New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in Hoopeston, IL
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near hoopeston.
Driver airlifted after early morning I-57 crash
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – A person was airlifted to the hospital after crashing on Interstate 57 near County Road 1000 N. It happened at 4:41 a.m. Friday Morning. State police say a white van was driving south, when for an unknown reason, it rolled over onto the shoulder of the interstate, landing on its roof and […]
Paxton Police Blotter: Pair from Texas nabbed with drugs in traffic stop
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:. — Mara E. Hinojosa, 31, of Cedar Park, Texas, and Joseph F. Wilson, 25, of Gatesville, Texas, were each arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal transportation of adult-use cannabis during a traffic stop in the 200 block of East State Street around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29. Hinojosa was charged additionally with permitting an unauthorized person to drive, while Wilson was charged additionally with driving with no valid driver’s license and operating an uninsured vehicle. The traffic stop was conducted after Paxton police were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the back of the parking lot of NAPA Auto Parts, 100 W. Ottawa Road, finding upon arrival the two Texas residents inside a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe that was facing south. They told police they were waiting there for someone to bring them cash to buy fuel. When asked by police to provide their driver’s licenses, Hinojosa and Wilson said neither had a license, but each provided an identification card. After police confirmed neither was wanted on a warrant, police left the parking lot and drove a couple of blocks away, from where they witnessed the Tahoe leave the lot minutes later. Police stopped the vehicle on State Street just east of Railroad Avenue, knowing that neither occupant had a valid license to drive. During the traffic stop, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office canine was called to assist, giving police a positive alert to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the presence of about 1.8 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of cannabis, a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine, a pipe used for smoking cannabis, and scales used for weighing drugs. Both Hinojosa and Wilson were arrested and taken to the Ford County Jail in Paxton, and the vehicle was seized by police under city ordinance.
Danville man arrested on gun, drug charges
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A Danville man is under arrest after police said he was caught with illegally owned guns and drugs on Thursday. Officials with the Danville Police Department said officers were dispatched to the area of Meridian Drive and Montclaire Street at 8:30 p.m. for a reported domestic dispute involving a gun. Further […]
Building permits, March 2, 2024
Listed are permits for all new single-family and multi-family residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost. Mahomet. — Vision South Commercial Center LLC, fit out at 1828 Patton Drive Suite 1, $100,000. — Vision...
Photo gallery: 2024 IESA 8th-grade Class 3A regional quarterfinals
The GCMS eighth-grade volleyball team won in three sets over Oakwood while PBL won in two sets over Hoopeston Area in Saturday's regional quarterfinals matches in Hoopeston. Here are some sights ...
Leap Day baby born in Danville
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - It only comes once every four years, but for one local family, this Leap Day was once in a lifetime. OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville welcomed a baby girl on February 29. Sunshine Raeigh Mack was born to Ellis and Jennifer Mack at...
This Illinois Town Has ‘The Most Smokers’ In The Entire State
Nestled in the heart of Illinois, one town has earned the reigning title of being the city with the highest concentration of cigarette smokers in the state. Fun fact: I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. I'm 26 years old and don't even know how to hold, light, or take a puff of a cigarette. That's a good thing, right?
Hoopeston Police Report 2/29/24
Unit #1: 2012 Ford Utility driven by Deborah Clayburn (F) (60) of Hoopeston. Unit #2: 2005 Saturn Vue driven by Nathaniel Sims (M) (23) of New Lisbon, WI. Details: Unit 1 stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection striking. Unit 2. No injuries were reported, and...
I-57 bridge replacement begins March 1
SADORUS, Ill. (WICS) — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to replace the County Highway 17 bridge over Interstate 57 east of Sadorus in Champaign County begins March 1. IDOT says this work will require full closure of CH 17 over I-57 and reduce I-57 to...
Illinois public health adopts new COVID guidelines
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The CDC changed its longstanding guidance for Americans Friday, shortening the wait time after a positive COVID-19 test from five days to one. A year ago, COVID was the third leading cause of death in the United States. Now, it is the tenth. Reasons like this are why medical officials throughout […]
Vermilion County Conservation District 2024 Summer Camp Opportunities
THE FOLLOWING IS A VERMILION COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT RELEASE. Registration is now open for the 2024 Summer Camp Programs at the Vermilion County Conservation District! Pre-registration and payment are required for the camps. Full details, including the registration form, can be found at https://vccd.org/summer-programs/. With almost 4,500 acres between Kennekuk...
Champaign man arrested after overnight homicide in Danville
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A Champaign man is under arrest in Danville following an overnight shooting that claimed a Bourbonnais man’s life. Deputy Chief Terry McCord of Danville Police Department said the shooting happened in the area of South and Collett Streets around 7:30 p.m. Responding officers found two men at the scene, one of […]
Danville police may get two new K-9 officers
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The Danville Police Department is now a step closer to getting two new K-9 officers. The city of Danville’s Public Services committee unanimously approved of a resolution to get funding for two new K-9s for the police department. The resolution now heads to the full city council. The new K-9s would […]
Champaign County remembers youth mentor, community pillar
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — People across Champaign County are mourning the loss of a community mentor. Devon Wayne Turner died Wednesday at the age of 49. He spent a majority of those years helping youth in the area. Turner’s family emphasized how he showed up for people. That showing was returned when the block to […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.59 in Paxton as of 2024-03-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Barry Soskin Awaits for New Dashers Document “In Writing;” Currently Going Through Attorneys
Hockey executive Barry Soskin, who’s been working on bringing back the Danville Dashers for the 2024-25 season, told Neuhoff Media Friday afternoon that despite the good news from Wednesday night’s David Palmer Arena Board meeting, he had not yet received anything in writing; as the process is likely passing through both the Arena Board’s attorneys and his attorneys.
Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center Nurses Recognized for Prioritizing Communication and Experience for Patients
HOOPESTON, Ill. – A publication that focuses on healthcare industry news recently listed Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center (CHRHC) among the top hospitals in the country, including among only 15 in Illinois, to be the best in nurse communications for patients. Becker’s Hospital Review came up with the list...
Power outage hits Rantoul as village fixes electrical issue
RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — Parts of Rantoul are without power on Tuesday as the village fixes an issue in the electrical grid. Village officials said on Facebook that the outage will be in the area of South Pointe Commons. A broken utility pole was discovered, and linemen will need to shut the area’s electricity off […]
A Snack to Support the Vermilion Co Museum While Cheering on the Fighting Illini !!
THE FOLLOWING IS A VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM RELEASE. The Vermilion County Museum Society is having a fundraiser to raise funds for its projects and programs. In celebration of the Illini and the Big Ten Tournament, for only $15.00, you can get your very own bag of Illini Pop. This caramel corn, with a fruit “tutti fruitti” flavor, is the same mix being served to the Illini team at the tournament.