Politics and Government

Bryant Cottage could be added to national register

The Bryant Cottage State Historic Site will be considered for addition to the National Register of Historic Places when the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council meets at 10:30 a.m.


County to codify its ordinances

The Piatt County board will codify its ordinances and also be on the lookout for non-compliant pools in non-incorporated areas of the county.


Multi-term alderman passes away

Monticello Mayor Larry Stoner said he will miss his frank talks with Ward III Alderman Lyle Murdock, who died last


Habitat, city help rehab Walnut Street

Frank Weddle, now 70, would rather remember the North Walnut Street neighborhood of his youth, when kids played outside until darkness fell and homeowners of the two-block street felt like their own little family.


Summer work scheduled at Bement schools

Summer renovation and maintenance work is set to begin on the Bement school campus as part of $2.8 million of building upgrades.


Davis talks about ball field shooting

Republican U.S. Rep.


I-Cash session in Monticello June 14

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ staff is partnering with Piatt County Treasurer Tim Pankau to reunite citizens with unclaimed property through the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash program at the Piatt County Court House in Monticello on Wednesday, June 14.


Sage Meadows moves forward

The final plat for the proposed 104-unit Sage Meadows subdivision in Monticello was approved by the city council on Monday.

Next is for current land owner Kirby Medical Center to close on a sale of the 32 acres of property to developer Rave Homes.


Rentals on the rise at Community Building

The latest phase in the varied life of the Monticello Community Building is slowly rounding into shape. When the structure was completed in 1897 at a cost of $18,000, it housed a small library in what is now the Garden Room, while the remainder of the building was used as an opera house.


City administrator contract approved

The contract of Monti-cello City Administrator Terry Summers places an emphasis on him earning a master’s degree.


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