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Area plot 'best' for pot
A Chicago company wants to put a medical marijuana cultivation center on 23 acres of land in Monticello that it already has under contract.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Future of Allerton Park to be discussed Wednesday
An area state senator said a more-than-a-century-old landmark in Piatt County has fallen into disrepair and needs to be restored to its original glory.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Some Illinois schools closing early in heat
Schools in some central Illinois towns will close early as high heat and humidity continue to linger across the state.
Heat prompts area schools to close early
A fan blows a slight breeze on students on Aug. 22, 2013, in Lindsay Polarek's geometry class at Central High School in Champaign.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Monticello resurfacing project to get underway
Contractors will start a resurfacing project on Illinois Route 105 through Monticello on Monday.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
New library in Monticello could be finished by end of 2015
A new, 12,350-square-foot Allerton Public Library building could be constructed by the end of next year, according to an architect who presented the first preliminary site plan to the library board.
Time for 'huge decision' on new high school in Monticello
In his 11 years on the Monticello school board, Jim Dahl has seen some big votes - from budget cuts to the hiring of a superintendent.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Monticello looking into medical-marijuana ordinance
Like many area governmental entities, the city is making sure it is ready if a medical-marijuana cultivation center decides to locate there.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Monticello board to decide on 2 ballot questions
After nearly three years of research, the school board will decide Aug. 14 whether to ask voters to help fund construction of a new high school.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
On the money, July 30, 2014
Amount former Rantoul Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl says he is owed for sick days accrued.
Back to school means back-to-school physicals, too
Chris Burton, center right, 17, an incoming junior, greets Skully, a student relations services staffer with Urbana Middle School, during the first day of an all-in-one registration at Urbana Middle School in Urbana on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.