Supportive Living Week events

Supportive Living Week Events April 21-26
Maple Point Assisted Living is planning the following events for Supporting Living Week, which runs through this Saturday, April 26.

Local locomotives to make a road trip

Two historic locomotives from the Monticello Railway Museum collection will travel to Spencer NC for a special gathering of streamlined railroad locomotives at the end of May.

MTA summer workshops announced

Monticello Theatre Association is pleased to announce summer workshops will be held for the fourth season. There are two sessions of the drama workshops for children. Workshop #1 for children entering grades 1, 2 and 3 in the fall will be held July 7-11. Workshop #2 for children entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall will be held June 16-27.

Monticello named one of safest cities in Illinois

Monticello has been named the 17th safest city in Illinois in a listing compiled by Utah-based security company SafeWise. The report is based on violent and property crimes as reported to the FBI for 2012, the most recent year such data was available. The company compiles the listing annually.

Piatt County high in health rankings

Piatt County is the 21st healthiest county in Illinois according to the latest County Health Rankings. That is down slightly from being ranked No. 20 in 2013.

Input sought for Monticello's comprehensive plan

The City of Monticello is asking those with connections to the city to take an online survey to help in the drafting of a long-range comprehensive plan.

New Kirby strategic plan adapts to changing healthcare landscape

Is a doctor’s main role to treat the sick or keep people healthy?

Unemployment up slightly in February

February's unemployment statistics contained a mixed bag of results for East Central Illinois.

Champaign County and five other area counties saw slight improvements in their unemployment rate, compared with February 2013.

Burkybile wants to kiss the pig

Daniel Burkybile of Monticello is one of four candidates trying to raise $5,000 for American Diabetes Association’s Kiss the Pig contest. The four candidates will raise funds online and the one raising the most will kiss a live pig at the end of the fundraising event April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.

City Council commissions bicycle network master plan

The City of Monticello should be able to add a bicycle network master plan to its list of long-range planning tools by the end of the year. The city council Monday approved spending up to $25,000 with the Farnsworth Group to draft the plan, which could include both extensions of existing trails and possible bicycle routes within the city.

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