For the first time this decade, Champaign County has fewer people than it did the year before. But the slight drop is nothing compared to the population plummets elsewhere in Illinois.

Cerro Gordo School Superintendent Brett Robinson spoke of the many changes and achievements on campus during the regularly scheduled school board meeting on April 17.

The Monticello Police Department is a local site for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 27.

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The Monticello Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on April 24, with 160 in attendance – a new record. Willow Tree Missions Executive Director Rachel LeJeune was named Piatt County Journal-Republican Citizen of the Year, while the 2018 Monticello High School football team was also ho…

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In a zoning-centric meeting, the Monticello city council on April 22 approved three requests along with appointing a new planning and zoning board member.

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Base bids for a majority of the Monticello school facilities project came in about 3.5 percent higher than expected, but due to the construction manager model being used on the project, it will be a couple of months before it is known how close the project is to the overall $33.2 million estimate.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday a slate of initiatives to increase vaccination rates statewide.

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The historic Old Levy Road Evergreen Allée at the South Entrance of Allerton Park (515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello) is getting a fresh start with help from some Friends of Allerton.

Celebrate spring and April’s Earth Day with a day of outdoor activities. The Macon County Conservation District and Decatur Audubon Society will hold the 38th Annual Festival of Spring and Sangamon River Clean-Up on Saturday, April 27 at Rock Springs Conservation Area.

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Samuel Olney may have only lived in Goose Creek Township for a few years, but he made a name for himself as one of the earliest settlers of Piatt County. He is also the only Revolutionary War veteran to be buried in the county and will be honored at a special ceremony at his Marquiss Cemeter…

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“Plaza Suite,” a comedy by Neil Simon, will be presented April 27 through May 5 at the Monticello Theatre Association theatre at 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.

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With the Legislature on spring break until April 30, advocacy groups are working to get their points across on topics such as cannabis legalization.