The City of Monticello has commissioned a firm to draft a master plan for Robert C. Burke Memorial Park, a six-acre recreation area around the Monticello Family Aquatic Center that currently includes basketball and tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and playground.

Allerton Public Library is not taking any appointments at this time for AARP Tax Preparation Services. The AARP representatives and library staff are still evaluating how to provide a safe environment for both the AARP Volunteers and the citizens.

Sheila Greenwood says her upcoming retirement as the Bement school superintendent is not an end to her lifelong book, but the beginning of a new chapter yet to be written.

The communities where Exelon Generation employees live and work will receive more than $4.4 million to support critical needs, thanks to the nuclear power plant employees and the Exelon Foundation. The nuclear power plant employees pledged more than $2.9 million to over 2,000 different chari…

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A COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic for Piatt County school staff members on Jan. 22 will be a good test for future efforts in vaccinating other segments of the population, according to the local health department.

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Residents and staff at the Piatt County Nursing Home began receiving their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning. Walgreens administered the vaccine.

The Piatt County board approved a 625-foot tower tip height limit for wind turbines at its meeting Wednesday, but sent shadow flicker recommendations back to its zoning board of appeals for further consideration.

E-mail, snail mail and bills have been piling up for Piatt County’s Emergency Management Agency since director Mike Holmes went on sick leave Sept. 30. Backlogged work prompted the Piatt County board to appoint sheriff David Hunt as interim EMA director in November.

A water leak that damaged the Piatt County board meeting room may eventually allow the space to be more flexible after a necessary remodel.