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Monday, November 30, 2020

Tax bill breakdown

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed much of the world down, but Monroe County residents should actually receive their real estate tax bills about two...

Evening lane closures on I-255 in Columbia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced nighttime lane closures will occur on southbound I-255 from two miles north of Exit 6 in Columbia to...

No reprieve from virus

Monroe County has recorded 41 new coronavirus cases in the past nine days, bringing the county’s overall total to 232 cases and 13 deaths...

Neighbors allege Sunset Overlook bias

The Columbia City Council had its first virtual hiccup at Monday night’s meeting.  Prior to the meeting, the council only had a few minor issues...

Severe storm leaves damage behind

A strong storm rolled through Monroe County and surrounding areas early Wednesday evening, leaving evidence of its power behind. A brief tornado warning was...

Pritzker releases COVID-19 mitigation plan

Gov. JB Pritkzer announced a new mitigation plan focused on combatting a resurgence of coronavirus cases and maintaining the progress the state has made...

COVID cases rise in Monroe County

The coronavirus continued its recent spread in Monroe County, with 32 new cases reported over the past week.  There are 66 cases active in the...

Cameras, new biz and noise in Waterloo

Surveillance cameras for downtown, a new business development near Schnucks and a noise ordinance complaint against a local bar were the highlights from Monday’s...

Hill making mayoral run in Columbia

While much of the attention is placed on the upcoming November election, at least one local resident already has his sights set on a...

Region enters Phase 4

Every region in Illinois is scheduled to move to the fourth phase of the state’s reopening plan Friday, which, barring changes, will bring the...

Six new coronavirus cases reported in Monroe County

Monroe County reported six new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 115. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said...

Waterloo city clerk retires

After 13 years of serving Waterloo, Barb Pace has retired as city clerk. Pace said the decision to step down was mainly due to her...