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Columbia residents urged to revisit electric aggregation

The city of Columbia is recommending residents review the electric rates offered through the city’s electric aggregation program. “The city established the electric aggregation program...

Plew crowned Queen; Halleran is Little Miss

As if a request were put in for the perfect weather to usher in the Monroe County Fair, Mother Nature delivered with cool temperatures...

Columbia streetscape project wins grant

Projects in Columbia and Millstadt were among those approved recently for grants through the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT announced a nearly $36 million investment...

I-255 pavement repairs in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane restrictions will be encountered along northbound and southbound Interstate 255 from Route 157 to Route 15 in...

Monroe County voters select candidates for November

With no contested primary races for any of the county's elected positions, local voter turnout for Tuesday's Illinois General Primary Election was expectedly light.  Republicans...

Waterloo wins state award for Solarbration

Waterloo won a state award last week for its hugely successful total solar eclipse viewing party at the Monroe County Fairgrounds back in August. Each...

Gaming revenue rolling in

Five years on from the passage of the Illinois Video Gaming Act, Illinois municipalities and county boards that passed ordinances approving gaming are seeing...

Columbia OKs gaming restrictions

The Columbia City Council at last week’s regular meeting approved changes to the liquor code that will essentially prohibit gaming parlors from opening within...

Waterloo amends liquor code for video gaming

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night voted to amend its liquor code in an effort to more clearly define establishments in regard to...

Boil order lifted in area

A boil order for Illinois American Water customers in Columbia and Waterloo in Monroe County and Millstadt and much of St. Clair County was...

‘Idea Jam’ slated for Jan. 3

Hecker native Dr. Birton Cowden, University of Massachusettes director of new venture development, is returning to Monroe County for another session of sharing ideas...

Large shed fire in old Valmeyer

  Firefighters worked well into Monday morning to contain a large shed fire in old Valmeyer. The shed, and several vehicles stored inside, were completely destroyed. Valmeyer...

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Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Train derailment in Dupo

Photo courtesy of FOX2 News Over a dozen area fire departments and other emergency personnel responded shortly after...

Valmeyer school district responds to Confederate flag controversy

The Valmeyer school district responded after an image of a student displaying a half American/half Confederate flag during a sporting event Wednesday...