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COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Iroquois County

– The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for qualifying Iroquois County residents.

 

At this time, all appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 11, 2021 have been filled. We will notify the public when more vaccine is available. For those who have an appointment, the vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. ICPHD is expecting to receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Illinois. If you were unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available.

 

As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/covid-19-corona-virus/. The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/5/21

As of 03/04/2021 there have been 2,374 confirmed cases and 414 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 1 new case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/04/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/4/21

As of 03/03/2021 there have been 2,373 confirmed cases and 414 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/03/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County police reports

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Kelly J.

Wilson, 47, of Milford, on February 23. Wilson, wanted

on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with violation of an order of protection after being served.

 

Wilson was taken to the Iroquois County Jail, where he

posted bond and was released.

 

April C. Niekamp, 33, of Milford, was arrested February 23 by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police. Wanted on

a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear/

driving under the influence of alcohol, she was taken to

the Iroquois County Jail and released on bond.

 

James Komita, 26, of Milford, was arrested by Milford Police on February 24. Wanted on an Iroquois

County warrant for failure to appear/driving while license suspended, he was taken to the Iroquois County Jail and

released on bond.

 

Milford Police arrested Savione Sanders, 25, of Milford, on February 24. Iroquois County Animal Control contacted police to report a severely-battered kitten.

 

After an investigation, he was charged with aggravated

animal cruelty and animal torture and taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

The kitten was taken to Bradley Animal Hospital for

treatment of its injuries.

 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/3/21

As of 03/02/2021 there have been 2,370 confirmed cases and 413 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 5 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/02/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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ISP District 21 Announces February Activity and Enforcement

Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announced today activity and enforcement figures for February 2021 Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 317 citations, 464 written warnings, including 5 DUIs, 4 seatbelt citations, and 27 criminal arrests. District 21 Troopers made a total of 497 Traffic stops in January. Troopers also assisted 334 motorists, conducted 42 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 87 traffic crashes. There were no fatal crashes investigated by District 21 in February. According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors to motor-vehicle deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers, distractions, and large trucks. In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 3/2/21

There have been 2367 confirmed cases and 411 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 1 new case since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 03/01/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 2/27/21

As of 02/26/21 there have been 2366 confirmed cases and 411 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/26/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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PURSUIT THROUGH NEWTON COUNTY LEADS TO ARREST

On February 24th, 2021 at 4:24 PM, Corporal Wallace and Probationary Officer Pluimer initiated a traffic stop on a silver Cadillac on US 41 SB near CR 700 S for a moving violation. The vehicle failed to stop and increased its speed. The vehicle led police on an approximately 40 minute pursuit on US 41 and county roads into Jasper County. On Jasper County’s 1000W near SR 114, assisting agencies had stops sticks set up for deployment. The suspect driver surrendered prior to hitting the stop sticks. The driver (sole occupant) Willie P. Mance (35 year old male from Cook County, IL) was taken into custody and transported to the Newton County Jail. Mance is being held on probable cause for Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, Possession of Marijuana, he also had a confirmed Department of Correction warrant. The final charges will be at the determination of the Newton County Prosecutor. Assisting agencies: Kentland Police Department, Morocco Police Department, Indiana State Police, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Rensselaer Police Department, Remington Police Department and Newton County DTF. 

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Illinois State Police to Conduct Distracted Driving Enforcement

– Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the ISP will conduct Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford Counties on March 17, 2021. This program allows ISP to focus on distracted driving laws to prevent traffic deaths and serious injury crashes. Distractions can increase a driver’s risk of being in an accident: • Eating or drinking (non-alcoholic beverages) increases the risk by three times. • Sending a text message increases the risk by four times. • Reaching for an object increases the risk by eight times. • Reading a text message can take a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. Officers will be on the lookout for drivers who disobey Illinois’ distracted driving laws, especially the following: • All drivers are prohibited from reading, sending, or receiving text messages or communication, and from browsing the internet. • All drivers are prohibited from using handheld electronic communication devices. • Drivers under the age of 19 are prohibited from using any cellphone, even handsfree. • All drivers are prohibited from using any cellphone, even hands-free, while in school speed zones and work zones. • School bus drivers are not permitted to use any type of cellphone, even handsfree. • It is illegal to use a cellphone or take photos or videos on wireless devices when driving within 500 feet of an emergency scene. This distracted driving enforcement campaign is made possible by traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/26/21

As of 02/25/21 there have been 2363 confirmed cases and 410 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 2 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/24/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/25/21

There have been 2362 confirmed cases and 409 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 3 new cases since our last update. 2 additional individuals have passed away with COVID-19. We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/24/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report 2/24/21

 

 
   


Katina M. Martell, 39, Villa Park, turned herself in to the Iroquois County Jail on Feb. 22. Martell was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with forgery. Martell posted the required bond and was released.

 

Jason R. Tooley, 35, Chicago, turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail on Feb. 22. Tooley was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with domestic battery and criminal damage to property. Tooley posted the required bond and was released.

 

Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Antoniette Spina, 52, of Milford. According to police reports, Spina was charged with domestic battery after Sheriff's Police were dispatched to the 100 block of N. Fritz Dr. For a disturbance. Spina was then placed into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

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Watseka Police News 2/24/21

Tiffany Walker, 28, Watertown, Tenn. on Feb. 22. Walker was arrested after police conducted a traffic stop on Cherry St. near Fifth St. Walker was then charged with driving while license revoked and was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/23/21

There have been 2359 confirmed cases and 409 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 4 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/22/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid Press Release 2/22/2021

WATSEKA, IL – The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois
Memorial Hospital, will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for qualifying Iroquois
County residents. We are currently scheduling for February 23, 2021 by appointment only.
These clinics will serve Iroquois County residents in phase 1B of the Illinois Mass Vaccination Plan, including
anyone 65 years of age or older. At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation
from the individual’s primary care physician will not be required. Please reference the chart at the bottom of the
linked webpage for eligible populations in each phase of the Illinois Mass Vaccination Plan:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan.
Please note that this vaccine is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. Individuals
who arrive without a previously scheduled appointment will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at that
time. Appointments are reserved for qualifying individuals who reside within Iroquois County.
To register and schedule your appointment, please call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483. Please refrain from contacting
your healthcare provider or ICPHD to be placed on a wait list, as we are not keeping a registry of people who
want the vaccine.
The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main
entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID.
Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room
entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation
or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule.
Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for
observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the
injection.
Supply of this vaccine is limited and appointments are expected to be filled quickly. ICPHD is expecting to
receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Illinois. If you are unable to
schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics
as more vaccine becomes available.
As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive
the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website:
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/covid-19-corona-virus/.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about
the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For
individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider. 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/22/21

There have been 2356 confirmed cases and 408 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 3 new cases since our last update.

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/18/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/19/21

As of 02/18/21 there have been 2353 confirmed cases and 408 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been a total of 4 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/18/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 2/17/21

As of 02/17/21 there have been 2,351 confirmed cases and 406 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 16 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/17/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

 

"The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician's office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed."

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WITH MULTIPLE RECENT CRASHES INVOLVING ISP TROOPERS, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CALL ON MOTORISTS TO FOLLOW "MOVE OVER" LAW

With multiple recent crashes involving Illinois State Police (ISP) Troopers, Governor JB Pritzker and ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly implores motorists to respect the Move Over Law and use caution when approaching emergency vehicles on interstates and roads.

 

In the past three days, six ISP squad cars have been struck due to motorists disobeying the Move Over Law (also known as Scott’s Law), bringing the year-to-date total to 10 in 2021. Three of these recent incidents resulted in injuries, including one serious injury. These incidents occurred across the state in ISP District(s) 2, 5, 13, 16 and Chicago.

 

“Scott’s Law is critical to keeping our first responders safe as they heroically serve us on our roadways,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Especially now, as we continue to experience extreme winter weather, it is imperative that drivers slow down and move over as they approach a vehicle with their hazard lights on. I’m praying for our Illinois State Police troopers who have been injured in the line of duty in recent days and imploring all Illinoisans to drive safely and follow the law.”

 

“We are only six weeks into the new year and we’ve already had ten squad cars struck because people do not obey the law,” said ISP Director Brendan Kelly. “But this about more than just obeying the law- it’s about basic decency and respect for the very lives of the brave souls on our streets simply trying to help the public.”

 

Governor JB Pritzker has been heavily involved in the effort to bring awareness to the Move Over (Scott’s) Law and signed two pieces of legislation in 2019 as a part of his ongoing effort. Public Act 101-173 increased the fines for those violating this law. A person who violates Scott’s Law, commits a business offense and faces a fine of no less than $250 or more than $10,000 for a first offense. If the violation results in injury to another person, the violator’s driver’s license will be suspended for a mandatory period of anywhere between six months and two years.

 

Additionally, a Move Over Task Force, implemented through Public Act 101-174, was created to study the issues of violations of the Move Over (Scott’s) Law and how to protect emergency responders. Both Senate bills were effective Jan. 1, 2020. 

 

As chair of the Move Over Task Force, ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly continues to make the Move Over Law a top priority. “As an agency, we have responded to the preventable loss of four ISP Troopers in 2019 with resiliency and a focused mission to protect those who are trying to protect all of us. As long as the danger to our first responders exists, and the danger is obviously apparent, we will continue to raise awareness and aggressively enforce the Move Over (Scott’s) Law,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly.

 

In the inclement weather that we are experiencing throughout the state, motorists are encouraged to stay home. If travel cannot be avoided or delayed, drivers should allow plenty of time for travel, avoid tailgating, reduce speed, pay attention to the road and slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. Following winter driving tips will help reduce accidents and injuries, but staying home, if possible, is the safest choice right now.

 

The Move Over Law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles, including highway maintenance vehicles displaying flashing lights, and any stationary vehicle with their hazard lights activated.  The law also states, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe, drivers are required to proceed with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle and leave a safe distance until safely passing the stationary vehicle. Move Over and Slow Down. Help us help you.

 

 

A link to the ISP Move Over map is included here: https://isp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8fbb1df8739049029a01443f844d1934

 

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/12/21

As of 02/11/21 there have been 2,339 confirmed cases and 402 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 13 new cases since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for 02/11/21. Please reference the following explanation of probable cases:

“The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.”

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More Than 300 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added in IL

SPRINGFIELD – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase.  Since yesterday, more than 340 new retail pharmacy locations have been added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination sites open to the public.  There are now more than 850 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public.  The new sites include 339 Walgreens stores throughout Illinois, which will be receiving vaccine out of a federal allocation and not from the state’s allotment.  Additionally, four CVS locations are being added.
 
Retail Pharmacies
The State of Illinois is partnering with CVS, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

• CVS – 4 locations
• Hy-Vee – 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco – 143 locations
• Kroger – 24 locations
• Mariano’s – 31 locations
• Meijer – 8 locations
• Walgreens – 520 locations
• Walmart – 8 locations

While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.  Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.  Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and we ask people to be patient.  Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police news 2/10/21

Michael P. Wisniewski, 27, Sheldon turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail on Feb. 5 to begin serving a sentence for driving while license suspended.

 

Eugene Westbrook, 24, Sheldon, turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail on Feb. 9 to serve a sentence for criminal damage to government property and aggravated fleeing/eluding.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Mickey D. Loniello Jr., 44, Woodland on Feb. 2. According to police reports, Loniello Jr. was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol by a passenger, possession of of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and bringing a controlled substance into a penal institution. Loniello Jr. was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Mickey D. Loniello III, 20, Woodland on Feb. 2. According to police reports, Loniello III was charged with driving while license suspended and speeding 74mph in a 55mph zone. Loniello III was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Brenden N. Noel, 28, Danforth on Feb. 4. According to police reports, Noel was charged with failure to report annually as a registered sex offender and also wanted on an outstanding DOC warrant. Noel was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in custody.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Jorge Casillas, 51, Hoopeston on Feb. 7. According to police reports, Casillas was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on an aggravated fleeing/eluding charge. Casillas was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in custody.

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1850 N. Approx. 1/8 of a mile west of Co. Rd. 2280 E. A vehicle driven by Madisyn J. Allensworth, 21, Watseka, was traveling east on 1850 N. Due to the snowy/icy conditions, the driver began to Lise control and slid, entering the south ditch. The vehicle struck the embankment as well as a mailbox causing over. $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

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Secretary of State Offices to Close for Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents Day

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Feb. 12 in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. In addition, facilities that operate on a Monday through Friday schedule will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 while facilities open Tuesday to Saturday schedule will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13, in observance of Presidents Day. Also, Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave. and Chicago South, 9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. are closed on Monday. All Driver Services facilities will be open for business Tuesday, Feb. 16. (Note: The Chicago West facility, 5301 W. Lexington Ave., will remain closed due to the city’s sewer repair work, which has closed Lexington Ave. around the facility. In addition, the James R. Thompson Center and Chicago Loop Express, 69 W. Washington St., Driver Services facilities will remain closed because they are located in public buildings that are not open). Individuals can visit the Secretary of State’s website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com, to locate the nearest Driver Services facility and the hours of operation. As a reminder, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has extended all expiration dates to June 1, 2021, for driver’s licenses/ID cards. White encourages people to conduct business online at www.cyberdriveillinois.com for services such as renewing license plate stickers, obtaining replacement driver’s licenses/ID cards and renewing driver’s licenses.

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Iroquois County Covid 19 Update 2/10/2021

As of 02/10/21 there have been 2,327 confirmed cases and 401 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been a total of 3 new cases since our last update.

 

“The probable cases that we will be reporting on the daily press release are individuals who have been tested and are found to have a positive test result by a local clinic using "rapid" tests that are not, at this time, IDPH approved tests. These are antigen tests, not molecular tests, and are not laboratory confirmed. Therefore, those individuals who test positive using rapid testing from this source, will be reported as a probable case. Please note that there are different rapid tests available from different sources. Some rapid tests are IDPH approved while some are not. If individuals chose to be tested at a clinic or physician’s office that is using a test that is not IDPH approved and the results are positive, that individual will be listed as a probable case and will be required to isolate per health department protocol. Their direct, known and identified contacts will be quarantined. We realize that there are numerous definitions of Probable Cases but ICPHD will use the Probable Cases category to identify the individuals who have tested positive using a rapid test, not yet approved by IDPH, as these positive results are not laboratory confirmed.”

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