H21-2002

Location: 600 E Main Street

Property Damaged: Fire Hydrant NE Corner

Details: An investigation into the damaging of a Fire Hydrant on the corner.

 

Warrant Arrest/Possession of Methamphetamines w intent to deliver/Possession of drug paraphernalia H21-2011

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: 500 blk E Penn Street

Arrested: James B Mannin (M) (35) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officer was advise Mr. Mannin was wanted on a Vermilion County warrant. HPD officer approached Mr. Mannin when he saw him in a vehicle. A computer check verified the VC warrant. HPD searched the vehicle after an overwhelming smell of burning cannabis and found Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Subj was arrested, processed and transported to the PSB.

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:24pm

Location: 4000 North/1450 East

Details: HFD was called to the area of the above for the report of a brush fire in the area.

FD found lots of smoke in the area and cleared scene.

 

Disobeying Police H21-2019

Time: 7:39pm

Location: 600 blk E Thompson Av

Arrested: Kaylynn Kruger (32)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above in reference to the report of a domestic

disturbance. After talking to all parties involved, Ms. Kruger refused to listen

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

released with a city citation and court date.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/13/21

THEFT H21-1983

Time: 15:08

Location: 206 S 1st Ave

Victim: 79 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD was dispatched to the thrift store where a female advised she laid her wallet down while shopping. When she went back to get it, the wallet was gone. HPD will continue the investigation.

 

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY H21-1991

Time: 20:00

Location: 400 Blk E Penn St

Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD was dispatched for a broken window at above residence. There were no witnesses. HPD will continue the investigation.

ICPHD Covid Vaccine Clinics set for May 17th and 19th at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds

The Iroquois County Pubic Health Department (ICPHD) will be conducting the following COVID-19 vaccine 
clinics for Illinois residents, age 18 and older. 
? Monday, May 17, 2021, 9AM to 6PM- Walk-in Illinois National Guard Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) 
Vaccine Clinic located at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds 4H Building, 1390 E 2000 North Road, 
Watseka, IL 60970. This clinic is also for those who have scheduled appointments for their 2nd dose of 
Moderna vaccine. 
? Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9 AM to 3:30 PM- Moderna Vaccine Clinic, available by appointment or 
walk-in, located at the Iroquois County Public Health Department, 1001 E Grant Street, Watseka, IL 
60970. 
o To schedule an appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/healthdepartment) or Facebook page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to 
schedule over the phone. Second dose for this vaccine will be scheduled at the time of first dose 
administration. 
Individuals are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Please do not attend if you do not feel well the day of this 
clinic or are in isolation or quarantine. 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. 
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/healthdepartment. 
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 medical provider.

 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/12/21

 

Vaccination Updates

The FDA approved the Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15 year olds last night:  Press Release is here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use

 

The FDA has updated the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering the Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and for Recipients and Caregivers with information to reflect the use of the vaccine in the adolescent population, including the benefits and risks of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

However, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) still has to make their recommendation and they meet tomorrow (Wednesday)  and IDPH felt they would release their approval by early afternoon.  We have vaccination sites in Hoopeston, Sidell, Danville, and Georgetown for 12-17 year olds ready to go.  Our registration system will not allow those under 16 to register until the final approval has been made, so information to register will be available hopefully no later than Thursday on our website.   Please check our website www.vchd.org for vaccination opportunities, including clinics for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. 

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (as of May 11th)


Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,556
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,755
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.81%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,563 (57.64%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,191 (17.88%)
67.0% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
25.83% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

There have been questions again about isolation and quarantine guidance, so I am including the Interim Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine (updated 4/26/21).  This includes information about possible reinfection, fully vaccinated, etc.    These are good documents to print out and have on hand when you have a positive or close contact case to reference.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/IsolationQuarantine%2004.26.21.pdf

 

I am also including the COVID-19 Decision Tree for Schools.  This was updated on 5/4/2021:  https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf

 

COVID19 Case Information

We have 77 new cases that we are reporting today, with only 1 of them being fully vaccinated.  Ages ranged from under 1 year to those in their 60s.   We are still seeing a surge in our younger folks right now.  30 of those cases are ages 19 and below.  In the last week, 6 out of 7 days, we have been above 5% for our daily positivity rate. 

Eastern Illinois Foodbank Receives $22,500 Grant from The Hershey Company for Foodmobile Program in Vermilion Count

Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) today announced a $22,500 grant from The Hershey Company to help combat child hunger. Funds from the grant will be used to fund four of Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s foodmobiles in Vermilion County, a system of mobile food pantries designed to increase access to nutritious food for residents in rural and under-served communities. On average, each Vermilion County foodmobile delivers more than 6,000 pounds of food to 200 households facing food insecurity, including 120 children. The grant was made available through Feeding America, the nation’s network of more than 200 food banks.

 

Funding for the program has come at a critical time for individuals and families in the area. “Of the people facing food insecurity in Vermilion County, one in three are children,” said Kelly Daly, President and CEO of Eastern Illinois Foodbank. “Our Foodmobile Program is one of the ways we can help families and children get the nutritious food they need to thrive.”

 

There are currently more than 5,500 children in Vermilion County living with food insecurity per the latest projections from Feeding America. Support from The Hershey Company ensures families and individuals facing hunger have a place to turn for help.

 

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About Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Eastern Illinois Foodbank works to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois through cooperation with a network of food pantries, agencies and other programs. The Foodbank distributes donated and discounted food throughout an 18-county service area in cooperation with more than 170 member agencies and programs. Through these agencies, the Foodbank provides meals to more than 100,000 men, women and children each year. The Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Illinois, the United Way of Coles County, and the United Way of Champaign County.

 

About The Hershey Company

Since 2015, The Hershey Company has partnered with Feeding America to provide nutritious food to kids during out of school hours, so every child can focus on being a kid – learning, playing, socializing, and meeting their full potential.

Project Success will kick off all of our summer programs in June for Vermilion County Families FREE

Project Success will kick off all of our summer programs in June! Our summer programming will include academic sessions to prepare students for the school year, enrichment activities, lots of FUN, and credit recovery (high school programs).

 

Our free programs are offered for students enrolled in the following schools:

 

Danville (all held at Laura Lee for the summer):

· Laura Lee Fellowship House (serving students from Garfield, Mark Denman, Meade Park)

· South View Upper Elementary School

· North Ridge Middle School

· Danville High School

Georgetown:

· Pine Crest Elementary

· Mary Miller Junior High School

· Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School

Hoopeston:

· Maple Elementary School

· John Greer Elementary School

· Hoopeston Area Middle School

· Hoopeston Area High School

Oakwood:

· Oakwood Grade School

· Oakwood Junior High School

· Oakwood High School

Salt Fork:

· Salt Fork South

· Salt Fork North

Westville:

· Judith Giacoma Elementary School

· Westville Junior High School

· Westville High School

If you wish to enroll your student in one of our summer programs, please call Project Success of Vermilion County at (217) 446-3200.

The FDA has approved the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for those between the ages of 12 and 15


The FDA has approved the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for those between the ages of 12 and 15.  Until now, the Pfizer vaccine had been authorized for only those ages 16 or older.

The press release can be viewed here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use<https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use>.

A State meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday to officially determine how this will work in Illinois.

We have already been working with some potential host-sites for COVID-vaccination clinics that will focus on those between the ages of 12 and 15.  We plan to begin offering registration for those clinics soon.  The sooner we can gauge interest in those clinics, the better we will be able to prepare for them.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/10/21

We are reporting 16 new cases (one resident in their 70s, four in their 60s, three in their 50s, two in their 40s, two in their 20s, one teen, two grade-school-aged children, and one pre-schooler), and 11 released, which brings us to a total of 9,397 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 134 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 160 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 141,127 negative test results.

Of the 16 cases being reported today, one of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

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


We had 367 cars come to the Electronics Collection Event today.  We collected 804 old TVs, 174 old computer monitors, at least one eight-track player (!!), and other assorted electronics.

We want to thank DACC for hosting the event !   We plan to hold another electronics collection event there in October.

(Just for comparison, last October we had 627 vehicles bring us 1,421 TVs and 320 monitors.)

Hoopeston Police Report 5/10/21

Driving While License Suspended H21-1942

Time: 3:21am

Location: Route 1/W Thompson

Arrested: Kyle Blackburn (M) (35) of Cissna Park

Details: HPD officers stopped Mr. Blackburn for a traffic violation. A computer checked

revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested and taken to

HPD to be processed. He was later released with traffic court date and citation.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 8:18PM

Location: 400 of E Washington St

Details: HFD was dispatched for a smell of natural gas inside the residence. No injuries

were report.

 

Theft (under) H21-1926

Time: 12:23am

Location: 101 W Main St, Tedd’s

Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male

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

Details: HPD was sent to the above location for the report of a stolen bicycle. After

reviewing the video surveillance, officers located the suspect, Blake Meehan.

He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later released with

a court date.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/7/21

We are reporting 35 new cases (one resident in their 80s, four in their 60s, three in their 50s, four in their 40s, six in their 30s, four in their 20s, ten teens, one pre-schooler, and two toddlers), and 3 released, which brings us to a total of 9,312 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 133 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 8 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 163 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 140,045 negative test results.

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


We will hold our Electronics Collection Event this Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the front parking lot at DACC.  Please help us to get the word out about this event.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/7/21

Criminal Damage to Property (under) H21-1894

Time: 2:42am’

Location: 500 blk E Thompson Av

Complainant: 23-year-old female of Hoopeston

Arrested: William Rossolille (M) (21) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for the report of a domestic

disturbance. After an investigation, Mr. Rossolille was located and arrested for

criminal damage to property. He was processed and later released with a notice to

appear in court.

 

Agg. Domestic Battery H21-1896 2021-3592

Time: 08:41am

Location: 500 block E Thompson Ave

Complainant: 23-year-old female of Hoopeston

Arrested: William Rossolille (M) (21) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of a Domestic Male Subject was taken into custody. Subject transported to HPD processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

 

Driving While License Suspended, Disobeying Stop Sign H21-1905

Time: 8:38pm

Location: E Main St/S Market St

Arrested: Joshua Newbery (24) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped Mr. Newberry on a traffic violation. A computer check

revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. Subject was arrested and taken

to HPD to be processed. He was later released with a traffic citation and court

date.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/6/21

We had our 2nd dose Moderna clinic yesterday here at VCHD and a Johnson and Johnson clinic today with just over 160 total doses administered over the last couple of day.
Tomorrow we will have a clinic at Salt Fork Junior High from 3pm-7pm.  Please visit our website to sign up or we will accept walk-ins. www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>

We have a clinic scheduled at the Rescue Mission next week, so we hope to serve many of our homeless population at this clinic.  A huge thank you to the Rescue Mission for allowing us to have a clinic there.  We are still waiting on the EUA from Pfizer for those 12 years old and older.

I am also including an overview since last September of our positivity rates (blue is daily and red is 7-day rolling average).  We really would like to keep these levels low.

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Regional Metrics (as of May 5th)
Region 6 – 3.5% positivity rate
Vermilion County – 3.4% positivity rate
ICU availability – 42%
Patient increases – 3 out of the last 10 days

COVID 19 Daily Updates
As of May 5th, 2021
Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,130
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,494
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.47%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,510 (57.28%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  7,983 (17.04%)
63.65% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
21.73% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 5/4)
Active Cases:  131
Hospitalizations:  9 (6.87% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,277
Total Released / Recovered:  9,013
Total Deaths – 133

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN TILTON, VERMILION COUNTY

 The Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 5 Investigations was requested by the Tilton Police Department (TPD) to assist with an officer-involved shooting involving an officer from the TPD. The incident occurred on May 5, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., in the area of 500 East 14th Street in Tilton, Illinois. The officer and the suspect were both injured during the altercation and transported to local area hospitals with injuries. ISP Zone 5 Investigations is leading this open and on-going investigation. No additional information will be released at this time by ISP Zone 5.

Iroquois County Covid 19 Vaccination Clinic 05/06/2021

WATSEKA, IL – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois 
Memorial Hospital, will be hosting a walk-in, Johnson and Johnson (1 dose) COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 
Illinois residents age 18 and older May 6, 2021 from 5 PM to 8 PM. 
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. 
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. 

 

Fatal Accident Victim identified

The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden stated that an early afternoon two vehicle accident on Route 49 at County Road 4000 North on May 3, 2021, claimed the life of a 59-year-old Rankin woman. The victim has been identified as Robin R. Robinson.

 

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning. The Illinois State Police and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/5/21

We are reporting 18 new cases today (one resident in their 80s, one in their 70s, two in their 60s, two in their 50s, two in their 40s, two in their 30s, four in their 20s, three teens, and one pre-schooler), and 2 released, which brings us to a total of 9,277 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 133 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 9 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 131 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 139,191 negative test results.

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

We have two COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :

Wednesday, May 5 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott Street in Oakwood.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/>

Thursday, May 6 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Junior High, 7087 N. 600 East Road in rural Sidell.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/>

Although we are trying to vaccinate as many Vermilion County residents as possible against COVID, all three clinics this week are open to any Illinois resident.  If you have questions, or want to register over the phone, please call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.


Also, we will hold our Electronics Collection Event this Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the front parking lot at DACC.  Please help us to get the word out about this event.

Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

WHAT:                     Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash            

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 49 at 4000 North, Vermillion County

WHEN:                      May 3, 2021 at approximately 1:05 p.m.                              

VEHICLES:              Unit 1- 2005 Black Hyundai SUV

                                    Unit 2- 2005 Silver Chevrolet SUV

DRIVERS:                 Unit 1- Ellis Flessner-Bryant, 20-year-old male from Rankin, IL – Transported by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries.

 

                                    Unit 2- 59-year-old female – Deceased (Pending notification of next of kin)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling south on Illinois Route 49 near 4000 north in Vermillion County. Unit 2 was traveling north at the same location. The driver of Unit 1 turned left into a private drive, in front of Unit 2. Unit 2 struck Unit 1 in the passenger side. Unit 1 came to rest in the ditch. Unit 2 rolled over, coming to rest in the roadway. The driver of Unit 1 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of Unit 2 was pronounced deceased on scene by the Vermillion County Coroner. The Coroner’s office will release the name once next of kin notifications have been made. This crash is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

 

CHARGES:               The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way - Turning Left.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/4/21

We are reporting 39 new cases over the past few days (one resident in their 70s, two in their 60s, six in their 50s, one in their 40s, six in their 30s, five in their 20s, twelve teens, five grade-school-aged children, and one toddler), and 48 released, which brings us to a total of 9,259 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death -- a man in his 70s.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.  We have lost a total of 133 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 5 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 116 active COVID cases in the county.  We have received 138,144 negative test results. 

 

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

 

We have three COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :

 

Tuesday, May 4 -- a second-dose Moderna vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Vermilion County Health Department, 200 South College Street in Danville.

                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012   

 

Wednesday, May 5 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott Street in Oakwood.

                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/

 

Thursday, May 6 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Junior High, 7087 N. 600 East Road in rural Sidell.

                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Although we are trying to vaccinate as many Vermilion County residents as possible against COVID, all three clinics this week are open to any Illinois resident.  If you have questions, or want to register over the phone, please call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/4/21

Warrant Arrest H21-1840

Time: 00:11am

Location: 301 W Main St HPD

Arrested: James Roof (52) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Roof turned himself in on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. He was

processed and later released with a new court date after posting bond.

 

 

Agg Battery on Peace Officer, Domestic Battery, Interference with Reporting, Endangering the Life of a Child, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Damage to State Supported Property H21-1843 2021-3472

Time: 3:01am

Location: 600 blk E McCracken

Complainant: 26 year old female

Arrested: Nathan Blanton (26) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of domestic disagree-

ment. When officers started to intervene, subject began to fight them. Eventually

officers arrested subject and took him to the PD to be processed. He was later

taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Aggravated Battery, Armed Violence, Aggravated Battery with a Dangerous Weapon,

Attempted Murder H21-1837

Date/Time Occurrence: May 2, 2021 5:35pm

Date/Time Arrest: May 3,2021 6:31am

Location: 500 blk S 6th Ave

Arrested 15 year old Hoopeston male juvenile

Details: HPD officers were called to Parkview Court for the report of an injury from an

altercation. The juvenile suspect was no longer on scene when officers arrived.

HPD received a tip to the location of the juvenile. He was arrested and taken

to HPD to be processed. He as later taken to JDC in Danville to await

arraignment.

 

 

 

 

Criminal Damage to Property (City Ord) H21-1845

Time: 5:50am

Location: 400 block N 9th Ave

Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston man

Arrested: Ryan J Nosler (M) (25) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time complainant reported damage done by arrested subject.

Arrestee: Came to Hoopeston PD on another matter and was released on an NTA for city court.

 

 

Vehicle Accident H21-1849

Time: 14:21

Location: S 2nd Ave/W Washington St

Unit 1: 2015 Blk Ford Mustang driven by Sasha Lanham (F) (46) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2020 White Ford Pickup driven by David Silver (M) (59) of Hoopeston

Arrested: Sasha Lanham (F) (46) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to above, Unit 1 failed to yield the right of way and struck unit 2 that was traveling south bound. Computer check revealed driver of Unit 1 was driving on a suspended driver’s license. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be

processed. She was later released with traffic citations and court date. No injuries

from the accident and both vehicles were insured.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/3/21


No local update today.

The additional personnel from the Illinois National Guard will only be assisting with our COVID vaccination clinics for a few more weeks.  We have three clinics coming up this week :

Tuesday, May 4 -- a second-dose Moderna vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Vermilion County Health Department, 200 South College Street in Danville.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c8c3a600-204e-467c-9fcb-345bedba0012>

Wednesday, May 5 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott Street in Oakwood.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/c3e2498f-2b2c-430d-9432-dfde8546c3b7/>

Thursday, May 6 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Junior High, 7087 N. 600 East Road in rural Sidell.
                Register at : https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/<https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/>

Although we are trying to vaccinate as many Vermilion County residents as possible against COVID, all three clinics this week are open to any Illinois resident.  If you have questions, or want to register over the phone, please call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.


We are also working with the State to get the Mobile COVID-Testing Team back in Vermilion County (probably in the front parking lot at DACC) this month.  I will let you know when I hear something from the State.


Also, we will hold our Electronics Collection Event this Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the front parking lot at DACC.  Please help us to get the word out about this event.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/3/21

STOLEN VEHICLE H21-1823

Date: 05/01/21

Time: 9:48 pm

Location: 500 Blk N 7th Ave

Details: HPD was called to a residence ref a stolen pickup. The incident is under investigation

 

THEFT H21-1829

Time: 12:37 am

Location: 400 Blk E Honeywell Ave

Details: HPD was called to a residence ref a theft from a vehicle. The incident is under investigation

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