Two Monticello attorneys are on the ballot for the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Residing Piatt County judge on the Nov. 3 ballot. Longtime Piatt County State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades won the Republican primary in March, and will be challenged by new party candidate Suzanne Wells, who is on the ba…


Allerton Park and Retreat Center was one of the first entities to reopen some of its facilities after the pandemic shutdown in March, allowing people much-needed access to the southside trails by May. The formal gardens were opened shortly after, but it took until recently for weddings to re…

Dove invites the public to a Candlelighting Ceremony which takes place in October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. outside of the First Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter Street, Monticello.

A judge appointed to preside over the forgery and official misconduct case of Piatt County Board Chairman Ray Spencer has ruled against two interested parties who wanted to intervene.

A light agenda and a sparse crowd attended 2020’s only in-person evening meeting so far of the Piatt County board on Oct. 14. Two 7 p.m. meetings were scheduled for this year, but the first one was remote only due to the pandemic

Progress on the cleaning clogged pipes in a hot water heating system in the Piatt County Courthouse continues, with maintenance personnel saying all but two areas should be fixed in time for winter.

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The Monticello Railway Museum has officially announced that this year’s Polar Express event has been cancelled for 2020.

The City of Monticello has again partnered with Cub Scout Pack 122 on the annual Scouting for Food city-wide food drive. Cub Scouts and volunteers have put bags out on doors this past weekend as a friendly reminder to donate.