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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...

Waterloo OKs SRO; AD resigns

The Waterloo School Board unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Waterloo City Council on Monday that provides for a school resource officer for...

Prairie du Rocher plans future

The future of Prairie du Rocher is uncertain, but citizens and local leaders are working to make sure one of the oldest communities begun...

Waterloo among safest cities in Illinois

Waterloo is once again among the safest cities in Illinois, according to a national trade association. The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked...

Setback for Sunset Overlook

The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court ruled last Tuesday against Sunset Overlook, upholding an earlier ruling by Judge Julia Gomric in Monroe County Circuit...

Fausz replacements appointed

During a special meeting on Friday, the Monroe County Board appointed two people to fill two of the three positions held by Mike Fausz.  The...

Gardner is new chamber head

The business community in Waterloo has a new member, as Candace Gardner started Monday as the executive director of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.  “We...

Fausz retiring from county

In 1981, the Monroe County assessor’s office was in what Mike Fausz described as “turmoil.”  The assessor at that time was under fire because he...

County moves on road projects

The Monroe County Board approved two road improvement projects at its meeting on Tuesday.   Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger provided details on the projects....

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...
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