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WHPO Blog Archives for 2022-05

Hoopeston Police Report 5/31/22

Warrant Arrest H22-2096 2022-4483

Time: 3:19am

Location: 500 blk E Young

Arrested: Stephanie Solis (F) (56) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were in the area for an unrelated incident. A computer check revealed

Ms. Solis had an outstanding Livingston County warrant. She was arrested and taken

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



Domestic Battery H22-2097 2022-4485

Time: 3:22am

Location: 500 blk E Young

Complainant: 55 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Marty Fink (67) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to a residence for the report of domestic battery. Mr. Fink was

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

Danville to await arraignment.


Fire Call

Time: 11:25 AM

Location: 901 W Main St, H.A.R.T. Facility

Details: At the above time, HFD was dispatched to a strong odor that started after they pooped a circuit break in the building. HFD was able to locate a fan that the motor burnt up on it causing the smell. No Damage or Injuries. Units all cleared.


Warrant Arrest H22-2152

Time: 8:31pm

Location: S 5th St/E Washington

Arrested: Carrie Arce (43) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers checked out with Ms. Arce knowing she had an outstanding

Vermilion Co warrant. After confirming warrant, she was arrested and taken

to HPD to be processed. She was later released after posting bond and given

a new Vermilion Co court d


Looking for something different to do this summer? Why not show off your talents by making an entry in the Ford County Fair.

Whether your talent is in photography, cooking, art or gardening, the fair offers a number of exhibit classes you can enter for a chance to win a blue ribbon and prize money. Classes are offered for people of all ages including junior classes for kids through 18 years of age. There are even men only baking classes to enter. Livestock classes are also available.

Three entry options are available to fair exhibitors showing in the junior and open shows this year. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday, June 3. Entries may also be made in person at the fair office in Melvin on Monday, June 6 or Tuesday, June 7 between noon and 4 p.m. New this year is an online entry option with a deadline of Tuesday, June 7 at 9 p.m. A link for the online option can be found on the fair’s website at under the exhibitor information tab.

Entry information can also be found on the fair’s website as well as a schedule of events and other information.

Entry fees must accompany entries. If entry fees are not paid by the deadline, the entries will be returned to the exhibitor. If entering by mail, entries should be sent to Jane Meyer, 1795 N 1800 E Rd., Thawville, IL 60968 and must be postmarked by June 3.

For additional information contact

Victim named in Danville weekend shooting

The Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has identified the victim of a shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Danville as 25 year-old Davanta T. Calhoun-Jackson of Danville, Illinois.


Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden stated that Mr. Calhoun-Jackson’s family has been notified. An autopsy was performed. The Danville Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate. If anyone has information about this or other crimes, they are encouraged to call the Danville Police or Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.


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


Violations Enforcement Activity

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 0

Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 0

Occupant Restraint Offenses 3

Registration Offenses 2

Driver’s License Offenses 4

Insurance Violations 3

Total Citations/Arrests 23

Total Written Warnings 22


Alcohol and drug impairment are factors in more than 30% 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.

Husband and Wife arrested from Hoopeston Liquor store after months of theft


Date Occ: 05/22/2022

Time: 1:37 PM

Location: Tedds Beverage 101 W Main St

Arrest: Amika Mishra (36) year old F/A from Hoopeston

Arrest: Rakesh Mishra (40) year old M/A from Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called to above ref a theft that occurred by employees over several months. After investigations interviewed the suspects, Husband and wife both placed under arrest and taken to the PSB.

Hoopeston Community Night at Dans Game June 3rd

For 33 years, the Danville Dans have been part of not just Danville but the entire surrounding areas. And this year the Dans baseball team is celebrating some of those communities.

On Friday, June 3 the Dans will be hosting Hoopeston Community Night. History and trivia about Hoopeston will be featured on the Watchfire videoboard at the stadium. Mayor Jeff Wise has been invited to throw out a first pitch that evening as well.

You can visit the following businesses that are co-sponsoring Hoopeston Community Night: First Farmers Bank & Trust, Country Financial-Stevenson Harby Agency, Kirby IGA Hoopeston Foods, Iroquois Federal and Sheridan’s Appliance. You can stop by these businesses to pick up free tickets while supplies last.

Other Community Nights during the 2022 season will include St. Joseph & Ogden, Georgetown & Ridge Farm, Covington, and Westville & Belgium.

The 2022 season starts with a home game on June 1, with a total of 30 home games played between then and August 6.

A founding member of the Prospect League, one of the premier summer college leagues, the Danville Dans are entering their 34th season of wood-bat baseball. More information about the Dans – including schedules, rosters and a list of Dans that made it to the Major Leagues – is available online at

Hoopeston Police Report 5/23/22

Fire Call

Time: 4:18am

Location: 600 blk E Wyman

Details: HFD and HPD were called to the area in reference to heavy smoke in the area.

HPD officers got on scene and found a residence to be on fire. Wellington/Greer, Rankin and Rossville Fire Departments were dispatched for mutual aid. The house was unoccupied at the time of call.


Found Item

Details: A pair of glasses was turned in. Owner may come to the station to



Violation of Bail Bond H22-1972 2022-4247

Time: 1:16PM

Location: 500 blk of N 7th Ave

Arrested: William J Rossolille Jr (23)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers made contact with Mr. Rossolille at the request of Vermilion County

probation. Mr. Rossolille was transported to HPD for processing and later

transported to PSB by a Vermilion County Sheriff’s Deputy.

ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert on I-74

WHAT: Two Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 74 westbound at milepost 200.5, Vermillion County
WHEN: May 19, 2022 at approximately 8:50 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1 – 2009 Red Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle
Unit 2 – 2013 Black Jeep Cherokee
DRIVERS: Unit 1 – Timothy E. Davis, a 28-year-old male from Mahomet, IL –
Unit 2 – Essence E. Anderson, a 29-year-old female from Normal, IL – 
Transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
PASSENGERS: Unit 2 – 6-year-old female from Normal, IL – Transported to an area 
hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Unit 2 – 9-year-old male from Normal, IL – Transported to an area 
hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was 
traveling in right lane behind Unit 2. Unit 1 failed to reduce its speed and 
crashed into Unit 2. Unit 1 then lost control spinning out and ejecting the 
driver. The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/20/22

Found Property

Time: 07:10 AM

Location: 500 block W Lincoln St

Details: 2 credit cards were found in the drive of a residence. Owner: Zacaria Sage.

He may come to HPD to claim his property.


Disobeying Police, Interference with Police Prohibited H22-1965

Time: 11:25pm

Location: 500 blk E Young Av

Arrested: Elbert Cannon (M)(55) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the area because Mr. Cannon was causing a disturbance. He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later

released with 2 NTA city citations and city court date.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/19/2022

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County 21DT46) H22-1946 2022-4173

Time: 3:41PM

Location: 714 W Orange St (Hoopeston Marathon)

Arrested: Holly R Irvin (41)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers saw Ms. Irvin and a computer check so Ms. Irvin to have a valid

warrant out of Vermilion. Ms. Irvin was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.



Warrant Arrest(McLean County 20CF216) H22-1947 2022-4176

Time: 4:25PM

Location: 200 blk of W Maple St

Arrested: Cheryl L Burkert (39)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers responded to the above address and located Ms. Burkert. A computer

search showed Ms. Burkert to have a valid warrant out of McLean County. Ms.

Burkert was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported

to PSB.


Warrant Arrest (McLean County 22CF25,22CF61,22CF439) H22-1947 2022-4177

Time: 4:25PM

Location: 200 blk of W Maple St

Arrested: Mark A Carter (35)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers responded to the above address and located Mr. Carter. A computer

search showed Mr. Carter to have a valid warrant out of McLean County. Mr.

Carter was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported

to PSB.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/18/22

Warrant Arrest H22-1942

Time: 9:09pm

Location: 700 blk W Orange

Arrested: Marci Hartman (F) (43) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers found Ms. Hartman after knowing she had an outstanding Ford

County warrant. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was

later transported to the Ford County jail.

Two Vehicle Crash - Lake Village

On Monday, May 16, 2022 about 2:50pm Newton County 9-1-1 center received reports of a two vehicle crash with entrapment in the area of SR 55 at CR 900 N. (1 mile south of the SR 10 and SR 55 intersection)


The preliminary investigation indicated that a 23 year old Illinois man driving a truck, hauling equipment was traveling southbound SR 55.

The truck was struck in the driver's side at the intersection of CR 900 N by a van driven by a 72 year old Lake Village woman who was traveling westbound CR 900 N and disregarded the stop sign.

The Lake Village woman along with her two passengers an 82 year old Lake Village woman and 65 year old Lake Village man were transport to St. Anthony Hospital Crown Point for further medical evaluation. Injuries are not believed to be life threatening at the time.


Assisting agencies: Newton County 9-1-1 Center, Lincoln Fire, Lake Fire, Morocco Fire, Newton County EMS, Keener Township EMS and Village Motor s

Hoopeston Police Report 5/17/22

Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Stolen Property H22-1907 2022-4105

Time: 12:03am

Location: Parkview Court

Complainant: 52 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Ryan Nosler (27) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to Parkview Court for the report of a stolen bicycle. While on patrol, officers located the missing bike and arrested Mr. Nosler. He

was taken to HPD to be processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to

await arraignment.




Fire Call

Time: 10:31 Am

Location: Hoopeston Area High School 615 E Orange St

Details: At the above time, HFD was dispatched to High School reference to multiple alarm activating through the school. False alarm due to construction workers.

Hoopeston Jaycees host Music Bingo Fundraiser

Music Bingo at the Lorraine Theatre, 324 East Main Street, Hoopeston. Instead of the normal bingo numbers being called, we will play popular songs from different genres that people love to sing along with; players listen to the song clips then mark the correct song on their bingo cards. This is a fundraiser that is FUN for all! Cash prizes to be awarded for each round.

Proceeds will benefit the Hoopeston Jaycees Birthday Club and The Lorraine Theatre.

Pre-sale: $15/card pack includes one card per round (8 rounds) Purchase online through the theatre’s website at At the door: $20/card pack includes one card per round (8 rounds) Additional individual game cards for purchase, if available. Only #140 cards maximum will be allowed per game. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Concession and alcohol sales will be available for purchase.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/16/22

Fire Call

Time: 3:47PM

Location: 901 W Main Street (Hoopeston Animal Rescue)

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above location for a smoke alarm. No injuries were reported




Warrant Arrest (Ford County 22MT23) H22-1888

Time: 5:14PM

Location: S 3rd Ave/W Lincoln

Arrested: Kurtis J Simpson(37)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Simpson to have a warrant out of Ford County. Mr. Simpson was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported to Ford County Jail.


Traffic Stop (Suspended Registration) H22-1896

Time: 11:39

Location: W Orange St. and S Dixie Highway

Cited: Dionta D Bradley (M) (31) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers conducted a traffic stop and Mr. Bradley was given a citation for Suspended Registration and to appear in Vermilion County Traffic Court.


Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct Designated (City Ordinance 9.16.010) H22-1902

Time: 5:45pm

Location: 200 S Dixie Highway

Cited: Randy S. Dillon (M) (40) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD received a call from the complainant who stated he had been threatened by Mr. Dillon. Mr. Dillon received a citation for Disorderly Conduct and a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.


Fire Call

Time: 10:47pm

Location: 426 E Honeywell, Centennial Manor

Details: HFD was called to the apartments in reference to a fire alarm. A malfunctioning

washing machine on the 2nd floor caused there to be smoke. No injuries were


Hoopeston Police Report 5/14/2022

Wanted on Warrant (Vermilion County) – FTA Driving While License Suspended (22MT74 H22-1856


Time: 12:13am

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

Arrested: Roy A Jones (M) (48) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Jones came into HPD to turn himself in and he was processed and later released with a new court date to appear in Vermilion County Court.


Fire Call

Time: 12:38am

Location: 700 block of W Elm St.

Details: HFD was called to an unknown item on fire in the middle of the road. It was determined to be a sweatshirt and it was put out.

Hoopeston man dies in the Iroquois County Jail

 An inmate at the Iroquois County Jail suffered a medical incident and died, officials said. 

The person's name has not been released. Police said he was from Hoopeston, Illinois and was arrested Wednesday by Iroquois County deputies during a traffic stop due to having an outstanding warrant. The warrant was out of Newton County, Indiana for failure to appear on an aggravated battery to a public official charge. 

While he was at the jail, police said he suffered a medical incident. Corrections officers and deputies attempted to save him and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. 

He passed away at the hospital. 

State police said an autopsy has been completed and results are pending.

Per policy, the Illinois State Police are investigating the incident. They were notified about the death by Iroquois County investigators at about 1 a.m. Thursday. 

Car pulled from Lake Vermilion, missing woman found inside

The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden stated that a vehicle was recovered at Lake Vermilion late Wedesday night which belonged to the missing 26 year-old Danville, IL woman, Abigail M. Brandenburg. Ms. Brandenburg was found inside the vehicle. No foul play is suspected in this case as an autopsy was performed today on May 12, 2022. Ms. Brandenburg’s next of kin were contacted.


No further information is available.


The Vermilion County Coroner’s office continues to investigate

Hoopeston Police Report 5/13/22

Possession of Meth, Possession with the intent to distribute, Unlawful Use of Weapon, Driving While license suspended. No valid insurance. H22-1843 2022-3979

Time: 3:05pm

Location: 100 Block of E Orange St.

Arrested: Patricia L Benison (F) (48) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers observed Ms. Benison who they knew had no valid driver’s license. Officers conducted a traffic stop at the above location. Ms. Benison was transported to HPD where she was processed and later transported to the Public Safety Building in Danville. She was charged with the above.

Inmate captured after escape during transport, police say

A Gary man in transit from one jail to another Wednesday managed to escape and get a gun, resulting in a shootout between him and police, according to Indiana State Police.

Jayme Lopez, 36, was being moved Wednesday from Iroquois County Jail in Illinois to Newton County Jail in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Police. Lopez has an active warrant out of Newton County causing his need for transportation between jails.

Upon arrival just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Newton County Jail, Lopez escaped from the transport vehicle, police say.

According to police, officers from around the area responded quickly and set up a perimeter to begin searching for Lopez.

Two and a half hours later, troopers with ISP located Lopez at an apartment at 707 E. Lincoln St. in Kentland. Police first safely evacuated the apartment building of other people and set up a perimeter. Lopez had obtained a firearm at some point after he escaped and entered an apartment, police say. JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF’S TACTICAL SQUAD WAS CONTACTED, ACCORDING TO POLICE. THE SQUAD IMMEDIATELY ARRIVED TO NEGOTIATE WITH LOPEZ. HE FIRED MULTIPLE SHOTS FROM INSIDE THE APARTMENT TOWARD OFFICERS, POLICE SAY. ONE OF THE SQUAD OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE, STRIKING LOPEZ. HE THEN SURRENDERED TO OFFICERS WHO IMMEDIATELY GAVE MEDICAL AID TO LOPEZ.

A helicopter later took Lopez to a South Bend area hospital. Lopez’s condition was unknown, police say.

The news release from the state police did not give the name of the officer who shot Lopez.

Police also did not say how Lopez managed to escape from the transport vehicle.

Police continued Wednesday night to investigate.

Florek leaves Hoopeston city council

 Lourdine Florek resigned her seat on the Hoopeston City Council last week. Mayor Jeff Wise strongly suggested she resign at a committee meeting Thursday afternoon. She submitted her letter, effective immediately, on Friday morning. She was appointed to the council in August 2015. She served as mayor pro-tem from August-December 2021. She was currently serving as Water/Sewer committee chairman and was a member of the Finance and Police committees. 

Hoopeston man found in Tennessee.

 The search for an escaped man in a rural Illinois town has come to an end.

Javier Aguirre, 47, of Hoopeston, was found on Sunday at about 7:30 p.m. by the Clarksville Police Department in Montgomery County, Tennessee.

Aguirre escaped from a hospital transport van on I39 near milepost 28 in Minonk just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

It was reported Aguirre was a danger to himself and others, and Illinois State Police (ISP) Air Operations, as well as ISP K9 units, searched the area to no avail.

As a result of his escape, ISP investigated all alleged criminal damage to property by Aguirre during his escape, and the Woodford County State’s Attorney issued a $60,000 warrant for Aguirre’s arrest.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces "Foodmobile" Food Giveaway in Hoopeston, IL

 Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is distributing food to area families facing food insecurity.  The distribution will be held at McFerren Park Civic Center (1 McFerren Way) in Hoopeston, Illinois on 06/04/2022 from 9:30 – 10:30am and is open to residents of Vermilion County. Those attending are asked to bring boxes or bags to transport food.

The distribution is part of the Foodbank’s Foodmobile Program, a system of mobile food pantries designed to help bring nutritious food to rural or underserved areas.

Those planning to attend should pre-register at, although doing so does not guarantee a place in line. Income guidelines are as follows:

Hoopeston Police Report 5/9/2022

Fire Call

Time: 09:19 AM

Location: 500 block E Penn St Hoopeston

Details: HFD dispatched to a report of strong smell of something burning in the home. HFD arrived on scene to investigate the origins. Source of the Odor was located and the issue was resolved. No report of Injuries,


Harassment by Telephone, Agg Assault H22-1752 2022-3759

Time: 7:55pm

Location: 800 Block of East Young Ave.

Arrested: Jeremiah T. Bolton (M) (32) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to the report of a Mr. Bolton beating on the front door of a residents. Mr. Bolton was making threats to the complainant, and was also armed with a bat. Mr. Bolton was transported to HPD where he was processed and later taken to the PSB.



Time: 1:36pm

Location: 500 Blk W Penn St

Arrested: Blake M Meehan (21) (M) from Hoopeston

Details: HPD called to the above ref a stolen debit card. Mr. Meehan was on scene being detained by the resident when officers arrived on scene. Mr. Meehan was placed under arrest and transported to HPD. Mr. Meehan was complaining of a head injury that occurred prior to officers’ arrival. He was then transported to the hospital via ambulance. Subject was released from ER and taken to the Vermilion County Jail.


THEFT H22-1760

Time: 10:30am

Location: 516 N Dixie Highway Olympic Hardware

Details: HPD called to above location ref a retail theft. The incident is under investigation.


Hit and Run Traffic Accident H22-1766

Time: 5:44pm

Location: Main/Market

Unit #1: UNK

Unit #2: 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Josie Donnelly (F) (19) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was traveling north on Market St and Unit 2 was travelling east on Main St. Driver of Unit 1 failed to stop at the intersection and ran into Unit 2. The driver of Unit 1 stopped momentarily then left the area. No injuries were reported and Unit 2 has insurance. An investigation continues.


Fire Call

Time: 8:07pm

Location: State Route 1/4000 North Rd

Details: HFD was called to assist with a rollover accident at the above location.

Hoopeston man sent to the big house

A Vermilion County Jury on March 9, 2022, found Donald Langston, formerly of Hoopeston, Illinois guilty of six (6) counts of Home Invasion, a class X felony and two (2) counts of Aggravated Battery, Deadly Weapon, a class three (3) felony.

The Jury heard evidence that on February 7th, 2020 Donald Langston went to his estranged wife's new house armed with a bat and a bb gun, forced his way in and attacked her and her family. Langston struck his estranged wife in the head with the bat. Several victims who were in the home at the time of the home invasion and also suffered severe injuries to the head and body. Langston then chased his estranged wife out of her home and attacked her again, but fled as the police arrived.

Typically, a class X felony is punishable by six (6) to thirty (30) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with three years of mandatory supervised release. However, after a hearing, the Court could make certain findings based upon the facts in this case that would increase the penalty. Aggravated Battery, Deadly Weapon is punishable from two (2) to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Today, Langston was sentenced by Circuit Judge Charles Hall to twenty (20) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on the counts of Home Invasion, which merged at sentencing. The Court made a finding of great bodily harm as to the charge of Home Invasion. Therefore, Langston must serve the twenty (20) year sentence at eighty-five percent (85%). Langston was also sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on the counts of Aggravated Battery which merged at sentencing. The Court found severe bodily injury on the charge of Aggravated Battery and therefore the five (5) year sentence must be served consecutive to the Home Invasion sentence and is to be served at fifty percent (50%).

State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy expressed her appreciativeness of the victims' courage in this case; including their prompt reporting of Langston's crimes and their remaining steadfast for over two years to obtain justice. The State's Attorney also thanked the Hoopeston Police Department.

Hoopeston Man at large after escaping ISP custody

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at approximately 11:21 p.m., Javier Aguirre, a 47-year-old from Hoopeston escaped from a hospital transport van on Interstate 39 near milepost 28 in Minonk, Woodford County. A search of the area was completed by ISP Air Operations and ISP K9 units with no success.


In an effort to locate Javier Aguirre, the Illinois State Police has partnered with local county officials to distribute “Missing Endangered” flyers. Addition uniformed police officers are in the area where Aguirre was last seen, and  in surrounding areas.


As soon as Aguirre is located, we will be sure to update the public. In the meantime, we are asking the public to call ISP Zone 4 at (309) 693-5015 if there is any information they may have with possible whereabouts.


This subject is considered a danger to himself and others. Under no circumstances should he be approached. Please notify police authorities if you see him.

Casey's Expands in the Hoopeston Community with New Store

Casey’s (NASDAQ: CASY), the third largest convenience store retailer and fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States, today announced the opening of its store in Hoopeston. Located at 912 S. Dixie Highway, the store opening celebration—complete with in-store specials and Casey’s handmade pizza—will begin on May 5, 2022. In addition, Casey’s is “Here for Good” by providing guests with a convenient place for fuel, snacks and freshly prepared foods, and being a positive force in the community.


“At Casey’s, our purpose is to make the lives of our guests and communities better each day,” said Darren Rebelez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Casey’s. “We’re excited to welcome our neighbors to our new stores where they can find everything they need to keep their day going, including our delicious handmade pizza, snacks and drinks, and other daily needs.”


The new Hoopeston store will offer guests the chance to try Casey’s Favorites with $1 Single Topping Pizza Slices, $0.50 Casey’s Donuts, and $1 Medium Fountain Drinks or Coffee during their Grand Opening celebration.


The 4,283 square-foot store will be open 24 hours seven days a week. It will offer a six-gasoline pump island setup with the following fuel types: 87E, 91E, 93E, E85, DEF and biodiesel blend. In addition, the new store will have Casey’s delicious, made-from-scratch pizza, bakery items, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, full-service free-brewed coffee station, and more.

In addition to?quality food,?fuel?and service, guests can join?Casey’s Rewards, which provides guests the ability to earn points on everyday purchases and redeem them for Casey’s Cash?or?fuel discounts. Guests will earn 10 points for every full $1 spent on eligible purchases in-store, online or over the phone. At the pump, guests will earn five points for every full gallon of fuel purchased. In addition to being the easiest way to order Casey’s handmade pizza, the app gives guests access to special offers and discounts on the things they buy every day.


“We are constantly listening to our guests so we are meeting their needs and giving them a reason to visit Casey’s every day,” said Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer, Casey’s. “In addition to great

products, we offer guests a fantastic loyalty program – Casey’s Rewards – where they can earn and choose how they use the points the get when they shop with us.”


Casey’s Rewards members?can?also?turn points they have earned into a donation to local schools?through?the?Cash for Classrooms?initiative.? To join the?program and start earning, visit? download the Casey’s app for?iPhone?and?Android.?


About Casey’s?? Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,400 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at, or in the mobile app.?

Hoopeston Police Report 5/5/2022

Traffic Accident (PI) H22-1714

Time: 02:27am

Location: State Rt 1 & State Rt 9 Intersection. Hoopeston

Unit 1: 2014 Ford Escape driven by Andrew W McKelvey (M) (34) of Paxton IL

Unit 2: 2003 Buick Sedan driven by Elyscha C Wells (M) (24) of Rossville, IL

Citations: Issued to Driver Unit 1: Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, No Proof of Insurance,

Leaving the Scene of an Accident,

Details: Hoopeston Police Officer was on the lot of CVS and witnessed the accident occurred. That officer immediately rendered aid the victim in Unit 2. Unit 1 left the scene of the accident back west from the crash. Unit 1 was located short time later and the driver was taken into custody, transported to HPD and booked on several citations. He was later released from custody with court date at Vermilion County Courthouse.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/3/22

urglary H22-1684

Time: 3:49PM

Location: 800 blk of Thompson Ave

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of items taken from a garage. Investigations continue.



No Valid License, Possession of alcoholic liquor in a motor vehicle

Time: 5:12PM

Location: 200 blk of W Penn St

Arrested: Lori J Luca(57)(F) of Westville

Details: HPD officers were conducting a traffic stop and a computer search showed that Ms. Luca

did not have a valid license. A vehicle search also showed her to be in possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Ms. Luca was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later released with Vermilion County Court Dates.

DACC Adult Education Summer 2022 Classes

Danville Area Community College is offering Summer Adult Education Classes for the ABE/GED/High School Equivalency test prep course. These Adult Education classes are FREE!



·         May 23-June 23; Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30-11:30AM

·         July 5-Aug. 4; Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30-11:30AM



·         May 16-June 29; Mon. & Wed.; 5:30-8:30PM

·         July 11-Aug. 10; Mon. & Wed.; 5:30-8:30PM


Registration and Placement Testing for all classes will be on the DACC Campus, Mon.-Fri., from 8AM-1PM.


For more information, call (217) 443-8782 or visit the Adult Education Department located on the DACC campus in Prairie Hall, Room 119.

DACC Hosts 14th Annual Car Show

The Danville Area Community College Technology Division will host the 14th Annual Car & 
Truck Show on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in the Technology Center Parking Lot at DACC. 
Registration is from 9AM-11AM for a fee of $10. Trophies at 3PM. The show is open to all 
makes and models of cars and trucks.
The event is FREE for spectators!
Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries. Additional award categories include:
• Top 25 cars
• Top 20 trucks
• Top 5 youth (16-21)
• DACC Students’ choice
The Car Show will be held rain or shine. There will be music, food and prizes. 
For more information call Dean at the DACCAutomotive Department at 217-443-8825 or 
765-585-6582 or contact the event co-sponsor Central Illinois Mustang Club at 217-442-
7535 or 217-304-1303.

Hoopeston Police Report 5/2/22


Time: 12:10 pm

Location: 301 W Main St Hoopeston Police Department

Arrestee: Nicholas G Coleman (M) (32) of Hoopeston

Details: Arrestee came to HPD and turned their self in on the Warrant listed above. Arrestee was released on OR Bond and new court date set for Vermilion County Courthouse in Danville.


Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County) 19CM788 H22-1654

Time: 4:41PM

Location: 400 blk of W Lincoln

Arrested: Kyle Frazier (20)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were out at the above location and a computer search was done showing Mr.

Frazier to have an active warrant out of Vermilion County. Mr. Frazier was arrested and

transported to HPD for processing and later released with a new Court Date.



Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County) 21CM705 H22-1657 2022-3536

Time: 8:02PM

Location: 500 blk of E Young Ave

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

Details: HPD officers were out with Mr. Fink a computer search was done showing Mr. Fink to have

an active warrant out of Vermilion County. Mr. Fink was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later transported to PSB.


Fire Call

Time: 5:57PM

Location: 500 blk of Dice Street

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above location for an active fire alarm. No injuries

were reported.


Warrant Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance H22-1670 2022-3576

Time: 10:41pm

Location: 400 blk W Maple St

Arrested: Tasha Uppinghouse (31) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the area for a noise complaint. A computer check revealed

Ms. Uppinghouse had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. Further investigation found

a controlled substance on her person. Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be

processed. She was later taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.


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