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70 firefighters from four counties battle house fire in Monticello
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — Approximately 70 firefighters were needed from across Central Illinois over the weekend to battle a large house fire near Monticello Sunday afternoon. The fire happened on Lampert Lane around 12:05 p.m. Officials with the Mid-Piatt Fire Protection District said the fire started in a crawl space and by the time firefighters […]
Central Illinois fire crews battle persistent Monticello blaze, No injuries reported
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WRSP) — Fire crews from across central Illinois worked to put out a fire on Lampert Lane in Monticello that had been going on since about 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Multiple agencies were on the scene, including Bondville, Clinton, and Maroa. Trucks could be seen bringing water...
The Cisco Grain Elevator: A Symbol of Agricultural Heritage in Piatt County
In the quaint village of Cisco, Illinois, the majestic Cisco Grain Elevator rises above the horizon, a testament to the enduring agricultural heritage of Piatt County. With a modest population of just over 250 residents, this landmark serves as a daily reminder of the village's rich agricultural history. Its towering presence is more than a utilitarian grain storage facility; it is a proud symbol of the community's connection to farming and a nod to the Midwest's grain storage and farming history.
Where History Meets Haunting: The Ghostly Lore of Dalton City Cemetery
Dalton City Cemetery, or West Hill, nestled in the heart of Georgia, is a place where history and the supernatural collide. Established during the tumultuous times of the Civil War, it serves as the final resting place for hundreds of soldiers, with a granite Memorial Wall commemorating the fallen. But the cemetery is known for more than its historical significance; it is the epicenter of local legends, with tales of spectral figures, including the lady in white, and unexplained occurrences that have cemented its haunted reputation.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church: A Century of Faith and Community in Ivesdale
In the quaint village of Ivesdale, Illinois, St. Joseph's Catholic Church is more than a mere structure; it is a living heart of the community. Since its cornerstone was laid in 1894, the church has stood as a testament to the town's enduring faith and heritage. Celebrating over a century of history, St. Joseph's replaced the original wooden church from 1869, showcasing an architectural splendor with its twin towers and Italian-imported stained glass windows. It remains a focal point for those interested in the rich tapestry of local history and architectural beauty.
Culinary Expedition in Monticello: Top 3 Traditional American Dishes You Can't Miss
This piece delves into the exploration of three quintessential American dishes native to Monticello. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If your answer is yes, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Piatt County Residents Invited to 'Foodmobile' Program by Eastern Illinois Foodbank
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank has launched a 'Foodmobile' program to aid families in Piatt County who are experiencing food insecurity. The Foodmobile is set to distribute food throughout the county on December 20, 2023, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Details about distribution sites and times can be found through a link provided by the Foodbank.
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Echoes of Progress: La Place's Historic Train Depot and America's Railway Heritage
Step back in time at La Place's historic train depot, a cherished landmark embodying the town's vibrant history and its connection to the transformative power of the railroads. Once a vital hub for the Illinois Central Railroad, the depot captivated with the symphony of steam whistles and the rhythm of train wheels. Today, its well-preserved architecture and historical exhibits allow visitors to immerse themselves in the echoes of a bygone era.
One hurt after early evening shooting in Decatur
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — One man was hurt after a shooting Saturday evening in Decatur. Police were called out just after 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Van Dyke St. and View St. Police tell WAND News a 20 year old male was shot and taken to the hospital...
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Nestled in the scenic vistas of Grant County, Oregon, the small town of Long Creek stands as a testament to the strength of America's demographic diversity. Despite its modest population of approximately 178 people, Long Creek is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, with a demographic composition that includes White Non-Hispanic, individuals of multiple races, and smaller representations from other racial backgrounds. The linguistic fabric is predominantly English, yet it is enriched by other Indo-European languages, painting a picture of a community that values its cultural heritage while embracing its diversity.
Cold November weather moves in after first light snow
(WAND) - Very cold weather for November moves in after our first light snow event. Skies will become mostly sunny today and Tuesday, but it'll be unseasonably cold. Highs today and Tuesday will only top out around freezing (32°). Overnight lows tonight will fall into the teens. However, it'll...
These decatur, IL based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
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MSHS basketball picks up first win of the season over Cahokia
Jackson Bohm tallied 21 points on Saturday (Nov. 25) as the Mahomet-Seymour boys’ basketball team registered its first win of the season, 77-52, over Cahokia in the seventh-place game of the Lincoln Eaton Tournament. Bohm made all seven of the shots he attempted from the field. For the Bulldogs,...
Central Illinois snow, rain expected to continue through afternoon
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Bement getting into the Christmas spirit with weekend tree lighting
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Unveiling the Charm of Decatur: A Comprehensive Overview of Macon County's Hidden Treasure
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Forsyth annual tree lighting ceremony
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The 10 least expensive urban areas for physicians
Decatur, Ill., is the urban area with the lowest cost of living, according to a Nov. 21 report from the Council for Community and Economic Research. The Cost of Living Index, which analyzes 269 urban areas and is published quarterly, measures the cost of consumer goods and services in different regions — including housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, healthcare, and goods and services.