A pair of researchers say wind energy is an economic boon to rural economies, and that a majority of concerns raised by detractors are being addressed with better technology as more turbines are being manufactured.
The Blue Ridge school board and its employees union made progress at a negotiating session Oct. 9, but still remain about 1.5 percent apart on salary increases for the district’s 110 teachers and support personnel.
Monticello’s $35 million school construction effort is not only upgrading the high school and Washington Elementary campus, but is serving as an outdoor classroom for grade and high schoolers alike.
The Bement village board has scheduled a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 to hear testimony on whether to allow recreational marijuana sales in the village when it becomes legal in Illinois on Jan. 1.
Cerro Gordo School Superintendent Brett Robinson took time at the Sept. 18 school board meeting to thank village government for helping provide parking during local high school football games.
For months now the Cerro Gordo village board has reviewed and revised its plan for their upcoming water project. The forgiveness was originally set at 75 percent, so the original plan’s projected costs were $1.9 million.
Three years after the new Allerton Public Library building opened up on the west side of Monticello, one final installation officially completes the structure.
Twilia Mackey, a resident of Monticello, began the celebration of her one hundred and third birthday on Oct. 2 with a gathering at the local McDonald’s. That was just the beginning of many other celebrations to come with family and friends during the week.
Citing what they saw as limited progress in the most recent negotiating session, the Blue Ridge Federation of Teachers voted Sunday to authorize a possible strike.
Sterigenics, a medical supply sterilization company linked to increased cancer risk in the DuPage County area, said Monday, Sept. 30, it plans to “exit its ethylene oxide sterilization operations in Willowbrook.”
Maple Point Supportive Living located at 1000 N. Union Dr. in Monticello will be hosting an informational seminar regarding Medicare Open Enrollment at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Wednesday October 9.