Teachers aren’t the only profession in demand in Illinois. There is also a shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants and Registered Nurses, and the Piatt County Nursing Home will likely implement incentives to attract and keep them.

Expiration dates for all of the Cerro Gordo-Bement cooperative sports contracts should now be the same, thanks to a request by the Illinois High School Association to sync them with the two-year class assignments that start for football in 2021.


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.

The Piatt County board’s building and grounds committee has approved a $1,680 purchase to renew expired software for county board members, but a more extensive countywide upgrade proposed last summer is still in the discussion stages.

The who, what and how much Piatt County Office Building tenants pay for space was discussed by the county board building and grounds committee, which met for a second time last week on Friday to update a map of current occupants in the county-owned building.

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.

State Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) launched what he hopes will begin a series of presentations on the House Floor to highlight some of the financial challenges facing Illinois.

The new $15 per hour state minimum wage law would increase the payroll of the Piatt County Nursing Home by a minimum of $28,000 per month if it was implemented immediately.Illinois employers will see about $1 per year increases in order go from the current $8.25 per hour minimum to a $15 req…

The last flight has landed at current site of the Monticello airport, but a local group still hopes the facility can be relocated to a new location.

Piatt County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.