DeLand-Weldon Superintendent Amanda Geary told the board the district is in the final 10 percent of its facilities project construction at the monthly meeting on Aug. 21.


Alicia Magsamen’s six-year, on-again off-again search for a location to operate a daycare has finally come to fruition, as her and husband Jaron Magsamen have become the new owners of Ducky Daycare in Monticello.

Illinois Farm Bureau members, staff and agriculture industry professionals are invited to attend the 2019 Farm Income and Innovation Conference, to be held July 30-31, 2019 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

From street work to development of the former Pepsin Syrup site, City of Monticello staff hope a business district sales tax will help fund a myriad of improvements over the next 23 years or so.

One of the nation’s leading credit rating agencies said Monday adopting a graduated income tax system in Illinois probably would provide some much-needed revenue, but whether state’s credit rating would be improved depends on how the state uses the new money.

The Monticello City Council approved all agenda items during its regular meeting March 11 at the Municipal Building. All council members except Tom Reed and Jeremy Jones were present.


A local program that last year started giving rides to senior citizens on special Duet bicycles is so flush with volunteers that organizers are looking for more riders in 2019.

The Piatt County nursing home committee has reversed a ruling made last July to forgive about $217,000 the facility owned in property taxes to county coffers.

The first bid has been approved for the Monticello school district’s $33.2 million building project. The school board approved $225,000 in asbestos abatement bids on March 14, a precursor to new construction at the high school/Washington Elementary campus that will begin this fall.

For the second time in four months, the Piatt County board has voted down a request from a rural White Heath landowner to split his 6.4-acre parcel and sell off a 2.4-acre piece as a homesite.

Champaign developer and Monticello native Spencer Atkins has a tentative plan in mind as he remodels the Moore Building across from the Piatt County Courthouse.But when one discovers things like original marble floors, one becomes flexible.

Piatt County’s Zoning Board of Appeals last week voted down a White Heath area man’s second attempt to break off and sell a 2.4 acre portion of his property and sell it as a homesite.