Jerry Douglas debuting new album at Allerton concert

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

New alderman named to city council

The Monticello city council has a new alderman. Ian Clark, 39, has been appointed to the position vacated by the death of Lyle Murdock on June 15. The appointment was made by Mayor Larry Stoner at Monday’s city council meeting, and after unanimous ratification by the city council Clark was officially seated.

Henricks announces run for representative

Cerro Gordo's school board president announced Thursday he would run for representative of Illinois' 101st District.

Todd Henricks, a five-term school board member, will vie for the seat currently held by Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth), who has opted not to run again in 2018. Henricks, 61, will run in the Republican primary.

JC Wilkin a party chair at Boys State

By definition, American Legion Boys State is designed to give instruction on how local and state government works, but participants at Eastern Illinois University couldn’t help poking a bit of fun at the political landscape when they gathered earlier this summer.

Pavilion added at Cerro Gordo veterans memorial

Cerro Gordo’s Veterans Memorial Park continues to take shape. With seven flags representing the United States and its military branches erected last year at Griswold pond, the most recent addition is a pavilion that was completed on July 28 by Graber Buildings of Sullivan.

Mitchell to retire from General Assembly

State Rep. Bill Mitchell, a member of the Illinois House since 1999 and an assistant Republican leader in the chamber, said on Aug. 3 he will not run for re-election in 2018.

Mitchell said he had decided last year, during his last political campaign, that he would not run again.

New city staff welcomed

The City of Monticello recently welcomed two new staff members.

Annual Monticello St. Jude run is Aug. 4-5

Four years into organizing the annual Monticello to Peoria run for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, organizer Tricia Shaw has things running like a well-oiled machine.

MHS Hall of Fame inductees announced

Monticello High School has announced the names of the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees. David Randall and Brenda Scheuermann will be recognized as a part of the annual Homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 6.

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.

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