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City, county finances in limbo

Almost everyone, from individuals to businesses, have seen their finances affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the same is true for local...

Cities OK budgets in uncertain times

The Waterloo and Columbia city councils on Monday night approved budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal year despite an uncertain economic future due...

Unemployment skyrockets in county

One of the most devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is the toll it is taking on the workforce, with millions of...

Modified stay at home order extended; Monroe County coronavirus case count at 63

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a modified version of Illinois' stay at home order into late May.

Knobloch joins county board

Dennis Knobloch A familiar face has returned to Monroe County government. During its meeting last...

Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

Pictured is Garden Place Senior Living at 480 DD Road in Columbia.  A coronavirus outbreak at a senior...

County board hosts first virtual meeting

The Monroe County Board conducted its first-ever “virtual meeting” Monday in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Board...

Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

first-deathCaution tape surrounds playground equipment at William Zimmer Park on Rogers Street in Waterloo. Playgrounds are off limits as part of...

I-255 lane closure near Cahokia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the northbound right lane of I-255 at milepost 12.4 near Cahokia closed Friday and will...

Republic-Times wins state awards

The Republic-Times newspaper, covering Monroe County and surrounding areas for 130 years, was announced this week as...

I-255 lane closures near Cahokia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the northbound center and right lanes of Interstate 255 at milepost 12.4 in St. Clair...

Four coronavirus cases in Monroe County; 2 deaths in St. Clair County; 6 Randolph...

Pictured is the main entrance to the Monroe County Courthouse, which is now closed to the public. Monroe...
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