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  • Gaming revenue rolling in

    Five years on from the passage of the Illinois Video Gaming Act, Illinois municipalities and county boards that passed ordinances approving gaming are seeing funds steadily on the rise.  Waterloo, Columbia and Monroe County all allow video...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Columbia OKs gaming restrictions

    The Columbia City Council at last week’s regular meeting approved changes to the liquor code that will essentially prohibit gaming parlors from opening within city limits and gas stations from installing slot machines. Only the state can...

    • Posted January 25, 2018
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  • Columbia considers gaming restrictions

    The Columbia City Council Committee of the Whole on Monday night put the finishing touches on proposed revisions to the city’s liquor code that will provide some restrictions on video gaming if passed. The intent of the...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Boil order lifted in area

    A boil order for Illinois American Water customers in Columbia and Waterloo in Monroe County and Millstadt and much of St. Clair County was lifted early Friday afternoon. Illinois American Water said the continuous cold weather this...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Columbia discusses gambling

    Video gaming and raffle licenses topped the list of agenda items during a Columbia City Council Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night. As video gaming gains popularity in Illinois, the council is looking at its current...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Waterloo Santa Float set to sail Dec. 16-23

    The Santa Float is again getting ready to  make its way through the streets of Waterloo, bringing gifts and glad Christmas tidings to all. However, there are a few changes to the tradition, which stretches back nearly 15...

    • Posted December 5, 2017
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  • Columbia welcomes new EMS director

    Kim Lamprecht may have only recently taken the helm of  Columbia Emergency Medical Services as ambulance director, but her to-do list is growing every day. “I’m excited,” Lamprecht said of the initiatives she has planned for the...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Small fire at old Waterloo fire station

    Waterloo firefighters were called to a fire inside the old Waterloo Fire Department station on North Main Street about 7 p.m. Monday. The station is currently housing a House of Neighborly Service book sale, along with Santa’s...

    • Posted November 27, 2017
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  • Columbia addresses pot, staffing

    The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved an intergovernmental agreement that allows city police officers to enforce the county’s new ordinance setting fines for minor marijuana possession under the state of Illinois’ Cannabis Control act that...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Theft from Small Town Style in Waterloo

    Two women seen on surveillance allegedly stealing nearly $200 in merchandise Tuesday evening from Small Town Style Boutique in Waterloo have been identified, according to owner Kimberly Luke. Waterloo police are investigating the incident. Luke posted on...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Soccer teams rev engines for regionals

    Waterloo, Gibault and Columbia all seem to be playing their best soccer at the right time as regional play begins next week. The Bulldogs have won four straight, including 3-0 victories over Mascoutah and Highland last week...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Columbia talks drones, dope

    Columbia Police Chief Jerry Paul addressed the Columbia City Council Committee of the Whole on Monday night with requests to change the way local law enforcement handles both minor marijuana offenses and drones. In response to recent...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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