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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...

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...
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