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Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the pandemic continues to change daily life for...

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 be reopened...

Republic-Times wins state awards

The Republic-Times newspaper, covering Monroe County and surrounding areas for 130 years, was announced this week as the winner of more state awards from...

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 County are...

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

Monroe County health officials reported a fourth positive coronavirus case on Saturday. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said it is a woman...

Gov. Pritzker’s stay at home order

Below are the specifics of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker's stay at home order issued Friday, March 20. All first responders, emergency management personnel, law enforcement...

County talks coronavirus effect

The final hour of Monday’s Monroe County Board meeting was devoted to the coronavirus, with the board approving two measures related to the virus...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

Scheibe aims to keep county safe

The Monroe County Board recently promoted a familiar person to a new position in county government.  Former Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Kevin...

Wednesday night gas leak in Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded along with city workers to the area near the Amoco gas station on South Market Street shortly after 7:30...

Columbia development vote tabled

Those on hand to hear the fate of a proposed development near the Country Crossings subdivision in Columbia must wait two more weeks for...

Monroe County among best places to save money in Illinois

Saving can be difficult depending on factors like income, cost of living, purchasing power and taxes.  In its annual study, SmartAsset, a New York financial...