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The WHOW Hometown Tour's final stop was in Monticello earlier this week and it put the spotlight on the Piatt County community that has a lot in common with a lot of other central Illinois communities.


Monticello City Administrator Terry Summers says there's a lot going on with city improvements, pointing to a streetscape project that is going on nearly three-years-old which will include upgrades to allow people to get from the downtown area to their swimming pool. He says the project is underway and should be done in time for Monticellobration in September.



Additionally, Summers says they are working to improve their public works campus. With improvements already complete, he indicates there is still more to come.



The Monticello City Council recently approved paving of a segment of their Sangamon Bike Trail. Summers says that will be wrapped up this year. 


The City's big project, the new waste-water treatment facility, a $14-million project, is going to be close to, if not complete and online, by the end of the year. 

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