Oil leak being addressed

FS Piatt County Service Company officials have notified Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials of a small oil spill at the Monticello facility on Friday, Jan. 16. Environmental cleanup firm Bodine Services was hired and most of the issue was resolved within 24 hours, according to FS General Manager John Morrell.

Davis pushes EPA on aquifer designation

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) today (Jan. 23) sent a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to complete the review process and announce a decision on the petition to designate the Mahomet Aquifer system as a sole source aquifer.  

Lessons lead to making of bat houses

In October, Bement school resource instructor Vicky Pettyjohn thought it would be appropriate to teach her students about bats. It led to the making of bat houses that were given to Superintendent Sheila Greenwood and Curriculum Coordinator Jill Lawson, who both live in rural areas.

City, county pursuing Brownfields grant

The City of Monticello and Piatt County will be partnering with Champaign and Douglas counties in an effort to receive a Brownfields Assessment Grant.  The Brownfields program is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and provides funding for the assessment and cleanup of sites with potentially hazardous materials in an effort to improve economic

Aquifer summit held in Monticello

When former Champaign City Manager Steve Carter heard owners of the Clinton Landfill wanted to store PCB’s above the Mahomet Aquifer, he thought “this is one of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Mahomet Aquifer Summit in Monticello Oct. 18


The Mahomet Aquifer Protection Alliance will present a Piatt County Mahomet Aquifer Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Ballroom of the Monticello Community Building (Allerton Library). It is free and open to the public, with registration starting at 9 a.m.

Getting reaquainted with the Pioneer Land Trail

There’s plenty of history in Piatt County. It also has its share of legend, and a local group is doing its best to differentiate between the two.

Go online and learn about fall foliage!

Ron Wolford
U of I Extension Advisor

County hopes cooperative effort can clean up Milmine property

Piatt County Board members were sympathetic Wednesday to the plight of a Milmine resident who lives next to abandoned property, but warned that help may not be immediate due to a complex array of legal, financial and jurisdictional issues.

County Board kicks in more for landfill battle

The Piatt County Board has decided to kick in another $178 to help fight the possibility of a chemical waste landfill at the Clinton landfill.

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