Politics and Government

Stoner appointed new Monticello mayor

Ward 1 Alderman Larry Stoner was appointed mayor of Monticello at Monday night's city council meeting. He fills the unexpired term of Chris Corrie, who resigned earlier this month due to ongoing struggles with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.

Gems from the archives: Bement thinks big

Authors at The Bement Register weren’t kidding when claiming to “have set our idea high” for the Piatt County community. Pictured here is an artists’ conception in the April 6, 1905 Register of what Bement could aspire to by 1910.

Tax cap fears prompting levy increases

Truth-in-Taxation hearings will be common in Piatt County next month as governmental entities prepare for the possibility of real estate property tax caps. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has pushed for tax caps as a condition for approving a 2015-16 fiscal year budget.

Former county board member not named to water authority board

An email statement that Piatt County Board Chairman Randy Keith took as a request for “quid pro quo” from former county board member Kathleen Piatt prompted him not to recommend her for a vacant seat on the Mahomet Valley Water Authority board.

Library breaks ground for new building

The Allerton Public Library board officially broke ground for its new library building, to be constructed on Green Apple Lane in Monticello.

Developer eyes Pepsin site

A Cincinnati-based development group is interested in constructing senior housing on the former Pepsin Syrup site located just west of the downtown square in Monticello.

Monticello mayor steps down

Chris Corrie has resigned as the Mayor of Monticello, citing “legitimate health reasons” due to ongoing struggles with chronic Lyme disease.

Sheriff in no hurry to build shooting range

Piatt County Sheriff David Hunt told the county board building and grounds committee this morning (Nov. 4) that he is in no hurry to build a shooting range on county-owned ground south of the county jail in Monticello.

D-W board hopes to fill vacancy in November

The DeLand-Weldon School District’s board of education is looking to fill a vacancy on the board.

Shooting range information released by Sheriff

A proposed shooting range near the Piatt County Safety Building (jail) would include 15-foot-high earthen safety barriers, noise abatement measures, and provide a larger safety zone than the City of Monticello range currently used by sheriff’s deputies, according to Sheriff David Hunt.

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