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The WHOW Hometown Tour made its final stop Tuesday morning in Piatt County at Monticello City Hall.

 

Local leaders talked about the latest happenings in the central Illinois city including Monticello athletic director Dan Sheehan who says the community, and the students, are still riding high from a 3A football state title Thanksgiving weekend at the University of Illinois.

 

 

The city received unfortunate news last week when it was announced they would be losing their ShopCo is closing down. Business Development Director Callie McFarland believes there was not much the city could have done about the loss of the chain which has been announcing closures all over the country.

 

 

Monticello Police Chief John Carter reminds area residents Monticello is an additional resource to dispose of those unwanted or unused prescription drugs. The 'Drug Take Back' initiative seeks to give communities a safe outlet to dispose of prescription drugs so they don't end up in the wrong hands.

 

 

Monticello City Administrator, Terry Summers indicates a lot is happening from the city's perspective. He explains they will be welcoming new alderman to the city council this year. 

 

 

There was plenty more talked about during the WHOW Hometown Tour's stop in Monticello Tuesday morning. Hear more in the coming days on Regional Radio News. 

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