Racing action is set to return this coming Friday and Saturday, June 12-13 to a pair of Central Illinois tracks. Lincoln Speedway, located in Lincoln, will open the 2020 season on Friday night, while Macon Speedway, located in Macon will open up on Saturday evening. Both tracks will use extr…

In late January, when Monticello activities director Daniel Sheehan and football coach Cullen Welter heard that St. Thomas More would no longer be fielding a team, they had to scramble to fill the open slot on the schedule.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their April meeting via a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21, where the Board of Directors announced its decision to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments. The decision to cancel the spring state tournaments co…

The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) has made the decision to cancel all remaining state series activities. A telephone conference call was held on Friday, April 3, with the IESA Board of Directors at which time the final decision was made.


When the University of South Carolina Aiken announced closing campus because of the coronavirus epidemic, Monticello graduate Mia Maupin had to make a quick decision about where she would live for the next three weeks.

With the current stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, test-and-tune events scheduled for this weekend at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway have been canceled. The tests were set for Saturday, March 28 at Macon Speedway and Sunday, March 29 at Lincoln Speedway.

On a recent Saturday night, the lights were turned off after the last game in the 45 year history of boys basketball in Robert and Dorothy Miller Gym in Monticello.


A scorching 62 percent shooting percentage in the first half helped propel the Monticello High School boys' basketball team to a dominating 50-22 win over Clinton in the initial round of the Riverton regional on Monday night.

After a tight first half, the Monticello High School boys' basketball squad outscored Unity 34-19 in the final two quarters to capture a road win at Tolono on Monday (Feb. 18).

Area high school girls' basketball teams will hit the court for post-season action next week. Here is the when and where they will begin their regional journeys.