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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...

New dealership open at former Royal Gate location

A new automotive dealership called Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is currently fully operating and open for business at the former home of Royal...

Roider to be evaluated before trial

Kyle Roider will undergo an evaluation to determine his fitness to stand trial. Judge Julia Gomric said Wednesday afternoon at a pretrial jury docket call...

IDOT announces major I-255 overhaul in 2020

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that one of its first projects under the Rebuild Illinois capital plan will be a complete overhaul...

The highs and lows of cannabis

Local governments throughout the state are starting the process of deciding whether they will allow marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions when the drug becomes...