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Waterloo Park District gets splash pad grant

Gov. JB Pritkzer announced the recipients of grants through the state's Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Program on Friday, and one of those...

I-255 lane closures Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the northbound center and right lanes of Interstate 255 at milepost 12.4 north of Dupo in St. Clair...

County OKs balanced budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved its budget for fiscal year 2020, which began Dec. 1 and ends Nov. 30.  The county is projecting...

Waterloo OKs tax levy increase

With two aldermen voting against, the Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved an ordinance levying slightly more  taxes for the current fiscal year...

City mulling future of Waterloo Commons

The Waterloo City Council is deciding whether to extend the length of a business district created as part of the relocation of Schnucks several...

Columbia trail issue revived

The Gedern Village Homeowners Association on Monday night renewed its interest in the stretch of an abandoned railroad track right-of-way in Columbia that has...

Democrat running for county board

Democrat Duane Langhorst announced Monday that he is running to replace outgoing Republican Bob Elmore on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners.  Barring a primary...

County briefed on new budget

Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board began with a request by outgoing Monroe County Assessment Board of Review member Daniel Schumer asking why...

Columbia drafting cannabis zoning

The future of a possible cannabis dispensary in Columbia took a step forward at Tuesday's city council committee meeting. Columbia Director of Community Development Scott...

Officials mulling cannabis

As Waterloo and Columbia take steps to decide whether they will allow adult-use recreational marijuana businesses in their towns, other local governments are also...

Waterloo weighs in on weed

After hearing from residents on the issue during a public hearing last Tuesday, the Waterloo planning and ordinance committees voted 5-3 on Monday for...

Wedding venue zoning request tabled

A request to rezone a barn wedding venue in the 1400 block of Centerville Road in rural Columbia and the five-acre land parcel it...
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