WIQI News Archives for 2020-08

Iroquois County COVID 19 Update

As of 08/28/2020 there have been 293 confirmed cases and 28 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 5 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 289: Male under 20

Confirmed Case 290: Female in her 50’s

Confirmed Case 291: Female in her 60’s

Confirmed Case 292: Male in his 60’s

Confirmed Case 293: Male in his 20’s

 

Probable Case 28: Female under 10

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 28, 2020. 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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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CONDUCT A DOUBLE DEATH INVESTIGATION INTO TWO IROQUOIS COUNTY JAIL INMATES DEATH

Watseka, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 3 is investigating two incidents at the Iroquois County Jail -- one involving the death of an inmate and another that resulted in an inmate being hospitalized in critical condition.

 

Preliminary information indicates the first inmate, Jason P. Fancher a 47-year-old male of
Milford, IL
, was found unresponsive by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Deputies on August 25, 2020 at approximately 7:11 p.m. at the Iroquois County Jail. The inmate was transported to a local area hospital in critical condition.   Fancher was pronounce deceased on August 27, 2020.  An autopsy for Fancher is scheduled on August 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

 

A second inmate, Andre J. Maiden a 24-year-old male of Hoopeston, IL, was found unresponsive by Iroquois County Deputies on August 26, 2020 at approximately 11:15 a.m. Maiden was later pronounced deceased. The Kankakee County Coroner scheduled an autopsy for Maiden on August 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. On August 26, 2020, the ISP DCI, Zone 3 was requested by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death of an Iroquois County Jail inmate and the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization of another inmate.

 

These incidents are currently being investigated, and no further information is currently available.

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May C. Anthonsen, 87, of Gilman, IL

May C. Anthonsen, 87, of Gilman, IL passeed away on Wednesday, August 26th at Norridge Gardens in Norridge, IL.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

 

Knapp Funeral home will be conducting services. 

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UPDATE: ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CONDUCT DEATH INVESTIGATION INTO IROQUOIS COUNTY JAIL INMATES INJURY AND DEATH

 

Watseka, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 3 is investigating two incidents at the Iroquois County Jail -- one involving the death of an inmate and another that resulted in an inmate being hospitalized in critical condition.

 

Preliminary information indicates the first inmate was found unresponsive by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Deputies on August 25, 2020 at approximately 7:11 p.m. at the Iroquois County Jail. The inmate was transported to a local area hospital where the inmate remains in critical condition.  

 

A second inmate, Andre J. Maiden a 24-year-old male of Hoopeston, IL, was found unresponsive by Iroquois County Deputies on August 26, 2020 at approximately 11:15 a.m. Maiden was later pronounced deceased. The Kankakee County Coroner scheduled an autopsy for Maiden on August 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. On August 26, 2020, the ISP DCI, Zone 3 was requested by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death of an Iroquois County Jail inmate and the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization of another inmate.

 

These incidents are currently being investigated, and no further information is currently available.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update

As of 08/27/2020 there have been 288 confirmed cases and 27 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 3 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

Confirmed Case 286: Male in his 20’s
Confirmed Case 287: Male in his 60’s
Confirmed Case 288: Female under 10


Probable Case 27: Male in his 40’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 27, 2020. 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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Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash in Iroquois County

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Interstate 57 Northbound at Milepost 283.5 Iroquois County (Gilman)

 

WHEN:                      Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12:22 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  2008 Ford Focus                               

                                                                       

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  Frank W. Horn 70-year-old male of Burbank (Deceased)

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 1:  Joyce Dahl 79-year-old female of Oak Lawn (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)                        

                                   

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on I-57 near mile post 283 (Gilman) in the right lane. Unit 1 left the roadway to the right, struck a fence and a tree before coming to rest. The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene by the Iroquois County Coroner.  The front seat passenger of Unit 1 was transported to local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CONDUCT DEATH INVESTIGATION INTO IROQUOIS COUNTY JAIL INMATES INJURY AND DEATH

Watseka, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 3 is investigating two incidents at the Iroquois County Jail -- one involving the death of an inmate and another that resulted in an inmate being hospitalized in critical condition.

 

Preliminary information indicates the first inmate was found unresponsive by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Deputies on August 25, 2020 at approximately 7:11 p.m. at the Iroquois County Jail. The inmate was transported to a local area hospital where the inmate remains in critical condition.  

 

A second inmate was found unresponsive by Iroquois County Deputies on August 26, 2020 at approximately 11:15 a.m. He was later pronounced deceased. The autopsy has not yet been scheduled. On August 26, 2020, the ISP DCI, Zone 3 was requested by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death of an Iroquois County Jail inmate and the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization of another inmate.

 

These incidents are currently being investigated, and no further information is currently available.

 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update

As of 08/26/2020 there have been 285 confirmed cases and 26 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been 1 new confirmed case and 2 new probable cases since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 285: Male in his 60’s

 

Probable Case 25: Female under 20

Probable Case 26: Female in her 50’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 26, 2020. 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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Revised Covid-19 Guidelines for Illinois: Mask Mandate for the Restaurant/Bar Industry

CHICAGO—The State of Illinois today announced revised guidelines for restaurants and bar
establishments statewide to operate safely and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Based on a
recent increase in cases, these latest guidelines will require patrons to wear a mask during any
interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face
coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by
staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages,
and service tables. This guidance will also apply to other facilities with food services areas that are
currently subject to the Restore Illinois guidance, such as indoor recreational facilities, museums
and entertainment venues.
New guidelines go into effect Wednesday, August 26th and will require face coverings to be worn
both in indoor and outdoor dining settings in all eleven regions in the state. Full guidelines may be
found on the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) website.
“Illinois residents continue to take important steps to protect the safety of our loved ones and
neighbors. However, due to a recent uptick in cases, we must take additional precautionary steps
when we are out in public,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Based on conversations and input from
industry and business leaders, the State of Illinois is implementing updated guidelines which will
allow restaurants and bars across the state to stay open while helping protect the health and safety
of patrons and staff.”
The revised guidelines announced today build on both the statewide Restore Illinois guidelines as
well as the tiered mitigation strategies that are implemented when a region sees consistent
increased test positivity or hospital admissions. The latest data on regional test positivity and
hospitals can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health(IDPH) website. More
information about the Restore Illinois guidelines and tiered mitigation measures can be found on
the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) website.
“Going out for food and drinks should not be a reason or an excuse to let our guards down in the
fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of IDPH. “IDPH and DCEO are updating
current guidance to make it clear that face coverings should be worn in any situation where we are 
interacting with those outside of our immediate circles. We will continue to adapt our guidelines
and institute additional precautions to help protect all residents that make up our communities.”
Patrons are currently required to wear a mask whenever on premises, except while eating and
drinking at the table or bar. The new guidelines ensure that while seated, interactions between
business staff and patrons can happen safely to prevent possible spread of the virus.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has worked with industry
leaders, who have requested heightened measures to protect the safety of workers in light of the
recent increase in cases, and to further reduce the risk of spread that could harm business
operations.
“From the beginning, DCEO has worked closely with our colleagues at IDPH as well as industry
leaders to create guidance that business owners can implement and use to keep employees and
customers safe, and that will ultimately help guide the reopening of our economy,” said DCEO
Acting Director Michael Negron. “In partnership with industry leadership at IRA and employee
protection organizations representing hospitality staff across the state, our latest guidelines will
put the health and safety of our hospitality industry employees first and allow consumers to have
confidence that Illinois bars and dining establishments are taking all precautions to allow a safer
experience.”
"The state's updated guidelines for face coverings reinforce the message our Association has been
driving home for months - 'Covered Faces Keep Open Places,'" said Sam Toia, President & CEO of
the Illinois Restaurant Association. "Face coverings will protect both diners and team members
during this critical time. If we want to stay on a steady path with reopening, it is up to every
individual to work collectively toward this common goal."
Phase 4 regulations remain in effect in ten out of the eleven regions across the state. Currently, bars
and restaurants remain open with capacity restrictions to allow for social distancing – with seated
parties of 10 or less, tables spaced 6-feet apart, and standing areas at no more than 25 percent
capacity indoors. Region four is currently operating under increased mitigations following a sharp
increase in its COVID-19 positivity rate, and Region seven will soon institute additional mitigation
measures to take effect Wednesday August 26 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"On behalf of the thousands of restaurant workers that we serve in Illinois and across the country,
we strongly support Gov. JB Pritzker’s initiative to enforce restaurant guidance during this
unprecedented public health crisis. This is significantly critical for the safety and health of our
restaurant workers and customers—and the gateway for workers to get their jobs back and revive
the economy,” said Sekou Siby, president and CEO of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers
(ROC) United. “The restaurant industry employs nearly 14 million workers or 10% of the entire
U.S. workforce. This updated guidance, which can be a model for other states, underscores the need
for a vital policy on how restaurant businesses should reopen safely, equitably and responsibly.”
To assist bars and restaurants with implementing new safety measures, DCEO has provided an
updated industry toolkit on their website. The toolkit provides revised health guidelines materials,
including new signage that may be displayed at restaurants and bars to encourage compliance.
Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan is a phased, data-driven approach to reopening the state.
Illinois is currently in Phase 4 of the reopening plan, with recent updates made to create 11 public
health regions and allow Illinois to introduce additional mitigations to fight against a resurgence in
our state. From the beginning, Restore Illinois has contemplated changes to guidance as progress is
made, or as public health data suggests increasing rapid spread. DCEO has worked with IDPH to
develop extensive public health guidelines since May, providing information and resources to help
protect businesses and communities in reopening safely. For more on industry guidelines, visit
DCEO’s website at https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois.

 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update

As of 08/25/2020 there have been 284 confirmed cases and 24 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 0 new confirmed cases and 3 new probable cases since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Probable Case 22: Male in his 50’s
Probable Case 23: Male in his 40’s
Probable Case 24: Female under 20

 

As of 08/25/2020 there have been 282 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 0 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 24, 2020. 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

As of 08/24/2020 there have been 284 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 2 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

Case 283: Male in his 30’s
Case 284: Female in her 50’s

As of 08/24/2020 there have been 282 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 0 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 24, 2020. 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 8/25/2020

On August 24th, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two-vehicle accident. According to police reports a vehicle driven by Leroy Kopmann, age 58, of Bismark was traveling West on Co. Rd. 300 N. when he stopped in the intersection with Co. Rd. 2600 E. Kopmann then attempted to turn onto Co. Rd. 2600 E. and was struck by a vehicle driven by Schuyler Boyden, age 35, of Wellington, No injuries were reported and no citations issued-

 

On August 24th, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Brian Coffey, age 42, of Watseka. According to police reports, Coffey was arrested for DUI, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,

 

On August 23rd, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Melinda Hall, age 33, of Watseka. According to police reports, Hall was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with failing to appear on a possession of methamphetamine, She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 8/22/2020

As of 08/21/2020 there have been 282 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 0 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 21, 2020. 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

As of 08/20/2020 there have been 282 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 2 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:


Confirmed Case 281: Male in his 40’s
Confirmed Case 282: Male in his 50’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 20, 2020. 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

As of 08/19/2020 there have been 280 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 0 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable case since our last update.

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 19, 2020. 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

As of 08/18/2020 there have been 280 confirmed cases and 21 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 2 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 279: Female in her 50’s
Confirmed Case 280: Female in her 60’s

 

Probable Case 21: Female in her 40’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 18, 2020. 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 8/18/20

On August 15th, 2020 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Raven Satkoski, age 18, of Milford. According to police reports Satkoski was charged with Aggravated Battery. Satkoski was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 15th , 2020 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Summer Handy, age 39, of Delphi Indiana. According to police reports Handy was charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving while her license was suspended, and speeding. Handy was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On August 15th , 2020 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kristopher Gast, age 42, of West

Lafayette, Indiana. According to police reports Gast was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Gast was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On August 17th, 2020 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kelly McCray, age 44, of Martinton. According to police reports McCray was wanting on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant charging her with failing to appear on a Domestic Battery. McCray was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update

As of 08/17/2020 there have been 278 confirmed cases and 20 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 2 new confirmed case and 0 new probable cases since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 277: Female in her 80’s
Confirmed Case 278: Male in his 90’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 17, 2020. 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 8/17/2020

On August 1 I th, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jeff V, Trawjck, age 54, of Chicago. According to police reports, Trawjck was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with driving while license suspended. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On August 13th, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Donte L. Wade, age 33, of Chicago. According to police reports, Wade was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On August 13th, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Joshua Morales, age 27, of Manteno. According to police reports, Morales was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging him with possession of a stolen vehicle, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting extradition back to Kankakee County.

 

On August 14th , 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jarrod Burton, age 27, of Rossville.

 

According to police reports, Burton was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

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2 vehicle crash in Newton County

On August 14th, 2020 10:45am Newton County 911 received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of SR 114 and CR 200 East. The caller advised dispatch that one vehicle was occupied with 3 juveniles and there was possible entrapment. 

An investigation by Newton County Deputies found that 52 year old Bobette Hoover of Shelby, IN was operating a 2006 Dodge van northbound on CR 200 East, and had failed to yield to the right of way of a westbound 2002 Ford van operated by 60 year old Ronald Anderson of Morocco, IN.

 Hoover was entrapped in the vehicle and was extricated by Brook and Morocco Fire Departments. She was then flown by Lutheran Air to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. All other parties had minor injuries or refused treatment.

The roadway was reopened at 12:09 PM.

Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Prompt EMS, Morocco Fire, Brook Fire, Lutheran Air

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Ford County COVID-19 Update 08/13/2020

Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing six new cases. Five cases are associated with an
outbreak at a long-term care facility. Ford County has a total of 76 cases. Of those, 58 are confirmed cases and 18 are probable
cases. 62 of the previously reported cases have been released from isolation. 12 cases remain active with one case
hospitalized. There have been two COVID-19 related deaths. These numbers are accurate as of the release time.
Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested
positive for COVID-19. All close contacts are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of
COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. Federal
privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. For more information about case definitions and criteria,
please visit: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Ford County zip code areas 60957, 60936, and 60919 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional COVID-19
information and resources. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

Vermilion County Covid-19 Update for 8/12/2020

 

247 Total Confirmed Cases

 

217 Recovered and released 

 

27 at home

 

1 in the hospital 

 

2 Deaths

 

15,548 residents have been tested. 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 08/13/2020

As of 08/13/2020 there have been 275 confirmed cases and 19 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 3 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 273: Female in her 80’s
Confirmed Case 274: Female in her 70’s
Confirmed Case 275: Female in her 70’s

 

Probable Case 19: Male in his 50’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 13, 2020. 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

Iroquois County Covid 19 update for 8/12/2020:

 

Total Cases 282

 

Confirmed:265

 

Probable: 17

 

Released:209

 

Home: 50

 

Hospital: 12

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Newton County Police PSA: Storm Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT-

With yesterday’s wide spread storm damage comes the possibility of scams.  The Newton County Sheriff’s Office wants our residents to be aware and be cautious.

 

CASH DEPOSIT- Be cautious of the person that claims they are in the area cleaning up storm damage and request a deposit from you to get on their list.  Often times they will make a resident believe they have crews in the area cutting trees and hauling away debris.  They may actually point down the road to a crew that is working but they may not be associated with that company at all.  Use caution.

 

DIVIDED ATTENTION- one person make get the resident to walk around the property with them to assess damage, while another goes in the unlocked home looking for whatever they can get.  Be aware.

 

PHONE CALLS- The person calling you may claim to be with a “disaster relief” and make you believe funds are available to assist with clean up or repairs; they just need some personal information to get your paperwork started. DON’T DO IT.

 

Only deal with reputable companies or people you know.  Never give your personal or banking information to anyone you don’t know or trust.

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Ford County COVID-19 Update 08/10/2020

Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one new case. The case is associated with an
outbreak at a long-term care facility. The individual is a female in her 60’s. Ford County has a total of 66 cases. Of those, 51 are
confirmed cases and 15 are probable cases. 50 of the previously reported cases have been released from isolation. 14 cases
remain active with two active cases currently hospitalized. There have been two COVID-19 related deaths. These numbers are
accurate as of the release time.
Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested
positive for COVID-19. All close contacts are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of
COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. Federal
privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. For more information about case definitions and criteria,
please visit: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Ford County zip code areas 60957, 60936, and 60919 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional COVID-19
information and resources. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 08/10/2020

As of 08/10/2020 there have been 263 confirmed cases and 16 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 6 new confirmed cases and 0 new probable cases since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 258: Female in her 30’s

Confirmed Case 259: Female in her 30’s

Confirmed Case 260: Female in her 20’s

Confirmed Case 261: Male in his 50’s

Confirmed Case 262: Male in his 40’s

Confirmed Case 263: Male in his 20’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 10, 2020. 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 8/10/2020

On August 1 st, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Tobias F. Granberg, age 22, of Batavia IL. According to police reports, Granberg was charged with possession of another person's credit or debit card and possession of stolen property. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On August 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Lake Co. Indiana with Daniel J. White, age 36, of Watseka. According to police reports, White was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him criminal damage to property over $10,000. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 1 st, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Joshua Marcotte, age 29, of Marion IL. According to police reports, Marcotte was wanted on outstanding Kankakee and Williamson County warrants charging him with driving while license suspended. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On August 6th , 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Katelynn M. Frye, age 26, of Watseka. According to police reports, Frye was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speedingt improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On August 3rd, 2020, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd,2200 N. Near 1900 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Heather L. Keeton, age 39, of Watseka was traveling west on 2200 N. Keeton lost control of her vehicle on loose grave! and exited to roadway and struck a telephone pole. Keeton was treated for minor injuries and no citations were issued.

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Ford County COVID-19 Update 08/06/2020

Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing two new cases. Of these, one case is associated
with an outbreak at a long-term care facility. FCPHD is saddened to also announce an additional COVID-19 related death. This
brings Ford County’s total COVID-19 related deaths to two. Ford County has a total of 64 cases. Of those, 50 are confirmed
cases and 14 are probable cases. These numbers are accurate as of the release time.
Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested
positive for COVID-19. All close contacts are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of
COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. Federal
privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. For more information about case definitions and criteria,
please visit: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Ford County zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional COVID-19
information and resources. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 08/06/2020

Hello,

As of 08/06/2020 there have been 256 confirmed cases and 16 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 6 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

Confirmed Case 251: Female in her 60’s
Confirmed Case 252: Male in his 40’s
Confirmed Case 253: Male in his 30’s
Confirmed Case 254: Male in his 20’s
Confirmed Case 255: Male in his 30’s
Confirmed Case 256: Male in his 30’s


Probable Case 16: Female in her 40’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 6, 2020. 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.”

 

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know, I would be happy to help.

 

Thank you, have a great day!

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ISP Traffic Crash Alert 08/06/2020

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 10

 

WHAT:                 Three Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:               Interstate 72 Eastbound at Milepost 150, Macon County

 

WHEN:                  August 5, 2020 at 9:14 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:            Unit 1- 2018 White International Truck Tractor Trailer Combination

 

                                Unit 2- 2016 White Volvo Truck Tractor Trailer Combination

                               

                                Unit 3- 2018 Yellow Ford

                                   

DRIVER:               Unit 1- Shawn Morrison, 42-year-old male of Springfield, IL (Transported to

                                 a local area hospital with serious injuries)

 

                                Unit 2- Andrii Shvabskyi, 27-year-old male of Macomb, MI (Transported to                  

                                 a local area hospital with injuries)

 

                                Unit 3- Erik Ervin, 32-year-old male of Decatur IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:  A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling eastbound on Interstate 72 at milepost 150.  Unit 2 was broken down on the right shoulder of Interstate 72 eastbound at milepost 150 with safety/caution triangles in place.  Unit 3 was stopped on the right side of Unit 2.  Unit 1 struck Unit 2 in the rear.  After being struck, Unit 2 struck Unit 3.  The roadway was closed for approximately 9 hours during the traffic investigation; all lanes reopened at 6:35 a.m.

 

CHARGES:            Failed to Yield to a Stationary Vehicle (Move Over Law, Scott’s Law) and Failure to Reduce         

                                 Speed to Avoid an Accident. 

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Ford County COVID-19 Update 08/05/2020

Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing eight new cases. Including today’s eight cases,
FCPHD has reported a total of 13 new cases this week. Of those, eight cases are associated with an outbreak at a long-term
care facility. Ford County has a total of 62 cases. Of those, 49 are confirmed cases and 13 are probable cases. There has been
one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of the release time.
Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested
positive for COVID-19. All close contacts are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of
COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. Federal
privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. For more information about case definitions and criteria,
please visit: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Ford County zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional COVID-19
information and resources. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 08/05/2020

Hello,

As of 08/05/2020 there have been 250 confirmed cases and 15 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There has been 1 new confirmed case and 3 new probable cases since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 250: Female in her 20’s


Probable Case 13: Female in her 30’s
Probable Case 14: Male in his 20’s
Probable Case 15: Female in her 20’s

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 5, 2020. 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.”

 

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know, I would be happy to help.

 

Thank you, have a great day!

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Ford County COVID-19 Update 08/04/2020

Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing four new cases. The individuals include two
males in their 80’s, one female in her 30’s, and one male under age 20. Ford County has a total of 53 cases. Of those, 42 are
confirmed cases and 11 are probable cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of the
release time.
Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested
positive for COVID-19. All close contacts are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of
COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. Federal
privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. For more information about case definitions and criteria,
please visit: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional COVID-19
information and resources. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 08/04/2020

Good Afternoon,

 

12 new cases and 28 releases today brings our total of active cases to 31.  30 of the active cases are at home in isolation and we still have 1 hospitalized at this moment.   

 

 

Attachments

IDPH Update
VCHD Updated Graphic
 

Statistics

Vermilion county

We have received 13,292 total tests (13,095 negatives and 185 positives). 

For Vermilion County our overall positivity rate remains at 1.48%. 

Death Rate is 1.02%

Positivity Rate from 7/19 – 7/25 is 2.9%, which is up from 2.6% the previous week.   

New cases from 7/19 – 7/25:   69 per 100K, which is up from 42 per 100K the previous week and that is our WARNING section.  Anything over 50 NEW cases per 100K is above the stable level.     One thing to add is that only 2.2% of our new cases during this week were due to a cluster (groups).  We are still seeing community spread. 

For County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

 

Regionally (Region 6) – a little bit of good news!  We decreased in both areas!

Positivity Rate:  on the test positivity 7 day rolling average – we went down to 6 days of positivity increases back to 3.1%.  We also decreased to 2 days of hospital admission increases. 

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

New/Helpful Guidance

 

CDC added some new metrics to their COVID Data Tracker on underlying health conditions.  Right now, looking at our county population of those 18 and older, 53.8% (about 31,586) fit into the underlying health conditions category (Chronic Kidney disease, COPD, Heart Disease, Diagnosed Diabetes, and or Obesity).    These are all considered to be risk factors for severe illness with COVID-19.  https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#underlying-med-conditions

 

There is a lot of good information to look at cases, trends, etc. across the nation on this site as well.  More for your information if anything. 

 

 

Mobile Clinic Information Follow Up

 

It appears that the results from Tuesday, July 21st and possibly some of the other days were not able to be processed.   This is the message our Administrator put on Facebook today for all those who did not receive their results.  It’s very frustrating, even my own results were in this batch. 

 

We have received numerous calls from people who participated in one of the seven Mobile COVID-Testing Team clinics in Vermilion County two weeks ago, but who have not yet received their results.

It appears that a commercial lab in Pekin, which received swabs from the COVID-testing clinic at the health department on July 21, got overwhelmed and failed to properly test the majority (or all 118) of the samples collected at that clinic. Apparently, a number of samples received at that lab between July 12 and July 24 were not processed within the necessary window for proper testing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends that individuals who have not yet received their results from July 12-24 contact a local hospital, local doctor’s office, Aunt Martha’s clinic, or the free state-run COVID-testing location at Marketplace Mall in Champaign to have another specimen collected.

We regret that some of the 967 people who participated in the Mobile COVID-Testing Team clinics in Vermilion County two weeks ago did not get conclusive results after waiting in line and undergoing the specimen-collection process.

People with concerns about the situation should call IDPH at 1-800-889-3931. The Vermilion County Health Department can be reached at 431-2662, ext. 243.

 

 

 

As always, I’m here for any questions or concerns you may have.  If there is anything else you would like to see, let me know as well. 

 

Melissa

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update 08/04/2020

Hello,

As of 08/03/2020 there have been 248 confirmed cases and 12 probable cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County.  There have been 9 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case since our last update. Here is the information we can share about these new cases:

 

Confirmed Case 240: Female in her 50’s

Confirmed Case 241: Male in his 50’s

Confirmed Case 242: Female in her 80’s

Confirmed Case 243: Female in her 80’s

Confirmed Case 244: Female in her 90’s

Confirmed Case 245: Male in his 60’s

Confirmed Case 246: Male in his 40’s

Confirmed Case 247: Male in his 20’s

Confirmed Case 248: Male under 20

 

Probable Case 12: Male under 20

 

Please find the attached Iroquois County COVID-19 update for August 3, 2020. 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 physicians 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.”

 

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know, I would be happy to help.

 

Thank you, have a great day!

 

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ISP Squad Car Struck while Investigating Crash Alert

ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER SQUAD CAR IS STRUCK WHILE INVESTIGATING A TRAFFIC CRASH

Motorist Arrested for Aggravated DUI and cited for “Scott’s Law” Violation

 

Chicago, IL- On August 2, 2020, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Illinois State Police (ISP) District Chicago Troopers were on the scene of a jackknifed commercial motor vehicle traffic crash with lane closures on Interstate 94 northbound at 95th Street in Cook County.

 

During the initial traffic crash investigation, as a Trooper was seated inside of his fully marked stationary squad car with the emergency lights activated, his squad car was struck.  A 2000 Silver Honda, drove through the lane closures, failed to yield to authorized emergency vehicles, and sideswiped the driver’s side of the Trooper’s squad car.  The Trooper did not sustain any injuries. The driver of the Honda, who was identified as Shante T. Newson, 31-year-old female of Chicago, Illinois, was arrested for Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and cited for a violation of Scott’s Law; other charges pending.  The Investigation is still open and ongoing.  No further information is available at this time. 

 

The ISP would like to remind the public of the requirements of Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the “Move Over” law. When approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle with their hazard lights activated, drivers are required to slow down, and move over and change lanes if possible.

“Please avoid an unnecessary tragedy by making responsible choices when behind the wheel,” stated ISP District Chicago Captain, Angelo Mollo. “Emergency personnel risk their lives daily to protect others. We would like to remind the motoring public to please obey all traffic laws, including the “Move Over” (Scott’s) Law, in order to protect the lives of our Troopers, other first responders and all members of the public,” he concluded.

 

 

 

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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 15

 

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

WHERE:                   Interstate 94 westbound at milepost 21, Lake County

WHEN:                      August 2, 2020 at approximately 12:45 p.m.

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2020 White Toyota Camry

                                    Unit 2- 2013 Blue Honda CRV

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Rafael Perez, 25-year-old-male of Berkeley, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries)

 

Unit 2 – Iryna Andrushchak, 43-year-old female of Chicago, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

 

PASSENGERS:        Unit 1- 21-year-old male of Kewanee, IL. (Deceased – Pending investigation)

                                

                                    Unit 1- Brenda Perez, 18-year-old female of Addison, IL. (Transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries)

                               

Unit 2 - Volodymyr Andrushchak, 50-year-old male of Chicago, IL.

 

Unit 2 - 16-year-old female of Chicago, IL. (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

                                     

 

 

-MORE-

                                   

     

 

ADD ONE/FATAL CRASH

 

            PRELIMINARY:     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Interstate 94 at Milepost 21 in lanes one and two at a high rate of speed.  For an unknown reason, the Unit 1 vehicle lost control and struck the Unit 2 vehicle, which was traveling in the third lane.

The impact caused Unit 1 to overturn and roll several times before coming to rest on the left shoulder, while the Unit 2 vehicle came to rest in lanes two and three.  The Unit 1 driver was ejected and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. A Unit 1 passenger was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene.  The additional Unit 1 passenger was entrapped, extricated and transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. Two of the three occupants of Unit 2 were transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

                                                All westbound lanes were closed for the traffic crash investigation at approximately 1:42 p.m. and reopened at approximately 4:55 p.m. No further information is available at this time.

            CHARGES:               Pending further investigation.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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