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Healthy housing market in Monroe County

A new study from SmartAsset.com ranks the healthiest housing markets in Illinois,  with both Columbia and Waterloo at or near the top of the...

Coronavirus case at Waterloo Burger King; regional reopening plan unveiled

Monroe County is up to 83 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday, one of which is an employee at Burger King in Waterloo....

I-255 ramp closures in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the ramps from Route 15 westbound to I-255 southbound and from I-255 northbound to Route 15...

County, Oak Hill talk COVID

The coronavirus pandemic was a main point of discussion during Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board. The meeting was held in public session at...

Coronavirus maintains its grip: 74 cases, 11 deaths in county

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 74 positive cases and 11 deaths in Monroe County, with much of the attention placed on local senior...

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 governments.  With many...

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 to the...

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 Americans filing...

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. The changes include...

Knobloch joins county board

A familiar face has returned to Monroe County government. During its meeting last Wednesday night, the Monroe County Republican Central Committee recommended to Monroe County...

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

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

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 chairman Bob Elmore met from his...