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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...

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...
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