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  • New year, new laws

    On Jan. 1, a number of new laws took effect for Illinois residents and employees. Two firearm laws top the  list:  A 72-hour waiting period will be implemented for all firearms, to Illinois and non-Illinois residents alike,...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Motion to dismiss Coleman petition

    In what may finally bring the murder conviction of Chris Coleman to a close, Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann filed a motion last week to dismiss a post conviction petition filed in April on Coleman’s behalf....

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Columbia traffic tickets to go electronic

    The Columbia City Council on Monday agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Monroe County Circuit Clerk’s office to implement digiTicket in CPD cars. The two will share the cost of installing an electronic system in...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • County OKs budget; seats new officials

    In its last official action of the current fiscal year, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved the 2019 budget Friday. The $17.6 million budget represents an increase of about 9 percent over fiscal year 2018. But...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Columbia development taking off

    Doctors’ offices and a warehouse expansion are among developments in the works for the city of Columbia. Mercy Clinic Family Medicine will be located at 1019 Valmeyer Road. It will be a primary care physicians’ office at...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Missing woman found near Stemler Cave

    Columbia Fire Department responded about 5:55 p.m. Sunday to a report of a missing woman and her three dogs in the woods of Stemler Cave Woods Nature Preserve in the CFD coverage area of St. Clair County....

    • Posted November 4, 2018
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  • Traffic light timing change on Columbia’s Route 3

    The Columbia Police Department, led by Chief Jerry Paul, has been on a mission to curb and combat traffic crashes on the Route 3 corridor.  They received what they hope will be a major boost from the...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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  • IDOT to change Columbia’s Route 3 traffic lights

    The Illinois Department of Transportation said Friday it has completed its Signal Coordination and Timing Study along the Route 3 corridor in Columbia and is ready to implement changes to the traffic lights. Now that the SCAT...

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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  • Budnick expansion ready to begin

    Construction plans for Budnick Converting’s business expansion in Columbia were announced this week. Budnick Converting, located at 200 Weinel Boulevard, specializes in converting adhesive coated tapes, foams, films, foils, and other specialty materials for hundreds of clients,...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Fire damages mobile home in Waterloo

    Waterloo Fire Department volunteers responded at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a fire at 601 Morrison Avenue with all occupants out of the residence. Upon arrival, responders found flames showing from the front of a...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • Changes to recycling coming to county

    Recycling is one of the easiest things that can be done on a daily basis to “save the environment.”  It’s not even necessary to leave the house to make an impact. But changes to recycling from an...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Search for suicidal man ends peacefully

    A search for a reportedly suicidal man with a gun headed in his vehicle for the scrub under the JB Bridge ended peacefully early Sunday afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a woman called 911 to report...

    • Posted September 30, 2018
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