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Monroe County Fair canceled

Calling it a "difficult decision," the Monroe County Fair Association announced Tuesday night the cancellation of the 2020 Monroe County Fair due to the...

Bus route change for local riders

To streamline services and meet the changing needs of its customer base, the St. Clair County Transit District announced bus route changes, including one...

Monroe County sends message as state modifies reopening plans

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its meeting on Monday “asking for relief from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois...

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...
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