The Bement school board on Jan. 8 heard an update on new county-wide therapy services that have been added in three county school districts, thanks to a partnership between Kirby Medical Center, the Piatt County Mental Health Department and the DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department.
Monticello attorney Steve Thomas has shown in the past he is not beholden to a particular political party, having run for various offices on both Democratic and Republican ballots.
Area State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) has joined his Republican colleagues in the House to demand answers regarding the critical errors made by the Office of Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) registering 545 non-citizens to vote in Illinois. Caulkins supports an immediate legisl…
April Rothenbach has learned plenty about Abraham Lincoln and the Bement-based Bryant family in her first five months as the site interpretive coordinator at the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site.
Monticello Fire and Rescue has a new chief. The city council voted unanimously on Jan. 13 to appoint longtime firefighter and previous assistant chief John Rupkey to the post.
An Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor has ruled that the Piatt County board’s 9 a.m. meeting times are not in violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
When constructed in 1966, a girls-only gymnasium made sense for Monticello High School. But with coed classes being the norm for decades, a new use – instead of as overflow physical education and practice space – has been on the mind of administrators for several years.
A Bement man with a history of binge drinking combined with driving was sentenced Jan. 16 to three years in prison for his latest conviction for driving under the influence.
The Piatt County board's nursing home committee voted unanimously on Thursday to reinstate its director at the Maple Point Supportive Living facility.
Piatt County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair Sheila Maloney is calling on County Board Chairman Ray Spencer to resign, following his Jan. 13 indictment on four Class 3 felony charges.
Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. Join University of Illinois Extension in Piatt County this February during American Heart Month for Eating for your Heart, a class that will give your whole family the tools to eat healthy.
Piatt County Board Chairman Ray Spencer was issued a warrant for his arrest Monday after being indicted by a Piatt County grand jury on four charges: two counts of official misconduct and two counts of forgery, all Class 3 felonies.
At a special Piatt County board building and grounds committee meeting on Jan. 7, members voted 3-0 to recommend the county issue debt certificates to fund an $85,000 fix for the public safety building heating and cooling system.
It was onward and upward for the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in 2019, which continues to implement improvements outlined when its master plan was adopted in 2015.