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WHPO Blog Archives for 2021-11

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/30/21

We are reporting 149 new cases (two residents over the age of 90, three in their 80s, eleven in their 70s, seventeen in their 60s, eighteen in their 50s, eighteen in their 40s, eighteen in their 30s, fourteen in their 20s, twenty-one teens, seventeen grade-school-aged children, three toddlers, and seven infants), and 48 released, which brings us to a total of 15,642 positive cases. We are saddened to report two additional COVID-related deaths – a man over the age of 90, and a man in his 60s.   Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 207 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began. There are currently 507 active COVID cases in the county.  There are currently 24 Vermilion County residents hospitalized with COVID. We are aware of fifteen Vermilion County residents who have become reinfected with COVID since June 1. Of the 149 cases being reported today, ten of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.  Three of those six fully-vaccinated people are hospitalized.  As part of the interview process, our contact tracers ask each person who tested positive whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations save lives. There are quite a few opportunities to receive your COVID-19 vaccine or booster.  Please bring your COVID vaccination cards and an ID.   *   Saturday, December 4th from 9 a.m. – noon at the Oakwood Public Library (110 East Finley, Oakwood) – Pfizer and Moderna booster clinic.  This clinic is provided by IDPH and IEMA, and not by the VCHD.   *   Carle  - call for an appointment or go online for Booster Vaccines   *   OSF – has vaccines for children 5 and up.  Please go to<> to make an appointment.   *   Local Pharmacies -  make appointments online, check to see if they have the vaccine you need:  1st Dose / 2nd Dose / 3rd Dose / Booster. There will be COVID-testing clinics at the Health Department on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays – from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days.  Those interested can create accounts and make appointments through a link on our website,<>. You can also visit our COVID-19 page on our website,<>, for more information.  

Hoopeston Police Report 11/29/21

Order of Protection Violation H21-5807 2021-10367

Time: 10:15am

Location: 500 Block of N 7th Ave

Arrested: Marty J Fink (M) (68) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Fink was arrested for violating an Order of Protection. Mr. Fink was transported to HPD where was processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building.


Traffic Accident H21-5814

Time: 6:16pm

Location: 700 Blk E Main Street

Unit #1: ’99 GMC Pickup driven by William Hughes (M) (32) of Hoopeston

Unit #2: Power pole owned by Ameren

Cited: William C Hughes (M) (32) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called to an accident where a utility pole struck was knocked down. Ameren was called to the scene. The Driver of unit 1 was ticketed for no Insurance. No injuries reported.



Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Methamphetamines with intent to Deliver

H21-5820 2021-10394

Time: 11:23pm

Location: 1100 blk S Dixie Highway

Arrested: Abbie Bohannan (F) (33) of Danville

Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Ms. Bohannan was in for a traffic violation. An investigation found methamphetamines in her belongings. She was arrested and taken

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




Criminal Damage to Property H21-5822

Time: 3:05am

Location: 115 E Orange, Casey’s

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of criminal damage to

a window. An investigation continues.


Hoopeston Police Report 11/25/21


Time: 12:08

Location: 700 Blk E Thompson Ave

Details: HFD was notified by the resident that their garage roof was on fire. HFD was able to get the fire under control before spreading to the residence. No injuries were reported.




Vehicle Fire

Time: 3:35PM

Location: 900 S Dixie Highway

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above location for a tire on fire. HFD was able to get the fire out. No injuries were reported.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/24/21

Breach of Peace H21-5784

Time: 11:35pm

Location: 400 Block of W Chestnut

Cited: Kelly D. Turner (F)(41) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers were dispatched to the above area for the report of loud music coming from a garage. Officers located the noise and Ms. Turner was given a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/23/21

Warrant Arrest, Obstructing Identification H21-5774 2021-10298

Time: 8:48pm

Location: 115 E Orange St.

Arrested: Raychal L Blackburn (F) (33) of Ambia IN , Shawn K Reynolds (M) (40) of Ambia IN

Details: Officers conducted a traffic stop at the above location and after a computer check showed Mr. Reynolds and Mrs. Blackburn to have multiple warrants out of Benton and Newton County Indiana.

Cheneyville loses one of their own

Illinois State Police say a three vehicle crash along Illinois route 49 in Vermilion County on Friday has claimed a life.  The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. and involved two semis and a third vehicle.  The person killed was the driver of that third vehicle.  Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified the victim as Brenda McVicker, 70, of Cheneyville.

The crash occurred on Illinois route 49 at 4000 North Road, just south of Rankin.  State Police say their preliminary investigation found one of the semis, being driven by 51-year-old Corey Grant of Houston, Texas, began to slow due to a school bus in the road with its flashing lights activated.  The McVicker vehicle also started to slow but was struck in the rear by the second semi.  McVicker’s vehicle became engulfed in flames as it was pushed into the first semi.

Neither of the truck drivers were hurt. The second semi driver was identified by State Police as 60-year-old Stephen Muehling of Cissna Park, Illinois.  Muehling was cited for Following Too Closely.

Personal Injury Traffic Crash Friday on 119

WHAT:                      Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash  

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 119 at 2151 E, Vermilion County

WHEN:                      Nov. 19, 2021 at approximately 11:50 a.m.

VEHICLE:                Unit 1 – 2018 Black Chevrolet Silverado


                                    Unit 2 – 2011 Black Hyundai Sonata


DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Patty D. Aldrich, 68-year-old female from Indianola, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries.  


Unit 2 – Douglas J. Risken, 52-year-old male from Champaign, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries.


PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigative details indicate the following occurred: Unit 2 was traveling east on Illinois Route 119 near 2151 E.  Unit 1 was traveling west on Illinois 119 at the same location.  For an unknown reason Unit 1 entered the eastbound lane and struck Unit 2 head on.  Both drivers were transported to an area hospital with injuries.


CHARGES:             Unit 1 Driver was cited Improper Lane Usage and No Seatbelt.  Unit 2 Driver was cited for No Seatbelt 


Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up, Still Affordable


Sticker shock might be part of grocery shopping this holiday season. But shoppers across the country will have options as they fill up their carts, and the cost of a Thanksgiving meal remains affordable.


The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast for 10 has risen to $53.31, or less than $6 a person. This is a $6.41 or 14% increase from last year’s average of $46.90.


Vermilion County shoppers can find the same meal for a cost of $49.22. While this local meal is 11.5% higher than 2020, it is 7.7% lower than the national average.


“As the element of inflation comes into play, consumers can still rest assured that there are bargains to be found in their local grocery stores,” said Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. “The food supply is strong, steady and plentiful as Illinois farmers work tirelessly year-round to produce affordable products.”


The shopping list for Farm Bureau’s informal survey includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers. This basic shopping list has stayed the same for the 36 years to allow for comparison.


But In recognition of changes in Thanksgiving dinner traditions, the Farm Bureau price survey also includes ham, potatoes and frozen green beans. Adding these foods to the classic Thanksgiving menu increased the overall cost to $68.72 nationally, and $64.36 locally.


“Several factors contributed to the increase in average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner,” said AFBF Senior Economist Veronica Nigh. “These include dramatic disruptions to the U.S. economy and supply chains over the last 20 months; inflationary pressure throughout the economy; difficulty in predicting demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and high global demand for food, particularly meat.” Further, “The trend of consumers cooking and eating at home more often due to the pandemic led to increased supermarket demand and higher retail food prices in 2020 and 2021, compared to pre-pandemic prices in 2019.”


Survey shoppers visited grocery stores across the country in late October to early November in their hunt for Thanksgiving staples. Notably, survey shopping took place in the weeks prior to when many grocery stores began featuring whole frozen turkeys at sharply lower prices. Your meal will probably cost less by capitalizing on in-store deals and coupons.


“Farmers have produced the food, but the food supply chain has faced its share of challenges within the past couple years, and it is always adjusting to the needs of U.S. consumers,” said Guebert. “It’s important to remember that it takes a lot of hands and a lot of miles to bring the traditional Thanksgiving spread from the farm to the grocery store.”


This year’s national average cost was calculated using 218 surveys completed with pricing data from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers checked prices in person and online using grocery store apps and websites. They looked for the best possible prices without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.




Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/20/21

Cases continue to rise in Vermilion County.  We are at 451.44 new cases per 100,000 over the last 7 days.   Multiple hospitals in our region have been at peak census off and on this week.  Our ICU availability is only at 13%. 

Vermilion County also exceeded 15,000 total COVID19 cases since our first case on March 31st, 2020. 

This week’s total reported case counts


Since 11/15, we reported 248 new cases and 303 were released.  Of the 248 new cases, 18 had been fully vaccinated, 1 breakthrough case (fully vaccinated and hospitalized or died), and 2 reinfections.  19 residents are currently hospitalized.  We also had one additional death, a gentleman in his 70s.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.  

This brings our total to 203 COVID19 deaths. 

Region 6 Hospital Information (15 hospitals, 1 VA)

13 ICU beds Available

77 COVID patients in non-ICU beds

15 COVID patients in ICU beds

1 COVID pediatric patient in ICU

7 COVID patients on vents

3 COVID patients died

9 ED Boarders

4 interfacility transfers


DACC’s COVID19 Testing Site will be closed on November 26th, December 24th, and December 31st.

Vermilion County Health Department’s Testing Site will have testing on Tuesday, November 23rd from 10am-6pm.  (this is still not showing up when you try to make an appointment.  We are still waiting for Shield to update, but you can still walk in.  If you are at least registered, it will be a quicker process).

Vermilion County Health Department’s Testing Site will be closed on November 24th. 

Vermilion County Health Department will begin to have testing on BOTH Tuesday and Wednesdays beginning on November 30th from 10am-6pm.

Vaccination Locations

IEMA/IDPH Pop Up COVID19 Vaccine Clinics

Location:  Catlin Village Hall (109 S. Sandusky St., Catlin) – Pfizer, Moderna, and J and J vaccines available (1st, 2nd and Boosters available) Date:  November 22nd at 9am-4pm These clinics are provided by IDPH and IEMA and not VCHD.

Location:  Westville Public Library (233 S. State Street, Westville) – Pfizer 1st Dose ONLY Date:  November 22nd at 11am-2pm These clinics are provided by IDPH and IEMA and not VCHD

Childhood vaccinations

Check with your pediatrician, Carle, OSF, or local pharmacies. 


Current Vaccination counts from CDC. 

Illinois State Police Announce Results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Vermilion County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Acting Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during November. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Safety Belt Citations 32

Child Restraint Citations 0

Total Citations 33

Total Written Warnings 12


Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Acting Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Vermilion County during November. 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 3

Driving Under the Influence and Drug/Alcohol-Related

Citations 0

Speeding Citations and Warnings 26

Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings 1

Total Citations 37

Total Written Warnings 17


Driving the posted speed limit, sober, not distracted, and buckled up will save your life and the lives of many others. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/20/21

Warrant Arrest H21-5730 2021-10206 Time: 8:58pm Location: Parkview Court Apartments Arrested: Arturo Martinez (M) (28) of Kentland, IN Details: HPD was given information that Mr. Martinez was in the apartment complex and was wanted on a warrant. He was located and a computer check revealed he had outstanding warrants in both Iroquois County and Newton County, IN. Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await extradition.

Wreck in Hoopeston sends 2 to the Hospital

Traffic Accident H21-5703

Time: 5:19pm

Location: 500 blk W Orange St

Unit #1: 2009 Chrysler driven by Sandy Bentley (F) (70) of Rankin

Unit #2: 2018 Ford driven by Joan Yaden (F) (61) of Hoopeston

Unit #3: 2016 Freightliner parked and owned by Lincare

Details: HPD, HFD and Arrow were dispatched to the above location for the report of a traffic

accident. Unit 1 was travelling westbound on Orange when she cross the center line

and struck Unit 2, who was travelling eastbound. Unit 2 spun and struck Unit 3. Arrow

transported 2 patients to Carle. All vehicles were insured.


Fire Call

Time: 8:38pm

Location: 423 N Dixie Highway (Heritage Health Care)

Details: HFD was Dispatched to a Commercial Fire Alarm at the above location. It was determined to be a someone had burnt popcorn and it set off the alarm. There was no report of injuries.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/18/21

Fire Call

Time: 5:10am

Location: N Market St/E Honeywell

Details: HFD responded to the report of an illegal burn at the above location. The fire was

contained in a burn barrel and was extinguished.

VCHD Hosts New Vendor

We have a new vendor that will be doing the saliva testing at VCHD. 


Tomorrow’s (11/17) testing clinic will still be from 9am-3pm, but moving forward, times will be adjusted to Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10AM-6PM.    


Tuesday testing will start on November 23rd (10AM-6PM) 

On Wednesday, November 24th, there will be NO testing as the labs are closed. 


Testing on both Tuesday and Wednesday would begin on November 30th and December 1st.   


The Tuesday testing will remain as long as there is a demand for it. 


Testing is still free and no insurance is required.  Registration is still encouraged to save time.


Hoopeston Police Report 11/16/2021

Warrant Arrest H21-5669

Time: 11:01 pm

Location: Savannah Court

Arrested: Mark A. Carrillo (M) (61) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers went to the above area in search of Mr. Carrillo. Officers made contact with him at a residence and he was transported to HPD where the posted the required bond and he was released with a new court date.



Criminal Damage to Autos H21-5660

Time: 2:47 pm

Location: 300 W Washington St

Complainant 1: 23-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Complainant 2: 22-year-old Sheldon Man

Details: At the above time and location, Hoopeston Police was requested to respond to complaint of damage done to (2) two separate cars in the area.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/15/21

Fire Call

Time: 2:10am

Location: 400 Block of E Honeywell Ave.

Details: HFD was called to a smoke alarm going off and the smell of smoke in the resident. Firefighters observed a kitchen pot smoking. No report of injuries or damages at time of call.


Fire Call

Time: 3:57am

Location: State Route 1 and E 4000 N Rd

Details: HFD was called to assist Vermilion County Sherriff’s Department with an accident with injuries.


Vermilion County Farm Bureau will hold its 103rd Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, IN. Doors will open for registration at 5:30 pm (IL time), with dinner beginning at 6:00 pm.


During the registration period, members will have the opportunity to bid on items in the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation’s Silent Auction. The silent auction items are listing on the organization’s website ( and those not able to attend the meeting can submit a bid. The foundation is also conducting a raffle, with the winners’ names to be drawn that evening. These fundraisers help support the Ag in the Classroom program in Vermilion County.


The business portion of the evening will include recognition of the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year, Farm Bureau Spokesperson of the Year, and the Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award winner.


The guest speaker for the evening will be Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Tom Lillard. He has spent his entire 19-year career on patrol, including time with the Special Enforcement Team working to curb the meth and opioid crisis in east central Illinois.


Tickets are required for the event, and are $15 for farming “M” members, $20 for A+ members, and $25 for associate “A” members.  They can be purchased at the Farm Bureau office, with a deadline to purchase tickets by Wednesday, November 24.  The Farm Bureau office is located in the Vermilion County Center for Agriculture, 1905-C U.S. Route 150 at Henning Road, Danville.


For more information about the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, contact the Farm Bureau office at (217) 442-8713.


Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/12/21

lease see information below in the Vaccination Clinic section for an upcoming Vaccination Clinic for children ages 5 and up.

Attachments:  Weekly Update from IDPH

Attachments:  All Sports Policy FAQs

For total case counts, hospitalizations, deaths, general vaccination rates, transmission levels, and regional metrics, you can see that on our COVID19 page (should be updated by end of business day):

Please encourage families, staff, and the community to be HONEST if they have been exposed or have tested positive for COVID19.  If you send or allow someone back to work or school too soon or knowingly while they are ill or exposed, this will never end.  Please continue to encourage those who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated.  Indoor Mask mandates are still in place as well. 


Vermilion County New Reported Case Counts

11/8 – 11/12:  We had 414 new cases and 338 were released.  Of the 414 new cases, 20 were vaccinated.  We currently have 17 people hospitalized.   Eight cases were breakthrough cases and we had zero reinfections.   

124  cases – Under the age of 20 169 cases – Ages 20-49 121 cases – Ages 50 and above

We have had two additional deaths this week.  Two gentlewomen in their 50s and 80s.   Our thoughts go out to their family and friends.      Our total increases to 202.


We have seen a steady increase in our hospitalizations and case rates in Region 6, especially in Vermilion County.  Our ICU bed availability has also steadily decreased and is below the 20% threshold and has been for the last few days.  We have had a few large events in the area and then have seen an increase in cases 3-10 days after.  Please continue to encourage our community to make good choices.  Our region only has 9 ICU beds available again.  This is not the direction we want to go.  We are at 387 active cases and we have not been this high since earlier this year in February. 

Testing Updates


Testing in Vermilion County – Please visit our website for testing opportunities in Vermilion County:

Testing in Champaign – Please visit CUPHD’s website for testing opportunities in Champaign.



Vaccine Clinic Updates

There are quite a few opportunities to receive your COVID19 Vaccine / Booster (please bring your vaccination cards and ID)  If you or your organization is having a public clinic, please let me know and we can help spread the word!  Please understand that some of the clinics are being run by IDPH/IEMA and we do not have any control over how many people they send and lines could potentially be long. 

  • Vance Township Library (Fairmount):  November 15th from 9am-2pm.  (Moderna / Booster)
  • Mark Denman Elementary School:  November 13th from 1pm-4pm.  Vaccines for children 5 and up.  (Pfizer)
  • Carle  - call for an appointment or go online beginning November 1st for Booster Vaccines
  • OSF – has vaccines for children 5 and up.  Please go to to make an appointment. 
  • Local Pharmacies -  make appointments online, check to see if they have the vaccine you need:  1st Dose / 2nd Dose / 3rd Dose / Booster  I have heard that you can get in and out of the pharmacies quickly.

I have had A LOT of businesses and organizations reach out to get onsite clinics and I will keep you all aware of any that are open to the public! .  To have a Vaccine Clinic onsite, here is the link to fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application:


Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines.  It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand.  We do not always know what every location is offering. 




Local Pharmacies – check their websites

Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment

Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines. 


Hoopeston Police News 11/12/21

Traffic Accident H21-5610

Time: 2:30PM

Location: W Penn St/S 1st ave

Unit 1: 2007 Volvo Tractor driven by Andrey J Kostak Jr.(46)(M)of Webster Tx.

Details: Unit 1 while traveling westbound on Penn Street struck the crossing gate that came

Down for an oncoming train. Unit 1 then moved the broken gate off of his semi before leaving and going to Teasdale Foods to unload his trailer. No injuries, No Citations and Unit 1 was insured.

2021 Festival of Trees Kicks off Saturday

November 13

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

November 14

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

November 15

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

November 16

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

November 17

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sat Nov 13: 11 - 8PM

9:00 - 10:30AM

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a breakfast of goodies sure to please.  Games, entertainment and so much more fun for the family.  Breakfast is held on the festival floor, so get your tickets and be one of the first to see the beauty of the festival.  Tickets – $15

ALL DAYOperating in 1/hr increments

Escape Room

You and your team must work together to escape from Jack Frost to stay warm! On the South concourse in rooms 123 & 124. Limited time slots available from 12 – 6 p.m.
Tickets – $5

6:30 - 9:00PM

Cheers to You Bingo

A special night of spirited bingo, cold refreshments, prizes, fun and friends at the Festival of Trees. Ticket includes food, two drink tickets and Bingo for prizes.  Bring your lucky dobber if you must, it not we have lots of lucky ones to choose from.  Buy a table and bring your friends or just come join in the fun! Tickets – $25

Sun Nov 14: 12 - 7PM
Family Day

Family Day – Kids 10 & Under FREE with paid adult
Pickle Day – Find the pickle ornaments hidden in the trees throughout the festival
Veterans admitted FREE

10:00AM - NOON

Princess Tea Party

All princesses are invited to wear their favorite princess costume and enjoy a party in their honor. Come enjoy a morning on the arena floor with food, photos to remember your special day, tiaras for all and so much more. Tickets – $15

ALL DAYOperating in 1/hr increments

Escape Room

You and your team must work together to escape from Jack Frost to stay warm! On the South concourse in rooms 123 & 124. Limited time slots available from 12 – 6 p.m.
Tickets – $5

5:00 - 7:00PM

Family Bingo

Grab the family and head to the Festival for dinner and fun!  Enjoy playing Bingo and win prizes the entire family can enjoy!  Each ticket includes chicken and fixings from Famous Recipe, 5 games of Bingo, and admission to the Festival.  Each family will receive a treat bag to take home. Tickets needed for adults and children attending. Tickets - $15

Mon Nov 15: 9 - 8PM

11:00 AM - 1:00PM

Ladies Luncheon

 Let your Season of Hope begin while you  enjoy a delicious catered luncheon on the main arena floor of the beautifully decorated Festival of Trees. The luncheon will offer coffee, tea or wine to compliment the meal as well entertainment to get you in the holiday spirit. Be prepared to have fun with friends and again this year, browse and bid on a few generously donated silent auction items to be awarded to the highest bidders. Tickets – $40

6:00 - 7:30PM

Olaf and Friends Sweet Extravaganza

Join Olaf and Friends for the tastiest dessert party ever! Families will enjoy yummy treats, a heart-warming story, singing and photos with the characters. Plus, everyone will take home a special goody bag. Tickets – $15

Tue Nov 16: 9 - 8PM

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Cheers to you Bingo #2

A special night of spirited bingo, cold refreshments, prizes, fun and friends at the Festival of Trees. Ticket includes food, two drink tickets and Bingo for prizes.  Bring your lucky dobber if you must, it not we have lots of lucky ones to choose from.  Buy a table and bring your friends or just come join in the fun! Tickets – $25

Wed Nov 17: 9 - 3PM


Senior Special

guests 60 plus free all day


Children’s Craft Area Hours

Saturday: 11AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 7:00 PM
Monday: 4:00 -8:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Hoopeston Police Report 11/10/21

Battery (City Ordinance Violation) H21-5544

Time of Incident: 1:48 pm

Date of Incident: 11/7/2021

Location: 300 block E Main St Hoopeston

Complainant: 16-year-old Male Juvenile of West Terre Haute Indiana

Arrestee: 15-year-old Male Juvenile of Milford IL

Detail: At above time the complainant contacted HPD reference to the issue and battery that occurred. The 15-year-old was located Monday November 8. He came to HPD and officer issued him an NTA to appear in Hoopeston City Court.



No Valid drivers License, Revoked Registration on a Vehicle. H21-5577

Time: 07:33 am

Location: 300 block N 6th Avenue,

Arrestee: Riggle, Robert A (M) (W) Lafayette, Indiana (42)

Details: Computer check showed the registration on a Silver Van was Revoked by the State of Illinois. After stop was conducted it was discovered that the driver had no valid license issued by Illinois or Indiana. Subject was taken into custody and transported to HPD processed then released on NTA for court in Danville.


Fire Call

Time: 9:54pm

Location: 500 blk E Honeywell

Details: HFD responded to the report of the smell of smoke inside an apartment. After investigating

the area, the fire department cleared without incident.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/9/21

Warrant Arrest H21-5556 2021-9862

Time: 2:47am

Location: 1022 E Penn St, Casey’s

Arrested: Elbert “Bill” Cannon (55) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. Cannon on an unrelated call. A computer checks

revealed he had an outstanding Vermilion County Warrant. He was arrested and

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

of bond.


Fire Call

Time: 2:51pm

Location: 500 Block of N 7th Ave

Details: Hoopeston Fire Department was called out to the above location to a fully involved structure fire. The fire was put out and there were no reports of injuries or damages at the time of call.


Theft of Services H21-5569

Time: 3:42pm

Location: 500 Block of N 7th Ave

Cited: Jacky A. Coffey (M)(47) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers were called out to the above locations for a report of theft of services Mr. Coffey was cited with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

COVID Booster Clinic to be held at DACC Wednesday

IEMA/IDPH Pop Up Clinics Location:  DACC at Bremer Conference Center (BOOSTERS ONLY)

Dates:  November 10th Times:  9am-3pm Booster Vaccines Given:  Moderna, Pfizer, and J and J.   Registration:  Registration is not required, but could speed the process along.  Link for registration is below.  Walk-ins Welcome:  Depending on the number of people that attend, your wait time could be long.

  • Users are to press continue and not login.  
  • Once you see the QR Code at the end,  you will need to take a screen shot or print it out!  Have it ready when you arrive.   
  • No insurance is needed, just need to press “ I understand” to finish the process of registration. 

Illinois State Police Announce District 10 Conduct 2nd Annual Operation X-Out Results

Pesotum, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) announces the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Operation X-Out which began on Friday, November 5th at 12:00 a.m., and concluded at 11:59 p.m., on Friday, November 5th. 


District 10 Personnel participated in saturation details throughout several counties of District 10 that includes: Shelby, Moultrie, Piatt, Macon, Champaign, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, and Vermilion Counties. 



Enforcement Activity

Traffic Stops


Total Citations


Total Warnings


Speed Citations


Speed Warnings


Revoked/Suspended/No Valid Drivers


Driving Under the Influence Arrests


Motor Carrier Safety Inspections


Occupant Restraint Citations


Occupant Restraint Warnings


Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings



In addition to the above listed activity, District 10 Troopers also made 13 criminal arrests and seized 3 illegally possessed firearms, one of which had the serial number defaced. 


“The intent of Operation X-Out was to aggressively enforce traffic laws through high visibility patrols, to increase traffic safety and traffic law awareness, while remaining charitable to the inadvertent violator,” stated Acting Operations Lt Mark Holley.  District 10 will continue to employ strategies to increase public safety on our roadways, to include enforcement and education.


The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

JJ, Pfizer, and Moderna host Covid-19 Booster Clinics

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) has Johnson & Johnson, along with Pfizer and Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine boosters available for eligible individuals by appointment Monday-Friday; 9 AM- 3:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call 815-432-2483. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health recommend a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in certain populations or in high-risk occupational and institutional settings. 

• CDC recommends the following groups should receive boosters:
* People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings
* People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
• Additionally, CDC recommends the following groups may be considered for boosters:
* People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
* People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting. 

At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant/breastfeeding individuals will need to bring written documentation from their Physician to receive the vaccine.

Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please do not attend. 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. 

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:


For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medical provider.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/6/21

Warrant Arrest H21-5513 2021-9773 Time: 12:43am Location: 100 Block of W Main St. Arrested: Robert B Colunga (M) (30) of Hoopeston Details: HPD Officers observed Mr. Colunga walking in the above area and he was known to have a warrant out of Vermilion County. Officers confirmed the warrant with Hoopeston Dispatch. Mr. Colunga was transported to the Hoopeston Police Department. Where he was later picked up by the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the PSB.


Traffic Accident(Delayed entry) H21-5471

Date and Time: 11/02/2021 12:27PM

Location: W Orange St/S 3rd Ave

Unit 1: 2010 Ford Explorer driven by Penny Gaddis(70)(F)of Hoopeston

Unit2: 2016 Toyota Camry driven by Patsy Farley(71)(F)of Hoopeston


Details: Unit 2 was traveling westbound on West Orange when they stopped to turn left into S 3rd. Ave. While waiting for the oncoming traffic to pass, Unit 2 was struck in the rear by Unit 1. Unit 1 was traveling westbound as well and did not see Unit 2 stopped and struck her in the rear. Both units were insured, both units complained of injuries so Ems was called to the scene. No Citations were issued.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/5/21

Fire Call

Time: 9:39PM

Location: Savannah Court

Details: HFD was dispatched for a Co Detector going off. No injuries were reported

Vermilion County Covid 19 update 11/5/21

Vermilion County New Case Counts 11/1 – 11/4:  We had 244 new cases and 238 were released.  Of the 244 new cases, 15 were vaccinated.  We currently have 13 people hospitalized.   One case was a breakthrough case and one case was a reinfection. 63  cases – Under the age of 20

112 cases – Ages 20-49

69 cases – Ages 50 and above


Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+):  56,912

Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+):  29,633

Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated:  38.58%

For total population numbers ONLY, if we look at current estimated population, (2021 – 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 40.1% fully vaccinated.  

Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose:  75,03%

Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated:  72.20% /


Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose:  43.76%

Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated:   40.74% / 17,869

Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose:  19.72%

Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated:  17.10% / 1,038


Confirmed Vermilion County Case Counts (as of 11/4)   

Current Active Cases:  313

Current Hospitalizations: 13 (4.2% of active cases)

Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  14,529

Total Released / Recovered:  14,016

Total Deaths:  200

Hoopeston Police Report 11/4/21

Traffic Accident H21-5485

Time: 3:47pm

Location: 1000 blk W Orange

Unit #1: 2009 Toyota Sedan driven by Ana Pop (78)(F) of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 1998 Chevy Pickup driven by Thad Finnell (28)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: While Unit #1 was leaving the south entrance to the IGA parking lot, she struck Unit #2

going eastbound on Orange St. No injuries, no tickets and both units were insured.


Aggravated Assault, Trespassing to State Supported Property, Resisting/Obstructing H21-5487 2021-9748

Time: 4:48pm

Location: 700 blk W Maple St

Complainant: 40 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: 14 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details: HPD officers were called to the area of the above in reference to a juvenile threatening the complainant. Upon arrival and after a short foot pursuit, the juvenile was arrested.


The subject was taken to HPD to be processed and later transported to the Juvenile

Detention Center in Danville

Hoopeston Police Report 11/3/21

House Fire (Mutual Aid)


Time: 10:39 AM

Location: 700 E Elm Street Hoopeston

Details: Hoopeston, Wellington, Rossville Fire Departments responded for a structure fire report along with Arrow Ambulance Service. Upon Arrival, the structure was reported fully involved showing Heavy smoke and flames from the structure. No report of Injuries, No estimate on damage at this time.

Overhaul & Salvage work was then completed.

Hoopeston Police Report 11/1/21

Found Property

Wallet found on Penn between 2nd and 3rd. It can be claimed at the PD


Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Aggravated Battery to Police

Officer, Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Failed to Signal Turn, Disobeying Stop Sign X4,


Time: 4:49pm

Location: 701 E Orange St, Carle Hospital

Arrested: Latashia Traylor (45) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for Ms. Traylor causing a disturbance and

pulling the fire alarm. Officers tried to pull over the subject however subject didn’t stop and

made several traffic infractions. Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.

She was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment. She was also given

8 traffic citations and a traffic court date.


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