Taxes due on Sept. 2

The second installment of the Piatt County Real Estate Taxes will be due Tuesday, Sept. 2. Taxpayers are reminded that the Labor Day holiday will be observed Monday, September 1st and that the Courthouse will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Camera Club taking entries for photo contest

The Piatt County Camera Club is sponsoring a photo contest for non-professionals, with works to be displayed during the upcoming Monticellobration in Monticello.

Home sales are up in Piatt County

Home sales are on the rise for the second straight year in Piatt County, giving realtors hope the doldrums caused by the 2008 recession are nearing an end.

Foxes roaming Piatt County

Daytime sightings of red foxes are unusual, but one Cisco official says they have become rather commonplace in that community. This photo was taken the morning of Thursday, July 17 within the Village of Cisco, and Allerton Park John Griesbaum confirms it is a red fox (Vulpes vulpes).

Farmer's Market back in Monticello June 19

The Monticello Main Street Farmer's Market returns this Thursday, June 19, and will continue from 3 to 6 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 2 in front of the Community Building on North State Street (outside the Allerton Public Library).

Packed schedule for Old Glory Days

Bement’s Old Glory Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, June 14 and the event will expand to another venue this year.

Relay For Life held in Monticello

Despite being moved indoors for the second straight year, the Piatt County Relay For Life on June 7 attracted plenty of participants, and raised $57,000. Activities in Monticello High School included the survivor lap, bands, and activities designed to keep those taking part awake for the overnight activity, which raised money for the American Cancer Society.

DeLand Legion building to be dedicated June 14

DeLand American Legion Post 102 Commander Marty Conatser hopes the public feels welcome in the Post’s new building, which will be officially dedicated on Saturday, June 14.

Gardening for those on the go

The Piatt County Extension Service may have taken away your excuse to avoid gardening.

Unemployment drops in central Illinois

Unemployment rates dropped in April throughout East Central Illinois, with Danville’s rate falling to single digits for the first time in a year.

Piatt County’s jobless rate dropped from 7.1 to 6 percent in April when compared to a year earlier.

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