Latest: 10:04 pm, 10/20/14, Monday PIATT COUNTY -- A former school coach was formally charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
BEMENT -- A Piatt County town is trying to keep crime out of its park.
BEMENT -- Drugs and violence worry neighbors near Memorial Park. Now the village board wants to take it back from the people they say are making it unsafe.
BEMENT -- Some people in town want to use their golf carts to get around.
Latest: 4:42 pm, 5/6/14, Tuesday BEMENT -- Students will stay put.
BEMENT -- A science teacher's contract is not renewed, but it's not because of budget cuts.
PIATT COUNTY -- Police say three suspects are in custody in connection with robberies at area Subway Restaurants in Piatt and Macon counties.
BEMENT -- Police are investigating an armed robbery. It happened about 8 pm, Thursday, at the Subway.
BEMENT -- Most of Bement and Cerro Gordo sports are combined, but a recent recommendation might put both high schools under one roof as well.
PIATT COUNTY -- A teen accused of a hit-and-run was sentenced to 180 days in jail, four years probation and $40,500 in restitution.
BEMENT -- Piatt County authorities are investigating a robbery at knife-point.
BEMENT -- People don't think twice before flipping a light switch these days.
BEMENT -- It's a celebration for a 100-year old business.
BEMENT -- The village is the latest community to allow chickens to be raised within city limits.
BEMENT -- A student food drive is helping stock pantry shelves.
BEMENT -- School district officials are talking about beefing up security.
Update: 4:50 pm, 11/12/13, Tuesday BEMENT -- A Piatt County community has donated hundreds of pounds of food for the hungry.
BEMENT -- A mom is paying it forward.
Update: 6:17 pm, 10/1/13, Tuesday BEMENT -- There's a new sense of safety for people here because a familiar face is coming back to town.
BEMENT -- Hundreds came out to lay a farmer to rest.
Update: 6:05 pm, 9/9/13, Monday BEMENT -- The Piatt County Sheriff's Office is still searching for a missing man.
BEMENT -- Schools were on a soft lock-down Friday morning.
BEMENT -- It may have been just another Tuesday for you, but for people here, it was a date to celebrate.
PIATT COUNTY -- Officials think they've caught the teens behind a string of burglaries.
BEMENT -- Some voters were turned away from polling places after they ran out of ballots.
RIDGE FARM -- The village community in Vermilion County is one of several banning fireworks.
Village leaders in Bement are trying to shut down their police department. But the process is taking longer than expected.
BEMENT -- The town's only police officer is out of a job.
Update: 4:00 pm, 5/1/12
BEMENT -- Two male juveniles were taken into custody on suspicion of recent vandalism.