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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) has announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has awarded Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grants totaling $442,759.48 to four fire depar…

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Seven new cases of COVID-19, ranging from a 13-year-old in Bement to an 80-year-old in Monticello, were reported in Piatt County on Thursday and Friday (Aug. 6-7). That brings the total positive tests in Piatt County since early April to 56, with no hospitalizations or deaths.

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An Illinois appeals court has upheld the 2017 murder conviction of Gregory J. Houser, who was found guilty and sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 1990 murder of his estranged wife Sheryl Houser in their rural Mansfield home.

Apex Clean Energy has awarded its fourth round of grants within Piatt County as part of the Goose Creek Wind Community Grant Program. These funds are allocated to support programs that serve the community through economic development, environmental sustainability, education, and health and r…

The Piatt County Emergency Management Agency would like to make local taxing bodies, nonprofits and religious organizations aware of the opportunity to recoup funds spent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds spent on overtime costs, personal protective equipment (PPE), testing supplies/equipm…

It is officially a two-way race on the November ballot for the upcoming Sixth Judicial Court Judge opening in Piatt County.

Since the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announced on July 29 its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year, athletic directors and coaches from all over Illinois have been scrambling to implement new guidelines.