Parks and Recreation

Jerry Douglas debuting new album at Allerton concert

There is the impression that a song reaches perfection once a studio recording is completed.

WWI encampment at Railway Museum

The Illinois State Military Museum is teaming up with the Monticello Railway Museum to provide a World War I living history event in conjunction with steam train rides this Saturday.

Mound system at Allerton Park studied

State archaeologists received a rare opportunity to study a Native American mound system as they conducted a field school recently in the forests of Allerton Park. The two-week project that ended last Friday was operated by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey along with students from Parkland College.

Seussical Jr. set for Aug. 4-13

Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, has been gone for 26 years but his unique storytelling through children’s books is not lost on youth today.

Just ask those taking part in “Seussical Jr.,” a children’s musical being presented by the Monticello Theatre Association at its Phoenix Theatre Aug. 4-13.

Courthouse Rocks returns to downtown Monticello

The second Courthouse Rocks event of the summer was held in downtown Monticello on Saturday (July 8). Bad Medicine performed on the courthouse lawn during the early evening hours. The event also included a car show, games of bags in the Monarch Brewing Co. libation area and other activities. The next Courthouse Rocks is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12.


Courthouse Rocks is July 8

The July Courthouse Rocks event will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 8 in downtown Monticello.

Freedom Festival set for July 3

Monticello Freedom Fest will once again take place beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Lodge Park. There will be pony rides, novelties, B.C. DJ’s and Productions music, food vendors, inflatables and fireworks starting at dark.

Camping at Allerton to be allowed during Prairie Skies

The area around the Sun Singer statue at Allerton Park & Retreat Center could see its largest crowd in decades during the Prairie Sky Music Festival Aug. 18-19.

Ham radio event June 24-25

Members of the Piatt County Ham Radio Club (“Picorams”) will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24-25 in the south side of the building at the Monticello Airport. The event is open to the public and runs from 12 p.m. Saturday, June 24 and runs through 12 p.m.

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