Politics and Government

PIATTRAN considering Saturday service

Piatt County Public Transportation is pondering the idea of adding Saturday service.

If the agency receives its full funding amount of $666,836.00, transportation officials are looking forward to implementing a pilot program for Saturday service.


Mahrt digging in as administrator

One word comes up often when you ask new Monticello City Administrator Bob Mahrt about his first few weeks in town.

Impressed.


Permits approved for brewpub proposal

Monticello aldermen on Monday approved a pair of special use permits needed for a brewpub/restaurant to locate in the United Methodist Church building at 212 S. Independence St. Church members will soon move to a new building.


Gabby's Law approved by state Senate

Tony and Liz Galbo of Monticello had just received a standing ovation from the Illinois Senate and were dabbing tears in the Senate gallery after passage of a bill known as “Gabby’s Law,” named in honor of the young daughter taken from them in May 2012.


State says it overpaid CPPRT funds

Piatt County taxing bodies will likely have to pay back a total of $1.4 million on Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax revenues after the state revealed last week that it had distributed too much CPPRT for the last two years.


Permits for brewpub endorsed

Monarch Brewing Company owner Matt Miller told the Monticello Planning and Zoning Board Monday that he wants to place a restaurant and small brewery in the current Monticello United Methodist Church building, which he intends to purchase.

“We are shooting for an upscale restaurant,” said Miller, “maybe along the lines of Destihl in Champaign or J.T. Walker’s in Mahomet.”


DeLand discusses animal control issues

Keeping dogs on leashes and in yards was the main topic discussed at a recent DeLand village board meeting.

A few residents attended the April 4 meeting to voice their concerns about several dogs who have been out of their yards barking, rushing at and growling at residents while they are out walking.


Library shelving bid comes in under budget

Allerton Library Director Lisa Winters admits to being a little concerned when the first shelving bid she opened for the new library building blew away the anticipated budget.


Bootcamp grant winner announced

The City of Monticello and Monticello Main Street are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Spring Bootcamp Program, Monarch Brewing Company, LLC.


Life saving awards handed out at council session

The two men who pulled a youth out of burning truck two weeks ago were given citizen life saving awards at Monday’s Monticello city council meeting.


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