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Piatt County Sheriff’s police hope they have solved a string of at least 13 rural burglaries over the past two years that occurred throughout the entire county.
A Champaign man who allegedly ran over a motorcyclist in Mansfield two weeks ago and didn’t stop to help him has been charged with a felony offense.
Monticello City Council members on May 13 approved a new three-year agreement with the local Fraternal Order of Police, which represents four city police officers. It is retroactive to May 1.
Kirby Derby runners running in the 5K and 10K races through Monticello on May 11 will likely not notice any big changes to this year’s event.
Behind the scenes, however, organizers and law enforcement officials have been meeting to tighten up security in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured over 200.
It took Weber Body Shop in Monticello less than two days to re-open after a late afternoon fire Monday damaged the west end of the three-bay structure at 735 W. Bridge St.
“We are open 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. We just want people to know that,” said Melinda Weber, who has co-owned the business with husband John for 33 years.
By Michael Galloway
Monticello Police Chief
Over the past month, the Monticello Police Department has received several complaints where residents have been receiving numerous and persistent phone calls of a scam nature.
A woman who lost control of her car on Interstate 72 Saturday night (April 13) died of her injuries early Sunday morning.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup reported that Ramona S. Dowdy, 50, of Monticello was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. Sunday at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Fire and insurance officials were not able to determine the cause of a fire in rural Cisco that caused over $200,000 damage on March 3. That according to Cisco Fire Protection Chief Ron Weishaar.
One woman died and a second was injured as a result of a two-vehicle collision in southwestern Piatt County Thursday morning.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jorden Austin, 20, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday in the intensive care unit at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
A storage shed used as a hangar for a rural Cisco landing strip was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.