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2020 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Piatt County?

There were 10 offenders released on parole during 2020 that live in Piatt County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Chambana Sun. The data shows all of the released offenders in Piatt County were men. Of the parolees, one was a veteran, and the median age was 39. The youngest parolee was a 27-year-old man convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2019, and the oldest was a 56-year-old man convicted of a property crime in 2005.
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Piatt County welcomes new sheriff

PIATT COUNTY, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) — Piatt County has selected its next sheriff. Lt. Mark Vogel-Zang will be taking over for retiring Sheriff David Hunt. Hunt has been with the Piatt County Sheriff's Office since he was elected in 2010. Vogel-Zang is currently with the Champaign Police Department. He will take...
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Q4 2020 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Piatt County?

There were two offenders released on parole during the fourth quarter of 2020 that live in Piatt County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Chambana Sun. The data shows that both of the released offenders in Piatt County were men. The younger parolee was a 27-year-old man...
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Urbana man charged with aggravated DUI in fatal Piatt County crash

MONTICELLO — An Urbana man accused of causing the death of a Weldon man while allegedly driving drunk last year near Lodge is now in the Piatt County Jail awaiting trial. Justin D. Slade, 35, whose last known address was in the 100 block of North Lynn Street, was arraigned Thursday by Piatt County Judge Dana Rhoades on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.
Champaign County, ILThe News-Gazette

Wednesday's vaccination updates: Champaign County active cases fall to lowest point in 344 days; Piatt becomes first area county with 7-day positivity rate of 0.0%

Jeff D'Alessio is editor of The News-Gazette. His email is jdalessio@news-gazette.com. With no reported cases for the seven-day stretch that ended Sunday, Piatt became the first area county with a seven-day positivity rate of 0.0 percent, according to Wednesday's IDPH data. The state's formula for calculating positivity rates includes a...
Piatt County, ILWAND TV

Piatt County board approves new sheriff

MONTICELLO, Ill. (WAND)- A current lieutenant of the Champaign Police Department, Mark Vogelzang, will be taking over the role as Piatt County sheriff from retiring David Hunt. Vogelzang will start his duties in July and finish out Hunt's term that runs throughout November 2022. According to The News Gazette, Vogelzang...
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Home sales in Piatt County, May 30-June 5, 2021

According to BlockShopper.com, there were five reported residential sales in Piatt County for the week of May 30-June 5, 2021. The median sale price was $170,000 and the median property tax bill was $2,114 for the previous twelve months. Monticello. $193,500. Property Tax (2019): $2,140.82. Effective Property Tax Rate: 1.11%
Piatt County, ILThe News-Gazette

Letter to the Editor | What happened to paperwork?

In May 2020, misdemeanor charges of Open Meetings Act violations were brought against five Piatt County board members by then-State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades and Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Dobson. These charges alleged that the disconnection of a Piatt County Board online all for an executive session violated the Illinois Open...
Monticello, ILfordcountyrecord.com

State Senator concerned about local Secretary of State office complaints

MONTICELLO — Area Illinois Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) is encouraging Piatt County citizens to contact his office if they continue to experience lengthy waits at the Secretary of State facility in Monticello. Of particular concern to the legislator are stories of elderly and disabled people waiting two hours and more...
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Top 10 Piatt County home sales for November 2020

These are the top 10 home sales for Piatt County in November 2020, according to BlockShopper.com. In November 2020, there were 18 homes sold, with a median home sale price of $160,000 in Piatt County. Top 10 home sales in Piatt County for November 2020. BuyerCityAddressSale Price. Richard M. and...
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Piatt County Facing Federal Law suit - Complaint exposes unaccounted for Federal and State grant funding of $292,000.00 and much more

Piatt County appears to be leading the charge in ensuring Illinois stays on the top three list of most corrupt states in the nation. A recent Federal Court filing by Michael Holmes, former County Emergency Management Agency Director of Piatt County lays out some very disturbing claims that should concern every taxpayer in Piatt County, and hopefully get the attention of Federal Law Enforcement agencies.