Courts Police and Fire

Agencies split seized money

The tight-knit nature of county law enforcement agencies paid off when four of them worked together to nab a trio of suspects passing fake $100 bills in at least three Piatt County towns on May 1. Four agencies recently received a small payoff for those efforts when money seized in the case was released to those agencies.


Federal charges considered against Mansfield man

A Piatt County official said she will await federal action before determining what, if any local charges to levy against a Mansfield man arrested recently for allegedly sexually molesting some young girls.


Murder suspect apprehended in Wisconsin

Illinois State Police (ISP) confirmed today (July 4) that the nationwide manhunt to locate Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford, who is a suspect in the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44 of Monticello, and Todd Hansmeier, 37, of Rockford, has ended. Police apprehended Doddy at approximately 11:23 a.m. on July 4, as he appeared to head in the direction of Wisconsin.


Police release more photos in rest stop murder case

Illinois State Police (ISP) investigators are working with the Rockford Police Department, U.S.


*UPDATED Monticello woman identified as rest stop murder victim

A 1988 Monticello High School graduate and mother of two was killed at an I-39 rest stop near Paw Paw Tuesday night, and Illinois State Police say the man suspected in the crime is still at large.


Police searching for man in two deaths; one at I-39 rest stop

Illinois State Police (ISP) investigators are seeking the assistance of the public for any information into a death investigation that occurred on Tuesday, July 1 at the Willow Creek Rest stop on I-39 southbound at the 84 mile marker.


Defamation case may be dropped

A defamation lawsuit against two Monticello residents – including a City of Monticello official – will apparently be dropped.


Reminder of nuisance laws in Monticello

With the warmer weather and more outside activities taking place, the Monticello Police Department would like to remind city residents and visitors of a few ordinances.


Fire burns hay, but barn saved

About 20 large bales of hay caught fire at a farm just northeast of Monticello Thursday morning, but Terry Lieb said neighbors helped keep it from catching an adjacent barn on fire.

The fire was reported around 10 a.m. by Lieb's neighbor Doug Beals, who spotted smoke coming from the round bales.


Response made to defamation claim

One of the defendants in a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Monticello city employee in April has responded through court documents filed in Piatt County.


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