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Fatal Traffic Crash Alert on Illinois Route 116

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 116 at the Iroquois/Ford County Line, Iroquois County

 

WHEN:                      June 29, 2021 at approximately 4:31 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2011 Silver Jeep      

 

                                    Unit 2-  2020 Brown Western Star Truck Tractor

                       

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 –20-year-old Faith Billerbeck of Ashkum, Illinois Deceased,

 

                                    Unit 2- Frank B. Martin, 50-year-old male of Moorefield, Ontario            

 

PRELIMINARY:     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on 0 East Road. Unit 2 was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 116 near 0 East Road in Iroquois County. Billerbeck failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Illinois Route 116 and 0 East Road and struck Unit 2. The front end of Unit 1 struck the front passenger side of unit 2. Billerbeck was pronounced deceased on scene.

 

                                    At approximately 4:52 p.m., Illinois Route 116 at Iroquois/Ford County Line was closed in both directions for the traffic crash investigation. At approximately 8:00 p.m., all lanes reopened.

                                   

Pritzker Administration Announces $54 Million Investment for In-Home Care Providers

In-Home Care Providers to Receive Retroactive Pay for Services Provided from January 1 – March 31, 2021

 

Springfield, IL – Amidst the worst pandemic in a century, the Pritzker administration today announced increased rates of pay for eligible in-home care providers. Made possible by funding from Governor Pritzker’s FY 21 and 22 budgets, this $54 million investment will strengthen the social safety net in the state. The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and Department of Human Services (DHS) will issue a bonus payment for services rendered by eligible providers between January 1 and March 31, 2021, to make up for the rate increase that was frozen until April 1st. Providers will receive an additional rate increase on January 1, 2022, paving the way for employees to receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

 

“One of the best ways we can recognize the workers who support our most vulnerable residents is by ensuring they can support themselves and their families,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I’m proud to deliver additional compensation – including retroactive pay for the early months of 2021 – to the providers who bravely did their jobs as physical and mental caretakers during the pandemic. A strong social safety net begets a strong state, and Illinois is investing in the people who make in-home care for our seniors possible.”

 

As of April 1st of this year, in-home service providers within IDOA’s Community Care Program (CCP), which provides care to nearly 70,000 older Illinoisans, received a rate increase to $23.40 an hour. The department will now make a one-time bonus payment to over 400 providers for services provided from January 1 through March 31, 2021 at that increased rate. The rate increase will assist with stabilization of the CCP workforce, while the additional rate increase early next year will allow providers to pay individual workers a minimum wage of $15. Furthermore, the increases will assist older Illinoisans in need of critical services to remain in their own home to avoid premature institutionalization.

 

“I would like to thank Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly for truly respecting yesterday, supporting today, and planning for tomorrow by raising the in-home service providers rates for the CCP program,” said Paula Basta, Director of IDoA. “The CCP Program supports some of our state’s most vulnerable residents. While the pandemic has had a lasting economic impact on Illinois and other states across the nation, we thank Governor Pritzker for investing in older Illinoisans, and our Aging Network.”

 

Established in 1979 by Public Act 81-202, IDoA’s CCP Program is designed to meet the needs of Illinois residents age 60 and older who need help with the basic activities of daily living but wish to continue living in their own homes with assistance. The program provides community-based services and cost-effective alternatives to nursing home placement for older Illinoisans, enabling them to remain independent and “age in place.” Services include comprehensive care coordination, adult day services, in-home service, emergency home response services, and automated medication dispenser service.

 

Additionally, IDHS Home Services Program will also be issuing bonus payments to nearly 90 providers for homemaker services rendered since the beginning of the year through March 31, 2021. As of April 1st, 2021, the Home Services Program homemaker rate is set at $23.40 an hour. An additional rate increase scheduled for early next year will allow providers to pay workers a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Also, the one-time bonus payments and increased rate of pay will help retain current Home Services Program employee and attract new workers to apply.


“Thanks to Governor Pritzker’s leadership, these new pay structures will help bolster providers. The IDHS Home Services Program one-time bonus payments are intended to help stabilize the HSP workforce and represent another step to help us protect critical services for people with disabilities, said Grace B. Hou, Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services.


Caregivers and in-home providers across the state continued to deliver vital services throughout COVID-19 - despite the increased risks - while adhering to guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. These ongoing visits remain crucial in accessing and supporting the physical and mental well-being of older adults in communities across the state.

 

“Home care workers showed up every day braving both the risks and economic challenges of working during a pandemic to provide quality care to our state's seniors and people with disabilities. We appreciate the Governor's leadership in prioritizing these bonus payments and increased wage supports. They are a crucial step towards recognizing home care workers' valuable service and stabilizing this crucial workforce,” said Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois which represents over 60,000 Illinois home care workers.

 

Investments in our senior citizens not only allow them to remain in their own homes but are also a cost-effective way of providing care. The average monthly cost of care in a state paid nursing facility for Fiscal Year 2019 was $3,362.39. For every month a Medicaid individual remains on CCP, the state saves $2,401.69.

 

For more information on programs and services available to assist older adults in Illinois, visit the IDoA website at www.illinois.gov/aging or contact the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-252-8966 (hearing impaired call 888-206-1327) or by email aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov. For services available through DHS, visit the DHS website.

JASON PRITCHETT TO PERFORM AT IROQUOIS COUNTY FAIR

Country music artist, Jason Pritchett, will headline this year’s Iroquois County Fair when he performs live at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17th on the Infield Stage.

 

Jason Pritchett is leading the charge for the NEW REVOLUTION as he puts WESTERN back in country music. He's a REAL cowboy from Independence MO, just outside of Kansas City. He rode PRCA ranked bulls for several years until he found his true passion of country music.

 

Jason's first 4 radio songs blazed into the top 40 charts in record time. In a few short weeks, his first single "Good Show" climbed the charts to the top 20, hitting #16. In Jason's first week on the charts, he was the highest debuting country artist with that single.

 

Jason performed shows in Branson for over 17 years and learned how to command a stage. Jason went on to become a top 5 finalist on NBC Hit T.V. show "America's Got Talent" where Simon Cowell took him aside and said "you are a star."

 

Award winning country music singer songwriter Billy Dean signed Jason to his record label, BDMG, and began writing songs about Jason's life as a cowboy in Independence Mo.

 

Jason has performed on tour, with performances opening for Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Kelly Pickler to name a few.

 

Don't miss his action-packed show at the Iroquois County Fair!

ISP Nighttime Enforcement Patrol Results

Pesotum – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Vermilion County during June. 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 1

Registration Offenses 2

Driver’s License Offenses 2

Insurance Violations 2

Total Citations/Arrests 15

Total Written Warnings 10

 

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.

 

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT ON I-57

WHAT:                     Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

           

WHERE:                   Interstate 57 southbound at milepost 188, Coles County

 

WHEN:                      June 27, 2021 at approximately 4:31 p.m.

                                   

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2001 Yellow Ford Mustang

 

                                    Unit 2 – 2020 Gray Jeep Cherokee

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Mehdi Mourad, 21-year-old male from Mattoon, IL – Deceased

                                   

                                    Unit 2 – Karen Smith, 54-year-old female from Centralia, IL – Transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2 – Juvenile, 12-year-old female from Centralia, IL – Transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 2 was stopped on the right shoulder of Interstate 57 southbound at approximately milepost 188 with their hazard lights activated due to severe weather in the area.  The driver of Unit 1 was a firefighter responding in his personal vehicle to a crash on Interstate 57 at milepost 184.  The driver of Unit 1 lost control of his vehicle and rear-ended Unit 2.  The driver of Unit 1 was entrapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated.  The driver of Unit 1 was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

CHARGES:               N/A

Iroquois County Covid 19 Vaccination Clinic 06/30/2021- 07/01/2021

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) will be conducting the following COVID-19 vaccine 
clinics for Illinois residents.
• Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM- Moderna Vaccine Clinic, for age 18 and older, 
available by appointment or walk-in, located at the Iroquois County Public Health Department, 1001 E 
Grant Street, Watseka, IL 60970. (Second dose will be scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th)
• Thursday, July 1, 2021, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM- Pfizer Vaccine Clinic, for age 12 and older, available by 
appointment or walk-in, located at the Iroquois County Public Health Department, 1001 E Grant Street, 
Watseka, IL 60970. (Second dose will be scheduled for Thursday, July, 22nd)
 
To schedule an 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. 
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.

 

States Attorney, Lacy says shooting was justified

May 2021, I received the Illinois State Police investigative file regarding the officer involved shooting of Robert Cunningham Ill that occurred on May 5, 2021 in the area 540 E. 14th Street, Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois. I have conducted a review of the events and circumstances that ultimately lead to the gunshot wound to the body of Robert Cunningham Ill. My review was to determine if the actions of Chief Phillip Bernardi warranted criminal charges. I have reviewed all the police reports, witness statements, statement of Robert Cunningham Ill, videos, radio traffic, as well as all photographs. After a review of all the materials provided and in discussions with Illinois State Police investigators assigned to the investigation, I have concluded that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter.

 

The following is a summary of the investigation from which I base my opinion. The investigation shows that Robert Cunningham Ill (Cunningham) was involved in a commotion at the Tilton Village Hall. Cunningham fled in a vehicle with Michelle Burton (Burton) and their two minor children at a high rate of speed. Chief Bernardi was in his office at the time that Cunningham and Burton arrived at the Tilton Village Hall and caused the commotion. Chief Bernardi left his office, and ultimately got in his official police issued pick-up truck and began to follow Cunningham in order to contact them regarding their behavior. Cunningham evaded police at a high rate of speed and violated multiple other traffic laws. Additional police units assisted in the pursuit. Eventually, Cunningham's vehicle came to a stop in the 500-block area of E. 14th Street. Cunningham and Burton were both taken into custody and all assisting departments left the scene.

 

Cunningham had been placed in handcuffs and thereafter into Chief Bernardi's (Bernardi) squad car. Cunningham had maneuvered in the back of the squad and was able to get his handcuffs that were originally placed on behind his back to the front of his body. Bemardi stopped his squad car and went to the prisoner door of the vehicle to put Cunningham back into handcuffs properly behind his back. At that time Bernardi had pulled his taser due to Cunningham being combative.

 

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Once Bernardi began to open the prisoner door of the squad, Cunningham pushed through the door. Bernardi then attempted to tase Cunningham, which had no effect. Cunningham attacked Bernardi ripping off his vest and radio as Bernardi was attempting to call for help. A portion of the altercation can be seen on video where Cunningham has his legs scissored around Bernardi' s neck.

Bernardi warned Cunningham that if you do not stop choking me I will shoot you. Cunningham did not stop and Bernardi was able to unholster his weapon and shot Cunningham one time in his torso. Cunningham immediately released his legs. Both Bernardi and Cunningham were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

 

Based on the totality of the circumstances, force likely to cause death or great bodily harm was justified. As Bernardi was opening the squad door, Cunningham attacked Bernardi, taking him to the ground. Bernardi was being choked and felt as though he was going to pass out. Bernardi believed if he passed out Cunningham could acquire his gun and kill Bernardi or other people in the neighborhood. Cunningham would not comply with commands to stop attacking Bernardi. Bernardi warned Cunningham "I will shoot you" and Cunningham still refused to stop choking the officer. At that point it was reasonable for Bernardi to believe Cunningham was either attempting to cause his death or cause great bodily harm to him by choking him unconscious.

 

Under Illinois law, found at 720 ILCS 5/7-1 and 5/7-5, Chief Bernardi was justified in the use of force based upon a reasonable belief that it was necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself. Therefore, based upon all the information contained in the investigation, I consider the matter to be closed and no charges will be filed. 

Vermilion County Fair Queen Crowned

The 2021 Vermilion County Fair opened on Wednesday night with a crowd of more than 2,500 people. 

Tinlee Shepherd, the 17 year old daughter of Jason & Kelli Shepherd of Westville, was crowned this year’s Fair Queen. 

1st runner-up was Alexis Nichols of Danville. She is the daughter of Daryl & Laura Nichols.

In the Jr. Miss pageant, the winner was Katelyn Callahan,  1st runner-up was Olivia Hutchins.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/24/21

Found Property

Date: 6-22-2021

Location: McFerren Park

Details: A set of Apple Air Buds was located at the park. Owner may id at HPD.

 

Fire Call

Time: 6:23pm

Location: 15000 E 4000 N RD

Details: HFD was dispatched to a patch of grass on fire near a field. Fire was put out and no injuries.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/23/21

We are reporting 10 new cases (three residents in their 50s, one in their 40s, one in their 30s, and five teens), and 17 released, which brings us to a total of 10,069 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 145 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 6 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 54 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 10 cases being reported today, one of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.


We holding one COVID-19 vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time. Please see our website, www.vchd.org, for registration information. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be allowed up until 30 minutes before the end of clinic times.


Tonight's COVID-vaccination clinic at the Danville Dans game will be the last one worked by "our" team of Illinois National Guard members and contract nurses - some of whom have been stationed here since March. Over the past three months, they have helped us organize and run about 100 vaccination clinics. They have vaccinated a total of about 9,600 people - most of them Vermilion County residents.

After tonight, some of them will return to their homes, and others will become part of mobile vaccination teams, travelling around the state to hold clinics at special events (such as the Vermilion County Fair.)

It is difficult to express our deep gratitude for this resource which was generously provided by the State. They arrived when they were most-needed by this community, and they exceeded our every expectation.
 

Hoopeston Police Report 6/23/21

Disobeying Police (city), Disobeying Stop Sign (traffic) H21-2828

Time: 12:41am

Location: 100 blk N 4th St

Arrested: Travis Houser (M) (30) of Rossville

Details: HPD officers stopped subject for a traffic violation. He refused to obey officers

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

with a city citation and traffic ticket.

 

 

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion Co.19TR5810), Driving While License suspended H21-2839

Time: 4:25pm

Location: N 6th Ave / W Honeywell Ave.

Arrested: Travis L Begley (M) (35) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers conducted a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Begley to have a Vermilion County Warrant and also to have a suspended driver’s license . Mr. Begley was transported to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County court date.

 

 

Warrant Arrest (Ford County 20-332) H21-2841

Time: 5:40pm

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

Arrested: Darren M Wood (M) (37) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Wood came to HPD to turn himself in on an active Ford County warrant

(20-332) Mr. Wood posted bond and was released with a new court date

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion 21CF329 and Champaign Co 21CF432) H21-2744

2021-5223

Time: 7:41PM

Location: E Main St/S Market St

Arrested: Haley M Edwards(F)(25) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were out with Ms. Edwards and a computer search showed Ms. Edwards to have a active Vermilion County warrant and a active Champaign Co. warrant. Ms. Edwards was transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB by a Vermilion County Deputy.

 

Counterfeit Currency/Forgery H21-2848

Time: 10:47pm

Location: 824 S Dixie Hwy, McDonalds

Details: An employee of McDonalds called HPD in reference to possible counterfeit

currency that came through the store. An investigation continues.

New President Named at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center

(Danville, IL | June 22, 2021) – OSF HealthCare is proud to announce that Ned Hill has been named president of OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center. He will begin transitioning to his new role on August 2, 2021.

 

Hill replaces Brad Solberg, who held the position in an interim role, and continues his leadership as president of OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, IL.

 

In his new role, Hill will lead OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center to align with the overall strategy of OSF HealthCare. He will be responsible for directing all internal operations, while continuing to ensure that high quality and cost-effective health care is delivered to patients. Hill will carry forward a culture of collaboration and integration that provides a safe patient care environment that also fosters innovation and creativity.

 

“I am excited to join OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center as its President,” said Hill. “It is my experience that to be a truly great organization and to offer excellence in care, leaders must spend time and attention developing and supporting a culture of caring and empathy. It is evident that the leaders at OSF Sacred Heart have done just that. I feel blessed to be joining this team and look forward to the future.”

 

Most recently, Hill served as chief executive officer at Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, Nevada. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer at Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mt Airy, North Carolina. Hill has served in a variety of executive leadership positions throughout his career.

 

Hill earned his Bachelor of Science in behavioral science and health from the University of Utah, where he also earned a Master’s in public administration with an emphasis in health service administration.

ICPHD Releases Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips

As warm weather approaches so does mosquito season. In Illinois, mosquito season begins at the 
start of summer and lasts into the fall. 


Mosquito bites are not only irritating and itchy, they are also capable of spreading viruses that 
can cause illness, and in rare cases, death. The Iroquois County Public Health Department would 
like to provide some tips for keeping you safe. 


Some tips for mosquito bite prevention are as follows: 


? Use insect repellant: EPA registered insect repellants are proven to be safe and effective 
when used as directed. Examples of EPA registered repellants include, but are not limited 
to, those that use DEET, Picaridin, and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE). 


? Properly cover yourself while outside: Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants will 
limit the amount of exposed skin for mosquitos to bite. 


? Stay inside during times of high activity: Mosquitos that carry West Nile Virus are 
most active during dusk. 


? Keeping mosquitos outside: Properly screened windows and doors, as well as the use of 
air conditioning, will deter mosquitos from entering your home. 


? Remove mosquito habitats: Mosquitos like to live in areas with standing water. Be sure 
to empty things that could hold water such as buckets. Also, keep water fresh in bird 
baths and fountains, and make sure swimming pools are treated and circulating. 


For more information regarding mosquito bite prevention, contact the Iroquois County Public 
Health Department at 815.432.2483 or visit the ICPHD website at 
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/22/21

The United States continues to see a rise in the Delta Variant which will likely become the dominant strain.  It is very contagious and possibly more harmful than some of the other variants due to an increase in hospitalizations.  However, those who have been fully vaccinated, the vaccines highly effective against all variants.   Those who are unvaccinated are at a greater risk to this variant.  Again, there are plenty of opportunities for people to get vaccinated in Vermilion County.  We are just slightly above 30%, which means 70% of our county is vulnerable, including many of our youth that are unable to receive the vaccine yet.  This could lead to a significant rise in cases again in the fall.  Here is some information about the variants:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant-info.html 

 

Vaccination updates

 

We have moved to 1 COVID19 Vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website for registration information:  www.vchd.org 

Upcoming Clinics at the Health Department will be:

  • July 14th (this will be Johnson and Johnson from 10-11 and Moderna from 11-12)  Walk-ins allowed no later than ½ hour before end of clinic times.
  • August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  • September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

 

Attached is the flyer for our Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic at the Danville Dan’s tomorrow, June 22nd in partnership with OSF Healthcare, Danville Dan’s, and the Illinois National Guard.    Please encourage anyone to come to receive their vaccine!!!!

 

Johnson and Johnson Clinic at the Vermilion County Fair for Fair Attendees (This is through IEMA/IDPH and not through VCHD)  DATES UPDATED.

Vaccine Site Location Name and Address: Vermillion County Fair, 17528 N 1180 East Rd, Oakwood, IL  61832

  • Clinic Schedule Date and Time: 
    •  June 23rd – 27th, 2021 5 PM – 9 PM
    • Offering 200 shots per day

 

Phase 5 Guidance

 

For Phase 5 Guidelines for Businesses and Venues, please click the link:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

 

Regional Metrics (as of June 21st, 2021)

Region 6 – 1.4% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 2.4% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  0.7%  daily positivity rate on 6/18/2021

ICU availability – 42%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 21st, 2021
IDPH Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  43,512
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  23,288
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  30.32%
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  69.53%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  66.20% / 9,835
Percentage of those who are ages 16-64 and have at least 1 dose:  32.48%
Percentage and Number of those who are 16-64 that are fully vaccinated:   28.85% / 13,237

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 6/21)
Active Cases:  61
Hospitalizations:  5 (8.2% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  10,059
Total Released / Recovered:  9,853
Total Deaths:  145

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT IN VERMILION COUNTY

 

WHAT:                     Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash                

WHERE:                   Georgetown Road near Lete Lane, Vermillion County

WHEN:                      June 20, 2021 at approximately 7:04 p.m.                            

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2011 Maroon Kia Sorento

DRIVER:                   Unit 1- Dianna Drake, 48-year-old female from Westville, IL – Transported by ambulance to a regional hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 1- 39-year-old male from Danville, IL - Deceased

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling north on Georgetown Road near Lete Lane in Vermillion County. The driver of Unit 1 left the road to the right and struck a tree. The driver of Unit 1 was transported by ambulance to a regional hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Unit 1 passenger succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The Vermillion County Coroner will release the name of the deceased once next of kin notifications are made. This crash is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

 

CHARGES:               Unit 1 driver was cited for Improper Lane Usage.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/21/21

Wanted on Warrant (Turned self in) H21-2751

Time: 2:49pm

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Arrestee: Lackey, Travis C (M) (44) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time came to HPD and advised that he had a warrant with Bond money. Subject was processed and released with a new court date after posting required bond.

 

Disobeying Police (city) H21-2758

Time: 7:50pm

Location: 619 E McNeil, Union Park

Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a dispute between juveniles.

Upon arrival, all subjects were asked to leave the park. The 16 year old juvenile

refused and officers arrested him. He was taken to HPD to be processed. He was

later released to a parent and was given a city citation and court date.

 

Residential Burglary H21-2762

Time: 9:10pm

Location: 400 blk E Honeywell

Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD officers responded to the report of a burglary. An unknown subject took

several items out of the residence without permission. An investigation

continues.

 

Harrington Matherne, 49, of Hoopeston, was arrested after a 38-year-old woman reported that he violated an order of protection. According to the police report, the woman said the incident occurred at 1:10 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of East McNeil. It was reported at 7:24 p.m. Saturday, police said. Matherne was taken to the Public Safety Building in Danville to await arraignment.

 

A 52-year-old Hoopeston woman reported at 7:48 p.m. Saturday that someone damaged a security camera in the 900 block of South Second Ave.

 

Driving while license revoked H21-2805

Time: 7:21PM

Location: 101 W Main St (Tedd’s Home Beverage)

Arrested: Ronald J Weigand (37) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Weigand to

have a revoked license. Mr. Weigand was transported to HPD for processing and

later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

 

Driving while license suspended H21-2808

Time: 8:45PM

Location: 226 N Market (Hoopeston Health and Fitness)

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

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop, a computer search showed Mr. Davis-Ervin

to have a suspended license. Mr. Davis-Ervin was transported to HPD for

processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/21/21

Vaccination updates

 

We have moved to 1 COVID19 Vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website for registration information:  www.vchd.org 

Upcoming Clinics at the Health Department will be:

  • July 14th (this will be Johnson and Johnson from 10-11 and Moderna from 11-12)  Walk-ins allowed no later than ½ hour before end of clinic times.
  • August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  • September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

 

Attached is the flyer for our Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic at the Danville Dan’s on June 22nd in partnership with OSF Healthcare, Danville Dan’s, and the Illinois National Guard.    Please encourage anyone to come to receive their vaccine!!!!

 

Johnson and Johnson Clinic at the Vermilion County Fair for Fair Attendees (This is through IEMA/IDPH and not through VCHD)  DATES UPDATED.

Vaccine Site Location Name and Address: Vermillion County Fair, 17528 N 1180 East Rd, Oakwood, IL  61832

  • Clinic Schedule Date and Time: 
    •  June 23rd – 27th, 2021 5 PM – 9 PM
    • Offering 200 shots per day

 

 

 

Phase 5 Guidance

 

For Phase 5 Guidelines for Businesses and Venues, please click the link:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

 

Regional Metrics (as of June 18th, 2021)

Region 6 – 1.5% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 2.7% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  4.2%  daily positivity rate on 6/15/2021

ICU availability – 41%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 18th, 2021
IDPH Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  42,286
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  23,148
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  30.14%
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  69.45%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  66.03% / 9,810
Percentage of those who are ages 16-64 and have at least 1 dose:  32.32%
Percentage and Number of those who are 16-64 that are fully vaccinated:   28.63% / 13,137

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 6/18)
Active Cases:  68
Hospitalizations:  6 (8.9% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  10,054
Total Released / Recovered:  9,842
Total Deaths:  144

 

 

 

INDIANA EARTHQUAKE FELTACROSS THE AREA

The strongest earthquake in 11 years struck Indiana on Thursday, leaving some Hoosiers rattled in their homes and offices.

The United States Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake about two miles northeast of Montezuma around 3:15 p.m. – matching a 3.8 temblor that jolted the central part of the state in 2010, according to the USGS.

The area's largest earthquake occurred more than 30 years ago, a 4.0 shaker also near Montezuma, USGS geophysicist Jana Parsley told USA TODAY. The largest earthquake in state history occurred in 1909, a 5.1 in the Wabash Valley, she said.

 People in parts of Illinois, including Chicago, and southern Michigan also reported feeling the quake.

ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH IN FORD COUNTY

WHAT:                      One Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 115 at Ford County 1175 North

WHEN:                      June 16, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m.

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2005 Silver Toyota                          

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Randy O. Lopez, 24-year-old male of Piper City, Illinois                 

PASSENGER:           Unit 1 – Gabriela K. Shurr, 20-year-old female of Piper City, Illinois

                                    Unit 1 – Anayeli I. Medina, 19-year-old female of Piper City, Illinois (Deceased) 

PRELIMINARY:     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 115 at Ford County 1175 North Road when for unknown reasons the driver veered across the southbound lanes.  Unit 1 struck the guardrail before coming to rest in the ditch. The driver and a passenger of Unit 1 were transported to a local area hospital with injuries.  A second passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.

                                    Illinois Route 115 at Ford County 1175 North was shut down for approximately four hours.   

CHARGES:               The driver of Unit 1 was issued citations for Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt and Improper Lane Usage. The investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/17/21

Warrant Arrest H21-2700

Time: 10:00am

Location: 300 block E Penn

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

Details: At the above time the subject was taken into custody two Vermilion County warrants 2021CF164 CT1 FTA Pretrial possession of controlled substance. 2020CF462 CT1 FTA pretrial possession controlled substance. Mr. Meehan was transported to Hoopeston PD to await transport to the PSB in Danville. Subject held on a no bond warrant.

Dans To Recall the Day the Brooklyn Dodgers Came to Danville Stadium

 As part of the 75th anniversary celebration of Danville Stadium this season, the Danville Dans will have a special ceremony Sunday recognizing a special day in the history of the ballpark.

Construction began on Danville Stadium in 1945 after Brooklyn Dodgers President and GM Branch Rickey agreed to place a farm team in Danville if the stadium was built. He later agreed to have the major league Dodgers come to Danville to play an exhibition game.

It was packed house when the Brooklyn Dodgers stopped in Danville on June 20, 1947. The team, traveling by train from Chicago to Cincinnati, enjoyed lunch at the Harrison Park Clubhouse, and defeated their minor league team 14-7 in a game witnessed by over 6,000 fans.

Jackie Robinson had just been called up to the team on April 15 of that year. Also playing in Danville that day were Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and many other famous Dodgers.

To commemorate Robinson’s visit to Danville, the city has recently designated Highland Boulevard in front of the stadium as honorary Jackie Robinson Way.

The Dans will recall that special day in history with their game against the Cape Catfish this Sunday, June 20. Game time is 4:30 pm, with a pregame ceremony recalling the Brooklyn team visit to Danville Stadium.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/17/21

Vaccination updates

 

We have moved to 1 COVID19 Vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website for registration information:  www.vchd.org 

Upcoming Clinics at the Health Department will be:

  • July 14th (this will be Johnson and Johnson from 10-11 and Moderna from 11-12)  Walk-ins allowed no later than ½ hour before end of clinic times.
  • August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  • September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

 

Attached is the flyer for our Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic at the Danville Dan’s on June 22nd in partnership with OSF Healthcare, Danville Dan’s, and the Illinois National Guard.    Please encourage anyone to come to receive their vaccine!!!!

 

Johnson and Johnson Clinic at the Vermilion County Fair for Fair Attendees (This is through IEMA/IDPH and not through VCHD)

Vaccine Site Location Name and Address: Vermillion County Fair, 17528 N 1180 East Rd, Oakwood, IL  61832

  • Clinic Schedule Date and Time: 
    •  June 24, 2021 5 PM – 9 PM
    • June 27, 2021  5 PM – 9 PM

 

 

Phase 5 Guidance

 

For Phase 5 Guidelines for Businesses and Venues, please click the link:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

 

Regional Metrics (as of June 16th, 2021)

Region 6 – 1.9% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 2.8% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  2.9%  daily positivity rate on 6/12/2021

ICU availability – 42%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 16th, 2021
IDPH Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  42,995
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  22,996
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  29.94%
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  69.22%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  65.88% / 9,787
Percentage of those who are ages 16-64 and have at least 1 dose:  32.03%
Percentage and Number of those who are 16-64 that are fully vaccinated:   28.37% / 13,020

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 6/16)
Active Cases:  59
Hospitalizations:  6 (10.2% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  10,037
Total Released / Recovered:  9,834
Total Deaths:  144

1 Hospitalized Case is considered to be a CDC defined “breakthrough” case because they were vaccinated. 

2 of the new cases were also vaccinated (not hospitalized). 

 

Hoopeston Police News 6/16/21

Found Property

Details: Found bike at the John Greer School, Owner can claim it at HPD

 

Fire Call

Time: 09:02

Location: 800 block E Seminary Avenue

Details: A Concerned area resident called in that there was smoke and fire could be seen in the back yard of the residence, but could not tell what was the cause of the smoke and fire. HFD responded to investigate, which turned out to be yard waste and the home owner was watching it.

FORD COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CROWNED

Jolee Hastings was crowned the 2021 Ford County Fair Queen on Monday.

Hastings is 19, of Loda, is a 2020 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

She is attending Parkland College and the University of Illinois through the Parkland Pathway program. Hastings is majoring in agricultural accounting.

 

Lyndi Allen, 18, of Paxton, was named Miss Congeniality and was recognized as the first runner-up for fair queen.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/15/21

Fire Call

Time: 12:54pm

Location: State Route 9 / N 1300 E Road

Details: HFD responded to the report of a field fire, Rossville, Rankin, Wellington Fire Departments were requested for tankers and assistance. No report of injuries and no report of damage at the time

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/15/21

 

Vaccination updates

 

We completed our 12+ vaccination clinics on Saturday.  We vaccinated about 180 people at these clinics to finish up their 2nd dose.  We do not have any scheduled Pfizer clinics moving forward at this time.  If you have anyone that needs a vaccination and is under the age of 18, they will need to receive their vaccine at one of the local pharmacies.

 

We will be moving to 1 COVID19 Vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website for registration information:  www.vchd.org 

 

Attached is the flyer for our Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic at the Danville Dan’s on June 22nd in partnership with OSF Healthcare, Danville Dan’s, and the Illinois National Guard.    Please encourage anyone to come to receive their vaccine!!!!

 

Moderna submitted their revised EUA to include those 12 years old and older.  They hope to have that approved by early July.  Both Moderna and Pfizer are working on vaccine trials for younger than 12 years old. 

 

 

Phase 5 Guidance

 

In case you missed it, the state has fully opened with no capacity limits.    Masks are still asked to be worn if you haven’t been vaccinated.  Businesses and agencies are allowed to continue masking requirements or capacity limits if desired.   Reopening is based on the following metrics and can always go back.  Metrics are looking at vaccination rates,  new hospital admissions, current hospitalizations, ICU bed availability, New Case Trends, and Daily Mortality Rates.   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/statewidemetrics

 

For Phase 5 Guidelines for Businesses and Venues, please click the link:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

 

I have attached the Updated Guidance for all Sports with masking.   

 

IDPH will be moving to a weekly update instead of a daily update moving forward.  Updates will be released on Fridays. 

 

There has been movement to allow the use of water fountains again as there has been no evidence of spreading COVID19 through water fountains.  I have attached information regarding flushing water systems out.  Because we have older systems in many of facilities, you will want to run the water at least 10-15 minutes after it turns cold to make sure that you help with the quality and safety of the water.  These times can vary depending on the system.  This is not limited to just water fountains.  If you have not used certain water facilities in a long time, please make sure they are properly flushed.  You may want to refer to your water utility.  I have included a handout about flushing water systems. 

 

Updated IDPH Numbers

 

IDPH released 2020 death statistics and COVID19 accounted as the number 3 leading cause of death in 2020.  Heart Disease and Cancer accounted for the top 2. 

COVID19 related deaths also was the 3rd leading cause of death in Vermilion County, behind heart disease and cancer.  Vermilion County saw 1,105 deaths in 2020.  In 2019 and 2018, we saw 997 and 972. 

 

We saw a slight decrease in the number of drug overdose deaths in Vermilion County between 2019 and 2020. 

 

More information is available about updated statistics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/death-statistics

 

 

Regional Metrics (as of June 14th, 2021)

Region 6 – 1.8% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County – 3% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)

Vermilion County –  3.6%  daily positivity rate on 6/5/2021

ICU availability – 42%

Patient increases – 0 out of the last 10 days

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 14th, 2021
IDPH Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  42,765
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  22,858
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  29.76%
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  69.12%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  65.78% / 9,773
Percentage of those who are ages 16-64 and have at least 1 dose:  31.83%
Percentage and Number of those who are 16-64 that are fully vaccinated:   28.12% / 12,905

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 6/14)
Active Cases:  58
Hospitalizations:  7 (12% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  10,017
Total Released / Recovered:  9,817
Total Deaths:  142

Hoopeston Police Report 06/14/2021

Fire Call

Time: 07:20 am

Location: S 6th Avenue/W Washington Street

Details: A truck driving down the roadway lost its gas tank from under the frame. It caused gasoline spillage. HFD responded to oil dry the area to prevent further spillage into storm sewer system. Truck was towed by Paul’s Towing.

 

Fire Call to Assist Ambulance

Time: 12:15 pm

Location: 800 block E McCracken Avenue

Details: Rossville Ambulance requested HFD to assistance on a medical call.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 11:49PM

Location: 300 block N 9th Ave

Details: HFD and HPD responded to a call for smoke coming from an outlet. No injuries

were reported.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct(City) H21-2653

Time: 7:47PM

Location: 700 blk of E Honeywell Ave

Arrested: Darrion L Woods(18)(M)of Hoopeston

Ivan S. Sanchez(18)(M)of Danville

Samantha K Shoulders(18)(F)of Hoopeston

Stephanie L Benninger(43)(F)of Hoopeston

17 yr old Male of Hoopeston

17 yr old Male of Hoopeston

14 yr old Male of Hoopeston

15 yr old Male of Hoopeston

16 yr old Male of Hoopeston

15 yr old Male of Hoopeston

14 yr old Male of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above locations for a report of a large

fight. Mr. Woods, Mr. Sanchez, Ms. Shoulders, and Ms. Benninger and

Several Juveniles were arrested and transported to HPD for processing and

later released with a City Notice to Appear.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/11/21

Possesion of Methamphetamine H21-2577 2021-4780

Time: 3:33am

Location: W Penn St./S 7th Ave

Arrested: Hunter D Wright(25)(M)of Talbot IN

Details: HPD officers while on a traffic stop conducted a search and found methamphetamines. Mr. Wright was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

 

Accident H21-2580

Time: 7:44am

Location: 500 Block of N 7th Ave

Unit 1: 2005 Buick Lacrosse Driven by Jennifer A Bays (38) (F) of Rankin IL.

Property: House

Details: Owner of the House stated that she was inside the residence when she heard something hit the front of her house. She exited the house and saw the driver of Unit 1exit the vehicle and run from the scene of the crash.

 

 

 

Warrant Arrest (VC 20TR4130) H21-2596

Time: 7:10PM

Location: 300 blk of N. 6th Ave

Arrested: Robert B. Colunga(30)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were on patrol when Mr. Colunga was located. A computer search

showed him to have an active warrant. Mr. Colunga was arrested and transported

to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court date.

 

 

 

Trespassing, Warrant Arrest(VC 20CM760) H21-2598 21-4805

Time: 8:52PM

Location: 710 W Orange St.(Budget Mini-storage)

Arrested: Gage M Fouse(27)(M)of Hoopeston

Stephen T. Spivey(32)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers while on patrol witnessed Mr. Fouse and Mr. Spivey on the property

of the above address. A computer search showed Mr. Fouse to have an active Vermilion County warrant. Both Mr. Fouse and Mr. Spivey were transported to HPD for processing. Mr. Spivey was charged with Trespassing and released with a City notice to appear. Mr. Fouse was charged with Trespassing and give a City notice to appear and transported to PSB on the warrant.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/11/21

We are reporting 12 new cases (two residents in their 60s, three in their 40s, three in their 30s, three in their 20s, and one teen), and 13 released, which brings us to a total of 9,994 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death -- a man in his 30s. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends. We have lost a total of 142 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 7 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 56 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 12 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.


We will have two COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May.

Salt Fork Junior High
June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) - 3pm - 5pm - registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11
7087 N. 600 East. Rd. Sidell, IL
Link for Registration: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

Mark Denman Elementary
June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) - 9am-12pm - registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11
930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL
Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/


People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264. Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic.

Masks will be required at our events.

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

I-74 pavement patching at Danville begins June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching on Interstate 74 between L Street in Tilton and U.S. 150/Illinois 1 (Georgetown Road) in Danville begins June 14. The project will require intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions of I74 and will increase the service life of the roadway. Work is expected to be complete in early July. Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. As part of the new FY2022-27 Proposed Highway Improvement Program released in July, IDOT is investing nearly $21 billion to improve roads and bridges over the next six years, the second multi-year plan that reflects the impact of Rebuild Illinois. For news on these and other projects in IDOT’s District 5, follow @IDOTDistrict5 on Twitter or sign up to receive email alerts from IDOT in Motion. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook.

CITY OF HOOPESTON CHANGES CITY HALL HOURS

Due to the State of Illinois moving into Phase V of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan the City of Hoopeston will be expanding the hours that City Hall will be open. Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, City Hall will be open for walk up service the following hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Also, effective immediately the police department front window will be open each day from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. After 7:00 pm residents can use the intercom system located in front of City Hall to speak with a dispatcher. Residents are reminded that they can take care of a lot of business by using the City’s website http://www.cityofhoopeston.com or using the payment drop box at City Hall. Service by telephone (217) 283-5833 is still available and the offices will still be staffed Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Republicans legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the recently-adopted House and Senate maps

Republicans legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the recently-adopted House and Senate maps, arguing that the use of population estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) instead of U.S. Census data, render the redistricting plan unconstitutional. 

 

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge) and Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Lake Zurich) against Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Westchester), and the Illinois State Board of Elections, in their official capacities. 

 

It calls for the plan to be ruled invalid and for Welch and Harmon to appoint members to a bipartisan redistricting commission or for “other appropriate relief that allows for the drafting and implementation of a redistricting plan based on the official 2020 decennial census counts.”

 

The suit says the Republicans seek to “protect the fundamental rights of Illinois voters and to invalidate the state legislative re-district plan” signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 4. “In its zeal to rush a plan through the legislature, the General Assembly drew the legislative districts in the plan using population estimates derived from a survey rather than waiting a few months for the U.S. Census Bureau … to provide redistricting data containing official population counts from the 2020 decennial census,” the suit states. 

 

NOTE: It further argues that the U.S. Census Bureau itself states that ACS data is not an official source of population counts. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release of 2020 census data has been delayed until Aug. 16, 2021, beyond the June 30 constitutional deadline for the General Assembly to approve new maps. Democrats argued that the need to meet that deadline forced them to use data sources other than the 2020 census to draw the maps and said ACS data traditionally vary minimally from census data. 

Illinois to Enter Phase Five on June 11th

PAXTON- Governor Pritzker is releasing Phase 5 guidelines of the Restore Illinois Plan. Due to a steady decrease in 
new positive COVID-19 cases across the state and with over 63% of Illinois residents age 18 and older receiving their 
first vaccine, Phase 5 will go into full effect on Friday June 11th. Specifically in Ford County, there has been an 
average of 3 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the month of May, and 42% of individuals 16-64 have been 
vaccinated and 86% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated. 
Under Phase 5, all sectors of the economy can resume at regular capacity, including businesses, restaurants, 
conventions, large events, spectator venues, and festivals. Businesses and venues may continue to put additional 
public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring face coverings. 
Fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, 
local, tribal, or territorial laws, and rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The State 
will continue to recommend masking for unvaccinated persons and require it for all people while traveling on public 
transportation, in congregate settings, in health care settings, as well as in schools, daycares, and education 
institutions. The case count has not slowed down in Ford County, so FCPHD encourages all residents to mask in 
public places and maintain social distancing. 
Ford County Public Health Department is also hosting vaccine clinics at the Ford County Fair in the Commercial 
Building. These will be walk-ins only; you do not need to schedule an appointment. The clinics are as follows: 
Monday, June 14th: 11am-1pm / 4-7pm
Tuesday, June 15th: 2-4:30pm
Wednesday, June 16th: 9-11am / 4-5:30pm 
For more information, please visit our website at fordcountyphg.org, follow our social media pages, or call the office 
at 217-379-9281. 

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/9/21

We are reporting 13 new cases (one resident in their 90s, one in their 50s, one in their 40s, three in their 30s, two in their 20s, and five teens), and 20 released, which brings us to a total of 9,982 positive cases.

 

We have lost a total of 141 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 7 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 58 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 13 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

We will have three COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May. 

 

Georgetown High School

June 9th, 2021 (2nd dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/9 3pm-5pm

500 W. Mulberry St. Georgetown, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/58b97e51-c0b0-4d88-84aa-ccdfacac6e12/

 

Salt Fork Junior High

June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 3pm – 5pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

7087  N. 600 East. Rd.  Sidell, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Mark Denman Elementary

June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 9am-12pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL

Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic. 

 

Masks will be required at our events.

 

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

Hoopeston Police Report 6/9/21

Accident Hit and run H21-2546

Time: 7:05PM

Location: 800 blk of S Market ST

Unit 2: 2010 Chevrolet HHR parked by Deborah Merrill(71)(F)of Lafayette IN.

Details: Owner of unit 2 stated while parked on the west side of S Market St. another

vehicle struck the mirror on the driver side of her vehicle breaking the mirror. Unit 2 is insured.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/8/21

HFD Responded to Accident PI

Time: 08:48 am

Location: 4200 North RD & 1130 East Rd Hoopeston

Details: HFD responded to report of a roll over accident with ejection from the unit.

VCSO responded to handle accident scene, Arrow Ambulance responded to scene too.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/8/21

We are reporting 19 new cases (one resident in their 70s, one in their 60s, six in their 50s, three in their 40s, one in their 20s, two in their teens, and a grade-school-aged child), and 23 released, which brings us to a total of 9,969 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a man in his 50s.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.  We have lost a total of 141 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 8 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 65 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 19 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

We will have four COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May. 

 

Hoopeston High School

June 8th, 2021 (2nd Dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00 pm on 6/8 3pm-6pm

615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/26b53284-9bf1-41a5-9686-235f92ad4f17

 

Georgetown High School

June 9th, 2021 (2nd dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/9 3pm-5pm

500 W. Mulberry St. Georgetown, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/58b97e51-c0b0-4d88-84aa-ccdfacac6e12/

 

Salt Fork Junior High

June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 3pm – 5pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

7087  N. 600 East. Rd.  Sidell, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Mark Denman Elementary

June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 9am-12pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL

Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic. 

 

Masks will be required at our events.

 

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

 

Body Found in Iroquois County

 

Authorities are investigating after the body of a southern Illinois man was found inside a fuel tanker trailer in rural Buckley.

 

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the body of 29-year-old Garrett Meyer of Nashville, Ill., was discovered Friday morning at 366 E. Iroquois County Road 800 North.

 

The body was removed from the trailer late Friday afternoon with the assistance of firefighters from Buckley, Paxton and Urbana, the release said.

 

An autopsy was conducted Saturday at the Champaign County Coroner’s Office, with the results pending toxicology, the release said.

 

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and Iroquois County Coroner’s Office. The Illinois State Police crime scene unit has assisted in the investigation.

Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash in Iroquois County

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 49 at E 1000N Road (near Woodworth), Iroquois County

 

WHEN:                      June 4, 2021 at approximately 6:26 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2001 Green Volvo XC70

 

                                    Unit 2- 2020 Gray Dodge Charger

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1- 51-year old male of Glendale Heights, IL (Deceased, Pending Family Notification)

 

                                    Unit 2- Rickey L. Lane, 40-year old male of Danville, IL (Transported to regional hospital with life-threatening injuries)

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2- Farrah M. Johnson, 37-year old female of Danville, IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:       A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on E 1000N Road approaching Illinois Route 49 (IL-49). Unit 2 was traveling northbound on IL-49 approaching the same intersection. For unknown reasons, the driver of Unit 1 disobeyed the stop sign and drove into the intersection where it was struck by Unit 2.  Both Units came to rest in the northwest ditch.  Unit 2 became engulfed in flames. The driver of Unit 1 and the front seat passenger of Unit 2 were pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of Unit 2 was transported to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 6:37 p.m., IL-49 was shut down for the crash investigation; at approximately 12:10 a.m., the roadway was reopened. There is no further information at this time. 

Hoopeston Police Report 6/7/21

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY H21-2482

Time: 08:51

Location: The Flower Shop 702 Blk W Main Street

Details: HPD was dispatched to a business for a report of criminal damage to the property. HPD will continue to investigate the incident.

 

Traffic Accident (Hit and Run)(Delayed Entry) H21-2494

Date: 06/05/21

Time: 10:29 pm

Location: W Orange St/S 6th Ave

Unit #1: 2000 Dodge Caravan Driven by Lashaun R Price (M) (36) of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 2013 Ford Explorer Driven by Desiree N. Watson (F) (22) of Hoopeston

Details: Driver of unit #2 was traveling East on W Orange when a red van pulled out of the Marathon lot at a high rate of speed in front of unit#2. As she was trying to avoid unit #1, it clipped unit #2 on the rear passenger side. Officers received accurate information from the driver and witnesses which led them to the location of unit#1. Tickets issued to the driver. No injuries reported.

 

Domestic Battery, Interference with reporting of domestic battery H21-2497 2021-4643

Time: 1:24 am

Location: 700 blk of E Young Ave

Complainant: 22 yr old Female of Hoopeston

Arrested: Alexis M Ponce(21)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of Domestic Disturbance in progress. Ms. Ponce was located and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

Domestic Battery H21-2498

Time: 02:16 am

Location: 600 Blk E Thompson Ave

Complainant: 60 year old Male of Hoopeston

Arrested: Kaylynn L Kruger (33) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of Domestic Disturbance. Ms. Kruger was placed under arrest, processed at HPD and transported to the PSB in Danville awaiting arraignment.

 

Warrant Arrest(Ford County 21-120) H21-2511 2021-4665

Time: 7:27PM

Location: 400 blk of E Penn St.

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

Details: HPD officers were patrolling the area when they saw Mr. Davis-Ervin.

A computer search showed him to have a warrant out of Ford County. Mr.

Davis-Ervin was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later

transported to PSB awaiting transportation to Ford County.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/7/21

We are reporting 5 new cases (one resident in their 70s, one in their 50s, and three in their 20s), and 10 released, which brings us to a total of 9,950 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a woman in her 70s.  Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.  We have lost a total of 140 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 12 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 69 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 5 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

We will have four COVID-vaccination clinics coming up next week, providing second-dose Pfizer vaccinations to those who received their first Pfizer vaccinations in May. 

 

Hoopeston High School

June 8th, 2021 (2nd Dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00 pm on 6/8

3pm-6pm

615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/26b53284-9bf1-41a5-9686-235f92ad4f17

 

Georgetown High School

June 9th, 2021 (2nd dose ONLY) – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/9

3pm-5pm

500 W. Mulberry St. Georgetown, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/58b97e51-c0b0-4d88-84aa-ccdfacac6e12/

 

Salt Fork Junior High

June 11th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 3pm – 5pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

7087  N. 600 East. Rd.  Sidell, IL

Link for Registration:  https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/72b63b7d-26ff-4798-b036-d1b72e299687/

 

Mark Denman Elementary

June 12th, 2021 (2nd dose) – 9am-12pm – registration closes at 12:00pm on 6/11

930 Colfax Street, Danville, IL

Link for Registration https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/712594df-05af-4128-8257-c6f1d4b03bb1/

 

 

People can register for the clinics at www.vchd.org, or can call 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.  Walk-ins will be vaccinated, but we ask that they arrive no later than 1/2-hour before the end of the clinic. 

 

Masks will be required at our events.

 

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

 

Hoopeston Police Report 6/4/21

Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H21-2446

Time: 06:00 am

Complainant: Danville Resident (M) (18)

Location: DHA Parkview Court Complex, 500 S 6th Ave Hoopeston

Arrested: Justin A Hines (M) (36) of Monon Indiana

Details: At the above time, suspect from a complaint that was filed from damage to a Motorcycle. Suspect was located in the complex and was transported to HPD where he was processed and then released with Vermilion County Court Date. Suspect is no longer allowed to return to the property.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/4/21

We are happy to announce that we will be partnering with OSF and The Danville Dan’s to host a vaccination clinic on June 22nd, 2021 at their baseball game that evening.  Vermilion County Health Department and the Illinois National Guard will be providing one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for those age 18 and up.  All individuals receiving a vaccine this night will receive a complimentary hot dog and beverage coupon.

 

We continue to see case numbers go down and slowly but surely, vaccination numbers go up, which is GREAT news!!  Please keep it up.  Get vaccinated, stay cautious, and be KIND!!!!

 

COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of June 3rd, 2021
CDC Statistics for Vaccination Numbers

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated:  18,455
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  24.4%
Population 12 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,454
Percentage of 12 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  28.8%
Population 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,366
Percentage of 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  31.6%
Population 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  9,021
Percentage of 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  60%

 

Vermilion County Case Counts (6/3)
Active Cases:  75
Hospitalizations:  11 (15% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,945
Total Released / Recovered:  9,731
Total Deaths:  139

 

Five Unit Personal Injury Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

WHAT:                     Five Unit Personal Injury Traffic Crash

                       

WHERE:                   Interstate 74 eastbound at milepost 216, Vermillion County

 

WHEN:                      June 2, 2021 at approximately 9:41 p.m.      

                       

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2006 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee

 

                                    Unit 2 – 2006 Silver Ford F150 with attached U-Haul Trailer with a small passenger car attached

 

                                    Unit 3 – 2013 Silver Toyota Sienna

 

                                    Unit 4 – 2006 Blue Ford Explorer XLT

 

                                    Unit 5 – 2017 Black Dodge Durango

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Joseph R. Cast, 42-year-old male of Fairmont, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

                                    Unit 2 – Jennifer A. Scott, 63-year-old female of Seattle, WA – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

                                    Unit 3 – Kyle H. Kloepper, 36-year-old male of Champaign, IL

 

                                    Unit 4 – David P. Johnson 52-year-old male of Lincoln, NE – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

Unit 5 – Donald L. Blackmon, 50-year-old male of Bloomington, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

PASSENGERS:         Unit 3 – Three juvenile children of Champaign, IL

 

                        Unit 4 – 17-year-old male of Lincoln, NE – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

Unit 5 – Tori AL Blackmon, 48-year-old female of Bloomington, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling eastbound on Interstate 74 at milepost 216. Unit 1 left the roadway and struck the concrete barrier of the bridge located at this location causing Unit 1 to come to rest in the roadway. Unit 1 was struck by Unit 2 which caused Unit 2 to lose its trailer and attached vehicle on the trailer. Unit 2 trailer became detached and struck Unit 3 as it was attempting to slow and avoid the accident. Unit 4 was attempting to slow to avoid the accident as well and was struck by Unit 5. Unit 4 then struck the detached trailer of Unit 2 causing Unit 4 to overturn in the roadway before coming to rest on its driver’s side.

 

All eastbound lanes of the Interstate 74 at milepost 216 were closed for approximately two hours for the crash investigation.

 

CHARGES:              Unit 1 driver was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While License Suspended, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Improper Lane Usage.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/3/21

No Valid Drivers License H21-2437

Time: 2:33pm

Location: 200 Block of East Thompson

Arrested: Stephanie L Marroquin (41) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer search showed Mrs. Marroquin to have no valid driver license was given a Vermilion County court date.

 

 

Possession of Methamphetamines H21-2442 2021-4520

Time: 7:01PM

Location: 400 Blk of West Chestnut

Arrested: Michael S Winland (36)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD offices were called to the above address. Mr. Winland was at the above

location, a search of his person found to be Methamphetamines. Mr. Winland was transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/3/21

We are reporting 25 new cases (one resident in their 80s, four in their 70s, three in their 60s, six in their 50s, two in their 40s, six in their 30s, one in their 20s, one toddler, and one infant), and 54 released, which brings us to a total of 9,936 positive cases.

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death, a man in his 90s. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends. We have lost a total of 139 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 13 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 79 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 25 cases being reported today, four of them told us they have been fully vaccinated. Those four are not necessarily hospitalized or deceased.


We vaccinated 32 people at our COVID clinic today.

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

* 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.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/2/21

Moderna has filed for full US approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for adults and we are anticipating them to also request for EUA for 12-17 year olds early this month.

We will be busy with 3 COVID19 Vaccination clinics this week and the information is below.  At these 3 clinics this week, individuals will be able to get either J and J or Moderna.  It is best to sign up for an appointment.  Please spread the word!  We will be back next week to the schools to complete the 2nd dose of Pfizer for our 12+ clinics.

Please see our website for all clinic information:  www.vchd.og<http://www.vchd.og>


  *   Vermilion County Health Department
     *   Address:  200 S. College St. Suite A  Danville, IL
Dates
        *   June 2nd
           *   9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson (walk-ins must come no later than 9:45am)
           *   10am-12pm:  MODERNA (walk-ins must come no later than 11:30am)
        *   June 3rd
           *   9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson (walk-ins must come no later than 9:45)
           *   10am-12pm:  MODERNA (walk-ins must come no later than 11:30)
        *   June 4th
           *   9am-10am:  Johnson and Johnson (walk-ins must come no later than 9:45)
           *   10am-12pm:  MODERNA (walk-ins must come no later than 11:30)
     *   Link to Register:  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>


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

I was happy to see our case counts going back down over the last 2 weeks after our surge in cases at the beginning of May!   It is likely the state will be going to Phase 5 with no capacity limits on June 11th.  Those who are not vaccinated will still be asked to wear masks when indoors when social distancing cannot be adhered to or in crowded areas outdoors.    CDC has not updated their COVID19 Vaccination Tracker since Sunday, so hopefully will get the latest statistics to you tomorrow.  It was nice to finally see we broke through 9,000 of our 65+ who are now fully vaccinated!


Regional Metrics (as of June 1st, 2021)
Region 6 – 2.2% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)
Vermilion County – 1.9% positivity rate (7 day rolling average)
Vermilion County –  1.3%  daily positivity rate on 5/29/2021
ICU availability – 43%
Patient increases – 1 out of the last 10 days

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (CDC Data Tracker - Data as of May 30th at 6:00am)

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated:  18,355
Percentage of Vermilion County's TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  24.2%
Population 12 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,355
Percentage of 12 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  28.6%
Population 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  18,272
Percentage of 18 and older who are FULLY Vaccinated:  31.5%
Population 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  9,003
Percentage of 65 and older who are FULLY vaccinated:  59.9%
Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 5/31)
Active Cases:  108
Hospitalizations:  9 (8.33% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,911
Total Released / Recovered:  9,665
Total Deaths:  138
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COVID-19 Resources:

Vermilion County Hotline - 2-1-1

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

Hoopeston Police Report 6/2/21

Theft of a Lawn Jockey H21-2404

Time: 9:20am

Location: 800 E Washington

Complainant: 57 Year Old (F) of Hoopeston

Details: Complainant reports that an unauthorized subject removed a lawn jockey from the property.

 

Traffic Accident (PD) H21-2212

Time: 11:45am

Location: 400 block of East Washington

Unit #1: 2016 Dodge Journey Driven by: Dion R. Merrill (F) (39) of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 2012 GMC Acadia Parked by: Bridget Strawser (F) (27) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit #2 was parked and unattended in front of the above location. When unit #1 struck the drivers rear of the car. Unit #1 was traveling westbound on East Washington got distracted and struck Unit #2. Unit #1 was disabled due to damage to the front passenger tire and was towed from the scene by Carnaghi’s Towing. Unit #2 stayed parked as they are awaiting instruction from the insurance company.

 

Warrant Arrest H21-2422

Time: 9:29pm

Location: 100 blk S 3rd St

Arrested: Shai Anne Arseneau (F) (24) of Watseka

Details: HPD stopped the vehicle Ms. Arseneau was driving for a traffic violation. A

computer check revealed she had an outstanding Macon County warrant. She was

arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was released with a Notice to

Appear and court date.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/1/21

Possession of Stolen Vehicle, No Valid Driver’s License H21-2378 2021-4422

Time: 1:08am

Location: 900 blk E McNeil

Complainant: 55 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD was called to the above location for the report of a stolen vehicle. The

vehicle was located a couple of blocks away with the juvenile inside. A

computer check revealed the subject had an instructional permit only. She

was taken to HPD to be processed. She was later transported to the Juvenile

Detention Center.

 

Traffic Accident (Hit and Run) H21-2394

Time: 8:01pm

Location: W Main St/S 7th Ave

Unit #1: unknown

Unit #2: 98 Buick Lesabre driven by Israel Green (M) (31) of Hoopeston

Details: Driver of #2 was traveling east on W Main near S 7th Ave and driver of Unit

#1 was traveling west on W Main St. Driver of Unit #1 made a sudden turn

onto S 7th Av striking Unit #2. Unit #1 left the area without speaking to

offiers. No injuries were reported and Unit #2 was insured. An investigation

continues.

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 6/1/21

We are reporting 14 new cases (one resident in their 80s, one in their 60s, four in their 50s, two in their 30s, three in their 20s, one teen, one grade-school-aged child, and one infant), and 50 released, which brings us to a total of 9,911 positive cases.

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 108 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 14 cases being reported today, none 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 -- this 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 INVESTIGATE PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON I-57

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) - Zone 5, is investigating a fatal, vehicle versus pedestrian, hit and run traffic crash on Interstate 57 southbound at mile post 245, near Thomasboro, Champaign County, IL. On May 31, 2021, at approximately 4:15 a.m., a motorist passing through the above location notified ISP District 10 Patrol of a car in the right ditch. Once Troopers arrived, they discovered what appeared to be a deceased male on the shoulder of the interstate who had been stuck by an unknown vehicle. The identity of the male is being withheld pending family notification. The ISP DCI - Zone 5 is leading the investigation and being assisted by ISP District 10 Patrol, ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, ISP Crime Scene Services, and Champaign County Coroner’s Office. The ISP is continuing this open and on-going investigation and no additional information will be released at this time. Anyone who witnessed or has any knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the ISP at ISP.DCI.Zone05@Illinois.gov. 

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