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Strong early voting in Monroe County

Monroe County is experiencing heavy early voter turnout ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said a total of 3,138...

I-255 project to be completed by Nov. 1

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced during a visit to the region Thursday that the Interstate 255 rehabilitation project will...

Candidates speak at forum

Election Day is Nov. 3, and candidates for races Monroe County residents can participate in took part in a candidates forum Wednesday night in...

Route 3 road work in Randolph County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Route 3 from First Street in Ruma north to the Monroe County line will be intermittently restricted...

Strong start to voting in Monroe County

Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean reported Saturday that there have been 837 early voters and 183 mail-in ballots turned in for the Nov. 3...

State offers guidance for safe Halloween during COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday issued guidance to help residents celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines include following the "Three...

Waterloo connecting its walkways

A loop of interconnected sidewalks and multi-use paths through Waterloo is moving closer to fruition. The Waterloo City Council last Tuesday night approved a task...

April 2021 election process starts

As November’s presidential election heats up, the April 2021 consolidated election process is beginning in Illinois.  Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said anyone interested in...

Monroe County reports new COVID death, at warning level again

With word spreading Monday afternoon of possible new restrictions being imposed due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. JB Pritzker's office assured that current mitigation...

New welcome signs for Waterloo

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved new welcome signs to replace existing ones at the four main entrances to town.  Cost of the...

Assessor explains property value increase

Despite many tax rates throughout Monroe County remaining steady or dropping slightly, many residents, particularly in Waterloo, may have been surprised by some of...

New I-255 interchange in process

Work is still progressing on the planned I-255 interchange in Dupo, though there is still not an estimate on when actual construction might begin.  Dupo...