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So what happens when you mix statutorily-limited caloric intake with kids undergoing a growth spurt?

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They didn’t have the money and they didn’t have much precedence to go on, but staff at the Piatt County Nursing Home saw enough of a need for an Alzheimer’s care unit that they found a way to make it happen 30 years ago.

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Monticello's planning and zoning board has recommended the city adopt a 12-month moratorium on the establishment of marijuana growers and retailers in town.

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The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company (CUTC) will present their Penguin Project production of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. at the Urbana High School (UHS) Cobb Auditorium on September 20 and 21 at 7 pm and September 22 at 2 pm.

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Collaboration has been building for the annual late-September celebrations in Monticello for years, but it seems to have hit a peak this year with “Make It Monticello,” which will feature everything from train rides to an Allerton Park concert Sept. 19-22.

Seth E. Floyd, the incumbent Piatt County Circuit Clerk, has officially announced his intent to run for re-election. Floyd took office in December after being elected in November 2018. His current term runs through Nov. 30, 2020.

Piatt County board members approved a special use permit request that will enable Piatt County Service Company to move one of its most dangerous operations out of the Monticello city limits.

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) on Sept. 11 announced a $5,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to eastern Illinois families. The funds will be used to help EIF alleviate hunger in its 18-county service area.

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Holly’s Country Canning is moving from a home-based business to a retail location at 1204 Bear Lane in Monticello. Owner Holly Miller was prompted to make the move due to the sales she has been seeing of her homemade jams, jellies, salsas and other tasty treats. The White Heath resident hope…

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A Fish Fry Friday will be held starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Monticello Community Building, 201 N State St.

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The state of Illinois is about to overhaul the way it provides health care to an estimated 74,000 of the state’s most vulnerable children and young adults, and the prospect of that is making many lawmakers and health care providers nervous.